Welcome to One Grand Troop of Plano, Texas!

Where would you like to go?

Permanent link to this article: http://t1000.org/welcome-to-t1000

iFly STEM flights

iFly Indoor Skydiving is now an approved BSA Scout activity as part of the STEM program. We have a spot reserved for Friday, May 31st from 3:30 to 6 pm. The cost is $45 per scout and is contingent upon us having a minimum of 15 flyers.

The program covers all BSA requirements for the STEM Flight Program, three minutes of flight time (1 minute of acrobatic flight with the flight instructor). Please know that the flight time is based on the average free fall time experienced while doing an actual skydive. This works out to a little over 2 skydives.

This activity is open to Scouts and Scouters in both T1000 and T3000. Mr. Gumm needs to have firm commitments by this Thursday. By committing, you are committing to the financial obligation. Please email Mr. Gumm with parent name, parent email, and Scout name so he can add you to the official flight list and send you additional waiver information.

Permanent link to this article: http://t1000.org/ifly-stem-flights

Summer Camp

The location of this year’s summer camp is Camp Buck Toms in Tennessee from June 8 to 16. The estimated total cost will be $500 (Estimated total cost for The Mountain Man Program for older Scouts is $600). This does not include Trail-to-First Class or Merit Badge fees.

To hold your Scout’s place, please turn in the 2019 Summer Camp RSVP Form along with a $100 deposit and the Merit Badge Selection Form by January 28, 2019.

If you would like to learn more about the camp, visit the Camp Buck Toms website. More information will be sent out as we get closer.

Here’s the Summer Camp 2019 Parent Guide and the Camp Buck Toms Supplemental Medical Form.

Here are useful documents to help prepare for summer camp:

Permanent link to this article: http://t1000.org/summer-camp

Troop 1000 Family Campout Dinner with Alumni

Troop 1000 would like to invite all T1000 alumni to our Family Campout Dinner

Saturday, May 25 at 6:00 PM
Bob Woodruff Park South Pavilion
3840 East Park Blvd
Plano, TX 75074

Scouts, here’s the permission slip for the Family Campout and Court of Honor. Please bring signed Permission Slip and exact Cash to Money Monday, this coming Monday, May 13, 2019.

Bring a chair! Please RSVP at http://evite.me/tcpT3c1m9D

Any questions?  Contact Becky Smith: 214-457-0465.

Permanent link to this article: http://t1000.org/campout

How to Get Timely Updates From Troop 1000

The Troop sends updates to keep families informed. For example, when the Scouts return from a campout, the Troop sends out a notification on their estimated arrival time.

As of June 1, 2019, Troop 1000 will stop sending tweets. We are now using the Remind app for all notices. To get information on how to join the Troop 1000 Remind, please contact Becky Smith.

Permanent link to this article: http://t1000.org/how-to-get-tweets-from-troop1000

Troop 1000 Monthly Themes

Month Theme Merit Badge Program Patrol
January Urban Jungle Home Repairs / Public Health Bald Eagles
February Welding and Trades Welding Hornets
March First Responders Safety / Fire Safety Chiefs
April Fishing Fishing / Fish and Wildlife Silver Foxes
May Cycling Cycling Bald Eagles
June Cinematography Summer Camp Hornets
July Hunters Education Hunters Ed. / Safety Chiefs
August River Camping Kayaking / Canoeing Silver Foxes
September Caving Geology Bald Eagles
October Archaeology Archaeology Hornets
November Technology Electronics / Programming Chiefs
December Holidays Winter Camp PLC

Permanent link to this article: http://t1000.org/monthly-themes

Inclement Weather

Troop 1000 follows PISD’s recommendations when it comes to canceling meetings. When PISD cancels school and after-school events, we will cancel our meeting.

When there is no school, such as Martin Luther King. Jr. holiday, the Troop will make a decision 30 to 60 minutes before a meeting. Then we will send a cancelation notice through Twitter.

If you don’t receive the Twitter notices, this is a good time to do that. You don’t have to be a Twitter user to get the notifications. Here are the instructions on how to get Tweets from Plano @Troop1000.

PISD Inclement Weather Information

Check with one of the following sources of information to obtain accurate information.

Closings for inclement weather are posted on the district’s home page at www.pisd.edu (under the scrolling photos) as soon as the decision to close schools has been made. Notification is also made through the following communication tools in addition to our homepage announcement.

Social media

Messages will immediately be posted to these pages. You do not have to sign up for Facebook or Twitter to view the pages.

Major television stations

  • KDFW – Channel 4;
  • KXAS – Channel 5;
  • WFAA – Channel 8;
  • KTVT – Channel 11,
  • UPN 21;
  • KDAF – WB33,
  • News – Channel 33;
  • Channel 99, Time Warner Cable (PISD Station).

Major radio stations

  • KERA (90.1)
  • KRLD (1080 AM)
  • KVIL (103.7 FM)
  • WBAP (820 AM)

Permanent link to this article: http://t1000.org/inclement-weather

Medical Forms

It is that time of year again to update your son’s and the troop adult medical forms. Please turn in Parts A & B immediately along with a new or updated Troop Medication Forms. You can find the forms at http://t1000.org/medical-forms.

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://t1000.org/new-medical-forms

Clothes Closet

T1000 Clothes Closet is open every month on Money Monday to sell new items, as well as accept and distribute gently used Scout uniforms and equipment.

Here’s the list of Clothes Closet items for sale. We’re now selling socks for $8 a pair. We have a selection of sizes in the crew and ankle lengths. We carry regular and dry-fit t-shirts. Same price.

Clothes closet items for sale

[Click to view larger]

Permanent link to this article: http://t1000.org/clothes-closet