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Plano Troop 1000 Open House

Calling all 4th and 5th graders! Come meet Troop 1000 at our Open House.

Date: Monday, Oct. 29*

Time: 7:30pm

Place: Resurrection Lutheran Church, 1919 Independence Pkwy., Plano, 75075 (Park and Independence)

Questions? Contact us at info@t1000.org.

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October Campout: Pioneering

The October Campout will be at Hickory Hills Hideaway in East Texas from October 19-21. The campout will focus on Pioneering Skills and it’ll be lots of fun. Webelos boys are welcome to join with a parent! Please fill out this Pioneering Campout Permission Slip and return it in its own envelope with cash in small bills.

Also here’s information about Circle Ten Xperience in November and the Circle 10 Xperience permission slip. Due to reservation requirements, we need to collect the money and permission slips early.

We’re collecting money/permission slips for both next week at the October Money Monday, October 15th.  It’s very important that the Scouts turn in the money/permission slips for each campout separately to avoid confusion and mixing up of money.

We have an Open House coming up. You’re welcome to attend!

Webelos, please RSVP to info@T1000.org if you would like to attend either event or both.

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Boy Scout Emergency Preparedness Badge Night

Boy Scout Emergency Preparedness Badge Night
When: October 10, 2018

Where: Plano’s Emergency Operations Center

The City of Plano Department of Emergency Management offers a twice-yearly session for Scouts. Those who participate receive a certificate that acknowledges their participation and the parts of the certificate that are covered in our program: 2A&C, 6ABC, 7, 8ABC, 9B of the Emergency Preparedness merit badge.

Contact Judith Aubrey (juditha@plano.gov)

Availability for up to 30 scouts. Sign up now.

https://www.plano.gov/3293/Boy-Scout-Emergency-Preparedness-Badge

Yes, this is a Troop-approved Merit Badge class.

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Summer Camp

We had a great time at Summer Camp! When it’s time to start thinking about the next one, we’ll post updates here.

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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)

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Troop 1000 Monthly Themes

Month Theme Merit Badge Program Patrol
January Troop Skills N/A PLC
February Caving / Geology Caving / Geology Hornets
March Nuclear Science Nuclear Science Chiefs
April Cooking Cooking Silver Foxes
May Aquatics Aquatics Bald Eagles
June Summer Camp Individual-based Hornets
July Hiking/Backpacking Hiking/Backpacking Chiefs
August Patrol Campouts N/A Silver Foxes
September First Aid / WRFA Emergency Prep Bald Eagles
October Pioneering Pioneering Hornets
November Shooting Sports Shooting Sports Chiefs
December Winter Camp / Holidays Individual-based Silver Foxes

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Eagle Palm Changes

Bryan Wendell, BSA Senior Editor and author of the “Bryan on Scouting” blog site has published major changes in the way Scouts earn Eagle Palms. These modifications go into effect on August 1, 2017. For a complete read, please see the post on how Scouts can earn Eagle Palms.

Here are some highlights:

Background: Eagle Palms are presented to Scouts who earn merit badges beyond the 21 required for the Eagle Scout rank.

The changes better align Eagle Palm requirements with the needs of Scouts, particularly those who are approaching their 17th or 18th birthdays. The BSA National Scouting Subcommittee has eliminated several possible impediments to receiving recognition for continuing Scout learning.

All earned Palms may be instantly awarded to new Eagle Scouts at their Court of Honor. Two other major revisions are eliminating Palm boards of review and broadening the definition of “active participation.”

Here’s what’s changing…

  • A new Eagle Scout can instantly receive, along with his Eagle medal, all Palms he has earned for merit badges beyond the 21 for Eagle, completed before he became an Eagle Scout.
  • After becoming an Eagle Scout and receiving the Palms already earned, additional Palms may be earned by completing the revised requirements, including the three months’ tenure between awarding each Palm.
  • The three-month tenure requirement has been expanded to allow active participation in any BSA program — not just in his the troop and patrol.
  • The leadership requirement has been broadened to include “accepting responsibility” and “demonstrating leadership.”
  • The Eagle Palm board of review has been removed, based on the fact that Palms aren’t ranks. A unit leader conference will be considered sufficient and may be conducted at any time during the 3-month tenure.

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How to get Tweets from @Troop1000

Fast Follow from Twitter. Receive Tweets from @Troop1000 on your phone even if you don’t have a Twitter account or use it. This is a simple way for us to get information out in real-time. Just text follow Troop1000 to 40404.

Tell Twitter to be quiet. Turn text messages on or off by sending on or off to 40404. To stop getting Troop1000 tweets, text off @troop1000 to 40404.

Keep up with the latest Tweet. If you text Get Troop1000, the most recent Tweet will be sent to your phone.

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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.

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