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February: Caving Campout

Here’s the Caving Permission Slip. Please print it out and bring it to the Troop meeting. This is separate from the reservation form.

Scouts will journey to the center of the earth! Or at least explore what lies beneath the canyon lands of Longhorn Cavern State Park. An experienced guide will lead us on a speleo-adventure through caves and caverns where you crawl, slide, and climb through small spaces and into large chambers.

Be prepared to get dirty and maybe even soaked.

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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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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

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