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Harvey Recovery Workday at Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary

Posted on Sep 20 2017 - 3:37pm

Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary in West Houston is an 18-acre wooded preserve along Rummel Creek.  The sanctuary was impacted by flooding and needs help with the following tasks on Saturday September 23.  We will meet at the sanctuary at 9am for this conservation project.

Photography Merit Badge Class

Posted on Sep 20 2017 - 3:36pm

Those who started the photography merit badge on June 14 have some photo projects to complete.  The requirements can be found here.  You now need to complete requirements #4, 5, 6 and 7.  Also, note that 1b requires you to show your current cyber chip certificate to the counselor.  You can earn the Cyber Chip appropriate for your age at this website.  The Cyber Chip is also a requirement for both Scout and Star ranks.  We covered a lot of material in the class.  An outline of the MB class is available here.  The slideshow presentation is available here.  Please let Mr. Teel know if you have any questions.

Wood Badge Training - March 2018

Posted on Sep 20 2017 - 3:36pm

Wood Badge is the premier adult leader training program in Scouting. The program highlights personal and unit level leadership development with courses in team building, problem-solving, communication, conflict resolution, and many other useful skills. These skills can be taken directly back to packs, troops, ships, crews and teams to help leaders guide youth in dynamic Scouting programs. Wood Badge is a fun, challenging and inspirational Scouting experience for all leaders who wish to improve their leadership skills both within and outside of scouting.  It is a great course and a lot of fun.  For more information and to register please follow this link.

Troop 825 Library

Posted on Sep 20 2017 - 3:34pm

Ethan Schutt is our new Troop Librarian.  We have merit badge books and more to lend to our members.  Check out instructions and a full inventory of our current holdings are in the binder at the shelves.  Ethan asks that anyone having books that may be useful or enjoyable for another scout please consider donating them to the Troop 825 Library. These may be scouting books (e.g., merit badge books, handbooks, guides, etc) or just novels or other materials that other scouts would enjoy.  Please provide donations to Ethan so that he can log them in the inventory and properly shelve them in the library. 

Merit Badges and Rank Advancement

Posted on Sep 20 2017 - 3:33pm

As we start a new year it is worth emphasizing again that each scout is responsible for his own advancement.  Adults simply work with youth leaders to create an environment where the scouts can learn through doing and thereby expand their horizons.  A Scout should contact the scoutmaster if he is interested in a particular merit badge.   Scouts should also ask a Star Scout or above or an adult leader to test and inital handbooks for Scout rank - 1st Class requirements.  Scouts also need to return completed blue cards to the scoutmaster for his signature once the merit badge counselor has signed the card.  After the Scoutmaster has signed the blue card, the Scout then turns the card into the Advancement Chairman, Mr. Schutt.  Scouts also need to show their initialled handbooks to Mr. Schutt on a regular basis so that we know that requirements have been met and these can be reported to the BSA.  We want to make sure that all of the Scouts' experience is recognized and we can only do this if the Scouts properly report that their journey for a particular award as complete.  Our troop tries to follow the BSA Guide to Advancement so this is the resource that we run to if there are any questions.

Register now for NYLT!

Posted on Sep 20 2017 - 3:21pm
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an action-packed leadership course designed for Boy Scouts and Venturers. During the six days of NYLT, youth are challenged to develop leadership skills through teambuilding activities, games, and practical application. Graduates return to their home units to continue their growth and deliver the promise of the youth-led unit. Registration is now open for Winter NYLT, to be held at Bovay Scout Ranch on December 26-31. To learn requirements and more about NYLT, please click here. To register for the 2017 Winter NYLT course, click here.

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