Welcome to Troop 928

Monthly Outings: Troop 928 has a year-round outings program planned by the Scouts. In addition to our monthly overnight adventures, the Scouts may plan hikes or other activities throughout the school year. Our outings are primarily designed to provide fun, new skills, plus opportunities for advancement and merit badge achievement. To see a list of our planned outings and summer trips, check out the Upcoming Events section on the right, or visit our troop calendar.

Weekly Meetings: Troop 928 holds weekly meetings at White's Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake, TX. Meetings are Mondays from 7:00pm-8:30pm, throughout the school year. Please refer to the Upcoming Events to the right for meeting dates. 

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” - Colin Powell  

To contact the Troop, please use the Contact Us link to the left. To unsubscribe from Troop emails, click unsubscribe. To locate a Scouting unit near you, click BSA Locator To learn about the new all-girls BSA Troop at White’s Chapel UMC, click Troop1928.org.

Alamo, Sea World and USS Lexington

Posted on Nov 6 2019 - 11:19am

Start: Jan 18, 2018 - 8:30am

End: Jan 20, 2018 - 5:00pm

Event Details: Alamo, Sea World and USS Lexington

January’s campout is going to take us to three different great locations. The first stop on Saturday will be The Alamo where we will take a self-guided tour of this historic venue with your adult driver. Next, we will go to Sea World in San Antonio where we will have dinner and take a behind the scene tour of the park during the evening. Our Saturday tour will end at the shark enclosure where we will spend the night on the floor in front of the shark tanks. Sunday we will get up early and learn about the Bottlenose dolphins, enjoy a breakfast and then feed the Sea Lions and touch the Stingrays. We will depart Sea World and then travel to Corpus Christi for lunch before go aboard the USS Lexington where you will be able to tour this historic Aircraft Carrier, go on a history scavenger hunt and spend the night in the crew bunks. The USS Lexington now has two escape rooms that are available for a $35.00 per person admission. These need to be booked 30 days before our arrival. If you are interested in this adventure, please go to the separate USS Lexington Escape room sign up page on the troop website. On Monday morning we will depart the ship after breakfast and morning colors. This is a great 3-day 2-night trip that will take place during the 3-day Martin Luther King holiday weekend.

USS Lexington Escape Room information

Cost: Scouts $210.00 / Parents $155.00, the Escape room adventure is an additional $35 per person.

Includes: All travel, accommodations, and meals for scouts. Scouts will want to bring additional money for souvenirs and snacks.

Transportation: Will be provided by the parents attending the trip.

Accommodations: Both Sea World and the Lexington will have separate sleeping areas for any Moms who want to make the trip.

We are limited to a maximum of 50 boys and 10 adults for this event due to Sea World’s sleepover limit.

The USS Lexington portion of the signup fee which is $55.00 is nonrefundable after Nov 18th unless someone else signs up to take your place. This is due to the payment policy of the USS Lexington.

DEADLINE for guaranteed signups is November 18th. Any signups after that date will be on space availability at the USS Lexington. Since this is a holiday weekend there are a limited number of spaces available. To guarantee your spot sign up as soon as possible.

Departing 9:00 am Saturday Jan 18th, Returning approx. 5:00 pm Monday Jan 20th

2020 Fees & Membership Drive

Posted on Nov 6 2019 - 12:11am

At our September parent meeting, we mentioned that the BSA planned to raise national fees due to a rise in insurance costs. Last week the BSA announced Scouts fees will be $60 in 2020. This is a $27 increase (2019 fee was $33). There is a $15 district fee to cover insurance. 

After reviewing our troop finances, we recommend a $140 Scout membership fee for 2020. This is a $20 increase over last year.  

The adult membership fee will be $51 for 2020. BSA nationals dictated a $3 increase to $36, plus the $15 district insurance fee. We incorrectly quoted the adult dues in our last email. If you already paid your adult fees (as of 11/5), we will reach out to reconcile your account in the future. 

 The Scouting year mirrors the calendar year, so membership runs from January – December. This means it is time to re-register. All existing members (Scouts and adults) need to pay 2020 dues by November 15. 

 Please use the registration/payment option on the site to rejoin the troop. 

How to access your personal progress

Posted on Oct 19 2019 - 11:48am

Did you know that your Scouting accomplishments are detailed in a personal progress report? Your report provides a list of completed merit badges, your current rank, plus a list of the requirements you've completed toward your next rank. Check out your progress now: 

  • Click on Troop Roster in the Menu down the lefthand side of the page.
  • Then click on Scouts.
  • Find your name and click on it.
  • Click on the rank next to your name. (Your rank will be in parenthesis.)

Longhorn Council 100th Anniversary Camporee

Posted on Oct 19 2019 - 11:48am

Longhorn Council 100th Anniversary Camporee

It seems a bit early to sign up for a November Campout however, to get the 100th anniversary patch we need to do just that.

Come join the entire Longhorn Council in a celebration of Texas Scouting at the Texas Motor Speedway.

Where: Texas Motor Speedway
What: Council Camporee
Depart: Nov 8 - 6PM Meet at White's Chapel
Return: Nov 10 - Approx Noon
Cost: $55 pp (Includes t-shirt, patch, and the Camporee events!)

See the attached flyer for more information on the event.

Becoming a Den Chief

Posted on Sep 13 2019 - 3:31pm

Interested in Learning More About Becoming a Den Chief?

What's a Den Chief?

A den chief is a Boy Scout who assists a Cub Scout den leader or Webelos Scout den leader at den meetings, pack meetings, and other events. He’s a ready source of games, songs, skits, and skills, and he encourages the boys in their advancement.

“His presence adds another important asset. He can tell them about Boy Scouting, with its outdoor activities, trips, summer camp, and opportunities for advancement. When it’s time for them to move up to a Webelos Scout den or a Boy Scout troop, his example and encouragement can help them decide to make that transition."

A Den Chief is a Troop Leadership position. Spots are open up now for the school year. If you are at least 13 years old or 1st Class and above and interested in a Den Position, please contact Jim Etheridge, Den Chief Coordinator for Troop 928.  jletheridge@troop928.org

Merit Badge counselor information

Posted on Jun 7 2019 - 11:09pm

We made a large number of Merit Badge counselor updates. I encourage all Scouts to click on the Merit Badge Resources link to review the current Merit Badge Counselor list in order to determine the current counselor for your area of interest.

Parents we are always looking for volunteers. We would love to add you to the list of Merit Badge Counselors if your vocation or hobby matches a Merit Badge. Our biggest needs are Camping, Hiking, Environmental Science, Orienteering, and then any Merit Badge for which we have either one or no counselors.

Please contact me if you have any questions regarding the Merit Badge counselor updates. (click on "read more" to see name and email FF )

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