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Welcome to Troop 845

We are the Boy Scouts of America Troop 845 in Coppell, Texas, chartered by Coppell Bible Fellowship. We are a troop with a Christian focus, our troop number comes from Psalm 84:5 "Blessed is the man whose strength is in the Lord.."

Our Troop cheer is "We Are Troop Eight-Four-Five, We Are Blessed!"

We meet on Sunday evenings at 5:00 pm at the church and invite you to visit and learn more about us.

 

Last Meeting Before Summer Break: Troop Leadership Elections and Pool Party! (June 5th)

Posted by fsaenz on May 27 2022 - 12:32am

Our last meeting (6/5) before the Summer break will be held at The CORE in Coppell from 4pm - 6pm. At this meeting we will celebrate the beginning of Summer with a pool party! The Troop will cover the entrance fee and will provide drinks, treats, and snacks.  Please wear your activity shirt and swim shorts and be ready to have some fun!

 

Very important: during this meeting we will also hold Troop elections for our next set of Scout leaders.  Please make every effort to attend so you can have a say on who will lead the Troop for the next six months. The troop will be filling the following leadership positions: Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader(s), General Instruction, Quartermaster, Patrol Leader (4), Librarian, Scribe, OA Representative, Historian, and Den Chief(s). 

Scouts interested in applying must submit an application to Mr. Alvar by this Sunday (5/29). Leadership Application is attached.

Flags: Memorial Day Holiday (5/28 and 6/18)

Posted by fsaenz on May 27 2022 - 12:32am

The first flag event this season starts this weekend with the Memorial Day Holiday:

Please register to help on one of these events if you're available. We need at least two adult drivers that can carry flags in their vehicles; add a note in your registration if you can carry flags in your vehicle. Please contact Mr. Todd Margaitis at toddthg@aol.com or at 817-896-7035 for more information.

Remember that helping in these events is a requirement to participate in the Scout Coin Auction next year.

Credit Card Payments Temporarily Disabled

Posted by fsaenz on May 20 2022 - 12:36am

We are in the process of upgrading the backend that processes credit card transactions for the Troop; during this time we won't be able to accept credit card payments.  Please reach out to our Treasurer (treasurer@troop845.org) if you have to make a payment and need to use a credit card.  Apologies for the inconvenience.

Health Forms Due

Posted by pharris on Apr 28 2022 - 10:11am

BSA Health Forms (A, B, & C) DUE.

  • This is a fillable PDF file so you can store it on your computer and easily update.
  • NO EMAILED forms will be accepted. (Due to HIPPA and internet security, only hard copies will be accepted.)
  • Turn in your Health Forms into Advancement during any June troop meeting. There will be a folder for your scout/adult to put it into.
  • PLEASE NOTE FORM C requires a doctor’s signature. All scouts and adults attending events and camps longer than 72 hours are required to obtain a pre-participation physical. This is must be obtained each year. If you are not attending summer or winter camp, you only need to turn in Forms A and B.
  • Please provide a copy of your medical insurance card as well. 
  • Adults should provide a copy of their current YPT certification
Please contact Kelly Visentine at kvisentine@yahoo.com if you have any questions.


Camp Rockefeller Summer Camp

Posted by fsaenz on Apr 22 2022 - 12:50am
  

Update 4/20: Event is full and registration is now closed.  If you are still interested we will have to investigate if we can add more participants, not guaranteed, and there will be an additional $25 late fee. Please contact Devin Fernandez for more information.

It is time to sign-up for Summer Camp! We have a new and exciting Summer camp option this year: Camp Rockefeller is a one week camp from June 19-25.  It is located on Gus Blass Scout Reservation (~1hr North of Little Rock) and boasts forests, streams, hills and a lake. Amenities are top-notch.  Large tents rest on concrete platforms.  There is both an Olympic-sized pool and Lake Butler for all of our water sports needs.  Steuri Family Shooting Complex will be open for shooting sports.  A 50-foot climbing wall and indoor STEM complex are also benefits.  The camp employees a full-time chef to plan meals.

Take a look at a video of the camp and sign-up today!

Parents are encouraged to come as adult leaders for all or part of the week.  It is only a 5½ hour drive from DFW.  The camp fees will be $275 per scout and $125 per adult plus additional costs for fuel, travel food etc, we will have the total cost as soon as possible. There will also be a prorated option for adults that cannot stay all week.  There are also 3 Wi-Fi networks at camp for parents to tend to work during the week.  If you have any questions you can contact Mrs. Devin Fernandes.

May Committee Meeting

Posted by fsaenz on Apr 21 2022 - 11:28pm

 

Find out more about all the activities and events coming up this and the next couple of months on Tuesday, May 4th at 7pm at the monthly committee meeting.   We continue to have our meetings over Zoom (info inside this message) to maximize attendance.  Quick reminder: this meeting is open to all adults in our Troop; I hope to see you all there.