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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.

 

Camp Cris Dobbins - 6/26 to 7/4

Posted by pharris on Mar 3 2021 - 8:21pm

We’re excited about the upcoming summer camp season and hope you are able to attend one or more of the many camps offered to Troop 845. One of the best for new boy scouts is Camp Cris Dobbins.

What: Boy Scout Summer camp at Camp Cris Dobbins

When:  Saturday, June 26 to Sunday, July 4

Schedule (tentative):

  • Sat, June, 26: Depart Coppell at 9am and drive to Cimmaron, NM to spend the night.
  • Sun, June, 27: Wake up, visit & tour Philmont and then drive to Camp Cris Dobbins to check-in
  • Monday-Friday: Camp
  • Sat, July 3: Depart Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch, drive to Amarillo and spend the night (discussions to possible visit Palo Duro Canyon)
  • Sun, July 4: Wake up and depart for Coppell. ETA at CBF is approx. 2-3pm

Where:  Camp Cris Dobbins is held at BSA Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch, which is located at 7,000 feet in elevation near the town of Elbert, CO. 

Cost: approx $600-$700 for scouts and adults (paid via monthly installments)

Website: Camp Cris Dobbins 

TROOP MEETING TIME CHANGE

Posted by mivisentine on Mar 3 2021 - 11:06am
Starting this Sunday (3/7/21) we'll go back to our normal meeting time of 5:00-6:30pm.  GracePoint Church was able to address their repairs and won't need to use CBF for their services.  Thank you all for your flexibility.  Troop 845 calendar is updated.
 

Spring Break Merit Badge University

Posted by mivisentine on Mar 3 2021 - 11:02am

In an effort to help support Scouts and families as our communities suspend school and other group programs in response to COVID-19, the Circle Ten Council will be offering Merit Badge programs ONLINE.

THESE SESSIONS ARE OPEN TO ALL SCOUTS IN ALL COUNCILS, NATIONWIDE!

Each session has different time requirements so be sure to carefully note the class times.  

Once registered, Scouts will receive a link to log on; Scouts will use that link each day to access live instruction from a Merit Badge Counselor or other expert in the field.  Session links will be e-mailed no less than 24-hours before your scheduled session.

Each badge session will be provided by a registered Merit Badge Counselor and feature guest presenters from various industries related to the topic.  

BLUE CARDS WILL BE PROVIDED DIGITALLY AFTER THE CLASS IS COMPLETED AND REQUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN RECORDED IN THE SYSTEM.

You can register by following the link: MB UNIVERSITY 

Scout Leadership Training - NYLT

Posted by pharris on Feb 20 2021 - 4:30pm

National Youth Leadership Training or NYLT is available for Spring Break & Summer 2021.  The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what they must KNOW, and what they must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.

It is great leadership traning and is highly recommended for any scout wanting to be ASPL or SPL in our troop.  Requirements:

  • Be First Class rank or higher.
  • Be the minimum age of 13 years old.
  • Have completed the seventh grade.

 Sign up today here.



Swamp Base Trek Final Payment Due

Posted by pharris on Feb 11 2021 - 8:01pm

Three quick updates for you on our trek:

 
  1. Final Payment - our final payment to Swamp Base is due next month.  The remaining cost is $490/person.  Please bring a check to the Troop meeting or pay via SimpleTix no later than February 21st so we can deposit all funds before we cut a check to Swamp Base. (https://troop845.simpletix.com/e/54056)
  2. T-Shirts - with your payment, each participant will receive a Swamp Base “Insect Shield” long sleeve shirt to help keep biting insects away, keep you cool, and prevent sunburn.  Think of these as high performance, breathable wear very similar to our Class B’s.  Please send me your t-shirt sizes by February 21st so I can place our order.  If you’d like to purchase an additional shirt, hat, or Nalgenes, you’re welcome to do so independently at https://www.swampbaseoutfitters.org/trek-gear.  
  3. Swamp Base Warm Up - we are booked for our warm up on Lake Ouachita on May 14-16th.  Please register via the troop website at your earliest convenience as space is limited to 20 participants and I want to make sure you all are on the roster before the rest of the troop signs up.  Turners, I know you guys have a family conflict and will not be able to attend.  Our alternate date did not work out so we need to move forward with this weekend.  I’d encourage you both to get a paddle or two in on Lake Lewisville or Elm Fork before we depart.  You (or anyone else for that matter) are welcome to borrow my canoe for practice.  Just let me know when you need it.

If you have any questions please contact Mr Gieselman
 

 

Camp Cards 2021

Posted by pharris on Feb 11 2021 - 8:01pm
The 2021 Camp Card Season has started!! Camp Cards is one of the many ways for Scouts to raise funds to cover their own activities. The best part is that all sale commissions (50%*) go straight to the Scouts' own Scout Account.  The Troop manages and coordinates the event but does not keep any of the proceeds.  Participation is highly encouraged, our goal is to sell 450 Camp Cards as a Troop!                       

Details

  • Each Camp Card is $10.
  • Camp Cards have ten one-time use coupons; but also, this year they have a code to access several more coupons via a mobile app.
  • You can request ten Camp Cards at a time.
  • You pay only for the Camp Cards you sell; return the unsold ones.
  • You must submit your sales money on or before the meeting of Sunday, April 18th to receive the 50%* commission.
  • IMPORTANT: To receive Camp Cards, a parent/guardian must opt-in their Scout by sending an acknowledgment to campcards@troop845.org.
  • Our Camp Card leader is Mr. Andrew Hascoe, please reach out to him to obtain cards or in case you have questions. You can also visit Circle Ten’s website for more information.
  • BONUS: You can complete one of the requirements (5.) for the Salesmanship Merit Badge when selling Camp Cards!  However, please consult with Mr. Anthony Curran before starting work on this merit badge and confirm the requirement with a Merit Badge counselor.