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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.

 

Fall Court of Honor & 10th Year Anniversary Extravaganza – Sunday September 26th!!

Posted by pharris on Sep 16 2021 - 8:24pm

Our Fall Court of Honor will be held on the afternoon of Sunday, September 26th 4PM-630PM. The COH will be held at the Coppell Farmers Market in the pavilion. Dinner will be catered by Babe's Chicken, cost is $20.00 per person.

What makes this CoH extra special is that we will also be marking the Troop’s 10th year anniversary!!  Come celebrate with us!

You can pay by following this link: fall-21-court-of-honor-10th-year-anniversa-tickets-78286 

Please make your payments by 6PM Thursday the 23rd so that we can give an accurate head count to the caterer. 

 

Note:  Please bring lawn / camp chairs for everyone in your group. 

 

 

September 17-19 Caving Campout Innerspace Caverns

Posted by pharris on Sep 13 2021 - 2:57pm

We will meet at CBF at 5:30 PM to load trailers. Everyone should eat prior to arrival at CBF, we will try to leave by 6:00 PM. We will travel in class A uniform I recommend you wear your class B under your uniform so you can switch to class B when we arrive at camp. Scouts should bring their 10 essentials and scout handbook. In addition to caving we will be camped near a small lake scouts may bring fishing equipment if they want to fish. 

 

Everyone attending must complete the COVID Parent Transport form and the COVID Screening and Statement form attached. In addition parents must complete the WCT Waiver form to be able to participate in the tour(s). PLEASE PRINT AND COMPLETE THESE DOCUMENTS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL AT CBF THIS FRIDAY. 

World Friendship Fund Collection

Posted by pharris on Sep 9 2021 - 9:39pm
 
 
Dear Troop 845,
 
As part of the International Spirit Award (that I am currently working on) I need to complete a World Friendship Fund collection.  You might be thinking, "What is the World Friendship Fund?".  Here's an explanation:
 

Through the World Friendship Fund, voluntary contributions of Scouts and leaders are transformed into cooperative projects that help Scouting associations in other countries to strengthen and extend their Scouting programs. The World Friendship Fund gives members of the Boy Scouts of America a good-turn opportunity to help fellow Scouts who are in need of their support. It teaches Scouts that Scouting is global. Since the inception of the World Friendship Fund, American Scouts and leaders have voluntarily donated more than $11 million to the fund.

The World Friendship Fund was developed during the closing days of World War II. At that time, there was a great need to rebuild Scouting in those nations that had been wrecked by war and were just emerging from the shadows of totalitarianism.

Over the years, this fund has provided Scouts from around the world the opportunity to expand the Scouting Movement. Collected contributions are used to assist developing National Scout Organizations (NSO). Any NSO that is recognized by the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WSOM) can submit a grant request for projects to enhance their growing organization. Every February, May, and October the USFIS committee reviews these grant requests.

If you would like to contribute to this fund, please bring your donations (of any size) to the meeting next Sunday, September 12th.  You can also contribute online at this link.  Your contribution to the World Friendship Fund helps make a difference by strengthening and extending programs in developing NSOs and ensuring that the dream of Lord Baden-Powell is realized all over the world.  Thank you for your consideration.

Yours in Scouting,

John Paul Jacob

 

A Scout is Helpful

Posted by fsaenz on Sep 8 2021 - 8:18am

As we resume activities, so do the opportunities to volunteer in our community.  Below are several events that are coming-up where our help is requested; please take a look at the dates/times and consider signing-up if you’re available:

A couple of notes: Events in red need more volunteers. Participation at CBF events does not earn service hours, but it does earn Scout Coins.  Taking part in at least one flag route is a requirement for participation in the Scout Coin Auction. If you’re not attending the Kayaking campout this month, please consider signing-up for the Cub Scout Recruiting Bike Rodeo.

Are you a Merit Badge Counselor?

Posted by fsaenz on Sep 8 2021 - 8:18am
    
  
A merit badge counselor is one of the coolest jobs in Scouting. These volunteers introduce Scouts to a topic about which they are passionate and knowledgeable of.  At the very least, a MB badge counselor helps a young person earn a merit badge and get one step closer to the next rank; and at the most, a MB counselor introduces a young person to a subject that could become a lifelong hobby or career.  
New rules introduced this year require MB counselors to:
Even if you were previously signed-up as a MB counselor, you must complete the above to continue working with the Scouts.  If you are interested, please complete the above forms and send them to Judith Jacob or Francisco Saenz via email; or drop them off at this Sunday’s meeting.  Want to know more?  Here’s some further reading about MB counseling. Want to know even more? Please reach out to one of our MB Coordinators, Neil Fernandes or Anthony Curran, for more information.

Northern Tier Autumn Adeventure (9/18 - 9/22)

Posted by fsaenz on Sep 8 2021 - 8:17am

Northern Tier is the premier Scouts BSA experience for canoeing and winter camping. Our Troop has a crew going this month (from Sat 9/18 to Wed 9/22) on an Autumn Canoe Trek and there’s still a couple of spots available.  If you’re interested in attending this High-Adventure campout, please contact Mr Damuth as soon as possible for details and requirements.