Troop 421 Receives District Unit Popcorn Sales Award

Troop 421 receives the 2015-2016 Most Improved Unit Sales Award at the Armadillo District Popcorn Kickoff, Saturday August 20th.

Presenting the award to Troop 421 is Michelle Raymond, 2015 Armadillo District Popcorn Kernel and of Troop 9, Austin, Texas.

Noah receives award on behalf of troop 421.
Noah receiving award on behalf of Troop 421

Popcorn sales kick off in August with proceeds benefitting Scouts and Scouting. Troop 421 will be participating in Show and Sell activities soon. New this year, Scouts receive a 50% commission for online sales starting August 26th.

Honor Scouts at Austin’s Park and Pizza

Congratulations to our Troop 421 Honor Scouts!

Honor Scouts showed their dedication this past year by attending all Troop campouts, clean-ups and service events.

On Friday April 15th, honor scouts went to Austin’s Park and Pizza for a small party.

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Logan, David, Grayson, Andrew, Niko, Max, and Robert in a dramatic pose.
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Honor scout go-kart competition.

 

Kasey receives Eagle Scout Rank

Congratulations to Kasey Currey for receiving Eagle Scout rank!

On January 31st Kasey had his Eagle Court of Honor on Scout Sunday at Covenant United Methodist Church. Kasey also awarded Mr. Cannary (left) with a Scout Mentor service award.

Kasey Currey and his mentor Mac Cannary.
Kasey Currey and his mentor Mac Cannary.

 

Scout Sunday Observance, Kasey Currey Eagle Court of Honor – Jan. 31

A Scout is Reverent: Scout Sunday Observance, Kasey Currey Eagle Court of Honor – Jan. 31

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The Boy Scouts of America designates the Sunday that falls before February 8 (Scouting Anniversary Day) as Scout Sunday, which is the primary date to recognize the contributions of young people and adults to Scouting.

This year, Troop 421 is observing Scout Sunday on January 31st.

This year is also very special because we have the honor of celebrating our newest Eagle Scout, Kasey Currey, after the Scout Sunday program.

“I’m having my Eagle Ceremony on January 31. I would like to invite you to join me if you can. I will be having the ceremony at the Covenant United Methodist Church on Duval Road. My scouting troop and the church will be having Scout Sunday during the 11:15 service. There will be a small brunch afterwards and the Eagle program will start at 1 pm. I hope to see you there.” – Kasey Curry

University of Scouting is January 23, 2016

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Who: All registered Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity and Venturing Leaders
What: Supplemental Scouting training at all levels, led by the most creative and experienced Scouters from all over Austin
Where: ACC Eastview Campus, 3401 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX 78702
Why: Every Scout Deserves an Educated Leader!
When: Saturday January 23, 2016, 8am – 4pm

http://bsacac.org/training/supplemental/u_of_scouting

Come for the morning or all day – Over 100 classes in 5 different “colleges” – Dozens of new classes this year – Sign up for anything that interests you, from Weird Science to Dutch Oven Cooking to Skits & Songs, to…

Courses: http://bsacac.org/my_files/uos_2016_course_list_v1.pdf

There are some big changes cooking for UoS in 2016! This year we move to a new home at ACC’s fabulous Eastview Campus, a beautiful small campus in central Austin. It features modern classrooms, lots of close-in parking, and a huge auditorium. We are also proud to offer UoS with a new low fee of just $10! Finally, we’re not ready to announce details yet, but UoS will also offer a completely new and different approach to lunch. Come check out the changes and see what is exciting and new at UoS 2016!

Complete the toughest requirement for your Adult Square Knot in just one day!

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Palmetto State Park Reopens for a campout

        Last weekend, on Dec. 4-6 Troop 421 visited the newly reopened Palmetto State Park. We are one of the first scout troops to have had a campout there since the October Central Texas flooding. The park had been closed for about 2 months, but now visitors are welcome to camp there.

The scouts from left to right are Grayson, Andrew, David, Ty, Max, Joe, Johnny, and Robert.
The scouts from left to right are Grayson, Andrew, David, Ty, Max, Joe, Johnny, and Robert.

Summer Camp 2016 General Information

SUMMER CAMP 2016
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Where: Camp Constantin located on Possum Kingdom Lake northwest of Mineral Wells & Ft. Worth, TX. – Circle 10 Council, approx. 4 hours from Austin – Possum Hollow campsite

When: June 19 to June 25

Available activities: 50+ merit badges (4 day program)

  • First year camper program
  • Water Odyssey program (14 yrs. & older)
  • Mile swim, BSA Lifeguard, snorkeling, and boating
  • Mountain biking available

Annual BSA Health & Medical Record, Parts A, B, & C are required for every Scout and Scouter staying at camp PLUS Texas Youth Protection for all Scouters (plus current a BSA YPT)

Camp Cost: youth $260, adult $155 – final payment due by May 4

  • First payment of $50 per scout due by January 4
  • Second payment of $100 per scout due by March 7
  • Third payment of $110 due by April 25

Additional travel costs: TBD

Merit badge/program sign up: TBD

All campsites have canvas wall tents on wood platforms (2 persons per tent)

All meals served in dining hall, cafeteria style

Side trip on 6/25 to BSA HQ in Arlington, TX. before arrival in Austin

More information about Camp Constantin here!