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Eagle Court of Honor this Sunday

We are proud to announce the Eagle Court of Honor for Thomas (TJ) Baker and Gabriel Lopez. 

Please attend if you are able.  TJ and Gabriel would like to see many Troop 265 scouts that have been alongside them through the years.   Also, many Troop 265 adult leaders have been instrumental to these young men.  Let’s all join in celebration on February 18, 2018 at 1:00 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. 

Remember Scouts, this is a Class A Uniform event.

Troop 265 Welcomes SEVEN new Scouts

Pack 3400 at Rosehill Elementary crossed 7 Webelos over to Troop 265 today. We had a contingent of Troop 265 Scouts there to receive them. It was a mix from Tenderfoot all the way to Eagle.

We’re looking forward to welcoming the new Scouts at their first meeting on February 20th.

Remember! Troop elections will be on the 20th as well. Get cracking on those speeches, candidates!

Mr. Crow
Scoutmaster, Troop 265

PLC / TROOP MEETING TONIGHT!

REMINDER –
Due to next week’s District Awards Dinner on Tuesday we have combined the Troop meeting and PLC meeting tonight at 7:30pm in St. Elizabeth’s Hall.

Andy Crow
Scoutmaster, Troop 265
troop265.net

Chili Bingo Update!

 

  • Turn In Night is Friday.  Please join us at Holy Spirit, St. Elizabeth’s Hall from 6pm-8pm.  Have your money and presorted tickets ready for turn in.  After your scout has turned in they can join the Troop and Pack for ICE-CREAM!

 

 

 

  • During our Troop meeting last night Mr. Crow reiterated to the Scouts that this is a Troop wide event and participation is a must.  

 

  • Saturday please have your scout in Class A uniform and ready to help where needed.

 

  • The same as years past each family please bring a dessert to share.

 

Saturday Schedule:

4:00-5:00 – Finishing touches

5:00-6:30 – Chili Dinner

6:30-8:30 – Bingo

8:30-Finished – Clean-up

Merit Badge Forum This Weekend

Just a reminder that the 2018 Shawnee Trails Merit Badge Forum starts this weekend!
2 days, February 3rd and March 3rd, 2018

Where: Westridge Middle School, 9300 Neiman, Overland Park, KS
When:  7:30am to 12:15pm

Be there by no later than 7:45am to get registered into the Merit Badge Forum and find your classroom. The first class starts at 8am.

The Merit Badge Forum will NOT be providing donuts this year so make sure you have a good breakfast and bring a snack if you need one.

We will be filling out Blue Cards for this Merit Badge Forum at tonight’s meeting so make sure that if you are going to the Merit Badge Forum you are at tonight’s meeting. 7:30pm, St. Elizabeth’s Hall

 

 

Weblos Meet the Troop Night

Next Tuesday is an off night for troop 265, which basically means we do not have our regular troop meeting, but we will have our normal Senior Patrol/Patrol meeting.

We have an opportunity to show our scouting spirit and show off our troop.  Next Tuesday is the Councils annual Weblo Meet the Troop night, which basically means Weblos from all over the council will gather together at the Community Covenant Church to meet all of the council’s boy scout troops.

As you are aware without the Weblos we could not function as a troop and it is a great opportunity for us to advertise ourselves to the council as well as to the Weblos and possibly recruit some new boys from around the area.

The event which is next Tuesday Sept 12, from 6pm – 8pm at the Community Covenant Church (15700 W 87th St Pkwy, Lenexa, KS). https://www.hoac-bsa.org/meet-the-troop-night-2017-09-12

I would like to have a good showing from our Troop.  Our Scout leadership will not be available, so what I am asking is that others from the troop please sign up and show our strength.  This is a Class A event, so everyone please come in full uniform and bring your ropes per last night’s meeting I think the consensus was to show off our knot tying skills, I will make sure we have extras so that if some of the Weblos are interested they learn from you guys.  In addition I would also like it if some adult volunteers please help out. 

Holy Spirit Fun Fair Clean-up

All there is still time to sign up for the Fun Fair Clean-up if you need the service hours.  We would like to have a good showing as a troop, so if you have available the more the merrier.

Next Friday we have the opportunity to show our strength to the church by helping them clean up after their annual Fun Fair.  It is also an opportunity for the boys to earn service hours.  The fun fair begins at 5pm and ends around 9pm next Friday Sept 8.  The church has asked us if we would be willing to come up around 8:30 and help them pick up trash, stack chairs, stack tables, help them load up the games and put the trash cans back in the cafeteria.  So we are looking for volunteers as well as adults willing to come up and help. 

First Troop Meeting of the Year, Tuesday August 15th

  • Class B Uniform
  • Discuss the upcoming year, see the attached Calendar
  1. Solar Eclipse – Aug 21st , See attached worksheet to earn an eclipse patch from the council
  2. Scouting 500 – Sept 22nd – Sept 24th, KS Speedway
  3. Troop 265 Blood Drive – Sept 25th, Holy Spirit??
  4. Fall Court of Honor/Campout – TBD
  5. Weblos Meet the Troops Night – TBD
  • Discuss Troop reorganization
    1. Conduct Patrol Elections
  • Discuss Service Award Opportunities
    1. Troop 265 Blood Drive, Sept 25th
    2. Recycle Extravaganza, Oct 14th, Black & Veatch
  • Holy Spirit Doughnut day, Third Wed of the month, All three masses
  • Review Books/rank advancement post camp with Adults/older boys

Car Wash Fundraiser for Eagle Project

Brandon a 5th year in the troop will be holding a car wash fundraiser for his Eagle Scout Project.  His project is going to be a memorial garden up at Oak Park-Carpenter for a classmate that passed away the summer between 6th and 7th grade. Before constructing can start on the garden itself, we must get proper funding. A car wash fundraiser at the AutoZone at 95th and Antioch on July 29th from 10am-3pm. Pizza will be provided to people who sign up for 2 shifts or more! Drinks will also be provided as well. Please also bring 2 old beach towels so that we can dry off the cars. Even if you can’t sign up for a shift, please try and still bring your car to get washed. Please feel free to spread the word of when and where the car wash is to your friends.

Sign-up link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090F4BA9AD2CA0F49-carwash 

HRB – Scout Camp Day 9

The camp is quiet. Our skit for closing night campfire was fun and totally concepted by the boys. Ask them about the “other” Troop 265 when they get home. 

Great crop of Merit Badges this year.  We had quite a few scouts finish all of their Merit Badges. We have 2 new Life Scouts, a new Tenderfoot, and 1 new Eagle Palm.

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