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Welcome to Troop 838's web site!

Welcome to Troop 838's web site!  If you are not a member of this troop and want information about Troop 838, click on "About Us" in the left margin.  If you want us to contact you, please click on "Contact Us".

We maintain our newsletter, calendar and related files on this site. An automatic summary of changes will be emailed out every 1 or 2 weeks (based on new items) to keep you posted about new or changing activities.  For youth protection reasons, you must be issued a password to access any detailed information about our activities. Click "Getting Started" on the left Menu bar to see a short description of many features on this site.

Scouting Skills Campout - Change in Meeting Time

Posted on Apr 23 2015 - 8:33pm

To accommodate the potentially inclement weather tomorrow, we are adjusting the meeting time for this weekend's campout.  

Please meet at the Scout Barn at 6:00pm. We will leave for the campout at 6:30pm.

Eagle Court of Honor - May 16 - 2-3pm

Posted on Apr 23 2015 - 8:33pm

Troop 838 - Summer Merit Badge Program

Posted on Apr 23 2015 - 8:16pm

2015 Summer Merit Badge Program


This basic program is FREE, but there are fees associated with some third party facilities’ costs and non BSA Instructors. The Kayaking/Whitewater fees may be paid by check (payable to Troop 838) or cash and must be paid in advance to be registered. All other fees MUST be paid in cash at time of participation. 

Sign up for Summer Camp

Posted on Apr 20 2015 - 8:59pm

Update: 4/20/15

Mr. Dorsey is busy registering attendees for merit badge classes. If you have not sent your course preferences to Mr. Dorsey, please complete the form and send it to him. the early Scout registers for the best merit badges--please turn in your form TODAY!

If you plan on swimming at summer camp, you need to attend one of the two swim test sessions in May. Please sign up for one of the sessions today.

May 16: http://www.troop838.com/node/8511

May 23: http://www.troop838.com/node/8510
There are still a limited number spaces available for Summer Camp. Sign up today.

Make sure that you reserve your spot and send in payments according to the following schedule so that you can join the Troop in Colorado this summer.

The payment schedule for this year's summer camp is:

March 4.......$190.....................$150
April 6........190......................150
May 4..........200......................160


Sign up today to reserve your spot:  http://troop838.com/node/7485

Next Troop Meeting - Sunday, May 3, 2015

Posted on Apr 20 2015 - 8:32pm

The next troop meeting is May 3rd. Please attend to participate in the Greenbar elections. Greenbar eligibility info can be found at http://www.troo

Troop 838 Announces "Amnesty for all Outlaw Tents, Coolers and Grubboxes"

Posted on Apr 20 2015 - 8:30pm

Dallas, Texas

On April 20, 2015, the leadership of Troop 838, through a Quartermaster proclomation, announced a new amnesty program for outlaw tents, coolers and grubboxes.  Despite its political sensitivity, Troop 838 believes that granting amnesty to this trouble gear is a way to "do a good turn daily" and ensure future camping opportunities for all.  Dan McAuliffe, Troop 838's quartermaster, spearheaded this idea and stated, "there are a lot of tents, coolers and grubboxes which have lost their way.  They cannot be left out in the cold.  They need a safe Scout Barn as much as the other gear...maybe even more!"  Mr. McAuliffe choked back tears as he continued, "As Scouts and Scouters, we need to do our part to make sure that all gear is cleaned and returned after every campout...how else can we provide a future for new Scouts?"