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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.

Rechartering - Forms were due December 15, 2014

Posted on Dec 18 2014 - 8:59am

Recharter forms were due December 15, 2014

If you have not turned in your form(s), please do so ASAP. Send your form(s) and payment to Mr. McGowan.

Winter Camp Information - Updated 12/13/14

Posted on Dec 18 2014 - 8:59am

Winter Camp is only a few days away. Here are a few last minute reminders:

  • Merit Badge course registration is now available - please see the attached document for details
  • Make sure that you have submitted your medical forms (parts A, B, and C)
  • If you are signed up for the Cooking merit badge, please get in touch with Mr. Spalding [214.502.7970 / steve@csicoverage.com] or Mr. Dorsey [469.360.4881 / robert.dorsey@wnco.com] to discuss their requirements in helping with the menu, purchase of food and cooking at camp.
  • If you have not signed up but would like to attend, register TODAY and get in touch with Mr. Dorsey to confirm merit badge classes


Please sign up for Winter Camp 2014 on the Troop site ASAP and to be on the lookout for upcoming information about camp.

Service Hour Opportunity - Friday, December 19

Posted on Dec 15 2014 - 9:36pm

Las Posadas is a traditional Hispanic celebration depicting Mary and Joseph’s search for lodging in Bethlehem.  It is most commonly celebrated in Mexico although it is practiced in other countries as well.  While originally a Roman Catholic celebration practiced as a novena (series of nine) each day between December 16 and 24, this tradition is now also widely practiced as a one day event among other denominations and in secular venues.” Persons dressed as Mary and Joseph will be going to door to door in the St. Rita neighborhood asking for a place to stay.  They will be turned down at each door until they make their way to the stable.  The Knights of Columbus will be directing traffic and working with the procession. If you are interested in earning service hours and being a part of this event, please contact Mr. Jackson.  He will coordinate the effort and be on-site at 6:30pm on Friday at the Scout Barn.  

Medical Form Update Request

Posted on Dec 11 2014 - 8:15pm
If you are planning to attend Winter Camp, please make sure that Mr. Reis has your up to date BSA Medical Forms parts A, B, and C.  Part C requires a physical exam which can be completed at a doctor's office or a standalone care center.  If in doubt about a scouts current status, please contact Bob Reis at breis972@sbcglobal.net. 


First Meeting of 2015 - January 4, 2015

Posted on Dec 11 2014 - 8:14pm

Our next regular meeting and first meeting of 2015 will be held on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 7pm in Sweeney Hall.  Let's all attend to start the new year off with a strong first meeting.

Greenbar Election Results

Posted on Dec 11 2014 - 8:14pm

On Sunday, November 30, 2014, the members of Troop 838 elected a new SPL and a new Greenbar has been formed to lead the Troop in the Spring.  Please congratulate these Scouts on their new positions and thank the outgoing Greenbar for their leadership and commitment during the Fall semester.