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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.

OA Ordeal Dates

Posted on Sep 25 2017 - 11:53am

Order of the Arrow Ordeal

For those members of Troop 838 who were called out at Camporee, you have another chance to complete your Ordeal on the weekend of Oct 6 - 8.

Youth Protection Training (YPT)

Posted on Sep 25 2017 - 8:09am

Face-to-Face YPT Training Opportunity:

Manuel Vasquez will be offering Face-to-Face YPT Training this Wednesday (9/27/17) at 6:30 pm at the Pack 800 Scout Hut located at 4143 Killion Drive, Dallas, TX 75229. This location is just off of Midway Road along the north side of Walnut Hill Elementary.

Youth Protection Training (YPT) is part of the BSA method to provide a safe environment for our scouts.  All registered adult leaders are required to take the YPT course online or face-to-face every two years.  Additionally, ALL adults, even those that are not registered leaders, planning to attend any extended stay camp such as Summer Camp, Winter Camp, or other high adventure trek must complete face-to-face training per Texas State Law.  The following links are useful:

Online Training (you must create an account)  https://my.scouting.org
Face-to-Face Training Locations and Dates:  http://bp.myscoutlink.com/YouthProtectionTraining.html

Please take a moment to check the status of your YPT training.  Please forward a PDF of your current YPT Certificate or card to Rob Harshaw at rharshaw@heads-up.com<mailto:rharshaw@heads-up.com> for the troop’s records.

Camping Tips

Posted on Sep 25 2017 - 8:09am

We have added a new page to the Website: Camping Tips. Each week, new tips will be posted to this page to help share useful information related to camping, scouting and other outdoor activities. Be on the lookout for new information and refer back to this page to see the tip archive: https://www.troop838.com/node/11321

Next Troop Meeting - Sunday, October 1, 2017

Posted on Sep 25 2017 - 8:00am

Our next troop meeting will take place on Sunday, October 1, 2017 in the usual place - Sweeney Hall - and at the regular time - 7pm.  

Troop 838 - Newest Eagle Scout - Robert Roseman

Posted on Sep 22 2017 - 2:30pm

On September 21, 2017, Robert Roseman became Troop 838's newest Eagle Scout.  Robert is Troop 838's 5th Eagle for 2017.  Please take a moment to congratulate him on earning this rank when you see him.

Brazos River Canoeing Adventure - November 10-12, 2017

Posted on Sep 21 2017 - 9:44pm

Registration for this campout closes on September 25. Please sign up today if you are going to attend.

Something new this year. Taking a little float trip down the Brazos River!!!