Welcome to Troop 845

We are the Boy Scouts of America Troop 845 in Coppell, TX, chartered by Coppell Bible Fellowship. We are a Scout Troop with a Christian focus, our troop number comes from Psalm 84:5 "Blessed is the man whose strength is in the Lord.."

Our Troop cheer is "We Are Troop Eight-Four-Five, We Are Blessed!"

We meet on Sunday evenings at 5:00 pm at the church and invite you to visit and learn more about us.


Recharter and Committee Meeting - New Day: Thursday, December 7 @ 7pm

Posted by fsaenz on Dec 5 2023 - 6:45pm
I need to move our monthly meeting from this evening (12/5) to Thursday (12/7) at the same time.  My apologies for the last minute change, however, I would like to encourage everyone to try to attend the meeting.  We will hold our regular round-table but the focus will be recharter. Recharter is an annual process that covers two important requirements for the Troop: (1) it registers our Troop and its members with BSA and (2) it funds the Troop for the next year.  

Please Volunteer for Christmas Under the Oaks!!

Posted by khoffman on Nov 29 2023 - 3:49pm

Howdy Troop 845!

Coppell Bible Fellowship will be having their annual Christmas Under the Oaks celebration on December 3rd.  They would appreciate if we could please have our Scouts and Scouters help build and supervise the fires they are using for roasting marshmallows.  Yes, this does count toward service hours :)

Mr. Jones will be leading this as I will be out of town.

Please sign up today!  Boy Scout Troop 845, Coppell TX | Christmas Under the Oaks

Yours in Scouting,

Keith Hoffman

Scoutmaster - Troop 845

Troop Leadership Applications Due November 26

Posted by khoffman on Nov 7 2023 - 9:16pm

Hi Scouts!

It's already time to be thinking about electing our new leadership team.  I encourage all of our Scouts to fill in a leadership application.  However, I do require that all of our First Class, Star, and Life Scouts please turn in an application as leadership is required for advancement for each of those ranks.  

Here is a link to a website which helps explain each leadership role: EVERY Boy Scout Troop Leadership Position Explained ⚜️ (scoutsmarts.com)

Here is the link to the application: Leadership Application and Position Descriptons

Please turn these in at the November 26 meeting since that is the last meeting we'll have before the elections on December 10th. If you are unable to attend the November 26 meeting you can scan the completed form (including the Scout's signature as well as the Parent's signature) and email it to me at hoffmankeith@hotmail.com

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Vicksburg National Battlefield Park

Posted by khoffman on Nov 4 2023 - 6:42pm


Please join us for a campout to visit the Vicksburg National Battle field. We will be camping at a nearby Boy Scout Troop campground "Camp Wilkerson". We will get to hike the battle field while we learn more about this historic site. This will count towards Citizenship in the Nation requirement 2a & d.

We will leave CBF at 8:30 AM Saturday January 13th and return Monday (MLK holiday) in the late afternoon. More details soon.  Please sign up by January 5 , 2024.

Sign Up Here: Boy Scout Troop 845, Coppell TX | Vicksburg National Battlefield Park

This is from the website; Anxious for a quick victory, Grant made a hasty reconnaissance of the Vicksburg defenses and ordered an assault. Of his three corps, however, only one was in proper position to make the attack Sherman's corps along the Graveyard Road, northeast of Vicksburg. Early on the morning of May 19, Union artillery opened fire and bombarded the Confederate works with solid shot and shell.

With lines neatly dressed and their battle flags blowing in the breeze above them, Sherman's troops surged across the rugged terrain at 2:00 p.m., through abatis (obstructions of felled trees) laid out by the Confederates, toward Stockade Redan. Although the men of the 1st Battalion, 13th United States Infantry, planted their colors on the exterior slope of Stockade Redan (a powerful Confederate fort which guarded the road), the attack was repulsed with Federal losses numbering 1,000 men. The 13th US Infantry, still in existance today, proudly uses the motto "First at Vicksburg."

You can read more here. basicinfo.htm

Sign up Now for Fort Cavasos (aka Fort Hood) Campout

Posted by khoffman on Nov 1 2023 - 10:07am

Troop 229 will be hosting Troop 845 to help break in a newly built camp site as well as do some cool activities on the base. The activity this time around is still a surprise but past activities have been:

  • Tour the mobile artillery, learn how it all operates, and then get a chance to operate the cannon
  • Learn about the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team (EOD), try out the bomb disposal suits, use metal detectors to find mines, and operate the bomb disposal robots

This is always a fun trip!  

Sign up here: https://troop845.org/node/4733

Cost: $25/person


CBF October Fair - Service Opportunity (10/28)

Posted by khoffman on Nov 1 2023 - 10:06am

HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who helped out!   Everyone did a fantastic job and I think we truly showed our appreciation to Coppell Bible Fellowship for being our Charter Org.   Well done everyone!!