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Welcome to Troop 845

Welcome to BSA Troop 845, located in Coppell, TX, and proudly chartered by Coppell Bible. As a ministry of Coppell Bible our Troop embraces a Christian ethos and are happy to welcome everyone to it.

We draw inspiration, and our number, from Psalm 84:5 "Blessed is the man whose strength is in the Lord." Our troop cheer captures our spirit: "We Are Troop Eight-Four-Five! We Are Blessed!"

Our Troop is highly active, we gather every Sunday evening at 5:00 pm at the church. We warmly welcome you to join us to learn more about our activities and community. Feel free to visit or contact us for additional information at info@troop845.org.

Flags: Flag Day Pick-Up (6/15)

Posted by fsaenz on Jun 13 2024 - 2:15pm
This Saturday we have another flag event: Flag Day Pick-Up. We are still looking for two (2) more adults to sign-up and help. We'll meet at Coppell Town Center at 8:30am as a group to hand out buckets with twist ties, caps, and route sheets then divide up to collect flags from homes, then return of flags to Coppell High School stadium. Please register HERE.
Remember, each scout must volunteer in at least one flag delivery/pickup to participate in Scout Coin auction. Accordingly, the more flag events a Scout participates in, the more Scout coin he earns.

Last Troop Swim Tests for Summer 2024 and August Campout! (6/15)

Posted by fsaenz on Jun 13 2024 - 1:41pm

The last opportunity for scouts and adults to take swim tests is this Saturday June 15th. Sign-up for 1 of 3 sessions:

This test is needed for water activities that occur at summer camp, high adventure camps, and troop campouts, including the first campout of the 2024-2025 Season in August. Both Scouts and Adults need a valid swim test to participate in these activities.  Please reach out to Mr Billingsley for more information.

Training for Scouts: NYLT 2024

Posted by fsaenz on Jun 13 2024 - 1:40pm
THE COURSE: National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed six-day council-level program designed to provide Scouts in troops, crews, and ships with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units and other situations demanding leadership of self and others. The course is designed for Scouts BSA members who are at least 13 years old; are First Class rank or above; and have successfully completed ILST training.

WHAT YOU WILL DO AND LEARN AT NYLT: NYLT: is filled with activities, presentations, challenges, discussions, and camping in a team and model unit environment. Participants learn and practice skills that are valuable at home, church, school, work, and the Scouting unit. Content is delivered in a troop and patrol outdoor setting with an emphasis on immediate application of learning in a fun environment. Interconnecting concepts and work processes are introduced early, built upon, and aided by the use of memory aids, which allows participants to understand and employ leadership skills much faster. These skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.

THE RESULTS: First of all, you will have a lot of fun at NYLT! Activities are built around the idea that Scouting is “a game with a purpose.” You will meet new friends that share your interest in Scouting and in becoming a stronger leader. Participants report that NYLT helped them develop better communication skills, greater ability to coordinate activities and program, increased understanding of the roles and skills of a leader, and many more.

For more information and to sign-up with Circle Ten click HERE.

In-Search-Of: Your Help!

Posted by fsaenz on Jun 13 2024 - 1:40pm

As you can appreciate, managing and sustaining our Troop requires considerable effort to ensure we provide an exceptional program that consistently delivers high-quality events and activities for our Scouts.

 

We are reaching out to all adults and ask to seriously consider volunteering for a position in our Troop in the upcoming 2024-2025 session.

There are many opportunities to help, big and small, just at the meetings, or just at the campouts, or even just from home. Please reach out to the Key-3 leaders to find out the best place to help!  Thank you!!

Apparel Orders

Posted by fsaenz on Jun 13 2024 - 1:40pm
If you are interested in Troop apparel, such as our signature Class-B T845 yellow shirts or other items, please contact Devin Fernandes for more details and to check current availability. Additionally, we are currently considering adding hoodies to our apparel options for the fall and winter seasons. If you would like to express interest in purchasing a hoodie, please reach out to Devin to include your name in a potential order.

Is Your YPT Current?

Posted by fsaenz on Jun 13 2024 - 11:33am

The Troop needs all registered adults whose YPT is expired, or is about to expire, to renew it to be eligible for recharter.

YPT is the most elemental of BSA trainings for all adults, registered and non-registered, must complete in order to participate in any Scouting activity.  YPT is necessary to maintain our Troop status and it's required for all adults that participate in Scouting activities.  Adults with missing or expired YPT are not allowed to attend campouts or any event involving Scouts.

You can take the course online at My.Scouting.org and should only take a little over an hour. Send your completed certificate to training@troop845.org.