Chartered by Messiah Lutheran Church, Plano TX
Welcome to Troop 198 chartered by Messiah Lutheran Church in Plano TX
History and Leadership
Our troop is a little over 16 years old chartered by Messiah Lutheran Church in Plano, TX. We currently have approximately 35 registered Scouts. The Scouts are supported by many adults, including 6 Assistant Scoutmasters, all trained, several having earned the Eagle Scout Rank and most being Woodbadge-trained.
Our troop camps monthly, with activities, merit badge classes and service projects during the year, culminating with a week-long summer camp. Last Summer we went to Ben Delatour Scout Ranch in Colorado and Camp Trevor Rees-Jones in Athens, TX. Previous summer camps have included Camp Kia Kima in Arkansas and Philmont Scout Ranch, Camp Daniel Boone in North Carolina, Slippery Falls and Camp Hale in Oklahoma, San Isabel Scout Ranch and Ben Delatour Scout Camps in Colorado, Buffalo Trails Scout Ranch in far West Texas, and Lewis and Clark Scout Camp in South Dakota. We look for Summer Camps which offer a diverse program to meet the needs of both the younger and older scouts including a strong "Trail to First Class" program for the newest scouts, Merit Badges for the middle ages, and a Medium to High Adventure program for the older scouts. We alternate between a local camp in even years and a more distant experience in the odd years. We also participate in Winter Camp at Camp Trevor Rees-Jones, Athens, TX.
The Troop is actively involved in High Adventure. We are planning on attending a high adventure camp in 2016. In 2014, we went to Philmont in New Mexico. In 2012, we sent crews to Sea Base in Florida and to Philmont. In 2010, we sent 2 crews to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. In 2009, two of our scouts went to Philmont with the council contingent. In 2008 we sent a crew on a backpacking trip in the interior of Alaska.
The troop plans a theme each month that focuses on a Scouting Theme. This is incorporated into troop meetings, campouts and other activities. Recent Themes have included Canoeing, Orienteering, Pioneering, and Fire Building. It is the responsibility of each patrol to do their part in planning and performing each part of the program.
Troop 198 will be an opportunity-rich, character-building, fun place in line with the Scout Oath and Law.
Troop 198 will train for success, build character in all activities, provide opportunities for advancement, have fun, and communicate well.
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