TROOP 266

Twin Bayou District

Sam Houston Area Council

More Fun, More High Adventure, More Scout-Led

UPCOMING EVENTS


April
4 Troop Meeting, 7:30
5 Committee Meeting,      7:30pm
9 Annual Swim Test (see article on this page for times)
11Troop Meeting, 7:30
18 Troop Meeting, 7:30
21-23 Tubing/Canoe Campout, Guadalupe State Park 
25  Greenbar 6:30  Troop Meeting, 7:30

May
2 Troop Meeting, 7:30
3 Committee Meeting,       7:30pm
5-7 Waterskiing, Palmetto State Park
9 Troop Meeting, 7:30
12-13 Uncampout, Sea Base
16 Court of Honor, 7:30
23  Troop Meeting, 7:30
30  Greenbar 6:30  Troop Meeting, 7:30
 





Eagle Scout Project Page
To support active Eagle Projects go to the Current Eagle Projects webpage.
Below is the presentation given in the  Parent Meeting.  If you have any questions, please contact Matt Ryan at ryanmatt1@gmail.com

SUMMER GLIDER EVENT 

JUNE 3


At the request of the Greenbar, the June  Troop activity  will  be  gliding.  


We will go to the Greater Houston Soaring Association (GHSA) 17109 Hwy 36 W, Wallis, TX 77485;  (979) 478-2323. Their website provides more information about gliding:  https://www.houstonsoaring.org/ 


When: Saturday June 3,  from 8:30 until a time to be determined in the afternoon.   IMPORTANT:   22 flight slots are available. Preference will be given to Scouts ONLY until Thursday MAY 25.  After May 25, siblings and adults can participate and priority will be given based on the date and order of sign up.  


 Participants should bring a bag lunch and bring some money in case we stop.   Everyone should meet at the gliding/soaring airport.


Restrictions:

Riders must weigh under 240 pounds and at least approximately  75 pounds.   The combined weight of rider and pilot cannot exceed  404 pounds.   Riders  must  be mature enough to touch the dual flight controls in the glider -  ONLY UNDER THE INSTRUCTION OF THE CERTIFIED GLIDER PILOT WHO ACCOMPANIES THEM FOR THE DURATION OF THE FLIGHT.  A  GHSA WAIVER FORM must be signed by the rider before the  flight, or by a parent or guardian if the rider is under 18 years of age.  Tall riders (taller than about 6' 3") may find the glider a tight fit.


There will be an opportunity to work on the Aviation Merit Badge.   https://www.meritbadge.org/wiki/images/0/0c/Aviation.pdf


Cost: $60 for Scouts/youth and $90 for adults.   Click this link - 


Please sign up quickly for this fun event by  clicking on this GLIDING EVENT REGISTRATION link.  Click here to download the event ITINERARY AND PERMISSION FORM  .  


Sign up ends very soon.  

Contact  Mr. Ryan (713-494-7002) or Mr. Willcockson (713-839-0141)  with any questions.

New Registration and Payment Method for Campouts
 

 For campouts we are using a new approach to registering for campouts using the West University United Methodist Church's (WUUMC) event pages.  It captures more information, including campout consents, and offers less challenges with payments than PayPal.  The site is straight-forward to use, but if you have challenges please follow these basic steps:

1. Click on the  Register Now link above to sign up and pay.

2. Enter your email contact information to receive a confirmation of payment.

3. Register using the "Continue as Guest" link or, if you are a member of the WUUMC and have an account log in with your ID and password.

4. Follow the instructions and be sure to click on "Add" when shown to have your entries tallied.

5. Answer the Request for Information questions, some are required for each person registered.  One question is your approval of Troop waiver provisions.

6. Review your payment summary and make a payment using a credit card or choosing to pay by check or cash.  

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Sparkman at mdsparkman@icloud.com.

 
TROOP PHOTO PAGE ADDED
 A new page has been added to show a continuous list of photos from scout events.  In the past, photos were added to the home page but would need to be deleted to add room for other, more pertinent troop news.  

Please feel free to visit the page by clicking here or by clicking on the page title in the red navigation bar to the left of each page.

TROOP 266 IS LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD SCOUTS

Would you like to camp, backpack, hike, fish, shoot, sail, kayak, canoe, horseback ride, and cook outdoors? Would you like to serve your community, earn Merit Badges, learn about leadership and make new friends?  Then Boy Scout Troop 266 is just for you! 


For more info about joining Troop 266, please contact Scoutmaster Matt Ryan at ryanmatt1@gmail.com


Important Notice 
Please click here to read about the 2016 Rank Requirement Changes or go to the 2016 BSA Change in Rank Requirements page listed in the red bar to the left of every page.