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Troop 147
 Azle, Texas

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Azle, Texas


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Summer Camp Packing List

Posted by Lindsay Foster on June 23, 2014 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (1)


❏ Class A “Field” Uniform – including neckerchief and slide

❏ 10 Essentials (Page 264 or HERE)

❏ Swim trunks & towel

❏ Cot or Foam pad/Ground cloth

❏ Sleeping bag or bedroll

❏ Pillow

❏ Spending money including money for Merit Badge classes (if required)

❏ Class B (Troop t-shirt or Scout event t-shirt) shirts

❏ Shorts

❏ Long pants (required for some activities)

❏ Socks

❏ Underwear

❏ Rain coat/poncho

❏ Baseball cap or hat

❏ Water shoes (NOT flip flops or shower shoes)

❏ Day pack (school back pack)

❏ 2 Water bottles

❏ Flashlight with extra batteries

❏ Non-aerosol sunscreen

❏ Non-aerosol bug spray

❏ Personal toiletries and deodorant (non-aerosol and no “body spray”;)

❏ Footlocker with lock (copy of key OR combination to be turned in to SM or ASM)


• PRESCRIPTION DRUGS - Must be in the ORIGINAL prescription container with instructions and labeled with Scout’s name. Send ONLY enough for the week – not the entire month’s supply please.

• NON-PRESCRIPTION DRUGS - Must be in the ORIGIAL container with instructions and labeled with Scout’s name.


• There will be no cell phones or electronics (iPods, MP3/MP4 players, handheld gaming devices, etc.) unless the Merit Badge calls for it.

• If a phone call needs to be made, Troop Leadership (SM, ASM) or another adult will contact parents regarding any emergencies.

Remind101 Troop 147 Text Messaging Service

Posted by Lindsay Foster on March 13, 2014 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

One place to get texts for your Troop 147 information. New text messaging service will allow the troop to text your phone with reminders, times, etc. It's a one way service so responses are not accepted. Scouts may also join. This service is used by many teachers and schools to provide communication with parents, guardians and students.

Silver Star Merit Badge College Info

Posted by Lindsay Foster on January 26, 2014 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

For those who are attending Silver Star Merit Badge College on February 8 and February 22, MB Counselors just received class lists this morning. Please watch your email for important information regarding requirements that may need to be completed prior to the start of MB College or items that youth should bring with them.

MANDATORY Parent Meeting

Posted by Lindsay Foster on June 26, 2013 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

We will have a mandatory parent meeting on Monday, July 1, 2013, at 7:30 pm in the Scout Hut.

At this meeting we will hand out packing/gear lists, the trip itinerary, physical forms, the mandatory State of Colorado form that must be filled out with the physical form, etc. We will be available to answer any questions you may have.

Julie Geho - Committee Secretary

Marcey Martin - Committee Chairman

AQUATIC SCHOOL (A-School) Equipment List

Posted by Lindsay Foster on June 26, 2013 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

If your son is registered for A-School, you can find the equipment list, etc on this website. I sent it to everyone in the troop thinking we might have some boys NEXT year that want to attend! I'll have copies of this information with me at Monday night's parent meeting. PLEASE make sure I give you a copy. My brain is pretty frazzled this time of year, and more than usual with a kid graduating and preparing for college.

- Marcey Martin

Summer Camp Packing (HELP) List

Posted by Lindsay Foster on June 26, 2013 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

At our parents meeting next Monday night, Julie will be handing out the gear lists for this Summer Camp trip. I thought I'd send a couple of pictures out for clarification and give you a little more time to find a couple of the big items. For this year's trip they will need a footlocker AND a backpack. I've attached pictures of each of these items. The footlocker can be purchased at Academy (that's where I got the picture) and it's $35. They sell a similar version at Walmart in the Automotive Department for less money, but it's not always easy to find. The primary requirements are that it's big enough to store your Scout's stuff, it's weather resistant, it can be closed and it can be locked. No wheels! Some of us have an extra lying around from previous years and will loan them out. I have one that Jonna isn't using this Summer that I will loan out to a responsible Scout. Since it will most likely be going to A&M with her in the Fall, we do need it returned in good shape.


As for the backpack, we always have some confusion over what that really is. The one they carry to school is called a "day pack" in Scouts. That's not big enough for a backpack for this trip. They need a pack with a frame that is big enough to carry camping gear and equipment. These can be reasonably priced or very expensive. Again, we have several that we can loan out from the Troop if your Scout will need one. We need to know ASAP so we can fit them with one.


We'll cover everything else at our meeting Monday night. Parents, if you have anything you can loan to another Scout, please let me know so we can help everyone who needs it. Remember, this meeting is mandatory if your Scout is going with us to Colorado this Summer! If you have your medical forms filled out, please bring them with you that night. We will gladly answer any questions. I will have all of the Scout accounts updated. If you have a question about your Scout account before that night, give me a call.

Marcey Martin

T147 Youth Leadership (Spring-Fall 2013)

Posted by Lindsay Foster on March 12, 2013 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Troop 147's new Scout Leaders!

Senior Patrol Leader- David Snook

Assistant Senior Patrol Leader- Casey Martin

Scribe- Jim Darden

Quartermaster- Jeremy Snook

Wolf Patrol Leader- Christian Nelson

Wolf APL- Alex Lujan

Spartan Patrol Leader- Zach Bryan

Spartan APL- Gunnar Motlagh

Zeus Patrol Leader- Dylan Penwell

Zeus APL- Jeremy Snook

Redneck Patrol Leader- Alston Limerick

Redneck APL- ?

Your first Patrol Leader Committee (PLC) meeting is tomorrow, Wednedsay, March 13, at 7 pm in the Scout Hut. It is imperative that David, Casey, Jim, Jeremy, Christian, Zach, Dylan & Alston be there. If Christian, Zach, Dylan or Alston cannot be present they MUST call their APL and have him be there.

Spring Break Campout Information

Posted by Lindsay Foster on March 12, 2013 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (1)

Spring Break Campout

Leave- Friday, March 15th

We will meet at the Church at 6:30 pm

Due to the State Park getting rid of the campsites we normally use.... we are having to camp in the Primitive Area.

This means a couple things. We will not have easy access to the trailer (stove).

We will have adults with boats, that hopfully will agree to load everyone and their gear and take them to the campsites. The campsites do have lake access so this can be a fun new experience.

We can take the protable stove and camp stoves with us so no one will go hungry.

Scouts DO NEED to pack lightly just like they would if backpacking.

As new info comes available, I will let you all know.


Troop Committee Meeting

Posted by Lindsay Foster on November 25, 2012 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Summer Camp 2013

Reservations for San Isabel Scout Ranch have been made for July 21 through 27, 2013. The reasons given for scheduling a summer camp so late are:


  • School is not released until the first week of June for many of our Scouts' districts
  • The second week of June is Staff Development week for Scouts who are working summer camp
  • The third and fourth weeks of June and first week of July are summer camp for Longhorn Council and many of our eligible Scouts wish to serve on staff
  • The third week of July is Aquatic School and many of our eligible Scouts wish to participate
Cowboy Santas Community Service Opportunity
Scouts who are ages 14 and up may come and assist with packing on the following dates:
  • Monday, December 10 from 6-8 PM
  • Saturday, December 22 from 10 AM - 2 PM (IF NEEDED)
There may also be an opportunity to assist The Ranch (104.1) radio station with Cowboy Santas toy collection at Ridgmar Mall on Saturday, December 15th from 12 PM to 6PM. This is pending. More information to be provided soon. Julie Geho is checking on this.

Salvation Army Bell Ringer Community Service Opportunity
More information to be provided soon. Charlie Martin is checking on this.

Azle Parade of Lights
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Schedule for the day:
9:00 AM All Scouts to report to Martin Trucking Enterprises (Boyd, TX) to assemble the float
3:00 PM Complete float decoration
4:00 PM Line up for parade at Rock Elementary School
5:00 PM Parade to follow Tree Lighting Event
8:00 PM APPROXIMATELY Scouts will be dismissed following dissembling of the parade float.

  • Scouts should provide three (3) cans of nonperishable canned goods for the float display to donate to the Community Caring Center.
  • Scouts should provide one (1) bag of hard candy or chocolate to distribute on the parade route.
  • Scouts may bring various decoration items such as lights, decorations, garland, wrapping paper, etc. that they may not miss if the item is not returned.
Theme of the parade is "Hometown Christmas" and the theme of Troop 147's entry is "Charity begins at home..." and will feature various charitable ways in which the Boy Scouts assist the community. 

Twin Arrows/National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) Courses
Twin Arrows upcoming courses were discussed. There was much discussion regarding whether Scouts who would be aging out should be encouraged to attend this training. The overall feeling was that the training would benefit these Scouts even if they were unable to provide immediate and lasting leadership to the Troop and that they should be encouraged to attend. A list of interested Scouts was discussed and three were chosen to fill the three reserved slots in the December 2012 course. It was further discussed and decided that Troop 147 should reserve a minimum of two (2) and possibly three (3) spots in all upcoming courses so that additional Scouts might take advantage of Twin Arrows training. This training will be encouraged for our current Scouts and a wait list within the Troop will be developed for up and coming Scouts. To this end, we will reserve two to three spots for the 2013 Spring Break NYLT course.

Aquatic School 2013
Aquatic School was discussed. This will be held July 15-21, 2013 at Worth Ranch. There are at least three (3) Scouts interested in taking this course and names were taken regarding this leadership training opportunity.

Christmas Campout 2012
Christmas Campout was discussed. Drop off time for Scouts will be 9 AM on Saturday morning. It has been a YPT issue for Scouts to arrive on Friday night and to eliminate this conflict, only Saturday arrivals will be allowed. Dinner will be at 3 PM and will feature 2 deep fried turkeys and 1 smoked turkey and 2 hams. Committee members will provide two (2) gifts not to exceed $20 total in cost for the boys' Chinese gift exchange. There are still room for stocking stuffers. Interested parties should contact Angel Unger or Marcey Martin. Please RSVP via email or text to Marcey Martin with total number in your family that will be attending.

2013 Activities Calendar
Based on the Scouts' requests, the following calendar of activities was set for the 2013 calendar year. Exact dates may be found on the Troop Calendar

January 2013 Granbury/Dinosaur State Park Backpacking
February 2013 Sid Richardson Scout Ranch Survival Campout
March 2013 Athens, TX Fishing/Freshwater Fish Hatchery
April 2013 Fort Worth, TX Camporee
May 2013 Sid Richardson Scout Ranch Rock Climbing
June 2013 Location TBD Shooting Sports
July 2013 Colorado - San Isabel Scout Ranch Summer Camp
August 2013 Sid Richardson Scout Ranch Kayaking/Canoeing/Sailing
September 2013 Irving, TX SCUBA/National Scout Museum
October 2013 Austin, TX Capitol Area Tour
November 2013 Wichita Mountains Bouldering
December 2013 Camp Sandy Christmas Campout

Additional 2013 Dates:
April 8, 2013 Spring Court of Honor
April 11-13, 2013 Texas Motor Speedway fundraiser
May 4, 2013 OA Ordeal - SR2
May 18, 2013 OA Ordeal - TAH
June 7-8, 2013 Texas Motor Speedway fundraiser
August 12, 2013 Summer Court of Honor
November 1-3, 2013 Texas Motor Speedway fundraiser
December 7, 2013 Azle Parade of Lights

2013 Troop Committee Officers
The following slate of officers was proposed and approved at the meeting.

Committee Chair Marcey Martin
Treasurer Teresa Gonzales
Secretary Julie Geho
Assistant to the Secretary Crystal Hillier
Scoutmaster Charlie Martin
Advancement Chair Kim Allen
Fundraising Chair Lindsay Foster


Election Results

Posted by Lindsay Foster on September 8, 2012 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to our new Troop Leaders! Thank you to all the boys who ran for election. It is never easy to get up in front of everyone and give a speech.

Senior Patrol Leader- Christian N.

Scribe- John G.

Quartermaster- Mac F.

Wolf Patrol Leader- Dillon H.

Spartan Patrol Leader- Alston L.

Zeus Patrol Leader- David S.


Christian Nelson- Senior Patrol Leader (SPL)

Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL)

Spartan Patrol: Alston L. (Patrol Leader), Josh A., Devin H., Gunnar M.

Zeus Patrol: David S. (Patrol Leader), Gordon B., Mac F., DJ H., Kade L., Dylan P.

Wolf Patrol: Dillon H. (Patrol Leader), Zach B., Travis C., John G., Cody S.

Redneck Patrol: James B., Phillip B., Casey M., Wesley M., Trebor M., Colton U.

Nathan, Joe, Alex and Jeremy were not at Scouts when Patrols were realigned. They will be put into a Patrol at the next meeting they attend.