Boy Scout 
Troop 147
 Azle, Texas

Building Eagle Scouts in 
Azle, Texas


Troop Committee Meeting

Posted by Lindsay Foster on November 25, 2012 at 9:10 PM

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


Categories: Committee

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