When We Meet

Troop Meetings
  Tuesdays 7:00 p.m.
PLC Meetings
  2nd Tuesday of the Month 6:00 p.m.
Committee Meetings
  3rd Monday of the Month 6:30 p.m.

All meetings are normally held at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 2800 Trimmier Road, Killeen, TX  76542

 

Hot News

2014 Summer Camp Information

Troop 287 will attend Summer Camp at Camp Tonkawa located just outside Abilene TX, approximately 175 miles from Killeen. The cost of Summer Camp will be $250 per Scout. Payments may be made to scout accounts at any time however payment in full must be made by 20 May 2014.  Questions about Summer Camp should be directed to Mr. Dennis Duffey, Outdoor Activities Coordinator dduffey@centurylink.net

The Summer Camp Parent Information Letter to include the packing list can be downloaded here:

http://www.troop287killeen.org/SharedFiles/Download.aspx?pageid=172&mid=248&fileid=202

A map of Camp Tonkawa can be downloaded here:

http://www.troop287killeen.org/SharedFiles/Download.aspx?pageid=172&mid=248&fileid=201

Camperships are available! Scouts must have participated in fund-raising or service project activities in order to be eligible for a campership. Download a copy of the application http://www.troop287killeen.org/campership-application.aspx and submit a copy to the Committee Chair or Scoutmaster.


US Flag Presentation to Troop 287

When Assistant Scoutmaster Jim Wicker came back from Iraq, he brought a US Flag for the the Troop.  The flag was officially flown over Iraq for Troop 287 by the 15th Military Intelligence Battalion (Aerial Exploitation) on February 16, 2011 as part of Operation New Dawn.

The historian for the Troop is charged with gathering and preserving troop photographs, news stories, trophies, flags, scrapbooks, awards and other memorabilia.  Historian Xavier C-W framed the flag and certificate to be preserved as part of Troop 287 history.  Great job, Xavier!


 

 

Welcome

Welcome to the fun and adventure of Scouting and membership in Troop 287! The following tidbits tell you a little about us.

History:

Troop 287 was founded in 1961 and is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Killeen. It has been a continually active Troop stressing the purposes of the Boy Scouts of America. which are the development of CITIZENSHIP, CHARACTER, and FITNESS. Our program is designed to achieve these purposes and is diverse. The program intends to challenge your son while enabling him to learn and grow at his pace. Scouting is not a just a boy activity; rather it is, and will continue to be a family affair. You are invited to be an active participant in his experience. Your support is important to your son and can be accomplish in many ways. You can be a Merit Badge Counselor, serve on the Troop Committee, be an Assistant Scoutmaster, or simply go camping with us.  You are always welcome at Troop meetings.

Outings:

If you take the OUTING out of Scouting, nothing remains. Troop 287 puts the OUTING in Scouting in a big way. There are monthly campouts lasting Friday to Sunday. Eagle Scout projects, caroling at Christmas time. and other activities. So, as you can see, we keep the OUTING in Scouting.

Contact:

 

Mrs. Brooke Toland

 ibtoland@hot.rr.com

 

Mr. Gordon Plumlee

gordonplumlee@aol.com