When We Meet

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

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

 

Hot News

03 Mar:  Mowing and or Shed Repair at Saint Christopher’s Church; 8:00-10:00am; Service hour requirement for Scout Rank; Parent must be present to permit Scouts to operate equipment.

 

06 Mar:  Class A Uniform, 1st Tuesday of month; Patrol activities- Family Campout planning /menus;       Last day to sign-up for campout.

Location:  Normal meeting Saint Christopher’s, 7:00-8:15pm.

 

9-11 Mar- Family Campout, Meet at St Christopher’s, Friday 9 March, 6:00pm;  

Location:   Camp Finlayson, Old Copperas Cove Rd, Fort Hood, TX 76544                                                      (Clarke Road Exit to West Fort Hood)

 

11 Mar- Michael Crispin’s “Eagle Court of Honor”, 2:00pm (following Family Campout)

Location: Yettie Polk Park, 101 S Davis Street, Belton TX 76513

 

13 Mar- Patrol activities- Dutch Oven; Stove; Trail Meal cooking.

Friends of Scouting donations must be completed

Location:  Normal meeting Saint Christopher’s, 7:00-8:15pm.

 

03 Mar:  Mowing and or Shed Repair at Saint Christopher’s Church; 8:00-10:00am; Service hour requirement for Scout Rank; Parent must be present to permit Scouts to operate equipment.

 

06 Mar:  Class A Uniform, 1st Tuesday of month; Patrol activities- Family Campout planning /menus;       Last day to sign-up for campout.

Location:  Normal meeting Saint Christopher’s, 7:00-8:15pm.

 

19 Mar- Patrol Leaders Committee Meeting, 6:00 pm; Adult Committee Meeting, 7:00 pm;

Location:  Normal meeting Saint Christopher’s.

 

20 Mar:  Patrol activities- Dutch Oven; Stove; Trail Meal cooking.

Location:  Normal meeting Saint Christopher’s, 7:00-8:15pm.

 

27 Mar:  Patrol activities- Dutch Oven; Stove; Trail Meal cooking. 1st Payment Summer camp ($100.00).

Location:  Tentatively Lions Club Park- to be confirmed.

 

03 Apr:  Class A Uniform, 1st Tuesday of month; patrol activities;

Location:  Normal meeting Saint Christopher’s, 7:00-8:15pm.

 

07 Apr:  Mowing at Saint Christopher’s Church; 800-10:00am; Service hour requirement for Scout Rank; Parent must be present to permit Scouts to operate equipment.

 

10 Apr:  Parent Summer Camp Meeting; Patrol activities TBD.

Location:  Normal meeting Saint Christopher’s, 7:00-8:15pm.

 

Summer Camp: There will be a Parent Summer Camp Meeting 10 April.  Plan early. Summer Camp is   17-23 June; Camp Hale Colorado; a “Current” Medical Exam is required for ALL Scouts and Adult Volunteers / ASMs, due 31 May 2018.  Cost of Camp is $265.00; 1st payment $100.00 to reserve spot due 27th March (nonrefundable); last payment is due 01 May 2018. The FIRST 8 adults that commit to ATTENDING summer camp will have their full fees paid. ALL Adults must have current Youth Protection Training (YPT) at attend Summer Camp. 

 

16 Apr:  Patrol Leaders Committee Meeting, 6:00 pm; Adult Committee Meeting, 7:00 pm;

Location:  Normal meeting Saint Christopher’s.

 

17 Apr: Patrol Activities;

Location:  Normal meeting Saint Christopher’s, 7:00-8:15pm.


20-22 April- Hornaday Medal / Merit Badge Camp

Hornaday Weekend Spring 2018

4/20/2018 6pm thru 4/22/2017 11:55 a.m.

We will attend as a troop, but you must register individually. 

$90 per scout              $40 per adult                 $55 per Leave No Trace Trainer Class (16 hours)

 

Registration open from 2/1/2018 - 4/15/2018

 Register Here for Hornaday Weekend

Medical forms will be collected at check-in.  Bring a copy of your current Medical Form Parts A&B.

Scouts must have at least one adult on site during the entire weekend.

The Lost Pines Camp is a pack-in camp.  No vehicles allowed.  Be prepared to pack in gear.


Summer Camp - Camp Hale June 17-23, 2018

For scouts planning to attend Summer Camp, this would be a good time to start placing funds in your scout account.

Summer camp can cost between $200 - $225.

Camp Hale Home Page


Parent Volunteers Needed:

·       Adult Patrol Advisors- Mike Overholser (Scoutmaster) is looking for two (2) more Adult Patrol advisors

·       Equipment Committee Chair position/s- See Mike Overholser and or Chuck Lauer (Committee Chair)

·       Summer Camp Adult Volunteers:  Drivers, Adult Patrol Advisors, ASMs, and or Parent Volunteers; ALL Adults must have a current Medical Exam and Youth Protection Training (YPT).  

 

Re-charter Registration Fees:  (March to April 2018) $35.50; annual dues $36.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:

 

Mr. Chuck Lauer

clauer2@hot.rr.com

Mr. Mike Overholser

mike.overholser.tx@gmail.com