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!
Anual Troop Recharter
It’s that time of year again! Troop 287 Recharters every year in March. All information (including phone number, address, emergency contact, medical records, etc.) on hand must be up-to-date and all fees must be paid on time. The total recharter fee is $25.50 and dues fee is $36.00, for a total of $61.50. The recharter fee is higher than last year. Remember that BSA announced an increase in their annual membership fee from $15.00 to $24.00 effective January 1, 2014. The additional $1.50 is the cost of the BSA insurance. All recharter fees must be turned in to the Troop Treasurer by 1 March and ALL dues (Scouts only) must be turned in by 1 April. Please check with Troop Treasurer Mr. Glen Devers before 8:15 pm at Troop meetings or email him at Pilgrim5@yahoo.com
2014 Summer Camp
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.
Camp Tonkawa is nestled under huge Oak trees in southern Taylor County, TX. Located about twelve miles south-southwest of Abilene and about four miles west of Buffalo Gap. The camp is on FM89 next to Abilene State Park. The camp has a swimming pool, waterfront, horses, a climbing tower, the Frances Rea COPE course, and many more traditional program areas. A full Aquatics program, rifle, shotgun, and archery ranges are available. Camp Tonkawa also provides some unique Merit Badges such as Auto Mechanics, Robotics, Electronics, and Welding. More information on Merit Badge offerings and any additional Merit Badge costs will be available in early 2014 and will be added to the Trail Sign. Question about Summer Camp should be directed to Mr. Dennis Duffey, Outdoor Activities Coordinator email@example.com
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.