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 6:30 p.m.

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

 

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Annual Health and Medical Record Requirements

Physicals (Parts A, B and C) for summer camp participants are due by May 31st.

Here is a brief description of the annual requirements of the Boy Scouts of America regarding the Health and Medical Record.  If you are in doubt when your scout’s medical forms expire you may contact Tim Roope at timroope@outlook.com to confirm.  This will save the hassle of having to complete the forms in the parking lot before the troop departs for a camping trip.

Part A: Informed Consent, Release Agreement and Authorization

Part B: General Information / Health History

Required for ALL participants (scouts and adults) for basic scouting activities to include weekend camping trips less than 72 hours in duration.

Part B requires specific information on immunizations and when they were administered.  Many people have found the easy solution is to attach a copy of the shot record.  Part B also requires that you attach a photocopy of both sides of the insurance card.

These 2 forms are completed together and must be reviewed and updated annually.  Once changes are made (if any) the form can be re-dated with the current date and will suffice for another year.

Part C:  Pre-Participation Physical

Completed by certified and licensed physicians (MD, DO), nurse practitioners, or physician assistants and valid for 1 year.

Required for all Scouts and Adults who are participating in events over 72 hours in duration.  This includes summer camp and high adventure trips such as Philmont Scout Ranch, Sea Base, Northern Tier, Philmont Training Center and the Summit Bechtel Reserve.

Required for High Adventure Participants

This applies for scouts or adults attending Philmont Scout Ranch, Sea Base, Northern Tier, Philmont Training Center and the Summit Bechtel Reserve.

Each high adventure location has a specific risk advisory for parents and health care providers.  The risk advisory must be downloaded and available for the health care provider at the time of the pre-participation physical.  The advisory can be downloaded at: http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/ahmr.aspx

The last statement on the health care examiner’s certification is that he / she has reviewed the supplemental risk advisory with the scout and parents. 

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. Gordon Plumlee

 gordonplumlee@aol.com

 

Mr. Dennis Duffey

dduffey@centurylink.net