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Troop 100 Garland's 30th Birthday Bash!

July 27, 2015

Join us on September 5 from 6-9 pm at our troop house in historic downtown Garland for our 30th birthday bash! That's right, Troop 100 turns 30 on September 1 and we're taking the weekend to celebrate!

We are inviting all our alumni from years gone byt to attend, as well as our current scouts and leaders and any interested boys (including all area Cub Scouts) and their parents. It's going to be an afternoon of food, fun and games. And stories. And photos. And who knows what else!

Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get together and reminisce. If you are, or know anyone who is, a former member of Troop 100 (including our Eagles!) please let them know about the party. Alumni can send an email to webmaster@troop100texas.org and say "Add Me!" and we will add the email address to our alumni email list. Below is a flyer with more details.

Welcome to Troop 100 Garland's website!

Troop 100 is one of Garland's biggest and most active Boy Scout Troops. We camp just about every month, we meet every Tuesday night and we are a boy-led troop. We meet in the old Garland fire station on 6th Street in downtown Garland. It's a great old building and the boys are proud to have their own place. One of the boys said, "the only thing we don't like about it is they took the fire pole out."

Our boys learn leadership skills in our Troop and they use these skills to plan their own meetings, programs and campouts. Of course, we have great leaders as well that the boys can draw upon for advice and the benefit of experience.

Some of our recent campouts included a Wilderness Survival Campout, which we have a great video from that you can see below, summer camp at Tom Hale Scout Reservation in Oklahoma, and a great shooting campout where the boys got to shoot shotguns and rifles. Next year's shooting campout will also include archery!

Previous year's summer camps have included camps in Arkansas, Colorado, Texas and even Hawaii!

We have boys going on high adventure treks every year. Philmont, Sea Base and Northern Tier are troop favorites and we hope to go to The Summit soon.

Troop 100 and the BSA provide several quality fundraisers each year to help the boys earn money to pay for camps. Boys that participate in these fundraisers are able to do all of the activities with very little or no cost to them.


 

Summer Camp

June 15, 2015

Troop 100 is at Summer Camp this week so if you're planning to visit, this week wouldn't be a very good time--nobody will be there! We'll be back next week though!

New Scouts from Pack 1988

March 20, 2015

Here are some photos from Pack 1988's crossover. Troop 100 was proud to receive nine new members from Pack 1988. We also have new members from Packs 243 and 1020. Welcome to Troop 100!

Cooking Campout

January, 2015

The boys held a cooking campout in January. Lots of them got to work on cooking skills and merit badge requirements, as well as the cooking requirements needed for theiir Firs Class rank. Here are some pictures.

January 2015 Cooking Campout

Pinewood Derby Clinic

Here are some great photos from this year's Pinewood Derby Clinic. It was a giant success! 

2015 Troop 100 Pinewood Derby Clinic

Alumni Mailing List

We have an alumni mailing list to which we send periodic information about what Troop 100 is up to. If you are an alumnus of our Troop, no matter how long ago it may have been, and you'd like to keep up with us, please send an email to webmaster@troop100texas.org and ask to be added to the Alumni Mailing List.

Troop 100 Photo Gallery

We take lots of photos of our meetings, events and campouts. Feel free to take a look! Click here for photo gallery.

Troop 100 is on Twitter!

Visitors

Troop 100 loves having visitors! If you'd like to visit one of our meetings, they usually start at 7:15 and we meet every Tuesday night, except for certain holiday weeks like Thanksgiving and Christmas, or when the boys are at summer camp.

Our troop meets at 116 S. 6th St in Garland in our very own Troop House, also known as "the old Garland fire station." If you'd like to contact us prior to dropping by for a visit, you can email Larry Tapp, Scoutmaster (ltapp5@tx.rr.com) or Jim Freeland, Committee Chair (jimfreeland@verizon.net).

Veteran's Appreciation Party

Troop 100's Flag Team was invited to post the colors for the 3rd Annual Veteran's Appreciation Party at VFW Post 5076 in Garland.

It was a big honor to be invited to help celebrate those who have sacrificed so much for our country's freedoms.

Flag Team

If you want to request a flag ceremony from Troop 100, or if you have flags that need to be retired, please send an email to our Flag Team. Someone will respond to you promptly.

Wilderness Survival Campout

10/20/14

The boys just got back from an awesome wilderness survival experience! They camped out in their tents Friday night, but those went back in the trailer on Saturday morning. The Scouts went through some intensive survival training and were then sent into the woods in small groups to build their own shelters, fashion spears, traps and snares to "catch" their own food, and then to build their own fires to cook that food. Luckily, everyone succeeded and nobody had to go hungry.

The adults cooked breakfast for the boys on Sunday and boy did they eat well!

Here's a link to the photo album with all the pix from the weekend.

Troop 100 posts colors for Fire Fighter's Ball

August 16, 2014

Several area fire departments including Garland and Rockwall put together a fundraiser for Dallas firefighter Jeff Patterson, who was severly burned in a house fire in May of this year.

The firefighter's ball attracted hundreds of firefighters and citizens and featured a nice dinner, casino games, dancing, music and a silent auction. To kick off the event, Troop 100 presented the colors and the Firefighters Pipe and Drum Corp perfomed.

 

Troop 100 Featured in Dallas Morning News 4th of July Edition

July 4, 2014

Hannah DeClerk did a nice feature story on Troop 100 in the DMN Fourth of July Edition.

The reporter visited the troop meeting on June 24 and talked to many of the boys and adult leaders. She took numerous photos and was very impressed with our troop. She seemed most impressed by the fact that we truly are a boy-led troop as she saw boys taking initiative in several areas during her visit. Good job guys! Keep it up...

You can check out the full story by clicking the picture or the link below.

Dallas Morning News Story 7/4/14

Flag Retirement Ceremony

Troop 100 wishes to thank those that came to our U. S. Flag Retirement ceremony on Sunday night, May 25. We retired a flag that has served its country well. We also honored and remembered many who have fought for our country and its flag.

Special thanks to all those who helped make this ceremony a reality. The Troop 100 Committee, the City of Garland Parks and Recreation, Buildings, Fire and Police Departments. And thanks to Bugler Larry Quave, the singer of our National Anthem Bryan Cline, and Garland Mayor Douglas Athas.

Here is the complete video of the ceremony:


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The July 2015 issue of Boy's Life magazine features an amazing article about a group of Eagle Scouts that rode their bikes all the way across America. Lots of great photos and a very exciting trip - 3800 miles over 64 days! Other features include a very interesting piece on some of the most intriguing items held at the Smithsonian along with ideas for better tasting creative camp cooking. There is also a fun project that can be built with recycled household items. Only in the Boy Scout edition is an article on how to prepare for a canoe trip and also information on dangerous plants. The Cub Scout edition has fun photos and information on a visit to the Statue of Liberty.
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