Welcome to Troop 889 of the Tall Timbers District, Sam Houston Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. We are proud to be chartered by Christ Church United Methodist and in 2013 we celebrated our 15th year.
To learn more about Troop 889 and our exciting program, please click on the About Us link. Our Facebook page and Twitter feed are also great places to see what our Scouts are up to.
Crossover is an exciting time and both new Scouts and their parents can feel a little overwhelmed. Not to worry...The Scouts and Adult Leaders of Troop 889 are prepared to get you started on your journey to Eagle!
First things first.....Please confirm to one of our Webelos Coordinators (John Roberts or Don Thomas) that you will be crossing over to Troop 889. We need this information as soon as possible (preferably by the first week of February) to make arrangements to attend your Crossover / Blue and Gold ceremony.
Second....Paperwork. We need all the paperwork turned in prior to the Crossover Camp Out. This includes Youth and Adult BSA Applications, Personal Data Collection Form, BSA Health & Medical Forms, etc. Everything you need to turn in can be found on the New Scout Application Checklist, which is in the T889 New Scout Family Info packet (link below).
Third....we need Adult Volunteers. It's a boy-run troop....guided by a fantastic group of Adult Leaders. We want our new parents to be engaged right from the start. Help us figure out a good place for you to contribute by completing our online Troop 889 Parent Resource Survey.
Fourth....what does my Scout need? Not much. Look over the Personal Clothing and Gear Section of the New Scout Family Info Packet. It will let you know exactly what equipment your Scout needs, and where they can get it.
Fifth.....Crossover Camp Out. What's that? It's the Scout's first camp out without his parents, where your Scout will begin to learn the basics of being a Boy Scout from Troop 889's Youth Leaders and Scoutmaster Corps. It's in the park at the back of the Carriage Hills subdivision off of FM1488 (map: http://tinyurl.com/mbv9zha). New scouts arrive at 10:00am on Saturday, March 4th and will be picked up around 10:00am on Sunday. Parents can come back Saturday evening around sunset for a welcoming ceremony and dutch-oven cobbler.
Sixth....We're here to help! Any questions...don't hesitate to ask. Most Adult Leader's contact info is on the "Contacts" page of the web-site. We have two important New Parent meetings scheduled, one on Feb 27th specifically covering Crossover Camp Out information, and a second on March 27th that will cover Troop 889 more completely. Please be sure to attend both!
T889 - New Family Info Packet
Troop Procedures and Guidelines Manual
Program & Training Announcements:
Troop 889 is now covering the entire cost of any advanced training for both Scouts and Adults. This includes Wood Badge and NYLT. Take advantage of this great opportunity!
Feb 10 - 12 - Astronomy MB & Camp Out @ Huntsville SP. Click here to register!
Feb 26 - FCE (First Class Emphasis) Skills Day @ Jones State Forest. 1-5pm. Sign up via TroopWebHost: FCE Skills Day
Mar 3 -5 - Crossover Camp Out @ Carriage Hills Park.
Mar 25-26 - Astrophotography Camp Out for High Adventure Age Scouts @ Lost Maples SNA.
Apr 21 - 23 - Rock Climbing @ Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Apr 28 - 30 - Tall Timber District Camporee @ Camp Brosig. Troop 889 Is Hosting!
Service Opportunity Announcements:
Congratulations to the Falcon Patrol for Earning the National Honor Patrol Award!
A TROOP'S BEST patrols exhibit enthusiasm, teamwork, and camaraderie—that special spark known as patrol spirit.
How does your patrol measure up? Here are some tips for building patrol spirit and a way to reward success:
- Choose a good name. This is a key step toward building patrol identity. Use descriptive words, like Roaring River Rats or Fearless Falcons.
- Create a distinctive patrol yell. Let the troop hear that yell often to show your spirit.