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Welcome to Boy Scout Troop 511's web site.  Boy Scout Troop 511 in Austin TX is sponsored by St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, and was founded in 1972. It is one of the larger troops in Central Texas and during its existence has produced more than 125 Eagle Scouts. Feel free to look around our site and by all means shoot us an email to learn more about the exciting world of Scouting at Troop 511.

If you're interested in our troop, we encourage you to come visit us at one of our meetings.  We meet every Tuesday at 7:00 in Huffman Hall on the St. Matthews campus.  We love to have guests any time.  Some meetings are more interesting for visitors to come to, so feel free to send us email if you're wondering which night would be best for you to come and check out out Troop 511.

 

  

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Moses Horne- Eagle Project- April 28th!!

Posted on Apr 22 2018 - 9:26pm
Hey everyone!
 
This is Moses Horne, I'm holding my Eagle Project this Saturday, April 28, at Pioneer Farms. We will be constructing 15 benches for the campsite there, along with replacing warped planks on one of their picnic tables. I will provide breakfast and lunch, and the project should go from about 10:00 AM to the afternoon, depending on our numbers. If you can come, shoot me an email at mhorne368@gmail.com to let me know. Bring work gloves if you have them. Also, if anyone has cordless drills and is willing to donate them for the project, please let me know. It would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much!

Mandatory Parent Meeting for Summer Camp 2018

Posted on Apr 13 2018 - 4:25am

On Tuesday, April 17, all parents with Scouts intending to go need to meet about Summer Camp 2018.

The meeting will happen during the troop meeting on Tuesday, April 17, at the church. We'll start at 7:15. Topics:

UT Merit Badge University Report

Posted on Apr 6 2018 - 4:57pm
The long-awaited report from the UT Merit Badge University has arrived! Mrs. Suarez has a copy of this report and is aiming to get this into Troopmaster before the April 10 meeting. (Thank her when you see her!)

Summer Camp 2018 - Update & Action Items

Posted on Apr 4 2018 - 1:30pm
Troop 511 is working to send scouts to summer camp in Colorado this July. 
  • Registered? If you are planning to send your scout, please make sure your scout's name is listed on the Summer Camp signup page.  
  • Last call! Registration closes Tuesday, April 10. We need to finalize the numbers in order to work on travel arrangements. (We'll work to accommodate new scouts who are just now crossing over.) 
  • Need 3 more adults. In order for this to happen, we must have 3 more adults sign up. We currently have 3 adults coming, and will need 6, based on the number of scouts signed up. Come join us in cool, gorgeous Colorado for a week! 
    • Your camp and transportation fees will be covered (split amongst the boys, as adults are required). 
    • You'll need to have up-to-date Youth Protection Training (45 minute online course; you may have already done this). 
    • You'll need to have the same set of medical forms as the boys. See the detailed requirements
  • Costs:

Summer Camp - time to schedule medical exam

Posted on Apr 1 2018 - 10:56am
Is your scout headed to summer camp? If yes, you will need the following. You will want to schedule a trip to a medical examiner on or after April 23 to get all of these done: 
  • BSA Parts A, B and C (blank forms), the Scouts Annual Health and Medical Record, are required. If desired, see the FAQs about the AHMR. 
    • Part B (with signature area highlighted) - General Information/Health History. BDSR requires the medical signature on this page. It must be completed and signed within 90 days of camp, so plan to get this done April 23 or later.
    • Part C (with signature area highlighted) - Physical examination. Requires medical signature and must have been completed within 12 months of camp. 
    • Check to see if Tetanus (DTaP, Td or Tdap) is up to date. If the last tetanus vaccination occurred before July 23, 2008, get a new tetanus shot. 
  • Colorado Immunization Form: All youth attending Summer Camp in Colorado must have this form completely filled out and signed as part of their medical form submission. You may want to get help from your doctor's office to fill this out accurately and completely.   
  • Medications that a scout takes to camp must be in the original packaging and must not have expired. Check to see if inhalers, etc. might be expiring before July 22 (when camp and return travel are over), and request replacements as needed.

Once these forms are complete, please give the original forms to our medical coordinator, Mr. Paul Youngdale. He can be reached at youngdale3@gmail.com. For privacy, we recommend handing them to him personally. Email is not secure. Paul will help us verify the completeness of your forms and make the copies we will take to Colorado. We have to leave our copies with the camp. 

Summer Camp Activity Selection- Response requested by March 27

Posted on Mar 20 2018 - 2:54pm

Ben Delatour Scout Ranch (BDSR) will begin enrolling scouts in their chosen Summer Camp activities soon. We have the current list of activities available, and need you to tell us what you want. Take the next few days to create your schedule. Several activities are space limited and are filled first-come first served, so we want to get your requests in as soon as registration opens. You must have paid your deposit with Troop 511 to get scheduled.

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