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Troop 3 CoVid-19 Activities Guide

Posted on Mar 15 2021 - 12:38pm

As of March 13, 2021, Austin is down to Stage 3.  This allows us to have small group campouts, as well as day activities.  Be careful to keep total numbers under 10 by using signup limits and staggered shifts on activities.  Please continue wearing masks at all events.  See chart below. 

The grid below reflects how we as a troop are applying the guidance of Austin Public Health to the activities we do regularly.  This guidance reflects the numbers from the Austin Public Health guidance, as well as the increased infection risk associated with indoor activities and longer-term activities.  To learn more about the APH Covid Stages, see https://www.austintexas.gov/page/covid-19-risk-based-guidelines 

  Troop Meetings, In-Person Courts of Honor etc. (note 2) Patrol Indoor Meetings Patrol Campouts Patrol Outdoor Daytime Activities Signup-limited Indoor Meetings Signup-limited Campouts Signup-limited Day activities Simultaneous Family Camping ("Virtual Campouts") with actual travel (Note 3) Backyard Camping Video Conference Meetings
Head Count (Note 1) 75 25 25 25 10 10 10 Only 1 Household Only 1 Household Only 1 Household
Stage 1 (Note 4)                    
Stage 2 No No                
Stage 3 No No No No *          
Stage 4 No No No No No No        
Stage 5 No No No No No No No No    

Court of Honor moved to March 1st

Posted on Feb 17 2021 - 6:49am

Important Update: ;The Court of Honor, which will be held virtually, has been moved to March 1st. The troop calendar has been updated.

Jack Skaggs - Norm Hummell Award

Posted on Feb 12 2021 - 10:23am

Congratulations to Jack Skaggs, who was awarded the Norm Hummell Award of Excellence from the Armadillo District, at the District Award Zoom on February 11.  The award recognizes registered Scouters who have provided exceptional leadership and service to their Pack, Troop, Crew, or Ship, and who exemplify the principles of Scouting (Scout Oath and Law).

From Jack's Nominating Submission:

Jack has been highly involved in the Troop for several years as an Assistant Scoutmaster, but since we've entered Covid time, Jack has been an organizing, motivating dynamo.  Much of the rank advancement activities we've done, Jack has led or planned in some way.  In addition, Jack has been an active merit badge counselor for a range of badges, including 12 eagle-required badges. He has also taken on coordinating a 2021 Sea Base adventure of 5 whole Treks. And as if all of that wasn't enough, Jack is the founding scoutmaster for the brand new Troop 2, our girls' affiliate troop.  

Past Recipients of the award from Troop 3 include Bill Pothoff (2019) and Brad Sprague (2014).

David Stroud update

Posted on Feb 12 2021 - 10:23am

I just wanted to let everyone know that David is up, walking around, driving, and generally getting back to life now, after his kidney removal surgery.  Thanks everyone for your well-wishes, prayers etc.  

New Eagle Project Workbook

Posted on Feb 12 2021 - 10:22am

BSA has released a new Eagle Project Workbook.  The main changes appear to be around making it a fillable pdf form that works a little better.  

If you're a good ways through the Eagle process, the general rule is that you can keep going as you started.  But if you're just starting in, please use this document.  

If the file attachment here isn't working for you, see https://www.scouting.org/programs/scouts-bsa/advancement-and-awards/eagle-scout-workbook/?fbclid=IwAR3YlTNwn3jyi9IIgJFOGhNCfq4DyuuIYK6alpHKWBLUXeRaaeXp-hRcckY.


Troop 3 Seabase Openings!

Posted on Jan 26 2021 - 11:13am

We have some Seabase openings available! (must be 13 by mid-June) There are several spots on the boat leaving 6/30 from St. Thomas and one spot on the boat leaving 7/12 from Florida. Contact Mr. Skaggs if interested.