Looking for troops (or packs)
Alan Houser (troop24@EMF.NET)
Thu, 21 Aug 1997 23:35:57 -0700
Judith H Barnett <barnettj@UTDALLAS.EDU> asked:
>Subject: Troops in Frisco, or N. Plano - Tx
>I am looking for a scout troop in N. Plano or Frisco Tx. We have a
>family that just moved to Frisco and is in search of a troop. They have
>contacted the schools, most of the churches, and the council office -
>either got no answer or they had no info.
>Whatever troop this family goes with is getting a great family that always
and Jim Soltysiak <jasolty@JGVANDYKE.COM> asked:
>Subject: Monterey, CA Troop?
>I'm writing this email for a committee member in my troop that isn't on
>He is interested in finding a troop for his son that will be in Monterey,
>CA for the next one to two years. This scout will be dual registered with
>the MD troop that he coming from as the primary registration location.
>This scout passed his Eagle BOR two weeks ago and just moved in with his
>mother in Monterey, CA. If anyone is in a troop or knows of a troop in the
>area, please contact either me or his father, Jim Holt, at the following
>Thanks for any help you can give in this matter.
One problem with trying to find a troop in August is that many troops
either don't meet during the summer or are off camping. Things should
improve in September.
But, there is another resource that folks looking for new packs or
troops should consider: the World Wide Web. We gained two Scouts this
year who moved to Berkeley from out of town. They found us on the web,
came by, liked what they saw, and joined up. We also have a visiting
Rover Scout from Scotland who stops in on Thursdays, went climbing with
us last weekend, and will be camping with us this weekend.
Now to the questions posed:
I have found one Monterey troop with the early beginnings of a web site,
not much information there yet, but there is a Cub Scout pack with a
good solid web page, and hopefully the webmaster there knows a troop
nearby. Try http://www.inlex.dra.com/mbac/MtToro/pack113/pack113.shtml
(Pack 113) for a contact.
Now, in Plano, there are four troops on the web that I have found (must
be a good place to earn Computers merit badge). Try the following links:
http://gottahavit.com/t221/ (Troop 221)
http://www.troop259.com/ (Troop 259)
http://www.bsa.net/tx/t999 (Troop 999)
http://t1000.simsware.com (Troop 1000)
Where are all these links? I keep a list of them at
You may not find the perfect troop or pack or post for your child on
the web, but then again, you just might.
And if your unit doesn't have a web page, someone might move into
town and never know about you until after joining the one down the
Our two new Scouts didn't join because of our web page, they joined
because of our program. But they found out about our program on
Alan R. Houser ** Scoutmaster, Berkeley Troop 24 ** email@example.com
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Scoutmaster, Mt. Diablo Silverado Council Jamboree Troop #637
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