Welcome to Troop 838's web site!

Welcome to Troop 838's web site!  If you are not a member of this troop and want information about Troop 838, click on "About Us" in the left margin.  If you want us to contact you, please click on "Contact Us".

We maintain our newsletter, calendar and related files on this site. An automatic summary of changes will be emailed out every 1 or 2 weeks (based on new items) to keep you posted about new or changing activities.  For youth protection reasons, you must be issued a password to access any detailed information about our activities. Click "Getting Started" on the left Menu bar to see a short description of many features on this site.

Next Troop Meeting - Sunday, October 23

Posted on Oct 23 2016 - 1:58pm

Join the Troop at our next meeting on Sunday, October 23rd. We will meet in Sweeney Hall at St. Rita's at 7:00pm.

Face to Face Youth Protection Training (YPT) - Saturday October 22

Posted on Oct 20 2016 - 10:17pm

Any adult leader that plans to attend summer camp, winter camp, or any high adventure camp – even for one evening - is required to have a current Face-to-Face Youth Protection Training (YPT) Certificate.  These certificates are typically valid for 2 years from the date of training.  The expiration date is written on the certificate.

Face-to-Face YPT will be offered 9:00-10:30 Saturday, October 22, 2016 at St. Rita Enrichment Room D-244.  You will need to sign into the event and must stay for the entire time.  A certificate will be given to you at the class.  Please scan the certificate and send it to Rob Harshaw at  rharshaw@heads-up.com.

Adult Training Opportunities - Saturday, October 22, 2016

Posted on Oct 20 2016 - 10:17pm
Blackland Prairie District has a great line-up of training this Saturday morning October 22, 2016 at St. Rita Parrish. The training will be held in Building I, which is most easily accessed by parking in the northern most parking lot along Harvest Hill Road, just west of Inwood Road. As you walk across the new walkway bridge south from the parking lot, Building I will be on your immediate right. You will walk around Building I to enter on the west side entrance doors. Once inside, take the stairs up to second floor and head north in the corridor. The Enrichment rooms are numbered and will be on your right.
Please share this information with your Adult Leaders in your units that may benefit from this training. There is truly something for everyone.
1.    Theresa Kaualoku will be presenting Adult Volunteer Training, from 9:00-12:00 in Enrichment Room D-241.
2.    Manuel Vasquez will be offering Face-to-Face Youth Protection Training in Enrichment Room D-244 from 9:00-10:30. If you plan on attending this training, you must pre-register by sending me a confirmation email no later than Friday noon, so that there will be enough printed materials available and as seating is limited. This class is expected to fill up with Winter Camp fast approaching.
3.    Martin Meletio, Blackland Prairie Advancement Chair, will be presenting  Life-to-Eagle Advisor Training in Enrichment Room D-244 from 11:00-12:00. This class is directed to all those Life-to-Eagle Advisors that want to know the real process, rules and procedures for helping Blackland Prairie District Scouts navigate the road to the Eagle.


Scout Training Opportunity - Oak Leaf Training - Oct. 29-30, 2016

Posted on Oct 20 2016 - 10:16pm
Scout Leadership Training - Learn to Lead!

Parent Meeting - Winter Camp - Sunday, October 23

Posted on Oct 20 2016 - 10:15pm

During our Troop meeting on Sunday, October 23rd we will have a parent meeting to answer all questions about our troop, winter camp, becoming an Eagle, etc.

Guns n Games Campout - October 28-30, 2016

Posted on Oct 20 2016 - 10:15pm

Calling all Scouts…Come join the Troop as we set out for another campout to Camp James Ray for our annual shooting sports and Troop games adventure. Come learn how to shoot and attempt to earn your Shooting sports merit badge. There will be plenty of camp games in addition to the shooting, so there will be something for everyone on this campout.