Scouts Work On Historic Trail
Boy Scout Troop 265 of Flower Mound earned the Historic Trails Award by providing service along the El Camino Real de los Tejas trail at Mission Tejas State Park in East Texas.
On March 19th, 35 scouts and adult leaders hiked the trail and removed all the small trees and branches, making the trail passable. The El Camino Real de los Tejas was designated a National Historic Trail in 2004 and is one of the state’s newest trails. Troop 265 was the first Scout Troop to perform conservation service along the trail.
Troop Lends Hand to Autistic Children
Service Unit 408, Troop 1431, of Flower Mound recently designed and built carnival games for the Brent Woodall Foundation for Exceptional Children to use at their Annual Spring Carnival.
Through this charitable effort, the girls earned their Bronze Award, which is the highest award a Junior Girl Scout can earn.
Pictured (L to R): Julia, Amelia, Lauren, Diana, Ella, Riley, Mary, Carson, Mickayla, Miranda, Anna, Penny, and Bridey
Collecting for Soldiers
Members of Girl Scout Troop 675 working on their Bronze award collected items outside of Walgreens to send to our military forces based overseas. The girls continue to earn money via tips on projects, like car washes, and use this money to pay for postage to get the collected items where they are needed.
Scouts Clean Up
Scouts and parents from Troop 256 participated in the Keep Flower Mound Beautiful Trash Off event on April 2 at Home Depot in Flower Mound. The troop, led by Senior Patrol Leader Nick Sanders, collected 41 bags of trash and other debris from Glenwick Park. The scouts used the time for community service and conservation work for their upcoming trip to Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, NM.
Troops Collaborate for Kids
Girl Scout Brownie Troop 8872 of Flower Mound and Girl Scout Junior Troop 802 of Double Oak worked together to create nine Easter baskets which were donated to Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Denton County.
As a part of their Girl Scout Bridging activity, each scout brought gift items to be distributed amongst the baskets and the two troops assembled the baskets that CASA gives to children in their program. CASA serves about 450-500 children each year.
As a part of their gathering, the two Girl Scout troops also worked on leadership skills as Girl Scout Junior Troop 802 taught Brownie Troop 8872 new outdoor sports and activities. Both troops are on their way to earning their Bridging patch – Girl Scout Junior to Girl Scout Cadette for Troop 802 and Girl Scout Brownie to Girl Scout Junior for Troop 8872.
Boy scout honored for heroism
Spencer Biro of Troop 262 in Flower Mound recently received the National Heroism Award from the Boy Scouts of America for helping save the life of a tow truck driver who was seriously injured while working on the Biro family’s broken down RV during a trip to Yosemite National Park in July 2009.
Eagle Scout: Kyle Whitaker
Kyle Whitaker, 16, of Flower Mound Boy Scout Troop 709, was recently awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, which is the highest rank in Boy Scouts of America. Kyle led a group of fellow scouts creating 18 steel trail markers to replace old ones throughout Wichita Forest in Highland Village, which served as his community service project. Kyle is a sophomore at Flower Mound High School and is the son of William and Linda Whitaker of Flower Mound.