Category Archives: General Discussions

Troop positions


These are the new troop positions that were elected as of August 14th:

Buglers: Ben Castro, Nathen Taylor, Sean Provin
Spl: Haiden Williams
Aslp: Ethan Martinez, Sam Chandler
Scribe: Mathew Almand
Chaplin: Nathan Taylor
Librarian: Jon Sullivan
Quartermaster: Sean provin
OA Representative: Sean Provin
Historian: Seth Martinez
Den Chief: Mathew Almand, Sean Provin

Clearing Campout


This Saturday and Sunday, the troop will be at camp arrow moon to do some more clearing/trimming and making the camp look a little neater. you will need to bring gloves and goggles if you want. We will be meeting at 7:00 a.m. having already eaten and leaving at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday. The patrols should have planned for Saturday lunch and dinner and a Sunday breakfast. You will not need to pack a lunch for Sunday, as we will be getting back around noon.

Summer Camp Information

Hello All

Many of you are asking for Summer Camp dates. They are here and I hope they work for all of you. We will be going to San Isabel Scout Ranch for merit badge camp and Rocky Mountain High Adventure for high adventure camp July 13th through the 21st. Both camps are in Colorado about 2 hours apart so we will travel together as a Troop Saturday and Sunday before and after.

We will need to start getting commitments soon so that we can have enough space reserved. Final payments for the camps will be due by sometime in March with a partial payment due in January.

San Isabel Scout ranch $240 per scout paid on time
Rocky Mountain High adventure $425 per scout paid by March 1
Travel cost for either camp will be approximately $150 due by July 1st

I will get out more information on deadlines after Thanksgiving but please be considering which camp you will want to go to and let me know.


Flags for 2013 Subscriptions have begun!

Boy Scout Troop 802 would like to invite you to participate in Flags Across College Station. By subscribing you will have an American Flag displayed at your home 6 times a year. The yearly subscription is only $30.

For each flag purchased, a small “flag-yard holder” (an 8″ PVC pipe) will be installed for easy access and for future flag display approximately 18″ or less from the curb.

Subscription deadline: 2 weeks before first holiday to assure placement on first holiday.

We are currently serving the following areas/subdivisions:

Pebble Creek
Castle Gate
Castle Rock
Emerald Forest

Citizenship in the World Opportunity

Scouts & Friends,

Cit In The World Merit Badge
Those of you who are working on your Eagle-required Citizenship in the World Merit Badge have an opportunity to meet some of those requirements in an easy and interesting way.

Ambassador Sirchan Siv will be speaking at the Bush Library on Saturday, November 10. Here are the details:

Event Schedule

*9:15 AM- Those from Troop 802 will meet in fountain/garden circle area in front of the Bush Library. We will enter the library and be seated as a group, following Library staff directions. Each Scout/family will need to arrange their own transportation to the Bush Library. Note that you will be able to buy discounted tickets to the library’s exhibits for that day.

9:30 – Doors open at the George Bush Library. Bush Library staff will be available to direct guests to the Bush Library theater. Scouts and Scout leaders will be seated to the front and parents and siblings will be seated to the rear.

9:55 – Pledge of Allegiance and Scout Oath led by Scouts.

10:00 – Remarks by Ambassador Siv followed by Q&A with the audience Ambassador.

10:45 – Event concludes. Ambassador Siv will proceed to the rotunda to inscribe copies of Golden Bones. Scouts and their families are then invited to visit the George Bush Library for the group discount of $5.00 per person.

Event Details

Location: The event with Ambassador Siv will take place in the theater at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum on the campus of Texas A&M University.

Parking: Free parking will be available at the George Bush Library. Please park in lot PA41 or PA43. Please see for further information.

Scouts & their families are welcome to attend. Please reply back/e-mail Eric Miller at with the number attending. I know it’s almost a month away, but the sooner I get the Bush folks a head count, the better prepared they can be.

So please reply back by Oct 20 *IF* you are going and how many are going. If you’d like more details, please ask- I’ll answer what I can. I can’t provide a concrete list of what requirements will be met, as I do not know exactly what Ambassador Siv will be talking about.


Eric Miller
MBC- Troop 802