Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) 05-04-2019

posted Apr 30, 2019, 6:19 PM by Madhuri Kopalle

Scouts bring $5 for lunch and beverage The purpose of the ILST course is to teach Scouts with leadership positions about their new roles and how to most effectively reach success in that role. It is intended to help Scouts in leadership positions within their troop understand their responsibilities and to equip them with organizational and leadership skills to fulfill those responsibilities. ILST is the first course in the series of leadership training offered to Scouts. Completion of ILST is a prerequisite for Scouts to participate in the more advanced leadership courses National Youth Leadership Training (Twin Arrows NYLT) and the National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE). It is also required to participate in a Kodiak Challenge Trek

24th Annual Rocket Campout at Doc Trotters Ranch

posted Oct 24, 2018, 11:50 AM by Madhuri Kopalle

When: Rocket Camp on Nov 9th, 10th and 11th 2018.

Where: Doc Trotters Ranch 12 miles north of Decatur.

What:  Launching model rockets for prizes and frying some turkeys for dinner


Once again the Aged Cheese (retired Troop 387 leaders going all the way back to 1993) will run the model rocketry portion of the camp using the same format as previous years.  

1.  The aged cheese will descend upon Doc Trotter’s ranch on Thursday November 8 to police up the area, scare the longhorn cattle away from the campsite, pull the fully loaded troop (large) trailer to the site (someone else will have to pull it home), set up the kitchen for the Big Cheese and then enjoy some fellowship around a nice fire. Lanterns fired up when the troop shows at 8 pm Friday.  


2.  Saturday morning Mr. Fonseca will offer the Space Exploration merit badge class.  It will involve a homework assignment to bring to the campout, building a wooden fin Estes or similar company model rocket, launching it twice, sitting in on a 2 hours class from 9am to 11am in the morning, paying attention and taking a test.  

3.  Saturday afternoon after lunch from 1:30 to 4:30 or until we run out of engines there will have a launch contest (Closest to the pin).  A golf flag set in the middle of the field and the launch model rockets which are land closest to the flag win.  Prizes are awarded based on closest distance to the pin.  It is a lot of fun.  Distance is measured using a high tech laser range finder.   

4.   Thanksgiving themed turkey fry dinner at the camp.  


posted Sep 22, 2018, 8:54 AM by venkata subbarao valluru   [ updated Sep 22, 2018, 9:07 AM ]

WHEN:  Setup on Friday, September 28th, at 7:30pm with the sale beginning at 8:00am on Saturday, September 29th.  The sale will end at 3:00pm.

 WHERE:  Dr. Ryan Beeleman’s dental office located at 308 Harwood Rd., Bedford.  His office is located directly across from Autozone.

Why:  This is a combination of educational, social and revenue producing experiences.

WHAT SELLS:  Clothing, toys, tools, bikes and virtually anything else that’s in good to excellent condition.

WHAT DOESN’T SELL:  Computers unless they’re almost new and anything else that is in poor condition and furniture.

NEEDS:  Stuff to sell and people to sell it.

               Caterer’s tables and clothes racks.

               Volunteers who own powerful pickups to move the Troop trailer loaded with our

               Garage sale apparatus including our own tables, clothes racks and hangers to and

               from the scout yard.

               Artistic individuals with neat handwriting (leaves me out) who can work on posters.                       

Friday, September 28th

        7:30pm-12:00am.                Setup Crew

Saturday, September 29th

        12:00am-7:00am                  Fearsome Nighthawks

        7:00am-10:00am                  Sales and Service                   

        10:00am-1:00pm                  Sales and Service

      1:00pm-4:00pm                    Sales and Service/Takedown Crew

City of Bedford -Arts Fest -Camp card sales

posted Mar 23, 2018, 12:08 PM by Madhuri Kopalle   [ updated Mar 26, 2018, 7:56 PM by Randy Krum ]

Hello Scouts and Scouters,

Scouts not going on the March camp please sign up to help with Arts Fest. The city would greatly appreciate our help with this event. For our help, the city will give us a booth for Camp Card sales and further recruitment opportunities.

At the moment, we have 6 scouts signed up for setup and 3 scouts signed up for camp card sale till 12:00.  Dale is currently the only scout on the list to work the Troop table from 12-5pm! We need more scouts! There is room to sign up for the afternoon shifts and tear down shift.  If anyone is interested in signing up, please text/email Dale with your name and the shifts you can participate. The shift times are below. This is a great opportunity to support our relationship with the City of Bedford and give back to the city.

Setup - 7 am to 10 am

Tear Down - 5 pm to 8 pm

Camp Card Sales/Recruitment Booth - 9:30 am - noon; noon - 2:30 pm; and 2:30 - 5 pm

Yours In Scouting,

Conservation Campout

posted Mar 22, 2018, 6:30 PM by Randy Krum

Everyone needs a completed waiver form! If you have not printed the attached document [BELOW] and given it to Mr. Sea, please print it and bring on Friday night.  Your scout will not be allowed to go on this campout without it.

The Troop also needs a current (within the last year) BSA Medical form part A and B or the scout will not be allowed to go on the campout. Any parent going on the campout needs to provide the same to the troop.


Where: Meadowmere Park in Grapevine

When: We meet at the scout yard at 6:30 PM Friday, March 23 (Do not be late, we need to be at the park before 7:30 PM)

MEET: Everyone will meet at the Scout Yard at Martin Methodist United Church Friday night. The scout yard is the area on the north west side of the Church Parking lot surrounded by Chain Link fence.


Friday night agenda: 

            Load trailer at scout yard

            Arrive at park, unload trailer, set up tents and stow gear.

            PLC members meet to discuss Saturday agenda and make sure timeline is understood.


Basic Saturday Agenda:

            Get up and prepare breakfast, eat, cleanup before 8:30 AM.

Older scouts should plan on participating in the REI Trail Building in the morning starting at 8:30 AM.

Younger scouts will need to decide on what to do as a group. Do we fish, play football, wrestle in the mud. Adults will need to monitor.

Prepare and eat lunch, Cleanup in time for afternoon activities.

Older scouts will need to decide what they want to do for the afternoon. They might want to help with Habitat Build.

Younger scouts will need to participate in Habitat Build.

Cleanup, prepare and eat dinner, Cleanup after dinner.

Sit around campfire and tell lies about the leaders and maybe the scouts will prepare and eat cobbler.

Go to bed!


Basic Sunday agenda:

            Sleep late

            Eat a light breakfast

            Chapel with Thorns, Roses, Buds

            Break camp and load trailer. Scouts will call parents to let them know they are on the way back to scout yard.

            Arrive back at Scout Yard

            Unload trailer and store equipment

            GO Home!  


Yours in Scouting

Richard Sea

Dale Krum's Article in Roadrunner District Newsletter

posted Mar 6, 2017, 2:37 PM by Randy Krum

Here is the Roadrunner District Newsletter for March 2017.

Take a look.  The story on page 2 is from our own Dale Krum about our December 2016 camping trip to Fort Hood.

Other good information is also included.

The full PDF newsletter is attached below.


Duane Little

Fort Hood Campout

posted Dec 8, 2016, 8:59 AM by Randy Krum   [ updated Dec 8, 2016, 9:00 AM ]

Fort Hood Texas

Howdy Troop,

Who is ready to go Friday?

Monday we decided to meet at 5:30 so that we could leave as soon as possible for Fort Hood. 

I understand that some of you won’t be there until 6 and that is ok.  Due to the long drive we will not be stopping for dinner.  Please eat before you get there or bring something to eat on the road. 

While we are on base I am asking that we all wear our class A shirts with the red Troop shirt underneath. Saturday we will be touring the base until after dinner.  That evening we will be playing games in the Barracks.  So if you have a favorite game. Bring it along.

We will be leaving Fort Hood Sunday after breakfast and chapel.  Best guess is around 10:00 am.  We will be stopping for lunch somewhere on the way back.  I am hoping to be back at the Scout Yard before 2:00.


Here is a list of things to bring:

            Sleeping bag or sheets for barracks beds


            Class A Uniform

            Red Troop shirt

            Camera (optional)


            Personal gear and clothing


            Toilet Paper (SQT Abbe is not sure if there is any in the latrine)

            Lock for Barracks lockers

            Snacks for Saturday night

            Shower shoes

            Spending money (Sunday lunch, souvenirs from the base)


Please let me know if you have any questions.



Duane Little

Volunteer opportunity - Cub Scout Safe Shoot - ARCHERY

posted Nov 29, 2016, 7:39 PM by Henry Bradford

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Represent Troop 387 and help some Cub Scouts hit their mark!

Cub Scout Safe Shoot
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Saint Michael's Catholic Church
3713 E. Harwood Drive
Bedford, TX  76021
We need Troop 387 Scouts to assist with the Archery Station.
Scouts must have Archery or Rifle M.B.
Scouts must be 14 years - or have approval from Mr. Olson or Mr. Sea.
Because it is fun,,,,Because the Troop wants you....Because you remember what it was like to stand in long lines as a cub scout waiting for a volunteer to help you.


Lunch is supposed to be provided, but you may want to be prepared with snacks.  Bring your own water bottle and your willingness to have fun.  Check your email for additional information from Mr. Sea or Mr. Olson.


Happy Halloween! No Meeting Tonight

posted Oct 31, 2016, 7:55 AM by Randy Krum

Howdy Troop,


We will not be holding our Troop Meeting tonight (October 31st), so HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

That being said NEXT Monday will be a VERY busy night.

We have to set Menus AND Duty Rosters for the Rocket Campout the next Weekend.

We ALSO have to load the trailer since the Old Cheese will be leaving Thursday to get everything set up for us.


Cobbler & Cream at Lord's Acre this Saturday

posted Oct 12, 2016, 2:45 PM by Henry Bradford

This Saturday, 15-OCT-16, Martin United Methodist Church in Bedford, Tx is having their annual Lord’ Acre fall festival and celebration. 

Troop 387 has once again been asked to supply our World Famous Cobbler & Cream!


We will be serving the following cobblers in the courtyard area right across from the Soul Café:



Black Forrest Cherry

Sea Base Special

Scouts and Parents of Scouts, please contact the ScoutMaster to volunteer.  

All others, come join the celebration and enjoy our cobbler.  Be sure to mention that you saw this on our website.

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