News & Announcements

New web site!

posted Apr 8, 2015, 11:17 AM by Veronica Hugger

To better manage our active Troop, we have migrated to the web-based service offered by Troop Web Host. Check out the new site to view photos of our recent activities and calendar of events.

Making a Splash! at the Grand Kids Festival

posted Apr 22, 2014, 12:15 PM by Veronica Hugger   [ updated Apr 22, 2014, 12:27 PM by Troop Galveston ]

Many thanks to Fred Raschke, fundraising chair, for organizing the dunking booth at the April 5 Grand Kids Festival.View the Smilebox presentation by Jeanne Allen showing our Scouts, parents and volunteer dunkees having a great time raising needed funds for the Troop.

Video: Mr. Rouse's Troop 123 Farewell Address

posted Jan 30, 2014, 1:33 PM by Troop Galveston   [ updated Jan 30, 2014, 1:34 PM ]

At the troop holiday party on December 18, Scouts and Scouters honored Mr. Donnie Rouse who has served our Troop 123 as Scoutmaster for 16 years. In those years Mr. Rouse has touched the lives of countless youth and, as he remarks in this video, had the distinct honor of presenting 30 scouts for their Eagle Board of Review. Thank you, Mr. Rouse, for your leadership and service!

Veterans visit Troop 123

posted Dec 17, 2013, 7:55 AM by Troop Galveston

At the November 6 Troop meeting, veterans visited Troop 123 and shared some of their military and war-time experiences. Alan Hethcox, a Staff Sergeant in the Texas Army National Guard, is a Criminal Investigation Division Special Agent. He spoke of his current responsibilities and his tour of duty in Afghanistan. Pictured above, Ryan Van Dewalli's grandfather, retired Air Force Major George Dersheimer, shows on a map where he flew into combat in the Pacific front. Thank you to all our brave veterans!

Troop 123 in JOTA 2013 Report

posted Dec 16, 2013, 2:08 PM by Troop Galveston

Scouts from Troop 123 participated in Jamboree On The Air, an annual Scouting event that uses amateur radio to link Scouts around the world, around the nation, and in their own own community. It is billed as the largest gathering of Scouts in the world. Watch the YouTube JOTA 2013 Report video and see if you can name who was featured from Troop 123!

November Newsletter is now online

posted Nov 26, 2013, 11:21 AM by Veronica Hugger

To read the latest happenings, view the current newsletter!

September Newsletter in now online!

posted Sep 25, 2013, 8:24 AM by Troop Galveston

To read the latest happenings, view the current newsletter!

June Newsletter now online!

posted Jun 24, 2013, 2:46 PM by Troop Galveston

To read the latest happenings, view the current newsletter!

Galveston Catholic Scouting group formed

posted Apr 5, 2013, 9:23 AM by Veronica Hugger

One way that Boy Scouts can show their reverence to God is to earn the religious emblem of their faith. Scoutmaster Rouse has challenged all the Scouts in Troop 123 to earn their religious emblem. 

We are of different faiths and we belong to different congregations. Each faith program sets its own guidelines. Parents and guardians decide whether or not their Scout participates in these programs. Requirements for religious emblems are established by the auspices of the individual religious organizations. 

The Catholic Church has a distinct, structured scouting program with activities for youth and adults. Some activities are family-driven and can be done individually under the guidance of a parent. The Boy Scout Catholic Religious Emblems, Ad Altare Dei and Pope Pius XII, require a certified counselor. 

Scouts and parents of Troop 123 who are Catholic and want to work on the emblems and activities offered by the Catholic Church should join the online forum established to organize these activities. Galveston Catholic Scouting (formerly Island Catholic Scouting) is open to anyone interested in pursuing the various aspects of Catholic Scouting. If you would like your Scout to participate in the Catholic Scouting activities, please join the Galveston Catholic Scouting Google group. 

If you are not Catholic and want your Scout to earn the religious emblem of your faith, you are encouraged to visit the Religious Emblems Programs section of the BSA web site for information from your religious organization.

The shortened link to the forum site is

January Newsletter now online!

posted Jan 14, 2013, 2:05 PM by Troop Galveston

To read the latest happenings, view the current newsletter!

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