Pay Dues or Fees ONLINE

Upcoming Key Dates!

Jan through Apr - Merit Badge classes

Jan 8, 2018: Spring first troop meeting

   * first regularly scheduled meeting of the Spring semester *

Jan 9, 2018: Eagle Candidates meeting & Calendar review

Apr 30: Spring last troop meeting (optional)

   * final regularly scheduled meeting of the Spring semester *

May 7: Court of Honor

Jun 17 - 23: Summer Camp

Sept 10: Fall first troop meeting

   * first regularly scheduled meeting of the Fall semester *

Sept 30: Annual Dues Deadline, Pay Online

Nov 26: Fall last troop meeting (optional)

   * final regularly scheduled meeting of the Fall semester *

Dec 3: Court of Honor


Please refer to our TroopMaster website for specific dates/times of all activities. The calendar is available by clicking on the "Activities" menu, then selecting "Activity Calendar.  You can subscribe to the online calendar here -- this is a great way to integrate into your personal calendar on your smartphone or desktop pc.


Troop Meetings are on Mondays @ 7:15 PM ending at 8:30 PM, unless otherwise notified.  We will meet every Monday except for the following: Labor Day, certain Mondays following overnight campouts, Christmas break, MLK Day, Spring Break, and the Monday following Easter. 


DUES are due no later than September 30th:

   $175 for the first scout in a family

   $100 for each additional scout in a family

   $50 for the first scout in a family whose dad is an ASM

Checks made out to “BSA Troop 82” are accepted at Monday meetings OR mail to PO Box 12596 Dallas, TX 75225.  Credit cards will also be accepted at Monday meetings during the month of September OR Pay online!

(please be sure to indicate your son’s name in the “Notes” field)


2017-2018 Campout Dates:

September 30: 11am - day trip campout

October 21-22: 10:30am
November 11-12
January 27-28
February 24-25 ***mandatory 5 mile hike***
March 24-25  (guests welcome)

April 21-22

 

*** Note: this is mandatory for all Patrol Leaders, Assistant Patrol leaders and TTFC scouts (first and second year scouts). It is mission critical for all scouts to attend to help them accomplish advancement objectives. We need maximum participation from scouts and dads. This is a highly rewarding and memorable campout.


Note: all campout departures will be 8:30 AM from the West parking lot of HPPC, unless otherwise communicated.


Troop 82 Alumni Facebook page

 

BACKGROUND:  Troop 82 was chartered on March 1, 1955 by Highland Park Presbyterian Church.  As a Christian ministry of the church, over five thousand Scouts have been members, and over 600 Scouts have attained the rank of Eagle Scout. Currently our membership runs around 250 Scouts each school year, representing different schools in several areas of Dallas, including but not limited to St. Marks, Christ the King, Cistercian, Cambridge, Highland Park, ESD, Parish, Providence, Trinity Christian, Dallas ISD, and others.

 

PURPOSE:  To have FUN, and to learn skills, leadership, and character through troop meetings, camping, and high adventure treks.  We strive to embody good citizenship while learning our responsibility and duty to God, country, others, family, and ourselves.   We utilize the principles of the Scout Law which calls Scouts to be:  Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent. As a ministry of the HPPC, the troop does present the gospel of Jesus Christ but welcomes all who profess a belief in God. 

 

ORGANIZATION:  Troop 82 has a highly organized structure in order to efficiently manage the needs of the Scouts.  The Trail to First Class program is detailed so a Scout can earn his Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class rank by following a syllabus on his own or with the Troop.  The Troop is organized by using the BSA, Baden-Powell model for Troops.  For every four patrols, there is a Senior Patrol Leader and his staff to lead the boys in the program.  There are over 120 specific parent volunteer positions to provide the resources to the program.

 

JOINING OUR TROOP:  Troop 82 runs its program on a school year calendar.  The troop begins its recruitment for the following school year in February of each year.  In March of each year the Troop hosts Cub Scouts and other interested boys at a Troop meeting and at a Troop campout for the prospective boys to see the Troop in action.  By June of each year, the Troop endeavors to finalize the roster for the next school year.  Many times boys can join after June or anytime during the school year, but this is not always possible due to facility size restraints and program restraints.  Please try to contact us by February if you are interested in joining.


If you have any questions or comments about the Troop, please contact the appropriate representative on the Contact Us page.