This troop history was formally started in February 2014 by Hank Yowell, the first troop Historian appointed to keep records. That history begins below. The history up until that point is a very brief and incomplete overview written in retrospect. The Troop was founded sometime 2010, the hundredth year of Scouting (thus the troop number), by Robert Via and his Assistant Scoutmaster, David LaRoque, both originally from Boy Scout Troop 346. The first two Scouts were their sons, Chandler Via and Tanner LaRoque. The first Cub Scouts to join the troop as "Founders" crossed over in the Spring of 2011. They were: Pato Naredo, Sam Vatankha, Stephen McNease, Ben Malik, Hank Yowell, Jack Scheupach, Sam Buss, Jacob Allovio, Zach Smith, Oscar Cavazos, Jerret Burrell, and Max Gutierrez
Theme: Wilderness Survival
Troop Activities: Regular Meetings on the 3rd, 10th,
and 17th, and a PLC meeting on the 24th. Mr. Klose led a bike ride for those Scouts
who wanted to participate and use that activity for credit on the Camping merit
Camp Out: 21-24 February at Palmetto State Park
Adults: Mr. Savell, Mr.
Ricks, Mr. Yowell, Mr. Malik. Mr. Klose came
for Saturday’s activities but had to leave Saturday evening.
Scouts: Caleb Harris, Jack
Schuepach, Will Endersby, Hank Yowell, Sam Buss (Saturday, Sunday only) Kyle
Kose (Saturday only), Stephen McNease, Jeffery Ricks, Paton Nardeo, Evan
Biondi, Ben Malik, Zach Harris, Aiden Bankler, Noah Gonzales.
Activities: Canoe/kayak trip
down the San Marcos River. The trip took
was six miles and took 2 hours, 25 minutes.
Everyone went except adults Mr. Ricks and Mr. Savell who stayed in camp
to work on rank with new scouts Noah Gonzales and Aiden Bankler. Saturday night we played capture the flag
with another troop camping across from us.
Pato ran the campfire program that night.
Weather: Some Scouts were
cold Friday night but the weather was really nice the whole weekend.
Activities: The boys continued to work on their
Camping merit badge.
Troop meetings were on the 3rd, 17th, and
31st and a PLC meeting with a Life to Eagle presentation on the 24th.
Camp Out - Garner State Park, 21-23 March 2014
Adult Leaders – 4, Karl Klose, Craig Savell, Ron Yowell, and Jeff
Scouts – 10
Armored Turtles: Pato Naredo, Ethan Savell, Hank Yowell, and
Vipers: Evan Biondi, Caleb Harris, and Aidan Brinkler.
Shadowriders: Kyle Klose, Andy truss, and Jeffrey Ricks.
Activities - Played patrol games including Tag, Infection, and
Sharks and Minnows. Some boys climbed up
a 700 feet mountain during the game (something they shouldn’t have done.) During the afternoon some boys went swimming
in the Frio River in the park. Others
played miniature golf at the mini-golf course there are the park. That evening Hank Yowell hosted a campfire
ceremony with skits, songs, and stories.
Weather - Cloudy but warm
Activities: Scouts worked on their Communications
merit badge. Regular troop meetings were held on the 7th
and the 21st, a Court of Honor took place on the 14th
and a PLC meeting on the 28th. At the Court of Honor the following Scouts were advanced in rank: To Scout, Aiden Bankler, Noah Gonzalez, Quinn Porter. To Star Scout, Sam Buss. To Life Scout, Ethan Savell.
Camp Out – Ft.
McKavett 25-27 April 2014
Adult Leaders – 5, Ron Yowell, Craig Savell, Jeff Ricks, David
Scouts – 12
Armored Turtles: Pato Naredo,
Ethan Savell, Hank Yowell, and
Vipers: Evan Biondi, Aiden
Brinkler, Caleb Harris joined by Ben Malik
Apache/Shadow Riders: Jeffrey
Ricks, Andy Truss, Nicholas Mayes,
joined by Zach Harris
Activities – Ft. McKavett was an old cavalry fort used by the U. S.
Army during the Indian Wars. We all got
to sleep in one of the old stone barracks buildings. On Saturday morning the troop went on a hike. We saw
the spring where the soldiers from the fort got their water and the quarry
where they mined the stone to make the buildings of the fort. After the hike, the fort was hosting a “trade
day.” We watched a blacksmith, box
maker, and a seamstress, all doing things the old fashioned way. After lunch, the troop did a compass game. The Armored Turtles were the top patrol. The following scouts were recognized as the
top performers at compass: Pato and Hank
with zero misses; Ethan, Noah, and Ben with only one miss. Later that day, most boys went tubing at Llano
state park. In the evening all the boys
played capture the flag.
Weather - Cool in the morning but got hot as the day went buy. Few
clouds in the sky.
Activities: Scouts worked on the Personal Management merit
badge before regular meetings with Mr. Savell.
The troop held a Garage sale on the 17th at Churchill Estates as a fundraiser. Regular Troop meetings were held on the 5th,
12th, and 19th.
Outing: Quiet Waters Fish Camp, Danbury, TX 23 -25 May
Adults – 8, Karl Klose,
Craig Savell, Ron Yowell, Martin Truss, Jamil Malik, Corky Porter, and Harry
Scouts - Jake Allovio, Aiden Bankler, Brett Biondi, Evan Biondi,
Noah Gonzalez, Caleb Harris, Zach Harris, Kyle Klose, Ben
Malik, Nicholas Mayes, Stephen McNease,
Pato Naredo, Mario Ortiz, Quinn
Porter, Jeffrey Ricks,
Ethan Savell, Jack Schuepbach, Jacob Schwab,
Fletcher Seamster, Quinn Stone,
Andrew Truss, Woods Haydn, and
The troop camped at Mr. Klose’s brother in law’s private fish camp.
Instead of pitching tents the
boys slept in a storage area.
Each patrol cooked a meal in
the lodge kitchen. Some boys worked on the
Bird Watching merit badge and all
the boys fished for bass and catfish.
Crawfish traps and cleaned catfish
and deep-fried the cleaned fish. When it got dark the
scouts had a campfire program
organized by Caleb Harris. Since it
weekend before Memorial Day, there was also a talk about the
meaning of the day and we
used the fire to retire some
small American flags that were damaged when placing
them on the graves of
Weather: Not bad.
No rain, and not too hot.
Theme: Catch up
Activities: Scouts continued working
on their Personal Management merit badge under Mr. Savell.
Troop meetings on the 2nd,
and the 9th, and a PLC meeting on the 30th.
Constantin 15-21 June 2014
Adults: Karl Klose, Craig Savell, Jeff Ricks, Harry
Allovio, Aiden Bankler, Noah Gonzalez,
Caleb Harris, Kyle
Stephen McNease, Diego Naredo, Pato
Naredo, Alex Ochoa, Quinn Porter,
Jack Schuepbach, Quinn Stone, Noah
Tostenson, Andrew Truss, Haydn Woods,
Nicholas Mayes, Jeffrey Ricks,
Activities: Seven first year scouts attended Summer
Camp this year and went to Trail to
Eagle classes. As part of Trail to Eagle, they all hiked
up Johnson’s Peak and spent the
night under the stars. All eleven older Scouts did many
different Merit Badges.
All of the first year scouts
competed in a Build Your Own Boat Race.
Even though the boat broke in the
water they still laughed and had a good time.
Because of the drought, the lake water
level was too low for the Blob, one of the big attractions
for the Camp when we went two
years ago. But, the guys still found
ways to have fun.
Weather: IT WAS HOT!!!
Activities: The Scouts continued to work on their
Personal management with Mr. Savell.
The Troop Meetings are on the 7th,
14th, and 21st, and a PLC Meeting on the 28th.
Camp Out: Ink’s Lake State Park 19-20 July 2014
Adults: Karl Klose, Craig Savell, Jeff Ricks
Activities: Trip to a nearby water park.
Weather: Warm to hot, no rain.