In 2018, Troop 221 is celebrating 45 years of Scouting in Plano. We are a medium-sized troop with about 65 active Scouts. Our goals are to deliver all that the Scouting Program has to offer with a particular focus on Character, Adventure & Leadership.
We focus on Character by expecting a great deal from our boys. We have high expectations for the way that young men should act and treat one another. Our boys are accountable to each other.
We focus on Adventure by encouraging our Scouts to plan and execute challenging outings. We also send crews to at least 2 BSA High Adventure Programs each summer. This past summer, we sent one crew to Sea Base and 2 crews were prepared to tackle Philmont. Sadly, our Philmont treks were canceled due to the wildfires that closed Philmont for the season. We are looking forward to Philmont again in 2020. Next summer, we have 2 crews going to Sea Base to sail and snorkel around the Florida Keys and 1 crew going to the Northern Tier Canoe Base in Atikokan, Ontario.
We believe the only way to develop leadership is to practice leadership. Our boys run the program with coaching and mentoring by adults who are keenly interested in their growth and development. We believe that Scouting is the greatest youth organization in the world and our goal for the boys that pass thru this program is for them to have a life-changing experience. For more information, please contact us here.
Character, Adventure, Leadership – That’s what we’re about!
When we had our planning conference last year, the boys spent a lot of time planning a "LARP" campout. LARP stands for Live Action Role Play. We'll build swords they said and we'll have battles in the woods. The adults were a bit skeptical but we told the boys that...read more
Our annual Dade Ranch Shooting Sports Campout is the most anticipated weekend of our Scouting year. Due to some crazy weather last year, we had to cancel the campout for the first time in 10+ years. So, we had 2 patrols that hadn't experienced the greatness of the...read more
In May, Troop 221 traveled to Camp Constantin for our annual canoe shakedown campout. We use this campout to get ready for our Buffalo River Canoe Trip. One of the ways we prepare is to keep the stoves in the trailer for this campout and only allow meals to be...read more
Troop 221 sent two crews to Philmont Scout Ranch this summer. These are a few notes and photos from Crew 719-H-01, aka "Hotel 1". There were 11 members in our Crew and we selected Itinerary 13 back in April. We arrived in Base Camp on July 19th. We checked in and...read more
Our 6th Buffalo River Canoe Trip was outstanding. We left at 6:00 am the day after school got out, made the drive to Silver Hill, AR, got our equipment loaded into canoes and managed to get a couple miles down the river. It was a heck of a day..as always. For this...read more
Last summer, we took a crew of 20 to Florida Seabase for a Sea Exploring Adventure. On the front end of our trip, we spent a day and a half exploring Ft. Lauderdale & the Everglades. We took an Airboat Tour and had a great time hanging out at the hotel pool....read more