“Chill” Campout at USS Lexington – January 2022

“Chill” Campout at USS Lexington – January 2022

In January, Troop 221 took advantage of the 3-day MLK weekend and headed to Corpus Christi. We spent a couple of nights aboard the USS Lexington, a US Naval Aircraft Carrier that is now a museum. Troop 221 last visited the USS Lexington in 2002, exactly 20 years ago!...
Chicken Chopped! – December 2021

Chicken Chopped! – December 2021

December campout, referred to as CHOPPED, was held Dec 10-12 at the YMCA Adventure Camp Pavilion located in Anna. After Lauren Hamilton collected all the signatures on the needed paperwork, off we caravanned with our orange lights blinking as we followed the trailer....
Toys for Tots Service Project

Toys for Tots Service Project

Troop 221 joined Marines, JROTC and other veterans to collect toys at the Cabela’s in Allen. 10 Scouts helped gather toys from cars that lined up to donate toys. We had the pleasure to see the JEEP car club, Tesla car club and many other Holiday lit cars. The venue...
Ouachita Backpacking Trip – November 2021

Ouachita Backpacking Trip – November 2021

Troop 221 held one of our favorite campouts of the year – backpacking in the beautiful Ouachita Mountains in southeastern Oklahoma.  We started the trip at 6:30am on Saturday morning at the 17 acres parking lot, where we gathered our geared and headed out on the...
Orienteering

Orienteering

Sunday, November 7th, Troop 221 demonstrated orienteering. The weather was fantastic as we trekked through Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve for a 1 mile course. The scouts learned how to find & follow a heading on a compass. They also learned how to figure...