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Spring, Texas - Phoenix District


History
Troop 87 was founded in 2002.  Our Charter Organization is Cypress Creek Christian Church,  6823 Cypresswood.

Purpose
Our purpose is to offer the highest quality Scouting experience possible. We are a boy-led troop, and we emphasize leadership, camping, volunteerism, fundraising and rank advancement.

Fun
Having fun is first and foremost.  The Scouts select their own programs, which include games, skits and side trips.

Camping
We camp at least once each month.  Family members are welcome to join campouts.

High Adventure
At least once each year.  Some of our previous trips have been to:
- Florida Sea Base Philmont, NM
- 100 Year Scout Jamboree – Virginia
- New Mexico White Water Rafting
- Camp Orr, Arkansas
- Buffalo Trails Scout Ranch, Big Bend , TX

Facilities/Resources
Fully equipped “lock-up”, including trailers, canoes, kayaks, cook stoves, tents, fishing equipment, and more.

Leadership
- Committee Chair & Scoutmaster are Eagle Scouts
- 100% adult fully certified BSA trained leaders
- We strongly encourage parents to join either the Scoutmaster Corps or Troop
   Committee

Advancements
- Our leaders are certified to teach over 60 Scout Merit Badges
- We strongly encourage rank advancement. 

Fundraising
We provide opportunities for each Scout to earn money to pay for all his Scouting expenses and learn valuable selling and marketing skills.  Fundraisers include:
- Troop-Sponsored Garage Sales
- Scout Fair Ticket Sales
- Popcorn Sales

Community Service
- Each year, we sponsor “All Aboard”, a free Amtrak Train Ride for all Cub Scouts
    in Phoenix District
- We originated and sponsor “Tracks for Packs”, whereby we set up and run
   Pinewood Derbys for Phoenix District Cub Scout Packs.
- We collect food donations for BSA’s “Scouting for Food” program.
- We sponsor food drives for Boys & Girls Country

Awards/Accomplishments
- 2011 “Platinum Award”, Troop of the Year, Phoenix District’s Highest Unit Quality
   Award
- Gold Star Quality Unit Award 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Meetings
- 6410 Spring Cypress, Spring, TX 77379
- Meetings are held every Monday at 7PM
- Call us to schedule a troop visit 281-374-9393 or 281-376-7688

Questions
Ron Bartulla – Scoutmaster@t87.org
Gil Stapf – Committeechair@t87.org
Website – webmaster@t87.org


Troop Policies and Bylaws:
Policies and Procedures
Conduct and Discipline
Camp-out Policies
Bylaws