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Composite Materials MB at Alliance Air Show

Posted on Oct 16 2017 - 5:52pm

What: Composite Materials MB offered at the Alliance Air Show
When: Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Where: Tarrant County College Aviation Center, 2301 Horizon Drive, Fort Worth, TX
Who: Any Scout who wants to earn this MB .... 
How: Register at this link HERE, where there is a Register button.
Cost: FREE!!
Details:
 Composite Materials are everywhere you look but most people don't recognize them. They go by the names of fiberglass, graphite, and Kevlar®. They are the backbone of today’s modern aircraft. You find them in rockets, jets, helicopters, cars, tennis racquets, surf boards, sail boats, bridges, and giant windmills generating electricity. Bell Helicopter, Tarrant County College, and SAMPE® (Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering) have teamed up to offer a free Composite Materials merit badge workshop. By earning this merit badge you will learn about the endless possibilities for using composites. You will also build two projects yourself using these high-tech materials.

Note: This free event is for registered Boy Scouts ages 11-17 only. Two workshop sessions are available and each is limited to 30 scouts. Due to space limitations, parents and siblings are not allowed into the workshop. (Please enjoy the air show while your Scout earns his merit badge.) Note that, although the workshop and air show are free, you still need to pay the $30 parking fee. Discount parking ($25) is available in advance at www.allianceairshow.com.
Remember: If you registered but are unable to attend, please cancel your ticket and free up a spot for another Scout. No-shows just take a seat from another Scout who could have attended. 
Directions: The workshop is in the Tarrant County College Aviation building located south of the main air show area. Follow the walking route shown in red on the map. This is a high traffic area for aircraft so use caution while walking. Escorts will also be available.
T840 Calendar: There is an event sign-up to enable ride-sharing, but this is NOT a T840 event. 


BSA Announces Inclusion of Girls!

Posted on Oct 11 2017 - 5:25pm

Today, October 11, BSA announced the inclusion of girls:

  • In BSA's Cub Scout program beginning in the fall of 2018
  • In BSA's Boy Scout program beginning in 2019 
  • Girls are already included in BSA's Venturing program

Read a well-written article about this announcement HERE

Popcorn $ales — Money in YOUR $cout Account!!

Posted on Oct 5 2017 - 1:06pm
Popcorn $ales — money in your $cout account!! Scouts, selling popcorn in T840 is NOT like it was Cub Scouts  — the profit you make (30% of sales) goes directly to your $cout Account and NONE goes to T840!! In addition, you get to select a prize appropriate to the level of your sales! 

Eagle Honor Roll Correction ...

Posted on Oct 5 2017 - 11:58am

Recently the mother of a T840 Eagle Scout who was (inadvertently) NOT listed on our Eagle Honor Roll emailed us to provide her son's information (along with confirmation proof). So, if you notice that your "number" on the T840 Eagle Honor Roll has changed, this is why .... 

Annual T840 Chili Supper

Posted on Oct 1 2017 - 5:43pm

It's Chili Supper time at T840 again! Every year, T840 Scouts sell tickets to the T840 Chili Supper in order to fund equipment purchases for the T840 Scout Buck Auction in the spring. Here are the details: 

Order T840-logo Apparel BY October 17th (in time for Winter Camp)

Posted on Oct 1 2017 - 5:41pm

It's becoming fall, which eventually becomes winter, so it's time to think about ordering fleece jackets, hoodies, beanies, and (NEW)long-sleeve shirts — all with the T840 logo on them. If you would like to keep warm at, say Trotter's Land or Winter Camp, click here to order cool-weather gear. This will take you to a Google form, which you should fill out with your order. IF you are a Scout, be sure you have your parents' permission since we will be ordering your apparel based on this order — and we will expect payment for it! Prices vary for the larger sizes but are correctly indicated in the form. 
Note: Orders will be closed at the T840 meeting on Tuesday, October 17th. Please bring payment for your order.

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