Trinity Trails District, BSA

Fort Worth, Texas, USA

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Congratulations to Trinity Trails' Newest Eagle Scouts!

Eagel Scout medal

Four Trinity Trails Scouts achieved the rank of Eagle Scout at January's Eagle Boards of Review!

Congratulations to Trinity Trails District's newest Eagles:

  • Rhys Boyd, Troop 50
  • Jackson Key, Troop 17
  • Kennedy Kirchhefer, Troop 499
  • Jacob Richmond, Troop 97

And many thanks to those Scouters who came out to participate as Eagle Board members!

Steve Beyt
District Advancement
Last Updated on Saturday, 21 January 2017 14:10
 

Tri Fort Worth (triathlon) service opportunities on May 21

Tri Fort Worth service opportunities

Tri Fort Worth is the first ever full and half distance triathlon in Fort Worth.  The organizers would love for the Boy Scouts to be involved in some fashion.  There are many volunteer opportunities such as to man an aid station (bike or run).  The event takes place May 21, 2017.

Below are several suggested areas for volunteer work available to Toops, Crews and Packs.  Please consider helping to make this inaugural triathlon a success.


Transition 1 & Transition 2 Set up  – 5-20-17
This entails some physical labor.  There will be someone from Tri Fort Worth to instruct them and other volunteers as well.  This shift is from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Bike Gear Bags  – 5-20-17
This station entails monitoring bags as they come in and ensuring they are in proper numerical order.  There are two shifts for this spot:  8:00 am – 12:30 pm and 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm.

Run Gear Bags  – 5-20-17
This station entails monitoring bags as they come in and ensuring they are in proper numerical order.  There are two shifts for this spot:  8:00 am – 12:30 pm and 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm.

Swim Set Up – 5-20-17
This entails some physical labor.  There will be someone from Tri Fort Worth to instruct them and other volunteers as well.  This shift is from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Bike Aid Stations – 5-21-17
There are 8 aid stations that we still need manned.  Each station’s shift is from 5 – 6 hours which could be broken up into two shifts per troop if need be (that is an internal decision you guys will make).  The bike aid stations will be in charge of bottle hand off and manning a table w/food and drink.  Because this area can get dicey, I suggest older scouts with a few adults if possible.  The shift times vary for each aid station-the earliest starts at 7:00 am and the latest is over at 5:30 pm. 

Bike Special Needs  – 5-21-17
This entails collecting bags from the athletes and then delivering and putting them in numerical order at one of the bike aid stations.  An adult and vehicle would be needed for this volunteer spot.

Finish Line Set Up/Tear Down  – 5-21-17
This entails some physical labor.  There will be someone from Tri Fort Worth to instruct them and other volunteers as well.  Set up is from 7:00 am – 10:00 am and tear down is from 12:00 am to 2:00 am (perhaps not the best option for scouts due to the hour).

Gear Bags – 5-21-17
The volunteers for the first shift (5:30 pm to 8:00 pm) will gather gear bags from the transition area and deliver to the central gear bag location and sort in numerical order.  The second shift (8:30 pm. To 12:30 am) will assist athletes in retrieving their bags after the race.

Morning Clothes Bags – 5-21-17
The first shift (4:45 am to 8:00 am) will gather morning bags from the athletes.  The second shift (9:30 am to 11:30 M) will take the gear bags and wetsuits to the central gear bag location.  An adult and vehicle would be needed for this volunteer spot.

Run Aid Stations – 5-21-17
There are 13 aid stations that we still need manned.  Each station’s shift is from 5 – 6 hours which could be broken up into two shifts per troop if need be (that is an internal decision you guys will make).  The run aid stations will be in charge of manning a table w/food and drink and handing water cups to the athletes as they run by.  This can be a very fun and interactive volunteer spot.  We encourage music, themes, and anything that will excite and motivate the athletes.  As you might expect, by this point of the race they are very tired and speaking from experience, it’s a huge boost to the spirit to go through a fun station.   The shift times vary for each aid station-the earliest starts at 10:45 am and the latest is over at 12:00 am.

Run Special Needs  – 5-21-17
This entails collecting bags from the athletes and then delivering and putting them in numerical order at one of the run aid stations.  An adult and vehicle would be needed for this volunteer spot.

Swim Tear Down – 5-21-17
This entails some physical labor.  There will be someone from Tri Fort Worth to instruct them and other volunteers as well.  This shift is from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Transition 1 Tear Down  – 5-21-17
This entails some physical labor.  There will be someone from Tri Fort Worth to instruct them and other volunteers as well.  This shift is from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Transition 2 Tear Down  – 5-22-17
This entails some physical labor.  There will be someone from Tri Fort Worth to instruct them and other volunteers as well.  This shift is from 12:00 am to 3:00 am (likely not ideal for the scouts due to the hour).


These times are all subject to change slightly depending on how the race is flowing – but I believe they are very close to what you can expect.  We will provide everything for the aid stations—we just need the man power.  There will be at Tri Fort Worth volunteer leader available at all the volunteer locations to give directions, so don’t feel like you will be left to figure it out for yourselves. 


I thought I would also give you a quick rundown of how these types of races work. 

The athletes will check in at T-1 (located at the swim start area) where they can drop off water/food and check their tire pressure and drop off their morning bag clothes before the race start.  Then they will start the race with a 2.4 or 1.2 mile swim at Marine Creek.  Once they finish the swim, they will go to a changing tent where they put on their bike clothes and then set out on a 112 or 56 mile bike ride (you can see the map of the bike route on www.trifortworth.com).  The bike portion will end in the downtown Fort Worth area where they will enter into Transition 2.  They will rack their bike, got into a changing tent where they put on their run clothes.  They then head out on a 26.2 or 13.1 mile run which will end at the finish line in the downtown area.   For those doing the full distance, the aid stations at about the halfway point on the bike and run will also be a special needs station.  The special needs station will have their bag of goodies that they packed for themselves. 

After the race, the athletes will pick up all their bags and their bike.


As you can see, the need for volunteers for events of this magnitude are great.  Any assistance you can provide will be greatly appreciated.   As an athlete, it always seems like the youth are the ones that boost you up along the way.  The most helpful aid station I had during my Ironman race this past spring was a Boy Scout troop that manned the special needs station for the bike and is the reason that I wanted to reach out to your organization. 


Hope to hear from you soon.

Karen Bass
Volunteer Coordinator
Tri Fort Worth
817-360-0797 cell
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Last Updated on Saturday, 21 January 2017 14:10
 

Webelos Invited to Troop 707 Kyle Mountain Campout

Webelos, Do You Want To Camp on a Mountain?

Troop 707 is hosting a second year Webelo camp out at Worth ranch January 14, 2017.  It will start at Todd campsite and go up Kyle mountain in the afternoon to spend the night on top.  We will have a small fire that night.  Parents are encouraged to go up for the night or they can stay down at Todd campsite.  Troop 707 will supply lunch on Saturday and Breakfeast Sunday morning.  Saturday evening will be up to each person.  Any one going up on Kyle needs to bring a MRE or something to cook for dinner.  The boy scouts are there to show the younger scouts how to camp and back packing cooking.  For the people staying down at Todd for the night there will be stoves and cookware from the troop to use.

 

This is a great opportunity to check out Troop 707 and discover if your Webelo is a good fit.

For more information, please contact Mike Cormier at 682-225-2796 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Climbing the Summit


 


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Trinity Trails Contacts

David Rico,
Field Director – Western Service Area
david.rico@scouting.org


Steve Baker,
District Chair (Acting)
chair@trinitytrails.net
Jason Kelly,
District Commissioner
commish@trinitytrails.net
Fritz Quast,
Vice-Chair
vice-chair1@trinitytrails.net
Kevin McClean,
Vice-Chair
vice-chair2@trinitytrails.net
James Horton,
Cub Roundtable Commissioner
cub-rt@trinitytrails.net
David Brynell,
Scout Roundtable Commissioner
scout-rt@trinitytrails.net
Cory Tallman,
Activities
activities@trinitytrails.net
Steve Beyt,
Advancement
advancement@trinitytrails.net
Joel Lewallen,
Camp Cards
campcards@trinitytrails.net
Blake Leva,
Popcorn
popcorn@trinitytrails.net
Kevin McCormick,
Nominating Committee Chair
nominating@trinitytrails.net
James Tinker,
Venturing Round Table Chair
venture-rt@trinitytrails.net
Open,
Webelos to Scout Transition Coordinator
webelos2scout@trinitytrails.net
Sayi Prasad Gottumukkala,
Social Media Coordinator
social@trinitytrails.net
Open,
Camping
camping@trinitytrails.net
Carll Martinez,
Family Friends of Scouting
ffos@trinitytrails.net
Mike Cormier,
Camporee
camporee@trinitytrails.net
Brent Clark,
OA Advisor
oa-advisor@trinitytrails.net
Open,
Training
training@trinitytrails.net
Gaby Pilonieta,
District Awards
awards@trinitytrails.net
Bill Peterson,
Merit Badges
meritbadge@trinitytrails.net
Douglas Abernathy,
Webmaster
webmaster@trinitytrails.net