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Troop 840 Boy Scout, Zach Ebert, and CHRISTUS St. Joseph Village-Coppell Director, Mr. Mitchell George

In May 2019, Troop 840 presented two scout-led Eagle Projects in service to the Coppell community.

First, Noah Morse, with the assistance of other Troop 840 scouts, built and installed a “Flag Retirement Drop Box” located in the parking lot of MacArthur Park at 400 S. MacArthur Blvd., Coppell, TX 75019, behind the Church of the Apostles, and in between the baseball fields and dog park.  

The United States Flag Code states, “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem of display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”  The box is designed to provide easy and respectful disposal of worn or frayed or “retired” U.S. or State flags.  We encourage the community to feel free to use it for this distinguished purpose and rest assured the flags will be disposed of in accordance with The United States Flag Code.

Second, Zach Ebert designed four raised garden beds for CHRISTUS St. Joseph Village-Coppell.  Zach Ebert chose to complete his eagle service project at CHRISTUS St. Joseph Village because two of his grandparents are residents.  The construction of the garden beds was accomplished by Zach, also with the assistance of fellow Troop 840 scouts, in March 2019.  On Thursday, May 30, 2019, the residents and director of CHRISTUS St. Joseph Village-Coppell officially dedicated their new raised garden, which has been planted with various herbs for use by the kitchen staff.  Space remains for the residents of CHRISTUS St. Joseph Village to add additional plants and flowers.  During the dedication ceremony, the Director, Mr. Mitchell George, commented that the Scouts had done such a great job putting the raised beds together; he had no doubt they could withstand any severe weather, including tornadoes.  

 

Troop 840 is honored to be a part of the Coppell community and will continue to do their part to keep Coppell the “Best Place to Live in Texas”. 

 

BSA Troop 840 meets on Tuesday evenings at the Church of the Apostles, 322 S. MacArthur Blvd, Coppell, TX, and is led by Scoutmaster Craig Warner and Senior Patrol Leader, Manjul Raj.

 

Photos attached.

 

 

Ana G. Lueiro

Troop 840 Publicity

(c) 972-742-7041

 

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Troop 840 Scouts hard at work spreading mulch.

 

Springtime is almost here, and Boy Scout Troop 840's Annual Mulch Sale is currently underway!

The troop is again selling premium quality Texas-sourced products from Living Earth Technology, with four different types of mulch, including hardwood, cedar, red colored and black colored.

The mulch comes in two-cubic foot bags and is competitively priced at $5.00 per bag, which includes free delivery by the scouts within the Coppell and Valley Ranch area.  Scouts will also spread the mulch at the customer's request for only $2.50 per bag.  Delivery and spreading of the mulch is expected to take place the weekend of February 23 and 24, 2019, with the possibility of an additional weekend of spreading, depending on demand. 

Proceeds from the sale will help individual scouts earn their own way to summer camp and monthly campouts, as well as fund Eagle projects.

To purchase mulch, contact any Troop 840 scout or send an email to mulch@troop840.org by Tuesday, February 12, 2019.

Troop 840, which is led by Scoutmaster Craig Warner and Senior Patrol Leader Carter Peck, meets weekly at the Church of the Apostles.

 

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Photo Collage: Troop 840 Scouts and adults prepare for the annual chili supper
Boy Scout Troop 840 will host its 25th annual "All You Can Stand" Chili Supper on Saturday, December 1, 2018, 5 to 8 p.m., in the Coppell Middle School North cafeteria, located at 120 Natches Trace in Coppell.
 
Tickets are $8 for the all-you-can-eat dinner, which includes beef or vegetarian chili, hot dogsbaked potatoes, and all the fixings. Additionally, chili may be purchased by the quart for $12. To purchase tickets or quarts, please contact a Troop 840 member or email: chilisupper@troop840.org. Tickets may be purchased at the door; however, advance purchase of tickets will ensure that the Troop will have enough chili and will also help scouts reach their chili-selling goal.  Advance purchase for quarts is also encouraged and will be available for pick up on December 1, 2018, at the supper.
 
Proceeds from the chili supper will be used to purchase camping gear; including tents, chairs, knives, hydration packs, sleeping bags, lanterns, and more, for the annual Scout Buck Auction held in May. Scouts must sell a pre-determined minimum amount of chili tickets to be eligible to participate in the auction, using "scout bucks" that they have earned throughout the year by attending meetings and campouts, advancing in rank, earning merit badges, holding leadership positions, participating in the knotmaster program, and other activities.   
 
Steve Lacey has cooked the chili since the event began 25 years ago as a way to fund the auction. His son, Nathan, a Troop 840 alumnus, now helps with the annual event also.  While the adults take care of the cooking, the Scouts take care of setting up, serving, and the clean up afterwards.  It's a Troop Tradition and the Scouts are happy to share it with our community.  
 
Troop 840, which is led by Scoutmaster Craig Warner and Senior Patrol Leader Carter Peck, meets weekly at Church of the Apostles.