Boy Scout Troop 83 to celebrate 40th anniversary

(ROCKWALL, TX – August 31, 2015) Back in 1975, a new Boy Scout troop emerged in Rockwall. Troop 83 was chartered by the First United Methodist Church. It started with only 12 boys and now has 77 active scouts. The troop has seen many changes over the years, yet has remained a strong and contributing force […]

Trail project leads to young man Eagle Scout

Trail project leads to young man Eagle Scout

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 12, 2015) The rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America is a very special honor; it takes perseverance, integrity and strength. My journey to becoming an Eagle was an interesting one and you will soon find out why. One of the best-known requirements is to conduct an Eagle […]

Donors sought to help Eagle Scout project at Squabble Creek Trail

ROCKWALL, TX (Jan. 29, 2015) I’ve enjoyed being a columnist for the Blue Ribbon News for over a year, where I’ve had the pleasure of sharing my love of Boy Scouts. My Eagle Scout Project has now begun and I need your help to complete it. The project consists of placing plaques around the 6 mile […]

Scout Troop 83 experiences adventures, sells fall flowers and kale

ROCKWALL, TX (September 23, 2014) Hello, my name is Caleb Davis and I am a Life Scout in Troop 83 here in Rockwall. Today, I will tell you about our latest adventures, such as Summer Camp at Scout Camp Buck Toms in Tennessee; NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training); our troop elections; and our annual Canoeing Campout […]

Rockwall Scouts think out of the box

ROCKWALL, TX (June 23, 2014) In this column, we’ll discuss Circle Ten’s Order of the Arrow Ordeal, Troop 83’s Refrigerator Box Campout, and the results of our Spring flower sales. Scout Troop 83 sold an unbelievable amount of flowers. Total flats sold were 490, which equates to $10,172! We sell them to raise money for […]

Scouts attend Spring Camporee, Order of the Arrow

ROCKWALL, TX (May 13, 2014) In this edition we will talk about Circle Ten’s annual Spring Camporee. We will also take an in-depth look at the Boy Scouts’ National Honor Society, which is called The Order of the Arrow, or OA. Finally, we will discuss the volunteer work we do on our campouts. BSA just […]

Scouting adventures: Battleship Texas and spring flowers

ROCKWALL, TX (March 23, 2014) In this month’s column, we’ll be talking about Troop 83’s latest adventures. Before we start, I would like to tell you about Troop 83’s spring fundraiser. We are gearing up to sell a variety of spring flowers, fresh from the grower. Half of the money we raise is put into […]

ON MY HONOR: A lesson in Scouting

ROCKWALL (January 27, 2014) The Boy Scouts of America are a group of young men, ages 10 to 18, who like to help others and learn the values of life. Scouts do volunteer work for the community, enjoy exciting field trips and experience outdoor adventures. In Boy Scouts there are ranks, similar to the military. […]

Geo-caching, zombies, and giving back

Geo-caching, zombies, and giving back

ROCKWALL (December 19, 2013) Boy Scout Troop 83’s recent geocaching campout was a blast! We learned how to use a GPS (global positioning system). Each group of Scouts went through the same course. Each patrol also made one pot meals, and my group won the contest with a dish of macaroni calzones. My group’s iron […]

On My Honor: A look at Scouting in Rockwall

On My Honor: A look at Scouting in Rockwall

Hello, my name is Caleb Davis and I am a Star Scout in Boy Scout Troop 83 in Rockwall. I have been given the opportunity to write a column for Blue Ribbon News. My column will focus on Boy Scout troops in Rockwall – Troop 83 in greater detail. I hope to explain to the […]