Category Archives: Troop News

Service hours opportunity


The Louisiana Showcase of Marching Bands festival is this Saturday. The festival benefits the UL Band.

Mr. Raymond needs 3-4 scouts again (and at least one parent) who can help with water stations and other activities from 2:30 – 5:30 PM Saturday, November 7th.

This is an approved service project for Scouts (and will probably count for Religion instead if needed for students attending St. Thomas More).

If you are interested please contact Mr. Raymond.

Stephen Gilkey


It is with the heaviest of hearts that we say goodbye to one of our favorite Scoutmasters, Eagle Scout Stephen Gilkey. The man who was always on the go and ready for the next adventure now experiences the ultimate experience with the Great Scoutmaster in the Sky.

We lost Stephen today in an accident today, and our heartbreak is great. Continue reading Stephen Gilkey

Hiking Trip

backpacking-iconWe are meeting at the Troop Trailer on Saturday, March 28 at 6:30 am for gear shakedown.

We will leave Lafayette promptly at 7:30 am. (Eat breakfast beforehand or bring with you AND bring a trail lunch with you).

We will drive to Backbone trailhead and arrive at 9:30 a.m. We will reach the campsite by noon, set up camp, and then eat lunch at the Creek. Then back to the campsite for dinner and campfire.

On Sunday, we will break camp and head to St. Cyril Catholic Church for Mass in Flatwoods, LA at 11:00. Bring $$ for lunch as we will stop for lunch on the way back. Don’t forget some water shoes and a bathing suit and a small towel to play in the creek!

Court of Honor news

eagle_patchThe Winter Court of Honor has been rescheduled to Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 1:30 P.M. in the Life Center.

Making this an even more special event will be the conferring of the rank of Eagle to Hunter Bouillon and Alex Goodrich.

All new ranks and advancements will be recognized at this ceremony, so it’s sure to be a fantastic time. Please be sure you’re a part of this celebration. We wouldn’t be a troop without you!

Troop meeting Thursday!

Next Tuesday is the UL game, so we moved our meeting to next Thursday. It will be at 6:30 P at the Acadiana Bicycle Company shop on Johnston Street across the road from Pimon Thai on the corner of Grand and Johnston.  Each scout can bring a wheel from their personal bike to be inspected, and Andre (a former Life scout with T405) will be there to show how to change a flat and other emergency repairs. We may even have biking safety demos. 

Summer Camp Reminders


  • We will meet in uniform at this SATURDAY’s Mass at 5:00 P at St. Pius. Please have all gear (except for day pack) packed as we will pack the trailer immediately following Mass.

  • We leave promptly on SUNDAY, June 29 at 6:30 AM from the front of school. Again, be in uniform and have a lunch and water bottle and snacks packed in your day pack.

  • Scouts, you may want to pack each day’s clothes in a two-gallon zip lock bag marked with the day of the week. Quicker you get ready in the morning, the quicker we get to breakfast and flag raising.

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Crawfish Boil!

Our annual Crawfish Boil is almost here! Friday, May 16 we’ll be serving up 4 pounds of delicious, steaming crawfish with all the fixings for just $20 a serving! You can’t beat that deal! Get in your uniform, and with your parent’s permission go out into your neighborhood making sure your friends and neighbors get their crustacean cravings filled!

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