Welcome to Troop 976's Website!

We're glad you've stopped by and we are interested in having you come join us! We hope this information gives you a brief overview of our troop. Please use the "Contact Us" link on the left if you have any more questions.

Chartered Organization
Central Baptist Church Men's Ministry
Meeting Place
Central Baptist Church - Family Life Center - The Gathering Room
Meeting Day & Time
Monday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Check the Upcoming Events on the right for upcoming meetings and events
Troop Philosophy
Provide the platform to learn leadership and citizenship through a boy led Troop, guided by the Scout Oath and Law. The troop welcomes all believers and is non-sectarian.
Troop Camping Program
Generally, Troop 976 are traditional campers (backpacking, canoeing, and primitive tent camping) that are dictated by the themes the Scouts decide in the annual planning meeting. We camp on a monthly basis usually within one hour of Bryan-College Station.
Equipment Resources
We provide for the Scouts tents, dining flys, patrol chuck boxes, lanterns, stoves, cookware, ropes, tarps, and other tools. Troop 976 maintains a double axle trailer, first aid kit and supplies and provides an adult dining fly, adult chuck box and cookware. We also have a pinewood derby track.
Weekly Meeting Emphasis
The Troop meets weekly and the monthly theme is decided by the Scouts at the annual planning meeting.
Summer Camp History
The Scouts determine which Summer Camp they will participate in. A recent history includes: Camp Pioneer in Arkansas; Camp El Rancho Cima in the Texas Hill Country in addition the high adventure crew went to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico; Worth Ranch in Palo Pinto in addition the high adventure group attended Sid Richardson Camp on Lake Bridgeport; Camp Hale in Oklahoma; Camp Alexander in Colorado; and the Troop will be at Lost Pines Scout Camp in Bastrop, TX. summer 2013 and a high adventure crew will be attending Philmont Scout Ranch.
Fundraising Activities
We participate in the Trails End Popcorn. A portion of Scout sales are credited to each Scouts individual account which can be applied to dues and camping fees.
Service Projects
Bryan Noon Lions Club Flag Distribution, Friends of the Library Book Sale, Crestview Christmas Caroling, Scouting for Food, Central Baptist Headstart Program and others as need arises and times allow.
Trained Leaders
We place an emphasis on both indoor and outdoor leader training. This is ongoing from day one in our troop. Many of our adults and older scouts wear the "Trained" patch on their left sleeve to signify their status. Some have other certifications as well.
Eagle Scout History
Since 1964 more than 50 of our Scouts have attained the rank of Eagle.

Eagle Court of Honor

Posted by jbuchanan1 on Apr 20 2015 - 7:33pm

The Eagle Court of Honor for Coleman James Elms will be held Sunday May 10 at Central Baptist Church at 3:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. All Scouts,

CPR Training

Posted by dabridges3 on Apr 18 2015 - 12:25pm

There will be a CPR training class on Sunday April 19th from 1-4 P.M. at Central Baptist Church Children's wing.
The cost is $40.00 per person and must be 14 years of age to attend.

Philmont Trek

Posted by jbuchanan1 on Apr 7 2015 - 7:03am

2015 twelve day Philmont Trek July 1 through July 14 2015

April Campout - Railroading Merit Badge

Posted by gjones1 on Mar 26 2015 - 8:42am

For our April camp-out, on the weekend of the 25th, we will be visiting the Texas State Railroad in Rusk, TX with camping onsite. As part of this trip, we will be working on the Railroading merit badge. The merit badge activities include a shop tour of the train depot and facilities as well as a train ride. The ride includes a round-trip excursion with one of their historic engines departing from the Rusk depot to the Palestine depot, at 11:00am and return at 3:30pm. The trip is 1 ½ hours each way with 1 ½ hours lunch layover at the Palestine depot for a total 4 ½ hour experience. You will need to bring your own sack lunch. Beverages and snacks are available for purchase in the train's concession car.

Summer Camp

Posted by dabridges3 on Mar 20 2015 - 8:42am

This year we are Going to Buffalo Trails Scout Ranch outside of Fort Davis Texas.
The dates for Camp are June 13th-20th
The cost for Camp is $350 per Scout and $250 per Adult which includes transportation fees.

Troop Elections

Posted by dabridges3 on Mar 17 2015 - 10:10am

Troop Elections are next Monday March 23rd
If you are running for a position you need to fill out a leadership application and turn it in to me on Monday.

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