Post 178 is proud to wish our scouts a Happy 108th Birthday
The Boy Scouts of America – one hundred years young and still going strong! Celebrate the adventure and continue the journey as Scouting launches its 108th year.
IT ALL BEGAN IN A FOG
While walking the misty streets of London in 1909, American businessman William Boyce lost his way. A boy offered to guide him to his destination. Boyce wanted to pay him, but the boy explained that he was a Scout, and that Scouts do not accept money for doing good turns.
Eager to learn more, Mr. Boyce met with Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scout movement in Great Britain. Boyce knew that boys back home would like the idea, so he brought Scouting to the United States. Papers incorporating the Boy Scouts of America were signed on February 8, 1910 – the date celebrated as the official birthday of the BSA.
Boy Scout Troop 178 Frisco, Texas
Spring 2018 Mulch Sale
Quality, clean, organic materials for your landscape.
2 cubic foot bags cover 10 square feet/2 inches deep.
2 cubic foot bag – black mulch
2 cubic foot bag – brown hardwood mulch
2 cubic foot bag – black mulch – delivered
2 cubic foot bag – brown hardwood mulch – delivered
Saturday, March 3 AM Saturday, March 10 AM Saturday, March 17 AM
Saturday, March 3 PM Saturday, March 10 PM Saturday, March 17 PM
Sunday, March 4 PM Sunday, March 11 PM Sunday, March 18 PM
We will contact you by text with a delivery “4 hour window” one week prior to delivery.
We will do our best to deliver on one of your 3 delivery time choices
Sales will be attributed to the troop and will allow us to help make the troop successful and supports the development of our country’s future leaders.
Each bag will cover 10 square feet with 2 inches of mulch.
Visit the sales page at
to submit your order
This fundraiser will benefit the troop by raising funds to cover the cost of shared expenses for Troop 178 and Crew 178.
Pickup will be on the scheduled delivery dates at All Storage Eldorado located at
6707 Eldorado Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75033
Next to the Frisco Gun Club
Contact David Grandfield : email@example.com with any questions
In Honor of Marta Balboa-Griffith, Grandmother to two of our scouts, most ardent supporter, cheerleader, and unofficial “Godmother” to all our scouts; her family has created a Memorial Fund in her name, offering financial help to underprivileged boys from single parent homes; something she herself experienced after being widowed at a young age.
Wood Badge is a Scouting leadership program and the related award for adult leaders in the programs of Scout associations throughout the world. Wood Badge courses aim to make Scouters better leaders by teaching advanced leadership skills, and by creating a bond and commitment to the Scout movement. In the United States Wood Badge is the highest level of adult Scout leader training available.
Courses generally have a combined classroom and practical outdoors-based phase followed by a Wood Badge tickets, also known as the project phase. By “working the tickets”, participants put their newly gained experience into practice to attain ticket goals aiding the Scouting movement.
The first Wood Badge training was organized by Francis “Skipper” Gidney and lectured at by Robert Baden-Powell and others at Gilwell Park (United Kingdom) in September 1919. Wood Badge training has since spread across the world with international variations.
On completion of the course, participants are awarded the Wood Badge beads to recognize significant achievement in leadership and direct service to young people. The pair of small wooden beads, one on each end of a leather thong (string), is worn around the neck as part of the Scout uniform.
The beads are presented together with a taupe neckerchief bearing a tartan patch of the Maclaren clan, honoring William de Bois Maclaren, who donated the funds to purchase Gilwell Park in 1919 and for improvements to the house that was on the estate.
The neckerchief with the braided leather woggle (neckerchief slide) denotes the membership of the 1st Gilwell Scout Group or Gilwell Troop 1.
Pictured above, newly appointed Scoutmaster David Grandfield after being awarded his Beads, Woggle and Neckerchief signaling completion of his Wood Badge training.