Welcome to Troop 842!!

We are Boy Scouts of America Troop 842 in Coppell, Texas, chartered by the First United Methodist Church in Coppell.

We meet on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm at 420 South Heartz Road in Coppell.  You are welcome to visit and learn more about us.

Our Scoutmaster can be contacted at scoutmaster@troop842.com

Once members are logged-in, they will see details related to Troop announcements and upcoming events.  Any questions about this website can be sent to:  communications@troop842.com. 




Campout Cooking Opportunties!

Posted on Jan 27 2021 - 8:09am

We have many Scouts who have requested the opportunity to cook on an upcoming campout in order to complete requirements for the Camping and/or Cooking Merit Badges.  In order to maximize everyone’s opportunities, we have decided to host a Cooking-focused campout at Hickory Creek (Lake Lewisville) the weekend of March 25-27.  For this campout, we will divide into numerous small “patrols” to maximize the number of Scouts who have the opportunity to cook.  All Scouts are welcome to this campout, so if you do not need to cook and simply wish to be fed, please register. (We will also need quite a few adults to join us this weekend as BSA guidelines for cooking during the COVID pandemic require us to keep close supervision on the cooking process.) 

Registration is Open for Feb Show 'n' Do Event

Posted on Jan 24 2021 - 10:48am

The weekend of Feb 5-7, we will be camping at Camp Wisdom for the District-wide Show 'n' Do event.  This is our opportunity to show the incoming Webelos and other troops in the area how we do Scouting.  This is often a fun event with the construction of a monkey bridge, camp-wide activities, campfires, etc. Please register here ASAP so that we can get an accurate headcount for the event organizers. 

January Merit Badge Opportunities

Posted on Jan 1 2021 - 10:58am

On January 16th, we will be kicking work on the Family Life merit badge and on January 17th, we will be starting formal work on the Camping merit badge. These are both Eagle required merit badges and being made available to a limited number of Scouts who are ranked First Class and above.  Registration is open through the troop calendar.  If you are a Scout ranked First Class or above and you have not yet completed these merit badges, please be sure to register right away.

Northern Tier, 2021

Posted on Dec 13 2020 - 6:39am

Troop 842 has a few spots available for a crew to paddling the Great Northwoods wilderness along the US-Canadian border this coming Summer from June 24 to July 1, 2021. This is an incredible adventure available to Scouts who are 14+ (or 13 and have completed the 8th grade) at the time of the event. If you might be interested, please contact Bryan Smith (bryan.c.smith@live.com) to discuss. 

Potential Aquatics Event on Dec 12

Posted on Dec 6 2020 - 2:09pm

This coming Saturday, December 12, we will be reserving time at the Coppell YMCA (146 Town Center Blvd, Coppell, TX 75019) to work on the following requirements:

Problems Logging Into Scoutbook

Posted on Nov 29 2020 - 1:56pm

BSA IT reset some of the security infrastructure surrounding Scoutbook last week.  As a result, some individuals are experiencing problems logging into the Scoutbook website.

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