BSA 914

Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of so many, we were able to surpass our goals!  Words cannot express how thankful our troop is, to be able to replace all the equipment it took us a decade to acquire.  Moving forward, our GoFundMe account Standingtall914 (BSA Troop 914) will initiating  a foundation to specifically manage to and issue scholarships for college bound scouts from our troop.  These scholarships will benefit scouts that remain in our troop until their senior year in high school and scouts that advance to the rank of Eagle Scout.

Genesis 50:20
You intended to harm me but God intended it for good to accomplish what is being done, the saving of many lives.

On 4/18/20, our equipment trailer and complete inventory of camping gear was stolen from the parking lot of our chartered organization, St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. This gear is used exclusively by our entire Troop, Crew as well as our Cub Scouts. The Troop does have insurance on the trailer. Unfortunately, it comes with a very high deductible and a max payout for the policy. Once both of these factors are taken into consideration we will only receive 25-30% of the replacement cost of the trailer and all of its contents. We are heading into summer camp season with no gear and are hoping you can help.

Troop 914 was established in 1996 with six Scouts, two tents, and one piece of outdoor cooking equipment. Over those years, our young men worked hard and acquired sleeping bags, cooking equipment, tents and a trailer to haul and house this equipment.

In the last 24 years, Troop 914 has created over 60 Eagle Scouts and 10 Eagle Scouts Palms. Our Troop and the overall mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young men to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the scout oath and law. Scouting is a Leadership program, our young scouts have fun camping, working with the community and studying science, medicine, engineering, politics, journalism, business, finance and project management.

Our Troop does not have enough funds to replace the equipment without passing this burden onto our young men and their families. All the funds raised will be used to replace the gear and trailer.

Whether you are able to give or not, please keep the boys of Troop 914 in your prayers. We continue with our commitment, to help raise a generation of young men that will be leaders in their communities.
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Donations 

  • Kanisha Goodwin
    • $25 
    • 4 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $150 
    • 4 yrs
  • Charlotte Hill
    • $100 
    • 4 yrs
  • Amber Davenport
    • $10 
    • 4 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 4 yrs
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Organizer and beneficiary

Standing Tall
Organizer
Rowlett, TX
Keith Kennedy
Beneficiary

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