Welcome to Troop 224

Troop 224’s objective is to maintain an active and varied outdoor program that has an outing at least 8-10 times per year. Every 6 months after officer elections the troop will plan all of its outings for the next period.  A calendar is then generated that gets posted to the web and distributed to Scouts and parents.  

Key Metrics

2017 Recharter resulting in 49 Scouts

Average age of Eagle Acheivement 16.8 years of age

Total Eagle Count 73 (3 so far in 2017, 8 in 2016, 4 in 2015, 8 in 2014)

Eagle achievement 95% once Life rank achieved

28 Adult Leaders

Troop 224 is an organized group of scouts and adults ready for action and adventure.  We meet weekly on Mondays at 7:30pm to 8:30pm at Greenville Oaks Church in Allen Texas.  You cannot take the “OUTING” out of “SCOUTING.” In fact most boys join and stay in Troop 224 so that they can go on adventures and enjoy the time with their scouting friends. 49 Scouts - 3 Patrols 

Top List 

Troop Camping trips with a mix of activities, with a Yearly High Adventure program
Productive/Highly attended Summer Camp every year rotating camps every year
•Consistent Spread of age groups within the patrols
•Strong  Executive Committee Board and Committee members with yrs of experience
Financially Stable for many years
High Renewal of Scouts at Recharter
High Attendance at the Committee Meetings
Rank Advancement monitored and supported 
Size of the Troop makes it more of a Family than a Scouting Organization
Boy Led Mission – not a continuance of Cub Scouts
Strong Communication via the Troops Web site with a published calendar
Come join us and enjoy Scouting like you have never experienced 
EAGLE COUNT 73 and growing 
Eagle Scout Project Year Number
Hall, Weston Preschool landscaping 2017               73
Miller, Eric Horse Shed at SPCA Collin County 2017               72
Graham, Tyler Kirk Evans of Olson Elementary Planters 2017               71
Taylor, Kendall Faith Church - Landscaping 2016               70
Martin, Garrett Raptor Center - remove 75 trees from prairie land 2016               69
Young, Ben ACO Food Pantry 2016               68
Bruner, Landen Lucas Fire Dept - Table & Chairs 2016               67
Duke, Brady Special Education Sensory Boards 2016               66
Galletti, Austin Child Identification 2016               65
Gueller, Grant SPCA Shelters 2016               64
Ballew, Brady Stantions for races 2016               63
Orr, Dan Solitary Bee Houses - Heard Museum 2015               62
Patoski, Derek Habitat for Humanity Fencing 2014               61
Jacobs, Ryan Book Drive - Grand Texan Retirement Center Library 2015               60
Gordon, Huner Lovejoy High School Parking Spot Painting 2015               59
Vaughn, James Raptor Center - Butterfly Garden 2014               58
King Brendan Special Olympics Regional  - Athlete Villiage 2014               57
Farrell, Christian Fitzhugh Cemetery Veteran Memoral named bricks & landscaping 2015               56
Waller, Jacob Mustang Creek - Christmas Decorations 2014               55
Guillemaud, Luke Lovejoy Elementary Butterfly Garden 2014               54
Miller, Chris Raptor Center - outdoor classroom benches 2014               53
Gueller, Michael My Possibilities - Compost Garden & Rainbarrels 2014               52
Farrell, Brandon Fitzhugh Cemetery Veteran Memoral Concrete layout & landscape/lighting  2014               51
Mair, Stu Heritage Ranch Smoke Detector Battery Replacement 2013               50
Fisher, Zach Raptor Center - remove cedar trees from prairie land 2013               49
Vaughn, Richard Heard Museum - Rebuild Trail/Platforms 2012               48
King, Patrick Seis Lagos Playground cleanup/rebuild 2012               47
Gus Young Raptor Center - Bridge, gravel travel & painted fence by pond 2012               46
Casey Deerman Lovejoy - Landscaping 2011               45
Troy Holmes Sand Volleyball Court (Oak Point Church) 2011               44
Troy Minix Lovejoy - Landscaping 2011               43
Andrew Harres   2010               42
Patrick Crowley Heard Museum Board Walk 2010               41
Thomas Crowley Heard Museum Board Walk 2010               40
Michael King National Guard Exercise Yard 2010               39
Evan Piles GPS Tagging of Trees for  City of Allen 2010               38
Ben Moore French Drain at FBC-Allen Youth Center 2009               37
Kasey Widhalm Fairview - Roadrunner Trail Fencing/Stations 2009               36
Jordan Landers Care Boxes for Soldiers in Iraq 2009               35
Krys Fergusen Painted FBC-Allen Food Pantry 2009               34
David Wills Forest Grove Christian Church Landscaping 2009               33
Daniel Wills Hart Elementary Kid Zone Area 2009               32
Greg Horne Doggie Dodo Stations - Centennial Park 2008               31
Russell Anderson GPS Tagging of Trees for  City of Allen 2007               30
Kyle Widhalm Lucas Christian Academy Football Benches 2007               29
James Gomez Replanted 200 trees for City of Allen 2006               28
Justin Dunham Trailer Park Beautification 2006               27
James Buchannan Updated Playground at St. Jude's 2006               26
Jared Patoskie Heard Museam Trail - Boardwalk Panels 2005               25
Clay Upton Bird Houses - Plano Fire Dept Fundraiser 2004               24
Matt Britton Bird Houses - build/install around Allen 2003               23
Nathan Klein Nature Trail cleanup/redirect traffic 2003               22
Craig Rimka Allen Cemetary Cleanup 2003               21
Spencer Nicholas City Park Upgrade - East Allen 2003               20
Cody Ford Park Clean Up - Keep Allen Beautiful 2003               19
Liberty Francis Arbor Day Tree Distribution & Landscaping 2002               18
Cole Williamson Used Eye Glasses - Mexico Mission Trip 2002               17
Larry Fackler Repaired Storage Shed & Landscaping for Christ the Servent Lutheran Church 2002               16
Chris Hernandez Used Bicycle Drive - Missions 2002               15
David Britton Walking Trail - Heard Museum 2001               14
Michael Garner Build Tables/Benches - Allen Animal Shelter 2001               13
Patrick Norton Can Food Holders for Allen Food Pantry 2000               12
Steven Rimka Painting - Allen Animal Shelter 2000               11
Brian Barr Samaritan Inn Clean Out 1999               10
Jereme Monson Samaritan Inn Clean Out 1998                 9
Steven Law FBC Allen Landscaping/Volleyball Court 1997                 8
Chris Rippe City of Allen - various facility repairs & paint 1997                 7
Kevin Groves Clean up/repair - Allen Park Trash Cans 1993                 6
Mike Law Caddo Grass Lands / Wood Duck Hutches 1992                 5
Darin Groves  Clean Up of Several Creeks - Allen 1991                 4
Erik Monson City of Allen - Hiking trail improvements 1991                 3
Scott Lehew Fundraiser for a Local Charity (no longer allowed) 1989                 2
Brian Dodge Soil Erosion Control - Allen Park 1989                 1


Eagles on the Move

Posted on Apr 12 2017 - 10:39am

We are very proud that so many of our scouts are achieving Eagle rank.  WIth these achievements comes a busy time for our troop supporting Projects, Board Reviews and Courts of Honor.  Congratulations Eagle Scouts.  

Court of Honor - April 24th

Posted on Apr 12 2017 - 10:37am

Troop we have confirmed that on April 24th we will conduct our Court of Honor. Starts at 7pm.  This is our formal award ceremony in acknowledgement of rank advancement and committment to service.  All are welcome and suggested to attend. 

Eagle Project and Rank Check List

Posted on Apr 3 2017 - 2:28pm

Please log into the web site and in the FILE SECTION you will find the latest Eagle Procject/Eagle Rank Checklist.  Please be sure review the document that lines out the steps of completing your Eagle Project and Eagle rank.  

If you are thinking about starting your Eagle Project, it is necessary to set a meeting with Mr. Widhalm by simply emailing the troop at eagleproject@allen224.mytroop.us


Photos on ShutterFly

Posted on Apr 3 2017 - 2:27pm

Troop 224 Members

As you know we store all our photos on Shutterfly.  In a clean up effort if you have not logged into the site since Jan 2016, your email access has been removed.  If you want to see the Troops photos please click on the below link.

“BSA Troop 224 Allen Texas”


regards - Mr Crews 

Court of Honor approaching

Posted on Apr 3 2017 - 2:27pm

Court of Honor is approaching and the deadline for turning in Merit Badges and Rank Conferences will be April 17th.  Please plan accordingly.  Remember all Merit Badges earned independently must be turned into Mrs Taylor to be properly registered.

Elections Completed

Posted on Apr 3 2017 - 2:25pm


Last Monday we had SPL elections as well as Patrol Leader elections.  We would like to thank the exiting leadership for their service. New Leadership is below

SPL - Mason Jones, ASPL - TBD

Scorpions - Cole Fisher as PL and Jack Ritzer as SPL

Polar Bear - Thomas Michal as PL and J.T. Wallace as SPL

Wolves - Richard Gao as PL and Ian Taylor as SPL

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