CAPS is an annual program facilitated by Troop 890 giving Scouts the opportunity to earn four merit badges over a three month time period. The program begins on a Saturday in mid-late July following a much needed break from summer camp! CAPS is open to all Scouts but 1st Years are the predominant participants. The program includes training bike rides at White Rock Lake, along with classes on bike maintenance, culminating in the Iron Eagle triathlon held near Labor Day weekend and a 50 mile bike ride at the Trick-It-Up Ride in Farmersville (between McKinney and Greenville) in late October. This is a great opportunity for the Scouts to have some fun and get lots of good exercise at the same time. Yes, parents, your 11 or 12 year son CAN complete this program with the right training and attitude. Hundreds of Scouts in the past years have completed this challenge with near 100% success!
The CAPS adult lead is Chad Strohl who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign-ups are underway for the CAPS Program in 2019; email Mr. Strohl to let him know you are interested.
CAPS covers the following merit badges:
Cycling: Knowing your bike, biking safety and road trips!
Athletics: How to train for and plan sports events.
Personal Fitness: Physical and mental health, developing healthy habits.
Sports: Participating, training, and being a good team player.