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Ben Harveson  12/12/2017 3:22:55 PM
TCU Concession Stand Update--ARMED FORCES BOWL ADDITION--Our last fundraising opportunity for the year will be next Saturday December 23rd. This will be a 2:30 game featuring San Diego State vs Army. Report time is 11:30. At this point we have 4 adults signed up and 0 scouts. I need 12-15 scouts to work this game. Please sign ASAP. There will be a sign up sheet at tonights meeting to facilitate signing up or you can sign up on the troop website or by calling/texting/emailing me. Scouts--there should be no school activities that keep you from working this game. There are several of you that have worked little or no games this year. You know who you are...Please sign up and work this game. The Troop 17 participation expectation for fundraising is the same as it is for camping and meetings--50% minimum. Are you doing your part for the troop? Thank you. Mr. Harveson 817.320.6700
Ben Harveson  11/22/2017 2:59:04 PM
TCU Concession Stand Update--The game is less that 48 hours away and at this point we only have 3 scouts and 5 adults signed up to work the game. We need 20 total workers to properly staff the concession stand. I believe that there will be opportunity for some people to leave the game after halftime again this week. So please come a little later and leave a little earlier if that works better for your schedule. As always report to Gate 4 in your Class B uniform and with your T17 hat to sign in and get your wrist band to gain access to the stadium. Report time is 7am. I will have donuts there for those that did not get enough thanksgiving pie on Thursday. Happy Thanksgiving and see you on Friday morning! Mr Harveson. 817.320.6700
Ben Harveson  11/14/2017 5:59:09 PM
TCU Concession Stand Update--The TCU vs. Texas game last week was our highest sales game of this season. Thank you for all of you that joined in and helped make it happen. Special thanks to Dr. and Mrs. Lee for helping out and keeping the pretzels and pizzas flowing. 5 games down and 2 remain. The next game is Friday November 24th. This is the day after Thanksgiving and the Baylor Bears will be in town. So after you have spent time with family and friends on Thursday, come join your Troop 17 family and help us out with the 2nd to last fundraiser for this season! Game time is 11:00 am. Report time will be 8:00 am. Thank you! Mr. Harveson 817.320.6700
Ben Harveson  11/4/2017 1:12:29 PM
TCU Concession Stand Update--Just over 6 hours until kickoff. Thank you to those that have signed up to help us today. We still need for more help. The more the merrier. Come a little later and leave after halftime if you need too. This will be a busy game. Scouts remember to wear your Class B uniform AND your T17 hat please. If you have taken a shirt home with you from the stand make sure to bring that with you too. Adults we have shirts for you to wear. Check in at GATE 4 and remember only clear backpacks are allowed due to the new security precautions that are in place. See you this afternoon. Thank you! Mr. Harveson. 817.320.6700
Ben Harveson  10/30/2017 6:18:17 PM
TCU Concession Stand Update--This Saturday the Texas Longhorns and their fans come to Amon G. Carter Stadium to battle the Fighting TCU Horned Frogs. This nationally televised game will be sold out and the concession stand cash registers will be ringing early and often. Report time is 2:15 and kickoff will be at 6:15. Scouts and parents please sign up and join us. We need at least 20 workers during the peak selling time. Please join us even if you need to come a little late or leave a little early. Thank you. Mr. Harveson 817.320.6700
Ben Harveson  10/19/2017 11:03:14 PM
TCU Concession Stand Update--We are 2 days away from the game and we only have 10 people signed up to work the game. It takes a minimum of 20 scouts/adults to properly staff the concession stand. Scouts and parents please sign up and join us on Saturday. You can join us a little late and/or leave a little early if necessary. Just please join us and be a part of YOUR troop! Thank you. Mr Harveson. 817.320.6700
Ben Harveson  10/16/2017 11:20:21 AM
TCU Homecoming is this Saturday. The game is at 7:00 and report time is 3:00. Register now please. We need full staffing to handle the larger crowds. Thank you--Mr.Harveson (817)320-6700
Ben Harveson  10/13/2017 10:22:06 AM
Id like to thank all those that were there last week and encourage more to participate for the next game. We had only 6 scouts and 8 adults (half of the adults dont even have kids in Scouts anymore). Moving ahead for the rest of the season, please do your part to work the games. TCU is away this Saturday. The next game is on the 21st (time is still TBD). I will send an email update once I have the game time. In the meantime please mark your calendar and REGISTER for the game on the 21st. This will be TCU Homecoming so we need ALL HANDS ON DECK to manage the crowds. Thanks, Mr. Harveson (817) 320-6700
Ben Harveson  10/5/2017 10:27:11 PM
TCU Concession Stand Update--Help!!! We are very close to game day now and we only have 6 people signed up to work the game. We need another 15-20 to properly staff the stand. Please sign up on Friday and join us on Saturday. Thank you! Mr. Harveson 817.320.6700
Ben Harveson  10/2/2017 12:02:56 PM
TCU Concession Stand Update--The next TCU game is this Saturday October 7th. TCU will be battling West Virginia with the game kicking off at 2:30. Your report time is 10:30. Please sign up today to help out in this fundraising effort. We need your help to make this a success! Call me if you have any questions. Mr. Harveson--817.320.6700
Ben Harveson  9/14/2017 12:05:54 PM
TCU Football Concession Stand Update--Thank you to all that have signed up for this weeks game. Looks like we have a good number of adults so far...just need about 5 more scouts and we will be well staffed. Scouts you may sign up online at or you can call or text me at 817.320.6700. See you Saturday. Mr. Harveson
Ben Harveson  9/12/2017 11:54:41 AM
The first TCU football game has come and gone and was a great success. We had strong sales all the way up until halftime...and then it tapered off quickly. That is the way it goes when TCU stomps their opponent 63-0. Thanks to all of you that volunteered for game one! And for those of you that could not make it, do not fret...your opportunity to get in on the fun is just days away! That is right, game two, TCU vs. SMU, the battle for the Iron Skillet is this Saturday at 2:30. Report time is 10:30. Avoid the rush and sign up online today. See you there. Mr. Harveson 817-320-6700
Ben Harveson  9/2/2017 2:16:15 PM
Today is the day of the first TCU Football game and the Kickoff of the biggest Troop fundraiser of the year. Report time is at 4pm. Thank you for all of those that have registered online. There is still room for a few more folks if you would like to join us. Just like in previous years Scouts need to come in Class B uniform with closed toe shoes and Troop 17 hat. You will be given a shirt to wear while working in the stand. Also remember to wear your smile and bring your Eagle attitude. Same entrance and sign as in previous years: west side of the stadium, Gate 4. There is a new security rule this year that prohibits concession stand workers from bringing backpacks or and bags unless the are clear/transparent. See you soon. GO FROGS!! Mr Harveson 817.320.6700
Ben Harveson  8/31/2017 5:24:28 PM
TCU Football Concession Stand--UPDATE--We are just under 48 hours from report time for the first game of the season and we are WAY short of volunteers (scouts and adults) to staff the concession stand. Please go to the and click on the Register link to sign up. Thanks and I look forward to seeing you there! Mr. Harveson