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We're happy you decided to check out our Troop. There is a lot of information on our website. We suggest that you start with the New Scouts section, which will give you lots of information about Boy Scouts and how our Troop is organized. You can check out the Calendar to see all the cool trips we are planning.  Although we are a Boy-Led Troop, we need adults to deliver the best program we can. There are many opportunities to volunteer - driving, chaperoning, acting as a merit badge counselor, helping out the committee to do the background work so that all the events happen. Check out our Parents section for more information.  Although we had a phenomenal summer - between Summer Camp and the Bi-annual Maine Canoe Trip - we are looking ahead to an equally exciting new Scouting Year.

So join us and, WELCOME to Troop 44!

Eagle Scout Court of Honor

Posted by akaufmann on Dec 16 2017 - 2:22pm

Wednesday December 20, 2017

Will be an Eagle Scout Court of Honor to recognize and celebrate the highest accomplishment of

Colman Glagovich and Ethan Wilkins. 

We ask that all scouts attend in full uniform. 

Please arrive a bit early, by 6:45 to help setup and return equipment from the cabin campout. 

Upcoming Camping Trips and Events

Posted by akaufmann on Dec 15 2017 - 9:52pm

Click images to register for that event and more information.

January Merit Badge Weekend

This year there are 4 badges being offered.  You may only sign up for ONE!  The choices are:

Citizenship in the Community (limited to 12 scouts)

Personal Management (limited to 12 scouts. Must be First Class or above)

First Aid

Electricity

Click on the badge to register 

 Image result for klondike derby February Klondike Derby 

 

Backpack Food Program

Posted by akaufmann on Dec 9 2017 - 3:00pm

We are challenging each scout and each adult leader to bring in one (1) item from the food list below each week that we have a meeting  through the end of our scouting year in June.

 Very Specific Food Items needed are:

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  •  Mac and Cheese
  • Instant Oatmeal packets
  • Small jars of peanut butter (plastic)
  • Cans of Tuna
  • Boxes of rice
  • Canned beans
  • Granola Bars
  • Shelf stable rice or soymilk

 

 It is helpful if food is smaller, not oversized cereal and peanut butter as it has to fit in a back pack.

Also, needs to be in date, and not expired.  

Annual Fudge Sale

Posted by akaufmann on Nov 23 2017 - 9:45am

Troop 44

Annual Fudge Fundraiser 2017
Thank you for chosing to support our troop.

Related imagePlease feel free to order fudge directly from Mr. Phil RothsteinRelated image

Contact:

jill2phil@comcast.net
860 573-0963 (Cell)
860 236-5602 (Home)


Flavors this year are:  Peanut Butter Fudge, Chocolate Fudge, Mint Chocolate Fudge, Walnut Fudge

Each container is about a pound and the cost is $10 Each.
When ordering please let me know what flavors and how many of each you would like.

Please make checks payable to BSA Troop 44

Delivery can be at any meeting in December or you may pick up your orders from Mr. Rothstein's home.

Last Meeting to pick up is the Court of Honor December 20th.

Last day to order is Sunday, December 17th.

Thank you for your continued support.

Spicebush Swamp Conservation Project

Posted by btbach on Nov 3 2017 - 10:27pm

Spicebush Swamp Conservation Project

On Saturday November 18th Troop 44 will be completing a conservation project at Spicebush Swamp between 9:00a.m. and 12:00p.m. This project will be removing multi-flora rose and buckthorn plants from the trails. These invasive plants are over growing the walking trails and causing problems for other plants and trees. For this project long pants, long sleeve shirts and sturdy boots are required--no sneakers. If you have your own saw/trimmer or loppers please bring them along, we will have some on hand. If you have any questions please email Mr. Bach at arbbach@snet,net.

How do I know what requirements I still need to advance?

Posted by akaufmann on Oct 10 2017 - 9:08pm

Related image  How do I know what requirements I need to advance? Image result for scout from up

This is a question we like to hear from scouts, because it means that they are taking an active role in their scouting.  Let me provide the answer to that question.

In the top left of your screen, you should see the USER section.  Please click on "My Profile" When that opens up, your current rank will appear in parentheses next to your name.  Click on your current rank.  This will take you to the screen that shows what is completed, and what still needs to be done.  This page is updated after every Troop meeting.  Any questions or problems, please reach out to an adult leader. 

 

The FIRST requirement for the upper ranks, Star, Life & Eagle states "Be active in your troop for at least ... months"  This means attending Troop meetings, going on camping trips, and fulfilling the responsibilities of your Position of Responsibility.  The Troop expectation is that you attend at minimum 50% of monthly meetings and camping trips.