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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.  We always have a great time during summer camp at Camp Mattatuck.  Scouts who have gone to SeaBase or National Jamborees will tell you how amazing those experiences are.  We always look forward to our next great scouting adventure, and we hope you can be part of it!

So join us and, WELCOME to Troop 44!

Our Next Troop Hike

Posted on Jan 12 2021 - 5:21pm

Cowles Park, East Granby

Cowles Park

Well, It seems that we liked the last hike, and since there is no snow yet in the forecast, I thought I would throw out another hike for us.  This one is a bit off the beaten path, located in Cowles Park, East Granby. 
 
From West Hartford, take Main Street North towards Bloomfield, then take a left onto Maple Ave (just past CIGNA/MetLife, in the curve onto Cottage Grove).  Maple Ave becomes Rte 189, keep following until the split with Rte 187. Follow Rte 187, you will find the parking lot to Cowles park on your left, after about 24 minutes.  We will start the park trails which lead into Metacomet trails so we can enjoy an awesome view of the Farmington River.  Exact coordinates: 41.911190, - 72.746770
 
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/connecticut/cowles-park-blue-and-white-trails

We will gather in the parking lot at the trail-head at 8:15 am and leave at 8:30 am.  We should be back at about 11:45 am, but please make sure you can send and receive texts, in case we are back earlier or later.  Each Scout should be dropped off by their own family/ride.  Adults are not required to hike along but are welcome to join us. Click on the Image for more information and to register

Merit Badge Weekend 2021

Posted on Jan 10 2021 - 3:54am

Merit Badge Weekend 2021 - January 22-23 2021

We hope to be in person, but most likely it will be over Zoom.

There are Four Badges being offered this year choose ONE.

Click on the Image of the badge for more details and to register.

 

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Lucas Bush Eagle Project

Posted on Jan 8 2021 - 3:20pm

Hi Troop 44,

Phase 1 of my Eagle project is planned for Saturday, January 16th from 9:15 am to 3:00 pm. Please sign up.

We will meet at 190 South Highland St. 

Phase 2 is scheduled for Saturday, January 30th at St. Thomas The Apostle Church on Farmington Ave. We will start at 8:45 am and stay until we finish. We will be remaking a fence that surrounds the back of the rectory. For phase 1 we will need 8 volunteers. If you are a registered adult scout leader and have experience using a cordless drill you are needed. The goal of the first day is to cut 130 cedar posts in half, mark them at designated points, and then drill 3 holes in each piece. Everyone will be assigned a job when they arrive. The jobs are listed below. Everyone should bring masks, work gloves, and dress for the weather. Food will be provided. There will be a follow up announcement this Sunday about the work that will be done on the 30th.

 
Thanks,
Lucas Bush

FAQ

Posted on Dec 5 2020 - 11:44pm

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Question: How can I earn a merit badge?

Answer: There are two ways to earn a merit badge.  You can either participate in an organized event, such as Merit Badge Weekend or a Merit Badge themed Campout, or you can do it on your own. 

To earn a merit badge on your own, there are a few steps that you must follow:

Step 1)  Decide what Badge interests you.

Step 2)  Discuss which badge you are interested in with your Scoutmaster.  You must get approval before you start, and either get a blue card, or a digital blue card in Troopmaster.

Step 3)  Find a registered merit badge counselor for the badge you are interested.

Step 4) Contact the merit badge counselor and determine a plan for you to discuss your work on the requirements. (During a troop meeting is not the best time).  The counselor will complete and sign the blue card or enter completed requirements through Troopmaster.

Reminder

Posted on Nov 1 2020 - 10:22am

As the number of cases in town increase, please remember that we MUST FOLLOW THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES:

  1.     No participants can show evidence of any aspect of illness, nor have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 within the last two weeks.
  2.     Taking temperatures is required prior to coming to a meeting (no participation over 100F).
  3.     If you are not feeling well, notify your Patrol Leader and STAY HOME.
  4.     If you are quarantined from school do NOT come to a meeting.
  5.     Social distancing no less than 6’ must be observed.
  6.     Masks MUST be worn at all times.
  7.    There can be no shared food or drink.

 Hope to see you Wednesday!

Back in Fiske Hall

Posted on Oct 4 2020 - 12:41am

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That's right, We're Back in Fiske Hall!

Starting this Wednesday October 7th from 7pm to 9pm

To meet all the guidelines we will be splitting into two groups, one will meet in Fiske Hall, the other in the Multipurpose room downstairs.

Leadership Scouts will meet you outside Fiske Hall to direct the groups.

WE MUST FOLLOW THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES:

  1.     No participants can show evidence of any aspect of illness, nor have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 within the last two weeks.
  2.     Taking temperatures is required on a prior to coming to a meeting (no participation over 100F).
  3.     If you are not feeling well, notify your Patrol Leader and STAY HOME.
  4.     If you are quarantined from school do NOT come to a meeting.
  5.     Social distancing no less than 6’ must be observed.
  6.     Masks MUST be worn at all times.
  7.    There can be no shared food or drink.

 Hope to see you Wednesday!