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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!

January Merit Badge Weekend

Posted on Dec 8 2018 - 2:56pm

Merit Badge Weekend is January 25-26, 2019

This Year we are offering four merit badges.  You may sign up for ONLY ONE.

Click on the badge image to sign up.

(white border on badge means it is required for Eagle) 

Sustainability

Plumbing

Citizenship in the World

Moviemaking

Registration closes January 16th.

We Need You!

Posted on Aug 24 2018 - 10:55pm

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Troop 44 NEEDS some adults to help our program run this year.

We need adults to attend camping trips.

We need adults to help with fundraising.

We need adults to organize food for our Courts of Honor.

PLEASE consider volunteering. For more details, please reach out to the Scoutmaster in person or at wh.troop.44@gmail.com

Troop 44 Apparel

Posted on Jun 22 2018 - 11:09am

Troop 44 is having an Apparel fundraiser Sale.  Proceeds go to Troop events.

           

Or download the order form and bring it to the next Troop Meeting.  

Backpack Food Program

Posted 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.  

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

Posted on Oct 10 2017 - 9:08pm

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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.

Scouting News

Posted on Oct 5 2017 - 7:14pm

   Lord Baden Powell had a way with words.  He said, “Scouting is a game for boys under the leadership of boys under the direction of men.”  It’s true!  Providing boys with the opportunities to learn, have fun and demonstrate leadership is what Scouting is all about.  Along the way, boys learn and grow, develop mental, physical and emotional fitness, learn about good citizenship, and learn how to become independent and capable young men.

There is no “Scouting” without “outing”:   we base our program on monthly camping trips.  Much of the initial focus for new Scouts is on learning outdoor skills and the ability to take care of oneself.  It is a growth opportunity for both boys and parents… one that can only be achieved if the boys (and parents) are present to take advantage of those opportunities.  Regular participation in outings is critically important to overall success in Scouting.

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