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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!

Service Event at Rentschler Field

Posted on May 14 2022 - 9:46pm

Troop 44 has a fundraising opportunity by helping do some cleanup work at Rentschler Field after the Lacrosse playoff games on May 28, 29 & 30.  We are looking for 30 participants total for each day, this can be scouts, family members, friends, neighbors etc. 

 

Please use the links to the right to sign up.

 

Abandoned UCONN #4: Rentschler Field: UCONN

2022 Summer Camp Balance is Due!!!!!!!

Posted on May 14 2022 - 9:45pm

2022 Summer Camp registration is OPEN!!!        PLEASE REGISTER ON-LINE VIA THE CALENDAR.

This year's summer camp dates are July 3 through July 9, 2022.  For more information please follow the Summer Camp link to the left.

Costs include troop photo, t-shirt and daypack (pack for our first time campers):

It is time to pay the balance and get your Med Form completed (attached).

The total cost is $465.  If you only paid the $50 deposit, please pay the remaining $415 ASAP.

Payment can eith be given to any adult leader at a Wed troop meeting, or brought to out Troop Treasurer:

Greg Donovan  50 Linnard Rd, West Hartford CT 06107

Backpack Food Program

Posted on Jan 25 2022 - 8:34pm

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:

Home - Weekend Backpacks
  •  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.  

FAQ - How do I earn a merit badge?

Posted on Jan 25 2022 - 8:34pm

merit-badge-sash-660×330 – New Birth of Freedom Council, BSA

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.

Upcoming Events

Posted on Dec 4 2021 - 5:21pm

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Troop 44 always has events and activities on the horizon.

Keep your eyes on the "Upcoming Events" & "Event Registration" section on the right side of our Troop homepage.

Equipment

Posted on Nov 9 2021 - 10:05pm

Attention All Troop Members.

Please check you homes, garages basements etc.

We are missing many pieces of equipment. Chef sets, Cook sets, cutting boards, wash buckets and more.

If you have troop equipment for the most current or a previous camping trip, please make sure they are CLEAN and DRY and bring the equipment to this weeks troop meeting. 

Stanley Base Camp Cook SetEureka Timberline 4 Tent