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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!

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.

Upcoming Camping Trips

Posted by akaufmann on Oct 6 2017 - 9:15pm

Click images to register for that event and more information.

Image result for cub scout turkey November  The Liz Benbrook Memorial Webelos Turkey Campout at JN Webster.  
Image result for boy scout cabin December  Cabin trip will be at Loomis Lodge in Camp Sequassen.

 

Scouting News

Posted by akaufmann 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.

Registering for Events

Posted by akaufmann on Sep 24 2017 - 4:25pm

For Troop events it is important to know who is attending. That's why you must sign-up on the website before registration for the event ends and attend the Troop Meeting prior to the event.

If you cannot make the troop meeting prior to the event you must notify the Senior Patrol Leader.

These items are required for Planning and Logistic purposes. So sign up now and be an active member of Troop 44.

POPCORN 2017

Posted by akaufmann on Sep 24 2017 - 4:06pm

Image result for image popcornTroop 44   2017 Popcorn Fundraiser    Important DatesImage result for image boy scout popcorn

Wednesday, September 27, 2017: Popcorn sales begin.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017: Popcorn sales end.

All popcorn order forms (along with any popcorn money collected) must be handed into the Kernel at the Troop Meeting or dropped off at the Kernel's house,

1 Glendale Road.

Saturday, November 18, 2017: Popcorn pick-up. All scouts to pick up their popcorn orders at the Kernel's house, 1 Glendale Road from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017: Popcorn money due. All popcorn monies must be handed into the Kernel at the Troop meeting or dropped off at the Kernel's house.

Other Information

Please make checks payable to: BSA Troop 44


If you have any questions, please speak with the Kernel (Mr. Hubbard) at any Scout meeting or email him at pegdavehub@yahoo.com.
Please remember to pick prizes from both the Trail's End prize list and from the Troop 44 prize list.

Thank you,

Kernel Hubbard.

Patrol Points

Posted by akaufmann on Sep 21 2017 - 6:04pm

As you know, there is a year-long compition going on between the patrols to see who can earn the most points.  Click the link in the MENU to see how your patrol is doing.