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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!

Wednesday September 30th

Posted on Sep 26 2020 - 11:23pm

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Attention Troop!

Because sunset is happening too early, and we don't have permission to meet in Fiske Hall until October,

the Troop meeting for September 30th will be happening over Zoom.

DO NOT go to either the Church or Westmoor Park!  Stay home and connect at 7pm for a fun activity.

The Zoom invite link will be mailed out Wednesday afternoon.

It's time to pay your annual dues

Posted on Sep 22 2020 - 5:29pm

 

For the 2020-2021 Scouting Year Troop 44 dues will stay the same as last year.

$150 per scout, $120 for any additional youth scouts in the family.  $75 for adult leaders.  Everyone is eligible for a $10 discount if paid by 10/07/2020.

Checks can be given to any adult leader at a Wednesday Troop Meeting, or mailed to our Troop Treasurer, Greg Donovan, at 50 Linnard Road, West Hartford, CT 06107 

Den Chief Needed

Posted on Sep 19 2020 - 4:17pm

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Troop 44 is looking for a responsible and energetic scout to be a Den Chief for Pack 145.  

They plan on meeting twice a month, most likely at Westmoor Park on Saturday's. If interested please talk with Mr. Kaufmann at a Troop meeting, or email wh.troop.44@gmail.com

Willem's Eagle Project

Posted on Sep 16 2020 - 5:51pm
Hello everyone! This is Willem,
 
I am working on my Eagle Scout project. We will be building four cubbies and two computer desks for the Faxon Branch library. We will be meeting at my house, 26 Porter Dr., on Oct 3rd, from 9am to 4pm to assemble all the wood into structures, and give the first coat of polyurethane. Make sure to bring a mask, and put on clothes that you won't mind getting dirty, and wear close-toed shoes as well. Hope to see you scouts there!

Hello again! The second phase of the project will consist solely of applying polyurethane to the wood, and will also take place entirely at my house, at 26 Porter Drive, on Oct 4th. Once again, wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty, along with close-toed shoes, and bring a mask! The first coat of the day will be from 9am-11am, and the second coat will be applied from 2pm-4pm. You will be able to go home, eat lunch, and relax between the two parts of the day if you wish. Hope to see some scouts there! Please use the links to the left to sign up!

That’s all for now. 

Thanks,
Willem

Merit Badge Offering

Posted on Sep 13 2020 - 6:53am
     Geocaching Merit Badge     Geocaching Merit Badge Pamphlet
 

 

Hello Troop 44 Scouts! Are you part of the digital generation and ready for a fun outdoor treasure hunt while discovering new places? Great news…As mentioned at our recent outdoor troop meetings, Geocaching merit badge is being offered. The instructional components will be provided in two sessions:

Thursday October 1 st 7:00 PM- zoom session to cover requirements 1 through 7.

The morning of Sunday October 4th (time and location TBD-tentatively plan for 9:30 AM at Westmoor Park…pending confirmation). Requirement 9

Scouts will be independently be responsible for requirement 8. Click the book image above for the requirements.  Depending on enrollment, we’ll need adult volunteers to help abide by the adult to scout ratio and/or we might need to split the outdoor component into two separate times.  Scouts will be responsible for following social distance guidelines, wearing gloves and using wipes for safety before opening the cache.  Scouts should have parent permission to download app and use cellular data while finding caches outdoors. 

For those scouts interested in the badge, please register by clicking on the badge above.

Feel free to email with any questions, Scottwattel@gmail.com

Thanks!

Mr. Wattel

Fall Summer Camp

Posted on Sep 10 2020 - 4:46pm
 Summer Camp | Pack 39 Stow | The BSA Cub Scout Pack from Stow MassDo you love summer camp?  Are you bummed that you missed out back in July?  Well perk up you Happy Camper,
 

Camp Mattatuck is running Summer Camp in the Fall!

For Six weekends, (12 days) Mattatuck will open their program centers and offer activities, advancement up to First Class, Lunch and merit badges.

The Merit badge schedule is posted in our Calendar. A&B sessions run on Saturday, C&D sessions run of Sunday. You can sign up for one day or both.

Troop 44 is going as a group on Weekend #5.  If you want to join us, ONLY sign up on our Website! List the Merit badges you want in the Comment section.

If you want to go any other weekend follow the link in the calendar event and register directly with Council. (Please notice the Swimming Merit Badge is only offered in September, not October)

ALL PARTICIPANTS need parts A & B of the Health form (A copy is attached to this post)

All Participants MUST provide their own transportation to and from Camp! Sorry, car pooling is not allowed due to COVID restrictions.  You must be healthy, and pass the BSA Health checklist.