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Spring Break 2023 Sea Base Crew

Posted on May 26 2022 - 9:22am
We are building a crew to take a trip to Florida Sea Base over spring break in 2023.  Dan Gray will be the main adult lead for the trip. We will need at least one more adult to fill a crew. If there is enough interest and at least 2 more adults, we can start a second crew roster.  Scouts must be 13 before the first day of the trip to be eligible to sign up. No exceptions to this BSA rule.
So far we have 2 adults and 5 scouts on the roster, and 1 more adult and 3 scouts who are considering joining. If you want to go, speak up ASAP so we can request a crew spot.
Currently, there are openings for the Bahamas sailing trips for:  
- up to two 10-12 person crews (March 11-18) 
- up to two 6-8 person crews (March 12-17)
Sea Base fees are around $1200/person. 
$100 deposit/person will be due within 30 days of applying for a crew. We will establish payment dates for remaining amounts due, but the trip will need to paid for by the end of the year.
The wild card will be airfare to south Florida and ground transportation to Sea Base - currently, prices are high for these ($500-800 round trip airfare) and we can not predict how that will change this year. There may also be at least one night stay in a hotel. We will do our best to keep the prices for these things low.
If you would like to sign up, or have questions, please contact Katrina Gray at [email protected] - ASAP!!
Here is a video that Sea Base BSA created to give you an idea of what the trip would be like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwguJ4cjFJc
Check out these photos from the 2018 Troop 444 Crew to Sea Base: https://t444.smugmug.com/2018/Sea-Base-Bahamas/

Adult Volunteers Needed!

Posted on May 20 2022 - 5:48pm

As our troops grow and we continue to ramp up our activity schedule, we have some key positions we need to fill for next year:

  • Volunteer coordinator to help fill roles as needed for events and other things that come up. 
  • Recruiting co-coordinator to assist Katrina Gray with our work reaching out to Cub Scout packs and coordinating visits for other potential new members of both troops. This role can be done mostly by email on  your own time and is most busy between September-November, leading up to our Webelo Visit Night.
  • Assistant quartermaster to work with Kevin McClelland to ensure our Scout Hut and supplies are in good order and ready to support both troops.
  • Camping coordinator to work with our scoutmasters and scout leaders to help line up campout leads for each of the campouts in each troop throughout the year. 


If you’re interested in any of these – OR you want to nominate someone you think will be good in one of these roles – please let me know at alanmelson (at) gmail.com.  Thanks!

Citizenship in Society Merit Badge Class Offerings Monday, May 23 at 6:30 and 7:30 at AUMC

Posted on May 15 2022 - 9:00pm

Sign up for a class for the newest Eagle-required merit badge! This merit badge will be required for anyone who is seeking Eagle Rank after July 1, 2022 and is a little different from the other merit badges.  There is no workbook, and classes cannot be larger than 3-5 scouts of a similar age. I'll host 2 sessions of the class on Monday night, at 6:30 and 7:30, and can hold more later in the week if there is more interest. Class will be held in the Youth Room. Email me with any questions, [email protected] 

End of Year Troop 444 Picnic -

Posted on May 12 2022 - 4:22pm

Both the Boys and the Girls Troops will be meeting together for an end of the year picnic on Monday, May 16 at 6:00 pm at Heights Park.

If you plan to attend, please see more details and give us your RSVP no later than 2:00 PM on Sunday, May 15 at this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e45abae28a7fe3-t4442

Court of Honor - Monday, May 9 at 7:30pm

Posted on May 7 2022 - 3:34pm

The Court of Honor ceremony will begin at 7:30 pm in the church sanctuary. You may park and enter the building on the north side. Family members are encouraged to attend to see their scout receive recognition for advancements earned this spring.

For our new scouts, look sharp in your Class A uniform. All scouts, wear your neckerchiefs and sashes if you have them.  A few helpful scouts are needed to arrive about 15 minutes early to set up. 

Order your Summer Swag TODAY! Orders due May 9

Posted on May 6 2022 - 12:44pm

Order your summer merchandise (aka swag) today! Swag items desired before Summer Camp MUST be ordered and paid for by May 9 and orders will be available for distribution no than June 17. These will be picked up from a local Richardson vendor, 33 Ink, and available for pick up at the Scout Hut on 6/17 from 5-6 pm or upon arrival for summer camp travel.  Keep in mind that Colorado cools off at nighttime. You can find the order form attached and I'll have some at the Court of Honor as well. 

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