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Spring Flower Sales Fund Raiser

Posted on Mar 28 2020 - 12:36pm

BSA Scouts. Troop 444 Spring 2020 Fundraiser

Flower Sales

We have attached a word version of the flower sales flyer that you can modify and drop off to your neighbors.  Please discuss with your parents and update with the contact information you agree on.  

Flower Orders are due Monday, March 30th, 2020. Please drop off orders and money at Amy Oleson's House

Amy Oleson 
1205 Ashland Drive
Richardson, TX 75080

[email protected]
972-358-7618

Flower Pick Up Date: ​Saturday, April 4  We send out an email later this week to coordinate pickup.  

 

Flower Cost  - Flowers are $21/flat (18 plants)

 

Checks should be made out to Troop 444 (please include a phone number on each check)

 

Ask your church, neighbors, family, schools, etc...we have had a school buy $500 worth of flowers in the past...keep asking!

  • Scouts going on a high adventure, mid-adventure or summer/spring break/winter camps, participating in fundraising can apply for camperships based on how much $$$ they raise in fundraising.  Some scouts already have summer camp paid for from popcorn sales. 
  • Profit from these sales pays for our campouts and troop gear – this is really important for everyone to participate.
  • Information on Camperships: ​Scouts apply for Camperships based on need.  The committee looks at the amount of fundraising the scout has done, rank advancement, attendance, etc. and determines the amount of the Campership. 
  • There will be two rounds of Camperships awarded in the next 12 months. 1) In May following in the Spring fundraisers  2) In December following the Fall fundraisers 

 

If you have questions, please contact: Amy Oleson [email protected] 972-358-7618

T444 Video Troop Meeting and Flower Orders

Posted on Mar 27 2020 - 10:14am

We will start up our troop meetings this Monday, March 30.  We will use Zoom to host the meeting virtually.  Most of the scouts should be familiar with the app from their e-learning from school.  At this meeting we will cover

Troop 444 March Events Canceled: COVID-19 Update

Posted on Mar 16 2020 - 8:11pm

All Troop 444 Events will be canceled for March.  We will follow Circle Ten guidance for the remaining spring events, and we will update the calendar accordingly as this develops.  

For flower sales: we will coordinate a location for dropping off orders on March 30.  

Please see the link below for activities your scouts can do while at home there are some great suggestions.  If you have a scout that has advancement to sign off there is quite a bit we can do over the phone and by email. Please have your scout reach out to the leaders to coordinate.    

 

On March 13, Governor Abbott declared a state of disaster for all counties in Texas. With this declaration, Circle Ten Council leadership has made the following decisions:

There will be no council or district events through March 31st

If you are signed up for an event, you should be receiving additional information regarding your reservation.

We advise all unit meetings be suspended through March 31st. 

As this is an ever-evolving situation, we will reevaluate at that time for further recommendations.

How can you keep Scouting?

  • Work on advancements, merit badges (consider the Public Health Merit Badge) or the Emergency Preparedness and the Cyber Chip Awards. Take some time to work through the requirements that can be completed at home. For merit badges, work with your merit badge counselor via email, Facetime, etc. (remember Youth Protection training – no one-on-one communication between youth and adult).
  • See our previous post "A Scout Is... Bored" for more information on things to do

A Scout is...Bored.

Posted on Mar 16 2020 - 12:54pm
 
Hello Troop 444! I know we're all missing the meeting and some hands-on activities but there are lots of ways to keep active in Scouting even while we're staying close to home.
 
Those working in TFC (1st-Year Program = Trail to First Class) can check out www.animatedknots.com and look under the Scouts tab - great visuals to practice your knots! 
 
Great time to make sure your Scout Handbook AND Scoutbook are up to date with all of your camping nights and service hours
 
MERIT BADGES
 
Link to all Merit Badge requirements/printable worksheets: On the USScouts site and/or on the BoyScoutTrail site.
 
Attending Summer Camp? Start working on your Collections merit badge - this is a free time badge, just let Ms. Knowles know so she can get you registered. Is your collection too big or not easy to pack? Photos of your collection are allowed!
Almost all Citizenship in the Nation and Cit/World can be completed on your own. These are Eagle-required!

AUMC Coronavirus Update

Posted on Mar 14 2020 - 4:56pm

Arapaho United Methodist Church has announced the following steps to help flatten the Coronavirus curve:

  • No in-person bible studies or Sunday school classes
  • No in-person church services (11:00 am worship will be broadcast on Facebook Live)
  • No in-person group meetings on the AUMC campus (Yes, this includes Scouting)

As we are on spring break this week, it shouldn't impact our meeting schedule.

These policies will likely be re-evaluated the week of March 23rd, which means that our meeting on the 23rd *will* be impacted.

Here is a link to Pastor Blair's letter to the congregation.

And here is the City of Richardson's Press Release on their COVID-19 response.

Salesmanship Merit Badge & Class B Meeting

Posted on Mar 9 2020 - 8:19am

Salesmanship Merit BadgePart Two of the Salesmanship merit badge class is Monday, March 9th. Get started on selling this weekend for the Troop Spring Flower Sale to complete the requirements!  

Former troop adult leader, Jeff Kort, will be here Monday night, March 9th at 7:00 pm to lead a class on the Salesmanship merit badge.  The class will last about 30 minutes.  Come in your Class B uniform ready to learn.  

Class B meeting on Monday as well: Do you need to meet with adults for a scoutmaster conference or board of review? Connect with the adults you need to speak with in advance of Monday night to set a time they can meet with you.