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Troop 444G Brazos River Canoeing Campout - Changed to One Night Only

Posted on May 13 2021 - 8:48am

There is a change to the original two-night schedule for the trip. The good news is Saturday should be a great day for canoeing!  The bad news is some pretty big thunderstorms are rolling in Saturday night and all day Sunday.  So we will return to the Scout Hut on SATURDAY evening.  I am estimating we will be back by 7pm, but will update as we go. 

T444B - Watersports Campout 5/14-5/16

Posted on May 12 2021 - 11:37am

Updated campout details below. 

444G Summer Camp at Camp Orr in Arkansas - June 13-19

Posted on May 12 2021 - 11:33am


WHEN:            Sunday, June 13- Saturday, June 19, 2021 

Sunday, June 13- Depart from Scout Hut at 7 am morning (approx. 7 hour drive not counting bathroom breaks)- we need to check in no later than 4 pm. 

Saturday, June 19, 2021 - Arrive at Scout Hut by no later than 8:30 pm

WHERE:           Camp Orr  HCR 70 Box 140 Jasper, AR 72641

WHO:              T444G Youth and Adult members (We currently have ONLY 13 Youth reservations and 5 Adult reservations. Once the spots are filled, we will go to a waiting list so please let me know soon regarding your Scout.)

WHY:               To have FUN, earn Trail to First Class requirements (called Buffalo Trail at Camp Orr), earn Merit Badges and enjoy a beautiful Camp 

HOW:              Parents will carpool (COVID safe) our Scouts to camp, drop them off, and pick them up at camp for the ride home. This will require come conversation and planning so that all Scouts can get to Camp safely with minimal effort.

COST:              $325.00 per Scout and $150.00 per Adult (we get a free Adult for each 10 Scouts) and we'll equally divide that discount among the Adults attending) Payment will be to the Troop. $100.00 is due when you sign up, balance to follow, late fees apply 05/4/21 12:00 AM. You can pay on PayPal (be sure to note it is as a friend not to a vendor) at [email protected] or by check made out to Troop 444.

The troop offers camperships to those in need, too. There are some merit badges that require a $25 fee extra each including Basketry, Bird Study, Cooking, Leatherwork, Rifle, Shotgun, and Woodcarving. This fee includes all meals. Camp Orr provides 2 man tents that are 9'x7' on platforms so your Scout will bring a cot. Each site has latrines and water. Hot showers 

Next Steps:

Submit your MB Selections via the below Google Form: 


Send BSA Medical Forms A, B and C (note that C requires completion by certified and licensed physician, NP, or PA) to our Summer Camp Med Officer, Nichole Page, at [email protected], on or before May 28, 2021.  You can download the forms here: https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_ABC.pdf

T444 Merit Badge Counselor List

Posted on May 9 2021 - 8:57pm


A huge thank-you goes out to Carrie McClelland! She has worked to market the merit badge program, encourage sign-ups, collect the required BSA forms, submit them to Council, manage questions and issues raised during the process, and finalize our current listing of officially recognized merit badge counselors!

For more information on the BSA Merit Badge Program, see The Merit Badge Program | scouting.org

Reminder: If you are on the list, please go to https://my.scouting.org and take the required Merit Badge Counselor Training. 

​Without further ado, the merit badge list is attached below

Campership Submittals due May 10 - See below for details

Posted on May 8 2021 - 10:50pm

A campership is a request for funds to support scouting activities (details below). It can be for dues, winter / summer camp, high adventure trips. It can be for this years events or applied to future trips.  We accept applications twice a year and review them in the Fall and Spring. Members of the troop committee will review campership applications.  All of the following are considered: 

  • Participation in troop meetings, camp-outs, service projects, etc
  • Advancement record
  • Financial need (while financial need may be listed as a factor for consideration, it is not required to be awarded funds)
  • Participation in fundraising
  • Scout Spirit
 Please log into the Troop Website:  www.t444.org and select Campership Request under Menu to submit an application. 
In additions to the camperships, Troop 444 will issue two scholarships for NYLT to cover half of the cost ($120 each).  Please submit a campership for this request with the NYLT session you would like to attend. 
If you have questions, contact Kyle Donovan, Committee Chair, [email protected]
Go to the troop website to read more about the background and implementation of our Campership Program.

Parent Committee Meeting by zoom tonight

Posted on May 8 2021 - 10:49pm

Please join us for a Parent Committee Meeting.  All adults are welcome to help us work through the operation of the troop and planning for next year.

Topic: T444 Committee and parent Meeting
Time: May 9, 2021 07:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 898 5453 5180
Passcode: 479994