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Troop Meeting (changed to Zoom)

Posted on Sep 21 2020 - 6:01pm

Changed to a Zoom

Topic: T444's Zoom Meeting
Time: Sep 21, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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21 September – F2F (COVID Procedures: Arrival, PPE, distancing, Patrol rotation)

*** Bring your Patrol Flag, a Mask, Camp Chair and a Flashlight***

  • Model Campsite review
    • 7:00 QM set up  
      • QMs will need to help set up
      • Service Patrol: Legendary Squirrel Knights
      • Evan and from each patrol
  • 7:30 Opening – Flags with large Gilwell
    • arms out (airplane) , near finger touch sets the distance
  • Model Campsite (4 B patrols & 1 G Patrol)
    • 7:40 start, rotate at 7:55, 8:10, 8:25 and 8:40
    • COVID procedure review for camping (L Squirrel Knights) -         Aiden Donovan
      • Check-in paper work, temperature checks
      • PPE - mask, gloves
      • Parents to drive, etc., wipe touch points of car
    • Campsite layout review (Phoenix) -                                            Nathan Gray
      • Campsite parts and explanation
      • Patrol gear is dedicated to the Patrol, not troop gear…
    • Cooking & Eating (Pigeon SC) -                                                 Matthew Bond
      • Separation of cooks, masks, gloves
      • Good lighting
      • Recommend simple meals, minimal prep
      • Plate food and set out for patrol, disposable plates/utensils, etc.
      • Trash cans, extra bags
      • Adult dining guest(s) at each meal
    • Tenting and tent care (T444G patrol) -                                        Amelia Gatlin
      • One Scout per tent, keep them clean/dry, return clean/dry
      • Hammocks are OK
    • Sanitizing (Flaming Aces, etc.) -                                                 Evan Gray
      • Hand sanitizer
      • Patrol wash lines, warm-hot-cold, dining fly, trash, table
      • Clean patrol gear
      • Lysol spray on touch surfaces (stoves, lanterns, etc.) when cold
  • Announcements
  • Closing – Flags with large Gilwell

Troop Supports Pack 751 Night for Scouting

Posted on Sep 19 2020 - 11:59pm

*We need another adult or two to help with this event!* Please register on website or send message to Katrina Gray at 214-402-8657

Pack 751 has asked for our help for their recruitment night at Mimosa Park on Friday, September 25 from 6:00-7:30 pm. Set up begins at 5:30 pm

There will be tables set up for current scouts & potential new cub scouts to visit, complete an activity with the cub scout den hosting each table. We have been asked to host 2 tables. We need 4-6 scouts (from the boys' and girls' troops) and 2-3 adults. All will be asked to wear masks and maintain distancing. 

Help us introduce scouting to new families, answer questions about what BSA is like, and keep our connection to the pack strong. 

Introduction to Leadership Skills for the Troop 9/26

Posted on Sep 19 2020 - 11:59pm
Scout Hut

Introduction to Leadership Skills for the Troop.

Please attend if you are a new PL, TG, Instructor, QM, Scribe or other Leader.

BUT, all Troop members are welcome and encouraged to learn more about our Boy-Led Troop!!!

FIN-FUR-CON Merit Badge Event - October 3rd

Posted on Sep 19 2020 - 11:54pm

*If your scout is registered with Circle 10 for this event, please go to the calendar on this website for Oct 3rd to register with us that you are signed up and if you are interested in camping overnight with T444 that night** We have some sites reserved at nearby Purtis Creek State Park and want to find out the interest among the merit badge attendees for camping overnight. More adult volunteers than typical may be needed due to scout requirements for transporting kids during covid times, so please list adults willing to camp and/or drive along with scouts.

FIN-FUR-CON 
October 3

The is an annual merit badge university and Trail to First Class event with a focus on the outdoors, wildlife, and conservation; in partnership with Circle Ten Council and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department now located at Clements Scout Ranch/Trevor Rees Jones Scout Camp. *Organizers are looking for willing adult volunteers to lead and assist leaders with the merit badge classes. Check your email to see the list of needs and reply to let them know if you are interested.*

Cost is $20 per Scout, $10 per adult Scout leader and no cost for Staff.

REGISTER NOW

Troop 444 is working on plans to camp at Purtis Creek State Park on October 3rd following the Fin-Fur-Con Merit Badge event.  More details to come soon as they are available. 

High Adventure 2021 - Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico

Posted on Sep 12 2020 - 10:35pm
High Adventure 2021 - Philmont - Our Troop has a reservation 7/11-7/26 for Philmont next summer for one boy crew and one girl crew each on their own trek.   You must be 14 years old before the trek.  Space is limited to 8-12 per crew.  Since Philmont was canceled this year due to COVID there is a lot of interest for next summer.  Please reserve your spot with Mr. Donovan ([email protected]) We have filled half of the spots.

Camping in 2020

Posted on Sep 12 2020 - 10:31pm
Camping:  To maintain social distancing the troop will be moving to one scout per tent until further notice.  Scouts will be allowed to bring their own small tent on campouts.  The troop plans on purchasing addition 2-man tents for this purpose.  We will be ordering the two-scout version Taurus of our larger troop tents.  if you would like purchase your own tent through the troop.  Troop cost is $110 and include ground cloth. Please contact Mr. McClelland ([email protected]) by Sept. 14 and we will add you to the troop order.  https://www.alpsbrands.com/alpsmountaineering/products/tents/taurus-al-2