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Salesmanship Merit Badge & Class B Meeting

Posted on Feb 15 2020 - 2:40pm

Salesmanship Merit BadgeStart working now on your Salesmanship merit badge and finish it up next month with our Spring Flower Sale to complete the requirements!  

Former troop adult leader, Jeff Kort, will be here Monday night, Feb. 17 at 7:00 pm to lead a class on the Salesmanship merit badge.  The class will last about 30 minutes and will have a follow up session on March 9th at 7:00 pm.  Come in your Class B uniform ready to learn.  

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. 

Adult & Scout Volunteers Needed: Welcome 3 New Scouts to the Troop Feb. 22nd

Posted on Feb 15 2020 - 2:40pm

We have three new scouts joining our troop after they crossover from Pack 262.  The pack is holding their Arrow Of Light ceremony this Saturday, February 22nd from 5:00-7:00 pm at Arapaho UMC.   

Texas Fin-Fur-Con Merit Badge University: 1-day class, earn up to 2 badges!!

Posted on Feb 15 2020 - 2:40pm

Texas Fin-Fur-Con (TFFC) Merit Badge University is coming up and will be held at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (5550 FM2495 Athens, Texas 75752).

Saturday, March 28th 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (3-hour Morning and 3-hour afternoon sessions)  Cost $20 for Scouts, $10 for adult Scout leaders, No cost for Staff.

Sign up ASAP to claim a spot in the class you want - registration will fill quickly for these classes.  In addition to merit badges, there are also classes to work on specific Tenderfoot and Second Class requirments if you want to work towards rank advancement instead. Follow the link below for more details and to register your scout.  Then, keep an eye on our Troop Facebook page so that we can coordinate ride-sharing for the day of the event among the kids who are attending.    


Circle Ten Spring Break Merit Badge University - Camp Wisdom

Posted on Feb 15 2020 - 2:40pm

Just announced!  Circle Ten will be having 2 instances of a one-day Merit Badge University, one on March 7 and one on March 14, each day is 9:30-3 at Camp Wisdom.  Details are in the attached link, sign up directly with Circle Ten if you are interested, this is not a Troop event.  https://circleten.ihubapp.org/events/22778.  

Current Troop Adult Volunteer Needs

Posted on Feb 15 2020 - 2:39pm

We have a few needs for adult volunteers:

1. Flower Sale & Camp Card Fundraising: We are looking for a new adult leader to organize the flower fundraiser that is held in the fall and spring.  Now would be an ideal time to step up so that you can shadow our outgoing Flower Sale Leader in March during her last turn at the task. We also need a point person for the Camp Card fundraiser held in late spring - this can be done separately from flower sales or as a part of the same role.

2. Hospitality: this adult serves the troop by organizing the receptions held after our three annual Courts of Honor ceremonies (September, January and May - usually). The work involved is to create and share a sign-up genius list to recruit other adult help for set up, bringing food and drinks, and cleaning up for these receptions.  

3. Editor: we have a temporary need for someone to update our written troop documents to use gender-neutral language.  We want for our recruiting materials and our Court of Honor scripts to use language that includes and honors our Girls' Troop by switching "Boy" to "Scout". 

4. Medical Form Coordinator: A perfect job for someone who is organized!!  The med form coordinator ensures that these medical releases are all up to date and accompany the adult leaders for each camp out, camp and trip. The job can be done through email to connect with those who need to submit current forms.

If you are interested or have questions about any of these volunteer needs, please contact Kyle Donovan at chair@t444.org

Shooting campout - roster update - PLEASE READ

Posted on Feb 11 2020 - 1:52pm

Our annual shooting campout is coming up this weekend. Below is the current roster that I have, both adults and scouts. Please review - if your name is not on this list and you are planning on going you need to do two things: