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Welcome to Troop 444's website for members of 444B and 444G.

If you are interested in learning more about our troops, visit our recruiting site at www.t444.net

The Pumpkins Are Coming on Sat, 10/1 and 10/15. And Donuts are Back!

Posted on Sep 27 2022 - 10:46am

Sign up for a shift:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054ba9ad2eab9-aumc4

Arapaho UMC’s first load of pumpkins arrives on Sat, Oct 1st and we need lots of help! 

Troop 444 has been such a help with our patch in the last few years, and we are so grateful.

The unloading days are a great opportunity to:

  1. Show thanks for their hospitality to our Troops and provide much-needed helping hands (A Scout is helpful)
  2. Earn service hours towards Scout advancement

The Pumpkin Patch is a wonderful community experience, and proceeds are split between:

  • The farmers of the Navajo Nation in New Mexico (yes, even our pumpkin patch has a social justice cause)
  • Our Missions Fund supporting local and global ministries

The unloading process will be the same as last year which will increase safety for volunteers and guests:

High Adventure: Philmont Winter Adventure

Posted on Sep 20 2022 - 10:20pm

Philmont Winter Adventure - Dec. 27-31, Philmont Scout Ranch, NM
(Open to all scouts age 14 or 13 and in 8th Grade)

Cold-weather camping is the ultimate test of your ability to camp and travel in the backcountry and learn to live in harmony with the environment. Training in winter camping will prepare you to safely enjoy many winter adventures and to teach others to enjoy these unique experiences.

Participants in Winter Adventure learn to camp comfortably in cold weather, and enjoy Philmont's beauty in a way few others have. Crews snowshoe to their camp, sleep in tents or snow shelters, and participate in a variety of activities. Offerings include cross country skiing, snow shelter building, and earning either Search and Rescue or Snow Sports merit badge.

WINTER CAMP - Dec. 27-31 at TRJ

Posted on Sep 20 2022 - 10:19pm

Winter Camp at Trevor Rees-Jones Scout Camp in Athens, TX is a special jamboree-style camp, and is the largest annual event put on by Circle Ten Council. Units camp and cook meals together, so it feels more like a weekend campout and is a great opportunity for bonding within the troop. 444B/G have had a strong presence at Winter Camp for several years, and scouts and adults who have attended agree that it's among the most fun troop events each year, especially for younger scouts who are working on TFC rank advancements.

Each morning, scouts work on merit badges or TFC, take part in special living history programs in the Mountain Man, Indian Village and Lumberjack areas, or learn new program skills. Afternoons offer a wide range of activities including competitive games, shooting sports, climbing, horseback riding, wood turning and more. Evenings include special events like a Cowboy Action Shoot competition and Star Watch parties - or just relaxing with your troop around the campfire.

We need you! Patrol Box Construction Work Day

Posted on Sep 18 2022 - 12:13pm
Saturday, September 24 between 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Shiner's workshop (garage): 800 Clearwater, Richardson

Adult and scout volunteers are needed to help build our new patrol boxes for both troops. This is a great opportunity to help your troop, earn service hours and learn/use some woodworking skills. Please sign up in shifts - take note of age requirements for available slots. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508044EAAAD2F4-patrol

Sign up for September campout!

Posted on Sep 2 2022 - 11:33pm

Our first campout of the year will be on September 16-18, at Cool Water Ranch in Iredell, TX.

We will meet at the Scout Hut on Friday at 6 p.m. to load the trailer and get everyone ready to roll. We will return on Sunday, arriving back around 1 p.m.

This campout will include fishing and cooking competitions. It should be a great opportunity for the scouts to have a great time.

Food costs will be determined by patrol. 

First Troop Meetings of the Year - Monday, Aug. 22

Posted on Aug 20 2022 - 10:48pm

Welcome back to 444B/G for a new year of scouting!  Both troops have their first meetings this Monday, August 22, at AUMC.  444B Trail to First Class meets at 7pm in the Scout Hut, followed by full troop meeting at 7:30 in the Fellowship Hall.  444G meets at 7:30 in the Youth Room.

PARENTS:  Please see the note below about popcorn sales.  Also, we need your help with campouts; even if you can only make one this year, that's fine - we need leads and grubmasters.

444G Interest Form:  https://forms.gle/cWdPEULZYDewX4bW9

444B Signup Form: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084ba9ac28a5ff2-444b2