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Adult Volunteers Needed for February Shooting Campout

Posted on Jan 16 2020 - 9:43pm

The shooting campout is a favorite of our scouts, but safety is always our first concern.  This campout requires more adult participation than most of our campouts in order to ensure scout safety.  Adults, please contact Mr. McClelland, kevin.mcclelland@gmail.com,  if you will be able to attend the campout, February 14-16.  All adults welcome, but in particular we need at least 3-4 adults who are or are willing to be Range Safety Officers (RSO).  Mr. McClelland will be holding a certification class (roughly 8 hours, done on a Saturday). Thank you!! 

Summer Camp 2020 at Camp Orr in Arkansas - Deposit due Jan. 29

Posted on Jan 16 2020 - 9:43pm

This Summer we are going to Camp Orr High Adventure Base located in the gorgeous Buffalo River National Park. It is the only scout camp completely surrounded by a national forest. www.camporr.org

Location: Camp Orr High Adventure Base,   Harrison, Arkansas

Date: June 21-27, 2020

Who: All Troop 444, 444G and fun adults;) boys and girls will be located in separate camp site areas

Drive time: 6 hrs

Ave temps: highs-80s, lows-60s

Possible side trip options: Triple Falls (3 waterfalls), Panning for gold, hot springs


Camp $325 (can get $200 discount on regular camp if doing another high adventure such as Sea Base, discount does not apply to Camp Orr High Adventure program) 

High Adventure:$395 (must be 13.5 yrs old by time of camp) includes Canoeing, Trekking, climbing (real rocks, not walls)  and mountain biking (they do have bikes available)

Programs: 40 merit badges, first year camper or TFC, and High Adventure (see above) 

Important Payment Dates:

1) January 29 $100 deposit for signup

2) March 1 $100 and class selection due

3) May 1 Final Payment

contact:Sara Knowles at saraknowles2001@yahoo.com for more info.

PAYMENT: CHECK TO T444, PAYPAL:payment@t444.org , VENMO: Saraknowles-1

Jan. 25th Urban Survival Day with Troop 444

Posted on Jan 16 2020 - 9:43pm

444's Urban Survival "Campout" will be a fun one-day trek through a series of missions around central Dallas.  

The scouts will be divided into small teams, each with an adult chaperone.  Each mission will involve navigating somewhere using public transportation, and accomplishing a task.  This campout will include several elements for a merit badge and potentially service hours as well.  
The full agenda will be a SURPRISE to the scouts - it will be provided as a series of clues.  The adult chaperones will have the full agenda and will be able to provide guidance if the scouts get stumped.
Please arrive promptly at 7:45am on Saturday 1/25 at the Scout Hut.  
Scouts will be finished at approx. 8:30pm Saturday evening at DART Arapaho Center Station (NE corner of Arapaho Road and Greenville Avenue) for pickup.  We'll keep parents informed on progress with a couple updates during the day.
Wear your field uniform and comfortable shoes. 
Also bring: Backpack with scout book, pen(s), water, snacks and anything else your scout might need during the day.  Also bring $25 per scout for meals and transportation costs.
Please sign up ASAP using the online signup here on this calendar: https://www.t444.org/node/1450
We definitely need adults as well - this will be a fun opportunity to chaperone without an overnight stay!
If you have questions, please contact campout lead Alan Melson at alanmelson@gmail.com or 469-441.0154.  

CIty Planning Meeting - Attendance will meet Eagle MB Requirement!

Posted on Dec 16 2019 - 8:38am

Tuesday Dec 17 at 7 pm at City Hall Civic Center, 411 W. Arapaho Rd.

Several of our adult leaders will be attending a Richardson City Planning meeting to address the potential new Race Track gas station at the corner of Arapaho and West Shore. This meeting could be used for Citizenship in the Community requirement 3 OR Communications requirement 5 (no double dipping). A very interesting topic affecting our neighborhood!

Rock Climbing Lockin

Posted on Dec 7 2019 - 5:09pm
Tonight is our Rock Climbing Lock-in.  All that want to participate need to bring $20 and fill out the online waiver ( https://forms.summitgyms.com/forms/waiver )

December Events - Please RSVP

Posted on Dec 7 2019 - 10:41am

We have a busy December.  This Monday we need to know if your scout will attend the events below.  Please RSVP on the Website  for each event www.t444.org

  • Dec. 2 Monday - Troop Meeting 
    • 7:00 to 7:30 TFC We will have several Webelos joining us to check out the troop.
    • 7:30 to 8:30 Troop Meeting - Planning and Prep for the weekend
  • Dec. 7-8 Saturday/Sunday - December Campout
    • 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Troop 444 will be walking in the Richardson Christmas Parade
    • 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM Sunday we will have a lock-in at Summit Rock Climbing Gym in Dallas, TX
  • Dec: 26 to Dec. 31 - Winter Camp
    • A great time to work on merit badges.
  • Dec: 26 to Dec:30 - High adventure to Big Bend (14 and up)

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