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We're happy you decided to check out our Troop. There is a lot of information on our website. We suggest that you start with the New Scouts section, which will give you lots of information about Boy Scouts and how our Troop is organized. You can check out the Calendar to see all the cool trips we are planning.  Although we are a Boy-Led Troop, we need adults to deliver the best program we can. There are many opportunities to volunteer - driving, chaperoning, acting as a merit badge counselor, helping out the committee to do the background work so that all the events happen. Check out our Parents section for more information.  Although we had a phenomenal summer - between Summer Camp and the Bi-annual Maine Canoe Trip - we are looking ahead to an equally exciting new Scouting Year.

So join us and, WELCOME to Troop 44!

Spring & Summer Camping Trips

Posted on Mar 14 2017 - 8:42pm

Click on the image to register for that event

 

April, A camp cooking competition - We will be at the Jackson Pavilion at Hoyt Scout Reservation.  Image result for hoyt scout camp There may be surprise ingredients, or secret tools to use, who knows what is in the mind of the judges. 

Image result for lost lake mattatuk  May - We will be at Lost Lake at Mattatuck Scout Camp for a Wilderness Survival Merit Badge trip.

 

Don't forget Summer Camp with its Early Bird Deposit due by Feb 22. 2017     Image result for mattatuck climbing wall

 

Flag Ceremony

Posted on Mar 11 2017 - 1:39pm

Image result for american flag white background  Flag Retirement Ceremony  Image result for ct and federal flags

 

We have been invited to lower the old flags at Brookdale Senior Living Center and raise new flags on April 1st.   We will then do a proper flag retirement ceremony at the next campout. 

Scouts MUST be in complete Class A uniforms.  To sign up to be part of this community event, click on either image.  This is a great community service opportunity for rank advancement. 

 

Text Sign-up

Posted on Feb 16 2017 - 4:10pm

Troop 44 now has the ability to send brief messages via text.  If you are interested in receiving text announcements, please sign up through this link.

You MUST provide in the Notes box your cell number AND your carrier (Verizon, Sprint, etc) 

Backpack Food Program

Posted on Oct 1 2016 - 6:07pm

We are challenging each scout and each adult leader to bring in one (1) item from the food list below each week that we have a meeting  through the end of our scouting year in June.

 Very Specific Food Items needed are:

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  •  Mac and Cheese
  • Instant Oatmeal packets
  • Small jars of peanut butter (plastic)
  • Cans of Tuna
  • Boxes of rice
  • Canned beans
  • Granola Bars
  • Shelf stable rice or soymilk

 

 It is helpful if food is smaller, not oversized cereal and peanut butter as it has to fit in a back pack.

Also, needs to be in date, and not expired.  

BSA Troop 44, 2016 Fall Popcorn Fundraiser Information

Posted on Sep 27 2016 - 6:12pm

Hello Troop 44 Scouts and Families,

The Troop 44 Popcorn Fundraiser was rolled out at the September 21st Troop meeting.  For those of you who were not at the roll out meeting, we thought that we would pass along the same information so that you have a chance to familiarize yourself with, and take full advantage of this opportunity.  Please note that all of the popcorn information handed out at the Troop meeting is available on the Troop Website under the "Fundraising" tab. These same materials will be made available at the next Troop meeting.

Trails End Popcorn

The money raised from selling popcorn goes to support all of the fun activities that Troop 44 does throughout the year including the Welcome Back Barbecue, Merit Badge Weekend, Winter Cabin Campout, and our annual Court of Honor Dinner.  The money is also used to purchase new equipment such as tents, cooking utensils, pots and pans, shovels, hand saws, camping stoves, etc.  This is the only major fundraiser that we do annually to solely support the Troops activities.

Troop 44 will receive a 37% commission on all popcorn sales as long as we pay our popcorn bill to Connecticut Rivers Council on time in December.  Last year the Troop had popcorn sales of $5,700.  Our Troop sales goal this year is $6,250 which translates into an individual goal of $125 per scout.  We are looking to beat last years totals so DO YOUR BEST and HAVE FUN!!  
 


Popcorn Prizes 
Scouts have two ways to earn prizes; via the Trail's End prize form and via the Troop 44 prize form. 
In addition, Scouts can earn money from the sale of popcorn to help defer the cost of future high adventure opportunities.  If the Scout chooses, $5 will be deposited into his account for each point earned selling popcorn.  Please see the Troop 44 Popcorn Prize Form on the Troop Website.

For the popcorn fundraiser we are asking Scouts to collect the money from their customers at the time of sale!   
All checks should be made payable to BSA Troop 44. 

SHOW 'N SELL OPPORTUNITY:

  • Saturday, October 1, 2016:  Park Road Parade.  Set up in front of Effie’s Place Restaurant.  9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.  Six Scout Max.  Please register on the Troop website by Wednesday, September 28!!


IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016: Popcorn sales begin.
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016: Popcorn sales end.  All popcorn order forms and any popcorn money collected must be handed into the Kernel at the Troop meeting or dropped off at the Kernel’s house, 32 Linwold Drive, front door mail slot.
  • Saturday, November 19, 2016: Popcorn pick-up.  All scouts to pick up their popcorn orders at the Kernel’s house, 32 Linwold Drive, from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
  • Wednesday, November 30, 2016: Popcorn money due.  All outstanding popcorn money must be handed into the Kernel at the Troop meeting or dropped off at the Kernel’s house.


Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR
HELP!

The (Popcorn) Kernel
Peter Kozun

32 Linwold Drive
860-595-6860 (Cell)
 

peter.kozun@eversource.com

Annual Scout Dues 2016-2017

Posted on Sep 24 2016 - 7:38am

   Annual Scout Dues: 

The Annual Dues for the 2016-2017 scout year are payable by October 26, 2016.  Dues are $120.00 per scout and $70.00 for each additional scout from the same family.