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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!

National Scout Jamboree

Posted on Jul 3 2016 - 8:23am

The National Jamboree only happens once every four years.

For many boys this is a once in a lifetime opportunity!

The Jamboree has a new home at Bechtel Scout Reservation in West Virginia.

Sunday, July 16, 2017 to Saturday, July 29, 2017

Click on the image for an overview of the Jamboree.


If interested in attending please send an email to wh.troop.44@gmail.com

What Positions of Responsibility are there for Scouts?

Posted on May 28 2016 - 9:30pm

 

Once boys reach the rank of First Class, they cannot advance any further in rank without serving the Troop in a Position of Responsibility.  We find that many boy scouts aren't aware of all the positions available in running a troop.  Below are a list of the positions, with a description of each.  It is always the discretion of the Scoutmaster to modify or alter the job requirements or description.  

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New Web Site Features!

Posted on Feb 18 2016 - 4:54pm

                         

Look at the Menu to the left.  There are three new features.  

Cameron's Corner: Information and fun facts for you from our Webmaster Cameron Larkin

Scoutcraft: Links to cool websites about great scout skills.

Scouts in Action:  News Stories abouts Scouts doing amazing things around the country, or around the world!

 

We welcome suggestions of things to add to these pages.  Use Contact Us in the Menu to the left to send your suggestions.

All Current and Future PLC Members Must Read This!

Posted on Jan 23 2016 - 9:53am

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Leadership is much more than standing in front of the group giving directions.

There are four ways every Scout is a leader-

 

First you lead yourself, second you follow  cooperatively, third you help your fellow Scouts, and fourth you shape the directions and plans for your patrol and troop. You may be all four kinds of leader at once, other times you may be focused on a particular way of leading, all four ways are equally  important.    

Troop 44 Annual Scout Dues for 2015-2016

Posted on Oct 22 2015 - 3:55pm

Annual Scout Dues: 

The Annual Dues for the 2015-2016 scout year are payable by October 28, 2015Dues are $120.00 per scout and $70.00 for each additional scout from the same family.

Backpack Food Program

Posted on Oct 16 2015 - 2:49pm

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

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