Welcome to BSA Troop 44
Troop 44 aims to build a well rounded scout through encouraging
advancement, service to community, local camping outings, merit badge
achievement, and fostering personal growth and responsibility. The patrol
method is practiced during all troop activities. Boys grow and learn a
variety of skills by taking part in many diverse scouting activities rather
than focused on one particular discipline. We hold troop meetings weekly;
Troop PLC after each outing, and monthly Troop Committee meetings. We
look forward to new scouts joining, and making them feel that they are welcome
Our 2013 camping destinations have included climbing at Stonemoves
and Reimer Ranch, biking at Stephen F. Austin State Park, CAMPOREE and WTSE at
Camp Brosig, canoeing in the Big Thicket National Preserve near Lumberton,
tubing on Lake Conroe, and shooting at a family ranch. We attended Camp
Trevor Rees-Jones for summer camp southeast of Dallas. Our plans for
early 2014 include: backpacking, horseback riding, sailing, and Camp Hornaday
Merit Badge Camp at Lost Pines. This
year we plan to attend summer camp at Kia Kima Scout Ranch in Arkansas for base
campers and High Adventure campers. We participate in district events
like Camporee, Webelos to Scout Exposition (WTSE), and monthly Roundtable.
The troop collects a one-time registration fee of $75 for new
scouts. Thereafter, a renewal fee of $35 is collected annually in
December. Scouts dues of 50¢ are collected at each meeting by the Patrol
Leader and turned into the Scribe. Fundraising opportunities are provided
throughout the year for scouts to earn monies go into individual scout accounts,
which Scouts can use to help pay for campout fees, summer camp, or individual
scout camping equipment, i.e. sleeping bags, etc. For troop meetings, boys need
to attend regularly, be on time, bring their Boy Scout handbook and wear their Scout
shirts. We regularly recite the Pledge of Allegiance, Scout Oath, and
Scout Law. The Scout Slogan and Motto are also learned and practiced.
For camping, scouts need their own mess kit, knife/fork/spoon, bedroll
(sleeping bag), chair, sleeping pad, and a water bottle. For summer camp,
scouts will need a cot and a foot locker. Prior to a camping trip, scouts
participating will plan their meals/menu and provide grub money (typically $10)
for one member in the patrol to purchase the food.
We encourage parent participation in the troop committee and
participation in various troop helper activities. Parents are also
encouraged to volunteer as outing participants to help with transport and for
an opportunity to observe your son participate in boy-led activities.
Parents interested in leadership positions attend district training offered
bi-annually. If interested, please ask about how you can help with our Troop
Committee functions, merit badge counseling or as an Assistant Scoutmaster!
to meeting place:
Hwy. 290 continue north on Huffmeister
Rd. crossing over Fleur-de-Lis
Dr. and Cypress N. Houston. Pass by Millsap Elementary, then turn right
onto Ravensway Dr. Continue past Tall
Forest Dr. and turn left onto
Lakecrest Dr. Take Lakecrest
Dr.to Jarvis Rd. Turn right,
then immediately left, just before basketball court. Ravensway Clubhouse
is on right.
free to take a look around. Thanks for visiting.
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