Welcome to BSA Troop 44

Summary of B.S.A. Troop 44 - Cypress, Texas

Member of the Big Cypress District of the Sam Houston Area Council

Chartered Partner

Ravensway Homeowners Association, 1999

Meeting Place

Troop 44 meets at the Ravensway Community Clubhouse

12716 Jarvis Road, Cypress, TX  77429  

Scoutmaster

Lance Wilkerson          281-467-3678       lance@tridservices.com

Asst. Scoutmasters

Walter Boone, Doug Walsh

Committee Chair

Jeff Howell              281-513-1216                 jhowe13@msn.com

Meeting Time

Mondays from 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM

Troop Size

22 Scouts – 2 Eagle, 6 Life, 2 Star, 5 First Class, 2 Second Class, 5 Scouts

Eagle Scouts

37 since 1999

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 contributors.

Over the past year camping destinations have included a family campout at Quintana Beach County Park, canoeing on Village Creek, Green Dickson Park in Shiner Texas, Double Lake Recreation Area, and Brazos Bend State Park.  We attended Camp Constantin for Summer Camp with 10 campers.  Additionally, we had a troop picnic, went to Splashtown, and had a Stone Moves lock-in.  We participate in district events like Camporee, Webelos to Scout Exposition, and monthly Roundtable.

The troop collects $80 during signup for new scouts. Each year thereafter, the troop collects $40 in December for B.S.A. re-charter fees and Troop equipment.  Dues of 50 cents are collected each meeting by the Patrol Leader and turned into the Scribe.  Most fund raising effort monies go into individual scout accounts, which help pay for summer camp fees, individual scout camping equipment, i.e. backpacks, and activity fees. For troop meetings, boys need to attend regularly, be on time, bring their Boy Scout handbook and wear their Class A Uniform.  We regularly recite the Pledge of Allegiance, Scout Oath, and Scout Law.  The Scout Slogan and Motto are also learned and practiced.

Our Troop Program includes nine Eagle-required Merit Badge classes during regular Troop Meetings every year.  Older scouts have the opportunity to take three of these classes each year.  First year scouts work on rank advancements toward their Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class Ranks.

For camping, scouts need their own mess kit, knife/fork/spoon, bedroll (sleeping bag), chair, sleeping pad, and a cup.  For summer camp, scouts will need a cot and a foot locker.  Prior to a camping trip, scouts plan their meals/menu and either divide the menu for each scout to bring parts of the menu or one scout is designated to get the chow.  Costs for food will be distributed between patrol members who are going to camp.

We encourage parent participation in 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 spend some quality time with your son.  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 and merit badge counseling!


Please feel free to take a look around. Thanks for visiting.

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