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Boys Troop Holiday Party - Dec. 12

Posted on Dec 3 2022 - 4:40pm

The year end holiday party for Troop 444 B is set for Monday, December 12, 7:00-8:30. (note start time of 7:00 pm).  We are going to have heavy appetizers, desserts and a white elephant gift exchange.  The gift exchange is for scouts only but families are welcome to come fellowship and eat with their Troop 444 families.  Exchange gifts should be between $5 and $10 and scout/camping related.  Please do not bring gag gifts.   Gifts should be wrapped.  We look forward to seeing you!

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444B - December Lock-in cancelled:

Posted on Dec 3 2022 - 4:37pm
444B: The boys troop lock-in next weekend is no longer happening, unfortunately. We tried to work out something with several different climbing gyms, but a combination of staffing issues and tremendous increases in cost that we'd have to pass on to scouts made it an unworkable proposition. We're sorry for this change - we know it's a tough time of year for family schedules anyway, so hopefully this gives you a little time back. Our January campout is still on, and information will be sent out soon.
(Please note the 444G activity that weekend IS still happening as scheduled.)

444 swag, membership dues and more

Posted on Nov 23 2022 - 5:52pm

Happy Thanksgiving, 444 families! I have several important notes:

SWAG: 444 swag is here, just in time for the holidays. Thanks to Kristine Schwope, we have once again partnered with 33 Ink for branded gear (including winter items!), and thanks to David Dao, we have a new CheddarUp store to make gear purchasing easy. In order to fulfill orders before Christmas and ensure we meet minimum order quantities, the deadline is *Thursday, Dec. 1*. Make your selections today: https://t444swag.cheddarup.com/

Camperships - apply today - DEADLINE NOV. 27

Posted on Nov 14 2022 - 10:15am

Please see the note below from 444 Treasurer David Dao:

Hi all,

As the fall fundraisers draw to a close, we want to bring to your attention that campership applications can now be submitted for the fall semester.  

What are camperships? 

Our campership program is a scholarship-type program that can be used to offset the cost of activities such as campouts, dues and summer camps.  These funds can be accumulated over multiple years to save for the cost of higher cost items such as high adventure trips or they can be spent as needed.  Campership awards are typically based on an individual scout’s fundraising amounts, participation in troop activities, and financial need.

The funds available for camperships are a percentage taken of the total dollars fundraised each semester.

When are camperships awarded?

Twice a year, the campership committee will meet to review all submitted applications to determine campership amounts awarded for a scout.  

How are camperships tracked?

2023 Membership Fees

Posted on Nov 1 2022 - 11:22am

Welcome to November! It's time to pay our 2023 troop fees. These fees are required for membership as a scout or adult in 444B and 444G.

Our troop is having to absorb increased costs for materials, camps and camping facilities, as well as increased BSA dues for 2023 and a carryover of some unexpectedly higher costs towards the end of last year. However, we're also working hard to keep those costs lower (recent examples include use of free facilities for two weekend campouts so far this year, a group pass to greatly reduce usage fees at Texas State Parks, and a cleanup of the Scout Hut to identify materials we already have and do not need to repurchase). We're also looking at an alternative online payment setup with lower processing fees - more to come on that soon.

Popcorn Orders due TODAY (Sunday)!

Posted on Oct 29 2022 - 9:10pm
From Popcorn Chair John Byrd:

Thanks to everyone who participated. We had record sales for our troop and we hit our mark of an average of over $275 per scout who sold.
 
I will be placing our final popcorn orders for all wagon sales tonight. 
Please make sure you have all of your orders entered in Trails End as wagon sales and NOT DELIVERED.