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Consolidation of T444 Member Websites

Posted on Mar 31 2021 - 3:45pm

The Troop committee, together with leaders of both troops (boys/girls) have decided to merge our member websites to help streamline communications.

The change should be effective this week, so please bear with us -- as we may experience a hiccup or two through the transition!

What does this mean for you?

  • There will be one site for news and calendar updates (t444.org)
  • Committee members and leaders of both troops will have one central dashboard to enter information
  • Each week you will receive a tailored newsletter with updates that pertain to you & your Scout(s)
  • There will be a new set of email lists (you must be a member of a list to send to it):
    • announce - will send to everyone in both troops
    • t444b - will send to everyone in the boys' troop
    • t444g - will send to everyone in the girls' troop
  • The existing girls' troop website content will be migrated and the site will be decommissioned

Wilderness Survival Campout March 26-28, earlier start time for March 22 Troop meeting

Posted on Mar 18 2021 - 10:46am

The March campout is quickly approaching. Scouts will have the opportunity to earn their wilderness survival merit badge, here are the requirements:

Spring Flower Sale Fundraiser Begins!!

Posted on Mar 18 2021 - 10:40am

It’s time for our Troop 444 Spring Flower Fundraiser!

 

Start Date: Monday, March 8, 2021 

 End Date: Monday, April 5, 2021 - Please turn in order forms and payment to Kristine Schwope at the troop meeting. 

 Flower Pick Up Date: Saturday, April 10 from 9:30am till 11:00am - Please make plans to pick up your flats of flowers from AUMC Scout hut and deliver them to your customers. 

 Flowers are $21/flat (18 plants)

 Checks should be made out to Troop 444 (please include a phone number on each check)

 Ask your church, neighbors, family, schools, etc...we have had a school buy $500 worth of flowers in the past...keep asking!

 If your scout is going on a high adventure, mid-adventure or summer/spring break/winter camps, participating in fundraising can help contribute to the costs of these activities.

 The troop makes $6-$10 profit on each flat.

Info on Camperships: Scouts must apply for Camperships to be considered. 

There will be two rounds of Camperships awarded in the next 12 months. 1)  In May following in the Spring fundraisers   2) In December following the Fall fundraisers

When reviewing campership requests, financial need is NOT the only consideration. The committee looks at:

  • Participation in troop meetings, camp-outs, service projects, etc
  • Advancement record
  • Financial need
  • Participation in fundraising
  • Scout Spirit

Click here for a full explanation and history of the T444 Campership program.

If questions, please contact:

Kristine Schwope   kschwope@hotmail.com     214-734-2281

Circle 10 Mask Update

Posted on Mar 6 2021 - 10:54pm

As you may be aware, Governor Greg Abbott announced that, beginning next Wednesday, March 10, the statewide mask mandate would be lifted, encouraging all Texans to take personal responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others.

Circle Ten Council is committed to the safety of its members, so at this time we have not made any changes to our current COVID-19 safety protocols. We ask that you remain vigilant to ensure the safety of all who participate. If updates are made to our safety procedures, we will share them broadly.

Thank you for all you do for Scouting!

https://circleten.org/posts/68573/c10-mask-update

Hut Fix It & Clean It today (Sunday, 2/21/2021)!!

Posted on Feb 20 2021 - 10:30pm
We are holding a Scout Hut fix & Clean it day today, Sunday the 21st from 1 - 4 PM.   The plan will be to tend to various items on the Scout Hut that have been wearing down over the last couple years and need attention including:
 
- new boards cut and painted to replace the weathered door jambs around the door and garage doors
- Install a minor gutter and drip edge fixes as needed
- Light electrical fixes on a couple of outdoor and indoor fixtures.
- More items will likely be addressed as well
 
Additionally, there will be some scouts and parents tending to the inside for additional organizational and cleaning as needed.  We will have a Hut Cleaning lead on the inside, while I organize those helping on the outside.  I will bring all tools and supplies needed to fix the Scout hut but a pair of work gloves might be useful just in case.   
 
Please go to TeamSnap and click "Going" or "Maybe" or "No" for your availability so we have an idea of attendance.

Spring Break Hiking Trip to Devil's Den State Park in the Ozark Mountains, March 13-17

Posted on Feb 20 2021 - 10:27pm

Join us for some beautiful hiking in the Ozark Mountains!

Scouts 14 and older have the option to backpack the 15-mile loop in the park. Great preparation and "shakeout" for Philmont.

Scouts younger than 14 will have the chance to take several day hikes ranging from 0.5 to 5 miles around the park.

This is a great chance to learn and improve your backpacking skills. Please note: We have male adult leaders signed up, but in order to participate we will need at least one female adult leader on this trip.

Destination: Devil's Den State Park, 11333 West Arkansas Hwy. 74, West Fork, AR 72774, https://www.arkansasstateparks.com/parks/devils-den-state-park

Leave Saturday March 13, 2021
Return Wednesday March 17, 2021

It's a 5-hour drive to the park, and families will have to drive or coordinate with other families for transportation.

For more information and to confirm your spot, please email Mr. Franklin at BramFranklin@gmail.com.

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