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TROOP MEETING TIME AND LOCATION
Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 PM

CAMPING AND OTHER ACTIVITIES
At Troop 444, there is something for every interest: monthly campouts, service projects, special events, and BSA sponsored activities. Our scouts water ski, canoe, climb, repel, fish, hike, backpack, and bike ride on fun adventures! These activities prepare our scouts for the ultimate fun: High Adventure Trips including Snow Skiing, Backpacking at Philmont and Big Bend, White Water Rafting, and Sailing the Caribbean at Sea Base.

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
The minimum age requirement is 11 years old. Each boy joining Troop 444 must complete the following:
* Boy Scout Application
* Personal Health and Medical Record
* Payment of registration fee

UNIFORMS
Boys and adult leaders are expected to wear at a minimum the Scout Shirt to all troop activities.

Class A Uniform – Includes the BSA Approved Scout Shirt. Must be worn at Troop Meetings and during all Troop travel including campouts.
Class B Uniform - Includes the Troop Approved T-Shirt and/or sweatshirt. Class B is an approved alternate to the full uniform, but is only worn during camping trips, service projects, and other times as approved by the Scoutmaster.

In all cases, the boys must be neat in appearance. Shirt tails must be tucked in, and close toed shoes worn, unless otherwise approved.

EQUIPMENT

In addition to a uniform, each new Scout will need to purchase a copy of the Boy Scout Handbook. Prior to going on his first campout, he will also need:
* Lightweight, synthetic-filled, mummy style sleeping bay, 30º or lower rating
* Closed-cell foam sleeping pad or equivalent
* Poncho or rain jacket/pants
* Mess Kit

During campouts, the troop provides tents, cooking utensils, chuck boxes, and other items needed by the patrols. As the Scout advances, he may become interested in backpacking and other activities which will require additional equipment.

PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT
There are many ways that parents can be involved with the troop, including serving as Assistant Scoutmasters, Troop Committee Members, and Merit Badge Counselors. Please contact the Scoutmaster or Troop Committee Chairperson for more information.

QUESTIONS
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