- 07.24.2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ilau Machque Chapter Meeting
- 07.28.2014 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Campbell U Swimming
Black River Dist Com Mtg
- 08.08.2014 - 08.10.2014
- 08.13.2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Black River Dist EBOR
- 08.21.2014 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Black River Dist RT
- 08.22.2014 - 08.24.2014
Troop Sailing MB and Maritime Campout
Women's Equality Day
Eagle Scout Docs
Camp CountdownWe are Westbound and Down!
Welcome to Troop 444!
Troop 444 has been serving the youth in the Fuquay Varina, Holly Springs, Apex and Angier for nearly 10 years. During 1922, The National Knights of Columbus Convention adopted scouting as the official program for boys 11 to 17 years of age. As a ministry of the St. Bernadette Catholic Church, we meet every Monday evening at 7:00 pm in the Social Hall of the church building. We have 25-30 Scouts and 10-15 Leaders registered with the BSA, and can always use more; the more the merrier.
Scouts run the program; Lord Baden-Powell – the founder of scouting in 1910 – developed the Patrol Method. This allows the Scouts to lead the troop as they see fit. Adults take on the role of advisers, and safety monitors. The Senior Patrol Leader is truly in charge of the troop, and he has his leadership Team, the Patrol Leaders Council, to ensure what he decides as an activity is what a majority of the members of the troop want to do. Scouts, each and every one of them, have a say in what the troop does, and does not do.
The Anti-Hazing Movement
Known within the Scouting movement as "Green Bar Bill", was an influential leader in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) organization from 1927 to 1992.Hillcourt was a prolific writer and teacher in the areas of woodcraft, troop and patrol structure, and training; his written works include three editions of the BSA's official Boy Scout Handbook, with over 12.6 million copies printed, other Scouting-related books and numerous magazine articles. This article was written in 1990.
If one more person tells me we can't do a thing because it might "negatively impact a Scout's self-esteem" I'm going to go postal. The trend, of course, began with the anti-hazing movement that hit Scouting in the early 1980's. Don't get me wrong, that movement was important and long overdue. Like the French Revolution, though, once it got started it quickly grew out of control.
The anti-hazing movement was started to address a real problem that had existed in Scouting for many years. Many troops had long traditions of elaborate initiation ceremonies. Some of these ceremonies had the potential to be physically and emotionally harmful. None of them reached the proportion of idiocy associated with fraternity or military initiations, but they were still pretty intense.
Boys' Life Flashback - Personal Fitness
This month we flash back to March 1988 where Personal Fitness and Scout Stave Pioneering was at the top of the magazines list of features.
Learn from the past Scoutings Future!
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Plus there is plenty about personal management, and a ton of new jokes!
New Fieldbook Coming soon!
Often described as “the best all-around guide to outdoor adventure on the market today,” the Fieldbook is the go-to manual for everyone interested in backcountry challenges—from hiking, camping, and canoeing to mountain travel, ultralight backpacking, wilderness navigation, and whitewater kayaking.
Fieldbook, the fifth edition, will be arriving in Scout shops and bookstores during the month of April.
Scouting brings more than a century of outdoor experience and stewardship of nature to this new edition. Its pages are enriched by the input of nationally recognized experts in mountaineering, backpacking, Leave No Trace, and environmental protection.
2016 Boy Scout Program Changes
New Boy Scout Handbook, other Boy Scout program tweaks due in 2016
The saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” could be used to describe some tweaks coming to the Boy Scouts program in 2016.
The merit badge program has been getting stronger with the release of each new merit badge, and the trail to Eagle Scout continues to produce terrific young men. Neither will change.
We are getting a new Boy Scout Handbook, but the 13th edition, due out in January 2016, will keep most of its content from the 12th edition (released in 2010). The design and images inside will be updated, but much of the text will be unchanged.