Welcome to the official online home for T444!  We have active troops for boys and girls with approximately 75 scouts and a dedicated group of adult leaders.

Our mission is to help scouts learn, develop and grow in a safe, caring environment and to help families bring up moral, civic-minded leaders. We will place the well-being of the scouts ahead of any other considerations and we will respect the needs of our constituent families at all times.

Week at a glance 4/14-4/20/24

Posted on Apr 15 2024 - 2:27pm

Happy Monday, all - hope everyone had a great time at one of the THREE (!) troop groups we had camping this weekend.  Here are notes for the week - *please read fully*.

Merit Badge Counselor Roundup on April 8th Monday evening

Posted on Apr 6 2024 - 12:17pm


Parents: We need you to be Merit Badge Counselors (MBCs). BSA offers 139 Merit Badges for scouts to choose from, and we don't have counselors for HALF of them! Counselors do NOT have to be teachers. Most merit badges are completed through individual meetings with scouts rather than classes. EVERY PARENT can contribute in this way! Please join us at MBC Roundup next Monday (4/8) to complete your paperwork and choose which Merit Badges you will counsel!  

Weekly Update 3-31-24

Posted on Mar 30 2024 - 2:00pm
Please read the updates below, as well as the note below this about the updated merit badge counselor list (thanks to Alexandra Joshi-Imre for coordinating that effort).  We do still need more MB counselors, so please strongly consider helping with that effort.
TROOP SWAG ORDERS DUE APRIL 5: You only have about a week left to pick up 444-branded Class B/Activity gear for your scout, including T-shirts, caps, Nalgene bottles, beanies, fleeces and more! This will close out the spring/summer order. All orders due April 5. 

Order here: https://spring-swag-orders.cheddarup.com

- See item images: https://t444.org/system/files/swag2024images.png

FLAG REPAIR SERVICE PROJECT - APRIL 6:  Join us for a Flag Repair service project on Saturday, April 6 from 9am-12:30pm in which we will mend and restore approximately 150 flags that have weathered the elements. These flags are among those that are displayed in neighborhoods across Richardson during major holidays. Guidance and instruction will be provided to all participants. This qualifies for service hours that all scouts need to earn.
- Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B49ADAB28A2F49-48230449-flag#/
SWIM TESTS - APRIL 21:  We are joining up with Troop 1001 once again this year to offer swim tests at the JCC on Sunday, April 21, from 2-5pm.  Tests are $7 per person - please bring cash.  You must have a slot (and a completed waiver) to take the test - please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084BA9AC28A5FF2-48760312-spring#/

CONSERVATION PROJECT - APRIL 27: Please join us for a conservation project at the Canyon Creek nature preserve north of UTD on Saturday, April 27 from 8-11am.  The goal of the project is to remove invasive plant species in the riparian area of the preserve.  This is a valid project for service or conservation hours for scouts.
- Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084BA9AC28A5FF2-48794790-t444

T444 Merit Badge Counselor List

Posted on Mar 27 2024 - 6:58am


The list of merit badge counselors registered with Troop 444 has been updated as of March 2024, and it is attached below.
Continuing counselors,
please check the list and contact Alexandra Joshi-Imre if you are not listed but you should be. We may have to resubmit your MBC form to the council.
Parents and Adult Leaders who are interested in becoming a merit badge counselor,
to learn about this role. 
Adult Leaders who are already registered with our troop ($65 per year) do not pay additional fee.
Adults who do not wish to register with the troop will have to pay a $25 per year Merit Badge Counselor registration fee.
Please follow these steps:
  • Login to my.scouting.org and take the “Merit Badge Counselor Position Specific Training” program: https://training.scouting.org/programs/2 .
  • Complete BSA Youth Protection Training (YPT) at my.scouting.org, and save your YPT completion certificate.
  • Fill out the adult application form using the position code “42” for merit badge counselor.
  • Fill out the merit badge counselor information form.
  • Hand the hardcopies or email the files to Alexandra Joshi-Imre; or, take the hardcopies to the Scout Center at Harry Hines Blvd (https://circleten.org/posts/30170/service-center-shops).
to learn about best practices when pursuing a merit badge. You may contact merit badge counselors from our list below (find their email address in our Troop Roster), or contact other counselors within Circle Ten Council through Scoutbook at https://scoutbook.scouting.org/ .

April 6th Service Project Opportunity

Posted on Mar 16 2024 - 4:44pm

Please join us for a flag repair service project opportunity!

Scouts can earn service hours by helping to repair flags that are put out on major holidays throughout Richardson neighborhoods.  Link is below:

Weekly Notes 3/17

Posted on Mar 16 2024 - 8:35am

Welcome back from Spring Break!


-- FLOWER SALES REMINDER:  All orders are due MONDAY (3/18) so be sure to get that finished up now!


—CAMPOREE!  APRIL CAMPOUT SIGNUP: 444 is going to Circle Ten Camporee at TRJ from April 12-14! This is open to all scouts in both B and G troops (G troop also has a previously-scheduled campout this weekend but scouts can choose which one they'd prefer to attend). Cost is $20 per scout for program and camping; adults are free (please consider signing up!). Please sign up ASAP, as it closes March 22:




--TROOP SWAG ORDER:  Now's your chance to pick up some 444-branded Class B/Activity gear for your scout!  Orders due April 5. https://spring-swag-orders.cheddarup.com


-- CAMPERSHIPS:  Spring campership applications are open and can be submitted via the following link: https://form.jotform.com/240178637843161

The application window will close March 22 and award notifications will be communicated shortly after.  The Spring flower sales contribute significantly to the funds available for campership awards so lets sell some flowers!

Link to more information: Fundraising & Campership.


-- ADULT LEADER NOMINATION FORM:  We need to fill some key leadership roles - feel free to nominate others, or yourself!

Form here: https://form.jotform.com/240348421282047


-- OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK HIGH ADVENTURE:  If you paid your deposit, watch for information coming in the next couple of weeks about next steps.  There is still room in the base camping group (all ages) if you'd like to sign up.