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Do you like adventure? Do you want to learn outdoor skills and know how take care of yourself and others in the wilderness? Do you want to lead others, learn new skills and serve those in need in your community? Do you want to cook over a campfire with your friends while breathing in fresh air and listening to the wind in the trees overhead?  Does hiking to a stream, taking off your shoes and jumping in sound like fun?  Would you dare kayak 5o miles down a river knowing you have been taught everything you need to know to do it? Will you feel proud after carrying a meal you planned in your backpack for 5 miles then cooking it for your friends on the trail? Will you build a fort in the woods and sleep in it, knowing you've built it well?

Join us.

Troop 244 can show you the path to fly like an Eagle. Seeking interested young men, of any faith from any school to join us in our journey.  Tuesday nights at 7 PM at Saint Pius School.  Please access menu link and send us an email for more information. 

Backpacking trip to Grayson highlands

Posted on Feb 21 2018 - 9:19pm

This hike is supposed to be one of the best in Virginia if not the east coast.  Ore plan would be meet at St. Pius Saturday at 8am, leave at 8:15-8:30 and get up there around 11.  We could then hike for about a mile and stop for lunch before going to the top of Mt. Rogers (highest point in Virginia). Our goal would be to hike 8-10 miles between Saturday and Sunday and camp along the Appalachian trail (maybe one of the AT shelters if available).  Return early Sunday afternoon, TBD.

Service Opportunity - St. Francis Book Sale

Posted on Feb 21 2018 - 3:09pm

Service Hour Volunteer Opportunity at St. Francis Book Sale

 

            Do you need service hours?  Look no further!  The 60th Annual St. Francis Book Sale will be held at the end of April and we need volunteers to make it happen.  Last year, this sale raised over $55,000 and all proceeds are given back to organizations in our community.

            We need volunteers for moving and unpacking books on Saturday, April 21st from 9-2.  We also need volunteers on Saturday, April 28th, the last day of the sale, from  9am to 4pm (in the morning for helping customers take books to their cars and in the afternoon for packing up books and breaking down tables).  There are other volunteer opportunities throughout the week of April 22nd if those dates do not work for the scout. To sign up, see below (Read More)

Chili Prep and Sale Postponed Due To Weather!

Posted on Feb 1 2018 - 8:24pm
Hello Scouts and families!
 
Due to predicted winter weather Sunday morning we are postponing the chili sale.
 
Sunday is still National Scout Sunday so if you can attend mass we would like to have Boy Scouts together wearing Class A at the 9:00 mass.
 
We hope to cook and sell our chili next weekend Feb 12/13 and we are waiting for approval from St Pius.  I will email all as soon as we have approval.  
 
The SPX kitchen is booked so I am looking for 1-2 home kitchens that could host a small crew to cook cornbread.  Please respond if we could use your kitchen.  We are just too concerned that we could end up with 700 quarts of chili and a canceled mass schedule if the weather comes as predicted! 
 
Thank you for understanding!
 

Wreaths Across America

Posted on Dec 5 2017 - 5:00pm

Troop 244 - Join the community to Remember, Honor, and Teach at the

National Wreaths Across America Day

Saturday, December 16, 2017

*Please sign up:

https://greensboro244.mytroop.us/node/1937

Forest Lawn Cemetery: 3901 Forest Lawn Drive, Greensboro, NC 27401

Arrive in Class A Uniform no later than 10:00 am to ride the shuttle in; ceremony begins at 11:00am

 

Sponsor a wreath!!! To contribute locally: CLICK HERE

 

  • Dress for the weather.  Warm drinks are provided (coffee and hot chocolate) but are on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Once the ceremony is over, each scout will be on their own to place a wreath on as many grave sites as you feel comfortable.  Keep in mind, the lines to get from the cemetery BACK to parking may be long, plan accordingly.

 

Read on to see the letter from our local coordinators

Kerns Farm Campout Information

Posted on Nov 16 2017 - 10:01am

Attention all Scouts attending the Kerns Farm Campout this weekend - please find the itinerary, packing list, reminders and other details on the event page:

https://greensboro244.mytroop.us/node/2034

Remember that this is now a one-night campout, changed from original schedule, with arrival between 9 and 10 am. All gear must be set up by 10:30 for the opening Flag Ceremony.

Prepare for cool weather and potential rain.

Camp On!

Turn In Popcorn Sales Forms!

Posted on Nov 3 2017 - 6:57am
Popcorn Season is almost Over!!!
Now is your chance to finish up Individual Sales
Options to turn in your order sheet are:
 
Email orders to: jayjay207@yahoo.ccom
  
or turn them in at the 11/07 PLC Only Meeting.
 
Thanks,
Jay O'Brien
 

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