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Troop 244 is an active troop that has enjoyed continued growth.  We love the outdoors and serving our community.  We offer at least one outdoor outing every month which may be "car-camping" or backpacking. Our troop meetings are Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 at St. Pius X School. Our scouts enjoy participating in outdoor events, community service, fun and games, skills training and challenges, fellowship and much more. We welcome new scouts and boys of any faith. If you are considering joining us, come see us in action on a Tuesday night.  We'd love to meet you!

What are the benefits:

 Scouting is not only about advancement in rank and completing merit badges. The goals of Scouting and Troop 244 are:

  • Character Development
  • Citizenship training and Opportunities (Good Turns)
  • Personal Mental, Physical and Emotional Fitness
  • Leadership experience

In a culture of screens and instant gratification the world of Scouting will instill the following in a young man: team work, loyalty, reverence, patriotism, self-reliance, preparedness, a servant's heart and respect for self and others.  Especially after the first year, Troop 244 Scouts become increasingly self-reliant and self-driven to reach their goals in Scouting.   They will finish an active Scout experience with hands on and proven leadership skills to make positive contributions to their families, communities and nation.

Troop 244 First Year Program (FYP):

Troop 244 FYP is designed for New Scouts to experience and learn the basics of camping, the outdoors, and working together through the Patrol Method of the Scouting program.  A New Scout can cross over from Pack 244 Cub Scouts in March of 5th grade OR join as a brand-new Scout in March of 5th grade.  You do not have to attend St Pius X School or Church to join Troop 244. Note: Use of electronic devices, including cell phones, is not permitted during Troop meetings, events or outings without prior approval.

All interested Scouts are welcome, and we encourage those interested to consider giving Scouting a try. Troop 244 also understands potential Scouts may have commitments with athletics, school academics, clubs or activities, or enrichment programs. Troop 244 will work with Scouts with seasonal attendance issues due to other commitments, however please note some Scout activates may have limited availability and or only be offered by the Troop at certain times throughout the year. Potential and active Scouts should consider the rate at which they wish to advance when choosing activities for participation.

What is Required:

1.  New Scouts are strongly encouraged to attend Summer Camp in July of their first year with the Troop.  They will be placed in a New Scout Patrol and complete many of the requirements for Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class Ranks at summer camp.  It is the Troop's goal to offer the Scout everything needed to reach Second Class by the end of the first year in Troop 244.  Only those attending regularly and participating in outings as well as Troop meetings will reach this goal within the first year.

2.  New Scouts must buy a Boy Scout Handbook and Uniform and bring them/wear them to every Troop Meeting (approx. cost $60) * The Scout Handbook is required at every Troop Meeting and is the Scout's record of accomplishment and map for goal setting.

3.  The Scout must attend 244 Troop Meetings (Tuesday nights 7-8:30 PM) and monthly outings/camping trips:  To be considered an "active" scout attendance must be 50-75% of Troop meetings through the year and 50% or more outing/camp out attendance.  At least three years of Summer Camp are recommended, although many Scouts will attend Summer Camp every year during their Scouting career. Troop 244 understands potential Scouts may be active in athletics, band, school academic programs, and other enrichment programs and encourage those interested to consider giving Scouting a try. Troop 244 will work with Scouts with seasonal attendance issues due to other commitments, however please note some activates may have limited availability and or only be offered by the Troop at certain times throughout the year. Potential and active Scouts should consider the rate at which they wish to advance when choosing activities to participate in.

4.  Parental involvement is required for a successful Scouting experience.  Parents are required to attend (2) outings or events per year and serve the Troop as helpers on these outings (i.e. parents are needed as helpers on outings, not just to spend time with their own Scout).  Parent volunteers will be needed to drive Scouts when they are the assigned helper for a trip.  Parents are invited to all Troop Committee Meetings (last Sunday of every month at SPX 7PM).  Parents are invited to become trained leaders and participate as interest and time permit (Note: Parents must complete Youth Protection and St Pius Protecting God's Children certification prior to working with Scouts).

5.  The Scout must follow the Troop Conduct Policy.  Simply stated, the Scout must live by the Scout Oath and the Scout Law.

6.  Annual Dues*:

$90 by Dec. 1 OR a payment plan of $45 by December 1 and $45 by May 1.

Scouts who cross over from Cub Scout Pack 244 are paid through Dec. 1 of the year they join Troop 244.

Scouts who are brand new to scouting or who transfer from another Cub pack must pay $45 when they join the troop by May 1(half year) then $90 by Dec 1 or start the Dec 1/May 1 payment plan.

*financial assistance may be available for qualified candidates