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Boy Scout Troop 44



September, 2003
Vol. 8 Issue 9


The boys (30+) and adults (9+) of troop 44 set out on Friday night (Aug. 15) to Camp Moultrie for a water sports weekend. With the aid of 6 motorboats, the boys were able to water-ski, tube, kneeboard, hydroslide, and just cruise around. There was also swimming, canoeing, and sailing. Mid-Saturday afternoon brought a thunderstorm that sent all scurrying to the shelter. Several of the smart ones decided this was a good time for a nap. Sunday morning saw more water activities after a devotional service. After lunch it was time to pack up and head home. Fun and soaking was had by all. Ask Mr. Struble how many times can you swamp the troop boat and how far does it take to plane out when swamped?


Thanks go out to Daniel Jones, Paul Hargrave, Ian Kordonis, Michael Struble, and Thomas Struble for all their hard work during the Harley Breakfast on Sat. August 23. A special thanks to all the adults who helped cook (700 Breakfast buddies). The Troop earned $660.00, which half goes to the boys. Our efforts were well worth the $330.00 that was earned for the Troop.


Show and Sell Popcorn dates are: August 30th-11am-3pm at Harris Teeter, Sept.6th TBA,Sept 20, TBA additional sites are being investigated. Take Order Forms are available from Mrs.. Rice. After August 30th Popcorn is available to be taken and sold around the neighborhoods, to friends, and business acquaintances.


The month of August Troop 44 had three of its members head off to college. Naylor Brownell has gone to Clemson, Robert Fairey is at Winthrop and Danny Plitink has joined the Virginia Military Institute. Please take the time to email these Scouts as they begin a new adventure in their lives.


The program Theme for September will be Pioneering. The Panther Patrol is the program patrol for the month. The Cougar Patrol is the service patrol of the month.

Hunting Island State Park
September 12-14
The Sept. campout will be held at Hunting Island State Park near Beaufort, SC. The Campout Activities will be focused on Pioneering activities, learning lashing and how to construct useful field items. Cost for this campout will be $15. Please bring $5.00 to eat on the road Friday evening. The Troop will meet at the Church at 5:30PM on Friday, September 12 to depart for the Campout and will return to the church by 3:00 PM on Sunday September 14.
PLC and Tropp Committee Meeting
All Patrol Leaders, Assistant Patrol Leaders, along with the Troop Junior Leaders will hold a Patrol Leaders Council on the Monday following the campout. The Troop committee will convene at 7: 30 PM, the same evening. All Committee members are reminded to attend.
Board of Reviews
Please remember that Board of Reviews will be held during the Troop meeting on June 9th. Please let Mr. Rice know if you need to schedule a BOR.
Heart Walk Service Project
The American Heart Walk Is September 27. Troop 44 Will be helping to hand out water to the Walkers. Any scout wishing to sign up gets service hours and adults get free water. Contact Mrs.. Rice as more help is needed
Court of Honor
Troop 44 will hold a Court of Honor on Monday September 29th. This will be a seated covered dish meal. Please check with Ms. Hargrave regarding food and drink assignments for the reception.
SUMMER CAMP: 2004!!!!!
Troop 44 will be attending Summer Camp At Raven Knob Scout Camp (North Carolina) in 2004. The Cost will be $190, which includes travel cost. While the exact date has not been established, the Troop needs a tentative number of Scouts that expect to go. Please let Mr. Struble know if you plan to go to Summer Camp in 2004. More details will follow.


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