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Boy Scout Troop 44



May, 2004
Vol. 9 Issue 5


On April 17, 2004, Troop 44 participated in the viewing of the historical burial of the final crew of the Hunley submarine. After a brief hike to the Magnolia Cemetery, scouts of Troops 63, 4, 88, and 44 were witness to this moving moment in history. This moment was shared with approximately 30,000 visitors from all over the world who came to pay their last respects to the courageous crewmembers. The crew was buried with full military honors in a common grave at the cemetery. It seems only fitting that their final resting place should be together, just as they have been for the last 140 years. It was an honor for the scouts to be a part of what may very well be the last Confederate burial ever.


Troop 44 had another successful and very productive Leaders Training session in April. Those present were treated to Pizza and Ice Cream along with an excellent presentation tailored to the specific positions represented. This was a vitally important secession dedicated to the improvement of the overall operations of the troop Those present are to be commended for their diligence and commitment to TROOP 44’s continued excellence. Also, a special thanks, goes out to all those who participated in the service project of cleaning the play yard for the children of St James for 2 hours with a cheerful heart and strong muscles.


The program Theme for May is Water Safety. The Osprey Patrol is the program patrol for the month. The Panther Patrol is the service patrol of the month.


To the Parents of Troop 44, the Troop has the opportunity to raise a substantial amount of income by operating the River Dogs concession booth on 3 occasions in June and July. The dates are as follows: Sunday June 13, 2pm; Arrive 10:30am; Thursday July 22nd 7 pm, arrive by 4:30; and July 25th 5pm arrive by 2:30. We need 8-10 people with at least 5 each night over 21 years old and we should be finished 2 hours after the game starts. Sign-ups will start Monday, May 3rd . Please help your troop. Any committee member or parent interested in heading up this endeavor please contact the Committee Chairman or myself. Grateful appreciation is extended to Mrs. Jones for investigating and getting this opportunity to avail its self to us.

MAY 10
Board of Reviews

Please remember that Board of Reviews will be held during the Troop meeting on May 10th. Please let Mr. McKnight know if you need to schedule a BOR.

MAY 14-16
Campout Cancelled

Due to various conflicts, school commitments, exams, etc. the May Campout has been cancelled. Plan on the water Sports Campout in June.

MAY 17
PLC And Troop 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.

July 11-17, 2004

Troop 44 will be attending Camp Henry Dew in the Georgia Mountains in 2004. The Cost will be $170, which includes travel cost. Please let Mr. Struble know if you plan to go to Summer Camp in 2004. The deposit of $50 due January 5,2004, 2nd payment $60-February 2,2004, and final payment of $60 May 3,2004 Total Cost is $170 all fee's are non-refundable but transferable by the scout/parents- moneys paid are not held by the troop and the camp committment must be paid for once we have reserved your spot in January. Please contact Mr. Struble with any questions

Unali’yi Lodge 236 Events

This last weekend Unali’yi Lodge went to Clear Creek Scout Camp in North Carolina for the Dixie Fellowship 2004 which was hosted by Catawba Lodge. They did a really good job at it. Our lodge did a Christmas theme this year; which in turn allowed us to get a really neat Dixie Delegate Patch. We did extremely well in the competition area this year. In the Quest events we took first place in Archery, and placed in many other sections of the events. In Indian Affairs we won second in team group sing and won our fourteenth consecutive year for team sing champions!! Our thanks go out to Chris Leeper and all who helped new singers. Along with our singers we had many dancers place in Indian dancing. The Ceremonies team placed well too. We thank all the drivers who took us up and back. All in all Unali’yi had an awesome time.

On a more serious note, the Spring Fellowship will be held at Ho Non Wah on May 14-16. I urge all people who are eligible for Brotherhood to go. Even if you aren’t please attend. The National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC), will be held July 31- August 5 at Iowa State University. If you wish to go a $100 deposit needs to be placed at the Scout Office ASAP!!! December 31 is the deadline for lodge renewal. April 22- 24 2005 is the next Dixie. It will be hosted by Muscogee Lodge in Columbia. Please considering joining a team. We need more people for the different teams.

If you have any questions please call Michael Rice at his home number.


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