Boy Scout Troop 1444 has been chartered by Transfiguration since 1966. We are a strong and active troop with over 75 Scouts and excellent adult family participation. This family involvement over the years has created over 125 Eagle Scouts and keeps an interesting program available for the Scouts to learn, advance, and have a lot of fun. Merit badge opportunities abound. Our troop has a large number of merit badge counselors waiting to help. The troop meets weekly every Friday night from 7:30 till 9:00 PM and we camp once-a-month - September through June at various locations between Maryland and New York.
“It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.” –Dave Barry. Scouts consistently say that camping is their favorite troop activity. So, we do our best to plan and go on a camping trip at least once every month. Some of our typical camping trips include Trap Pond State Park in Delaware, Hartsock Farm, New York City, Broad Creek, Antietam, Gettysburg, Ohiopyle, and Goshen Scout Reservation. Our troop also helps to host Webelos Weekend which is one of many events with the goal of introducing Cub Scouts to the Boy Scout program. This event usually includes skill sessions such as cooking, knot-tying, a campsite demonstration, fire building, a challenge course, and Totin' Chip. We as a troop enjoy camping because it allows us to experience the great outdoors. Our camping trips are planned and run by the scouts with some help from our adult leaders.
The Scouting program and all those dedicated to it believe in the idea of doing for others. Our motto, "Do a Good Turn Daily", is a scouting principle. We encourage people to recognize the needs of others and to assist in any way possible. We partner with local organizations to help those in need or to raise awareness. Our Troop consistently helps distribute toys in early December to needy families for Christmas. We also work with Ben's Run in April which raises money for cancer research at Children’s Hospital. Numerous scouts that reach the end of the trail will also complete a service project to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. There are many ways to give back to the community. The health of a society can be determined by the level of community service. Based on this, our goal is to make our community that much stronger.
We love adventure, but sometimes camping trips aren't enough. So, crews of scouts go on high adventure trips. Why do scouts go on these trips? The BSA says it best: "Nobody offers more exhilarating or a wider variety of high adventure for young people than the Boy Scouts of America. Through high adventure experiences, The Boy Scouts of America leaves lasting memories with youth and fosters development in character and leadership." Challenge yourself at BSA's High Adventure Bases. From sailing in Key West or The Bahamas to canoeing in the boundary waters. From backpacking expeditions in the mountains to trekking the River Gorge. There is something for everyone. These amazing experiences will help define you. Will you accept the challenge?
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13925 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, Maryland 20904