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Updated 02/02/2014

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Troop 440 is a boy lead, patrol based, full uniform troop located in the northwest part of Houston, Texas. We are chartered by the Kinsmen Lutheran Church, located at 12100 Champion Forest Drive. Troop 440 is part of Phoenix District in the Sam Houston Area Council.
The troop camps once each month at various places in the State of Texas. Troop meetings are on Monday nights from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at our Scout Hut in the parking lot of Kinsmen Lutheran Church. We are all about having fun first and foremost, achieving goals, rank advancement, earning merit badges, and learning leadership skills. Our core elements include camping, hiking, rock climbing, swimming, canoeing, backpacking, and more.
February 2014 News...

    We have several activities coming up this month, so please keep an eye open for what interests you.


    Upcoming events that our Troop will be participating in.


    February Calendar Events


    - Scout Sunday - Scout Hut - February 2, 2014 - 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM

    This Sunday is Scout Sunday. Every year for the past jillion years, Scouts have gathered together to be Reverent and show respect for their Chartered Organization. We have been asked to greet those that come to worship and to pass out the church bulletin. This year we will also have an open house at the Scout Hut serving drinks and cookies. We will meet at the Scout Hut at 9:00 AM sharp, and be finished about 12:15 PM. This will be a Class "A" event...with neckerchief.


    - Troop Meeting - Scout Hut - February 3, 2014 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

    Agenda to be determined - All scouts are encouraged to attend. Please wear full Class A uniform.


    - Phoenix District Roundtable - February 6, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    LDS Church, Kleinwood Building, 16535 Kleinwood Drive. Gathering will be from 6:30 to 7:00 with Opening at 7:00.


    - University of Scouting - February 8, 2014 - 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Senior High School
    12525 Ella Blvd., Houston, TX 77067-2407

    University of Scouting is the one opportunity each year where adult leaders of all program areas come together for a day of fun, fellowship and learning. Whether you are a new leader or experienced (a Commissioner, a Scoutmaster, a Committee Member, or simply an interested parent) there is something for you at University of Scouting.

    University of Scouting offers over 100 different classes presented by some of the most experienced volunteers.

    Whether you are looking for leader specific training
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    want resources for meeting ideas
    -
    information on how to train your troop youth leadership
    -
    what to do with those Venturers
    -
    how to use one of those things called a Dutch Oven
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    experienced and qualified instructors will be on hand.

    University of Scouting also offers training for Boy Scouts who wish to serve as Den Chiefs, Troop Guides, or Chaplain Aides

    http://www.samhoustonbsa.org/training/council_training_events/university_of_scouting

    For more information, contact:

    Chair - Gary McFarland: gsmcfarland@comcast.net
    Co-Chair - Tim Richard: Trichard1873@gmail.com

    NOTE: Except for specific class sessions open to youth, University of Scouting is an adult event. There are no provisions for child care.


    - Troop Fundraiser - Fertilizer Sales - Scout Hut - February 9, 2013 - 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM


    - Troop Committee Meeting - Scout Hut - February 9, 2013 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Agenda sent by email to the Committee Members. All committee members are requested to attend.


    - Troop Meeting - Scout Hut - February 10, 2014 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

    Agenda to be determined. Please wear full Class A uniform.


    - Troop Fundraiser - Fertilizer Sales - Scout Hut - February 16, 2013 - 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM


    - Troop Meeting - Scout Hut - February 17, 2014 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

    Agenda to be determined. Please wear full Class A uniform.


    - Phoenix District Merit Badge University - February 22, 2014 - 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM

    Date: 22 February 14
    Time: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Fees: $15.00 per person
    Commemorative patch & box lunch included.
    Location: University Park Lonestar College 20515 SH249, Houston, TX 77070

    The Phoenix District Merit Badge University takes place 22 February 2014. The day-long event consists of multiple sessions, in the morning and afternoon. Most classes are offered at both sessions, but not all, so please note the session time for each class. The program is open to all Scouts. Classes include Eagle-required and elective merit badges.
    This University is open to all Districts including lone scouts.

    "Scouts should review their merit badge book thoroughly prior to attending the class."
    "Scouts should research and prepare all required reports prior to attending the class."
    "For this reason, it is very important that you complete any requirements for your chosen merit badge listed in this brochure prior to your arrival.


    - Troop Meeting - Scout Hut - February 24, 2014 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

    Agenda to be determined. Please wear full Class A uniform.


    - Phoenix District Camporee - Camp Strake - February 28 - March 2, 2014

    Get ready for the last Phoenix District Camporee at Camp Strake. Take this opportunity to visit Camp Strake before it closes.

    This is a great opportunity for new Scouts to get a kick start on Boy Scout activities and skills and may be their first Troop campout. It is also a great time for Scouts to meet and compete against fellow Scouts within the District.

    Registration will start at February's Roundtable.

    Mark Nobbe / Camporee Event Chair

    Michael Cawley / Camporee Host Troop




    March Calendar Events


    - Phoenix District Roundtable - March 6, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    LDS Church, Kleinwood Building, 16535 Kleinwood Drive. Gathering will be from 6:30 to 7:00 with Opening at 7:00.




For those Parents and Leaders that that want to be Scouting involved: The monthly  "ROUNDTABLE" meeting is the first Thursday of every month starting at 6:30 pm and has a new home at the LDS Church, Kleinwood Building, 16535 Kleinwood Drive. Gathering will be from 6:30 to 7:00 with Opening at 7:00. Contact the Webmaster or Scoutmaster if you want to know more.


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