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Welcome to Troop 44's web site designed to make communication faster and easier for our families. Monthly newsletters, calendars and permission slips are all published here along with a lot of other useful information. Weekly meeting plans are sent to every Scout via email and also posted here.
Troop 44 has been chartered to St. Paul Presbyterian Church since 1972 and we meet weekly on Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:30 PM at the church. We currently have between 20 and 30 registered Scouts and about the same number of adults participating as leaders or committee members.
The site is protected for the benefit of our Scouts. Please use the 'contact us' function if you need more information.

Tonight's Meeting

Posted on Sep 20 2023 - 10:46pm

there is no meeting tonight due to the Homecoming Parade. Meetings resume next Thursday night as usual.


• Eight older Scouts chose Philmont for their high adventure destination in 2024. All applications and deposits have been submitted. Further communication will come to the Scout from the contingent leaders, Chuck Jordal and Dale Herzberg.

Do You Need Service hours?

Posted on Sep 16 2023 - 9:22pm

An opportunity for service is being made available on Tuesday, October 24.
The event is a Halloween Night for low-income families and is being held at Polk County River Place, 2309 Euclid Avenue, Des Moines.

Next Outing - Green Valley State Park

Posted on Sep 12 2023 - 9:21am

Green Valley State Park in southwest Iowa is a popular destination for fishing and boating. This is a tent-camping event. Four lakes in the region -- Three Mile Lake, Twelve Mile Lake, Summit Lake and Green Valley Lake -- are located within 10 miles of each other and create a hub for fishing and boating in southwest Iowa. there are over 10 miles of hiking trails available.

Next Patrol Leaders' Council, October 9, 2023

Posted on Sep 12 2023 - 9:13am

Monday, October 9, 7:00 PM at St Paul. All youth leaders are expected to attend.

Meeting plans:

October Theme: Scout Skills
October 12 - Troop meeting/packing for Green Valley O/C American Eagles

Cub Scout Recruitment night

Posted on Aug 30 2023 - 11:07pm

Thank you, Caleb G, Evan J, Kam F, Theo M, Marcus H, Xavier and Orion P. for assisting with activities at the Cub Scout recruitment night on August 30 at Terra Park. About 14 new Cubs were recruited for the five packs.

National and Local Council Fees Changing Again

Posted on Aug 28 2023 - 5:43pm

Changes are coming in the way that we recharter as members of BSA in the future.
This October, we will recharter as usual.
The costs of re-charter per Scout, due October 1, are:

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