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Welcome to Boy Scout Troop 439!

Troop 439 was formed in April 1951 by the United Methodist Men of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Kensington MD. Since that time, more than 1,500 "T439" Scouts have participated in Troop activities designed to build Scouting skills, leadership experiences, and friendships. Over the years, T439 Scouts have participated in international and national Scouting Jamborees; Philmont backpacking treks; long-distance cycling trips; and weekend hiking, canoeing and camping trips. For more information, contact Scoutmaster Brian Johnson at scoutmaster439md@gmail.com.

Dues Info Plus Health and Release Forms Post

Posted on Oct 2 2017 - 2:52pm
Welcome to October!  This announcement provides important info on Dues and Health Forms for Boy Scout Troop 439 for 2017-18
 
HEALTH FORMS: 
The Troop must have on file Health Forms A and B for every Scout.  These files should be updated yearly.  If you went to Goshen last summer, you would have had these files filled out then and we do not require updated files (unless something has changed), but non-Goshen Scouts should fill these out and return to the Scoutmaster at a meeting.  These forms do not require a doctor's visit (see link – Form C not required.) 
 
RELEASE FORMS: 
The Troop must have a General Release form on file to attend any outing.  This form is mandatory only when the Scout enters the Troop, but circumstances may require it to be updated (I.e. change in insurance or emergency contact info.) We recommend filling it out yearly - please fill out and return to the Scoutmaster (see link.) 
 
DUES: 
Dues are the same as last year - $150.  Please make check payable to Troop 439.  They may be turned in at the meeting to the Scoutmaster or mailed to Scott Kabat, c/o Troop 439, 3510 Sandy Court, Kensington, MD  20895.  Please pay by October 31 -  a late fee will be charged for current Scouts who have not paid by that time. 
 
CHANGE IN STATUS/CONTACT INFO/EMAIL ADDRESSES 
Not coming back this year?  Need a change/addition/subtraction in emails for our website/email system?  Address change? Pleaseemail kabatscouts@yahoo.com with updates to email/address/registration.   Did you know that for emails from our email system with the Troop (may show up on your email as [announce] or announce@kensington439.mytroop.us), that hitting REPLY is the same as REPLY ALL – your response goes to everyone in the troop?  Please be careful when hitting REPLY on those emails..    
 

 

Fall Scouting Season Starts Sat. September 2

Posted on Aug 26 2017 - 10:53am

Greetings Troop 439,

Here are some important announcements for the start of our Fall Season!

Please look at the Preliminary Calendar on Troop Website
     We have populated the preliminary Calendar through January.
     The main features would be the Troop, TLC, and Committee meetings, the campout weekends, and Courts of Honor.
     For each month there are still some potential events not indicated yet, such as service hour/conservation opportunities.
     As usual we don't exactly know when the ski trip will be just yet but usually it is initially scheduled for a late December weekend.
     If anyone sees a glaring conflict with a school holiday, religious holiday or, church event, please let me know.

Labor Day Parade and Food Stall Fund Raiser

Posted on Aug 13 2017 - 3:59pm

Greetings everyone!

I hope your Summer has been going well!  But, alas, time marches on, and Labor Day approaches. . . 

Please help us kick off the Fall Scouting Season by participating with us in the Town of Kensington Labor Day festivities!

Goshen Blog Day 5

Posted on Jul 1 2017 - 1:31am

Hello from Goshen! 

This is our day 5 blog for Thursday.  This morning the temps finally started to moderate, and everyone agreed they felt much warmer over the night.  Breakfast was omelets, cereal and yogurt.  Most did well at cooking their breakfast but so far nobody has figured out any way of preventing a baked on layer of food on the pans we are using, therefore the cleaning involves a lot of scrubbing with brillo pads.  The Huns, the Lost, and the T-wolves welcomed back their wilderness survivalists, although some in the Huns were startled by the 4:30am activity in camp as they arrived back. 

Goshen Blog Day 4

Posted on Jun 29 2017 - 11:39am

Hello from Goshen! 

This is our day 4 blog for Wednesday.  This morning was the coldest yet, and as luck would have it, we woke at 5:45AM to 47 degrees to go for Pirates Breakfast!  This is where we walk down to the commissary and get a COLD breakfast, and then go down to the lake front and canoe, kayak, and/or row boat on the lake, and take our breakfast.  The good news is no cooking or cleaning, the bad news is the blue lips were not just due to the blue raspberry snow cones the night before. 

Goshen Blog Day 3

Posted on Jun 28 2017 - 11:02am

Hello from Goshen! 

This is our day 3 blog for Tuesday, when, once again, we woke up to a chilly morning with visible breath.  The fire starting skills seem to be getting better and better each morning with a strong incentive to get warm quickly.  Most of us had varying forms of bacon and French Toast for breakfast spanning the spectrum of golden brown to darker hues, while some of us had bacon, with bread butter, sugar, and cinnamon, due to a slight hiccup in the French Toast preparation process.   James Phillips prepared a lovely skillet sautéed bass, freshly caught the previous afternoon, that was seasoned just right by Lee Spire, and shared with several of his patrol members and his fishing buddies, and several adults, who all agreed it was perfectly prepared and delicious.

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