Troop 444 has been serving the youth in the Fuquay Varina, Holly Springs, Apex and Angier for 15 years. As a ministry of the St. Bernadette Catholic Church, we meet every Monday evening at 7:00 pm in the Social Hall of the church building. We have 25-35 Scouts and 10-15 Leaders registered with the BSA, and can always use more; the more the merrier.
Scouts run the program; Lord Baden-Powell – the founder of scouting in 1910 – developed the Patrol Method. This allows the Scouts to lead the troop as they see fit. Adults take on the role of advisers, and safety monitors. The Senior Patrol Leader is truly in charge of the troop, and he has his leadership Team, the Patrol Leaders Council, to ensure what he decides as an activity is what a majority of the members of the troop want to do. Scouts, each and every one of them, have a say in what the troop does, and does not do.