Troop 444 is based in Littleton, Colorado!
The Troop was founded in 1928 as Troop 111 and we are considered one of the oldest surviving BSA Troops in CO. Rich in tradition, we believe in teaching leadership and integrity through a Scout run troop. Our traditions have kept Troop 444 active in the beautiful Colorado Mountains; camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities.
We are one of the only Troops in the Denver Area Council that runs its very own Summer Camp! In July we run our own Webelos Weekend and then begin our week long camp at Wellington Lake with over 30 merit badges for Scouts to earn in a five year cycle. Colorado may be a land-locked state, but that shouldn't stop anyone from enjoying the water! Wellington Lake Road is located in Pike National Forest and offers a beautiful drive through the Colorado forest that pays off at the end with a 167-acre lake. For over 55 years, Troop 444 has swam, fished, canoed, rowed, kayaked, and sailed on the lake!
The centerpiece of camp is "The Castle" rock formation that stands as the major feature of the lake. Sweeping up from the sandy beaches of the Wellington Lake, The Castle (9,691-ft) is a well-named collection of high and wild rock spires and craggy points. It looks to be protecting the immediate area with its towering pink granite walls. At the end of the week, our older Scouts summit The Castle and yell "444!" for everyone to hear below. Our Castle climb is the reason we are proud to call ourselves “The Mountaineers”!
For more information, please contact our Scout Masters:
Gene O'Neill- Troop 444 Scout Master- and
Pattie Nortman- Lady Mountaineers Troop 444 Scout Master-