Troop 444 Mountaineers
Since 1928, the First Presbyterian Church of Littleton has sponsored a Boy Scout program in the Littleton area. First as Troop 111, now as Troop 444, this Scouting program is one of the oldest continuously operating Scouting units in the State of Colorado. We take great pride in the rich history of the Troop and of the many hundreds of young men who have been trained by its leaders.
Since 1910, some 71 million Americans have participated in the Scouting movement, making it one of the most influential organizations in the nation. The image of the Boy Scout, immortalized by Norm Rockwell, continues to picture an organization devoted to building strength of character along with self-sufficiency and high moral concepts. The founder, Lord Robert Baden-Powell, created the concepts that still work today – using the attraction of outdoor adventure as the way to bring young men together in a worthwhile organization and utilizing the patrol concept of youth leading youth.
Because Troop 444 is fortunate to conduct its camping program primarily in the beautiful Colorado Rockies, and because of its outdoor-orientation, the members of Troop 444 have been known as the Mountaineers since the 1960’s. Members commit to understanding and appreciating the value and beauty of nature, with a special fondness for the great State of Colorado.
The Troop tests its Scouting skills against other Troops in the Denver area each year at a fall Camporee and a winter camping Klondoree. Troop 444 is historically outstanding, usually winning many of the overall competitions. Other Troops will often comment about the spirit of the Troop, particularly about the robust cheers throughout the competition of FOUR-FOUR-FOUR!
The Troop is very proud of its Summer Camp Program. Unlike other Troops in the area, since 1964, Troop 444 has conducted its own week-long summer camp staffed entirely by alumni, volunteers, and parents. The boys literally build the camp every year at Wellington Lake, live in it for a week, and take it down before they go home. The camp has all of the facilities of a regular Scout camp, including kitchen, dining area, campsites, waterfront, rifle and archery ranges, first aid station, council ring, and man specialized training sites.
The Troop also has many advanced programs for older Scouts. We believe that our ability to keep the program interesting and challenging for these young men is one of the great strengths of Troop 444.
About Boy Scouts
Boy Scouting is available to boys who are at least 10 years old, have earned the Arrow of Light Award or have completed the fifth grade. Boys must be at least 10 years old but not yet 18 years old.
Link to BSA website.
Link to FPCL website.