Welcome to Boy Scout Troop 109 Colchester’s new home on the web!
This webpage will serve as the new and exciting home for Troop 109. Please be patient as the site is a work in progress. Under the direction of the Troop Webmaster, Leaders & Committee Members this site will develop into a repository of information for all things scouting and all things Troop 109.
Looking at the calendar we are quickly approaching the middle of April. Spring is here and warmer weather is on the horizon. The Troop has a number of fun and exciting events planned in the near future.
Troop 109 will be holding an “Are You Tougher than a Troop 109 Boy Scout”? campout in early May. We will be pitting the Assistant Scoutmasters (including myself) against the Scouts of T109. It should prove to be a fun and entertaining weekend…who will win?
The 2013 Scout Expo is also happening at the end of May. The Scout Expo will become an instant city of some 8000 plus Scouts and Scouters for this weekend event. Amid the hundreds of tents, gateways, and flags, there will be the community services of a city. These include a medical staff, food vendors, trading post, a security force and grounds full of program and adventure. A fun time will be had by all!
Over the next two months the Troop will be conducting several training days to prepare for our bike trip on the Cape Cod Rail Trail. The Scouts will be working on the cycling merit badge during the training days and working on overall conditioning to be physically fit for the trip.
Once we are back from the bike trip we will be preparing for our annual stay at JN Webster Scout Reservation in Ashford CT. JN Webster is celebrating their 50th year in operation this season. During this weeklong stay the Scouts will enjoy an exciting and fun-filled program of adventure. They will spend their morning working on some of the over thirty outdoor merit badges that are available or learn basic Scout skills at First Class Path. After lunch, it’s time to head for the rifle, shotgun, and archery ranges to hone their marksmanship skills or into the lake for some swimming, boating, or for a spirited game of watermelon water polo. Scouts can also take a hike or a mountain bike ride through the 1,200 wooded acres of the reservation
So as you can see, the Troop has a full plate of fun and exciting activities planned, in addition to our weekly Troop meetings held at Westchester Congregational Church.
Interested in scouting or know someone that is? Please contact me below.
Yours in Scouting
Scoutmaster Troop 109