Troop 880 Bulletin Board
REMINDERS AND NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
Note to All 880 Parents!
YES, you are welcome on any Scouting trips. We want you to attend and will help you. Parent involvement in our Scouting program is critical. Scouts are often more successful when parents directly participate and our Scouting program really needs you.
For many of us, the greatest joy as troop leaders has been the experience of camping with our own sons. We do give them plenty of distance so they can work within their patrols, learning leadership and cooperation. But it's also important to have strong parent involvement on trips. Being there is critical! Did you know that if there are only 2 adults on a trip, scouting activities must be limited? Two-deep leadership at all times must be maintained. So, YES, we need more parents to attend our outings. It's one of the best times you'll have and the stories you'll be able to tell and share with your son will create a great bond between the both of you. Also, we have a great group of adults and the trips that are planned are fantastic.
Call or email Steve Lewis (860-648-1799 SWLewis@sbcglobal.net , myself (860-810-2357 JBGeorge1@cox.net ) or any leader to discuss attending some trips or if you need any help-or equipment-or just sign-up! We were not all experts starting out and we are still not all experts. We help each other!
Finally, if you know of others who may be interested or who you think would benefit from joining our Scouting program, PLEASE INVITE THEM ON A TRIP with a parent or at least attend a meeting to talk to a leader! I know of many young men and adults that wish they had had a Scouting experience. It often just takes someone to encourage them or invite them to join. We've seen Scouting become a life changing experience for many young men. So...All boys 10+ years of age or older are welcome and encouraged to attend. IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO JOIN. WE NEED MORE SCOUTS TO JOIN 880!
Note: By saying parents this includes moms too. We need and welcome your participation!
Summer Camp at J. N. Webster
(July 8th - 13th)
Summer Camp is just around the corner!!!
It may be difficult to imagine summer when there is still pockets of snow on the lawns, and ice on the driveways, but J.N. Webster has assured us that the pond will only have a quarter inch of ice over the top when we do the swim tests!
J.N. Webster is an extremely well set up camp with all needed facilities, a large dining hall and over 100 merit badge offerings. The Staff works tirelessly to give scouts the best experience possible. It is recommended that everyone attends summer camp to not only earn valuable merit badges but to experience a week away from home filled with excitement and adventure.
For the parents:
Who should attend camp? Everyone! If your boy has recently crossed over from Cub Scouts, he is ready to attend summer camp. Camp staff and your Troop 880 leaders are experienced with working with boys to overcome all types of obstacles, including the relatively rare “homesickness.” Even If your young man has recently earned his Eagle Scout, there are still plenty of challenges and fun activities to make this an exciting week! Older boy activities (14+) will include an ATV program as well as a Pistol Range program.
Payments are needed to be in by Wednesday May 7th. Checks should be made out to Troop 880.
Please feel free to call me at (860) 982-3207 if you have any questions about camp.
Yours in Scouting,
Click here for our Summer Camp Info Page
Eagle Court of Honor for Sean Reed and Jackson Reed
(January 5that 7:00)
All scouts, parents and leaders are invited to attend the presentation of Sean's and Jackson's Eagle awards at the the Wapping Community Church.
Immaculate Conception Shelter Service Project
(January 16th - 5:30-8:30)
We will be meeting at St. Francis Church (673 Ellington Road) at 5:30 to help others, who are less fortunate, to warm dinner. This is one of the most important and rewarding meeting of the year. Troop leadership urges parents and scouts to attend and assist in this event.
Please sign-up by January 11th
Click here for the service project flyer
Feb 1 at 7:00 - PLC
Feb 1 at 7:00 - Board of Review
Feb 7 at 7:00 - Committee Meeting
Feb 8 at 7:30 - Troop Meeting at Wapping Community Church
Feb 11 at 6:00 - Awards and Pot Luck Dinner at Wapping Community Church
Feb 15 at 7:30 - Troop Meeting at Wapping Community Church
Feb 22 at 7:30 - Troop Meeting at Wapping Community Church
Feb 23-Feb 25 - Camp Johnson Campout
Click Here for the February Calendar
Connecticut Rivers Council Sponsored Events and Info
Wood Badge Training - Two weekends this spring.
April 17 - 19, 2015
May 15 - 17, 2015
Click here for additional information
Click here for the brochure
Trail's End Popcorn Sales
Trail's End Popcorn Sales Dates to Remember
Order Forms Due: October 26th
(so you could possibly deliver at Thanksgiving... something new)
Money Due: Outstanding money must be paid anytime prior to Friday, December 1st. The earlier the better.
For more information, contact:
(860) 648-2702 (Home)
(860) 209-5845 (Cell)
Click Here to show how to order online
Troop 880 has created a Facebook Page
Mr. Lewis has created a Facebook page for our Troop. Please visit our page to see all of the exciting activities our boys have doing.
Click Here to see the Troop 880 Facebook page
Troop 880 Scout Leadership
Troop 880 Scout Leadership has been decided. Check to see who your new leaders are!
Click Here for a complete leadership listing.
Wreaths Across America
(December 16 Noon at Veteran's Memorial Park)
Each year, donated wreaths are delivered to national veterans cemeteries around the Country, where thousands of volunteers take a quiet
moment to show their gratitude and appreciation during the holiday season.
This event is sponsored by the American Legion Post 133 and supported by Troop 880.
Click Here for the Wreaths Across America website
Scout Skills Challenge Campout at J.N. Webster
(November 10th - November 12th)
Details are being finalized for our annual Scout Skills camp out at Camp JN Webster in Ashford. The skill events will be a challenge and a lot of fun.
We will leave from the Wapping Church Friday night, Nov 10th and return Sunday morning Nov. 12. The cost will be announced soon and the price will include a Troop lunch on Saturday and a patch. Patrols will cook Saturday and Sunday breakfast and Saturday dinner.
This year we will be joined by our friends from Troop 2 in Hartford who will come out on Saturday for the day and stay over Saturday night. We will also be joined by the Webelos of Pack 389 on Saturday.
This means we will have a lot of current and future scouts who we will have join our patrols for the day. These scouts will need to learn and be involved. Our patrols will be teaching these new and future scouts about all the skills and challenges that they encounter. There will be many leadership and friendship opportunities for our scouts to demonstrate, and this is an opportunity for us to impress the Webelos and hopefully recruit many to cross over to Troop 880.
Mr. Lewis will be sending a specific flyer and permission slip this week, but he will want to get an early headcount of who plans to attend.
Scouting for Food (bag pick up) (November 4 9:00 am at the Wapping Church)
By participating in a Scouting for Food program as a boy scout you becoming closer to meeting your goal of helping other people at all times. Our scouts will be collecting hundreds of pounds of food to be distributed to needy neighbors. On Saturday we will be broken into teams to collect the full food bags that were left outside and to bring them to the Community Center. Parents are needed for this service project to drive scouts to their assigned neighborhoods.
Last modified: February 18, 2018