Troop 880 Bulletin Board




Congratulations to

Ryan Belekewicz in becoming our Troop's latest Eagle Scout on May 16th

Congratulations to

Jared Krysiak and

Marc Fortin in becoming Eagle Scouts on May 2nd

Memorial Day Parade

(5/27 9:30am on Connecticut Ave in South Windsor)     


Click here for map of the parade route.


What we're doing:

  • Troop 880 Leaders and Scouts will be participating in this year's Town Memorial Day Parade.

  • Attendance at the ceremony (at Veterans' Memorial Park after the parade) is optional.  Parents must meet their scouts at the Park as our Troop Leaders may not be able to stay.


What to bring:

  • Ourselves.  Lets show the town that we support those who have died in our nation's service.

  • Our Nation's and our Troop's flags.

  • If it is hot, bring water.

What to wear:

  • Full Class A uniform (no jeans or baseball caps.  You don't have to purchase official scout pants, green matching pants are acceptable).

Deer Lake Backpacking Trip

(April 12th -  - April 14th)

Troop 880 will be camping at Deer Lake Scout Reservation in Killingworth CT.  We have the DaRos Cabin and we have the outpost site. The Daros cabin is large cabin which sleeps up to 36 people. The outpost is an area on the scout reservation that is hiked into with your gear. We plan to camp at the Cabin Friday night. Saturday the older scouts who would like to backpack to the outpost and spend Saturday evening up there will be able to do that. We plan on doing a hike around the grounds Saturday and work on any and all advancement we can this weekend. This trip will be patrol cooking. This means the Scouts will be responsible for all their own meals. This is very nice place to hike and camp and another great opportunity to get rank advancement and improve on your skills.


The cost of the trip is 20 dollars.  We will be leaving the church Friday at 5:30pm and returning about 10:00am Sunday morning. Any questions please email Mr. Maneeley.


Click here for the trip flyer

Click here for the trip permission slip


May Events

May 2 at 7:00 - PLC

May 2 at 7:00 - Board of Review

May 5 at 4:00 - Kalina Eagle Court of Honor at Wapping Community Church

May 8 at 7:00 - Committee Meeting

May 9 at 7:30 - Troop Meeting at Wapping Community Church

May 16 at 7:30 - Troop Meeting at Wapping Community Church

May 17-19 -  Bike Trip and Campout

May 23 at 6:30 - Flag Placement at the Wapping Cemetery

May 26 - Candy Bar Fundraiser at Stop and Shop

May 27 at 9:30 - Memorial Day Parade

May 30 at 7:30 - Troop Meeting at Wapping Community Church


Click Here for the May 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

Popcorn Pick-up:  November 10th (so you could possibly deliver at Thanksgiving... something new)

Money Due:  Outstanding money must be paid anytime prior to Thursday, November 29th.  Mrs. Russo will be at the troop meeting to collect.


For more information, contact:

Kathleen Russo
(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.




Annual Pot Luck and Court of Honor (February 24th 6:00-8:00)


This is a special event being held at the Wapping Church where scouts and their families get together for a Pot Luck Dinner. After we have all eaten, scouts are formally recognized for their rank advancements and their earning of merit badgesYour parents and other family members are all invited and encouraged to attend all Courts of Honor.


What to wear:

Full Class A+ uniforms with your Sash, along with your OA Sash if you have one (no jeans or baseball caps.  You don't have to purchase official scout pants, green matching pants are acceptable).


Klondike Derby Campout

(February 9th -  - February 10th)

The Klondike Derby is a winter competition in which the Patrols are judged on their winter camping skills, their navigation ability and their basic Scouting skills. Final Patrol scores are based on the total elapsed course time a Patrol requires to reach five (5) Klondike towns (stations), and the total number of points (nuggets) awarded to the Patrol by the mayor of each town for skills demonstrated. Competing Patrols cannot include any Webelos (Scouts BSA policy prohibits Webelos from competing with Scouts).


The theme for this year will be traveling and camping in a fragile, alpine environment emphasizing the principles of Leave No Trace (LNT). You can expect that these principles will be incorporated into one or more event stations, as well as while navigating between stations. For guidance, refer to the Scout Handbook; the requirements for rank advancement up to First Class will be the minimum standard applied. In keeping with this theme, two-runner "dog-sled" style sledges will not be used. Lower environmental impact "pulk" sleds will be allowed, snow conditions permitting, but are not required. You can learn about "pulk sleds" by Googling the term.


Click here for the Klondike Derby Rules


Immaculate Conception Shelter Service Project

(January 22nd - 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 17th


Click here for the service project flyer



Last modified: May 16, 2019