Troop 880 Bulletin Board




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 , myself  (860-810-2357 ) 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!


Memorial Day Parade

(5/28 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).


Eagle Court of Honor for Elliot Bushman and Abhimanyu Goyal

(June 24th at 2:00)


All scouts, parents and leaders are invited to attend the presentation of Elliot and Abhi's Eagle awards at the the Wapping Community Church.


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, 
Brian Peck

Click here for our Summer Camp Info Page


May Events

May 3 at 7:00 - PLC

May 3 at 7:00 - Board of Review

May 9 at 7:00 - Committee Meeting

May 10 at 7:30 - Troop Meeting at Wapping Community Church

May 12 at 9:00 - Mother's Day Plant Sale Fundraiser at Wapping Community Church

May 17 at 7:30 - Troop Meeting at Wapping Community Church

May 18-May 20 - Camp Greenough Bike Trip Campout

May 24 at 6:30 - Flag Placement Meeting at Wapping Community Church

May 28 at 9:30 - Memorial Day Parade

May 31 at 7:30 - Troop Meeting at Wapping Community Church


Click Here for the May Calendar


Congratulations to

Elliot Bushman in becoming our Troop's latest Eagle Scout on April 18th


Mother's Day Plant Sale Fund Raiser to support Marc Fortin's Eagle Project  (May 12th 9:00 to 4:00)


This Friday, Marc Fortin is holding an Eagle Project Fund Raiser.  His future Eagle Project will benefit our troop's Sponsor, Wapping Community Church. 


The sale is being held in the church's parking lot and a full list of plants being offered is listed in the flyer below.


Click here for the fundraiser flyer


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 19th (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:

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.




Jared Krysiak's Eagle Project 

(April 28th 8:00 to 12:00 with a rain date of April 29th)


Jared's Eagle Project consists of spray painting house numbers on curbs to assist first responders. Earn service hours while helping Jared with his project.


Please wear a bright shirt or your Orange 880 shirt.  If you have a safety vest wear that as well.


Coffee, Donuts, and Lunch along with refreshments will be provided.


Please RSVP- ASAP So I know who is attending and can plan accordingly.


Email Jared at  or

Text him at 860-712-5921 to say you can attend.


Click here for more info about his project.


Gettysburg Pennsylvania Trip(April 7th - 10th)


Troop 880 is going to visit the Historic Gettysburg battle site in Pennsylvania.  We will be leaving Saturday morning heading to Caledonia State Park, just outside of Gettysburg.  This is where we will be camping Saturday evening.   On Sunday morning, after we will break down camp we will head to McMillan Woods Scout and Youth Group Camp; where we will camp for the next two nights.  This campsite is located within the Gettysburg National Military Park.  We will go over to the Gettysburg Visitor Museum to learn about both the park and the famous battle of Gettysburg.  Monday we will spend the day touring the park, viewing the monuments and battle sites.  The Troop will cook all our meals in Camp. 


The cost of the trip will be 160 dollars per person.  Each scout should plan on bringing some personal spending money, for purchasing something in either the museum or at one of stops in the town of Gettysburg.  We will be heading back home Tuesday and will be back around 2pm.


The permission slip must be returned before April 1st.


Click here for the trip flyer

Click here for the trip permission slip.


Easter Plant Sale Fun Raiser to support Marc Fortin's Eagle Project  (March 30th 9:00 to 4:00)


This Friday, Marc Fortin is holding an Eagle Project Fund Raiser.  His future Eagle Project will benefit our troop's Sponsor, Wapping Community Church. 


The sale is being held in the church's parking lot. You can get the exact the plant you desire by contacting Marc at and letting him know what you would like to pre-order.


All full list of plants being offered is listed in the flyer below.


Click here for the fundraiser flyer



Last modified: May 21, 2018