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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!

 

Congratulations to

Kevin Otto in becoming our Troop's latest Eagle Scout on September 14th

 

Scouting for Food (bag drop off)

(October 28 9:00 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 Sunday we will be broken into teams to deliver the empty bags to each home within our assignment and to secure them so that they won't blow away. Parents are needed for this service project to drive scouts to their assigned neighborhoods.

 

Devil's Hopyard State Park  Campout (Sept 22nd - 24th)

 

Troop 880 will be going out to Devil's Hopyard State Park in East Haddam, CT for our September trip. This trip would be a good opportunity for scouts to work on requirements for any partial merit badges from Summer Camp; their Cooking Merit Badge; or for younger scouts cooking for rank advancement.  We will work on anything the scouts need for advancement.  Please let us know ahead of time what requirements your son may want to complete.  There is a network of trails and natural sites for us to see and hike around our site.  We can help scouts identify different trees and plants as well as animal tracks for additional advancement. It will be Patrol cooking for all three meals Saturday and Sunday Breakfast. The cost of the trip will be 10 dollars.  Please email if you plan on attending and send me your permission slip and payment in the mail.
 

Click here for the trip flyer

Click here for the trip permission slip

 

October Events

Oct 5 at 7:00 - PLC

Oct 5 at 7:00 - Board of Review

Oct 6-Oct 8 - Scout Expo Campout

Oct 11 at 7:00 - Committee Meeting

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

Oct 12 at 7:30 - Troop Meeting at Wapping Community Church

Oct 19 at 7:30 - Troop Meeting at Wapping Community Church

Oct 20-Oct 22 - Hurd State Park Campout

Oct 26 at 7:30 - Troop Meeting at Wapping Community Church

Oct 28 at 9:00 - Scouting for Food (Bag drop off)

 

Click Here for the October 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 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
jrusso105@yahoo.com
(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.

   
   

PAST EVENTS

 

Wapping Fair Clean Up (Part Two) (September 16th 8:00 to 11:00)

 

Once again Troop 880 has been asked by the Wapping Fair to help with the breakdown of the Wapping Fair.  Our troop volunteered in this capacity last year and it was a big success with a really great turnout from our troop!  The Wapping Fair Committee said we were the angels in the night because we had done such a great job in a short period of time.  The responsibilities will include:

  • Standing side by side and moving through the fairground picking up any left over trash that may be there  (We will be provided with poker sticks to pick up the trash).

  • Please bring gloves.

Based on the number of volunteers and hours we give them they will be making a donation to our troop.  If any parents (who are not leaders) would like to help out along with the scouts, that would be greatly appreciated as well! Many hands make light work.  We gave the Wapping Fair a tentative commitment of 25 volunteers!

 

Wapping Fair Clean Up (Part One) (September 10th 5:30 to 8:30)

 

Once again Troop 880 has been asked by the Wapping Fair to help with the breakdown of the Wapping FairOur troop volunteered in this capacity last year and it was a big success with a really great turnout from our troop!  The Wapping Fair Committee said we were the angels in the night because we had done such a great job in a short period of time.  The responsibilities will include:

  • Taking down the banners.

  • Taking down the chairs and tables in the food tent.

  • Taking down the fencing.

  • Grounds clean up.

  • Other assorted duties.

  • Please bring gloves.

Based on the number of volunteers and hours we give them they will be making a donation to our troop.  If any parents (who are not leaders) would like to help out along with the scouts, that would be greatly appreciated as well! Many hands make light work.  We gave the Wapping Fair a tentative commitment of 25 volunteers!

Kevin Otto's Eagle Project 

(July 29th 8:00 to completion, rain date on

 July 30th)

 

Kevin's Eagle Project consists of Project consists of spray painting house numbers to corresponding curbs.  Earn service hours while helping Kevin with his project.

 

Please contact Kevin so he can know who will attending and that he may plan accordingly.

 

Contact Kevin at

ctson@cox.net   -or-   (860) 432-5292

 

Click here for more info about his project.

 

 
 

Last modified: October 15, 2017