Troop 880 Bulletin Board

 
 

REMINDERS AND NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Eagle Court of Honor for Kevin Otto (August 5th at 2:00)

 

All scouts, parents and leaders are invited to attend the presentation of Kevin's Eagle awards at the Ellington Road Fire House.

Josh Kalina's Eagle Project 

(August 11th  at 7:30 with a rain date of August 18th)

 

Josh's project is focused around the removal of various outdated pieces of playground equipment at the St George's Church, 1150 Boston Turnpike (Rte 44) in Bolton. This will include the take down process, the disassembly, and the cleanup of the area. There will be things to do for all skill and age levels, so all are welcome.  Earn service hours while helping Josh with his project.

 

Please wear a bright shirt or your Orange 880 shirt.  If you have a safety vest wear that as well.  This will make it easier to see where people are to avoid accidents.

 

Coffee, Donuts, Refreshments and Lunch will be provided.

 

Tools: Chainsaws, Reciprocating saws, socket sets, extension cords, shovels,

rakes, wheel barrow, gloves, safety goggles, etc.

 

Please RSVP - ASAP so I have an estimate of how many people will be there.

 

Email Josh ASAP at: jaklax1012@gmail.com You can also text or call him at (860)805-5766 to say you can attend.

 

Click here for more info about his project.

 

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
uchusky@yahoo.com
 

Click here for our Summer Camp Info Page

 

July and August Events

July 8-14 -  Summer Camp at JN Webster

July 25-29 -  Vermont High Adventure Trip

August 5 at 2:00 - Eagle Court of Honor at the Ellington Road Fire House

August 11 - Kalina Eagle Project

August 18 - Rain date for the Kalina Eagle Project

August 25 - Popcorn Fundraiser

August 26 - Nomads Rope Course

 

Click Here for the July Calendar

Click Here for the August Calendar

 

Congratulations to

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

 

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

 

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.

 

Annual Campout and Canoe Trip

(June 15th - 17th)

 

The EXCITING ANNUAL CANOE TRIP has been scheduled.  This trip is open to all scouts, parents and family members.  This year we will be heading to Ascutney Vermont and canoeing on the scenic Connecticut River. This is one of our most popular camping trips - don't miss it!

 

Water fights of course are legal on this trip. You must supply your own water gun or super-soaker. There will be an option for those who choose to stay dry and maintain a dry canoe.

 

Click here for the campground site map.

Click here for the trip permission slip.

Click here for the outfitter's liability waiver.

 

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).

 
 

Last modified: July 24, 2018