Troop 880 Bulletin Board




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


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).


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


February Events

Feb 7 at 7:00 - PLC

Feb 7 at 7:00 - Board of Review

Feb 9-10 -  Klondike Derby Campout

Feb 13 at 7:00 - Committee Meeting

Feb 14 at 7:30 - Troop Meeting at Wapping Community Church

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

Feb 21 at 7:30 - Troop Meeting at Wapping Community Church

Feb 24 at 6:00 - Awards and Potluck Dinner

Feb 28 at 7:30 - Troop Meeting at Wapping Community Church


Click Here for the February 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 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.




Wreaths Across America

(December 15 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 9th - November 11th)


The theme of this year's challenge is Be Prepared for the Zombie Apocalypse which we expect will be a lot of fun. 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 9th and return Sunday morning Nov11. 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.


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 3 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 02, 2019