Welcome to the home of Boy Scout Troop 109! A Connecticut Rivers Council Troop.
Boy Scout Troop 109 is chartered by Westchester Congregational Church. The Troop meets most Tuesday nights from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm at Westchester Congregational Church located at 95 Cemetery Rd in Colchester.
Troop 109’s active calendar features at least one overnight outing each month. The Troop attends residential Boy Scout Camps each summer. The Troop also has an active high adventure component; this coming year in 2015 the unit is attending Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. The Troop’s high adventure program also features backpacking, snow sports, canoe trips on the Connecticut River, mountain biking, climbing and whitewater rafting in Maine with certified, trained leaders as members of the Troop.
The Troop program is diverse and the Scouts themselves decide on locations and activities. From snow camping to cabin camping, the calendar has something for everyone. A Tenderfoot Overnighter helps new scouts start off right each March.
The Troop embraces the Patrol method, where Scouts in groups of 8-10 cook their own meals, organize themselves, and coordinate their activities in conjunction with Troop activities. Scouts in our Troop have the opportunity to develop leadership skills through the Troop’s boy-led activities. Scouts in leadership roles meet monthly to plan and carry out the yearly Troop calendar. Once planned, the whole Troop participates in organizing the event and making it a success.
The Troop prides itself on developing Scouts who are highly adept at Scout Skills, such as knot tying and first aid. Each Scout’s trail to Eagle Scout is more about the journey than the destination. Scouts in Troop 109 grow memories that last a lifetime, as the program helps youth develop into responsible, independent young men.
Feel free to contact me with any questions or to drop in to see a meeting in action. Prior Cub Scout or Boy Scout experience not needed, all boys between the ages of 11-17 are welcome to join.
Sincerely – Yours in Scouting
Scoutmaster Troop 109