Welcome to the home of Boy Scout Troop 109! A Connecticut Rivers Council Troop.
For over 100 years the Boy Scouts of America has been providing our society with leaders and men of character. Boys enter the program wide eyed and full of expectations of fun and adventure. And the program delivers. And, through the Aims and Methods of the Boy Scout program, the boys are challenged as members of a patrol, leaders of a patrol, and leaders in the troop. As a young scout they are taught not by adults in the troop, but by older, experienced scouts. It is not long before they themselves become teachers, instructing the younger scouts in the ways of a Boy Scout. This method has produced some of the greatest leaders of the 20th Century and continues to produce future leaders. The Boy Scouts of America truly produces men who are “Prepared for Life”.
As Scoutmaster, I have found it to be very fulfilling to watch these boys transition into fine young men of high morals, integrity, and character. They are leaders, who through their scouting experience, learn to “lead from the front,” and are prepared to face life’s challenges.
For over 40 years (give or take) Troop 109 has been helping boys learn the tenets of leadership. The Troop is boy led, with adult leaders facilitating the program and providing guidance and advice. Many boys in Colchester have benefitted from the positive Scouting experience gained in Troop 109. And we are very proud of the fact that many scouts from Troop 109 have earned the rank of Eagle! These achievements are a testimony to the hard work and dedication of our scouts and adult leaders, as well as the methods and traditions handed down over these past 40 years.
Troop 109 meets every Tuesday at Westchester Congregational Church from 7pm-8:30pm while school is in session. We attend a week long summer camp experience at JN Webster in Ashford, CT annually. We also have at least one outdoor activity a month and at least one “big trip” too!
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