Welcome

Welcome to the home of Boy Scout Troop 109! A Connecticut Rivers Council Troop.

Boy Scout Troop 109 is a Scout-led unit. Ours is a value based community, a proud and encouraging team. We foster and train engaged citizen leaders amidst an exciting atmosphere of fun and real adventure!

Our very diverse and skilled Scouters provide strong support for boys seeking true self-reliance. We hope that Scouts ultimately become ready and prepared to do the right thing, doing their best wherever they are, whenever they can, with whatever they have.

Our outings include backcountry campouts, bicycle trips, canoeing, rafting, climbing, Scout camps, etc. We believe in fun, fulfilling challenges.

The Scouts of Troop 109 advance at their own pace. While we strive to insure that Scouts advance as quickly as their initiative, skills, and understanding allow, our Scouts learn and earn their skills, awards, and ranks. The Boy Scout Handbook is the key advancement guide and should be brought to every meeting.

Scouts progress according to their own pace within an encouraging, supportive structure. Whenever possible and feasible, Scouts teach their fellows, for this benefits both teacher and pupil.

Fortunately, we benefit from the support of a diverse, skilled, and committed group of Scouts and Scouters. We are also very active. Our varied program provides Scouts with lots of advancement opportunities. This makes it feasible for a Scout to obtain his First Class rank within a year of joining, but only if the Scout is motivated. As we like to say to all our Scouts: It is always your move!

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.

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.

Yours in Scouting,

Jeff Tassmer

Scoutmaster Troop 109

Colchester CT

scoutmaster@troop109ct.org