BOY SCOUT TROOP 175 IN SIMSBURY IS LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD BOYS
Boy Scout Troop 175 is looking for boys with sense of adventure and fun to join us. Our Troop, is Sponsored by St. Mary’s Church in Simsbury, and meets on Thursday nights from 7-8:30 PM.
Monthly Trips That Test Our Skills
In the best traditions of Scouting, we are an adventurous Troop with an emphasis on the basic skills of Scouting and putting those skills to test every month on challenging trips. We are an “All Weather” Troop. We have been camping and biking on Block Island; Bobsledding with the US Olympic team in Lake Placid (camping in snow caves that night), learned to scuba dive in Massachusetts and explored survival camping at our annual “Deep Freeze” survival shelter trip. The Troop has also gone skiing in Vermont, climbing, skiing, and boarding in Tuckerman’s Ravine on Mt. Washington, climbed two different mountains in the Adirondacks, canoed in Maine and did a five day trip to Algonquin National Park in Canada where we canoed and camped in the Canadian wilderness. In 2015/2016 we have a 20 record trips in our program An Emphasis on Leadership Training
Every spring, we hold our annual Junior Leader Training Program for the older Scouts (First Class & above) based on the US Army Ranger program called “No Excuses Leadership”. We hold the program in March in the White Mountains at one of the huts maintained by the Appalachian Mountain Club. It’s a challenging but fun weekend. We snow shoe in deep snow into the mountains with full packs. There we practice our Scout rescue skills in the snow, engage in team missions, and discuss the leadership styles of many of the great explorers. This year we will return again to the White Mountains in March and continue our leadership training at Carter Notch Hut.
If you are a boy between the age of 10-18 and are interested in becoming a Scout, take a look that the brochure below and learn about Simsbury’s Troop 175. It will cover: The trips we take, How we help the community, advancement, our youth and adult leadership, and how to join the Troop.
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