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Welcome to the web site for Boy Scout Troop 540 of Glastonbury, CT!

If you are thinking about joining our troop, please visit our About Us page.  We meet on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM at Gideon Welles Middle School.  You can also contact our Troop Liaison for more details.


  
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9/13 & 9/20 Popcorn Sales at Stop and Shop - Oak St.
This year it's all about working together as a Troop to achieve the goal of 100 percent participation from each and every Scout selling popcorn. Come enjoy a morning with your other scouts,  have some fun and sell some popcorn!

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Troop Calendar - Meeting Dates and Locations UPDATED
The Troop calendar has been updated with the meeting dates and locations.  Check it out and add the dates to your family calendar so your son doesn't miss anything! 

Women's Minus 15 Kelty Sleeping Bag
Are you interested in a barely used women's Kelty minus 15 synthetic sleeping bag?  Price is negotiable.  Please contact Barbara Rezner at 860-633-0852.  Non-smoking, pet free home. 

9/26 - 9/28 Deer Lake Campout
Start the year right - camping at Deer Lake Scout Reservation in Killingworth, CT. Deer Lake is situated in 253 acres of forest land. There will be ample opportunities for perfecting your scouting skills, completing advancement activities, hiking, plus lots more fun! read more ...

10/3 - 10/5 Wilderness First Aid Training
Wilderness First Aid Training is required for at least 2 members of each Philmont crew. The course is very good and not just good for Philmont participants.  The course is limited to 30 total participants (scouts + adults).  Therefore registration will be granted to Philmont participants first and then filled with troop members.  Registration is first come, first serve, so sign up now!

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10/24 - 10/26 Cape Cod Campout
Our annual bicycling campout will be on scenic Cape Cod.  We will camp at Nickerson State Park, then bike out along the Cape Cod Rail Trail, which crosses through the park.  Parents are encouraged to come out for the weekend to bike, and to camp with the troop or stay in nearby lodging. read more ...

11/21 - 11/23 Thanksgiving Campout
This is our annual Thanksgiving Campout, everyone will enjoy a delicious turkey dinner at site 6 Saturday evening!  Come join us and bring your appetite! read more ...

Philmont Trek 2015 - Training Hikes & WFA Training

Practice hikes are posted on the Troop Calendar through December 2014.  Questions about the hikes should be directed to Alex Kaminski.  Wilderness First Aid training (WFA) is not required for all participants but is HIGHLY recommended.  WFA training weekend is Oct 3-5 with Patriots Path Council in New Jersey.  Registration will be posted shortly.  Questions about WFA training can be directed to Kathleen Seitz, Dennis Rhim or Jack Cannon.

We still have 2 spots left for Scouts.  If we gain two additional Scouts, Adults 1-6 will participate with the remaining adults as alternates. The dates for the treks are August 3-15, 2015.  We will spend a few days ahead of arriving at Philmont on 8/3 in activities acclimating to the altitude.  Estimated departure is Saturday August 1, 2015. 

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