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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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4/19 Alex K's Eagle Project
Hello Troop 540! Over the next several weeks, Alexander K. will be working on his Eagle project. The project benefits the Green Cemetery Association, and involves the restoration of two historic grave sites, belonging to Mary Hale (wife of Samuel Hale Jr.), and Samuel Hale Jr. read more ...

4/25 - Elks Pavilion Clean-up
Saturday, 4/25 @ 10 am at the Elk's pavilion. If we start on time, we should be done no later than 1-2pm if we have sufficient volunteers. This is a great opportunity for scouts to earn service hours for their next rank! read more ...

5/15 - 5/17 White Mountains Campout

Do you like to hike?  If you like to hike, this is the campout for you! Come join the hiking and backpacking in the Presidential mountain range in the White Mountains, New Hampshire.

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5/25 Memorial Day Parade
Troop 540 will be marching in the Memorial Day Parade, as we do each year. In addition to marching, we have been asked to assist in marshaling the parade (organizing all of the other marchers). We have also been asked by the Veteran’s Commission to be the flag-bearers for the Veteran’s flags. read more ...

5/29 - 5/31 Sea Kayaking Campout
This sea kayaking trip is open to all scouts aged 14 or older and have completed the rank of First Class or above. We will sea kayak on a protected inlet for the majority of the trip. However, part of the route is more open to winds and current and will require upper body strength to safely navigate. read more ...

6/5 - 6/7 Canoe Campout at Aquapaug
We will be camping at Aquapaug Scout Reservation in West Kingston, RI. This is a great opportunity to canoe on the lake at Aquapaug and work on outdoor skills and advancement! read more ...

7/12 - 7/18 Summer Camp JNW - Ashford, CT

Do you feel it? The hot and humid breeze blowing across Goss pond.  Troop 540 will be attending summer camp: July 12-18, 2015. Please register on the website if you have an interest in attending summer camp.

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Philmont Trek 2015 - Training Hikes

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.  Questions about WFA training can be directed to Kathleen Seitz, Dennis Rhim or Jack Cannon.

We have 5 spots left for Scouts.  If we gain two additional Scouts up to a max of 18, 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 with two nights in Colorado before arriving at Philmont. 



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