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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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2/10 CPR Training at Troop Meeting
We will be offering free CPR training to all scouts, parents and siblings of Troop 540. This training is the American Heart Association “hands-only” CPR course. This course will provide the skills to use CPR until emergency medical services in a typical scenario arrive. read more ...

2/20 - 2/22 Winter Trek
Winter Trek is a winter adventure at a BSA Scout camp in northern Vermont. Each troop is assigned a cabin, or you can camp in a tent or an igloo that you make yourself.  We have reserved places for 16 Scouts and adults.  Scouts must have achieved First Class rank and have some winter camping experience. read more ...

2/28 Berkshire East Family Ski Trip

This is a great opportunity to bring the whole family out skiing!  Berkshire East is the perfect mountain for beginners to learn and you can rent everything you need. No matter what your ski level is, you will have a great time skiing with Troop 540!

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3/13 - 3/15, 2015 Wilderness First Aid Training
The Philmont crews are required to have a minimum of 2 adults and 2 scouts for each crew trained in Wilderness First Aid in order to attend a trek at Philmont. Please sign-up ASAP, register ends 12/19, 8 PM. read more ...

3/20 - 3/22 March Cooking Campout

Please join our annual cooking contest on this campout. We are very excited to see how much our scouts have learned about proper nutrition and gourmet cooking in the wilderness! Let’s see what the scouts can cook up!

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4/11 - 4/15 Washington D.C. Campout

Please join us on a Spring Break trip to Washington DC!!  We have limited registration on this event so sign up soon!  We will leave Saturday, April 11 and return Wednesday April 15th.  We will spend 3 days touring Washington DC - one day as a Troop and two days as patrols.  We will eat as a group - with a rotating duty roster so everyone (scouts and adults) participates in food prep, cleanup, etc.

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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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