Activities

Troop 76 engages in numerous activities on an annual basis. There are also many special one of a kind activities which generally will not be covered here but rather under the announcements section. Some activities are limited to venture scouts due to their extreme nature but in general there are activities for all scout every month of the year except for a couple of summer months where summer camp is the primary focus.

Check out the Activities List for all the activities that are planned for this scout season.

Upcoming Activities

NameDetailsDate
Farmington River Canoe Trip Calling all Scouts- Calling all SCOUTS! Back by Popular Scout demand, the 2011 Annual Troop 76 Farmington River Canoe Trip is almost here! This year promises to be another great trip with all the great activities you remember, and some new ones you'll love. The theme this year is as always is to show the Webelos a great time and to show off what our Troop has to offer. Again we plan the continue last tradition with canoe battles or polo, and squirt gun fights and possibly a rope swing (after we get to the camp site). And of course, the ever popular capture the flag. September 24, 2011 
Fort Ticonderoga Fort Ticonderoga is home to this year’s Columbus Day weekend trip and it promises to be one of many exciting venues. History will come alive at this important Revolutionary War site. (Simsbury’s own Noah Phelps was a key spy in capturing the fort from the British, written about by one of our old scoutmasters.) We’ll also visit Saratoga Battlefield and top it off with a whitewater rafting trip and hike through AuSable Chasm. Boys will also have the opportunity to earn the American Heritage MB in addition to exploring the sights.  October 8, 2011 
West Point The United States Military Academy at West Point is home of the Black Knights; West Point’s Sports Teams. West Point also has a wonderful museum of military hardware and history as well as myriad tributes to famous people and military actions dating from the American Revolution. Very few schools can claim as much influence throughout history as West Point where they say “Much of the history we teach was made by the cadets we taught”. West Point is also sited on one of the most beautiful places on the Hudson River. This is a wonderful opportunity to go to a beautiful place at a beautiful time of year, learn about our nation’s history, and enjoy an exciting football game and two nights of camping. October 28, 2011 
Mass AT Backpacking Knock off a new section of the Appalachian Trail in Mount Washington State Forest in Massachusetts. We'll hike through mysterious Sages Ravine, then detour to Bear Rock Falls before summiting Mt. Race on our way to Race Brook Falls Campsite for Saturday night. Fall asleep to the mesmerizing sounds of Race Brook as it trickles by, and be amazed by the cascades of the campsite's namesake dual waterfalls. Best of all, campfires are allowed! Ventures can head up Friday night for a night hike into Sages Ravine Campsite. After a short hike out on Sunday, it's an hour return drive home. At 6-7 miles, this is guaranteed to be the best backpacking trip of the year so far. November 12, 2011 
White Memorial Orienteering For the December campout, Troop 76 will be going to the White Memorial Foundation in Litchfield, CT for some exciting orienteering and astronomy. The WMF is a private nature preserve and education center with over 4,000 acres of fields, waters and woodlands, and 35 miles of trails. Orienteering, the sport of navigating with a map and compass, is great outdoor fun. The WMF hosts a permanent orienteering course maintained by the Western Connecticut Orienteering Club. After some orienteering instruction, scouts will navigate the orienteering course in patrol groups in a good-natured competition on Saturday afternoon. The WMF is also the home of a large 17.5 inch reflecting telescope, owned by the Mattatuck Astronomical Society, which offers spectacular views of objects in the night sky. If the sky is clear, the telescope will be open for a public viewing session on Saturday evening. December 10, 2011 
Mission Impossible Camp Moses reopens to host Mission Impossible again this year. What better place to battle villains than at our winter home. January 14, 2012 
Klondike The Klondike is back at Camp Workcoeman in New Hartford, CT and led by Troop 76 for the second year. Nestled on beautiful West Hill Lake, we won’t be swimming as there are other Troops to compete against. We’ll have our sled ready to go (thanks to the Metalworking MB crew) and we’ll go from town to town collecting points. Enjoy meeting other Troops at a great camp, close to home. February 4, 2012 
Ski Trip The Rafters is home to the Stratton Mountain Ski weekend in early March. Our only non-tent camping excursion of the year features a great barn, toasty warm outhouse, excellent food and awesome skiing. Want to practice your turns after the lifts have closed? The Ventures will build a fire on the hill behind the barn so that you can see while you do a little night skiing. Cribbage will be a featured event for both young and old. March 2, 2012 
Camp Barbour Survival If cooking freshly hunted birds over an open fire and testing your shelter building skills sounds like fun – come on out to the survival weekend hosted by Wild Mr. Oliver! You better know your knots as snare making will put you to the test. Camp Barbour is a new location for the Troop and provides the primitive background we need.  March 24, 2012 
Tunxis Trail Backpacking Enjoy backpacking on a section of the Tunxis Trail that is arguably the most attractive length of trail in Connecticut. On this moderate level hike we will enjoy a surprising level of wilderness just along the east side of Barkhamstead Reservoir and the opportunity to explore the historic Indian Council (boulder) Caves. This is a great new hike for the Troop. April 28, 2012 
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