Announcements

The following are public announcements.  If you are a member of Troop 76, please check for announcements in our Google Group also.  The announcements in the Group are only for internal use by troop members.  If you are new to the troop, please be sure to request access to our Google Group also.

Calling All Boys Interested in Scouts and Webelos 2's!

posted Jan 10, 2015, 11:35 AM by Nicholas Zell

  The Troop 76 Mission Impossible campout is January 17-18.  Join us for a day of scouting activities, great food, company, and campfires and overnight in a heated cabin for Webelos, guests, and parents.  For more information, contact Scoutmaster Dan Carr at d.g.carr@comcast.net or check out the event on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/troop76simsbury

Check us out on Facebook!

posted Nov 29, 2014, 11:15 AM by Admin Troop76   [ updated Nov 29, 2014, 11:18 AM ]

For our most recent pictures click on the link → https://www.facebook.com/troop76simsbury

Bataan Corregidor Bridge Dedication Saturday Dec. 7

posted Dec 4, 2013, 8:03 PM by Dan Carr

WHERE: Route 185 bridge (near Abigail's).  Meet in the area near the Pinchot Sycamore on Route 185.

WHEN:
Meet at 1:45.  Ceremony starts at 2:00.

WHAT: The state legislature just designated the bridge as the "Bataan Corregidor Memorial Bridge".  State Senator Kevin Witkos specifically asked us to attend and play a role in the ceremony.  The troop has always been a strong supporter of veterans and others who serve our country.  You might remember going to a ceremony at the library last year commemorating the "Bataan Death March" from World War II.  And the Ventures just completed the books commemorating Simsbury's fallen soldiers that we presented on Veteran's Day.

WHO: All of us!  We need as many scouts and adult leaders as possible.  PL's, call your patrol members to talk this up.

WEAR: Your Class A uniform.  Wear layers underneath and bring a coat, hat, and gloves.

Contact Justin for more information.

FAVARH Wood Bundling Dec. 7

posted Dec 4, 2013, 8:01 PM by Dan Carr

9am - 1pm, or as long as you can make it.  Contact Patrick Sullivan for more details (see the troop e-mails).

Great way to help out an outstanding organization.

December Winter Survival Campout

posted Dec 4, 2013, 7:58 PM by Dan Carr

Join the troop for some Winter Survival activities at the American Legion State Forest December 14 &15!

 

Practice your scout skills, shelter building (who wants to sleep in a tent?!), hiking, fire building, and try cooking without the patrol box if you dare. {Foil Cooking?}

 

Adults enjoy the fine dutch oven cuisine of our own Mr. Ted Hsu

 

RSVP and Permission slips due to Mr. Sullivan by Tuesday December 10, 2013

Please feel free to contact Mr. Sullivan at 860-966-7043 or phsullivan@comcast.net

 

·         This is a winter campout – Be Prepared

·         The hike into camp is short but plan to carry in as if you were backpacking

·         Leave No Trace (Bring out what you bring in. Have a plastic trash bag!)

·         Scouts:  Responsible for  own Saturday lunch

·         Scout Patrols: Responsible for dinner Saturday and breakfast Sunday

·         Adults: Responsible for own Saturday lunch and then enjoy provided dinner Saturday and breakfast Sunday. $TBD.

 

Required Gear

·         Backpack, ground pad, sleeping bag

·         Hiking shoes with extra socks

·         Raincoat (be prepared)

·         Layered clothing (No cotton). It will be cold !

·         Hat, gloves, etc…. COLD WEATHER gear.

·         Outdoor Essentials - Check scout book

·         Mess kit, personal gear, and water bottle (with water).

September Campout: Webelos Invitation & Bring-A-Friend to Canoe the Farmington River

posted Sep 15, 2013, 4:31 PM by Dan Carr

September 21-22, by popular demand, Troop 76 and guests will canoe the Farmington River from the riffles of Unionville to downtown Simsbury.  Webelos and parents are welcome, as are friends of scouts who are interesting in finding out more about Troop 76.

Along the way, we overnight at Alsop Meadows Park in Avon for an afternoon of activities including catapults and geocaching. If you can't come for the whole trip, at least join us for the evening campfire and game of Capture The Flag -- always highlights.

The trip is next weekend, so sign-up with Mr. Havighorst (rich.havighorst@gmail.com) ASAP.

Shoot-er-ee!

posted Dec 1, 2012, 7:19 PM by Dan Carr   [ updated Dec 1, 2012, 7:20 PM ]

The weekend of December 8, Troop 76 ventures to Camp Mattatuck for a wild yet surprisingly under control weekend of all types of shooting.  Scouts will test their skills at .22 caliber rifles, shotguns, muzzle loaders (black powder), archery, tomahawk throwing, and atlatls -- to name but a few events.  Patrols and individual scouts will compete for the best markmanship, with the winners bringing home outstanding prizes.  Adults will feast on Mr. Starrett's outstanding venison and wild boar stew.  Saturday cracker barrel at a surprise location under a 3/4 moon caps off the night before we return home Sunday morning.

Scouts, reply to Mr. Nelson ASAP so we have a good headcount.  Thanks to Richard H. and Mr. Nelson for planning what promises to be another awesome troop campout!

Start off the year on the Farmington!

posted Aug 29, 2012, 6:53 PM by R Proctor


Welcome back all Scouts, and Parents to the new 2012-2013 Troop 76 Scouting Year!

The highly anticipated Farmington River Canoe trip Campout is coming up fast and preparations are being made as I type. It promises to be a great trip! Scouts should contact their Patrol Leaders and confirm if they are going on the trip or not and submit a signed permission slip at the next troop meeting.  

Surprize guest speaks at David Melvin's Eagle.

posted Jan 16, 2012, 5:29 AM by R Proctor   [ updated Jan 16, 2012, 5:45 AM ]

Check out the surprise guest that joined in the celebration at David Melvin's eagle ceremony in January.  Eagle ceremonies are the culmination of years of hard work and dedication.  They instill a moment of reflection and community pride.  They are not to be missed!

Webelos Invited! Open House & Mission Impossible

posted Dec 18, 2011, 6:54 AM by Dan Carr   [ updated Dec 18, 2011, 10:00 AM ]

All Webelos are invited to another Troop 76 Open House troop meeting on Thursday, January 12th at Palmer Hall, followed by our Mission Impossible Campout on January 14th and 15th. High water kept many of you away from our outstanding September Canoe Trip, but that won't be an issue at Camp Moses in Russell, MA (just over the Granby line). This is always a fun campout and a highlight of the Troop 76 annual calendar. Both of these are great ways to experience how our "boy led" troop works and see how well you'd fit in.


Start getting your snow gear ready and pack your favorite mug for hot chocolate and camping in the lakeside lodge, where two (2) woodstoves will be going throughout the weekend for Webelos and their parents. The Senior Patrol has prepared a fun filled day and your boys are sure to have a memorable time as they approach crossover.


Stay tuned herre for more Mission Impossible campout details. In the meantime, contact our recruiting coordinator John Mundt (piscator@comcast.net) for more details.

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