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Scoutmasters/ASM

Troop 76 has an accomplished group of both adult and scout leaders.  Troop 76 prides itself on being scout lead with adult guidance.  This approach teaches young scouts to take full responsibility for their roles within the troop and as a result they develop a strong sense of self confidence in their leadership skills.  Below is a list of some key individuals that fulfill significant leadership roles within our troop.

 
 

Dan Carr
(Scoutmaster)

 
Dan has been Scoutmaster since 2009. Before that, he advised the troop's Venture Patrol and coordinated the Den Chief program. He has guided troop high adventure canoe trips in New York's Adirondacks and Maine's Allagash Wilderness Waterway, and in summer 2012 backpacked Philmont Scout Ranch with 23 other scouts and adults from the troop. Dan also co-created the troop's annual winter mountaineering/backpacking trip to the White Mountains, culminating in the Ventures' successful ascents of Mt. Washington (twice) and Mt. Adams and Madison. Dan's sons Ryan (Eagle) and Tim (1st Class) are active in the troop. Both are alums of Pack 76. Dan is Woodbadge trained.
  Cam Ballard 
 

 



 

Robert Johns
(Asst. Scoutmaster)

Robert has been an Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 76 for a number of years.  He is the adviser to the troop's Guide Program, in which older Scouts provide advancement assistance to the Patrol Leaders and Scouts.  His enthusiasm for knot-tying, both useful and arcane, has been infectious.  Among his various other contributions to the troop are his leadership of the annual "Mission Impossible" winter camp-out each January (a troop favorite that includes winter shelter building), and the District Klondike Derby in February.  He is also actively involved in District training, including the BALOO outdoor skills training program for Webelos leaders.  Robert and his son Austin are both Eagle Scouts, with Austin earning Scouting's highest award with Troop 76 in 2002.
   

Gary Lungarini
(Asst. Scoutmaster)
 

Gary is a former Cub Scout Den Leader with Pack 76 and Assistant Scoutmaster for the last 5 years and Venture Adult Leader in Troop 76. He is SOLO Wilderness First Aid Trained and led several camping/hiking trips. He is an avid fisherman, skier and loves to snorkel. He has hiked Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon and Mt. Greylock, Philmont and SCUBA at Seabase Scout reserve. His son, Nate is a Eagle Scout and was the 2010-2011 Senior Patrol Leader.
 


 Harry Starrett
(Asst. Scoutmaster)
 

Harry, an Eagle Scout, is a former Cub Scout Den Leader with Pack 276 and has been an Assistant Scoutmaster for the last 3 years in Troop 76. He is currently heading up Outdoor Planning for the Troop. He is fully Trained and has led a number of camping/hiking trips including the December Pioneering Adventure at American Legion State Forest. He is an avid hiker, camper, skier and tennis player. His son, Cole, is a Life Scout and troop Quartermaster.
 
Chris Weiland

 


 Fred Lorenzen
(Asst. Scoutmaster)
 

Fred has been an Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 76 since 2004.  His camping experience started at age 2, and he is skilled in many other outdoor activities such as orienteering, canoeing and cross country skiing.  He co-lead an extended canoe trip on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway in Maine, and a backcountry trek at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.  Fred has earned BSA's Wood Badge, and is certified in Wilderness First Aid.  He was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout in his younger years, and then served as a Den Leader and Cubmaster at Pack 175 before joining Troop 76.  Fred's son Bill earned the Eagle rank in 2010.
 

 


 


 
 

Todd Bailey
(Scoutmaster Emeritus)


Todd served five years as Scoutmaster of Troop 76.  Todd established the troop's High Adventure program, and has led week-long trips to Paria Canyon and the Grand Canyon.  He is an active hiker, backpacker, bicyclist, and whitewater kayaker.  Twenty-two scouts earned Eagle rank during his tenure, including his two sons who recently rode their bikes across the country from Oregon to Virginia.  Todd is active at the First Church of Christ, the troop's sponsoring organization, and with the Friends of Camp Mattatuck, where the troop spends summer camp.
     
 


 Richard Gugliemetti
(Scoutmaster Emeritus)


Mr. G is a former Scoutmaster serving 2 times.  He is currently the District Advancement Chairman and reviews all of the Eagle projects in the District.  His son Matthew is a Troop 76 Eagle -- one of 60 boys who achieved the honor during Mr. G's tenure as Scoutmaster.
 
Paul Sullivan  

 
Jason Boyd


 
 
Joan DeGrandis


 
   






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