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New Canaan
Troop 70





Scout Meetings

Scout meetings are held every Thursday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m (7:00 for scouts with leadership) at St. Mark's Episcopal Church: 111 Oenoke Ridge. The Troop follows the public school calendar. Every scout is expected to attend 75% of meetings.  Weekly activities include: rank advancements, merit badges requirements, scout skills, service projects and camp out preparation.

Scout Leadership and the PLC

Patrol Leader Council (PLC) meetings are held the first Monday of each month.  The scout leadership uses these meetings to plan events and organize the troop calendar.  Leadership is a critical element of scouting and a requirement to advance through many of the ranks.  Troop 70 changes its leadership twice a year.   
        Troop Committee and Parents
Parents are encouraged to attend the Committee meetings held the first Monday of each month. We discuss troop organization, trips, tag sale and fund raising plans, and all the elements of troop execution.  Many opportunities to volunteer are available.

Campouts

Campouts are held monthly, September through May. Troop 70 enjoys a variety of themes, including canoeing, hiking, road trips to destinations of historical interest and others to perform community service in New York City. Registration Forms are on the Documents Page.  Trips are generally announced by the Wagonmaster, who coordinates the sign-ups.

Yawgoog and Summer Trips

Yawgoog Scout Reservation - located near Rockville, Rhode Island - Narragansett Council - was established in 1916.  It is the 5th oldest Boy Scout camp in the US.  Troop 70 enjoys a week there each summer.  Scouts live the quintessential summer camp experience, swimming, canoeing, archery, arts & crafts, etc., while working on rank requirements and merit badges.

Most years special Summer trips are also organized, including adventures to Switzerland, Alaska, Iceland, Maine and the Delaware Water Gap.  We also have periodic trips to Philmont Scout Ranch, BSA's largest high adventure base located in New Mexico.  Florida Sea Base is on the 2014 calendar.

 Advancement

Every scout advances at his own pace and not all scouts reach the rank of Eagle Scout. Each rank serves an important part of the troop.  As a scout's rank increases, leadership becomes increasingly important. 

Uniforms 

Scouts are expected to wear the Class A Uniform (Scout shirt, neckerchief, and green pants) to all weekly meetings and special events, unless otherwise announced.  Class B Uniform (red Troop 70 t-shirt) is to be worn at less formal events.


Camping Gear and Food

The following is a general equipment list for campouts, and should be adjusted for conditions and weather:
-Backpack
-Sleeping Bag (30 degree minimum)
-Sleeping Pad
-Water Bottle
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Mess Kit & utensils
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Personal First-Aid Kit
-Flashlight or Headlamp
-Hiking boots (no open toed shoes)
-Appropriate clothing (synthetic, wicking fabrics and wool are recommended.  Avoid cotton)

-Tents, stoves, cooking equipment and lanterns are provided by the Troop
-Food is most often provided and prepared by the patrols

Community

Our troop serves a key part in the community. We strive to help those around us by using the Scout Slogan "Do a Good Turn Daily". We are actively involved with the Veterans of New Canaan. Every year we march following them in the Memorial Day parade, place flags on their graves on Memorial Day and lay wreaths on their graves on Veteran's Day.  We also actively volunteer at the New Canaan Food Pantry.


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