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Posted on Dec 8 2014 - 11:34pm

This years Klondike Derby will be held January 16-17 at John Sherman Hoyt Scout Reservation in West Redding. The program looks very exciting and troop leadership has all the information for this fun event.


Posted on Dec 8 2014 - 11:34pm

The annual Christmas Party and Court of Awards will be held Sunday December 21 at 4:30 in the St. Jude Parish Center. All scouts and families are invited. The Senior Patrol asks each family to provide some food item for the party. Please sign up and note what you will be bringing.

2015 Merit Badge College Registration Open

Posted on Dec 8 2014 - 11:34pm

Merit Badge College will be held on January 31th, February 7th, 21th, and 28th. March 7th will be a snow date. Troop Registration closes December 12 and payment must be made by then.

Scouts must be 1st Class and 14 years old. No exceptions. All classes will be at Lyman Hall, 70 Pond Hill Rd., Wallingford CT. 

Soarin' Indoors

Posted on Dec 2 2014 - 2:16pm

The troop December activity will be held on December 7 at Soarin Indoors ( in Manchester Ct. We will meet at 10:30 AM at the Commuter Parking Lot at the intersection of Rtes. 25 and 111 in Trumbull. All scouts, parents and siblings are invited. We will be carpooling, so please register by midnight on the 6th. Cost will be $20 per person (cash), pay at departure, and we will be stopping for pizza after. Carpooling will be incouraged . Indicate in Notes Section if you can drive and how many. We should be back to the commuter parking lot around 4:30 PM.

Wreath Sale Fundraiser - SIGN UP NOW

Posted on Nov 21 2014 - 4:33pm

The wreath sale is one of our largest fundraisers of the year. All scouts are expected to sell a minimum of six wreaths on an individual basis. Scouts and parents are also expected to volunteer with group sales which will take place on November 28th and 29th, and December 6th.(Two adults are preferrred for each sales slot) Each scout should sign up for TWO time slots. Gift certificates will be awarded to the top three sellers (individual sales plus a share of the group sales for each slot that a scout works).

On November 29th, ONLY, Troop 163 will be selling at Monroe Rod & Gun Club to avoid congestion at Fireman's Field due to a scheduled boot drive. All other days will be at Fireman's Field or St Jude.

Wreaths cost $12; $15 with a bow.

Individual orders and pick ups must be arranged with Mr. Bonczek via email (wreathsales"AT", phone, or in person.

Butternut Ski Scout Discount Program 2014-2015

Posted on Nov 17 2014 - 7:49pm

The troop has been signed up for Butternut's Scout Discount Program. Individual scouts and families can recieve a discount in lift tickets, rentals and group lessons. See attached document for details and pricing.

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