Troop 174 was chartered in 1972 by the Civitan Club of Simsbury and the Farmington Valley, and sponsored by the Simsbury United Methodist Church.
Scouting provides boys with an opportunity to try new things, learn through the experiences of camping, hiking, leadership, and community service. These scout activities build self-confidence, and reinforce ethical standards. The skills the boys learn in scouting help them overcome obstacles and challenges with courage and character throughout their lives. Scouting fosters self-esteem, a sense of value and belonging, a sense of accountability and teamwork. This is true of scouts in Troop 174.
Our monthly activities emphasize scout education and leadership development with a focus on “fun with a purpose” which is our Troop motto. Activities are selected by the scouts and approved by the Scoutmaster. Some of our past trips have included visiting West Point and attending a football game, along with a tour of the facility; skiing and snowboarding at Lake Placid; and a 2-week backpacking trip to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, just to name a few. These are more than trips. Our scout program helps boys grow mentally, physically, socially, and spiritually. The skills they learn in Scouting will help them to succeed throughout their lives.
Our Troop meets every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm. Meetings are typically in Wesley Hall at the Simsbury United Methodist Church in downtown Simsbury, however may be outdoors in fall and spring. Meetings officially start at 7:00 pm but leaders are always available at 6:30 pm to help the boys with their advancement skills and merit badge requirements. If you have any questions that can’t be answered by looking through our website, feel free to contact our scoutmaster, Nathan Sornborger, through our contact page or via the form below.