Simsbury Scouts BSA Troop 174 provides your son or daughter with an opportunity to try new things. They will learn through the experiences of camping, hiking, leadership and community service. These scout activities build self-confidence and reinforce ethical standards. The skills your child learns in scouting helps them overcome obstacles and challenges with courage and character throughout their life. Scouting fosters self-esteem, a sense of value and belonging, a sense of accountability and teamwork.
The 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 your child 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 held outdoors in fall and spring. Meetings officially start at 7:00 pm but youth and adult leaders are always available at 6:30 pm to help the scouts 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, Rick Schulitz, through our contact page or via the form below.