Why your son should join Simsbury Boy Scouts

Simsbury Boy Scouts Troop 174 provides your son with an opportunity to try new things. He 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 son learns in scouting helps him overcome obstacles and challenges with courage and character throughout his life. Scouting fosters self-esteem, a sense of value and belonging, a sense of accountability and teamwork.

Simsbury Boy Scouts Troop 174 trampoline swimming

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 your son 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 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.

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Eagle Awards and Court of Honor

Tonight, at Simsbury United Methodist Church, numerous family and friends came together to enjoy each other’s company and great barbecue from Bear’s Barbecue. Oh yes, and also celebrate the scouts moving up in ranks at the annual Court of Honor.

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Canoe Trip and Campout along the Farmington River

Troop 174 started out above People’s Forest in Barkhamstead, and canoed roughly 8 miles down the Farmington River, ending in New Hartford. The boys brought their families to enjoy the end-of-summer weather, and stopped halfway down the river to have lunch together and play in the water. At the end of the canoe trip, everyone returned to People’s Forest to enjoy a night of camping.

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