Leaf Raking is one of the biggest fundraisers Simsbury Boy Scout Troop 174 holds every year. The money the scouts earn from cleaning yards helps the boys pay for annual dues, camping equipment, various trips, summer camps, and other activities.
This year, the event will happen on the weekend of November 18. If you’re interested in having your yard cleaned, please contact Mike Cole to find out more. Please note that spaces are limited, and this event is “first come, first served”, so contact Mike soon!
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.
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.
A crew of 12 teenage Boy Scouts from Simsbury and their leaders went on a life changing summer trek in early August through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico. Philmont covers 214 square miles of vast wilderness with trails that climb from 6,500 feet to as high as…
Alexander Boon van Ostade knows the meaning of hard work. Boon van Ostade, a member of Simsbury Boy Scout Troop 174, stepped out of his comfort zone for his Eagle Scout project and built a set of custom cabinetry for FOCUS Center for Autism’s “Lego room”; a highly utilized activity room that was in need…