Troop 260/262 ‘Climbs On’

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At the beginning of March, Troop 260 and 262 held a climbing event at Central Rock Gym in Glastonbury. For those unfamiliar with the gym, it is an impressive space with 40-foot high walls, 23,000 square feet of climbing terrain and over 120 climbing stations. “It was a great time, the scouts’ faces were like kids at a candy store with shock when they saw how big the building was!” said Daniel Craig, Troop 260 Senior Patrol Leader.

Photo by Krystal Holmes
Scout Ben Farroni conquers the climbing wall. Scouts from combined Troop 260 and 262 are all smiles at their climbing gym event. From the left, front row: Liam Welch and Tristan Smith; back row: Andrew Tini, Jack Ryan, Amelia Shanks, Makenna Sattan.

The scouts perfected their ability to execute a figure eight knot, learned climbing commands and tested their strength, both mentally and physically. It was a fun event for the adults as well who belayed for the kids.

Photo by Krystal Holmes
Scout Ben Farroni conquers the climbing wall.Scout Ben Farroni conquers the climbing wall.

Troop 260 and 262 offers fun, and high adventure activities all year long while teaching important life skills and responsibility. They are always assessing their program to provide a diverse variety of activities that introduce new skills and engage kids. Upcoming activities include camping weekends at Suffield’s own Jesse Fowler and Sunrise Park, canoeing the Farmington, ultralight hiking on the Appalachian Trail, scuba diving/snorkeling at Fantasy Lake in North Carolina, a Lake Champlain bike trip, caving in New York and urban navigation in Philadelphia, to name a few. If you are interested in learning more about scouting, please email

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