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Scouting is a youth- led, year-round program designed to encourage character development, physical activity and promote outdoor adventure. The Scout program welcomes boys and girls, ages 11 to 17. No experience required, just a willingness to listen and eagerness to explore and try new things.

The many activities of a Scout: canoeing the Farmington River, hiking the Appalachian Trail and learning flag folding, all recently experienced by Troops 260 and 262, shown here.

Photos by Krystal Holmes

Troops 260 and 262 know how to bring the fun. Check out this epic outdoor adventure line-up for the fall. In September, the Scouts will scuttle down a hole in the ground and do some spelunking in a cave system in New York. In October, the Scouts will take on a scenic, four-day, 50-mile canoe trek in the Adirondacks from Long Lake through Racquet River to Tupper Lake. In November, the Scouts head up north to Montreal for an international urban navigation experience. The year will conclude with the traditional Jesse Fowler campout where Scouts will work on primitive fire building and learn about winter camping. The Scouts are most looking forward to their epic Italian adventure in July 2023, where they will be hiking in the Dolomite Alps, Cinque Terre and Vesuvius plus exploring Rome, Pompeii, San Gennaro Catacombs and kayaking in Naples.

The dynamic program changes yearly, offering fresh new activities and consistent leadership opportunities for Scouts. If you are interested in learning more about Scouting for your child or are an adult who has some extra time and loves the outdoors, please email or visit Troops 260 and 262 meet every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Second Baptist Church, guests are always welcome.

Not quite 11? That’s OK. Check out Cub Pack 266, which welcomes boys and girls from kindergarten thru fifth grade. For more information email or visit

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