Calling all Youth Adventurers

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Troop 260, 262 and Crew 261 are always eager to grow and welcome new youth. Scouting is a youth led, year-round program designed to encourage character development, physical activity, community engagement and promote outdoor adventure. Scouting provides education and leadership through advancement opportunities and merit badges. The scout law and oath embody the principles of the program. “A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout law; to help other people at all times, to keep my myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.”

The Scout program welcomes boys and girls, ages 11 to 17. Troop 260 currently has over 25 active male scouts. The program was established in 1991 and has successfully mentored numerous Eagle Scouts through the years. Troop 262 currently has over 15 female scouts. This young troop was established in 2020 and has had tremendous success and great camaraderie. The Venturing program, established in 2023, welcomes boys and girls, ages 14 to 20 from various towns. No experience is required to join any of the programs, just a willingness to learn and eagerness to explore and try new things.

The Troops and Crew know how to bring fun; every month is a new adventure! Here is a sample of past programs.

  • Spelunking in a cave
  • Bike trips in Vermont, Cape Cod and Massachusetts
  • Go-Karting
  • Canoe adventures ranging from weekends on local waterways to weeklong treks on the Allagash Waterway in Maine
  • Ultralight hiking throughout New England, including section hikes along the Appalachian Trail
  • Urban navigation in cities like Boston, New York City, Montreal, and Washington DC
  • Cross Country Skiing, downhill skiing, and tubing
  • Winter camping
  • Weeklong summer camp opportunities, plus leadership training opportunities
  • International trip to Italy in 2023 and a trip to ICELAND planned for the summer of 2025.

The programs are dynamic and change yearly, offering fresh activities and 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

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

Photo by Krystal Holmes
Beautiful views from a Connecticut section of the Appalachian Trail

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