Boy Scout Troop 940

of West Chester, OH

Where we gonna go?
To the top of the mountain,
or the river down below?
With a pack on our back,
and a paddle in our hand.
We'll leave no trace,
across this land.
Where we gonna go?
To the top of the mountain, 
or the river down below?
With a pack on our back,
in the cold clean air.
On the trail of life,
we'll be prepared.
Where we gonna go?
To the top of the mountain, 
or the river down below?
With a pack on our back,
helping everyone we know.
We're Dan Beard's best,
We're 9-4-0!!!! 
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Troop 940 is chartered by St. John Parish of West Chester, and is in the Fort Hamilton District of the Dan Beard Council.  We meet on Thursday nights, 7:00pm to 8:30pm, at the St. John Center.

NMLRA Youth Shoot

Posted on Jun 30 2014 - 1:13pm

July 12th-13th.

The NMLRA youth Shoot in Friendship, Indiana is a fun opportunity for our boys. I hope that many will plan to attend this event with Mr. Needleman and Mr. Biehle.

Boundary Waters Trip Meeting - Sat. May 31st & Packing List

Posted on May 30 2014 - 9:30am


This Saturday May 31st we will meet at the church at 9:00 a.m. We will go up to Waynesville to my brothers farm and cover fishing, gear and food. Bring your fishing gear if you have some and we will have a little fun fishing in my brothers lake. I encourage each group to get together on there own and plan out your meals and be learning all you can about the area and all the skills that you will be using on this trip. There are several pieces of gear that we still need to come up with before we go. We will cover all this on saturday. Please try to be there as time is getting close and it has been a long time since we have met. There is much to plan and a short time to get this all together. We are still waiting on a total for the dollar amount that we made on the recycling day , at this point it looks like it will be in the $425 -$450 range. If anyone would like to make a partial payment I will take that this weekend.
Trek 1
1 Hayden Johnson
2 Carter Kolpek
3 Justin Blackburn
4 Dominic Gelasi
5 Paul Harper
6 John Harper
7 Brian Blackburn
8 Gene Gelasi
9 Jeremiah Finkes
Trek 2
1 Will King
2 Steven Sweeney
3 Clark DeYoung
4 Carl Behm
5 Evan Picray
6 Sean Sweeney
7 Tom Picray
8 Don Behm
9 Mark DeYoung
Trek 3
1 Andrew Boeckley
2 Eddie Biehle
3 Matt Maratea
4 Johnathan Hall
5 Kevin Reed
6 Mike Dye
7 Brian Dye
8 Eric Boeckley
1 pair nylon zip-off type of pants
1 long-sleeve synthetic shirts (vented Fishing Shirt)
5 pair of polypro underwear (no cotton, you don't want to get MONKEY BUTT)
2 pair light socks
Heavy wool sweater or heavy flannel/chamois shirt
Light fleece pull over or light fleece jacket
Good set of Raingear, (completely waterproof!)
Sturdy sandals like Keens work well in the canoe when your feet may get wet, they need to have a enclosed toe. Boat or Water shoes will not work. Some gym shoes for around the campsite.
Miscellaneous Items:
Minimum of 100 liter Dry Bag with backpack straps
Grundens Gage Shackelton, Seal Line Boundary Portage Pack
30 liter dry to keep your sleeping bag in
Sleeping bag
Ground Pad
Mess Kit
Personal toilet articles
Micro Fiber Wash cloth and towel
Sunscreen and burn lotion
2 Bic-type lighters
Sharp Pocket Knife
Small flashlight and spare batteries LED work great
Head Light and spare batteries
Insect Repellant...good idea to bring more than one repellant, as what works on one person may not work as well on another. Recommend having Deet in one of the repellants.
After Bite or calamine lotion
Plastic water bottle
Rod and reel and tackle, if you will fish
2 Sturdy swim suits, this is what you will be in all week!
Polypro long underwear
Paddling gloves (optional)


Virtus Training -- all adult leaders are required to have this.

Posted on May 27 2014 - 10:54pm
The next few opportunities to take the Virtus in-person training are:
Monday, May 19th
Tuesday, June 3rd
Monday July 21st
All of these sessions are at St. John’s in rooms D & E in the Undercroft at 7:00 pm. Remember, you must go to www.virtus.org, create an account and preregister for the class. Walk-ins will not be accepted.
If you have any questions, feel free to call me or Mike Maratea.
Thank you for taking this important step to be able to help participate in Scouting and Troop 940.

2013-2014 Troop Outings

Posted on Sep 18 2013 - 8:46pm

Here is the list of camping outings Troop 940 has planned for this year:

Sep. 27-29   Canoe Outing - Whitewater Lake, IN

Oct. 18-20   Backpacking Outing - Red River Gorge, KY

Adult Leaders

Posted on Sep 18 2013 - 10:02am

If you are looking for a way to give back or get involved in the troop this year, the following positions are looking for someone to 'shadow' them and take over next year:

Check Out Via Ferreta Slide Show

Posted on Mar 27 2012 - 10:49pm

Here are the photo's in a slide show format of what happened this weekend.  

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