On the trail of life, we'll be prepared!

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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!!!! 

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.


Spring Camporee April 24-26 2015 ( Railroading Merit Badge)

Posted on Mar 2 2015 - 9:44pm

2015 Railroad Rendouvous: Locomotion!

Feel the rumbule of the powerful deisels and the clickity-clack of the tracks as this operating railraod mesuem take Scouts back to when railroad was king......

Spring Court of Honor Planning Event!

Posted on Mar 2 2015 - 3:11pm

We are in the beginning stages of planning for the Spring Court of Honor, which will be on Thursday, May 28th.  I am planning on hosting 3 planning meetings leading up to this event.
We are looking for adult volunteers in several areas, ideas for a theme, decorations, food, dessert, sign-ups, programs, set-up, clean-up, etc. 
The meetings will be held at my house, 9530 Wabash Way, West Chester on: 
Monday, March 16 at 7:00 PM
Monday, April 20 at 7:00 PM 
Monday, May 18 at 7:00 PM

If you have any interest in volunteering in any way or have some great ideas to make it special for for the Court of Honor please let me know.  
If you would like to help in any way but unable to attend the meeting, just contact me.
Thank you for your interest in helping to make this a special evening for the Scouts.
Carrie Hempel
755-7515 Home
378-7139 Cell

Here are few reminders from Thursday's meeting!

Posted on Mar 1 2015 - 4:52pm

Scouts and Scouters,

1. The reschedule date for the Merit Badge College is March 28th in the pavilion. (make-up day)

2.Please sign up for Via Ferreta asap.

3. We are still in need of Adult volunteers for the 2nd shift of Fish Fry on March 6th.


Don Behm


Backpacking Feb. 13-16 - postponed until May

Posted on Feb 10 2015 - 11:10pm

After consulting with several leaders we have decided to postpone this weekend's outing. The forecast of wind chills of 10-15 degrees below zero makes this a potentially dangerous situation regardless of the gear taken. It is difficult to make this decision, given the excitement that has been building for the event, as well as the troop's tradition of winter backpacking. This said, it is important to keep scout safety paramount. Last year we tested ourselves and learned much at Cumberland Gap in weather that was still better than the forecast for this weekend.

We are going to move this Big South Fork backpacking outing to May. We will do our best to incorporate those aspects of the Chill Outing into our time in Big South Fork. We have plenty of time to work on this, and we have secured our reservation and $1400.00 investment for May. By May, we will have many more new scouts who can join us so our numbers will move back above 45. We only had 22 registered to go this weekend as of this evening.

Also, if you are planning on going to Isle Royale please plan to attend the Big South Fork backpacking in May. We will have multiple levels of treks. This will be a good shake-down trek prior to our departure in early July. Mark May 15-17 down for Big South Fork and plan to attend.


 Mr. Behm

Scout Master

Fish Fry - March 6 - Sign Up to Help

Posted on Feb 10 2015 - 10:56pm

Sign up for "Troop 940's Lenten Fish Fry." Please click on the link below to view the online sign up sheet. 

To sign up, go to:

Summer Camp - 1st Payment Due 1/29

Posted on Feb 3 2015 - 9:05pm
Attention Summer Campers!!
Troop 940 will again head to summer camp at the Blue Ridge Scout Reservation from 6/20-6/27/15.

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