Celebrating 35 Years of Scouting !!

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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. Celebrating 35 years of Scouting.


Last reminder Backpacking Sign up closes Today Wednesday September 21

Posted on Sep 20 2016 - 9:27am

Hello all - 


If you have not yet signed up for patrol-organized backpacking, and you would like to go, this is your LAST REMINDER to do so. Signup closes this Wednesday, September 21.   We will be finalizing locations based on how much adult supervision we have, so scouts should apply appropriate pressure to their parent/guardian so that we will have plenty of adult participation!

Just Quick Reminder

Posted on Sep 20 2016 - 9:23am

Just sending a quick reminder about all of the unique opportunities for each and every one of you to be involved with the troop. As our scouts learn to serve their community, it is very important for us to help them and serve as well. 

Hello Parents of Troop 940

Posted on Sep 13 2016 - 9:43pm

Hello Parents of Troop 940:


As we enter into the second month of the scouting year, I’m happy to say that things are moving right along! The boys have had a great first outing and are now preparing for a great adventure with backpacking at the end of the month. 

Fall Backpacking Outing

Posted on Sep 13 2016 - 9:35am

Hello Troop 940,


In a little more than two weeks, we are going to be holding our Fall Backpacking Outing. It will be planned and led by each of the Patrols. However before we leave on September 30th, there is some business that the navigators need to do.

NRA Training We need good people to provide good instructing.

Posted on Aug 31 2016 - 10:23am

Hello Troop 940 Parents

Here is the NRA training schedule for 2016-2017

Please keep in mind that you do not have to be a firearm enthusiast or hunter. It is not for men only many women have gone through the program. We need good people who are willing to learn and provide good instructing.


Posted on Aug 30 2016 - 11:18am

For those of you signed up for the canoeing outing, it looks like it's
shaping up to be a terrific weekend.

We will meet at the church at 6:30PM on Friday evening.  You should have
eaten dinner prior to arriving at the church.  We will return on Sunday
probably between 10:30 and 11:00.

In addition to the normal camping gear, for boating you should bring a
_small_ daypack with sunscreen, bug repellent, a water bottle, and a
gallon size ziploc-type bag for your lunch.  You should also think
seriously about bringing gloves and/or surgical tape.  We have a long
canoe trek planned, so blisters are likely.

Lastly, there are a few of you that still need to turn in payments and
waivers.  Please plan to have them in by the end of the troop meeting on
Thursday.  If you are in any doubt, please send me an email, or see one
of the helpful Outdoor Activities Coordinators at the meeting.  You have
been warned!


 Steve Bush

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