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.


Adult Volunteer Training - HOLD THE DATE

Posted on Jan 9 2018 - 9:43pm

Troop 940 will be providing the BSA Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) training this year for our adult volunteers.  The training will be at nearby Camp Timberhill  on Saturday June 2 (and part of June 3).

SeaBase 2019 Information Meeting

Posted on Jan 9 2018 - 9:27pm

We will have an information meeting for BSA's SeaBase high adventure program on Thursday January 18 at 6:30 (prior to the regular troop meeting).  We are considering SeaBase as an option for a high adventure opportunity for summer of 2019. 

Winter Backpacking - FINAL DETAILS

Posted on Jan 6 2018 - 8:37pm

Here are the final details for next weekend's outing.

We will meet at the church at 7:00AM on Saturday morning January 13.  Please be prompt, we will need every minute of daylight during these short winter days.  We will return Monday afternoon between 2 and 5 (the exact time will depend on the exact routes of the various groups).  
Scouts should bring some spending money for a fast food lunch on the way home Monday.  All participants will need to bring their own food for backpacking for Saturday breakfast through Monday breakfast.  Plan on a cold breakfast, a simple lunch, and a hot dinner.  Some scouts will be working on the cooking merit badge, and will have different requirements.  The adult leaders will have water filters and stoves for heating water.  Scouts should plan on carrying not less than 2 liters of water.  A third, empty water bottle would be a good idea since some segments of the trails are ridge trails (probably with no water).
The troop's backpacking checklist is attached for your convenience.  Use it sensibly.  You will not need an avalanche beacon.  You will, however, need to plan for seasonably cold temperatures (20s to 30s) and possible rain or wet trails.
For your planning purposes, the tentative trek list is pasted below.
Mr. M. Knollman
Mr. Harper
Will Bentley
Hayden Johnson
Eli Knollman
Sam Lewis
Andrew Whitaker
Mr. Burke
Mr. Heald
Mr. Rengering
Mr. Bush
Brandon Burke
Will Bush
Tyler Heald
Brandon Rengering
Conor Reilly
Mr. R. Knollman
Mr. Hafner
Mr. Stuckman
Mr. Bentley
Isaac Hafner
Jacob Knollman
William Wallace
Owen Stuckman

Steve Bush
Troop 940 Outdoor Activities Coordinator


Merit badge books

Posted on Jan 6 2018 - 10:24am
Merit Badge college is coming soon on January 20th. If you need any merit badge books for your classes, remember the troop library is still open. If you need a book please email me at shubertchristian@gmail.com or come and tell me at the next troop meeting. A few of you still have merit badge books out and if you could return those soon, that would be great. Thank you.
Christian Shubert


Winter Backpacking - LAST CALL FOR SIGNUPS

Posted on Jan 2 2018 - 8:38pm

Thank you to all of the brave souls who have signed up for winter backpacking.  Pay no attention to the coming polar vortex, it's much better that it will happen this weekend to make room for much better weather for the outing.

Winter Backpacking - LAST WEEK FOR SIGNUPS

Posted on Dec 29 2017 - 10:56am

Don't get left out in the cold! This is the last week for signups for Winter Backpacking.  Registration closes at the end of the troop meeting next Thursday, Jan 4.  If you are interested, please consider signing up this weekend before school starts and your normal busy life causes you to forget.

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