For our February adventure from the 7th to the 9th, we went to the Sequassen Boy Scout Camp (the same camp we go to for summer camp) in New Harford to spend two nights in a cabin. It is a troop tradition, and a special reward campout, since we don’t have to sleep in the harsh outdoors.
For our January campout, we went to West Redding for the annual Klondike Derby from the 17th to the 18th. While we were there, we and other troops pulled sleds full of supplies around and competed in a number of stations testing scout skills and spirit.
Troop 770's spring Court of Honor is being held at St. Rose at 7:15 PM. This will be the first Court of Honor for several of our new scouts. A Court of Honor is when scouts are officially recognized for advancements. They occur twice every year. After the ceremony, there will be refreshments. Scouts are requested to arrive early to help with the setup for the event. Family and friends are welcome to attend.
The troop's third annual cycling trip in Cape Cod is coming up on June 22nd. The campout will consist of several trips of varying length on the Cape Cod Rail Trail on Friday and Saturday. The trails are relatively flat and make for a fun ride. There are also several points of interest in the area along the trail, including an ice cream shop, a beach, several lighthouses, an airport, and a roundabout. Some of the boys have ridden up to 60 miles in the past two years. The trip is a popular one, and we hope to see you all there!
On March 23-25, Troop 770 camped at Camp Sequassen in New Hartford, Connecticut. Among other things, time was spent hiking as well as baking apple pie and baked ziti. The younger scouts were able to work on satisfying their hiking requirements to earn the rank of Second Class. This is one of the boys' favorite campouts, as they can sleep in real bunks inside the cabin and just relax as well.