Boy Scout Troop 40 has been around for over sixty years thanks to our active members. We are sponsored by the Wrights Corners Fire Company.† We are located in Wrights Corners, near Lockport, NY. † Look for us in your local scout camp!
1. Jon needs help with his Eagle project:
When: †††May 4th from 8:30am-4:30-5:00
Where: †Sonrays Ministries 327 N Ellicott Creek Rd. in between Sweet Home Rd. and Niagara Falls Bvld.
Details: We will be setting up fence posts, building garden boxes and spreading woodchips along the trails. Please bring rakes, shovels, and work gloves. It would be appreciated if everyone could come.
2. Doug needs help with his Eagle Project:
When: †††May 11th from 8AM to 4PM
Where: †Christ Community Church (formerly First Baptist Church)
140 Genesee St, Lockport
Details: We will be filling in topsoil from the bushes we cut out, some outdoor painting, and building 2 rooms in the fellowship hall.† If you have any tools you would like to bring for the project, feel free to bring them as everything will be needed. Old clothes and work gloves will be needed.
3. Whitewater Rafting Trip
When: †††May 17th Ė 18th
Details: †Available at meetings
1. Patrols have been reconfigured.† The patrol corners page will be updated in the near future.† One of the scoutmasterís goals this year is to emphasize the Boy Scout tenet of a youth lead troop.† This will require increased participation at the patrol level.† Patrols are designed to be self-contained units that operate as a team and may even meet separately from the whole troop for the purpose of planning or fun.† Every troop meeting will have segments such as game time which will be the responsibility of a patrol.† Part of the Class A uniform is the patrol patch.† Each patrol is expected to pick a patrol name and each member of that patrol is responsible for getting their patrol patch.† It is easiest to name your patrol after one of the standard BSA patrol names since patches for these names can be acquired at the scout service office in Lockport.† Novel patrol names may be adopted too but getting a patrol patch takes more effort.† An example is our Duct Tape patrol.† This patrol ordered its patches from ClassB.com.†† You may want to take a look at their website for some interesting ideas.† ClassB.com worked with BSA to make sure their designs conformed to BSAís patrol patch regulations.
2. All adults involved in any troop activities must take Youth Protection Training every year.† The training is available online and is very good.† If you are a registered adult use your ID number found on your BSA ID Card to make sure your testing is put into your adult records.
3. Other Training:† There are other online training courses beyond youth training.† Check them out here.† Adults trekking at summer camp this year should take the Safety Afloat† and the Severe Weather training.
4. Please make sure you have a binder for all your merit badges.† They are a necessary record to have when you go for your eagle board of review.† They may be the only record that you earned those badges.† They are the only record that the counselor signed.
5. Here is the worksheet for the Computer Merit Badge from Mr. Brounscheidel.
Weekly Scout Meetings
During the summer all meetings will be held in the scout building behind the Wrights Corners fire hall.† Full Class B uniforms including Troop 40 hats must be worn to these meetings.† Once fall starts we change over to Full Class A uniforms and eventually start meeting in the firehall.† Handbooks must be brought to each meeting.†
Parents: Please come to our committee meetings.† The troop committee is the governing body of the troop.† We want your input.† Please watch the calendars for the committee meetings.