Thanks to the hard work of one of our incoming Webelos and dedicated Master Sergeant and resident of East Lyme, Troop 240 had an amazing opportunity to visit the 103rd Airlift Wing Air National Guard base at Bradley International Airport in June. The tour of the base included boarding a C-130 “Hercules” transport plane, sitting in the cockpit, testing their pilot skills in the flight simulator, and watching the emergency response units perform their magic. An added bonus was to meet at least 3 Eagle Scouts along the way, who are now serving our country through the ANG. This was all quite impressive, and we would like to convey our thanks to each and every person we met.
The Boy Scouts of America is based on key values such as Duty to Country, and 12 points of the scout law, which includes loyalty, bravery, and reverence. What better way to embrace these concepts, than to tour the base!
“A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.”
United we stand under these fundamental principles and together, we strive for justice and equality in the world. On Veteran’s Day especially, we honor the U.S. servicemen and women who sacrificed so much to secure our freedom.
Yours in Scouting,
Every year, the Boy Scouts of Troop 240 in East Lyme honor the memory of our fallen soldiers and uphold the true meaning of Memorial Day. This year, we welcomed scouts from Troop 7 for our flag ceremony at Union Cemetery marking the gravestones of U.S. servicemen and women who died in combat as well as those veterans who dutifully served our country in the armed forces.
The scouts also had an opportunity to participate in a candlelight vigil on the town green to honor these great heroes…reading poems, lighting luminaries and handing out candles to the participants. These young men set a shining example for our great town of East Lyme!
It was a nice day outside when Troop 240 gathered together, ready to have fun. On the steep snow-layered hills of Powder Ridge Park the troop and some Webelos scouts from Pack 24 could see the people zipping down the lanes of smooth snow in large, flat tubes. The temperature hit unexpected highs with a beautiful sun glaring upon the landscape. The park has snow machines, so the warm weather didn’t interrupt the snow tubing. After the troop had gotten their tickets to go, they started to march over to the tubing hill trudging through muddy trails. Once the scouts got there they dragged our tubes uphill and waited to speed down the snowy hill. Afterward, the boys enjoyed a cup of cocoa in the lodge and headed back in the carpool, satisfied with their tubing adventures of speeding down hills. – Langston C. (Tenderfoot)
Welcome to Troop 240’s new and improved website! This dynamic online resource will be maintained by our scouts with a little help from their troop leaders and will include a running blog of exciting activities in Scouting throughout the year. We encourage all visitors to browse through the posts, read the About Us section and learn a little bit of history about Boy Scouts and our local Troop 240, here in East Lyme, CT.
***Note: The Google calendar, documents and photos are only accessible to members of the troop.***