Troop 240 Hits the Slopes

For the past 3 years, our troop has made an annual tradition of skiing and snowboarding in the mountains of Vermont. This year, we hit the slopes at Mt. Snow. Scouting offers many ways to seek excitement and adventure in the outdoors! And yes, there’s a merit for that 👍

United in Scouting

“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,
Troop 240

Scouts Honor our Fallen Soldiers

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!

Snow Tubing Adventures

snowtubing (21 of 21)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)

Troop 240’s new website!

2015_MemorialDayVigil_02Welcome 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.***