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!