Be clean in my outdoor manners.

Welcome to the 2016-2017 year!

Get ready for a fun year! Watch for emails and subscribe to our Troop calendar.

  • Adventure in the Berkshires August 2015.
    Adventure in the Berkshires August 2015.

Photos From 2014-15. From 2015-16.

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Your Summer Camp checklist

In 2017, Troop 186 is going to week #2 at YawGoog Boy Scout Camp in Rhode Island!

They have a great website with all kinds of interesting info here: Yawgoog

Here’s what we have for your Summer Camp Check List so far:

1. Schedule your physical, and camp medical form ASAP!

All Scouts AND adults staying at camp must have a physical and medical form. Part C of that form is filled out by your doctors office.
The medical form is located on Yawgoog’s website.

2. Let us know if you’re interested in camp. It’s not too late to join us!

3. Get your deposit to Randy Olson if you haven’t already.

4. Parents meeting at PRS Wed 05/10, 7PM.

5. Stay tuned for more info… Pay attention to emails, and look for info on our website under “Summer Camp”.

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Hiking at Sleeping Giant state park

On 09/17/2016, we’ll be going for a day hike to Sleeping Giant State Park.

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First Troop Meeting

Our first Troop meeting will be next Wed, 9/7, at PR Smith at the usual time of 7:00 PM to 08:15 PM.

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October and November camping trips

Have we got two great trips for you!     In just a couple of weeks, we’re going to the East of the River Encampment.    Don’t miss this one – This could be the biggest Scouting event we’ve gone to in years.    (We’re part of Hockanum River District).

And in November we’re having the annual South Windsor Troop challenge.    Another Troop favorite!


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Troop Fundraiser at DQ Grill and Chill

This is a reminder that our upcoming fundraiser night is happening this Thursday, October 1st from 6:00 pm – 9:00 p.m. at the Dairy Queen on Sullivan Avenue in South Windsor.

Come on by for dinner, ice cream and more!

Everyone is invited, so pass this e-mail onto your family, friends, grandparents, and team mates!

See you then!

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No Troop meeting tomorrow – Camping this weekend cancelled

Reminder that there is NO Troop meeting tomorrow   (9/23)    –   Yom Kippur – Schools closed.
We had to CANCEL the camping for this weekend to Gay City State Park.   We ran short on Scouts and Leaders.    So make sure you save the date for the big East of the River Encampment Camping coming up soon – Oct 9 weekend.    Don’t miss that one !
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Troop Court of Honor on Wednesday

Don’t forget we have our Troop Court of Honor tomorrow, Wednesday 9/16    at the usual time and place, PR Smith,   promptly at 07:00 PM.

Full Class-A uniforms,
family invited,
if your last name starts with A-M   please bring a drink to share (no more than 2 liter bottle),
if your last name starts with N-Z   please bring a small finger food snack to share.

We’ll also be doing camping prep for 9/26 – 9/27  at Gay City State Park.    Let us know if you’ll be attending, and we’re looking for another adult to camp.

See you tomorrow!

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COH delayed one week

Sorry for the last minute change! To avoid losing too many to the SWHS Senior Parent night scheduled for this Wed, We’re going to push off the Court of Honor one week.

Tomorrow, Wednesday 9/9, will be a normal Troop Meeting at PRS starting promptly at 7:00 and running till 8:15. We already know we’ll lose some to the Parent night, and we’re already hitting some tight schedules with sports. Regular Scouting T-Shirt – No Class A.

The Court of Honor will be Next Wednesday, 9/16, Full Class A…

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Balloon Visit, Pictures, and Videos from the previous year

Balloon Visit

Wow! You never know who’s going to drop in on a Troop Meeting. A special thanks to John Bond and his family for the great reception they gave to the Scouts.

You can check out a few pictures and videos here:

And if you have a LOT of time to spend… You can see pictures and a few videos from whitewater rafting (Madeline’s Boat had the most fun), zip lining, and a mountain coaster on our Summer Adventure Trip. And a whole lot more here:


2014-09-28 Ryan Rosenbaum Eagle Project 1
2014-10-05 Rest Stop Fundraiser
2014-10-11 Ryan Rosenbaum Eagle Project 2
2014-11-01 Michael Gearhart Eagle Project 1
2014-11-08 Scouting for Food
2014-11-09 Michael Gearhart Eagle Project 2
2014-12-03 Launch
2014-12-13 Wreaths Across America
2014-12-17 Game Night
2015-01-21 Troop Webelos Visit
2015-01-31 Camp Workcoeman
2015-02-21 Alex Biron Eagle Project 1
2015-03-04 Scout Leader Training
2015-03-27 Laser Quest
2015-04-08 Troop Meeting Opening
2015-04-09 Alex Biron Eagle Project 2
2015-04-26 Michael Gearhart Eagle COH
2015-05-06 Troop Meeting Field Day
2015-05-17 Scott Stonoha Eagle Project 1
2015-05-23 Stephen Barth Eagle Project
2015-05-30 Scott Stonoha Eagle Project 2
2015-06-25 Pirates Patrol Dave and Busters
2015-07-05 Summer Camp JNW
2015-07-19 Summer Camp JNW Thunderbirds
2015-08-14 Summer Adventure Trip

Mike Miller

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Troop meeting 1/2 hour early at PRS


We are going to meet at P.R.Smith 1/2 hour earlier than usual and finish 1/2 hour earlier.

Please join us at P.R.Smith this Wednesday from 6:30 PM until 7:45 PM for our first Troop Meeting of the year. After that we’ll go back to our regular schedule of 7 – 8:15.

Class A uniforms.

Bring any completed blue cards or advancements. This is the deadline to get those in before our Court of Honor the following Wednesday 9/9.

See you a bit early tomorrow!
Mike Miller

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