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Posted on Sep 23 2021 - 12:38am
Looking forward to seeing you all at our fundraiser THIS WEEKEND!!  Here are further details & reminders (for those adults who volunteered for donation pickups, I will be sending you individual emails):  
We still have some shifts that are light, especially Saturday at 10:00 - please consider adjusting if you have any flexibility: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D48AAAC2BA5FC1-rest
Remember this is a mandatory event, rain or shine since it is the only fundraising we do.

Showtime is Saturday Sep. 25 & Sunday Sep. 26, 7:30am-4:30pm, at the Willington Rest Stop on I-84 West.  I will be there both days all day, and probably Mr. Miller as well (although he is on call for work, so he may have to disappear at times).  We will be serving coffee/tea, Dunkin Donuts, and HOT DOGS, which are the big hit and get us the most donations.  We will be boiling them using our camping stove.  The whole event always ends up being a great experience for the Scouts, the parents and the travelers.


Directions to Willington Rest Stop – WESTbound:


  • Get on 84 EASTbound. 
  • Drive approximately 16 miles.
  • Get off at Exit 70, make a left off the exit and get back onto I -84 WESTbound.
  • Rest Stop comes up immediately on the right.

Things to remember:

  • Please wear Class A uniform

  • Please bring fruit. Apples, bananas, tangerines, sliced watermelon, for example. No need to bring water or baked goods as we have in past years.

  • Be on time for your shift

Questions, problems, concerns: Call/text Carolyn Bilelis @ 860-380-7222. Let's hope for good weather!


Many Thanks,

Your Treasurer

Carolyn Bilelis


860-380-7222 (cell)

Court of Honor this Sunday

Posted on Sep 16 2021 - 1:45am

We'll be having our fall Court of Honor on Sunday at our normal Troop meeting time of 3-4 PM at Lawrence Road Park.

Family are invited.

We'll be awarding ranks and merit badges earned at summer camp and since our last Court of Honor.

Bring your own folding chair.

Scouts should bring individually wrapped snacks (Last name A-M), individual drinks (last name N-Z) to share.   Fundraiser information will be shared.

South Windsor Jubilee Parade on Saturday and Signup for running the gaga pit

Posted on Sep 16 2021 - 1:39am

Here's a message to all the Troops about the parade and signup for the gaga pit this weekend:

Good morning
We can use more ScoutsBSA Scouts to help make the gaga pit active and fun - hoping to get more sign-ups than we need to it looks like a lot of action there whether we get other kids to play or not!
Also - as to the parade - here is what I know, I saw Paul Petrillo at the Wapping Fair Sunday and he said
1. parents can pull into High School and drop off scouts who can walk over to the old Wapping School (now rec dept.) and meet their units there to begin to assemble.
2. Since we are only marching and do not need a lot of assembly, we should aim to arrive at 9am.  The parade kicks off at 10am.
3. Remember class A uniforms and unit flags, etc...
Here is an overview for parents for where to view the parade.
Parade route starts at 91 Ayers Road, to Nevers Road and ends at corner of Sand Hill Drive and Chief Ryan Way.
  • Staging will take place at Park and Rec Facility on Ayers Road

  • Parking for parade participants available at SWHS and corner of Ayers/Nevers

  • Shuttles available to bring parade participants back to the parking lots

  • Paul Petrillo of Petrillo Event Consulting is running the parade; contact him for further details at: petrillosevents@gmail.com

  • Parade is expected to take one hour to complete

  • Grandstands will be set up in front of the Community Center for invited guests

  • Cars or other vehicles can exit the parade by continuing on to Ellington Road from Sand Hill Road or follow Chief Ryan Way and park in back lots until parade ends.
Let me know if we need more information than that.  
Steve Lewis
On Sunday, September 12, 2021, 09:11:17 AM EDT, Stephen Lewis <swlewis@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
Hi - For all leaders - the detailed instructions on the parade (assembly time, location, parent drop off instruction, order of parade etc..) will come from Paul Petrillo by end of day tomorrow.  I will send to all on this distribution to be sure we all get that info.
For the Troops in town - we need scout volunteers for running and playing gaga ball throughout the two days.  Here is a sign-up to try to get a minimum of 3 scouts per time slot.  Looking for older and more mature scouts who know gaga ball and would be willing to play, teach, and help keep order.
Steve Lewis

First Troop Meeting of the year this Sunday 9/12 3PM

Posted on Sep 10 2021 - 9:53pm

Hi everyone,

This Sunday will be our first meet after summer, on 9/12 at 3pm in Lawrence Road Park.

During this meeting, we will be focusing on advancement and requirement sign-offs. If anyone is looking to complete a rank advancement before our Court of Honor, this meeting will be your opportunity. If you are interested in a Scoutmaster conference and Board of Review, please be prepared and wear your full uniform, otherwise we will be in Class Bs for this meeting.

The other thing we will be doing at this meeting is holding an election for a new SPL. Griffin is turning 18 shortly and will be aging out of scouting. We will hold an election between Carlo and Ben who are both Assistant SPLs.

We are happy to have David Root as our new Troop Librarian. However, we still have two open leadership positions to fill, in order to have a properly functioning troop: Quartermaster and Scribe.

Quartermaster: will receive a key for our storage unit and will help track equipment usage such as tents when camping.

Scribe: will attend the PLC meetings and record important information regarding the decisions the scouts make for meeting and camping ideas.

For those scouts that do not have a leadership position, please talk to your SPL on Sunday about taking on one of these positions. They are a great opportunity for experience with leadership in the troop and a great stepping stone to Assistant Patrol Leader and Patrol Leader positions.

I hope everyone had a great summer and looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday.


Mr Pejril

Congrats to our Troop's newest Eagle Scouts: Craig and Dorian

Posted on Aug 24 2021 - 8:48pm

Congratulations to Craig and Dorian on passing their Eagle Board of Reviews and becoming our 105th and 106th Eagle Scouts.   

Great job and a big "thank you" to everyone that has helped them along the trail


PLC next Tuesday - First Troop meeting on 9/12

Posted on Aug 19 2021 - 6:22am

We will have a Patrol Leaders Council meeting on Tuesday 8/24.   Keep an eye out for an invite.   They will be putting together our calendar for September and we will send it out shortly afterwards.

Our first Troop meeting of the 2021-2022 year will be on the Sunday after Labor day weekend,   9/12  3-4 PM at Lawrence Road Park.    Hope to see you there!

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