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East of the River Camporee this Friday

Posted on Oct 21 2021 - 12:56am

Hope you can join us!   RSVP back if you already haven't, and stay tuned for an updated email with more details.

Upcoming Eagle Ceremony, all Scouts/families invited

Posted on Oct 10 2021 - 10:52am

Our troop will be honoring 3 of its newest Eagle Scouts- Zach, Craig, and Dorian on Sunday, 10/17, at the SW Fire Headquarters at 1175 Ellington Road. Setting up at 1:30, starting at 2 pm. Please come to support them and your troop!

Camping this weekend? RSVP by Thursday. And let us know about the East of the River Camporee.

Posted on Sep 28 2021 - 11:48pm
The Patrol Leaders Council met tonight and planned our next two camping trips.   
Are you camping with us this weekend?   Please reply back if you are.   We need Scouts and at least one more adult.
We’re setting up a Saturday to Sunday camping trip to Camp Johnson, 77 Johnson Rd, Bolton,   close to home.
We’ve been there many times before and this time we’re going to try the tent sites located in the “East Region”.
We will meet at the new PRS Smith school at 10:00 on Saturday, stay the day Saturday,
bring your own bag lunch, and foil dinner or equivalent for Saturday dinner (we have instructions),
then make a Troop breakfast on Sunday and home before lunch.
A quick easy campout great for working on Scout skills.    We have tents, stoves, and the usual Troop camping gear.   The Troop pays for the rental.   We’ll send more details as we get numbers.
Hope you can make it, and please let us know by Thursday so we can confirm we have enough leaders and Scouts.
We currently have 3 Scouts and 1 leader.
And, we’re planning to attend the “East of the River Camporee” at JNW on 10/22 - 10/24.    Mark you calendar, and let us know if you can attend that one as well so we can sign us up as a unit.

Calendar Sync your device

Posted on Sep 28 2021 - 11:37pm

Amaze your Friends!   Impress your Family!

If you have a device,   login to our web site and use Calendar Sync to keep up with all our upcoming events including:

  • Troop Meetings
  • PLC Meetings
  • Committee Meetings
  • 10/2 - 10/3      Camping at Camp Johnson in Bolton
  • 10/17              Eagle COH for Zach, Craig, and Dorian in SW
  • 10/22 - 10/24  East of the River Camporee at JNW
  • 11/7                Eagle COH for Carlo at JNW
  • 11/12 - 11/14  South Windsor Troop Challenge at JNW

And more!    


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.

BSA Troop # 186

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