Each fall, the United Methodist Church of West Hartford becomes a town favorite pumpkin wonderland. Troop 146 celebrates in this tradition by helping unload and place a truckful of pumpkins on the churches grounds. Thousands of pumpkins of all shapes, sizes, and colors, are on display. It is a sight that will get most anyone in an autumn mood, with anticipation of a festive holiday season ahead.
Each fall, members of Troop 146 sets their sites towards New Hampshire. Mount Monadnock has become a tradition for 146 and can be enjoyed by both old and new scouts. In a little over a couple hours scouts can hike to the summit and experience nature at its best. On a clear day hikers can see the skyline of Boston and Mount Washington.
A couple times a year our scout meetings get taken over by holiday cheer. Each year around Halloween scouts dress in their funniest, scariest, and most creative costumes for our Troop 146s annual costume contest. A couple months later scouts swap gifts, as we celebrate the holidays at the end of the year. Fun is had by all!
One of the more spectacular outdoor adventures that Troop 146 participates in is the BSA High Adventure. The Boy Scouts of America owns and operates 4 National High Adventure Bases, in which Troop 146 attends 2 (Philmont and Sea Base). These programs offer a unique and memorable experience for any scout and something our scouts talk about for many years following. Getting to a High Adventure Base during your Scouting career should be on your scouting 'bucket list'!
List of Bases
Each year Troop 146 goes on a historical trip. Below are some of the experiences we have been on in past years. Come see what we have been up to. See where else we have journeyed.
Is breakfast the most important meal of the day? We'd like to think so. Each spring Troop 146 hosts a pancake breakfast fundraiser to support scouting activities. The proceeds go to such activities as summer camp, high adventures, or our annual historical trip.
Summer camp is an escape from screen time, classrooms, and the every day routines that kids get all year round. Scouts get to learn about the world through hands-on experience, while earning merit badges at the same time. For many campers, this is their first time away from home for an extended period of time. Campers get a sense of the responsibilities that come from such independence, which fosters initiative and leadership, not to mention many life long memories!
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