LATEST ANNOUNCEMENTS
Posted By: Mr. Jonathan Gibney     Jun 09, 2014
Reminder tonight we are celebrating our troop and the success of its members.
Scouts are expected to attend and we hope that all adults will also attend.
Jonathan Gibney - Scoutmaster
Posted By: Ms Ginger Coogle     Jun 06, 2014
Boy Scout Troop 8
Court of Honor

Monday, June 9, 2014
7:00 pm

St. Joseph School Gymnasium
5 Obtuse Hill Road

Come celebrate our Scouts’
achievements and advancements.

Please bring something sweet, something savory, or something to drink to help make this a celebration!

Apontes are bringing lemon bars, Danetius are bringing empanadas and  Soylands are bringing fruit and water.
Posted By: Ms Ginger Coogle     Jun 01, 2014
Boy Scout Troop 8
Court of Honor

Monday, June 9, 2014
7:00 pm

St. Joseph School Gymnasium
5 Obtuse Hill Road

Come celebrate our Scouts’
achievements and advancements.

Please let Ginger Coogle know what you can bring - something sweet, something savory, or something to drink.
ctcoogles@gmail.com
Posted By: Mr. Soyland     Jun 01, 2014
Scouts who have any completed bluecards must hand them in at tomorrow nights meeting if they want to receive their merit badge at June's Court of Honor. Mr. Soyland will be collecting them.
Posted By: Mr. Soyland     Jun 01, 2014
Scouts who have any completed bluecards must hand them in at tomorrow nights meeting if they want to receive their merit badge at June's Court of Honor. Mr. Soyland will be collecting them.
Posted By: Ms Ginger Coogle     May 19, 2014
Boy Scout Troop 8
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
FOOD STAND

Sunday, MAY 25, 2014

St. Joseph church
163 Whisconier Road

Come and enjoy the parade
as we help the Troop raise funds to support our activities.

We need 4 adults, and
4 Scouts for each shift.
Don’t forget to wear Red, White and Blue
(Red – Class B Scout shirt!)

Sunday, 5/25
Set up 10am -12 noon
Adults - Larry, Jonathan, Ken, Ginger, Emily, Terri
Scouts - Caleb, Matthew A, Matthew K

Cooking 12noon - 3pm
Adults - David C, David B, Julian, Frank, Janine, Blake, Jonathan, Larry
Scouts - Matthew D, Curtis

Clean up 3-4pm
Adults - Ken, Jonathan, Larry
Scouts - Matthew S


Please let Ginger Coogle know when
you will be there.
ctcoogles@gmail.com
Posted By: Mr. Novacco     May 18, 2014
Attention all scouts! We need to know that you are coming to Howe Caverns on May 30th until June 1st. Yell your parents that you really want to go.The cost will be around $45/person. We will be taking an afternoon hike at Mine Kill State Park after lunch. This is a trip you don't want to miss!
Posted By: Ms Ginger Coogle     May 11, 2014
Boy Scout Troop 8
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
FOOD STAND

Sunday
MAY 25, 2014

St. Joseph Church
163 Whisconier Road

Come and enjoy the parade
as we help the Troop raise funds to support our activities.

We need 4 Adults, and
4 Scouts for each shift.
Don’t forget to wear Red, White and Blue
(Red – Class B Scout shirt!)

Sunday, 5/25
Set up 10am -12 noon
Cooking 12noon - 3pm
Clean up 3-4pm

Please let Ginger Coogle know when
you will be there.
ctcoogles@gmail.com
Posted By: Mr. Novacco     May 07, 2014
We are going Spelunking!Our May campout is now May 30th to June 1st. We will be camping at Max V.Shaul State Park and visiting Howe Caverns. This is Troop 8's first visit there and will be lots of fun! More details to follow
Posted By: Mr. Novacco     May 07, 2014
We are going Spelunking!Our May campout is now May 30th to June 1st. We will be camping at Max V.Shaul State Park and visiting Howe Caverns. This is Troop 8's first visit there and will be lots of fun! More details to follow
Posted By: Mr. Cappiello     May 05, 2014
-Community Service Opportunity-
** Brookfield Mother's Day 5K **

Sunday is the annual Mother's Day 5K race. Troop 8 traditionally helps out with this event. It is an easy opportunity to earn a couple community service hours. Arrive at BHS about an hour before the race to help with set up and then, during the race, help direct runners on the course.

The race is scheduled to start a 9am. It should be over around 10 am, so you should be able to get home with plenty of time left to celebrate Mothers’ Day with your family.

We will ask for a show of hands at tonight’s Troop meeting. If you could check your calendar and give an indication as to your availability that would be appreciated.

Volunteers should report to Mr. Dunn.
Thank You.
Posted By: Mr. Jonathan Gibney     May 05, 2014
Exciting meeting planned for this evening.   A few notes and reminders.

1. Committee meeting this evening - all adults invited
2. Two upcoming dates for trips so be sure to know if you can make it: weekend of May 17th and weekend of June 21st.
3. Bring Scout Books to each meeting for advancement
4. Class B shirt is in effect
5. Get your reservation in with Mr Soyland for Summer Camp if you have not already
Posted By: Mr. Soyland     Apr 05, 2014
The early bird Summer Camp payments are due this Monday April 7. The amount is $380, regular payment amount is $405. Don't miss out on a week of sun and fun and the ability to earn 3-5 merit badges. The Troop will be attending week 3 which is July 13-19. Camp Sequassen awaits you:)
Posted By: Mr. Cappiello     Apr 04, 2014
Announcement
************
We have just been contacted by the Redding, CT Director of Parks & Recreation. They have extra space available in a "Sustainable Trail Workshop" this Saturday, 11 am - 3pm, at the Redding Recreation Center.
The morning session will be in the classroom and the afternoon on the trail in Topstone Park. This learning opportunity is being offered to scouts at 1/2-price ($5) and the first adult would be free.

For additional details please follow this link:
http://www.townofreddingct.org/Public_Documents/ReddingCT_ParksRec/special/TrailWkshp2014.pdf

If interested, please contact Mr. Blick at (203)948-4456.
Posted By: Mr. Soyland     Mar 21, 2014
Scouts attending Matt's Court of Honor remember to wear your Class A uniform and arrive by 1 pm.
Posted By: Mr. Soyland     Mar 20, 2014
Reminder. Matt Soyland's Eagle Court of Honor is this Saturday, March 22, 1:30 pm at St. Marguerite's Church in Brookfield, 138 Candlewood Lake Rd.  Scouts please arrive by 1 pm.
Posted By: Mr. Jonathan Gibney     Mar 13, 2014
Get excited. Our New York trip will be departing tomorrow. Any questions, contact Grant.

Things to know
1. Leaving at 4pm tomorrow
2. Back about noon on Sunday (depending on traffic and events)
3. Pack light (bunk beds with mattresses provided in the cabin)
4. Bring walking shoes, lots of walking
5. Saturday looks like it will be in the 50’s but need to prepared. (hey isn’t that someone’s motto)

Current attendee list:
Curtis
Grant
Max
Jeff (meeting us there on Saturday)
Laurence
Tanner
Posted By: Mr. Jonathan Gibney     Mar 09, 2014
Two very exciting events coming up! Don't miss out!

1. Monday's troop meeting, 3/10, will be our Open House and we have a lot of great activities planned. As you know the growth and future of out troop relies on the success of these open house events.  We are looking forward to attracting new Cub Scouts by having an awesome meeting Monday night with FULL attendance. Milk Shakes will be served.

2. Our New York City Campout is right around the corner. Bring your payment of $60 to tomorrow nights meeting. Our tentative itinerary includes exploring an unusual museum, a visit a pickle store, a walk on the Brooklyn Bridge and hanging out in China Town. Departure will be Friday, March 14th, return on Sunday, March 16, and we will be staying in a cabin. It will be a trip not to miss!
Posted By: Mr. Soyland     Mar 01, 2014
Important Troop 8 reminder:

On March 22 our Troop has an Eagle Court of Honor for Matt Soyland at 1:30 pm. Location is St. Marguerite Church, 138 Candlewood Lake Rd in Brookfield. Please RSVP to (203)740-2655 or susansoyland@yahoo.com by Friday March 7.
Posted By: Mr. Soyland     Feb 25, 2014
It is that time to start thinking about summer camp at Camp Sequassan. Scouts have the opportunity to earn 3-5 merit badges in one week and have loads of fun while doing it. Our troop will be attending week 3 which is July 13-19. The cost is $405 or the early bird rate is $380 if paid in full by April 7. Any questions contact Ken Soyland at svenyadust@aol.com or 203-740-2655.
Posted By: Mr. Koh     Feb 18, 2014

 *** Updated Logistics for this Weekend's Ski Trip:  Meet at St. Joe's at 4:30pm  ****

 Meeting time for this weekend's Okemo Ski Trip is 4:30 pm at St. Joe's Parking Lot.  Be sure to bring a Bag Dinner for Friday, Sleeping Bag/Pad, and money for lunch on Saturday & Sunday.  We will be returning on Sunday to the Center School Parking Lot at 6:30pm (will call with exact time).  Remember that Helmets are REQUIRED for all participants.

 For those that have not yet submitted payment, please be sure to bring your check for $185 with you on Friday afternoon.  

 The mountain is 100% open, so it should be a great weekend!

 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at fkoh@earthlink.net or by phone at either 203-775-0399 (home) or 203-313-4680 (cell).

 See you all there,
 
    -- Mr. Koh
Posted By: Mr. Koh     Feb 07, 2014

  Troop 8 is all registered for the upcoming Okemo Ski Trip, Feb 21-23.   Those who signed up must be sure to bring their payment to this Monday's Scout Meeting.  Mr. Mollengarden will be collecting.  Here are the scouts/adults that are signed up with the amounts owed:

 -- Laurence (paid in full)
 -- Jesse (owes $2)
 -- Lex (owes $185)
 -- MattA (owes $185)
 -- Jeffrey (owes $203.80, including board/helmet rental)
 -- MattN (owes $185)
 -- Kevin (owes $80 for ski/helmet rental)
 -- MattV (owes $185)
 -- Mr. P (owes $60 for ski rental)
 -- Mr. A (owes $135)

  Thanks everyone!

     -- Mr. Koh
 
Posted By: Mr. Koh     Feb 03, 2014
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**** IMPORTANT UPDATE about the DEADLINE for payment for the 2014 Ski and Snowboard Trip to Okemo, VT:

 Our deadline for submitting payment to the Green Mountain Council is tomorrow, and since there is no Scout Meeting tonight due to the inclement weather, we will need to handle the Final Ski Trip Sign-ups by Email.

 If you want to go on this trip you MUST send me an Email at fkoh@earthlink.net sometime TODAY, Monday February 3rd that you are DEFINITELY COMMITTED to going on the trip.  The Troop will layout the payment in advance, but you will be responsible for payment and must bring your check to next week's meeting.
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Trip Details are below:    

Starts: February 21, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Ends: February 23, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Cost: $185.00
Details: This year we will be going to Okemo Mountain in Ludlow, VT, sponsored by the Green Mountain Council.  

All Scouts, Parents, and Leaders that are planning to attend must submit payment for $185, made out to Troop 8 by Monday February 3rd.

The cost of the trip covers lift tickets for 2 days of skiing/boarding, all meals for Saturday and Sunday (bring bag dinner for Friday night), 2 nights accommodations at Woodstock High School, and transportation.

2-Day Ski and Board Rentals are available for those that need them for an additional cost of $60.  Helmets are required for all skiers and boarders and can be rented for $20 if needed.

If you have any friends that are potential Scouts and are interested in Skiing, please invite them to join us for this trip.

Please feel free to email me at fkoh@earthlink.net or call me at 203-775-0399 or 203-313-4680 with any questions.

-- Mr. Koh

Posted By: Mr. Koh     Feb 02, 2014

****IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: DEADLINE for payment for the 2014 Ski and Snowboard Trip to Okemo, VT is This COMING MONDAY!!!!!

  If you want to go on this trip you MUST bring your payment tomorrow, Monday February 3rd.

 Trip Details are below:    

Starts: Febuary 21, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Ends: Febuary 23, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Cost: $185.00
Details: This year we will be going to Okemo Mountain in Ludlow, VT, sponsored by the Green Mountain Council.  

All Scouts, Parents, and Leaders that are planning to attend must bring a check for $185, made out to Troop 8 this Monday February 3rd Meeting.

The cost of the trip covers lift tickets for 2 days of skiing/boarding, all meals for Saturday and Sunday (bring bag dinner for Friday night), 2 nights accommodations at Woodstock High School, and transportation.

2-Day Ski and Board Rentals are available for those that need them for an additional cost of $60.  Helmets are required for all skiers and boarders and can be rented for $20 if needed.

If you have any friends that are potential Scouts and are interested in Skiing, please invite them to join us for this trip.

-- Mr. Koh
Posted By: Mr. Jonathan Gibney     Feb 02, 2014
The first of the ice climbing pics have been posted. Attempted to tag names to some to help figure out who is who, apologies for any typos. More pictures to come later: http://s1260.photobucket.com/user/Troop8Brookfield/library/Ice%20Climbing%20February%202014

Or if you have trouble with that link:

http://s1260.photobucket.com/user/Troop8Brookfield/library/Ice%20Climbing%20February%202014?sort=3&page=1
Posted By: Mr. Koh     Jan 29, 2014
**** REMINDER on this coming weekend's Ice Climbing Trip ****

We will be departing on SATURDAY MORNING at 6:45 am from St. Joe's parking lot and will be returning on Sunday Morning to Center School parking lot sometime between 10:30am and 11:30am on Sunday morning (we will call with exact time once we are on the road).

You MUST bring your completed release forms with you on Saturday Morning or you will NOT be able to climb.  You can download and print it from here:

  http://www.emsoutdoors.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/ClimbingSchoolReleaseFormREV2013.pdf

Everyone should be sure to bring a daypack with bag lunch, snacks, and PLENTY of water (2 liters recommended).... best to bring a Wide-Mouth Nalgene Bottle if you have one so that you can still drink it if it is partially frozen.  Also be sure to bring your mess kit, sleeping bag and sleeping pad.

 We are expecting warmer weather on Saturday than we've been experiencing all week, but you should still be sure to dress with layers so you will stay warm.
 -- Synthetic base layer (top and bottom)
 -- 1 or 2 Middle insulating top layers (i.e. synthetics, fleece, wool, etc)
 -- Light water/wind resistant outer layer to wear when climbing (i.e. light jacket and ski pants)
 -- Warm overcoat to keep warm when not climbing.  
 -- Fleece, synthetic, or wool hat to wear under your climbing helmet.
 -- A thin pair of gloves to wear when you are climbing
 -- Warm, heavy pair of gloves or mittens to wear when not climbing.
 -- And warm wool or synthetic socks
 -- NO COTTON!!!!

More Details here: http://www.emsoutdoors.com/gear/ice-climbing-mountaineering/


If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at fkoh@earthlink.net or call me at 203-313-4680.

Thanks and see you all Saturday Morning.

 -- Mr. Koh
Posted By: Mr. Koh     Jan 26, 2014

 For his coming weekend's rescheduled Ice Climbing Trip, we will be departing on SATURDAY MORNING, February 1st at 6:45 am from St. Joe's parking lot and returning to Center School at 11:30am on Sunday morning.

 Scouts currently signed up to attend are:  Jeffrey, Lex, MattM-A, MattN, Laurence, Tanner, and MattV.

 Please be sure to bring your completed release forms to tomorrow's meeting which you can download and print from here:

http://www.emsoutdoors.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/ClimbingSchoolReleaseFormREV2013.pdf


 And for those of you that have not yet paid (Lex, MattV, MattN, & Jeffrey), please be sure to bring your checks for $90 to tomorrow's meeting also.  

 I will out of town on Monday, so please give your payments and release forms to either Mr. Mollengarden or Mr. Gibney.

Thank you very much,

  -- Mr. Koh
Posted By: Mr. Koh     Jan 10, 2014

 **** ALERT:  Due to inclement weather forecast for tomorrow (Torrential Downpour & Flood Warnings), we are postponing the Ice Climbing trip until Saturday February 1st, returning Sunday morning February 2nd.

  All other logistics will be the same -- leaving from St. Joe's at 6:45am, climbing with New Paltz EMS, camping in the Scout Cabin at Camp Wendy, and returning on Sunday morning between 10:30 and 11:30 am.

  Assuming you can still make it on February 1st, please bring your signed release forms to this Monday's meeting.  Those that have not yet paid, be sure to bring your $90 payment to the meeting.  And anyone who could not make it previously but is interested in attending, this is your chance!

  I will not be at the meeting, so please turn in your forms and payments to either Mr. Gibney or Mr. Mollengarden.

 Thanks everyone!

    -- Mr. Koh
Posted By: Mr. Koh     Jan 08, 2014

**** UPDATE on this coming weekend's Ice Climbing Trip ****

 We will be departing on SATURDAY MORNING at 6:45 am from St. Joe's parking lot and will be returning on Sunday Morning to Center School parking lot sometime between 10:30am and 11:30am on Sunday morning (we will call with exact time once we are on the road).

 You MUST bring your completed release forms with you on Saturday Morning or you will NOT be able to climb.  You can download and print it from here:

   http://www.emsoutdoors.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/ClimbingSchoolReleaseFormREV2013.pdf

 Everyone should be sure to bring a daypack with bag lunch, snacks, and PLENTY of water (2 liters recommended).... best to bring a Wide-Mouth Nalgene Bottle if you have one so that you can still drink it if it is partially frozen.  Also be sure to bring your mess kit, sleeping bag and sleeping pad.

  We are expecting warmer weather on Saturday than we've been experiencing all week, but you should still be sure to dress with layers so you will stay warm.
  -- Synthetic base layer (top and bottom)
  -- 1 or 2 Middle insulating top layers (i.e. synthetics, fleece, wool, etc)
  -- Light water/wind resistant outer layer to wear when climbing (i.e. light jacket and ski pants)
  -- Warm overcoat to keep warm when not climbing.  
  -- Fleece, synthetic, or wool hat to wear under your climbing helmet.
  -- A thin pair of gloves to wear when you are climbing
  -- Warm, heavy pair of gloves or mittens to wear when not climbing.
  -- And warm wool or synthetic socks
  -- NO COTTON!!!!

 More Details here: http://www.emsoutdoors.com/gear/ice-climbing-mountaineering/


 And for those of you that have not yet paid (Grant, Laurence, Lex, Jeffrey, MattN, and MattV), please be sure to bring your payment of $90 also.

 If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at fkoh@earthlink.net or call me at 203-313-4680.

Thanks and see you all Saturday Morning.

  -- Mr. Koh

Posted By: Mr. Jonathan Gibney     Jan 06, 2014
As a precautionary measure we are cancelling tonight's Scout meeting, 1/6/2014. Be safe.
Posted By: Mr. Koh     Jan 05, 2014

 For this coming weekend's Ice Climbing Trip, we will be departing on SATURDAY MORNING at 6:45 am from St. Joe's parking lot and returning to Center School at 11:30am on Sunday morning (based on popular demand and driver availability).

  Please be sure to bring your completed release forms to tomorrow's meeting which you can download and print from here:

http://www.emsoutdoors.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/ClimbingSchoolReleaseFormREV2013.pdf

  And for those of you that have not yet paid, please be sure to bring your checks for $90 to the meeting also.

Thanks and see you all tomorrow.

   -- Mr. Koh

 
Posted By: Mr. Koh     Jan 01, 2014

     Happy New Year Everyone!!!

For all those attending the January 11th Ice Climbing Trip, you must complete the Climbing School Release Form and bring it to this coming Monday's Scout Meeting which you can download from this link:

http://www.emsoutdoors.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/ClimbingSchoolReleaseFormREV2013.pdf

In addition, it is CRITICAL that everyone brings the proper gear for this outing.  We will be in the cold weather for an extended period of time and it is essential that you have enough layers to keep warm.  Here is the link to the suggested gear list from the EMS Climbing School:

http://www.emsoutdoors.com/gear/ice-climbing-mountaineering/

Also, the following scouts must bring payment of $90 for the trip to this Monday's meeting:

 -- Grant, Laurence, Jesse, Lex, Jeffrey, MattN, and MattV

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by email at fkoh@earthlink.net or by phone at 203-313-4680.

Thanks and see you all Monday evening,

 Mr. Koh
Posted By: Mr. Koh     Dec 15, 2013
All Scouts and Adults that are planning to attend next month's Ice Climbing Trip (January 10th-12th), MUST bring your payment of $90 to tomorrow night's scout meeting.  For those that would like to attend, but cannot depart on Friday January 10th, there will be an option of departing Saturday Morning the 11th at 7am, just let us know.

The scouts that so far have said they are planning to attend are:
  Grant, Laurence, Jesse, Curtis (paid), Lex, Matt M-A (paid), Jeffrey, MattN, and MattV.

We still have room for a few more, but you must let us know tomorrow and bring your payment.

I will not be able to attend this week's meeting, so please give your payments to Mr. Mollengarden.

Thanks everyone,

 -- Mr. Koh

Posted By: Ms Ginger Coogle     Dec 13, 2013
The roads should be cleared of the snow by Monday,
so,

Come celebrate our Scouts’
achievements and advancements!

Boy Scout Troop 8
Court of Honor

Monday, December 16, 2013
7:00 pm

St. Joseph School Gymnasium
5 Obtuse Hill Road

Please let Ginger Coogle know what you can bring - something sweet, something savory, or something to drink.
dmvlczc@earthlink.net
Posted By: Ms Ginger Coogle     Dec 09, 2013
Boy Scout Troop 8
Court of Honor

Monday, December 16, 2013
7:00 pm

St. Joseph School Gymnasium
5 Obtuse Hill Road

Come celebrate our Scouts’
achievements and advancements.

Please let Ginger Coogle know what you can bring - something sweet, something savory, or something to drink.
dmvlczc@earthlink.net
Posted By: Ms Ginger Coogle     Dec 09, 2013
To the Troop 8 Scouts and their Parents -
Thank you for making the Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale fun, festive and profitable.
Best, Ginger Coogle
Posted By: Mr. Koh     Dec 08, 2013
All Scouts and Adults that are planning to attend next month's Ice Climbing Trip (January 10th-12th), please be sure to bring your payment of $90 to tonight's scout meeting.

See you all there!
 
  -- Mr. Koh

p.s. We are looking for additional Adult volunteers for this trip.   Even if you are not interested in climbing, but would be able to attend, please let me know.
Posted By: Mr. Soyland     Dec 08, 2013
Matt Soyland's Eagle Court of Honor will be held on March 22, 2014 at St. Marguerite's Church in Brookfield. Mark the date on your calenders. Details to follow.
Posted By: Mr. Jonathan Gibney     Dec 03, 2013
Attention Scouts and Scout Parents.

Our annual Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale is upon us again. A group of our scout parents have been working very hard over the past few months in preparation for the event. If each parent is now able to donate a small amount of time during the event it will make light-work for all the adults. Please contact Ginger Coogle if you have not yet coordinated your availability with her. As for the scouts we see this event as our December campout. It is also one of only two fundraisers for our troop. Fundraisers allow us to buy equipment, subsidize campouts and register our scouts each year. Scout participation is expected.

We hope each of you, scout and parent, can assist us in advertising. Use whatever methods you have available to get people to come to our sale and buy a tree or wreath. Post on Facebook in advance, post on Facebook when you are at the sale, tweet on twitter, pin to pinterest, mash/blog on tumblr, post/caption on instagram, vine on vine, post on google+, update on LinkedIn, comment on our post/event in the Brookfield Patch, skype, call, tell a friend or just get the word out however you can.

The scouts signed up for this weekends sale on Monday's meeting. It is very important that you review the schedule below. If you are signed up you need to be there. Please let us know if there have been scheduling errors or if an emergency comes up. If you can come at a time you didn't sign-up for, want to come early or want to come later we would love to have you. If you need a ride just let us know and we will help get you there or get you home. We will be working on advancements when/if time allows so be sure to bring your scout book. Also, be sure to bring a bag with a hat, gloves and appropriate clothing for the weather.

Any questions, subtractions, issues or concerns on scout scheduling please call or email Mr Gibney.

Times of the sale, 12/6-12/8:
Friday - set up 6-8pm
Saturday – 8am-6pm
Scouts camp overnight
Sunday – 8am-3pm
Sunday - cleanup 3pm-4pm

Scout have signed up as follows
Lex - Setup, All-day Saturday and Sunday, camping, including cleanup
Jeff - Setup, Saturday until 3pm
Jesse - Setup, Saturday morning
Matt N - Setup, camping, Sunday all day, including cleanup
Max - Saturday and Sunday all day, camping, including cleanup
Matt A - Saturday all day
Curtis - Saturday afternoon, camping
Matt V - Saturday afternoon
Matt D - Setup, Saturday morning, clean-up
Laurence - Setup, Saturday and Sunday all day, camping, cleanup
Jimmy - Sunday all day, including cleanup
Kevin - Setup, Saturday and Sunday all day, cleanup
Matt S - Setup, Saturday morning
Caleb - Saturday morning
Grant - Setup, Saturday and Sunday all day, camping, cleanup

Links of interest:
Patch Post: http://brookfield.patch.com/groups/events/p/christmas-tree--wreath-sale-boy-scout-troop-8
St Joseph Parish bulletin: http://saintjosephbrookfield.com/bulletins/2013/12-01-2013.pdf
Posted By: Ms Ginger Coogle     Nov 05, 2013

Boy Scout Troop 8
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE
AND WREATH SALE

Friday through Sunday
December 6, 7, and 8, 2013

St. Joseph church
163 Whisconier Road

Come and enjoy some holiday cheer
as we help the Troop raise funds to support our activities.

We need 2 adults, and
4 Scouts for each shift.
(Partridges, geese, hens and the like are not necessary.)

Friday, 12/6 – set up 6-8pm
Saturday, 12/7 – 8am-12 noon,
11am-3pm, 2-6pm
Scouts may camp overnight.
Sunday, 12/8 – 8am-12 noon, 11am-3pm
Clean up 3-4pm

Please let Ginger Coogle know when
you will be there.
dmvlczc@earthlink.net


Posted By: Mr. Jonathan Gibney     Oct 21, 2013
Scouts,

Great campout this weekend! The troop went into Long Island sound and caught. . . a bazillion fish.

Pictures have been posted: http://s1260.photobucket.com/user/Troop8Brookfield/library/Deep%20Sea%20Fishing%20October%202013

We have an exciting meeting planned tonight. Scouts, please be sure to bring your scout book for advancement.

See you there!
Posted By: Mr. Jonathan Gibney     Oct 05, 2013
Scouts and Parents, parents please verify your scouts receive the following info:

Your SPL and PLC have a great meeting planned for Monday evening. Please be sure to arrive before 7pm, as usual, so we can get started on time.

Please bring a check for $69 for the deep sea fishing trip. This is a bargain at that price; it includes the boat, fishing gear, travel, and bait - food for humans will be extra. We will be leaving Friday night, 10/18, at 6pm and camping near Waterford, CT. The charter boat is through Sunbeam Charters, we will be chartering the 42ft Sunbeam VI on Saturday and returning Saturday night, 10/19. You can check out the website: http://www.sunbeamfleet.com/charter_boat_42ft.php

Also a few notes:
1. Dues - If you have not already done so, please bring a check for $65 for 2014.
2. Parent Contact Forms - If you have not already done so, please bring in the completed form.
3. Medical Forms - If you have not already done so, please bring in the completed form.
4. Upcoming trips - We will soon be asking for commitments for the Camporee 11/1-11/3. Please be sure to talk to your parents about your availability.
Nov 1-3, 2013. Details below:

Hoyt Scout Reservation, Redding, CT
Come join Scouts from all over Scatacook District in the competitions, challenges, and contests!

* Competitions – Our Troop will send 2-4 of our most elite skilled scouts to compete in competitions including: Rifle Shooting, Orienteering, First Aid, and Axe-Handling.

* Challenges – Our Troop will enter a patrol to participate in various challenges. This patrol will be led by more experienced scouts who will endeavor that all members of their patrol are well-prepared to succeed in various challenges, such as: Emergency Preparedness, Canoe-Carry, and Campfire. Excelling in these challenges will require accuracy, Speed, survival skills, intellect, teamwork, first aid, as well as other scouting skills.

* Contests – Each Troop will be able to score bonus points at their campsites for best Gateway, Patrol method, and camp neatness.

* Camping – In our Districts very own Hoyt Scout Reservation, in nearby West Redding, CT.
Posted By: Mr. Cappiello     Sep 30, 2013
*** Leadership Training Opportunity for Scouts***
Boy Scout Den Chief Training
SATURDAY, October 12, 2013
Learn the Role, Resources and Responsibilities of a Den Chief
Who: Boy Scouts Approved by their Scoutmaster to be a Den Chief
What: Required Training for you to be an effective Den Chief
Where: Hoy Scout Reservation Training Cabin, West Redding, CT
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, October 7, 2013
For more information, contact Mr. Gibney or Mr. Cappiello
Posted By: Mr. Jonathan Gibney     May 21, 2011
Parents of scouts: If you are interested in attending campouts or other scouting events, please complete the following online e-learning courses: Youth Protection Training and Fast Start: Boy Scouting. Each course takes about 20 minutes. YP is required to attend campouts but both are invaluable resources. You can access the courses by creating an account using the link below. Once completed, please print the certificate to a meeting. For those who took the courses in the past, be reminded YP must be renewed every two years.

https://myscouting.scouting.org

The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

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