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Purpose of the BSA

Purpose of the BSA:The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated to provide a program for community organizations that offers effective character, citizenship, and personal fitness training for youth. Specifically, the BSA endeavors to develop American citizens who are physically, mentally, and emotionally fit; have a high degree of self-reliance as evidenced in such qualities as initiative, courage, and resourcefulness; have personal values based on religious concepts; have the desire and skills to help others; understand the principles of the American social, economic, and governmental systems; are knowledgeable about and take pride in their American heritage and understand our nation’s role in the world; have a keen respect for the basic rights of all people; and are prepared to participate in and give leadership to American society.

January ’19 Klondike

On January 26, 2019 Troop 71 had our annual Klondike at Hoyt in Redding, CT with other troops from the area. There were 30 scouts from troop 71 that participated. After sleeping in 15 degree weather Friday night we packed up our tents and got ready for the Klondike. There was 16 stations that each sled group went to and each station had to do with problem solving, teamwork, and communication. We made fires, chopped logs, threw hatchets, and so much more. We also got to learn new things, like how to use flags as communication and how to saw a log correctly. (more…)

April’17 Howe Caverns

Our April adventure took us to a particular spot in upstate New York where on May 22, 1842, Lester Howe noticed some peculiar behavior from his herd of dairy cows.  Instead of relaxing in the shade on that hot day, they were gathered around a rock outcropping.  They had done this many times before so he decided to investigate.  On his approach, he noticed  (more…)

Oct’23 Appalachian Trail Practice Hike


On October 23rd, a group of Scouts in the troop decided to hike 10 miles of the AT trail, warming up for the 20 miler later in November. We set off at a brisk pace, allowing the younger scouts to take lead us using only a map and a compass.


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