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If you are a Troop 62 Scout or parent, please register and logon to our website.  This website is our main source of communications about Troop Activities and Events.  Registering also gets you onto our Troop mailing list.

If you are new to the town or scouting and would like to find out more about our Troop please email Scoutmaster Eric Anderson at scoutmaster@cttroop62.org

Order of the Arrow Announcement

Posted on Jan 20 2021 - 2:29pm

The Order of the Arrow is Scouting’s National Honor Society. It recognizes those who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and, through that recognition, cause others to conduct themselves in a way that warrants similar recognition, to promote camping, to develop leaders, and to crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.
 
Each Scouts BSA troop, Venturing crew and Sea Scout ship with qualified Scouts is urged to hold an election not later than April 15, 2021. The date and place of the election are selected by you, as unit leader.
 
Youth Membership Qualifications
1. Be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America.
2. At the time of their election, youth must be under the age of 21, hold the Scouts BSA First Class rank, the Venturing Discovery Award, or the Sea Scout Ordinary rank or higher, and following approval by the scoutmaster, crew advisor or Sea Scout skipper, be elected by the youth members of their unit.
3. The youth must have experienced 15 nights of camping while registered with a troop, crew or ship within the two years immediately prior to the election. The 15 nights must include one, but no more than one, long-term camp consisting of at least five consecutive nights of overnight camping, approved and under the auspices and standards of the Boy Scouts of America. Only five nights of the long-term camp may be credited toward the 15-night camping requirement; the balance of the camping (10 nights) must be overnight, weekend, or other short-term camps of, at most, three nights each. Ship nights may be counted as camping for Sea Scouts.
4. Assistant scoutmasters who are 18, 19 or 20 years old are also considered to be youth members for the purpose of OA elections. All requirements shown above must be met for a young assistant scoutmaster to be eligible for election.
 
Prior to your unit’s election, the unit leader must certify the nominee’s Scout spirit and youth membership qualifications. Voting for youth candidates will be based on their spirit of brotherhood, cheerfulness (no matter how tiresome their duties), and a willingness to give unselfish and wholehearted service to others at all times.
 
To schedule an Order of the Arrow election for your unit, please click here:
Schedule Election
 
Your election should be held at a regularly scheduled unit meeting or camping experience. Every effort should be made to have 100 percent attendance of both youth and adults at this meeting. An election team from the Order of the Arrow will be on hand to conduct the election.
 
Election teams are able to conduct your election either in-person or virtually if your unit is not currently meeting in person. Please let us know when requesting your election if you would like to hold it virtually.
 
If you have any questions, please contact our election coordinators listed below.
 
Yours in Scouting,
 
Joseph P Harrington
Chief Pomperaug Chapter, Owaneco Lodge
JoeHarrington2003@live.com
 
Jeff D Meyer
Chief Pomperaug Chapter, Owaneco Lodge
jmjm8814@gmail.com
 
http://www.owaneco.org

Photography merit badge opportunity

Posted on Jan 20 2021 - 2:28pm

Owaneco Lodge is offering the opportunity for all of your scouts to take the Photography merit badge on Sunday, January 31st, at 3:30pm. It should take around 1 1/2 hours. This is a great chance for your scouts to earn another merit badge for rank advancement or for a palm. It is also not being taught at Merit Badge College this year, so no need to worry about any overlap. The merit badge will be taught over Zoom and it is completely free for each of your scouts. All that they need to do is sign up at owaneco.org/register under the 2021 Winter Program for January 21st just so we know that they are attending. We recently taught the Digital Technology the other weekend and we had a good amount of scouts take advantage of the opportunity. I look forward to your scouts signing up for Owaneco Lodge's merit badge session.

January 19 Committee Meeting : All parents encouraged to attend

Posted on Jan 12 2021 - 9:10am

Join us for the monthly committee meeting, where we discuss upcoming events and how to keep the troop active and safe! Parents are vital to maintaining the ongoing robustness of  our troop. 

Aspetuck Trail Hike Sunday

Posted on Nov 19 2020 - 10:12am

The town of Monroe closed all town buildings. It includes the firehouse and denies us access to the parking lot. Those who are planning on going on the hike, let’s meet in the parking of Bradford Green, across from the Farmer’s Stand on Rt 25. Print your permission slips and bring them with you on Sunday (10:30 AM), extra blank copies will not be available. If you have any questions, call or text  Mrs. Szczypiorski at 203 243-8476. Text massaging is the best way to contact her.

Aspetuck Trail Hike Sunday November 22, 2020

Posted on Nov 17 2020 - 5:15pm

We are meeting at 10:30 AM on Sunday 11/22/20 at the firehouse to go on a 5.5 mile hike on Apetuck Trail. Please, dress appropriately. As we continue preparing for the Appalachian Trail, please bring you back pack. Face coverings and water are mandatory :) you can also bring snacks and a sandwich.

Cancellation of the Overnight at Hoyt Scout Reservation

Posted on Nov 15 2020 - 7:41pm

The overnight has been cancelled. The troop will plan a 5 mile hike on Saturday or Sunday. The scouts will discuss it tomorrow during our virtual troop meeting. 

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