Welcome !

Welcome to the official web site of Troop 40!

Located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Troop 40 has been a part of the Boy Scouts of America for over 80 years and is proud to be the home troop of over 150 Eagle Scouts.

Our regular Meetings are every Monday night at Asbury United Methodist Church in Harrisonburg, Virginia from 7:00-8:15pm.

During the summer months (June through September) our meetings are held at Hilandale Park in Harrisonburg, Virginia from 7:00-8:15pm.

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us.

New Troop Leaders

Posted on Nov 25 2015 - 6:23pm

Senior Patrol Leader - Neal Visvalingham
Assistant Senior Patrol Leader - Tristan Naftel 
Assistant Senior Patrol Leader - Joe Blanton
Librarian - Jake Noftsinger
Chaplain Aide - Richard Morgan
Troop Guide - Gabe Chester
Quartermaster - Lars Monger
Quartermaster - Luke Tao
Quartermaster - George Shirkey
Historian - Adam Osinkosky
Patrol Leader - Phoenix - Alexander Shirkey
Assistant Patrol Leader - Phoenix - Luke Tao
Patrol Leader - '2016 Patrol' - Caleb
Patrol Leader -  Falcons - Bryson Naftel
Assistant Patrol Leader - Falcons - George Shirkey

Woodrow Wilson WWI Museum

Posted on Nov 18 2015 - 6:44am

Adam Osinkosky finds out what a gas the museum can be !

Troop Recharter

Posted on Nov 11 2015 - 11:42am

It is time to Recharter Troop40 for another great year of Scouting!!!  The cost for 2016 is as follows:

  • $40.00 per Scout to recharter.
  • $52.00 per Scout to recharter and receive the Boys Life magazine.
  • $20.00 per Adult to recharter (Scouting magazine is included).

Please fill out the attached Recharter Form and bring it, along with a check or cash, to the 11/2 meeting.  The Troop must submit all recharter forms to Council on 11/17.  Your help in expediting this process is greatly appreciated!!


Wayne Cripe

Rank Requirement Changes

Posted on Nov 1 2015 - 12:08am

Scouts and Parents,

Changes have been made to the BSA rank advancement requirements.  The changes affect ALL Ranks (Scout through Eagle Palms) and become effective January 1, 2016.

I have attached several PDF files that will:

1.      Describe the new requirements

2.      Discuss transitioning to the new requirements

3.      Answer Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)



Summer camp photos

Posted on Jun 24 2015 - 8:48pm

Be sure to check out photos from this year's summer camp. There have been a lot of photos uploaded so far.


Troop 40 Is Triumphant!!

Posted on Jan 27 2015 - 12:47pm

Troop 40 came in 2nd in the overall Klondike competition, 3rd in the individual sled race and brought home the Golden Eagle Award!

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