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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.

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

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

8/22/2014: Annual Troop Planning Camping Trip

Posted on Jul 29 2014 - 9:52pm

This year's Planning Camping Trip will be held at Sherando Lake.  Please sign up on the Troop Calendar!

Scouts,

Do you want to bike the C&O Canal Trail?  Go rock climbing at Seneca Rocks?  What about another high adventure trip for Summer Camp?  The 2014-2015 Event Planning Camping Trip is scheduled for 8/22-8/24 and the Pre-Planning Meeting will be held on 8/4.  Let's make 2014-2015 the most memorable year yet for Troop 40!!

Parents,

Please spend a little time with your scout(s) brainstorming ideas for them to bring to these meetings.

Yours In Scouting,
Mr. Cripe

Summer Camp Pictures

Posted on Jul 29 2014 - 9:12pm

Pictures have been posted to the web site.  Click here to check them out.  Also, thanks to Alex O. and Nathan C. for recording, compiling, editing, and publishing a video of some of the fun that we had at Sea Base!  Click here to view the video.

Blue Ridge Food Bank Night Of Service

Posted on May 21 2014 - 7:34pm

What a great service project!  You guys continue to make a difference in our community!

Click here for pictures: http://troop40.mytroop.us/image/tid/1160

Please read the following email from the Food Bank's Volunteer Coordinator to Jim Milham (SJAC Scout Executive):

Jim,

Good afternoon and Happy Tuesday!

First let me start by saying thank you to both you and all the Stonewall Jackson Area Boy Scouts, and especially the boy scouts from Troop 40 who did an awesome job last evening sorting food and stocking our shelves - thank you all for your willingness to serve the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank and help with our mission to feed the hungry people in our communities! 

The boys started yesterday evening with an Orientation of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, who we are and what we do, followed by a tour of the facility with opportunities to ask questions throughout the evening.  After the tour, both the boys and Scout Masters started on a project of sorting food and stocking the shelves for our Partner Agencies (Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens)  to be able to come in and stock their shelves with much needed products to directly serve the food insecure people in our community.   Ruth Jones (Director of Communications) and I explained to the Scouts that the food they will go out and collect for the Food Bank in October will go through a very similar process of being sorted and used to directly help people in need. 

One of the highlights of the evening was our Paper Plate Project.  Through some of our partner agencies (pantries) and the mobile food pantry, we have asked people to write their story on a paper plate.  We have collected these plates and last night asked some of the scouts to read aloud some of the stories, explaining to them that these are stories from people in our very community who are struggling with Food Insecurity.  The boys commented that hearing these stories makes it more real. 

I have enclosed some pictures from last night and if you have an opportunity to look at our Facebook page, Ruth posted some pictures as well.  Again Jim, thank you for ALL your support of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank and I hope you have a wonderful afternoon!

Jennifer ----

Jennifer Clark Robertson

Volunteer & Food Drive Coordinator

 

Yours In Scouting,

Mr. Cripe

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