About Troop 270
Troop 270 is a Scout run and Scout led Boy Scouts of America Program. We have a Scoutmaster and 8 Assistant Scoutmasters that are fully trained through the Connecticut Yankee Council. We have active outdoor and advancement plans in place to provide our scouts with numerous opportunities and challenges in leadership, outdoor activity, skill development and personal achievement. Troop 270's outdoor program includes a wide variety of activities including year-round camping, backpacking, hiking, snow sports, cycling, community service and more. The Scout program is open to all who are 11 years old, or have completed the 5th grade. Those meeting age requirements, can join at any time regardless of background or experience. Troop 270 meetings are held weekly on Wednesday nights from 7:00 till 8:30 at the Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street, Newtown, Connecticut 06470. For more information about joining Troop 270, please fill out our Contact Form and we will get back to you.
For more than 100 years, Scouting programs have instilled in youth the values found in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Today, these values are just as relevant in helping youth grow to their full potential as they were in 1910.
Scouting helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives.
The Boy Scouts of America provides youth with programs and activities that allow them to try new things, provide service to others, build self-confidence, and reinforce ethical standards.
Scouting encourages youth to achieve a deeper appreciation for service to others in their community.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Scouting promotes activities that lead to personal responsibility and high self-esteem.
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The Patrol Method
A Scout patrol is a small team of normally six to eight members where Scouts learn skills together, share responsibilities and take on leadership roles.
A patrol will function well only as long as all the particular responsibilities pertaining to the completion of a task are carried out successfully. Because of its size, this gives every member an opportunity to participate, and this in itself results in some positive outcomes. Making a contribution to the patrol’s success provides a welcome sense of belonging, of being appreciated, and a feeling of competency resulting in self esteem.
Troop 270 is a youth led organization, meaning that the Scouts from our troop plan our annual calendar and plan/organize troop trips and other activities. The Scout youth leadership determines the focus of our weekly meetings and then leads the Troop during these meetings.
The Troop adult leader roles are focused on mentoring the scouts, providing guidance on execution, enabled their development as leaders, and providing administrative and logistical support to the Troops program.
The basis of the adult leadership is they Key 3, comprised of the Scoutmaster, the Committee Chair, and the Chartered Organization Representative. The Scoutmaster is assisted in supporting scouts via the Assistant Scoutmasters. The Committee Chair is assisted in managing the troop's finances, capital assets, and long term stability via adult volunteers who serve as committee members and hold various positions of responsibility.
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