About Us

General Information:
We are multi-cultural and multi-faith, and consider this of benefit in our program. We recruit Webelos Scouts mostly from Pack 54, Woodbury as well as other Cub Scout Packs. Where some Troops have more "contemporary" programs, Troop 54 features a traditional Boy Scout experience, with strong Patrols, monthly camping, leadership and skills instruction, respect for others, and good, clean fun.

Where Troop 54 Meets:
Troop 54 has served the youth of the Woodbury, Connecticut community for many years, with a strong parent-volunteer base and an outdoors theme. Our focus is on learning values, citizenship, and leadership. Troop 54 is a part of the Connecticut Rivers Council-Northwest Hills District and we are sponsored by North Congregational Church. We meet at the North Congregational Church at 11 Main Street North, Woodbury, CT 06798 every Monday when there is school from 7:30pm to 8:45pm. Anyone is welcome to attend. For more information use the link to the right to email the Scout Master.

Annual Events:
Annual events are two camporees, one in the spring and one in the fall, a week of summer camp and monthly weekend camping trips, hikes or other activities. As Brian Fisher, a scout of Troop 54 explains:
I like troop 54 because we are a laid-back scout troop compared to other scout troops. We aren’t forced to do too much, but there is still motivation. We do scout work such as a merit badge counseling and camping skills such knot tying and packing for a backpack outing. As we practice these skills we are having a good time and learning how to work as a team. Also, we do a lot of scout outings such as winter cabin camping, backpacking, and river rafting. That is why I like Troop 54.

Summer Activites:
Larger summer activities are one of the major activities the scouts in Troop 54 participate in. Tom DiSarro describes Philmont, one of these trips:
In the summer of 2013 Troop 54 went on a backpacking trip at the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. Prior to the hike we went white water rafting on the Colorado River. During the hike we backpacked through rugged mountain terrain and climbed Mt. Baldy, a 12,441ft high mountain.
Troop 54 participates in Summer Camp at Camp Mattatuck each summer. This is a one week Campout normally in July at which scouts from all around Connecticut come to swim, climb, go canoeing and kayaking, make campfires, and earn merit badges.

Things Needed to be in Troop 54:
There are only a few things needed to be in Troop 54, yearly dues payments and a scout uniform. The Class A Uniform consists of a pair of green scout pants and a tan shirt both available for purchase at the Scout Store. A Neckerchief and Hat are provided by Troop 54 so the entire scout troop match and is differentiated from other scout troops. Class A Uniforms are expected to be worn at all meetings unless it is designated that Class B Uniforms are to be worn. Class B Uniforms consist of Scout Pants and a Class B shirt given out by the Troop. To pay for these, equipment, and general running costs of the Troop each year there are yearly payments of $50 in the fall called dues. The troop provides outdoor skills, education and leadership development for boys 11 through 18 years old. Boys are eligible to join the troop if they are 10 1/2 years old and have completed the 5th grade.

How Parents are Involved:
Parents of scouts and help Troop 54 in many ways. Troop 54 is always looking for new Assistant Scoutmasters to help guide the scouts through their journey through scouting. Assistant Scoutmasters help organize events along with scouts and specialize in specific areas of Troop organization such as Quartermaster or Webmaster. Serving as a chairperson is another important role in Troop 54, keeping track of expenses and our standing in the local district are very important tasks.

The Structure of Troop 54:
Troop 54 is structured with the general principal of Scouts leading and adults guiding. Twice a year the Scouts elect a Senior Patrol normally composed of one Senior Patrol Leader, two Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders, one Troop Quartermaster, one Troop Scribe, one Historian, one Troop Guide, and one Troop Photographer. Adult leaders work directly with these boys and others to plan trips and activities. Other leadership positions within the troop consist of a Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leader, Scribe, and Quartermaster for each patrol.

This page has been written and produced by Troop 54 Scouts.