Boy Scout Troop 75, Preston, CT


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Mark Gardners Eagle Court of Honor Date Set

Posted by Barry Black on April 10, 2014 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (74)

• Mark Gardner's Eagle Court of Honor will be held 1:00PM on Saturday, May 3 at St James . Lite refreshments will follow. The date is set so put it on your calendar, As always Troop 75 Scouts and Scouters do not need an invitation but please pass numbers that will be attending to the Gardner family when asked by your SPL or via e-mail.

Troop 75 Runs the 2014 Mohegan District Klondike

Posted by Barry Black on April 9, 2014 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

PRESTON Scout Troop 75 –

2014 Klondike Derby News Article

On Saturday, February 22, 2014 Troop 75 attended and helped host the 2014 Connecticut River’s Council Klondike at Camp Tadma in Bozrah. The theme of this year's Klondike was "Lost in the Arctic". It was a big success, with all of the attending troops enjoying the events. Spaced throughout Camp Tadma were various events organized by the hosting troops, including a fire-building competition, pulling a sled through an obstacle course, and attempting to hit targets with a giant sling shot. On the day before the Klondike, Troop 75 traveled to Camp Tadma for setup. We stayed in one of the cabins for the night along with one other troop. The next morning we ate a breakfast of pancakes and sausages and set up our stations as the other troops began to arrive. The competitions soon began.

At each event, patrols were judged on how well they performed a certain task. Depending on their outcome, one to six golden nuggets were awarded and the patrol could be eligible for a ribbon as well. The golden nuggets could be exchanged for candy. Troop 75 hosted an event where you had to tie a tripod lashing, lift your sled (you had been pulling one all day!) over a "river" using a tripod, and finally cross a rickety bridge. This event was judged on teamwork, time taken to complete the course, and how much of the challenge you completed in the allowed time frame. The second event Troop 75 hosted included pulling your sled through an obstacle course. This event was judged similarly to the troop's other event. Some of Troop 75's adults hosted an event where the patrol members were asked a number of questions about the Boy Scouts. Depending on the amount of questions that were answered correctly you could get more gold nuggets or have them taken away. At lunch time the events stopped, and each troop went to their assigned campsite to eat lunch. Troop 75 had meatball subs for lunch inside the mess hall. In the afternoon, after the events closed, the leaders of each event calculated who would be receiving ribbons. Troop 75 stayed until everyone else had left for home to insure that Camp Tadma was clean as could be. Tired after a long day, we left with good memories while looking forward to the next Klondike.


This Article Written by Troop 75 Historians: 3-18-2014

First Class Scout Nathanial Crary

First Class Scout Peter Crary


Will Carver Bake Sale Thank you!!

Posted by Barry Black on April 9, 2014 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

“Bake Sale Success”


Thanks to all of you.

My renovation of the PCCC food pantry can begin.

Support from PCCC members, Troop 75 and St. James Church Bakers, my Mom and Mrs. Karin Davis and Mrs. Holly Cyr PLUS overwhelming support from everyone we raised $515.15 to support my project.

Eagle Scout Project of Life Scout William Carver from Troop 75.


All Donations were greatly be appreciated.

Eagle Project Advisors: D. Hopkins/PA Ludlow


Will Carver Eagle Project

Posted by Barry Black on April 9, 2014 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Boy Scout Eagle Service Project

“Bake Sale”

Date: Sunday April 6th Time: 7: 30 am until 12:30 pm

Place: Preston City Congregational Church

REASON: To support the renovation of the PCCC food pantry.

Eagle Scout Project of Life Scout William Carver from Troop 75.


All Donations will greatly be appreciated.

Please Call: William Carver @ 860-383-6203 or Mr. Ludlow @

860-861-1487 For Bake Sale goods and donations. Thank You.

Eagle Project Advisors: D. Hopkins/PA Ludlow


Zach Moran's Eagle Scout Ceremony

Posted by Mrs. Gardner on April 24, 2013 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Please come to Zach Moran's Eagle Scout Ceremony at the Preston City Fire House on May 5th, 1pm.  Come and celebrate Zach's many years of scouting with Preston!

Plans are underway and if you'd like to attend, please contact Zach with a head count at:

[email protected]

If the weather is good, Zach is planning to cookout at the pavilion...if the weather is not then the ceremony will be held in the firehouse.

Posted 4/24/13 during scout meeting by Mrs. Gardner.



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