Welcome to Troop 138 of Naugatuck, CT!

We warmly welcome your interest and hope this website can answer many of your questions about Boy Scouting as well as illustrate the positive energy we have here at Troop 138.  If you are new to Scouting or are advancing from a Cub Scout Pack and looking to visit or  interview Boy Scout Troops, everyone in our Troop 138 family is always willing to answer your questions or show you around.  This includes our Boy Scouts, parents, Troop Committee, Merit Badge Counselors, Assistant Scoutmasters, and Scoutmaster.  All interested youths and their family all welcome to attend any meeting at any time and experience the family-oriented culture we cultivate and are proud of here at Troop 138.  

Boys are eligible to enjoy their Boy Scout journey between the ages of 11 and 18.  The highest BSA rank is the Eagle Scout and this must be achieved no later than a Boy Scout's 18th birthday.  Troop 138 has proudly seen 28 of our Scouts earn the rank of Eagle Scout.  While an Eagle rank has many personal benefits throughout the course of a lifetime, there is much to gain from the Boy Scout journey itself.  Scouting offers and provides lasting life skills and friendships, leadership skills, community and diversity appreciation, adventure, development of interests and skills, strengthening of families, recognition of our duty to God and our country, an opportunity to spend a good part of the growing years in an all-around positive place ... and so much more.  It will encourage our boys in all the right ways through good role models, reinforcing positive qualities of character and creating a sense of belonging. 

Enjoy your visit to our website and we hope to see you soon!  Related Links:  ABOUT US and 138 PARENTS and 138 EAGLE SCOUTS.

Are you ready for the summer?

Posted on Jul 15 2017 - 10:57pm
Good Morning scouters, in just a few short hours we will be headed to Camp Read for a great week of scouting. The local forecast is showing a chance of liquid sunshine for a few days but for the most part the highs are about 80 and the overnight lows are in the 60's. I would like to extend a thank you to our activities chair Wendy Hopkinson for all the hard work leading up to camp, registering all of the merit badge selections for the boys and gathering all of the medical forms. Another thank to our leadership for the week, Jack Reese, Mark Rocheleau, Chris Pepin ,Mark Hopkinson and myself. A special thank you to Brian Slater, Brian Gionfriddo and Fred Galarraga, for driving up to camp and Hauling the Trailer. For updates throughout the week you can follow us on the troop 138 Facebook page. 
Yours in scouting

Philip Zembruski
Scout Master Troop 138 


Dmitriy Fogie's Eagle Scout Service Project-Naugatuck Dog Park

Posted on Jul 8 2017 - 4:30pm

Dmitiry Fogie will be having his Eagle project on August 5th at the Naugatuck Dog Park .  It starts at !:00 and will be 2-3 hours long.  Bring work gloves because you will be setting up pinic tables.  Food and drinks will be provided 

Camp Read information and transportation

Posted on Jul 8 2017 - 11:16am

Hello Scout Families, 

We are just about a week away from our departure to Camp Read! Here is some updated information. We were fortunate to have a few additional driving volunteers, so we can provide transportation for all scouts to and from Camp Read. Please provide $15.00 per scout for fuel. In order to make this a smooth process I am asking everyone to have their foot lockers packedon Saturday July 15th from 4-5 pm. the trailer will be at Cross Point Plaza in Naugatuck ( Exit 25 off Rt. 8 , near U haul) all additional monies will be collected at this time.

New Webmaster - Sean Doxsey contact information

Posted on Jun 30 2017 - 11:20pm

Sean Doxsey is the new Webmaster for the troop.  If you need anything on the website, please send the information to me at sean.doxsey@gmail.com.  Thank you.  Sean

St. Vincent Ferrer Church Antique Car Show.

Posted on Jun 28 2017 - 6:41am

Volunteers needed - Sunday - August 20th- St. Vincent Ferrer Church Antique Car Show.  St. Vincent Ferrer Church, 1006 New Haven Rd, Route 63 (Next to Wal-mart).  Two shifts 12:15PM - 3:00PM and 3:00PM - 6:00PM.  Help with setting up tents, signage, keeping the event clear of trash, assist with food service and take down and clean-up.  Please respond to Mike Mason at mnzsbmason@comcast.net 

Hiking merit Badge

Posted on Jun 11 2017 - 7:18am

Camping Merit Badge is an Eagle required merit badge, and offered at most all summer camps. One common issue is that most scouts end up with a 'Partial' due to not being able to complete all of the requirements at camp. The main missing requirement is completing a 10-mile hike that elevates 1000 feet.

In CT, one of the only spots to accomplish this is on the Appalachian Trail (AT) at the Bull's Bridge trailhead. I am offering a day hike to that area to fulfill that requirement before we go to camp so scouts can complete Camping Merit Badge by the end of their summer camp week.

What: 10-mile Day Hike

When:   Saturday, July 15th, 9am to 3pm

Where: AT Bull's Bridge, Kent CT

Why: to complete missing requirement for Camping Merit Badge

Meeting Place: to be determined based 1-week before

How to Enroll: I will send out a permission slip 2 weeks before the hike

This will likely be the 'launch hike' for Hiking Merit Badge as well, stretching from July to December over 6 hikes. Scouts can use this 1st hike for Hiking as well as camping :)

Mr. Coach
Troop 5 Middlebury
From Michael A Cocchiola (mcocchiola@crec.org)

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