Troop 90 Background

WHO WE ARE:

Boy Scout Troop 90,  sponsored by Greenfield Hill Congregational Church in Fairfield, Connecticut, is a leadership troop in The Connecticut Yankee Council, Pomperaug District.  Troop 90 is believed to have been founded in 1938.  Since 1953, the Troop has produced over 80 Eagle Scouts, with an average of four new Eagle Scouts each year from 2007-2011 and five Eagle Scouts in 2013!

Troop 90 has 25+ active Scouts ranking from Scout to Eagle.  We have over 20 adult advisors that are certified as adult leaders. The Boy Scout program is open to boys who have earned their Cub Scouts Arrow of Light or are at least 11.

Troop 90 also has an active Venture Crew for boys and girls over 14. The crew focuses on target shooting and adventure trips.  Venture Crew 90 meets on a monthly basis.


WHERE WE ARE:

Troop 90 meetings are held weekly on Wednesdays at 7:30pm at Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, 1045 Old Academy Road in Fairfield.

WHAT WE DO:
Troop 90 has at least one trip or outing each month.  The last weekend in May or first weekend in June is our annual camping trip on Block Island, RI.  One of our other favorite trips is a ski weekend in Okemo, VT every February.   Other camping trips have included Deer Lake, Camp Hoyt, Camp Sequassen, Mt. Greylock, Sleeping Giant, Gettysburg, and the Appalachian Trail.  Troop 90 adults lead many of the merit badges earned by the scouts including Railroading, Salesmanship, Dog Care, Astronomy, Family Life, American Heritage, Personal Fitness, Space Exploration, Citizenship in the Nation/World, Personal Management, and Communications.

In 2008 we ran the Pomperaug District's Klondike Derby & camping trip at the Discovery Museum. Hundred of scouts from many troops across the region participated in all sorts of activities associated with aviation and rocketry.  This Klondike was one of the most well attended derbys in Pomperaug's history!

Troop 90 also has a strong tradition of community service. We escort Disabled War Veterans at the Fairfield Memorial Day Parade, assisting at water stations during marathons, and volunteer at the Fairfield Historical Society. Scout Eagle projects at Earthplace, the Greenfield Hill Cemetary, St. Timothy's, The Connecticut Audubon Society and Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Fairfield are but a few of our projects.


HOW WE DO WHAT WE DO:

Troop 90 conducts an annual garden products sale starting in March. This is one of the most successful fund raisers in our District.  We also do smaller fundraisers to help defer the cost of trips for the scouts!


CONTACT US:

If you have any interest or just want to discuss Scouting in general, please call Tom Black, Scoutmaster, at 203-256-8259, or Dean Gaugler, Troop 90 Committee Chairman, at 203-216-5660.