Troop 240 has a rich heritage dating back over fifty years in the Rochester area. Generations of Scoutmaster wisdom have formed and shaped a troop that is very close to the ideal of Boy Scouting... a completely youth-run organization. Unlike many troops, whose adults run the show, Troop 240 prides itself on being run by the Scouts. Sure, there are adults around, but they act mainly as guides. The Scouts themselves plan and run nearly every event.
Troop 240 meets at Bethany Presbyterian Church at 3000 Dewey Avenue in Greece, NY. Generally, our meetings are held at 7pm every Thursday that Greece Central Schools are in session, from September through May. Anyone is welcome to attend a meeting, but keep in mind, most of the fun happens at the monthly campouts! For more information, email Scoutmaster Larry Masseth at Lmasseth@rochester.rr.com.
Troop 240 Basic InfoLast Updated: January 23, 2014
Who are we?
- Boy Scout Troop 240
- Seneca Waterways
- Charter Organization
- Bethany Presbyterian Church
- Greece NY
- Bethany Presbyterian Church
- 3000 Dewey Ave, Roch NY 14616 (corner of Dewey Ave and Maiden Lane)
- Meeting Day/Time
- Thursday 7-8:30pm
- Bill Fousse – 585-880-0645 – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Committee Chairman
- Steve Tyler – 585-865-0094 - email@example.com
- Asst. SM, Membership
- Judy Williams –585-663-6013 – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Asst. SM, New Scout Patrol
- Ron Cunningham – 585-865-6017 - RRCunn239@rochester.rr.com
- Asst. SM, Troop Chaplain
- Annette Thompson - 585-621-5507 - email@example.com
- Journey to Excellence – Gold Unit Award 100% Boys Life – 2013
- Journey to Excellence – Gold Unit Award 100% Boys Life – 2012
- Journey to Excellence – Gold Unit Award 100% Boys Life – 2011
- Centennial Quality Unit – 100% Boys Life – 2010
- Centennial Quality Unit – 100% Boys Life – 2009
- Centennial Quality Unit – 100% Boys Life – 2008
- Centennial Quality Unit – 100% Boys Life – 2007
- Quality Unit – 100% Boys Life – 2006
- Quality Unit – 100% Boys Life – 2005
- Quality Unit – 100% Boys Life – 2004
- Challenge Trophy Camporee (October)
- Lighthouse District Camporee (November)
- Klondike Derby Camporee (January)
- Spring Rendezvous Camporee (June)
Annual Service Projects
- Scouting For Food and Clothing (March)
- Leaf Raking (November)
- Salvation Army Bell Ringing (December)
- New Scout Program
- High Adventure trip for older, more experienced scouts (must meet rank and merit badge requirements).
- Annual Order of the Arrow (OA) elections, and participation in OA events.
Youth Leadership Training
- Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) in the Fall
- National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) in the Summer (troop subsidizes 50% of cost)
- The troop camps monthly except for August and December
- Scouts responsible for own sleeping bag/ground pad, backpack, mess gear, rain gear, etc
- All campouts are $15 pp, $10 per sibling, except April and Summer Camp
- Troop attends 1-week Summer Camp in July
- Scouts vote on which camp
- New Scout Program available
- 2011-2013 Massawepie Scout Camp
- 2008-2010 Camp Merz (Allegheny Highlands Council)
- 2006-2007 Massawepie Scout Camp
- Camp Russell
- Seven Ranges Scout Reservation
4-day/3-night Family Campout each April
- Cost is priced to cover trip. Extra money is refunded.
- 2013 - Canton/Cleveland Ohio – NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame
- 2012 - Letchworth Park White Water Rafting/Minnehans Arcade/Go-karts
- 2011 - Herkimer Diamond Mine/Howe Caverns/Baseball Hall of Fame
- 2008 - Baltimore MD
- 31 Active Youth
- 20 Active Adult Leaders
- 4 Youth Patrols (6-8 scouts)
- Troop Committee meets monthly
- Parents HIGHLY encouraged to participate in troop and/or committee
- Boys whose parents are involved do better, stay in longer, and advance further.
- The troop's program is developed by the youth leadership to ensure that any scout that attends and participates will advance in rank.
- The troop has had 5 Eagle Scouts in the last 4 years.
- Dues are $8 per month for nine months of the year
- 3 Fundraisers per year – 1 funds the troop and 2 fund the Scout's own account.
- Boy Scout Popcorn Fundraiser (Fall) funds scout accounts
- Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser (Fall) funds troop expenses
- Candy Bar Fundraiser (Spring) funds scout accounts
- We have scouts that never have to pay anything out of their own pocket because they fund their entire year (including Summer Camp) by participating in the popcorn and candy bar fundraisers!
Scouts that cross over in the Spring should be aware of 3 big expenses:
- Startup costs (uniform, camping gear, etc)
- April Trip (usually around $100 pp)
- Summer Camp (usually around $300) in July
The purpose of the candy bar fundraiser in the Spring is to give the boys an easy way to earn money to fund these expenses.