Boy Scout Troop 940

of West Chester, OH

Where we gonna go?
To the top of the mountain,
or the river down below?
With a pack on our back,
and a paddle in our hand.
We'll leave no trace,
across this land.
Where we gonna go?
To the top of the mountain, 
or the river down below?
With a pack on our back,
in the cold clean air.
On the trail of life,
we'll be prepared.
Where we gonna go?
To the top of the mountain, 
or the river down below?
With a pack on our back,
helping everyone we know.
We're Dan Beard's best,
We're 9-4-0!!!! 
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Troop 940 is chartered by St. John Parish of West Chester, and is in the Fort Hamilton District of the Dan Beard Council.  We meet on Thursday nights, 7:00pm to 8:30pm, at the St. John Center.

Christmas Food Baskets - Bring your donations!

Posted on Dec 9 2014 - 1:17pm

 Hi, Grant DeYoung here.  I'm in charge of Christmas food baskets this year. Every year, Troop 940 collects food items for needy families.  This makes is possible for them to have a holiday feast.  We have two families this year, and will be collecting food on December 4th and 11th.  Below you will find the list of items that each patrol is responsible for.  Let's go above and beyond to make this a success and bless these needy families. 

 Canned vegetables, fruit, soup, stew, beans, pasta, canned potatoes

 canned hams, tuna and salmon needing no refrigeration (check the labels!)

 coffee, tea, hot chocolate, nonfat dry milk, drink mixes

 pudding mixes, jello, peanut butter, jelly, ketchup, mustard, raisins, nuts

 oatmeal, cream of wheat, dry cereal, pancake mix, syrup, sugar, flour, cooking oil

Exploding Pythons:
 noodles, macaroni, rice, dry pasta, cookies, cake and baking mixes

 laundry supplies, soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, paper products and cleaning supplies

 Please don't bring any perishables or money.

 Thank you!

 Grant DeYoung

Merit Badge Challenge 2015

Posted on Nov 18 2014 - 9:47pm

Dates Are Officially Set for Merit Badge Challenge 2015!

  • Fairfield High School: January 31, February 14, & February 28, 2015 (Snow date 3/14)

  • Sycamore High School: February 7, February 21, & February 28, 2015 (Snow date 3/21)

  • Bethel High School: February 28, March 7, & March 21, 2015 (Snow date 3/28)

  • Dixie Heights High School: February 28, March 21, 2015

October 1, 2014: Merit Badge Class Schedule Matrix will be Published Here
November 1, 2014: Online registration will open for all locations at 6 pm
December 15, 2014: Registrations will close for all locations

Troop 940 Winter 2014 Newsletter

Posted on Nov 4 2014 - 3:44pm

Attached is the Trail Droppings newsletter for the winter 2014-2015.

APLCOR Results

Posted on Aug 19 2014 - 2:25pm


This past weekend 17 scouts and 6 adult leaders met for the annual APLCOR.  The APLCOR is an annual event where participating scouts plan the events, outings and meetings for the upcoming year.  The APLCOR is also the event where scouts get the opportunity to request positions in the troop.

Summer 2014 Troop 940 Recap

Posted on Aug 17 2014 - 9:33pm

As the summer draws to a close and I reflect on a very busy and exciting summer of scouting, I believe our boys were beneficiaries of several great opportunities.  We began the summer with our annual trip to Camp Ottari in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our scouts had a fantastic week of great weather as they worked on over 110 merit badges and programs such as Mountain Man and Highknoll Adventure.  Many great memories were made that week that will last long with our scouts. My personal favorite will be Dr Khanna's zip-lining across the lake to end the week.

Check Out Via Ferreta Slide Show

Posted on Mar 27 2012 - 10:49pm

Here are the photo's in a slide show format of what happened this weekend.  

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