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Boy Scout Troop 88

Fairfield, CT



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Update on Brendan's Eagle Project on Friday

Posted by Jeff Vilenski on March 20, 2015 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (2)

Hi Troop 88,


I have been watching the weather and I may have to reschedule my Eagle project because of the snow storm.


If it snows while we are in school, Mr. Morris will not be able to stay after school and we will not be able to use the Woodshop. So, unfortunately, my project will be cancelled.


But, if there is no snow, the project will continue as scheduled. Let's hope it doesn't snow!


Thank you,


Patrick Devine's Eagle Project Status

Posted by Jeff Vilenski on January 25, 2015 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi Troop 88,


This is Patrick Devine. Thanks to all of you who attended my Eagle project. It was a huge success. I couldn't have done it without your help. Because we were able to complete my project, we will not need to meet on Sunday, February 1st.


Thanks again,

Patrick Devine

Jim D'Acosta

Posted by Jeff Vilenski on January 17, 2015 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

See the following article about our own Jim D'Acosta:

December Campout and Family Day with Dinner

Posted by Jeff Vilenski on November 25, 2014 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)

This will be a traditional T88 overnight with a twist that will hopefully become a Troop 88 tradition.


Saturday afternoon we will be inviting family members to join us for an afternoon of scouting fun followed by a feast prepared by the troop.


Full details to follow but we need an accurate headcount of all scouts and adults who will be camping with us, as well as a count of who will be joining us on Saturday.



PLEASE NOTE: The registration deadline is Dec 3rd.

Eagle Project at the Zoo

Posted by Jeff Vilenski on November 19, 2014 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello everyone,


The zoo would like to have us back for one more day to complete my Eagle project. We will spend two to three hours spreading compost and sowing seeds. It will start at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, 22 November, right after we finish up clearing the yard at Grace United Methodist Church. Food will be provided. Bring your work gloves.


Thank you,



Pictures from the project:

Merit Badge College

Posted by Jeff Vilenski on November 19, 2014 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (641)

Registration for merit badge college is due December 10.

All First Class and above Scouts, by December 20, are elligible to participate.

Please note that scouts should not register individually. We will collect all registrations and submit them as a troop. Therefore, all checks and registration forms should be dropped off at a troop meeting or left in my mailbox (see attachment) no later than December 10.

We will need a volunteer to organize the troop's car pool. We will explain the process to the person who volunteers.

All checks should be payable to "Troop 88". 

YIS, Michele and Richard Johnson


Donate Paper to Scouts

Posted by Jeff Vilenski on October 14, 2014 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Dear Scouters,


Thanks to Staples great rebate offers and your help and generosity, we have funded the Connecticut Yankee Council's paper needs at NO COST for nearly a year. Unfortunately, the free offers have disappeared, but here's one that's almost as good.


You can donate a $53.99 case of paper for just $9.99 (after rebate).


Please see for detailed instructions so you're certain to get the correct deal.


Kindly spread the word. This offer is good until this Saturday, October 18, 2014. Let's restock the copy room with another year's worth of paper and help keep our funds focused on the youth... not on paper.


Yours in Scouting,







Jennifer L. Jackson

25 Ferry Lane East

Westport, CT 06880

Email - [email protected]

Cell - (917) 709-6535



Posted by Jeff Vilenski on September 26, 2014 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Have you noticed anything new on the home page of  You'll see that we've added a twitter account.  That way, even if you don't have a Facebook account you can see many of the quick updates we send out during activities.


Textile Merit Badge

Posted by Jeff Vilenski on September 26, 2014 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

If you are participating in the upcoming Textile Merit Badge class, here is what you'll need to know:

Sustainability Merit Badge

Posted by Jeff Vilenski on September 25, 2014 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

As a followup to the announcement by Pierce, at the troop meeting, regarding the Sustainability Merit Badge -


A sustainability merit badge class will be offered at the Trumbull Nature and Arts Center in 2 sessions. The first session will be on October 14, at 7:30 p.m. The second session will be on November 18 at 7:30 p.m. The five week period should be enough time for the scouts to complete all the merit badge requirements.


A minimum of five scouts are required to run the merit badge session. If 5-10 scouts sign up, the fee will be $15.00 per scout. If more than 10 scouts sign up, then the price drops to $10.00 per scout.


If you are interested, please write your name, email address, and troop number on the online sign-up sheet:


Once enough scouts sign up an email will be sent by the center informing all that the session will be held.


If you have a question, please contact Peter Neunteufel ([email protected])