- Thursday, January 22, 2015
Rain falling on a frigid winter ground Sunday, January 18, formed a coat of ice that likely kept many residents home during Boy Scout Seth Barrett’s charity collection that afternoon. He had a late start due to the weather on what was to be a one-day collection that morning, so has extended his drive for goods to benefit Operation Hope, a food pantry and homeless shelter in Fairfield, through February 1.
- Tuesday, January 13, 2015
On Sunday, January 18, Seth Barrett, a local Boy Scout from Troop 370, will be hosting an item drive for his Eagle Scout project.
The event will be held in the front horseshoe of Newtown Middle School, 11 Queen Street, from 10 am to 4 pm.
- Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Newtown High School Senior and Boy Scout Riley Page will conduct a sheet drive this weekend to support Saint Vincent de Paul’s Homeless Shelter in Waterbury.
Riley is collecting new or gently used clean twin sheets, towels and toiletries for the men, women and children who stay at the shelter. The collection is being done for his Eagle Scout project.
The drive is scheduled for Saturday, March 15, from 10 am to 4 pm. Items can be dropped off at Oberg Insurance Agency, 33 Main Street (next to the flagpole).
- Monday, March 3, 2014
Boy Scout Troop 270, which is sponsored by Newtown Congregational Church, awarded the rank of Eagle Scout to 11 of its troop members in 2013, setting a new troop record. The young men who achieved this rank during the past 12 months are Daniel Ansari, Jack Benedict, Sam Boland, Tyler Coleman, Chris Erikson, Nicholas Lafky, Karan Marwah, Matt Rosa, Henry Summ, Brandon Unger, and Jonathan Vaughn.
The previous record was six Eagle Scouts in one year, which was set in 2012.
- Tuesday, June 11, 2013
During a pilgrimage to South Dakota last summer, Jack Benedict, a member of Newtown Troop 270, developed the idea that became his Eagle Scout project. Jack and his friends from Trinity Church visited what he called “a beautiful outdoor labyrinth” in the Black Hills, and Jack felt it would be a great gift to his church and town to create something similar here.