Welcome To Troop 42 of New Fairfield!

sponsored by the New Fairfield Lions Club, and a member of the Scatacook District of the Connecticut Yankee Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Join Us!

We are a boy-led troop, offering a Scouting program with emphasis on camping and outdoor skills. Our Scouts actively practice the leadership skills they'll use as adults.  All boys age 11 to 17, in grades 6 or higher, are welcome to join us or to visit a meeting.   Please contact our Committee Chairman or Scoutmaster to arrange your visit to a meeting - we believe you'll become one of our newest members.

News You Can Use:

  • Feb. campout is now Feb 24-26 in a Cabin at Deer Lake Scout camp.An optional  tubing activity will be offered if there is snow ($30 cost). We will depart on the 24th at 6:45 pm from the school and arrive back on the 26th at 12:00 pm (approximately). Scouts should bring the following items. Indoor shoes for cabin (VERY IMPORTANT), Duffel bag (in lieu of backpack), day pack, cold weather gear, mess kit (including cup and utensils), Board games/deck of cards. Scouts will be given a mattress for sleeping so it's also a good idea to bring a covering to go over this mattress. For list of gear for cold weather click here
  • The troop is planning a special event to celebrate Troop 42 Eagle scouts (past and present) . Final date and location are being finalized. If you are an Eagle Scout from Troop 42 please email t42eaglealumni@nftroop42.org with your latest contact information so you can be added to the list. If you know any Eagle Scout from Troop 42 please pass this information along.
  • The March campout has been changed to March 11-12 due to availability of the ranges
  • The April Campout is now April 22-23. We will Meet at school at 5:45am. We will return on Sunday the 23rd between 3 & 4pm.
  • The May family Campout is now May 19-21. We will depart Friday the 19th 6:30pm and return Sunday May 21st at noon.  We will be Camping at Camp Tri-Mount and visiting The Trolly Museum in Kingston.  Details to be announced in March and a sign-up will be distributed.
  • The Troop Controlled Substance Policy is now available
  • Support the CT Yankee Council - if you make purchases on Amazon, use this link to get to Amazon and the Council will receives a percentage of your purchase.
  • Parents of new Scouts are encouraged to review the Parents page, especially the Parents Welcome Letter and Handout and the Troop Information and Handbook.

Bottle and Can Drive


Canned Food Drive


April Camping

Flapjack Fundraiser


Court of Honor



Ward Pound Ridge, Realistic First Aid Training, and Leatherman's Cave