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A new kind of Boy Scout Troop Formed in Darien

Our Troop works with Special Needs Boys and their Parents
Our Troop works with Special Needs Boys and their Parents

A new Boy Scout troop has formed in lower Fairfield County, specifically designed for boys with disabilities.  The troop is led by Tavo Reynoso and Pat Gentile and sponsored by Troop 35 and the Andrew Shaw Trust in Darien. Our team consists of devoted, highly qualified dads with many years of experience that have committed their time and talents to lead this new troop which solely works with boys and their parent(s) who have special needs. 

The troop offers a fun program which is tailored to teach citizenship, leadership and most importantly, instill fun and team spirit.  Our goal is to help each boy realize their full potential.  Its mission is to create conditions under which all boys can:  experience participation and service in Connecticut town life, develop new skills and exercise competence, and foster good relationships with family members and new friends.

As part of our weekly meetings, we engage our boys in service projects to help the community.  Attached is a picture of one of our scouts (Giancarlo) and our team making brown bag lunches for the children at the Washington Village Learning Center.


Interested Parents and their Boys who wish to learn more are encouraged to attend one of our meetings. The troop meets on Wednesday evenings at the Andrew Shaw Cabin from 7 to 8 pm.  The Andrew Shaw Cabin is located at 140 West Avenue in Darien, CT.

 For further information please contact Pat Gentile at 917.825.7678 or at patjgentile@gmail.com.  

pschneidermeyer April 03, 2014 at 08:06 AM
This is a fantastic program. Tavo and Pat are outstanding and highly experienced leaders. Your son will have a very rewarding experience!
acrisci03 April 07, 2014 at 06:22 PM
Parents - Your son CAN be a Scout!! Please don't think your child's behavioral and/or physical challenges will prevent you both from enjoying all the benefits of proudly wearing a uniform, interacting with seasoned Scouts and enjoying the guidance of these two caring and qualified leaders. Try out a meeting. You will be glad you did!!

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