About Us

Troop 126 is focused on teaching Scouts leadership through experience. All outings and meetings are planned by the Scouts and led by the Senior Patrol Leader. With guidance and support of our adult leaders the troop participates in a range of activities that includes hiking, canoeing, biking, skiing, backpacking, camping and cooking. Campfires are also part of every outing.

If you are looking for lots of fun and adventure while learning how to work as a close-knit team, Troop 126 is the place for you.

Scouts BSA is a very different experience than Cub Scouts in that the Scouts lead the troop with a 10:1 ratio of Scouts to adults. No Scouting experience is required to join, so if you are in middle or high school and are interested in Scouting, stop by any of our meetings and check us out.


Youth Leaders

Senior Patrol Leader: Nick R.
Asst. Senior Patrol Leader: Peter B.

Patrol Leaders: Kevin A., Andrew C., Daniel C., Nate G., Ryan O., Dhashadyu P., Abhiram Y.

Adult Leaders

Scoutmaster: Chris Botchis
email: Troop126Scoutmaster@gmail.com
phone/txt: (508) 507-9126

Asst. Scoutmasters: Mark Hofstra, Peter Molloy, Jim Rich, Paul Stanley, Jim Stoddard

Troop Committee

Chartered Organization Rep.: Bill Murphy
Committee Chair: Dave Garrett
Secretary: Nadine King
Treasurer: Regina Armstrong
Advancement Chair: Mike Landry


We meet every Tuesday night* from 7:00  to 8:30 at the Franklin Elks Lodge. Meetings are held throughout the school year, and although we have a few activities over the summer, we do not have regular meetings when school is out.

*We do not meet the first Tuesday of the month.