Troop 140 is one of the largest Boy Scout troops in the Glacier Edge Council, with approximately 113 scouts and adult leaders. Troop 140 has been supported by St. Luke's for over 50 years.
Each year troop 140 provides many opportunities for the scouts. Troop meetings are held the first 3 Mondays of every month at St. Luke's. At these meetings boys work on rank advancement, plan for weekly outings, work on new skills and play games.
The troop also has monthly weekend outings. Some of the outings have been at Maquaketa Caves Park in Iowa, backcountry hiking in Northern Kettle Moraine State Park, and downhill skiing at Tyrol Basin.
Summer is a great time for scouting.Each summer the scouts are given the opportunity to attend a Boy Scouts of America (BSA) week-long summer camp at either Camp Phillips, Camp Tesomas or Camp Bear Paw.
The scouts can also participate in High Adventure camping. Philmont Boy Scout Ranch in New Mexico offers 12 days of back back country camping in the mountains of New Mexico Seabase Scout Camp in the Florida Keys gives the boys the opportunity to sail, scuba and snorkel for a week. Northern Scout Camp in the Boundary Waters gives the scouts a week of canoing in the remote wildernes in northern Minnesota.
Troop 140 has over 150 scouts reach Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Scouting. Over the past several years Eagle Scouts have led projects in trail restoration and construction of structures for Blue Mound Sate Park, Pheasant Branch Nature Conservancy and the Dane County parks system as one of their requirements for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.
Scouting is also about service. Troop 140 has provided many hours of service work for organiztions such as Badger Honor Flight. The Troop also helps with cleanup day at St. Luke's cemetery, and also the Adopt-A-Highway program.
Since 1959, hundreds of Middleton youth and adults have shared the values of Scouting through camping, hiking and service projects for St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Middleton and the surrounding communities.