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Welcome to Troop 658!

CELEBRATING 90 YEARS OF SCOUTING SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITIES!

Boy Scout Troop 658 has served youth from Winooski, Colchester, Burlington, South Burlington, Milton, Essex Jct. and the surrounding communities since 1923.  We offer exciting, adventure based programs for boys ages 11-17. We meet Sunday evenings at Saint Francis Xavier School from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.  Visit us and see for yourself what a difference you can make in the life of a young man.

 

 

Scouting's Journey to Excellence" is the BSA's council performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of our units. It is meant to encourage excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA.  We are proud to be a "Gold" level unit for 5 years running.


June Court of Honor

Posted by plabrie on May 8 2017 - 7:52pm

Please join us for our 2017 End-of-year Court of Honor celebration on June 4th at Saint Francis Xavier School from 4-8 pm.  Setup will be from 4:00-4:45 and dinner is from 4:45-5:30.  The Court of Honor begins at 5:30.  The Court of Honor will recognize your scouts' accomplishments over the past several months.  We will have a special ceremony to formally recognize the leadership change between Ken Bell and Mike Lane. We are expecting over 150 people.  Please sign up no later than May 28th.  The Troop will provide hotdogs, hamburgers, beverages, plates, cups, napkins, eating utensils and dessert.  We are asking families to bring a food item. Please use the signup genius link at  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0545afa823aa8-2017  We hope to see everyone there.

Nicholas Bouffard - Eagle Court of Honor

Posted by kbell on Apr 24 2017 - 7:19pm

You are cordially invited to attend a

Boy Scout Eagle Court of Honor
for
Nicholas E Bouffard 

 


Saturday, 10 June 2017 at 1:00 PM
Colchester Meeting House
(next to the Burnham Memorial Library)
830 Main Street, Colchester 

Night Skiing at Cochran's Ski Area

Posted by mstein on Mar 19 2017 - 10:56am

Cochran's Ski Area, Richmond, VT 05477
February 17, 2017 5:00pm-8:00pm

Scouts in attendance: Joe, Matthew, Dylan, Brendan

Adults in attendance: Mr. Belluche, Ms. Fournier, Mr. Fournier, Mr. Maurice

Night Skiing at Cochran's 

Our scouts enjoyed a great winter’s evening at Cochran’s ski area in Richmond. Our skiers and snowboarders were able to get a lot of runs in before they enjoyed a family-style spaghetti dinner.

Contributed by Ms. Fournier

Climbing Overnight at Metro Rock

Posted by mstein on Mar 19 2017 - 10:56am

Metro Rock (Essex Jct, VT)

February 11, 6:30pm, overnight to next morning

Climbing Overnight at Metro Rock 2017

Scouts in Attendance: Brooks, Tristyn, Wyatt, Logan, Joe, Tobey, Oscar, Dylan, Spencer, Aidan, Lucas, Rory, and Seamus

Adults in Attendance: Mr. Bell, Ms. Parascando


Scouts were dropped off at Metro Rock. We put our belongings in the large function room. The staff then assisted us by fitting us up with harnesses and reviewed the rules with us.

We broke up as a group and started climbing throughout the facility. Then we went up the stairs to the challenging ropes course (at least it was challenging for me). The ropes course involved being high up and walking across blocks (some blocks were fixed and other easily flipped), tight ropes, rope ladders, tires, and other various challenges. The challenges were less about strength and coordination (although they both help) and more about strategy and problem solving.

We then had a crate climbing competition where we had to create a stack of crates and be on the stack of crates while adding crates. Joe became the King of the Crates when Metro Rock ran out of crates to add to his stack.

The adults were thoughtful and brought snacks for us to have throughout the evening.

We set up our sleeping gear around the base of the climbing walls.

We woke up. Packed up. Ate breakfast. Our parents kindly picked us up and brought us home. I imagine some of us went back to sleep after we got home, but not me.


Article by Seamus
Photos by Rory

Mystery Tour Date!

Posted by chart on Mar 17 2017 - 7:25am

2017 Mystery Tour

Every year, we put together a Mystery Tour event that has included activities from Virtual Golf to Laser Tag to Petra Cliffs...Wondering what this year will bring???? Sign up and be part of the surprise!

The evening will start at 3:30PM in front of the Fletcher Free Library on Sunday, April 23rd and last until 8am on Monday morning.  The locations and events will be a secret until the last moment.  In honor of the Scout Motto, scouts should be prepared by packing the following items:

1 Overnight Pack/Bag, including:

Hall of Fame Deadline and Clothing Swap

Posted by chart on Mar 14 2017 - 8:29am

Two important announcements:

Registration deadline for the Baseball Hall of Fame-Howe Caverns Trip has been extended.  If you are interested (scouts, families and friends welcome) please sign up on the web page by THIS Sunday March 19th.   You can find details about the trip here

 

 

Does your scout have any scout clothing (Class A or B shirts, or pants) that he has outgrown?   Only clothes that are gently used or still in new condition.  Bring them to the next COH on Sunday March 26th .

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