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Welcome to Troop 658!

 

 

CELEBRATING 99 YEARS OF SCOUTING SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITIES!

Welcome to Scouts BSA Troop 658. We offer a full and exciting, adventure-based program for both young men and women.

Troop 658 has been offering scouting to youth, ages 11-17 since 1923. In 2019 we began offering the scouting program to female youth. Troop 658 is a regional troop serving Winooski, Colchester, Burlington, South Burlington, Milton, Essex Jct. and the surrounding communities. 

Do you want to become friends with other scouts across Vermont, explore the outdoors, become a leader, have fun learning exciting new skills?  Want to explore ice fishing on Lake Champlain, learn to build a fire with primitive tools, climb Camel’s Hump or even become an Eagle Scout?  How about honing your aim with a rifle, shotgun or bow and arrow?  Do you want to meet experts from different professions and explore career paths?

BSA Troop 658 can provide all these opportunities and more. If you are interested come and visit us. We meet Sunday evenings at Saint Francis Xavier School in Winooski, Vermont from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.

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 9 years running.

Troop 658 and 3752 - 2022

 

 

Sea Base Fundraiser: Colchester Bayside Treat Sale

Posted by rkenyon on Jun 28 2022 - 10:41am
   Sea Base fundraiser needs donated goodies!    
Ice, coolers, drinks, snacks, baked goods, etc.  
 
July 4th 4:45 - 10:00 pm at Colchester Bayside 4th of July Celebration
 
Please sign up with a note of what you can donate and we will send details about how and where to bring them before the event.
 
Please contact Sara Everest or Halle Sobel with any questions.
 

For more information about the Town's 4th of July celebration, including Fireworks, please visit https://colchestervt.gov/363/4th-of-July-Celebration

Court of Honor-Update

Posted by plabrie on Jun 25 2022 - 1:05pm

Good afternoon,

We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow at the Court of Honor located at Maple Street Park in Essex. The event starts promptly at 2pm.

Mystery Tour 2022

Posted by nkenyon on Jun 22 2022 - 11:01pm

Last Sunday scouts had a great time at this year's annual Mystery Tour organized by our troop's committee. This eventful day brought scouts from a beautiful hike at Sterling Pond to a local Pizza place and then the Fun Zone 2.0 at Smuggler's Notch Resort, and despite a slight injury, scouts stayed in good spirits the entire event. Thank you to all the adults who helped set up this memorable trip for our scouts- and to those scouts, make sure to keep an eye out for the next tour if you're interested!

Mystery Tour Signup Is Open! Closes June 10th

Posted by plabrie on Jun 7 2022 - 6:18am
SIGNUPS END JUNE 10th
Jun 19 2022 - 8:45am - 6:00pm
Saint Francis Xavier School (SFX), Winooski VT

A Mystery Tour is one which scouts have no clue about what they are going to do.  This fun filled day is planned by the adults of the troop and will be unforgettable. 

Sign up now! https://www.bsatroop658.org/node/5947/signup/register/1308

Arrive SFX: 8:45 AM. Scouts must arrive wearing long pants, long sleeve shirt, hat, hiking/trail shoes.

Return SFX: 6:00 PM
 
What to bring:
10 essentials
Lightweight weight back pack big enough to carry the 10 essentials and everything below:
  • Hiking/trail shoes (mandatory) 
  • Sneakers (mandatory)
  • Extra Shorts or pants
  • Extra Socks (2 pairs)
  • Extra Shirt
  • Extra Water.  Every scout brings at least 1 gallon of water with them
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Pen
  • Paper
  • Chap stick
  • Picture of your family (preferably unframed or digital - no breakable glass panes)
  • Mess kit with utensils
 
Optional:
  • Small light-weight fishing pole (if you have one) and lures or bait.  Worms or other live bait should be kept cool in a container with a secure ventilated lid.
  • Fishing license (if age 15 or older)

The mystery of the Hole-y Measuring Cup

Posted by rkenyon on May 30 2022 - 6:43pm

At the (amazing) Kettle Pond campout, there were questions about why each patrol box has a plastic measuring cup with a hole drilled in the bottom, and none of us knew the answer.  I finally remembered, and it's actually got a good purpose. 

You know how when dishwashing, the hot rinse water in the middle tub always gets soapy and dirty because we are dunking soapy dishes with food particles into it?  And then it's not really rinsing anymore?  We're doing it wrong! :)

We're supposed to scoop hot rinse water out of the middle tub and rinse the soapy dishes OVER the first tub, so the soap suds and food bits go back into the wash tub instead of contaminating the rinse water.  The hole in the cup is for directing a controlled stream of rinse water over the soapy dishes without wasting it or splashing everywhere. 
 
Create meme: The more you know
 

Mystery Tour- Parents/Guardians needed. Sign-up NLT June 10th

Posted by plabrie on May 28 2022 - 9:13pm

Dear Parents and Scouts,

Please join us for the 2022 Mystery Tour.  What is it you might ask?  The Mystery Tour is an event planned by your Scoutmasters, Troop 658 committee members, and other adults.  This year’s events include, oh wait, it’s a mystery and intended to be a surprise for the scouts. All scouts must check with their parents before signing up on the troop website.  The Mystery Tour begins 6/19/22 at 8:45 am at SFX and ends 6/19/22 at 6:00pm at SFX.  The deadline for signing up is 6/10/22. 

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