Welcome to Troop 658!


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 8 years running.

Troop 658 Beautiful Weekend at DAR State Park

Posted by MParascando on Sep 8 2020 - 10:21pm

Members of Troop 658 enjoyed beautiful weather over Labor Day Weekend during a camp out at DAR State Park.  Scouts hiked up Snake Mountain, over 1000 feet in elevation from the starting point and 5 miles round trip.  Sunday morning Scouts hiked just about 4 miles round trip to the bridge at Chimney Point.  The bridge overlooks the ruins of Fort Crown Point, a Colonial era fort, just across the VT/NY state border.  Scouts cooked or prepared individualized meals which ranged from pasta dishes to dehydrated meals (just add water!). Couldn't have asked for better weather.

Conservation Service Project - Sign Up Now!

Posted by MParascando on Sep 1 2020 - 8:13pm

Need Service Hours?  We have a project for you!  Mr. Belluche has arranged for our Troop to assist with an invasive species project at the Ethan Allen Homestead.  Sign up for 1, 2 or 3 hours, as much time as you can offer. (Notate your time or # of hours available in the comments section on the sign up page)

Date: Saturday, September 12th
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

For more details and to register click on this link: https://www.bsatroop658.org/node/5705

If you have difficulty logging in to the site and want to register for service hours please send an email to Mr. Belluche at akbelluche@aol.com or Mr. Parascando at amsoldier@aol.com.

Eagle Project Completed

Posted by MParascando on Sep 1 2020 - 8:03pm

Matt and Dad with Boat Rack

Life Scout Matt B. sends a huge "Thank You!" to those Scouts and adults who helped him with his Eagle Scout project over the weekend of August 22-23, 2020.  The boat rack (seen above with Matt and his Dad) is in place at Grand Isle State Park and looks great. Matt reports the Park representative was very happy with how it turned out. Matt said the Scouts who assisted were amazing and he couldn't have done it without them and their hard work.

Welcome back Scouts!

Posted by rkenyon on Aug 23 2020 - 7:15pm

Troop Meetings in the age of Covid-19


On Sunday August 23, Rory and Jonah welcomed back Scouts to Troop 658's first in-person troop meeting of the new Scouting year, outdoors at St Francis Xavier.

Social distancing and mask wearing were observed.  Scouts worked on meal planning for the upcoming campout at the DAR campground.

Proposed Calendar of Meetings and Events

Posted by MParascando on Aug 11 2020 - 10:47pm

The Patrol Leaders Council met twice over many hours to propose tentative troop meeting activities and events.  Proposed is a campout of one or two nights over Labor Day Weekend.  Proposed events and meetings are being populated to the troop website calendar.  All dates, times and locations are subject to change.

GMC Virtual Merit Badge Boot Camp

Posted by MParascando on Jul 30 2020 - 11:00pm

The Green Mountain Council

is pleased to present its first
Virtual Merit Badge Boot Camp!

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