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Welcome to Troop 658!

CELEBRATING 97 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 9 years running.




10 Mile Hike Coming Up on November 7

Posted by JDonerkiel on Nov 3 2020 - 4:08pm

On Saturday, 11/7/2020, the troop will host a 10-mile hike on the Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail.  Participants have the option of meeting in the Colchester Shaw's parking lot at 8:30 am or meeting at the trail parking area (to be announced).  Additional information will be sent out by email and posted to the troop website later in the week.  This is a great opportunity for anyone who needs to plan and cook a meal during a hike (of at least 5 miles) or who may work on the hiking merit badge.  It's also an opportunity for scouts who need to identify plants or animal signs.  The weather outlook is excellent so take advantage if you don't have a schedule conflict.

October 25th Geocache Hike

Posted by JDonerkiel on Nov 3 2020 - 4:05pm

Last Sunday, October 25th, Troop 658 had a short geocache hike instead of the regular troop meeting, at Ethan Allen Park and in the woods near the north end of Burlington. The troop had great weather for the outing, even if it was a little chilly. The group split into 2 smaller groups and each group found 3 individual geocache locations. 

      

October 17th Grand Isle State Park campout

Posted by JDonerkiel on Oct 26 2020 - 8:14pm

On the weekend of October 17, Troop 658 went on a campout at Grand Isle State Park, and performed a community service project by stacking about 8 cords of logs for the campsite. There were 7 scouts in attendance including Logan B, Joseph D, Memphis E, Kaiden K, Aidan P, Keegan S, and Avery W joined us from home. There were also 4 adults in attendance including Mr, Kautzman, Mr Kelleher, Mr, Parascando, Mr, Smith.  Mrs. McAllister joined with Avery from home. It was a beautiful weekend and we didn't even have dew on our tents in the morning.

    

POPCORN FORMS DUE - SALE ENDING

Posted by MParascando on Oct 13 2020 - 9:03pm

Hi Scouts, popcorn order forms are due this weekend.  Please bring your order forms to the Troop meeting on Sunday.  If you will not be at the meeting please call Mr. George Buker at 802-862-6872 to make alternate arrangements.

2020 Fall Court of Honor

Posted by JDonerkiel on Oct 13 2020 - 5:27pm

On Sunday,  October 11th, Troop 658 held its annual fall Court of Honor outside St. Anthony’s church in Burlington. It was great to see everyone that attended even through the social distancing and masks. Congratulations to our new Senior Patrol Leader Jonah D. and new Assistant Senior Patrol Leader Aidan P.  Congratulations also go out to our new Scribe Noah C., and Bugler Memphis E., and our new Patrol Leaders:  Ethan P., Matt F., Ethan L., Kamron S., and Andrew N.

Eagle Project featured on Local Evening News

Posted by MParascando on Oct 5 2020 - 8:47pm

Will B's Eagle Project, a voter registration drive, was featured on NBC5 TV news.

https://www.mynbc5.com/article/vermont-high-schooler-conducts-voter-registration-campaign/34264524

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