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 5 years running.

Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Patrick Gymnasium

Posted by kbell on Mar 15 2016 - 10:53am


The Harlem Globetrotters coming to Patrick Gymnasium on April 7th.

Scouts are being offered a discount.  Attached is a flyer with all the information and costs.


Merit Badge Day

Posted by kbell on Mar 14 2016 - 11:34am

Troop 700 is holding a merit badge day on Saturday April 9th and they have extended an invite to our Troop.  I have attached a flyer which outlines the day.  

Scouts wishing to partictate must get a "Blue Card" from Mr. Bell.  Scouts are responsible for the paperwork, fee, and transportation as this is not a Troop event.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Bell at kjbell66@hotmail.com or 655-6258.

Our Fun Trip to Camp Sayer and the Boston Museum of Science

Posted by kbell on Feb 15 2016 - 9:49am

January 22-24, 2016

Scouts attending: Will S., Seamus S., Rory S., Tyler R., Jacob R., Lewis L., Sabin H., Dylan F., Matthew F. Oscar D., Jonah D., Evan G., Bruno G., Matthew B., Theo B., Sam B.
Adults attending: Mr. Stein, Mr. Hart, Ms. Guay, Mr. Fullerton, Ms. Fournier, Mr. Buker, Mr. Beste
It was Friday night and we were all on our way to Milton, Massachusetts. When we got there after the 5½ to 6 hour ride, it was really cold and snowy at Camp Sayer. 
The next morning, everyone went to Dunkin Donuts and everyone either got coffee or hot chocolate, or some other drink. Our experience on the T was awesome; kids were trying to see who could balance the longest between stops. These was no definite winner but we all had fun. When we got to the museum, there was one of those coin tornado things which kept most of the scouts content while Mr. Hart got the tickets. Once we had the tickets, everyone spit into groups of 3-5 people. There were so many exhibits from electricity to light to illusions and everything in between. Near the end of the tour, we all met up at the big electricity exhibit where the museum was doing a lightning show. 
Then we all went back on the T and continued back to camp where the scout store was open. The scout store was part of a main building that was the size of a small school. They had an indoor pool, ice skating rink, and a mini rock wall in the hallway. Sadly, we weren’t able to do any of those activities because our time was taken up by the museum trip but it was still fun to go into the store. 
The next day, everybody woke up and went down to the mess hall for a 5 star breakfast (which consisted of cereal, warm oatmeal, and yogurt). After that, everyone packed up and came home. I bet everyone who went on that trip would love to go for a full week stay at Camp Sayer. 
Written by Evan Guay   
Photography by Michael Stein 
See and download photos at http://mgwstein.phanfare.com/troop658 
Find the password for the photos on the troop site in the links section.

Day Hike @ Niquette Bay

Posted by kbell on Feb 8 2016 - 12:07pm
Day Hike @ Niquette Bay
Feb 20 2016 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

This event is open to anyone needing some fresh air and a troop activity for advancement.  

Any attending should bring their 10-essentials as outlined in the handbook as well any food necessary for the hike/lunch.  May want to consider shoe spikes as trail could be icy in spots.

Please register if you plan to attend this event.  Want to make sure the numbers are manageable; may need to send groups out in waves if we have a lot of folks register.

Please contact Ken Bell with any questions.


National Boy Scouts Day (2/8)

Posted by kstein on Feb 8 2016 - 8:39am

Happy National Boy Scouts Day

Summary of Jan 31st Meeting

Posted by kbell on Feb 2 2016 - 1:11pm


  • New Salvation Army 13th, sign up for community service

  • Fire Safety and Climbing Merit Badge sign ups

  • Congratulations to Ian Brett for Eagle Rank

Agenda: Winter Backpacking contest: Antelope Patrol Won. Knot of the week was the constrictor knot.

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