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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.


Summary of April 3rd Meeting

Posted by shart on Apr 3 2016 - 8:45pm

Agenda and Announcements:

  • Spring Camporee is coming up April 15-17. Payment is due soon
  • The mystery tour is postponed until later notice.
  • COH is next week, look for updates on patrol responsibility.
  • Last week to sell popcorn, sheets need to be in to Mr. Zwonik by COH

 

Meeting Summary 03/13/16

Posted by kbell on Mar 23 2016 - 11:30am

Announcements:

  • No troop meeting for the next two weeks (3/20 & 3/27)!!! The gym is being used next week and the Sunday after that is Easter.

  • Troop COH has been moved from March 20th to April 3rd.

  • The spare time overnight is this Friday the 18th at 5:30. Sign up ends this Wednesday, $25 per person.

  • Reminder Summer camp payments are due by May 9th.  If you plan to attend camp, please register on-line.

  • Climbing merit badge is still open, meetings on 3/30 and 4/2. $70 per scout

  • James Comi’s Eagle COH is on the 26th from 2-4 at CHS


Agenda: Planning Patrol emblem for camporee, contact patrol leader. No knot this week. 

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.

THIS IS NOT A TROOP SPONSORED ACTIVITY - IF YOU WANT TO ATTEND YOU
ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR SECURING YOUR OWN TICKETS. 

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.

 

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