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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.


Viking Patrol Event - Laser Tag and Arcade

Posted by mstein on Feb 6 2017 - 10:35am

Viking Patrol Laser Tag and Arcade

Viking Patrol Event - Laser Tag

January 16, 2017 6pm-8pm

Scouts: Brendan, Owen, Logan, Trystin, Ethan, Elliot.

Adults: Mr Maurice, Ms Maurice, Mr Little

The Viking Patrol enjoyed dinner of pizza and root beer and headed off for 2 thrilling rounds of laser tag.  First round was 3 on 3 scouts.  Second round the scouts took on a group of older boys and won.  Unfortunately, due to leagues the boys were not able to get in any games of bowling. However, they did manage to get in several sessions of individual and group video games.

Contributed by Mr Maurice

Vermont State House Tour

Posted by mstein on Feb 6 2017 - 10:30am

Vermont State House Tour 2017

Vermont State House Tour

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 9am-2pm

Scouts: Lucas, Aiden, Brendan, Dylan, Matthew F.

Aduts: Ms. Parascando, Ms. Maurice


On January 25th, 2017 a group of Scouts from our Troop visited Vermont’s State House. In the morning, we met the House Representative from South Burlington, Ann Pugh, and she introduced us to a guide who gave us a tour of the building. We learned about the history of the State House, the State tree (the White Pine) and walked through rooms like the Senate Chamber.

Next, we ate banana bread with Governor Phil Scott.

After the tour, we met the Speaker of the House, Mitzi Johnson, and spoke with her briefly. She shared that her husband is an Eagle Scout. We then split into smaller groups and attended several different committee meetings. My group ended up testifying about wifi networks at home and at school! Rep. Pugh next brought us to the cafeteria where we talked to the Lieutenant Governor, David Zuckerman, and met several other members of our local government.

Finally, it was time for the meeting on the floor of the House of Representatives where Mitzi Johnson presided. Sadly, there were not any big discussions taking place so the meeting was adjourned pretty quickly.

I am glad that we were able to visit and learn so much about the state legislature, as well as meet so many people who play such a big role in how our state is run. In the future I will definitely visit again if I have the chance, and urge anyone interested to visit the State House website and schedule a tour. The experience was definitely worth the visit.

Written by Lucas P
Photography by Ms. Parascando

 

Troop Swim - Rank Requirements

Posted by kbell on Jan 30 2017 - 8:35am

Several Scouts from the Troop spent the evening with Mr. Hart and several older scouts at the EDGE in Williston working on their rank requirements.

The pictures below show the boys working on their skills.  Thanks to Mr. Hart and the older scouts for pulling this together and helping these scouts complete some of their requirements!

  

Swimming Requirements @ SFEdge

Posted by chart on Jan 27 2017 - 2:22pm

Sorry for the last minute announcement, but we were just able to confirm the pool rental!

TO ALL SCOUTS WHO NEED TO PASS THE 1st CLASS AQUATICS REQUIREMENT!

Climbing & Overnighter @ Metro Rock - SIGN UP!!

Posted by kbell on Jan 17 2017 - 2:41pm

                                                                                                

Gentleman,

We have reserved Metro Rock on Saturday February 11th from 6:30 PM to February 12th @ 8:00 am.  

I have signed us up for the following:

Show up any time after 6:30 pm and climb away. We will have exclusive access to the entire facility at 9:00 PM. We will have a dedicated staff member to provided help with necessary gear, general inquiries, and clean up.

Metro Rock offers a free belay training on a date prior to the overnight for up to 6 individuals aged 14 and up so I will be looking for volunteers (youth & adult) to get this training. 

At 9:00 PM the staff will help oversee some awesome activities such as crate stacking, Floor is Lava, our high ropes course, and more!

If you need to pitch a tent for rank requirements you can do so.  If there are other rank requirements you think we can do as a part of the overnighter, let discuss and see what we can get done.

Proposed Price - $45
Troop to cover $20/scout
Scout Price - $25!!

We will not provide dinner so please eat before you come or bring a bag lunch.  We will provide some snacks, drinks, and something for breakfast.

More details to come.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO - SIGN UP!

Thomas McHugh - Eagle Project

Posted by kbell on Jan 16 2017 - 12:57pm

Hello everyone

I'm Thomas McHugh and I'm doing my Eagle Project on the 22nd of January at Mr. Bell's house (129   Everbreeze Dr. in Colchester) from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. I would really appreciate if you would come help me out for any amount of time you have. If you could sign up on the troop website, and enter in the  description field when you can work, that would be great!

Thank you!
Thomas

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