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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.




CONGRATULATIONS WILL BELLUCHE ON EARNING YOUR EAGLE RANK!

Posted by MParascando on Jan 26 2021 - 8:30pm

Will Belluche with Parents

Congratulations to Troop 658's newest Eagle Scout!  Will Belluche completed his Board of Review for the rank of Eagle Scout earlier this evening.  The COVID-19 pandemic didn't keep the BoR from happening, it just required a different venue: Zoom.  Will joins his older brother and his dad who are also Eagle Scouts.  Many thanks to his mom and dad for their never ending support!  Well done Will!

Troop Sledding Event!

Posted by MParascando on Jan 26 2021 - 8:22pm

This Sunday the troop meeting will be a sledding event at 4:00pm, location to be announced later this week.  Bring your favorite sled or a piece of cardboard and enjoy the outdoors!

Family Life Merit Badge Opportunity

Posted by JDonerkiel on Jan 16 2021 - 7:45pm

Mrs. Parascando is offering sessions for the Family Life merit badge, an Eagle required badge, on Wednesday, 1/27, and Wednesday, 2/3 from 6:30 - 8pm.  If interested, please register on the troop website and send an email to Mrs. Parascando (amsoldier@aol.com).  Mrs. P requests the following requirements be completed prior to the first session: 1, 2, 6a, and 7.  In addition, please think about project ideas for requirements 4 and 5.

The troop library has two copies of the Family Life merit badge pamphlets available (ask Mrs. P in advance), otherwise merit badge books can be purchased for $5 through the Green Mountain Council Scout Shop [(802) 244-5189].Family Life Merit Badge Emblem | Boy Scouts of America

Scout Saturday Live! - Internet Broadcast

Posted by MParascando on Dec 30 2020 - 12:45am

The Western Los Angeles County Council began producing and broadcasting in March 2020 a live Scouting show called Scout Saturday Live! hosted by Scouts.  Their 18th episode will be stream live this Saturday, January 2nd, at 1:30pm Eastern Time.  It can be viewed through Youtube and Facebook.  For more information see their web page at the below link or use a search engine such as Google for the words "Scout Saturday Live."  Their web page also has links to watch previous episodes.

https://bsa-la.org/ssl/

Troop Food Drive Benefits Salvation Army

Posted by MParascando on Dec 29 2020 - 11:56pm

Troop 658's Assistant Senior Patrol Leader successfully delivered bags and boxes of non-perishable groceries to the Salvation Army in Burlington, VT.  In keeping with the spirit of the holiday season and Scouting's mission of service to others, scouts donated and gathered donations from friends and neighbors to provided to the Salvation Army.  2020 has been a hard year on charitable service organizations and the Burlington Salvation Army has struggled to provide meal services to those in need.  The Salvation Army was very appreciative and thankful.  The troop has a long standing relationship with the Burlington Salvation Army.  Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Troop 658 Scouts could often be seen there assisting with preparing and serving meals.  Many scouts expressed it was a rewarding experience and Troop 658 looks forward to volunteering there again in the future.

ASPL Drops Off Food Donations

2020 Salvation Army food drive

Posted by JDonerkiel on Dec 10 2020 - 2:23pm

Troop 658 is doing a food drive for the Salvation Army and we need your help!. Check your email for details and if you have any questions, reach out to Aidan P or Jonah D. 

 

What kind of donations are needed? Here is a list of suggestions:

  • Canned Goods (vegetables, fruits, ready to eat soups or other ready to eat meals)

  • Beans

  • Dried goods

  • Dried meals

  • Dry pasta

  • Non perishables 

 

Things not do Donate: 

  • Candy 

  • Sugary drinks

  • Fresh foods

  • Dairy products

  • Refrigerated items.

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