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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.




PLC Meeting this Sunday!

Posted by MParascando on May 18 2021 - 7:41pm

Troop 658 PLC Members there will be a PLC meeting this Sunday, 5:15pm at St Francis-Xavier.  The SPL will advise if there's a change of venue or time.

Eagle Project Worksite Prep Volunteers Needed

Posted by MParascando on Apr 27 2021 - 9:05pm

Volunteers are needed to help clean out the worksite for Matthew Fournier's Eagle Project.  On Saturday May 29nd, volunteers will meet at Colchester High School (131 Laker Ln., Colchester) behind the school and across from the baseball field. The clean out will take place two shifts. The first shift will be from 1:00-2:30 pm and 2:30-4:00.  Please add to the comment which shift(s) you are available.  Each shift will have 7 people (adults or scouts) maximum due to space restraints.  Volunteers will provide their own transportation, their mask, work gloves and wear work clothes.   If you have any questions please contact Matthew at matthewvt9@gmail.com or (802) 343-5728.

Last Call for Green Up Day and Camporee

Posted by MParascando on Apr 27 2021 - 9:02pm

Last call for volunteers for Green Up Day this Saturday!  If you're available please come out for this great service project opportunity!  Sign up on the troop website or send an email to Mr. Parascando or Mr. Belluche.

Last call for sign up for the Camporee!  Please sign up on troop website or send an email to Mr. Parascando.

Deposits for summer camp are due this Friday, 4/30.  If you need to sign up please do so on the troop website or let Mr. Parascando know.  If you have question or need assistance please reach out.

Eagle Project Bottle Drive

Posted by MParascando on Apr 27 2021 - 8:58pm

Volunteers are needed to help with Matthew Fournier's Eagle scout Project. The money raised will be used to finish up my fundraising needed for my project.  On Saturday, May 22th, we will meet in front of the Dollar Tree store in Colchester (63 Creek Farm Plaza, Colchester) at 1pm.  The bottle drive will take place from 1:00-4pm. Volunteers will provide their own transportation, their own mask and work gloves.  If you have any questions, please contact Matthew at matthewvt9@gmail.com or (802) 343-5728.

Spring Camporee at Mt Norris!

Posted by MParascando on Apr 18 2021 - 2:09pm

Now is the time to sign up for the Spring Camporee!  The camporee will be at Mt. Norris the weekend of May 15.  Please sign up on the Troop website before the end of April!

Summer Camp Sign-Up and Deposits Due!

Posted by MParascando on Apr 18 2021 - 2:07pm

Summer camp at Mt. Norris is just over the horizon and the Green Mountain Council is working hard to plan a safe and fun week at camp!

Troop 658 will be attending Week 3, from July 25 - 30.   Please schedule your annual physical right away to have your BSA Health Forms updated.

The fees have been announced: $250 deposit by 4/30/21.  $450 total per scout if paid in full by 6/15/2021; $480 after 6/15/2021.
(Troop is researching if a deposit amount lower than $250 will be permitted.) 

A new system was implemented by the Council allowing parents to make payments online and directly to Council through a Parent Portal.  You will receipt the Parent Portal login information when the troop is informed your Scout will attend camp.

There is a new sponsorship program called VT Character Co-op which allows families to become sustaining supporters to Scouting in Vermont at the cost of $15/month.  Families who participate will pay $400 per scout for camp instead of the above regular and late fee.
Camperships are available for those in need of assistance.  Campership applications must be completed and received by Council no later than April 30th.

See below attached documents for the Council campership application and Council summary of fees.
VT Character Co-op information: https://www.scoutingvermont.org/partner.html

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