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Welcome to Troop 658!

CELEBRATING 95 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 8 years running.




No troop meeting tonight, 5/24

Posted by rkenyon on May 24 2020 - 6:47pm

From Rory:

Hello all, this is a affirmation that there is no Troop Meeting tonight, due to it being Memorial Day Weekend. I apologize for the mixed messages coming from the Troop Website. Have a great weekend!

Outing: Virtual Spring Statewide Camporee

Posted by mlane on May 6 2020 - 5:25am

Signup Today!

 

 

National Camp-in

Posted by mlane on Apr 29 2020 - 6:06am

Register Here:  https://www.scouting.org/campin/

 

Community Service: Cots Walk

Posted by mlane on Apr 29 2020 - 6:06am

Temporary Requirement Changes

Posted by mlane on Apr 29 2020 - 5:57am

 

Q: What changes have been made to rank advancement/camping requirements given the need to maintain social distancing during this time?
We have implemented temporary changes, detailed below, to allow Scouts to complete rank requirements, detailed below, by video conferencing through September 1, 2020. This deadline will be re-evaluated as needed.
The goal when using video conferencing must be to preserve the ideals and intent of each requirement as best as possible. Scoutmasters or their designee(s) should remain mindful of the Methods of Scouting, such as the Patrol Method, before implementing the modified requirements listed below. Some advancement activities can be completed by video conferencing but not all. For example, virtual visits to a city council meeting, national historic landmarks, museums, and art galleries may be acceptable, but swimming, rifle shooting, and motorboating merit badges cannot be completed virtually.
Even when using video conferencing, all virtual campouts and activities should consist of as many elements found on a normal outdoor campout or activity as possible. The most significant difference is that patrol or troop members are not all in the same location. All existing youth protection policies and digital safety guidelines must be followed.

Sign up for Virtual Tenderfoot Advancement!

Posted by rkenyon on Apr 18 2020 - 7:05pm
Apr 20 2020 - 6:30pm
Apr 20 2020 - 7:30pm
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For Scouts who are working on Tenderfoot.  Remember, you can work on requirements for Scout, Tenderfoot, 2nd Class & 1st Class concurrently, unless otherwise noted.  So you don't need to wait to earn Scout rank before working on Tenderfoot. 

We will be covering 6a, 6b, 6c.  Please complete 6a prior to the meeting.  If time permits I will consider other advancement items you want to be tested.

Link will be emailed to those who sign up here: https://www.bsatroop658.org/node/5655

6a. Record your best in the following tests:

Current results
  • Push-ups ________ (Record the number done correctly in 60 seconds)
  • Sit-ups or curl-ups________ (Record the number done correctly in 60 seconds)
  • Back-saver sit-and-reach _________ (Record the distance stretched)
  • 1 mile walk/run _____________ (record the time
6b. Develop and describe a plan for improvement in each of the activities listed in Tenderfoot requirement 6a. Keep track of your activity for at least 30 days.
6c. Show improvement (of any degree) in each activity listed in Tenderfoot requirement 6a after practicing for 30 days.

30 days later
  • Push-ups ________ (Record the number done correctly in 60 seconds)
  • Sit-ups or curl-ups________ (Record the number done correctly in 60 seconds)
  • Back-saver sit-and-reach _________ (Record the distance stretched)
  • 1 mile walk/run _____________ (record the time)

Thanks,

Mr. Kenyon

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