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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.




Summer Camp Update

Posted by MParascando on Mar 31 2021 - 1:42am

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.

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 which should allow parents to make payments online and directly to Council through a Parent Portal, however, it's not yet available.  Stay tuned for additional information - we will let you know if deposits need to be made to the troop.

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

Troop 658/3752 AUCTION FUNDRAISER!

Posted by NDelaney on Mar 14 2021 - 8:32pm

For Scout Family and Friends.

Hello Scouting families and friends!

 

Please support our Online Auction Fundraiser for our two Scouts BSA Troops for both young women and men.    Go to https://troopauction.com/ and share this website widely with your family, friends, contacts at school, work, and any other networks you may have. 

Important Events Coming Up!

Posted by JDonerkiel on Feb 16 2021 - 1:15pm
 
1.   SNOW DAY: The Troop has scheduled a winter fun day at the Catamount Family Center in Williston on Saturday, February 27 th.   Cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding. No experience necessary!   Please sign up on the troop website no later than 2/24!
 
2. ICE FISHING: The Troop is tentatively scheduled to go ice fishing on Sunday, March 7.   Experienced fisherman will train scouts and attendees on two methods of ice fishing.   Time and location to be confirmed.   Scouts who are 15 yrs and older may require a fishing license. Please refer to the sign up page for more info and sign up now!
 
4.   MEDICAL:   All scout families should schedule their annual physical as soon as possible to have their BSA med forms (ABC) completed and signed by a physician.   This is required for any activities that may be 72 hours or longer in duration.   A great time to think of summer camp possibilities!
 
5. SUMMER CAMP:    Troop 658 is scheduled for camp at Mt. Norris the last week of July (7/25-7/30).   More details will be made available at later dates.   Sign up now on the troop website to register your interest, there is no obligation at this time.
 

Congratulations Matthew Brooks on earning your Eagle Scout rank!

Posted by MParascando on Feb 3 2021 - 3:00am

Matt B and parents

Troop 658 is proud to announce its newest Eagle Scout!  Matt Brooks completed his Board of Review for the rank of Eagle Scout on Tuesday evening.  Matt was the second Troop 658 Scout to earn his Eagle rank within the last few weeks.  He's very happy to have reached this milestone and hopes to give back to scouting in the future.  Many thanks to his mom and dad for their never ending support!  Well done Matt!

Klondike Derby Registration is Still Open!

Posted by MParascando on Feb 3 2021 - 2:55am

 Join fellow Scouts for a day filled of Viking Winter Games! Games will take place at Mt Norris.  Games you may find  include: tug of war, snow shoe race, fish throwing, fire building, wood stacking, finding the Northern Lights, semaphore challenge, and more!

Summer Camp

Posted by MParascando on Feb 3 2021 - 2:46am

Although it's hard to imagine with the wintry scene outside your windows, it's time to start thinking about summer camp!  Troop 658 is signed up to attend camp at Mt. Norris the last week of July, from 7/25 to 7/30 (Sunday to Friday).  Registration is now open - sign up to show your interest! There is no obligation at this time.

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