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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.




Mystery Tour - Volunteers Needed!

Posted by rkenyon on Feb 13 2020 - 1:20pm
Mar 14 2020 - 4:00pm
Mar 15 2020 - 8:00am

Please join us for the 2020 Troop 658 Mystery Tour!  What is it you might ask?  The Mystery Tour is an event planned by your Scoutmasters and Troop 658 Committee members.  This year’s events include, oh wait, it’s a mystery and intended to be a surprise for the boys!! All scouts must check with their parents before signing up on the Troop Website. 

WHEN: The Mystery Tour is scheduled to begin on 3/14/20 at 4pm at SFX and end on 3/15/20 at 8:00 am.  The pick-up location will be communicated directly to the parents and is within a 10 mile radius of SFX.

DEADLINE: No later than March 8th.   Signup here: https://www.bsatroop658.org/node/5494

COST:  $20 per person; includes all food, lodging and activities.

VOLUNTEERS: We need parents/guardians over the age of 18 to help with this event.  Please consider volunteering your time. The event is completely planned out and volunteers need to help monitor activities Saturday evening and Sunday morning. If at all interested, see contact information below to learn how you can help.

Parents who are not registered adult leaders and do not have a valid Youth Protection Certificate (that expires before 3/14/20) need to complete “Youth Protection Training.  The training takes ~1-2 hours.  Once you complete the training, print your certificate and submit it to our ASM, Tim Stetson.

The Youth Protection Training is located on the BSA website at https://www.scouting.org/training/youth-protection/  Once the page populates, under the main heading “Youth Protection – BSA Youth Protection Mission Statement”, You will see the bolded sentence “New to Scouting”. Select “click here to login and take Youth Protection Training”. You will need to create an account before you begin the training. 

PARENTS: more information will be coming to you as sign-ups are finalized. There won't be a parents' meeting to discuss the planned activities so if you have questions in the meantime, please feel free to reach out to Memphis's parent, Kam McConnell. Call, text or email: 802-881-6939, kamcconnell@gmail.com. Thank you in advance for honoring the tradition of secrecy!

 

Upcoming Events

Posted by mlane on Feb 10 2020 - 1:59pm

March Merit Badges in Barre

Posted by mlane on Feb 10 2020 - 12:46pm

https://www.scoutingvermont.org/news/march-merit-badges-in-barre

American Labor and Sculpture Merit Badges will be offered at the Vermont Granite Museum on March 7 and 14, respectively.

Curious What We Are Doing Next? Help Scouts Celebrate Achievements?

Posted by JDonerkiel on Jan 26 2020 - 9:11pm

Sign Up and get involved!

Many events are happening . . . 

 . . . . .  but only if you sign up in time!

Winter Survival Challenge Photos

Posted by rkenyon on Jan 19 2020 - 1:07am

On Saturday, four Scouts from Troop 658 enjoyed a snowy trail hike and foil packet meals around the campfire at Grand Isle State Park.  A few rank requirements were met along the way, saws & axes were used, and although first aid was practiced when dear old Mr. Buker "broke his leg", no actual injuries were sustained. :)  And everyone Survived!  Thanks to all for making it a fun event.

Troop Bake Sale January 11, 2020 - Sign Up!

Posted by mlane on Jan 8 2020 - 6:05am

  

January 11, 2020 - Signup today!

Attention Troop 658 Scouts and Scout parents: get your aprons on and get ready for our 2d annual Troop 658 Bake Sale this Saturday, 1/11/20, from 8 am to 2 pm at the Northbound Williston Rest Stop on I-89. We need all types of goodies individually wrapped and Scouts to sign up to work two-hour shifts on the troop webpage.  Scouts must wear their Class A uniforms to work the event.  If you prefer, you can drop off baked goods Friday, 1/10 at one of the following addresses: 226 Cobblestone Circle in South Burlington (Parascandos); 147 Walnut Grove, Colchester (Fourniers), or 35 Curtis Ave., Burlington (Bukers). Feel free to call Bridgette with any questions: 598 8488 (cell).

 Please sign up here:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4FA9AF2FA6FB6-newbake

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