Scouts and Explorers

Mar-April 2017 | Volume 10, Issue 2



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Scouting Around Epping

Boy ScoutsCub Scout Pack 136

Pack 136 is looking for boys and families who are looking for adventures.   Cub Scouts is for boys entering grades 1 to 5. Cub Scouting has ideals of spiritual and character growth, citizenship training and personal fitness.  The Scout Oath is a pledge of duty to God and family. The Scout Law is a simple formula for good Cub Scouting and good citizenship. The Cub Scout motto, “Do Your Best,” is a code of excellence. We believe in involving families and Cub Scouting provides opportunities for families to work and play together and have fun together.

March Pack Meeting: Wednesday, March 15th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Epping Elementary School

April Pack Meeting: Wednesday, April 19th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Epping Elementary School

If you would like information about joining Cub Scouts, please contact our Cubmaster, Jeff Falkingham at

Join us on Facebook and keep track of the Pack or go to our website where you can find more Pack information at

Boy Scout Troop 136

The boys have been enjoying the winter.  In January they had fun sledding at Harvey Hill. Then later in the month they attended the annual Klondike Derby at Camp Carpenter.  The boys built their own sleds and competed with other troops at various tasks.  They earned the fire starter award.

In February we celebrated Scout Sunday and Scout Shabbat at our individual places of worship. Then we had a great time at Hidden Valley celebrating our annual winter fun weekend. The adults treated the boys to having their meals cooked for them. Some of the boys chose to remain in the cabin and plan games due to the frigid temperatures, while others braved the cold playing in the snow, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. They also enjoyed a movie night. What a fantastic trip!

Our schedule for March and April is:

If you have a son who is interested in Boy Scouts, please call Scoutmaster Stephen Sylvain at 682-4801.

Submitted by Pat Oumansour


Fire Department Explorer Post 716

Exploring is part of the Learning for Life program of the Boy Scouts of America. We are co-ed and welcome all youth ages 14 to 20 years of age. Our meetings are held at the Epping Safety Complex on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Thursdays 6:30 to 8:00 pm. We are career oriented and welcome youth to check out the Fire and EMS services as a possible career.

Explorers learn how to use the Fire Department equipment and do search and rescue. Once the probationary (learning) period is over, they may assist on fire calls. Explorers are allowed to ride on the apparatus if seats are available and assist firefighters with the self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), supervise the rescue truck and perform many other duties at a fire scene.

For more information, please contact the station at 679-5446.

Police Department Explorer Post 714

Youth 14 and older may also join the Police Explorer Post by calling 679-5122.