Scouts and Explorers

Nov-Dec 2017 | Volume 10, Issue 6



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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.

If you would like information about joining Cub Scouts, please contact our Cubmaster, 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 Scouts of Epping Troop 136 have been busy.  After their Court of Honor and earning their Merit Badges and Scout Ranks they traveled to Strafford, New Hampshire’s National Guard to attend the 75th Order of the Arrow’s Sash and Bash on October 6th – 8th. What an exciting event.  The many activities included Magic the Gathering Cards, Root Beer & Ice Cream Float Party, Virtual Firing Range and more.  It was a fun-filled event.

Coming up, the Troop will be camping in Massachusetts November 17-19 and taking a five-mile hike through the Freedom Trail, America’s past, in downtown Boston.  The trip begins at the Boston Commons visitor booth and ends at the U.S.S. Constitution in Charlestown. All BSA adults and youth can quality for the Freedom Trail Awards. Very exciting adventures coming their way.

November is the start of their Scouting for Food Drive.  The Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts will be taking part in the Scouting for Food drive.  This benefit with the Boy Scouts of Epping and local areas can help more than 150 pantries, kitchens and closets throughout New Hampshire.  The drop off for door tags reminders of the pick update will be dropped off on selected streets of Epping beginning on Saturday October 28th, the pick-up of the food will be in the early morning of Saturday, November 4th.  We are looking forward to your support.

Submitted by Jennifer Sullivan


Epping NH Police Explorers

This is a hands-on program for youth ages 14-20.  It is for those interested in a career in law enforcement or related fields in the criminal justice system.  The program promotes growth through character development, respect for the rule of law, physical fitness, good citizenship and patriotism.  Please join us in helping to support this local youth program as well as the Child and Youth Program of the SAL.

Youth 14 -20 may join the Police Explorers by calling 679-5122.

Fire Department Explorer Post 716

The Explorers annual Blood Drive will be on Saturday, November 18th at the Safety Complex from 10 am to 3 pm.  You can sign up ahead of time on the Red Cross website. The American Red Cross encourages appointments that can be made by going to or by calling them at 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

To young people 14 years old to 20 years old: Are you looking for a career?  Look no further.  Your Epping Firefighter's Association sponsors an Explorer post.

What opportunities are in the Fire and Rescue service? At the beginning, learn what the fire and emergency medical service does. We teach new explorers CPR, how to use the self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), what the various tools on the fire trucks are used for and much more. Jobs that could be in your future are Fire Investigator, Arson Investigator, Fire Marshal and Forest Fire Warden.

Many of our Explorers continue their education at Laconia Community College, nursing schools, also 4-year courses in college. The Explorer post also elects its officers to run the post. The adults are advisors and training instructors. If this is a field you want to pursue or for more information, call Firefighter Tim Labonte or Captain Cliff Cray at 679 5446 or 396-9436.