Scouts and Explorers

Nov - Dec 2018 | Volume 11, Issue 6

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SCOUTS| EXPLORERS

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 cubmaster@pack136epping.org.

Join us on Facebook and keep track of the Pack or go to our website where you can find more Pack information at http://www.pack136epping.org.

Boy Scout Troop 136

As the cold weather approaches Epping and it’s time to bundle up, the Boy Scouts continue to have their monthly activities during these cold months.

With November comes the annual Scouting for Food. The Boy Scouts will be out on November 3rd in their neighborhoods, dropping off information on collecting food for those in need. They will pick up their food donations on Saturday November 10th in the morning and will be dropping off the food at the Epping Community Church for their food pantry.

Epping Troop 136 Climbing Hike in May – Mr. Washington

The boys have also been very active in supporting End 68 Hours of Hunger in Epping, by raising money through a mile swim at camp, and they help collect and pack. They have been meeting at the location on Rt. 125 on a monthly basis to help feed the students of Epping. Their activities for the upcoming months are as follows:

  1. A hiking trip is to be scheduled some time in November, date and place TBD based on upcoming weather.
  2. A Camp Carpenter service day event in Manchester on December 8th followed by hot pizza.
  3. A Holiday Court of Honor is being held at the Epping Community Church on December 9th. The Scouts will be cooking a holiday dinner for families

Submitted by Jennifer Sullivan.

Explorers

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 136

The Fire Department Explorer Post 136 welcomed 4 new members during October. We are open to youth 14 years of age to 20 years of age from Epping and surrounding communities. The Explorers meet on the 1st, 3rd and 5th (in months that have a 5th) Tuesdays at the Epping Fire and Rescue Department from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

On Halloween the Fire and Rescue Department will hold our annual "Spooktacular" at the Safety Complex and the Explorers will be helping.

On November 17th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm the Explorer Post will host our annual Red Cross blood drive. We will have coffee and donuts as well as pizza from local restaurants. Appointments may be made by calling the Red Cross at 800-733-2767. Walk-ins are welcome.

November 24th and 25th the Fire and Rescue with the assistance of the Explorers will hold our annual Stuff the Bus toy collection at the Walmart Supercenter on Fresh River Road. We will be there from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. We accept new unwrapped toys that will be distributed to Epping and Brentwood children.

We wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas.