Scouts and Explorers

Sept - Oct 2018 | Volume 11, Issue 5

Newsletter Schedule

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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

The summer comes to the end for Epping Scout Troop 136. They ended their summer at Hidden Valley campground to enjoy Scout activities and Merit badges. At camp during the 1st week of August, several boys took part in a one-mile swim. Chris, a Star Scout, raised $400 for his one-mile swim for Epping’s End 68 Hours of Hunger, so that other children will have much needed food.

Photo is of Chris finishing his one-mile swim, his third he has completed in 3 years at camp, raising $400 for Epping’s End 68 Hours of Hunger

Troop meetings will begin again once school starts in September. Meetings are held at the American Legion on Mondays. The Troop’s first campout will be held September 14th through September 16th at Camp Fatima, a religious Scout retreat that occurs at the same time every year with Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. The day is filled with fun team work activities and at the end of the day Saturday they all enjoy a well-cooked meal then are off to a dance. The hall is transformed into a night club with Father Ray as the DJ. It is a fun event that is held in Gilmanton, NH.

In October, the Troop will be working on their Pioneering skills for the month. They are to have a campout based on the Pioneering skills they learn - the date and location is still to be determined.

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 716

Fire and Rescue Explorer Post 716 has been planning the year’s activities. These include a trip to the Pease Fire Department and possible visits to the Manchester, NH and New York City Fire Departments. Some of the community service events will include the annual Red Cross blood drive and a food drive. We have an exciting year planned and look forward to building our membership. Youth 14 to 20 years of age may be a part of our Explorer Post. Call the fire station at 679-5446 or Captain Cray at 396-9436 for more information.