Scouts and Explorers

Nov-Dec 2019| Volume 12, 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

Troop 136 - Hiking at Pawtuckaway State Park

Fall is in the air and the Scouts of Troop 136 are gearing up for a busy November and December.  They started out their season selling Popcorn at Walmart and now to their neighbors,  They’re also selling Yankee Candles. The fundraising helps the Troop with funds for multiple awards, activities and much needed supplies.  On November 5th, our Troop will be out in full swing, dropping off Scouting for Food brochures.  These will be dropped off at selected locations in Epping and some surrounding towns where the Scouts live.  The Scouts help collect food for the local food pantries who help local families.  The Scouts will be picking up the food on November 9th before 9 am.

The Scouts have a one-night campout scheduled for November 9th after the Scouting for Food event.  They will be camping out and practicing their survival skills.  The location for this even is still undecided, but will be in the local area.

The Troop's annual Holiday Dinner will be held on December 15th.  At this special dinner, the boys cook the ham dinner meals for their parents, families and special guests.  They will spend the day cooking and then celebrate with awards

Submitted by Jennifer Sullivan.

Epping Explorer Posts

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

Explorer Post 136 welcomes two new members from Fremont. Welcome Jake and Blake. Our post is currently taking a CPR/AED course and a First Aid course. These are part of the requirements needed before they can ride the apparatus to emergencies.

On Saturday November 9th the Explorers will host a Red Cross blood drive at the Epping Safety Complex, 37 Pleasant Street. The hours are 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Donors may make reservations by calling (800) 733-2767. Of course, walk-ins are always welcome. Refreshments will be served.

On November 30th and December 1st, the Epping and Brentwood Fire Associations, with the help of Explorer Post 136, will hold their annual Stuff the Bus Toy Drive at the Epping Walmart. Toys collected will be distributed to families in Epping and Brentwood. New, not wrapped toys may be donated at this time or to the Epping Fire Department.

Youth 14 years old to 20 years old are welcome to check out our Post. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Epping Fire Department. This is a great opportunity to learn about fire and emergency medical service and possibly find a career for the future. Interested youth may stop in at our regular meetings. Call Captain Cray at 396-9436, Lieutenant Labonte at 770-3195, or the Fire Department 679-5446.