Scouts and Explorers

Sept - Oct 2019| Volume 12, Issue 5

Newsletter Schedule

Have we missed your group or event? Please let us know. Our purpose is to include as many Epping groups and events as possible.

The next issue (Nov-Dec) of this newsletter will be available in early November 2019. We will accept submissions through October 25, 2019 to be included in the next issue. Please send your content, including contact information, for consideration by using the CONTACT US section of our web site or by emailing us.


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

Camp photo

Summer has ended and now the Scouts are back for their weekly meetings and monthly events. Troop 136 was quiet during the summer with the exception of their annual campout in the first week of August at Hidden Valley in Gilmanton Iron Works, NH on Crystal Lake. The Troop attended daily classes to earn their merit badges, had some free activity time and had lots of fun and games.

Camp photo

The Scouts will kick off their annual weekly meetings on Mondays at the American Legion in Epping, starting August 26th at 6:30 pm. Their first campout in the new season is an annual campout at Camp Fatima in Gilmanton, NH. It is the Camp’s 39th annual High Adventure Scout Retreat; Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and American Heritage Girls and their Leaders have been gathering there every year for the past 39 years an for a fun spirited weekend. This year the Retreat is from Friday, September 13th through Sunday the 15th.

In October the Scouts are scheduled for a backpacking trip from October 4th through the 6th. The location is unknown at this time.

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

The Explorers are holding a fundraiser selling adventure cards. These cards cost $5.00 and have discounts for Tire Warehouse, Subway, Canobie Lake Park, Dick’s Sporting Goods and many others. To get yours, call Tim at 679-5446 or Cliff at 396-9436.

The Explorers have had a complete rundown of all the equipment in our ambulances and how it is used. Part of the training on the Fire Service is knowing what every tool is called and what it is used for. This way, at an event they can get the right tool when a firefighter asks for it and not question why the firefighter may want it. In the near future we will be doing some field trips to learn more about the Fire and EMS careers.

Attention incoming freshmen parents

Girls and boys who are 14 years old or with a birthday soon are welcome to visit the Fire Station during a Fire Department Explorer Post meeting. We will be there from 6:30 until 8:00 pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. During the summer call 679- 5546 and ask for Lieutenant Labonte. If there is interest in a career in the Fire Service or Emergency Medicine this would be a chance to check out what the future means to these professions.