Scouts and Explorers

Sept-Oct 2017 | Volume 10, 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 Nov 2017. We will accept submissions through October 25, 2017 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

The Boy Scouts had a great summer, having their Court of Honor on Saturday July 29th.  At this official Boy Scout event, the boys celebrated their earned ranks and merit badges.  The following day they packed up and headed up to Griswold Scout Reservation – Hidden Valley located in Gilmanton Ironworks on Crystal Lake.  Here they enjoyed a week of fun filled activities and more chances for them to earn more merit badges.  They had a beautiful rain free week while up at the Valley while enjoying Waterfront, Learning Handicraft, Emergency Skills, Scoutcraft and other fun activities.  They ended their summer with having a concession stand at the Epping Fireworks on August 19th.

This fall the Boy Scouts have some great activities including the GSR Backpacking Trip and the OA Sash and Bash.

The OA Sash and Bash Starts Friday, October 6th at 5 pm and will be held at the NH Army National Guard in NH.  They will be able to camp and enjoy a weekend of fun activities such as: Video Game Pinewood Derby, Gigantic Capture the Flag Course, Army Run, 9 Hole Disc Golf Tournament including a late-night Root Beer and Ice Cream Float party as well as a concert on Saturday.  A fun-filled weekend. 

Upcoming Events for September and October:

If you have a son who is interested in Boy Scouts, please contact Scoutmaster Stephen Sylvain at

Special Thanks to our Charger Organization, Epping Community Church, for always supporting us.  And a thank you to the American Legion for use of their facility and to the EYAA for use of their property for the Court of Honor in August.

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

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.