Scouts and Explorers

May - June 2018 | Volume 11, Issue 3

Newsletter Schedule

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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 Epping Boys Scouts had their spring Court of Honor on April 2nd.  Many boys received their advancements from Scout all the way to Life Scout.  The Boys have been working very hard on their advancements and merit badges and we have three Scouts now preparing themselves for the next step which is Eagle Scout.

Troop 136 Court of Honor

Lots of events are coming up for the Scouts in May and June.  Friday, May 4th is the NHX National Jamboree at NH Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH for a 3-day camping trip.  The event will bring together Scouts, Scouters, and families from throughout New Hampshire and neighboring states.  This event is expected to draw over 5,000 participants for the weekend of fun and adventure.  There are many fun activities planned, including: Wilderness Camp, BB, Wall Climbing, Mountain Biking, ATV’s, Fireworks, a concert and so much more.  For more information, go to:

Next there will be a couple of hikes taking place.  The hike on Welch and Dickey Loop Trail will be on Sunday. May 6th. This is approximately 3.9 miles of trail, located near Thornton, NH.  The second hike is on Saturday, June 16th, is at Mount Osceola and is a 12.3 mile hike in Livermore, NH.  These training hikes are preparing them for a summer hike that will be scheduled in July for Mount Washington. 

The Boy Scouts of Epping are having a Electronics Recycling Fundraiser at American Legion Post 51 on Route 125 in Epping.  It will be held on Saturday May 12th from 9 am - 2 pm, rain or shine.  They will be collecting old computers, TV’s, printers, etc. The cost to you will be from $5 (small items) up to $50 (for larger TV’s and equipment), depending on size and weight.  Scouts will be there to carry your items.  You don’t even need to leave your car!  You can help us raise funds and help the environment at the same time.  This fundraiser will help support Troop 136.


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 136 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 be 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.