Scouts and Explorers

March-April 2018 | Volume 11, Issue 2

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 (Mar-Apr) of this newsletter will be available in early Mar 2018. We will accept submissions through April 25, 2018 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

Epping Troop 136 started off the year with several Boy Scout advancements for 2018.  We had one boy earn First Class, two boys earned Second Class, one boy earned Star and another earned Life.  One of the Scouts is on his way to earning Eagle Scout.  He was featured in a January Carriage Town news for his Eagle project at Fox Run Park in Epping.  This Scout led a project that replaced the current park sign, cleaned around the fishing pond and made the park more environmentally friendly.

The boys went on a campout in January 12th through 14th called the Fun Weekend where they rented two cabins at Camp Carpenter in Manchester, NH.  This weekend was all about fun and the leaders were the cooks for the weekend.  They started their weekend on the 12th with a little rain, but the rain cleared by Saturday morning and they were able to enjoy the warm temps.  The high points of the weekend were “Find the Golden Bat” and “Capture the Flag.”

The Scouts will be busier as the warm weather comes. Here are some highlights of events coming up:  March 21st they will be having their Crossover where the Cub Scouts of Epping that are aging out are welcomed into Boy Scouts.  Apex weekend on March 23rd is an advanced program experience which will enhance and stretch their Scouting adventure throughout the coming year, Court of Honor is scheduled for April 2nd and a planned Training Hike on April 7th - location to be decided.


Image of the Eagle Scout Project at Fox Run Park

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

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.