Scouts and Explorers

July-August 2018 | Volume 11, Issue 4

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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

Epping Boy Scout Troop 136 just completed the last Troop meeting for the season on Monday, June 18th. The Troop activities for the summer start with their summer Court of Honor on Saturday, July 28th where they are awarded their ranks and merit badges. Then they pack up to go to Hidden Valley Scout Camp in Gilmanton Iron Works, NH for a week of fun during the first week of August. They will earn new merit badges, swim and have lots of summer fun. A plan to do some community service is in the works for the Epping Middle High School - removing some brush. There are no further details at this time.

Ryan Sylvain’s Eagle Court of Honor

On June 23rd, we were proud to celebrate an Eagle Court of Honor for Ryan Sylvain of Troop 136 who earned his Eagle. Ryan started as a Cub Scout with the Epping Pack 136 and continued on as a Boy Scout, earning his Eagle this year. He led the work on the Fox Run Park project, cleaning up brush around the pond, building a new Fox Run park sign - as well as a construction project to help protect the map of Fox Run Park. Ryan is a great example of what an Eagle Scout should be. He spent his summer helping and leading younger Scouts during summer camp at Camp Carpenter in Manchester. We are very proud of our Scout for achieving this wonderful advancement in Scouts.


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

Explorer Post 136 sponsored by the Epping Fire Department held its final meeting before the summer break on Tuesday June 19, 2018. The Explorers climbed into Engine 3 and traveled to Fresh River Drive where they practiced dressing and tagging a hydrant. Boys and Girls 14 to 20 years of age, do you want to learn what those terms mean? Join our Post. Our next meeting will be in August but if you join now you can be part of our fundraising at the New England Dragway during the big NHRA show July 6-8. For information, please call the Fire Department at 679-5446 and ask for Tim.