Scouts and Explorers

Jan-Feb 2022 | Volume 15, Issue 1

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SCOUTS| EXPLORERS

Scouting Around Epping

Scouting is alive in Epping. On September 15th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Cub Scout Pack 136 leaders will be at the Epping Elementary school to welcome boys and girls grades K through 5 into the Cub Scout Pack. Meet with some of the Scouts for games and good fun. Pack 136 loves the outdoors. Activities during the year include a Halloween party, hikes, and other fun times to be decided by the parents and youth.

Youth in grades 6 thru 12 are also welcome to join the Troop BSA. Come and some of the Scouts will tell you about their monthly activities. Our Troop 136 youth leaders have a plan for every month as well as weekly meetings. See you on the 15th of September. Pack 136 and Troop 136 are sponsored by the Epping Community Church

Cliff Cray, Member of the Scout and Explorer advisor

 

Boy Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 136

Winter with its cold weather is upon the Boy Scouts of Epping NH.  The Troop has moved their outdoor weekly Troop meetings from Monday nights to Sunday afternoons at the American Legion in Epping.  This is so that they have warmer temperatures and have some daylight while they have their meetings. 

Troop 136 Trip to Boston taking the T into the city Nov.4th     

Upcoming campouts are scheduled as follows:  

  1. The annual Klondike Campout from February 11th through the 13th at Camp Carpenter in Manchester NH.
  2. The annual Fun Weekend campout at Hidden Valley in Gilmanton Iron Works NH from February 18th through 20th.

Submitted by Jennifer Sullivan 

Epping Explorer Posts

Fire Department Explorer Post 136

Post 136 has been meeting on a regular basis at the Safety Complex. The members have learned how to assist on emergency calls. EMTs have instructed them on how to assist on the ambulance and have demonstrated the equipment. Our members are certified in CPR, have had a class explaining HIPAA, and bloodborne pathogens. Department members have trained the Explorers in the use of self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and how they can assist firefighters at a scene when the air bottles need changing. They learn about the tools on the engines and have had a few training sessions, with the “Jaws of Life”.

If there are youth out there 14 years to 20 years old, join us and see how you can cut a piece of steel or be delicate enough to pick up a raw egg with the “Jaws”. The members also have some social events. The group holds Red Cross Blood drives and helps with the Fire Department’s annual Toy Drive.  For more information on the Explorer Post and the Fire and Brick Museum, call 603-679-5446 or 603-396 -9436 and ask for Captain Cray.

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 603-679-5122.