Boy Scout Troop 58
November 2002 Newsletter

November is an abbreviated month for the Boy Scouts. Few meetings, lots to do!

We have two regular meetings this month.
Monday, November 4
- More work on Merit Badges, and advancement work for the younger Scouts.

Monday, November 18 - Camping, First Aid and Fire Disaster merit badges will be offered, with advancement work for the younger Scouts.

Other events for November

Saturday, November 9
- Both Tim Foran and Donny Moody need assistance on their Eagle projects. Let's get these out of the way before it gets any colder! And remember, you earn service hours for your assistance, as well as having a lot of fun.

Saturday, November 9 - Popcorn pick up from Ralph Hutchinson's house.

Sunday, November 17 - Skyline Farms - Noon
First aid, Orienteering, and Knot Tying will be the events of the day.

Sunday, November 24 - Tumbledown Mountain Trip
This trip features a five mile hike up and down Tumbledown Mountain, and may include a camp out the night before. Whether or not to have a camp out will be determined by interest expressed at the November 4 regular Boy Scout meeting.

Saturday, January 11 - Carter Notch Trip
This is the winter trip you've been waiting for - overnight in a cabin, and hiking to the magnificent view of Carter's Notch. Sign up soon, because we have only 20 slots available for this trip.

Special Note to Parents -
Boy Scout Troop 58 is in search of adult assistance. Don't panic. The troop doesn't want to take over your every spare moment. We're looking for people to assist in the ways they are most comfortable in assisting. We're especially looking for new merit badge counselors, as many of our current merit badge counselors have scouts that are getting ready to "graduate" from Boy Scouting. Being a merit badge counselor is one of the least time intensive, most rewarding ways to participate in your Boy Scout troop. Without merit badge counselors, our boys cannot earn the merit badges needed to progress through the ranks of Boy Scouts and eventually attain the level of Eagle Scout.

Please, parents and other interested adults (grandparents, aunts and uncles are all welcome!) attend the December 2 meeting and see the opportunities we have to offer. It's an informational meeting - we'll save the arm-twisting until later.