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