Troop 58 Boy Scouts of America

Serving the Communities of Cumberland & North Yarmouth, Maine

"I hear, and I forget. . . I see, and I remember. . . I do, and I understand."

September 2003 News

Here's a link to our Calendar of Events and our Troop Facts.

Welcome back Troop 58!!

It's September, summer is coming to a close, and we're ready to kick off another fun and exciting year of Scouting!
We have four regular Monday meetings this month.
Unless otherwise noted, the meetings will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 at Westcustago Hall on Route 115.

Sunday, September 7th at 7pm There will be a very important Adult Troop Committee Planning meeting at the Westcustago Hall.
Discussions will cover open adult positions and planning for the very important 50th Anniversary Celebration for Troop 58.
Please see "Special Note to Parents' below...

Monday, September 8th Welcome Back Meeting
We'll be playing games such as Ultimate Frisbee and just getting back into the routine of having Monday meetings again.
Don't forget to bring your Scouting Handbook to the meeting(s).

Monday, September 15th Clean Up, Cumberland Town Forest
We'll meet at 6:00 PM in the parking lot next to Cumberland Town Hall to clean up and inspect the walkways in the Cumberland Town Forest.
This work counts toward your service hours.

Monday, September 22nd Advancement Meeting
We'll be working on advancement for the younger Scouts, with the assistance of the older Scouts. Suggested topics include first aid, knots and lashes, map and compass, and flag ceremony.

Monday, September 29th Life Scout Meeting and Merit Badge College
The Life Scouts are specifically invited to attend this meeting to discuss the process and procedures for Eagle projects. A Merit Badge College will also be held, including the following merit badges: Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the World, First Aid, Oceanography. More may be added if we have merit badge counselors available. And the younger Scouts will work on advancement.

Other upcoming events
Here's a sneak preview of the events we have planned for each month throughout the year. All trips are contingent on getting adult involvement to organize the outing. It's not difficult, and all volunteers will have the full support of the committee as back up.

September
Day hike, with 10 mile and 5 mile options
Trip to Funtown (if it can be coordinated before the weather gets too cold)

October
Field Day at Skyline Farm with Webelos from Packs 13 and 60
Court of Honor and Troop 58 50th Anniversary Celebration

November
Zealand Falls Trip (hiking, overnight in huts)

December
Service Project TBD

January
Carter Notch Trip
Klondike Derby at Camp Hinds

February
Polar Bear Camp Out
Jokers

March
Snow Tubing

April
Habitat for Humanity Walk (10 mile or 20 mile)
Acadia Bike Trip Weekend (rock climbing?)

May
Gulf Hagas Trip

June
Pig Roast
Annual End of the Year Water Fight

We're going to have a great year!

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 September 7 meeting and see the opportunities we have to offer. It's an informational meeting we'll save the arm-twisting until later.