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."

December 2003 News

Here's a link to our Calendar of Events

As usual, December is a short Scout month. Here's what is planned:

Monday, December 1st @ 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Meeting at Westcustago Hall.
Paul Connolly will be visiting us from the Portland troop to share information regarding the upcoming
National Scout Jamboree.
We will also have a planning session for the Zealand Falls trip, which will include a demonstration and discussion of what and how to pack for a winter hiking trip.

Monday, December 8th @ 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Maine Rock Gym, Marginal Way, Portland Cost: $12 per person
We will meet for an evening of rock wall climbing and FUN! Please note the change in times.
The Troop will have the Maine Rock Gym all to ourselves. It is great practice for the
Acadia Trip in May where we go rock climbing on Otter Cliffs in Acadia National Park. All Scouts must have a waivers of liability form signed by their parents/ guardians in order to participate. Waiver forms will be available at the Dec.1st meeting or you can print one from Maine Rock Gym's website.

Saturday, December 13th - Sunday, December 14th
Zealand Falls overnight camping trip! Permission Slip is required, pick one up at the Dec. 1st meeting or print one from our website.
The planning meeting for this trip is Monday, December 1st. Be sure to contact Mr. Thomas or Mr. Hutchinson to be included in this fun winter overnight! The views of the falls are stunning.

Monday, December 15th @ 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Meeting at Westcustago Hall HOLIDAY PARTY!
Bring an inexpensive, wrapped gift ($10 or less) for a gift swap. Also, we will be collecting unwrapped gifts to donate to families in need. Please bring a donation. Also, each patrol will be assigned a portion of the refreshments to bring. And S'mores are planned outside. . . .

Looking Ahead
Sunday, January 4, 2004 PLC (5:30 - 6:30 PM) and Committee (7:00 - 8:00 PM) Meetings

Beginning with these meetings in January, we are setting aside a half hour for anyone who has questions about Scouting and the Scouting program. Scoutmaster (Brian Tarbox) and Assistant Scoutmasters and Committee Members will be available from 6:30 - 7:00 between the PLC Meeting and the Committee Meeting to answer any questions and offer an overview of how the Boy Scout program works. Scouts and adults are cordially invited to these informational sessions. We hope these informal meetings will help newcomers learn the ropes and also answer questions from the more seasoned Scouts and adults.

Monday, January 5th, 2004 @ 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Meeting, Westcustago Hall Troop Elections!

Saturday, January 24th - Sunday, January 25th, 2004
Carter Notch Trip