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 2004 News

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Calendar of Events

Monday, September 13 Meeting, Wescustogo Hall - 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Ultimate Frisbee game - this is an informal meeting, with the seventh graders away at Camp Kieve. A great chance to remember that Scouts happens on Mondays, and to get together and share our summer stories.
Monday, September 20 - Meeting, Wescustogo Hall - 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Merit Badge Roundtable Night
This is everyone's opportunity touch base with your Merit Badge counselor(s) to find you what you have left to do and to clean up any unfinished merit badges. Let's get the loose ends tied up as we head into a new Scouting year!
Also this evening, all parents are strongly encouraged to attend our Parent Meeting and learn about the plans for the upcoming year. We have found that those Scouts who remain the most committed to the program tend to be the ones with committed parents. And it's a great opportunity to bond with your own son and his friends!
Monday, September 27 - No Scout Meeting
Because this is a great evening to attend the Cumberland Fair, we have decided not to fight the trend.
Monday, October 4 - Cumberland Town Forest - 6:00 PM (Note earlier meeting time)
We will meet at the Cumberland Town Forest, parking at the Cumberland Town Office building, and walk through the paths to inventory the repair work that needs to be done. Bring a flashlight!
Upcoming Events in the Scout Year
Sunday, October 3
Joyce Baughan will be hiking, and is inviting anyone to join her who would like to view some great foliage. The hike won't be more than 5 miles or so. Feel free to contact her for details.
October 15 - 17 - Casco Bay District Fall Camporee at Camp Hinds.
Theme: Mountain Men
There is a sign up sheet for this event at our meetings. Check with anyone who attended the Spring Camporee - we had a lot of fun even with hot, and then rainy weather.
Monday, October 25 Court of Honor and Pot Luck Supper - these meetings always begin at 6:00 (half an hour earlier than usual) to allow time for dinner and conversation.
November 6 - Hike and Camping Trip
The plan is to hike into a camp site, carrying all needed equipment (cooking gear, tents, sleeping bags, clothing, food, etc.), camp overnight, and hike out in the morning. This is a change to our usual drive-up camping experience.
November 6 - Scouting for Food Collection Day
Anyone not attending the Hike and Camping Trip is invited to help stock the Scouting for Food collection at the Congregational Church's food pantry. Helping with this counts toward service hours.
December 11 - 12 - Zealand Falls trip
January 7 - 9 - Cadigan Lodge
We have reserved Cadigan Lodge at Camp Hinds to have our own Winter Fun Weekend. We are planning to include ice fishing, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, sleeping outside (Polar Bear Camp Out) and any other winter activities that seem of interest. The Lodge is heated, with enough space for the entire troop.
February 5 - Klondike Derby

February 12 - Snow Tubing at Camden Snow Bowl

We're going to try to do this again - with luck, we'll have the proper amount of snow this year, and it won't be too cold to spend some time in it!
March 5 - 6 - Carter Notch trip
April 22 - 24 - Acadia Trip
May 13 - 15 - Overnight canoe trip - details TBD.
May 20 - 23 - Casco Bay District Spring Camporee - details to follow.
June - White Water Rafting, earlier in the month this year (before school ends)
Maybe a sea kayaking trip to an island in Casco Bay . . .
Looking forward to a wonderful year of Scouting events!