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 2004 News

Here's a link to our
Calendar of Events

Monday, November 22nd - No School, No Scouts
Have a very happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 26th - WalMart, Falmouth 9:00am to 1:00pm
Popcorn Show and Sell This is an easy fundraiser for the troop, also all participants will earn more credit in popcorn sales without having to make the deliveries! This credit can be used to fund future trips or summer camp. Contact Joyce Baughan to sign up or for further details ( or 829-4713).

Monday, November 29th - Meeting, Wescustogo Hall, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Regular meeting with advancement and merit badge work.

Saturday, December 4th - Skyline Farms
Planned events include an orienteering course, cooking over an open fire, and an axe yard. The Webelo 2's from both Cumberland and North Yarmouth will be invited. Please come and welcome them!

Monday, December 6th - Meeting, Wescustogo Hall, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Regular meeting with advancement and merit badge work. Also, a meeting for all Life Scouts regarding the Life to Eagle program and how to create and complete an Eagle project.

Saturday and Sunday, December 11 and 12 - Zealand Falls Overnight Trip
Hike in, camp in AMC hut, prepare own meals, hike out. Beautiful trip! Space is limited, so please sign up at a meeting ASAP.

Monday, December 13th, 6:30 PM Meet in parking lot of the new Middle School.

Sunday, December 19th, PLC Meeting at 5:30pm and Parent/Troop Committee Meeting at 7:00pm

Monday, December 20th - Maine Rock Gym, 6:00 PM
Meet to climb the rock wall at on Marginal Way in Portland. Family members are invited, but must be accompanied by parents.

Monday, December 27th - No School, No Scouts

Upcoming Events: Saturday and Sunday, January 7th thru 9th, Cadigan Lodge at Camp Hinds

This will be a weekend of fun activities for all, including outdoor activities such as winter sports, snowball fights, and polar bear camp out, as well as indoor activities such as chess, backgammon, yahtzee and other games. We are looking for help with X-Country Skiing and Ice Fishing. It's a weekend to have fun together. And there's sure to be a fire in the fireplace!

Note to Parents:
Our weekly meetings are usually scheduled for 6:30 to 8:00. Please make sure your scout arrives on time and in uniform. Scouts are expected to help set up tables and chairs before a meeting starts and to help put everything back when the meeting is over. Your help making sure your scout does his share would be appreciated.

All of us who volunteer really enjoy the time we spend with our scouts. However, when a meeting or event is over, we also enjoy heading home to our families. If you are providing transportation for your son after a meeting or event, please be prompt - or even early - at the designated place.

This newsletter is only one method of trying to keep everyone informed of the upcoming events. Opening and closing announcements at the meetings provide the most current information and give the most details. Sign up sheets and permission slips for upcoming events are available after opening announcements. We would like to strongly encourage everyone to come and listen to these announcements.

The month, and especially the weeks, before a Court of Honor are very busy times for advancements. Adults are needed to help with Boards of Reviews. Please consider staying for the meeting(s) and helping out. We'd be very willing to teach you what needs to be done.