May 2005 News
Here's a link to our Calendar of Events at www.troop58bsa.org.

Welcome to all newly crossed-over Scouts from Pack 13 and Pack 60.
We have a very busy end-of-year schedule. Please don't be shy, just jump right in.
New Parents: Please turn in your Boy Scout Application and Class 1 Medical form as soon as possible.

Monday, May 2nd - Meeting, Wescustogo Hall, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Scout Rank Advancement meeting, and Merit Badge work. Only a few meetings left to do work as a group!

Saturday, May 7th - Swimming Skills, Greely High School Pool
Time will be announced by the May 2nd meeting. This is not the Swimming Merit badge.
This is for scouts wanting to complete their Second Class or First Class swimming requirements.
Check your scout book to see if that means you!

Monday, May 9th - Meeting, Wescustogo Hall, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Scout Rank Advancement meeting, and Merit Badge work.
Spring Camporee skills practice Compass, Knots and Lashings, Fire Starting?
Planning for making Patrol flags and catapults/trebuchets for the Camporee.
Informational Camp Hinds meeting for parents and first time scouts.

Saturday, May 14th - Royal River Canoe trip
We have many boys interested in paddling down the Royal River but we need adults (and canoes) to make
this happen. If you can help, please let us know before the May 9th meeting!

Monday, May 16th - Meeting, Wescustogo Hall, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Scout Rank Advancement meeting, and Merit Badge work.
Spring Camporee Final Sign-up. Permission slips and Payments are due.
Spring Camporee planning. Catapult and Patrol Flag making! Catapults must be assembled at the Camporee,
but we have to test first, right?

Friday - Sunday, May 20th - 22th - Spring Camporee, Cumberland Fair Grounds
Come and spend a weekend dressed in Medival Costume (okay, that part is optional) and participating in
competitions that test your scouting skills. Check out the information on Casco Bay District's website
for details. Please wear your Troop 58 T-shirt on Saturday. T-Shirts can be purchased for $5 at our meetings.

Sunday May 22nd - PLC and Parent/Troop Committee Meetings
Final meeting before summer break. All scouts in positions of responsibility are expected to attend the
Patrol Leaders Council which starts at 5:30pm at Wescustogo. If you are unable to attend, it is
your responsibility to contact your Senior Patrol Leader. We need all available parents to come and help
us plan for the summer break and fall reunion. The Parent/Troop Committee meeting starts at 7:00pm.

Monday, May 23rd - Meeting, Wescustogo Hall, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Scout Rank Advancement meeting, and Merit Badge work.
Final sign up for Summer Camp. Summer Camp fee is $220, Pay in full now and save $20.
All boys will need an up-to-date Class 1 and Class 2 medical form on file with Mrs. Cyr.
If you aren't sure, just stop by the back table at a meeting and ask.

Monday, May 30th - Cumberland Memorial Day Parade
Troop 58 proudly performs the flag ceremony at the intersection of Main and Tuttle during the parade.
We need all scouts who are not already marching in a band to attend in full uniform. Meet at the Wilson School
parking lot by 9:30am, parade starts at 10:00am. There will be no scout meeting Monday evening.

Looking Ahead:

Monday, June 6th - Meeting, Wescustogo Hall, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Troop Elections for the start of next year.
Final advancement meeting before our end-of-year Court of Honor. Parents are needed to help with the many board of reviews.
Outdoor games for all, weather permitting.

Saturday, June 11th - Pig Roast & Court of Honor
Tenatively at at Bradbury State Park, Pownal. All families are invited to come and honor the Scouts
as they receive recognition for their accomplishments. Mr. Bucsko and Mr. Wyatt will once again
honor us with roasting a pig as our primary entré. Look for more details in our June newsletter.

Monday, June 14th - Annual Water Fight at Sharps Field 6:00 - 8:00 PM
No meeting at Wescustogo, go directly to Sharps Field. Sharps Field is behind the North Yarmouth Town
Hall on Route 9. Bring water guns, water balloons and whatever means of soaking one another you prefer.
And, of course, wear clothing that can get soaked and bring a towel so you won't get the car wet on the ride home!

Saturday and Sunday, June 19th and 20th - Whitewater Rafting Trip?
We are looking for help to get this event scheduled!!!!

August 7th - 12th - Boy Scout Summer Camp at Camp Hinds, Raymond
Troop 58 is attending Summer Camp during Week 6 and will once again be in the Bailey Campground across the Tenny River.

Other Information:

Think you might be interested in Venture Crew 85? What is it, you ask?
Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women
who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years of age.

Crew 85 is just such a local group of older scouts, is co-ed, and has a focus on high-adventure outings.
It started as an outgrowth of Troop 58 (hence the reversed numerals), and continues to have strong ties
with the troop. They are always looking for new involvment, both members and leaders.

For more information check out the following links:
  • Crew 85 Main Directory

  • Invitational Flyer
  • Calendar of upcoming events
  • Annual Reports of activities, including outings from day hikes to 4-day hiking & canoeing trips
  • And a selection of web-postings.