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Welcome to the website for Troop 158 in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts!  Serving the Scouting community  since 1989.

Troop 158 meets at St. Mary's Church (16 Summer Street) on Thursdays at 7:00 PM.  Meetings generally last 90 minutes depending on scheduled activities and planning requirements.  The Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters of 158 believe in empowering the young men of the troop to be responsible for organizing and managing weekly meetings, monthly camping trips, and the overall leadership structure of the troop.  This hands-on approach is accomplished through the direction, coaching, and support of the adult leadership.

If you would like to learn more about Troop 158, simply click on the About Us link.    If you would like to ask a question or would like to have an adult leader get in touch with you, click on the Contact Us link.  If you would simply like to learn more about Scouting, you can watch a video on the subject by clicking on this link: 100 Years of Scouting Video.

If you are a member of the Troop and you have forgotten your password, just click on "Login" and then click on "Request new password".  Please follow the instructions on the next screen (the arithmetic problem is actually a security measure, as simple as it seems).

 

Troop 158 and Venture Crew 2238 Explore Philmont in 2014

Members of Boy Scout Troop 158 and Venture Crew 2238, both of Shrewsbury, spent 12 days hiking at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico in 2014. The 70-mile trek to an elevation of 11,000 feet over a rugged and mountainous terrain, included activities like fly-tying and fly-fishing, horseback riding, and 30-06 rifle shooting.

Prior to their hike, the groups spent three days exploring Colorado Springs, Colorado where they visited the Garden of the Gods, rode the cog railway up Pikes Peak, and did sandboarding at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.

Supporting the PLC and the Troop's Annual Plan

Posted by mharrington on Sep 26 2016 - 9:12am

The PLC planned a great year, at their Annual Planning Conference. Now the families of the Troop need to support that plan by signing up early and without the leadership having to beg.

What has your patrol done lately?

Posted by mharrington on Aug 31 2016 - 3:00pm
Patrols need to make sure that they stay active, so every member has an opportunity to advance.  Each member should be involved in planning the Patrol's activities.
Patrol members should also hold their patrol leader accountable for representing their needs and desires at the Patrol Leaders Council.You don't need to travel to far off exotic locations to fulfill the promise of scouting. Treasure Valley is a perfect location   for doing the real things that Scouts want to do. Scouts want to camp outdoors, in tents they pitched, with their friends. They want to eat meals they planned and cooked. They want to have camp fires, that are made from wood they cut with an axe.
That is the true promise of scouting and when they do these things that scouts do, they advance.
When the promise of scouting is kept, scouts stay in scouting.
Michael Harrington

First Offical Troop meeting of the New Scouting year 9/01 @ 7 pm St Mary's all invited

Posted by mharrington on Aug 26 2016 - 10:56pm

please mark your calendars for our first Offical Troop meeting of the new scouting year is September 1

 

Camping List for News Scouts

Posted by mharrington on Aug 26 2016 - 10:55pm

Camping List for New Scouts

For many of the new Scouts, this weekend will mark their first camping adventure as a Boy Scout.  To assist with the job of figuring out what to pack, a document has been placed on the website.  You can find this document under the New Scout menu item on the left hand side of the homepage.  After clicking on New Scouts, the file will be located at the bottom of the page and is called ScoutCampingLists.xls.

Information need for annual planning

Posted by mharrington on Jul 1 2016 - 4:03pm
  1. Key school dates, like holidays and exams
  2. Community event dates, like proms, parades, graduations
  3. The chartered organization's key dates

A sure sign of a great Summer

Posted by mharrington on Jun 16 2016 - 4:08pm

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