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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.

IMPORTANT - Register Scouts by November 13th

Posted by dpwilliams on Nov 6 2014 - 10:06am

Hello Troop 158,

It is time for the annual Boy Scout registration.  All Scouts need to register for the new year by November 13th.  Please bring the registration fee (click here to view details) to the Troop meeting on November 6th or November 13th.  Shelly Furuness will be collecting the fee.  This will register your Scout through December 2015.

Thank you!

Troop 158 Leadership

 

Popcorn Fundraiser News

Posted by dpwilliams on Nov 1 2014 - 5:25pm

Dear Scouts and Families:

Our Popcorn Fundraiser for 2014 is officially over and we want to say Thank You to everyone who participated. Because of you, we sold over $13,000 worth of popcorn!

Congratulations to Ryan F. who was our top seller this year with $2,511 in popcorn sales along with Tom B. with $2,194, JJ with $1,512, and James with $1,339 (not including the $390.72 from his work at all three Show and Sells).

For those of you who sold popcorn, you now need to contact Mrs. Bodden with the prize(s) you would like based on your sales. Make sure if you pick a gift card that you tell her if it's a Walmart or Amazon one.

Prize orders are due by the November 6th meeting. Popcorn pick up will be on November 15. Time to be announced.

From Your Popcorn Kernels:

Erica Bodden and Deb Dempsey

IMPORTANT REMINDER - Halloween Party on Thursday, October 30th

Posted by dpwilliams on Oct 28 2014 - 9:08am

Here is a message from your SPL:

Troop 158's Halloween party is this Thursday, October 30th. Make sure you wear a costume for the contest. There will also be a food contest so bring either a delicious dessert or snack to the meeting this Thursday. If you are in the Green Moose or Green Needle Patrol, please bring drinks instead.

Thanks,

Mike

November Overnight Rock Climbing Trip - Saturday, November 15th

Posted by dpwilliams on Oct 18 2014 - 8:02pm

Troop 158's November trip is overnight rock climbing at Central Rock Gym on November 15th.

For those Scouts 13 and over there is a mandatory belaying class set up for Wed November 12th. If you can not make the 12th you can make arrangements to take it a different day.

The trip has been posted on the website. Please sign up or regret as soon as possible as we need to provide numbers to Central Rock.

Posted on behalf of your PLC.

Upcoming Camping Trips - UPDATED 9/17

Posted by dpwilliams on Sep 17 2014 - 11:02pm

Scouts and Parents,

The Troop's SPL has informed the adult leadership about some upcoming camping trips for this Scouting season so please mark your calendars.  The dates are as follows:

  • September 19, 20 & 21 - Trip to Gilmanton, NH (previously listed as Mt. Monadnock)
  • October 24, 25 & 26 - Spook-o-ree at Treasure Valley (verified that date matches the one shown on Mohegan Council website)
  • November 15 & 16 - Indoor Rock Climbing in Worcester, MA (Purgatory Chasm had no availability)
  • December 12, 13 & 14 - Howe Caverns near Cobleskill, NY
  • January 10 & 11 - Battleship Cove in Fall River, MA
  • February 7 & 8 - LEAD trip at Winter Trek (date subject to change)
  • March 21 & 22 - Chesterfield Scout Reservation in Chesterfield, MA
  • April 18 & 19 - Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI
  • May 15, 16 & 17 - Zip-line trip to Western Massachusetts

A sign-up event for each campout will be posted on the Troop's website, so please indicate whether you plan to go or whether you are unavailable when each new registration event appears.  Indicating that you cannot go on a camping trip is just as important as indicating that you can go.  When you do not reply it makes it difficult to get a head count because of people who may reply at the last-minute. While the Troop leadership has presented these plans to the Troop Committee, it is important to note that the plans could change, so the Troop will do its best to provide timely updates on the website and via email.

Popcorn News - First $1000 Shoulder Patch Awarded!

Posted by dpwilliams on Sep 15 2014 - 6:52pm

Reprint of "Popcorn News - September 12th" on the Mohegan Council website.

"All I can say is "wow!" The Popcorn Kernel from Troop 158 in Shrewsbury surprised the heck out of me earlier this week by letting me know that they had not one, but TWO scouts who've already reached the $1000 mark!! They also have several other scouts who have filled sheets, so Troop 158 is off to a GREAT start!!

Tom, pictured here, was presented with his "Pop Star" patch, his shoulder patch, some day passes to Central Rock in Worcester, and a very cool Treasure Valley hat! He liked the hat so much he plopped it on his head where it remained for the rest of the night.

Ryan was the other scout who reached the $1000 mark, but unfortunately wasn't available for his picture to be taken.

I asked Ms. Erica Bodden, the Troop's Popcorn Kernel, for some of their "secrets", and her response was pretty simple. "We encourage them to sell, and the prizes are great!"

So, great going, Tom and Ryan, and keep up the good work!

Yours in Scouting,

Chris Paquin, 2014 Mohegan Council Popcorn Kernel

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