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.


Posted by dpwilliams on Dec 18 2014 - 11:56am

On behalf of the Troop 158 adult leadership, we want to wish everyone (Scouts, parents and visitors alike) a wonderful and joyous Holiday Season!  We are looking forward to the New Year and the exciting adventures that it will bring.  There is an endless supply of Scouting activities on the horizon such as battleships, the Webelos crossover, winter and spring camping, zip lining, a Troop picnic and the culmination with yet another fun-filled week of summer camp at Treasure Valley.  Our holiday message for you and your family is simple - May the Good Lord fulfill you with His promises and bestow on you His many blessings.

REMINDER - Troop Christmas Party is Thursday, December 18th

Posted by dpwilliams on Dec 18 2014 - 9:23am

Hey Scouts,

Remember the Christmas Party is on December 18th. Please bring a gift of $5-$10 dollar value for the Yankee swap. Also, if you are in the Green Needle or Green Moose patrols, please bring drinks and all other patrols should bring a tasty snack. See you tomorrow night!



Scout Night with the Worcester Sharks - January 17, 2015

Posted by dpwilliams on Dec 17 2014 - 10:05am

Seven Scouts for Troop 158 won two tickets each to Scout Night with the Worcester Sharks due to their outstanding efforts with this year's Popcorn Fundraiser.

If you would like to join Aditya, James, JJ, Marcus, Alex, Ryan and Tom at the DCU Center, please check you emails for a message with the necessary form attached.  Fill out the form and return it to Mrs. Bodden with payment (checks made out to Troop 158) by December 29th.

Sent on behalf of your Popcorn Kernels,

Mrs. Bodden and Mrs. Dempsey

Popcorn Prizes Are Now Available

Posted by dpwilliams on Dec 9 2014 - 9:23pm

Attention Scouts:

Popcorn prizes are in and available to be picked up at Thursday's Scout meeting (December 11th). Please see Mrs. Bodden and Mrs. Dempsey. If you are not able to make it to the meeting, please contact Mrs. Bodden to arrange a time when you can pick it up at her house.


Your Popcorn Kernels

The Last of the Popcorn Fundraiser News

Posted by dpwilliams on Dec 9 2014 - 9:21pm

Congratulations Ryan, Tom, and James for being among the Top 25 sellers of popcorn this year for Mohegan Council. Troop 158 was also in the Top 15 of units on a sales per Scout basis.

From Your Popcorn Kernels:

Erica Bodden and Deb Dempsey

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.

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