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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 ANNOUNCEMENT - Summer Camp Early Bird Fee Due by May 17th

Posted by dpwilliams on May 10 2016 - 10:06am

While summer camp at Treasure Valley is still months away, now is the time to start making some preparations (as Scouts ought to do). Here is some important information:

For Scouts: Troop 158 will be attending summer camp at Treasure Valley from July 24th through July 30th.

For parents of Scouts: Early bird camp fees need to be provided to the council by Tuesday, May 17th. The earlly bird fee is $365. The regular fee is $415. Since there is no troop meeting on May 5th, it is very important that parents bring payment to the May 12th troop meeting. If parents cannot make it to the May 12th Troop meeting, they should contact Diane Schwab to make arrangements to drop off the payment. Her contact information is availible on the troop website.

Parents and Scouts can learn more by visiting the Mohegan Council's summer camp website: http://www.mohegancouncilbsa.org/boy-scout-resident-camp/.

Additional information regarding the necessary forms will be provided soon.

What has your patrol done lately?

Posted by dpwilliams on Apr 28 2016 - 7:32pm
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

Troop 158 Campout Dates

Posted by dpwilliams on Apr 28 2016 - 7:24pm

March trip  18-20th at Treasure Valley.

April trip will be on the 8-10th.

May trip will be on the 20-22nd.

June trip will be on the 3-5th.

Mr Harrington will not be at Thursday's May 5th meeting

Posted by mharrington on Apr 21 2016 - 8:55pm

the troop will need a few adults to attend Thursday's meeting 5/5

Troop 158 February Trip February 26-28

Posted by doconnell1 on Jan 23 2016 - 5:40pm

Troop 158's February trip is to Camp Norse from the 26th-28th.  The troop will be staying in Magee Cabin.  They are planning activities for Satruday including a trip to the rifle range.  More details to follow.  Please sign up or regret soon. 

The Main Aim of Scouting

Posted by mharrington on Nov 16 2015 - 5:32pm

In Boy Scouts, we go camping, wear a uniform, learn skills, work on attaining ranks, hang around with our friends in Patrols and do a Good Turn Daily. None of these are the Main Aim.

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