Scoutfest Recap

This weekend ScoutFest was held by the Northern New Jersey Council in Mahwah, NJ and nearly 2,000 people attended. Members of Troop 17 as well as adult leaders helped out at the tomahawk throwing station. A special thank you to all the adults leaders who worked hard to enable us to have such a fun weekend. 


Scouts could participate in many events that raise awareness of disabilities including shot-put and basketball in wheelchairs and obstacle course using crutches. Also, scouts participated in the pinewood derby, rocket building and t-shirt making events. Some Scouts were able to work on rank advancement as well as skills training.

The Scouts camped in wet and rainy weather, but still did great and stayed dry with excellent tent set up, even after it was dark upon arrival Friday night.  The band 6 Stories Told played on Saturday night, there was a traditional Native American dancing by the Order of the Arrow, and an amazing laser light show.


 Fall Court of Honor Recap


Please join me in congratulating all of the Scouts who were recognized at The Fall Court of Honor. These Scouts earned merit badges this past summer and/or were sworn into their new leadership positions. All of the Scouts were recognized for their hard and deserve much praise. Many Scouts attended Camp Turrell for a week of summer camp, while others worked individually to attain their merit badges. We congratulate them all.


Shikhar G and Ryan C have now assumed the role of Senior Patrol Leaders from Jamie S and Josh K. The Troop wishes them luck with their new position of responsibility and thank both Jamie and Josh for their dedicated service last year.


A special thank you to Matthew D and Tanish T, who were the masters of ceremony during the evening. They did a great job scripting and coordinating a fantastic evening.



Eagle Scout Scholarships 
The National Eagle Scout Association will award scholarships to more than 150 Eagle Scouts based on their academic performance, Scouting background, college plans and financial need. The window for the latest round of National Eagle Scout Association scholarships  will close on Oct. 31, 2018. Please click here for more information.



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Red Ribbon Drug Prevention Walk 2018:
Date: Saturday 10/20 @ 8:30am to 10:00am
Location: Nomahegan Park, 1024 Springfield Avenue, Cranford NJ 07033
Cost: $11:00
Registration Closes: Thursday, October 18th


November Campout:
Date: Saturday, November 3rd - Sunday, November 4th
Location: Brendan T. Byrne State Forest
Departure: Saturday 8:00am (SRL Parking Lot)
Return: Sunday 10:00am (SRL Parking Lot) *Subject to change*
What to Bring: Standard camping gear, Class B (both scout pants and activity shirt)
Cost: $30.00
Registration Closes: Saturday, October 27th