Troop 17, Boy Scouts of America (Lenape Trails District, Northern New Jersey Council), is chartered through St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church in Short Hills, New Jersey. As part of the parish’s service to youth, SRL provides access to Ryan Hall for weekly meetings, functions and other critical resources. Since 1945, more than 110 young men have attained the rank of Eagle Scout through Troop 17.
In addition to weekly meetings, the Scouts of Troop 17 participate in numerous activities, including monthly campouts to regional camps and well-known sites like Gettysburg, PA, and Battleship Cove, MA. A week long camping opportunity is offered each summer for Scouts to earn merit badges. Hikes, white water rafting and volunteer service projects help to round out the experience.
Troop 17 meets Thursdays from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., September through June. Meetings take place in Ryan Hall, the basement of St. Rose of Lima Church in Short Hills. The Troop welcomes male youth (and their families) of all denominations and is open to those of the greater community.