Scouts:

Contact Scoutmaster Mr. Daniel Cannon: scoutmaster.cannon@gmail.com

Adults:

Contact Committee Chair Mr. Jim Mckenna: mckenna.troop17@gmail.com

 

The Boy Scout program is for boys 11 to 17 years of age.  Boys may also become a Boy Scout if they have earned the Arrow of Light rank as a Cub Scout or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10 years old.  The Scouting program has three specific objectives, commonly referred to as the "Aims of Scouting." They are character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness.

 

For the BSA Youth Application, please click here.

 

For the BSA Adult Leader Application, please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

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. The Scout leadership is comprised of Senior Patrol Leaders Ryan Cannon and Shikhar Gurung. Mr. James McKenna serves as Committee Chairman and Mr. Daniel Cannon serves as Scoutmaster.

 

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 7:20 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.