Scouts BSA TROOP 118
Founded June 23, 1995

West Orange, NJ
Northern New Jersey Council, BSA

Sponsored by the North Essex Post 146 Jewish War Veterans

WELCOME TO THE 2019/2020 Scout Year

BSA Restructuring

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2019 - A Year of Change and Excitement

We look forward to this year as many changes come to Troop 118 and the Scouts. Join us as we travel down new, exciting roads.

For the first time in its 100+ year history, Boy Scouts of America will be open to young women.

Scouts BSA is a year-round program for boys and girls in fifth grade through high school that provides fun, adventure, learning, challenge, and responsibility to help them become the best version of themselves.

In Scouts BSA, young men and women go places, test themselves, and have one-of-a-kind adventures that canít be found anywhere else.

Be a part of the excitment.

Who are we ?

Scouts BSA Troop 118 is part of the Lenape Trail District, Northern NJ Council, Boy Scouts of America. We are committed to imparting: self-reliance, leadership, outdoor skills and fun all in a Jewish setting. We are proud to be chartered by the Jewish War Veterans. Scouting is for boys and girls who have earned the Arrow of Light Award in Cub Scouts (and are at least 10 1/2) or have completed the fifth grade, or who are 11 through 17 years old. Download our brochure.

Jewish Observance

The troop observes the laws of kashrut (we only eat kosher food) and is Shabbat observant in all its activities. When participating in troop activities, we always cover our heads. Details are covered in our Troop Rules


We meet several Sunday evenings a month. Take a look at our calendar to see when our next meeting is. Want to check us out? Just call one of the leaders listed below and you can come to one of our meetings.


In addition to troop campouts at various camps, we go hiking and indoor wall climbing. We go camping all year round. We march in the Celebrate Israel parade and help run a picnic for veteran's. During a lock-in campout, we worked on a synagogue's library, watched movies and had a great time. Whatever we do, we try to have lots of fun. Look at some of our activities

Summer Camp

We will be attending Virtual Summer Camp the week starting August 3. You can sign up for up to six Merit Badges during any week of camp.

Eagle Scouts

The Troop is very proud of its Eagle Scouts, the highest rank a Scout can achieve. Eagle Scouts must complete a significant project for a non-Scout organization. We have celebrated fifteen scouts achieving this rank. Here are some pictures of several Eagle Scout projects

Our Sponsor

Our Scout Troop is sponsored by the North Essex Post 146 Jewish War Veterans.

Equality Loops

Do you want to show that your unit welcomes everybody? Purchase our diversity loops and wear them on your uniform.

How to contact us

Contact any one of our adult leaders for additional information on the troop and how to join:

Last updated: August 30, 2020