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 2020/2021 Scout Year

BSA Restructuring

Electricity Merit Badge
Requirements 2, 8 & 9
Resica Falls Summer Camp
Camp Physical Form
COVID Screening Form
ATV Release Form
ATV COVID Form
Cowboy Action Form
Merit Badge List
Packing List & Rules
Signature Form
Drug Administration Record
Adult Medicine Form

Useful Links

2021 - Facing the Challenge

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.

Along with now accepting both girls and boys, we've changed our name to Scouts BSA.

Scouts BSA is a year-round program for Scouts 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 can't 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.

Covid Safety

In order to protect Scouts, leaders and families, we observe all safety recomendations of the Scouts, the State of New Jersey, the CDC as well as the troop's own medical consultant. We no longer meet in person. All activities are held outdoor, masked and maintaining appropriate distancing.

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

Meetings

Currently we don't hold in-person meetings, but we do meet over Zoom. Want to check us out? Just call one of the leaders listed below and you can join us at one of our meetings. We also safely hold outdoor activities. Here's our current Troop calendar.

Activities

Normally our activities include troop campouts at various camps, hiking and indoor wall climbing. We also 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. We look forward to resuming these activities as soon as it's safe again. Look at some of our activities

Summer Camp

Our summer camp plans are in flux as we wait to see what will be safe. Normally we camp at Camp Big Springs, located at Resica Falls Scout Reservation, in East Stroudsburg, PA. All our food is kosher and we hold daily morning and Shabbat services. All of this is at a first-class Scout camp. We earn lots of merit badges and make plenty of new friends. Last one down the water slide is a rotten egg.

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 eighteen 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: June 14, 2021

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