Welcome to Boy Scout Troop 213
Saddle Brook, NJ
Scouting is unlike anything your son has ever experienced before.
Unlike school, organized sports, or perhaps even in the home setting, in a Boy Scout troop the youth are the ones who are in charge. THEIR desires become our agenda. THEIR ideas for adventure, fun, and excitement are what the adults guide them to bring into reality. In scouting, THEY speak and the adults listen.
By practicing representative democracy, they pick their own leaders who form the "Patrol Leader Council," which creates the monthly/yearly agenda. Scouts work together on every issue, from what to eat at camp to deciding who will wash dishes and shop for food. They learn to PRACTICE communication, public speaking, teamwork, conflict-resolution and leadership... all the skills they will need to excel in the "real world."
By taking advantage of any of the 136 (as of April 2015) possible merit badges,they gain exposure to areas of interest ranging from Rifle Shooting to Chemistry, from Small Boat Sailing to Aviation, and from Reading this Nuclear Science, and more. Statistically, the Merit Badge program often leads to life-long hobbies and even career choices. At a minimum, Merit Badges help a young man try things he may never have had a chance to do if not for the Scouting experience, such as rifle shooting, archery, sailing, or camping.
While boys are busy "being Scouts" and having fun, they start to embody the virtues of Scouting defined in the Scout Oath and Law.
You are welcome to visit any of our Troop meetings which are held Tuesday nights at 7:30pm.
Helen I Smith SchoolCambridge AvenueSaddle Brook, NJ 07663
Committee Chairman: Trish Regan
Scoutmaster: James Anderson