Welcome to Scouts BSA Troop 19!

About Troop 19

Scouts BSA Troop 19 was founded in February 2019 by a group of trailblazing young women who wanted adventure, responsibility, and friendship. Our Troop aims for Scouting to be a positive, rewarding and fun experience for all, and our scouts benefit from this culture. Our Scouts understand the values of the Scout Law and Oath.

Troop 19 meets every Thursday evening from 7:20 pm - 9:00 pm at St. Rose of Lima Church in Short Hills, NJ from September to June.

A scout is friendly, so please join us anytime!

The Troop 19 Scouting Experience

Troop 19 offers young women year-round opportunities for adventure, personal growth, advancement, and service to the community. 

Adventure - Our Scouts plan our troop's year-round program with the support and guidance of our adult leaders. Activities include camping, hiking, climbing, whitewater rafting and horseback riding. We also hold monthly campouts and attend various summer camps to enjoy outdoor activities, earn merit badges, develop leadership skills and have fun.


Personal Growth and Leadership - Our Troop delivers a program designed by scouts and run by scouts. Our scouts lead our weekly meetings with an agenda and specific activities to help accomplish their goals and make progress on their personal advancement. 

Advancement - Our scouts want a program that develops strong leaders. Troop 19 will provide opportunities for Scouts to earn their Eagle, the highest achievement in the Scouts BSA program and is a testament to the recipient's exceptional character and embodiment of the Scout Law.


Community Service - Troop 19 has very strong ties to our community in Millburn, NJ. We offer volunteer opportunities with St. Rose of Lima Church, the Wyoming Presbyterian Church, Amrican Legion, Millburn Township and many more!


Adult Support - A Scout-led troop’s success is tied to the support of our adult leaders and volunteers. Troop 19 has an abundance of experienced and trained Scout leaders, including numerous Eagle Scouts. We have strong parental and community support for our merit badge program so our Scouts can explore and earn a wide variety of merit badges. Also, thanks to the number of actively involved parents, Troop 19's adult to Scout ratio is very low. This means that our Scout-led troop has a great group of parents to call upon for program support during meetings, campouts, recognition cermonies, parties and other activities.


New Scouts - Troop 19 has the right leadership and skill based foundation in place to support growth. The Scout leadership team, has already 6 scouts who have earned the rank of either Star and First Class.  Two scouts have already attended National Youth Leadership Training and 50% of the Troop is Den Chief trained. We draw our members from Essex, Union, Somerset and Morris County.

Join us today!

If you are a Webelo or Scout, or simply interested in some fun, adventure, leadership, and you are young women from the ages of 11-17, please visit us!

We'd be happy to share more about our troop and the lifelong benefits of Scouting.

Contact Scoutmaster Cannon today for more information at


Virtual Opportunity to Earn the Public Health Merit Badge

Posted on Mar 15 2020 - 9:08am
Virtual Opportunity to Earn the Public Health Merit Badge

COVID-19 and Troop Meetings

Posted on Mar 13 2020 - 10:00pm
Dear Troop 19 Family,
In light of the COVID-19 public health concerns, physical troop meetings will be postponed in the near term. As such, there will be NO Troop meeting or virtual meeting tomorrow March 12, 2020.

BSA, Bankruptcy, and You

Posted on Feb 18 2020 - 10:14am

Dear Scouting Family,

Today, the national organization of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to achieve two key objectives: equitably compensate victims who were harmed during their time in Scouting and continue to carry out Scouting’s mission for years to come.

While the word “bankruptcy” can be intimidating, it is important to know that Scouting programs will continue. Your regular unit meetings and activities, district and council events, other Scouting adventures and countless service projects will take place as usual.

We took this action today amid increasing financial pressure on the BSA from litigation involving past abuse in Scouting. We are outraged that there have been times when individuals took advantage of our programs to abuse innocent children and sincerely apologize to anyone who was harmed during their time in Scouting. We believe victims, we support them, we provide counseling by a provider of their choice, and we encourage them to come forward. Our plan is to use this Chapter 11 process to create a Trust that would provide equitable compensation to these individuals.

As we go through this process, we want to make certain that all Scouting parents and volunteers know the following:

2019 Merit Badge Rankings: Which were the most (and least) popular? by Bryan Wendell

Posted on Feb 17 2020 - 9:47pm
I have just three words: Camping. Is. Back.
After staking out a spot in seventh or eighth place in popularity from 2014 to 2018, the Eagle-required Camping merit badge jumped to third place in the 2019 rankings, released this month.

The 52,328 young people who earned Camping in 2019 accounted for a 5% increase over 2018’s total.

Proclamation Bestowed upon Troop 19

Posted on Feb 7 2020 - 9:22am
Dear Troop 19 Family,
It is with great honor that I congratulate Troop 19 on receiving a Proclamation for their achievement this past year from the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Our founder, as she calls herself, "retired" SPL Riya T. addressed the audience of hundreds of Scouts and Scouters in a passionate and enthusiastic manner.  Fantastic job, Riya! The Troop received a framed Proclamation and each founding Troop member will receive their own copy tomorrow to proudly share with family and frame for their rooms.  Congratulations! Furthermore, some of our Scouts were interviewed by News 12, and we were told it may air during the 10 pm time slot this evening.  

Journey to Excellence

Posted on Feb 7 2020 - 9:18am
I am proud to report that Troop 19 has achieved the Gold recognition level as a Unit in 2019 under the parameter established by Scouting's Journey to Excellence, and we did so within 10 months of operation.  

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