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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 scoutmaster.cannon@gmail.com

 

Troop Meeting (6/25) at 7pm - ILST Training

Posted on Jun 24 2020 - 9:45am
Dear Scouts,
 
Our Troop elections are quickly approaching and it is important for each Scout to understand the leadership positions, their roles, and how to most effectively reach success in that role. Troop 19 will be offering an Introduction to Leadership Skills Training (ILST) session this Thursday to all Scouts.  The training is intended to help Scouts with current or future leadership positions understand their responsibilities and equip them with organizational and leadership skills to fulfill those responsibilities.
 
ASM Lowden will be your instructor with the support of other seasoned Scout Leaders.
 
It is strongly recommended ALL Scouts attend.
 
Scouts will need to do the following to prepare for the ILST session:
  • Print Bingo Sheet
  • Find a rock and bring it to the meeting. Do not share any details about your rock with anyone! 
  • Bring several sheets of  8 1/2 x 11 paper and a pen or pencil to the meeting 

A link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed separately.

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Scout Swim Test (6/25)

Posted on Jun 19 2020 - 6:53pm
Great opportunity for Scouts! Join T19 at the Racquets Club on June 25th from 10am-11am for your annual BSA swim test.
 
Scouts will be able to complete the following rank requirements: 
Second Class 5b. Beginner swim test
Second Class 5c. Water rescues
First Class 6a. BSA swim test
First Class 6e. Line rescue
 

Scouts must arrive in their swimsuits (one-piece preferred). There will be no changing facilities or restrooms available. Also, in accordance with the state-mandated Track & Trace program, we will need an accurate list of who will be attending. Registration will close midnight on Tuesday, June 23rd. You can register on the Troop website.

ILST Training (6/25) from 7pm - 9pm

Posted on Jun 19 2020 - 6:45pm

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Scouts (ILST) will be held on June 25th from 7pm - 9pm on Zoom. All Scouts are encouraged to participate in this fun and informative class that covers leadership roles, communication skills, and teamwork. This class is being held to prepare Scouts for the upcoming election (7/9) and future their leadership responsibilities. More details to follow. 

Virtual Court of Honor (6/18/20)

Posted on May 30 2020 - 10:43am
Dear Troop 19 Scouts and Families,
 
This past Thursday night, the Patrol Leader Council (PLC) decided to have a virtual Court of Honor on Thursday, June 18 at 7:30pm.

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.

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