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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, American 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 ceremonies, 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

 

Support Troop 17's Annual Wreath Sale

Posted on Oct 20 2020 - 2:12pm

All proceeds from this fundraiser help support Troop 17's activities throughout the year. Even with restrictions this year because of the pandemic, Troop 17 has been very active and continues to provide a wonderful community for our Scouts. This year there are two options:

Upcoming Events

Posted on Oct 19 2020 - 10:03pm

MANDATORY PARENT MEETING  on Thursday, October 22, 2020, from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm:  Dan Cannon, Jim McKenna, Kadie Desoe, Sam Cappuccino, and Jamie Serruto will discuss the Troop 19 program, upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and the benefits of Scouting. Please register on the Troop Website by Wednesday, October 21st.

Merit Badges and Virtual Online Merit Badge Opportunities

Posted on Oct 16 2020 - 3:30pm
 Think of merit badges as a mini-introduction to a particular subject, and there are 137 different subjects to choose from. Do you take figure skating? Earn the Skating Merit Badge. Interested in art or photography? Earn the Art Merit Badge or Photography Merit Badge. Some merit badges align well with school, such as the Reading Merit Badge or Scholarship Merit Badge. Want to become an Eagle Scout? You'll need to earn 21 different merit badges (these 13 are required).
 
The process of earning a merit badge is simple:
 
 
1. Let me Mr. Cannon or Mr. Raul know you're interested in a particular subject or merit badge, and they'll help get you started. Here's a list of all 137 Merit Badges: Merit Badges
2. Do a lot of fun activities to "earn" the merit badge 
2. After you've completed the requirements, a Merit Badge Counselor (assigned by Mr. Cannon, Mr. Raul, or your class/camp program) will "sign-off" on your hard work
4. Be awarded your Merit Badge and Merit Badge patch
 
That's it!
 
You choose which merit badge you want to explore, and there's no time limit for completion while you're a Scout.  There are online merit badge courses you can sign up for, you can work on a merit badge on your own, your patrol can choose to work on one together, or the troop may work on one. For example, at the Lenape Trail Camporee, the Scouts started the Pioneering Merit Badge. Mr. Raul will often email merit badge opportunities that are coming up, so look for his emails. 
 
Some popular online sites to learn more about merit badges or to sign up for a virtual merit badge class include the following:
 

Register Now: Parents Meeting (10/22)

Posted on Oct 16 2020 - 3:15pm
Troop 19 Parent Meeting Thursday, October 22nd from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm: Parents, mark your calendars! Join our Scoutmaster, Dan Cannon, and Committee Chair, Jim McKenna, for an informative look at the year ahead for our Troop. They'll discuss the Troop's plans for Scouting safely during COVID, Scouting opportunities available to your daughter, and how you can offer your support.  Committee Members Kadie Desoe and Sam Cappuccino will help new families ramp up to Scouting. Lastly, Eagle Scout Jamie Serruto will discuss the benefits of the Scouting program and its importance today. Please register for this event.  Zoom details can be found on the Troop calendar. 

If you have any questions, please contact Kadie Desoe at catherine.desoe@gmail.com or Sam Cappuccino at desciseaux@gmail.com.   

Everyone's Invited to Troop 19's Court of Honor (10/15)

Posted on Oct 13 2020 - 8:06pm

Please join us in celebrating your Scout's accomplishments at our fall Court of Honor on Thursday (10/15) from 7:20 pm - 9 pm.  We will recognize rank advancements, leadership roles, positions of responsibilities, and merit badge completions. 

Pick Up Advancement Awards Before Thursday (10/15)

Posted on Oct 13 2020 - 10:36am

Hello Scouts,

Congratulations on your advancement! Your advancement awards are now available to be picked up before this Thursday’s Court of Honor.  
 
Please stop by the address listed below before 7 pm on Thursday. There is a plastic container on my front steps. In the container are individual zip lock bags with the Scout's name and their awards. 
 
The container will be left outside, so feel free to stop by at any time. 
 
Yours in Scouting,

Jim McKenna

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