- Troop 200 helps our soldiers with 'Operation: Ben's Men'
- Interactive Troop Merit Badge Library Spreadsheet now online!
- Ready to hit the Trail to Eagle? Step one is to check out our resource center!
- Lenape chief to speak at local dedications honoring Native American villages
- Fleet Week pictures now online
March 5, 2013
Like Mr. La Tournous says (over and over again) "Winter is the best season for camping -- except for all the others." We're pretty sure he's mostly kidding, but whatever he thinks, the Scouts who braved this year's Klondike had a blast: an Arctic blast. Even with 4-degree nights and ground so frozen they could barely get their tent stakes in the ground, Troop 200 heated up the weekend with great Scout skills, amazing teamwork, culinary delights and corny skits.
We'll have a full trip report soon, but in the meantime, check out this photo gallery. (Read more...)
December 20, 2012 The "Bryan on Scouting" blog has the story of the BSA Chief Executive's visit to Newtown, CT, where he presented the families of two Tiger Scouts killed in last week's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
In a touching gesture, the two Tiger Cubs killed in last week's shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School have been awarded the Spirit of the Eagle Award.(Read more...)
BSA Chief Scout Executive Wayne Brock and other top professionals presented the families of Chase Kowalski and Benjamin Wheeler with the award, "an honorary, posthumous special recognition for a registered youth member who has lost his or her life in an accident or through illness."
November 2, 2012 It was a dicey situation: trust the weather reports and go forward with a long-planned and much-anticipated patrol camping trip and risk the oncoming fury of Hurricane Sandy or cancel one of the Soaring Eagles' legendary patrol camping trips: a signature blend of challenging activities and good old fashioned fun and bonding. (Read more...)
October 17, 2012 Mrs. Sferra filed this trip report from this month's outing.
Troop 200 Scouts had the pleasure of visiting the city of Trenton and taking in such sights as The State House, The Old Barracks, The Old Masonic Lodge/Visitor's Center and the NJ WWII Memorial as well as an opportunity to meet some local residents.(Read more...)
September 6, 2012 It's the only badge you can earn by not doing something. Take AT&T's pledge not to text and drive and share it with 10 of your friends. You'll be committing to being safe and helping to spread the word about a practice that kills. (Facebook account required.) link (Read more...)
April 23, 2012
Once a Troop 200 Scout -- ALWAYS a Troop 200 Scout! That's the motto that Troop 200 lived when the boys learned that one of their Eagle Scouts, Marine Second Lieutenant Ben Royal, was looking for items for his platoon -- items that are hard to get while deployed.
Organized by Life Scout Matthew M., Troop 200 Scouts gathered items for "Ben's Men," including bug spray, blister care, deodorant, soap, lip balm, razors, batteries, pencils, paper, band-aids, gum, cookies, cereal, fruit, balls, socks, gloves, mittens and hats during an April troop meeting. Enough items were gathered to fill forty-five personal care boxes, which were shipped directly to Lt. Royal and his soldiers in Afghanistan. Each Scout also included a personal letter of thanks to the Marines. "This is a perfect time of year to remember these guys, living in the desert while we enjoy the arrival of spring," said Matt.
Along with the Scouts, Matt's entire family took part in planning, organizing, packing and delivering the care packages. (Read more...)