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About Troop 54

Troop 54 is one of the older Boy Scout Troops in the area, with a long history of excellence and service for more than 65 years. The Troop meets 7:00 to 8:30 PM, Thursday evenings, usually at our Boy Scout Hall, 317 Lake Blvd, Lindenwold NJ. Meeting activities planned by the Scouts themselves include learning and practicing Scouting skills, planning trips and special activities, working on merit badges or other projects of interest to the Scouts, games, and fun. The Troop is divided into a number of patrols of 4 to 8 boys. If enough Webelos Scouts join the Troop at one time, they will form a New Scout patrol, with an experienced older Scout as Troop Guide, to work on basic Scouting skills and advancement. Otherwise, the Patrol Leaders work with the New Scouts to teach them the skills they will need.

Troop 54 Eagle Scouts

Posted on Jul 24 2016 - 11:50pm

George R. Askew Jr., 03/19/1970
Robert L. Cartwright, 04/27/1973
Donald L. Davis, 11/21/1973
Richard A. Mandis, 11/23/1973
Michael S. Healy, 10/03/1975
Raymond H. Pape, 10/03/1975
John F. Steinberger, 06/27/1980
Robert J. Taylor Jr., 12/05/1980
Edmond S. Millere III, 10/07/1983
William R. Heller, 09/28/1984
Scott Poulton, 03/16/1990
Albert Hallworth, 01/21/1994
Justin Nolan, 11/27/1995
Wayne E. Smith Jr., 08/17/1999
Michael J. Mitten, 07/20/2000
Andrew J. Listman Jr., 03/26/2001
Joseph R. Michalowski, 11/12/2001
Christian S. Edwards, 06/25/2003
John Bauman III, 04/19/2004
Justin A. James, 12/29/2004
James W. Burnett, 06/02/2005
Cory Howell, 01/04/2006
William Plew, 01/04/2006
George William Hewitt, 05/11/2006
Nicholas W. Edwards, 10/25/2006
Mark Hayes, 12/13/2006
Robert V. Burton, 02/07/2007
Joseph M. Komito, 08/22/2007
Christopher R. Johnson, 01/23/2008
Tyler D. Ernst, 10/22/2008
Dennis K. Burnett, 11/26/2008
Andrew Komito, 09/23/2009
Paul David Esposito Jr., 09/23/2009
Sean R. Talyor, 02/24/2010
Brandon Galezniak, 03/24/2010
Nicholas T. Johnson, 01/16/2011
Blake R. Burnett, 03/28/2012
James E. Keen III, 03/28/2012
Aaron Federman, 11/2012
Darren Jankowski, 05/22/2013
Andrew Suppa, 09/2013

Boy Leadership

Posted on Jul 24 2016 - 11:49pm


This is a boy-run troop. Boy leaders plan and execute their own program, with parent participation and support. New Scouts begin with small jobs under the guidance of more experienced Scouts. As their skills and knowledge improve, new responsibilities are given to them.
Learning leadership skills is one of the most important products of being a Boy Scout. Troop 54 has a Junior Leader Training program for the boy leaders. Each Scout will learn the skills needed to carry out his job in the Troop and will learn how to pass those skills on to other boys.
The Patrol Leaders' Council consists of the members of the Senior Patrol (the oldest and most experienced Scouts) and the Patrol Leaders of each patrol. This group meets monthly with the Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters to plan Troop meetings and outings.

The Outdoor Code

Posted on Jul 24 2016 - 11:49pm
As an American, I will do my best to - 
Be clean in my outdoor manners, 
Be careful with fire, 
Be considerate in the outdoors, and 
Be conservation-minded.

 

Troop Fundraising Explained

Posted on Jun 9 2016 - 7:57pm

The following is a contribution by Rick VanArsdale, Assistant Scoutmaster, regarding Troop fundraisers. The troop, as of today has 2 fund raisers that benefit the troop (Electric, excess camping fees, equipment & building upkeep).  The first one is the Motorcycle Run. This year we teamed up with Barb’s Harley Davidson and that is the starting point for the ride with the ride completing at The Battleship New Jersey. 2 teams are needed; The first team is at Barbs for the start of the event, the needs are registration, parking of the bikes, supplying information to participants and making sure coffee and breakfast snacks are available for the participants. This team will then head over to the battle ship to be part of the team there. The second team is at the ship, we show where the bikes get parked, serve the participant’s lunch, they get a tour of the ship, and this year a voucher to view the 4th of July Fireworks on the Battleship New Jersey. We are the support & organizers for the event.  There will be a sign-in sheet at both locations. Please when you leave the Battle ship Sign out, it takes about an hour to search the ship for someone that has left. The 2nd troop fundraiser is the Troop 54 Car Show. This year it is being held at the Lindenwold Park located on USA Avenue. This fundraiser benefits not only the troop but also the scouts. Scouts can earn money for their scout accounts by selling ad space in our ad book created for the event. And like the Motorcycle Run, We are the support & organizers for the event. At this event we have to set-up the area that the show will take place on. There is a food area, water ice sales, registration area, game area, and car show area. And just like the BSA motto “Leave no Trace” we do have to clean up before we can leave. These two fundraisers are a required participation so discounts to your son’s dues can be applied. We also have a very lucrative fundraiser for the scouts it is the sale of fire wood. Fire wood is sold at $60 per half cords with a $20 delivery fee. As you can see we have some wood on the property. The wood needs to be cut, split, and stacked then delivered. The scouts make their money stacking the wood and helping with the deliveries. Adults are very much needed; scouts are prohibited from using a log splitter as per BSA rules. And I don’t think I want to give a scout a chain saw anyway, (I don’t think it would turn out well). This fundraiser is an opportunity for the scouts to pay their own way. By earning money into their scout accounts it allows them the ability to cover scouting expenses (camping trips, uniforms, boots & gear) on their own. There are other fundraisers during the year (seasonal & holiday based) that give the scouts the opportunity to add to their scout accounts also. Please keep in mind that only the Bike Run & Car Show is a required participation event. 

Board of Review

Posted on May 25 2016 - 8:30am

Board of Review are the first Thursday of the Month. If you are in need of a board of review, sign up at Scout Hall during a troop meeting.  Remember you need to be in FULL CLASS A UNIFORM!

New Scout Parent Information

Posted on May 25 2016 - 8:30am

As your son and you make the move from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts, we want to make sure that the transition is a smooth and easy one. Remember that your son, a little Tiger Scout just a few years ago, is becoming a young man. Boy Scouts is designed to work with you in helping him develop self-confidence, responsibility, leadership, the desire to challenge himself and achieve new goals, and to build new skills working together with others. Court of Honor: Ranks and badges earned are presented ceremoniously at a special Troop event called a "COURT OF HONOR". The Court of Honor is formal recognition of the achievements our scouts have made during their climb to Eagle. Troop 54 strongly encourages full family support at the Court of Honor. These boys have worked hard for what they have earned. They deserve acknowledgment and congratulations. All family members and friends are invited to attend Courts of Honor: dad, mom, brothers, sisters, grand-parents, aunts, uncles, friends and members of our Troop. How Else Can You Help the Troop?

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