Photo Caption: Members of Troop 850  in the Catskills during Columbus Day trip.

Boy Scout Troop 850 Open House Nov. 17th for Boys Considering Scouting

Posted on November 10, 2014

Anyone interested in learning about scouting is welcome to attend the Montgomery Twp. Troop 850 Open House on Monday, November 17. Boys in grades five and up, together with their parents, are invited regardless of prior scouting experience or residency in Montgomery.

Troop 850, founded in 2005, offers a boy-led small-troop scouting experience, guided by a safe, inclusive community of caring adult male and female leaders. The troop aims to maximize leadership opportunities and exciting, hands-on activities selected by the scouts. High adventure trips have included back-country canoeing near Mount Katahdin in Maine, and fishing and scuba diving off the Florida Keys.  Recent activities included camping, whitewater rafting, backpacking, rock climbing, skiing, and bowling, as well as trips to Camp Ockinickon, Pa., Washington DC and NYC to see a Yankee game. Each year several of our Life scouts achieve Eagle rank, the highest honor a Boy Scout can achieve, by planning and leading a service project in the community. Members of Troop 850 volunteer their time in various capacities in local communities. Several of our scouts live in towns surrounding Montgomery including Princeton and Rocky Hill.

The November 17th Open House will take place at Montgomery Lower Middle School, 373 Burnt Hill Rd. Skillman, from 7:00-8:30PM. Participants will have a chance to meet leaders, ask questions, and participate in typical activities in a friendly, welcoming environment. Weekly meetings generally include high-energy games, hands-on skill-building activities, and merit badge workshops.

Boy Scouts of America is a century-old organization dedicated to developing our nation’s boys into honorable men and future leaders through character development, citizenship training, and mental and physical fitness.

For additional information, please see our website www.bsatroop850.com or email Troop 850 Committee Chair Nim Sonaike at anst6@aol.com or Scoutmaster Dan Dunzik at studiogdesign@comcast.net.

Source: Montgomery Twp. Boy Scout Troop 850

Date: 11/10/14