Adventure and Leadership Open House for Boys – NOW JAN. 21

Scout Jeff Whyte hoists the mainsail while Scoutmaster Rick Jurgens catches some rays during Troop 368’s recent trip to the Bahamas Credits: Troop 368
Scouts from Troop 368 enjoy some snorkeling in the Bahamas  Credits: Troop 368
Life Scouts: Ryan Stahlin, Andrew Friedlander and Senior Patrol Leader Peter Krasny hang out on on deck Credits: Ryan Stahlin
Scout Akshai Chundru checks on his dive buddy during Troop 368’s Bahamas High Adventure trip Credits: Troop 368
Boy Scouts from Troop 368 take an airboat ride before embarking on their sailing adventure Credits: Troop 368
Scout Alec Duswalt at the helm of the dive boat during Troop 368’s High Adventure trip to the Bahamas in July Credits: Ken Goode
Eagle Scout Matt Buthe and Jeff Whyte explore the undersea world in the Bahamas Credits: Troop 368

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Due to School closures on Dec. 10, Troop 368 have rescheduled their open house to Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m., at Mountain Park School. 

Boy Scout Troop 368 of Berkeley Heights is inviting all boys aged 10 to 17 to check out the exciting experiences on offer with the Boy Scouts – no prior experience required! Boys from the troop will be on hand to talk about past and upcoming real-life adventures that Troop 368 Scouts have experienced, from SCUBA diving in the Bahamas to rafting the Grand Canyon, to zip-lining through the Costa Rican jungle, to backpacking in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, to spelunking in West Virginia.

“People think that the Boy Scouts is just some kind of camping club,” said Scoutmaster Rick Jurgens, “It’s not! Our guys live the adventure – they do all kinds of cool stuff!”

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“Many people don’t realize that Boy Scouts is run by the boys themselves,” added Committee Chair Bill Mitreuter. “Whether it’s ice-climbing upstate, canoeing the Delaware, or hiking the Union lines at Gettysburg, the Scouts choose it, organize it, plan it, and navigate themselves. Along the way they learn self-reliance and leadership, so It’s great preparation for life. We adults are just there for health and safety, and mentoring.”

The Troop 368 open house will be on Tuesday Jan. 21 at 7:30 PM at Mountain Park School, 55 Fairfax Drive. Berkeley Heights. Boys who attend the open house will be able to check out kayaking, canoeing, robotics, SCUBA, backpacking and more. Scouts who are also active sportsmen and marching band members will be on hand to talk about how Scouts works together with sports and helps them achieve a balance in their school life. For more information email howard @ or visit

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