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

December 10, 2013 at 5:37 PM

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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