January 24, 2014 at 10:05 AM
BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - “Because it only snows on Tuesdays,” joked Scoutmater Rick Jurgens after the Troop Open House Expo was snowed off for a second time on Jan 21. Hoping that the third time’s the charm, the Troop have rescheduled to Tuesday, Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m. at Mountain Park School on 55 Fairfax Ave.
The Troop offers real-life adventures for boys ages 10-17, year-round, and is inviting boys with or without Scouting experience to check out the he exciting experiences on offer with the Boy Scouts. 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.
Boys and parents who attend the open house will be able to check out kayaking, canoeing, robotics, SCUBA, backpacking and more. With a live rock band playing, it should be a lot of fun. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit bhtroop368.com.
“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.”
“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.”