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Basking Ridge Boy Scouts Troop 555 Enjoyed Super Sunday at Jack Frost Mountain

(L-R): Ryan Amalfitano, Michael Crapser, James Crapser, Andrew Gsell, Kenny Detlet, Connor McDermott, Adam Sokira, Liam Schiffer Back Row: Adult and Merit Badge counselor, Mr. Doug Murray

Basking Ridge, NJ, February 7, 2017 – Scouts from Boy Scout Troop 555 enjoyed a “super” day of skiing and snowboarding on February 5, 2017 at Jack Frost Mountain in Blakeslee, Pennsylvania. The day kicked off at 8 a.m., and scouts of all levels had the option to take lessons or to hit the trails for the whole day. 

Some scouts also worked on their Snow Sports merit badge during the day.  The troop enjoyed a pizza lunch at noon and headed out for more skiing before making the trip home in time for kickoff!

About Troop 555, “Triple Nickel”

Troop 555 is a part of the Patriots’ Path Council, Boy Scouts of America, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preparing young people to make ethical choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of good character, citizenship and personal fitness.  For more information about Troop 555, contact: Ken Watkins, Scoutmaster,

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Were you a Cub Scout?  Did you earn the rank of Eagle Scout? Maybe you served as a volunteer at one point? Then this is the event for you.  All former Scouts and vounteers are welcome to attend the  Black River District Alumni Gatheirng. The event is hosted by the Patriots’ Path Council Alumni Committee and being held on Monday, March 19 at 7:00 pm at the Rockaway River Barn ...


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