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Chatham's Troop 8 Celebrates Centennial Year with 15 New Eagle Scouts

In 2016, Chatham Boy Scout Troop 8 elevated 15 to the status of Eagle Scout Credits: Troop 8

CHATHAM, NJ - On December 30, 2016, Erik Britt was awarded the 165th Eagle Scout designation as a member of Boy Scout Troop 8. In 1944, 72 years prior, as America was in the throes of the Second World War, the first Eagle Rank designation earned in Troop 8 was awarded to Lee D. Pettingill Jr.

As a fitting end to Troop 8’s celebration of 100 years as a continuously operating Boy Scout Troop based in Chatham, NJ, 15 members of Troop 8 earned scouting’s highest honor, that of Eagle Scout. This was the greatest number of Eagles awarded in a single year in the Troop’s 100-year history.

Joining Erik Britt in this record breaking historic Eagle Rank Class of 2016 is Evan Bressler # 151, Mathew Harris  # 152, Robert Conwell # 153, Bryan Heu # 154, DennisSullivan#155, Gavin Mayes # 156, Matthew Piechnik # 157, William Benedict # 158, Bradley Rindos # 159, Jack Dean # 160, Stephen Piccari # 161, Vincent Maddi # 162, Bruce Helman III # 163, and Adam Verrill # 164.

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Troop 8 began in 1916 under the leadership of Scoutmaster Reverend John Warner Moore of Ogden Memorial Presbyterian Church with a handful of boys. Over the past 100 years of continuous service to the community, more than 1500 young boys have passed through the troop and emerged a few years later as confident, accomplished young men, prepared to make their contribution to society. 

Troop 8 has prospered under the leadership of 28 Scoutmasters over the past 100 years and has played an integral role in the Chatham community through numerous service projects, community involvement and support.

Troop 8 is honored to have helped shaped the lives of these young men through the development of their character and skills necessary to succeed in life and to have served the Chatham community for the past century. Onwards to the second 100 years of service!


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After the storm of the Annual Friends’ Book Sale (no, not the snowstorm), the library is returning to relative peace and quiet.  The sale continues with Bag Sale ($8 for a large bag of books) on Monday, Tuesday, and until most books are sold.

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March 13, 2018

To the Editor

As I watch the next “Weather Event” cross my computer screen I am compelled not to roll my eyes in hopelessness to but reflect on the incredible response of helpfulness I have seen throughout the Chatham Township Community over the last several days. 

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Soprano Anita Lyons Featured Soloist at Summit Symphony Concert Mar. 25

March 17, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The music of Grieg, Schumann ad Strauss will form the centerpiece of the next Summit Symphony Orchestra concert of the 2017-18 season, a performance which will take place March 25, beginning at 2 p.m., in the Summit High School Auditorium. Admission to all Summit Symphony concerts is free, with donations gratefully accepted. 

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