SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Boy Scout Troop 104, chartered at All Saints Episcopal Church on Park Ave., held its fall Court of Honor on Monday, Oct. 20. The Court of Honor celebrates scout advancements, achievements, and special awards earned throughout the summer months.

Ten of the troop’s scouts advanced in rank, and 30 scouts earned over 130 merit badges in a wide range of disciplines from swimming, cooking and first aid to pet care, nuclear science, and kayaking.  Grady Szuch set a new troop record for merit badges earned in a single summer with 15.  Scott Kaiser earned the World Conservation Award for his completion of the Environmental Science, Citizenship in the World and Soil & Water Conservation merit badges.

The Troop welcomed new scout Yasmeer Oates in a special investiture ceremony, in which a new scout is welcomed into a troop, led by Senior Patrol Leader Daniel Holloway, Quartermaster Daniel Farrell and Szuch, a troop guide. 

Boy Scout Troop 104 is an active boy-led troop supervised by a group of dedicated adult leaders.  It meets on Monday nights at 7:30 during the school year at All Saints Episcopal Church, 559 Park Ave., Scotch Plains.  For more information, visit the troop’s website at