SUMMIT, NJ - Boys in grades 5+ and their parents interested in learning more about Scouting are invited to attend a 'New Scout Open House' on March 2, from 8 - 9 p.m. held in the Avila Room of St. Teresa’s School. The event, hosted by Summit's Boy Scout Troop 67, provides an opportunity to learn more about the Boy Scout program in Summit.
No prior Scouting experience is necessary.
Troop 67 has been an important part of the Summit community since 1933. Today, the Troop has a diverse, boy-led program made up of more than 60 boys from Summit and neighboring communities. The older Scouts plan and execute a monthly schedule of Monday meetings, service projects and weekend treks. Past treks have included skiing, rock climbing, cycling at Gettysburg National Park, whitewater rafting, canoeing, backpacking, fishing, and ice climbing.
The Boy Scouting program is based on life skills education, leadership development, citizenship, and values training. Through a combination of instruction from older Scouts and frequent outdoor treks, boys build friendships and learn teamwork, while at the same time becoming more self-reliant and self-confident.
Most of Troop 67’s Scouts are also involved in a variety of sports and other outside activities. The Troop’s program has been designed to be flexible and allow Scouts to advance through the ranks at their own pace. Many Scouts choose to pursue the highest honor, Eagle Scout, and the Troop has had several young men achieve this notable goal in just the past year.
The Scouts have planned a series of demonstrations for the boys that will run concurrent with a session just for parents. Families with a daughter that is interested in Scouting are encouraged to attend the meeting and ask about the local Venture Crew 1246 (co-ed ages 14+) and the new Scouts BSA Troop 280 (all girls).
St. Teresa’s School is located at 306 Morris Avenue.