West Orange, NJ
Who are we ?
Boy Scout Troop 118 is part of the Lenape Trail District, Northern NJ Council, Boy Scouts of America. We are committed to imparting: self-reliance, leadership, outdoor skills and fun all in a Jewish setting. Boy Scouting is for boys who have earned the Arrow of Light Award in Cub Scouts (and are 10 1/2) or have completed the fifth grade, or who are 11 through 17 years old. Download our brochure . For younger boys, see Cub Scouts below.Jewish Observance and Charter Partner Rules
The troop observes the laws of kashrut (we only eat kosher food) and is Shabbat observant in all its activities. When participating in troop activities, we always cover our head. Details are covered in our Troop Rules
We meet several Sunday evenings a month . Take a look at our calendar to see when our next meeting is. Want to check us out? Just call one of the leaders listed below and you can come to one of our meetings.
In addition to troop campouts at various camps, we go hiking and indoor wall climbing. Our Family and Friends Ski Trip is always very popular. We go camping all year round. We march in the Salute to Israel parade and help out at our federation's Super Sunday fund raising. During a lock-in campout, we worked on a synagogue's library, watched movies and had a great time. Whatever we do, we try to have lots of fun. Look at some of our activities
In the summer of 2015, we will camp at Camp Big Springs, located at Resica Falls Scout Reservation, in East Stroudsburg, PA from July 7 - July 21. All our food is kosher and we hold daily morning and Shabbat services. All of this is at a first-class Scout camp. We will earn lots of merit badges and make lots of new friends. Click for summer camp poster
The Troop is very proud of its Eagle Scouts, the highest rank a Scout can achieve. Eagle Scouts must complete a significant project for a non-Scout organization. Scouts Chaim T-V., Etan B. and David M., among several others have each reached the rank of Eagle Scout. Here are some pictures of these three Scout's projects.
Since the three boys above earned their Eagle rank, five more scouts have "made the grade", bringing our Eagle total to eight. Several more are almost there.
For boys who are in the first grade through fifth grade (or 7 through 10 years of age), Cub Scouting is a year-round family program that you can participate in with your son. For information on our Cub Scout Pack, please contact Cubmaster Rabbi Lisa Vernon. Check out our Cub Scout Pack web site.
Our Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack are sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest
How to contact us
Contact any one of our adult leaders for additional information on the troop and how to join:
Last updated: January 12, 2015