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Boy Scout Troop 54

Boy Scout Troop 54 offers a year-round adventure-based program designed to offer and encourage effective character, citizenship, and fitness training for boys age 11-17.

In addition to camping, Scouts and adult leaders enjoy activities such as rock-climbing and rappelling, canoeing, target-shooting, visits to military bases, and more while accommodating the needs of today’s busy families.

Boy Scout Meetings are held every Monday Evening at 7:30PM – 8:45PM at The Community Church of Ho-Ho-Kus which is located at 400 Warren Avenue in Ho-Ho-Kus.

Our Troop History

Our troop was founded in 1927 and is sponsored by The Community Church of Ho-Ho-Kus.  Our Troop has enjoyed serving our sponsoring Church by many Eagle Scout Projects over the years.  Since the Troop was charted we have had 131 Scouts achieve the rank of Eagle. Our Eagle projects have helped local schools, churches, and charities.

Ho-Ho-Kus has a rich history of non-profit privately funded, solely volunteer run organizations.  Our Boy Scout Troop 54 is among them.  The troop was first sponsored by the P.T.A., then by the Fire Department and finally and still by The Community Church of Ho-Ho-Kus.

According to R. Frederick Klein, “Troop 54 was organized by a group of World War I veterans, and met in the basement of the School which was located on Sheridan Avenue.  It was some time later, the troop moved their meeting place to The Community Church.  What a pleasure that was.”  And so it continues to this day.

Scouting Events

Our most recent summers have taken us rock climbing, water skiing & tubing, and on canoe trexs at The High Adventure Camp Floodwood Mountain Reservation.  In 1965, Troop 54 was chosen to be one of the original groups to open Bergen Council’s new wilderness camp, The Floodwood Mountain Scout Reservation in the Adirondack Mountains of New York.  The troop has attended summer camp at Floodwood every summer since then, a commitment we are very proud of.

Every troop calendar year we provided a variety of Scout trip and adventures to challenge our Scouts on their skills and abilities.  Troop 54 has always emphasized the camping skills of Boy Scouting and still provides an active monthly camping program for the boys.  Our most popular outings continues to be our annual Washington’s Crossing Historic Trail Campout and the “deep freeze” campout at Ten Mile River Scout Camp in New York State each February.

Merit Badges

Merit badges are awards earned by youth members of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), based on activities within an area of study by completing a list of periodically updated requirements. The purpose of the merit badge program is to allow Scouts to examine subjects to determine if they would like to further pursue them as a career or a vocation.

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