Our goal is to provide a FUN and beneficial program which strives to fulfill the purpose of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Namely, to develop American Citizens who are: physically, mentally and emotionally fit; have a high degree of self reliance as evidenced in such qualities as initiative, courage and resourcefulness; have personal values based upon religious concepts; have the desire and skills to help others; understand the principles of the American social, economic and governmental systems; are knowledgeable and take pride in their American heritage and understand our nation’s role in the world; and are prepared to participate in and give leadership to American society.
Scouting provides many opportunities for youth around the world. It is a safe and friendly environment in which boys may learn and discover, finding new hobbies and meeting lifelong friends along the way.
- Scouting empowers boys to be leaders. They have an opportunity to lead their patrol and troop. The boys develop the troop program NOT the adults.
- No other organization on Earth provides the positive reinforcement that Scouting does. The emphasis is placed on service to the community and interaction with others to achieve a greater goal.
- Boys learn by doing, and Scouting teaches a host of skills that they will treasure and utilize throughout their lives. From knot tying to first aid to cooking, Scouting is a place where fun and duty intertwine.
Information about the Troop:
- Troop 155 was formed in 1955.
- Chartered by the West Freehold PTO since 1955.
- We are proud to uphold the Scouting ideals in a Scout-run troop.
- Our Adult leaders are trained for their scouting position
- We have over 100 Eagle Scouts in our history
- The Troop attends Forestburg Scout Reservation annually for a full week of Summer Camp.
- We are active participants in the Order of the Arrow, the honor society of Scouting.
- Meetings are held every Wednesday night at 7:30pm – 9:00pm at West Freehold School.
- The last Wednesday of every month is a Patrol Leader Council meeting, at which the leaders of the Troop plan program activities
- Dues are paid annually
- A Website, bimonthly Newsletter, emails and handouts at troop meetings keep everyone informed
- There is an outdoor activity every month
Troop 155 has a fantastic camping program that offers outdoor opportunities for Scouts of all ages and interests. From the fun and excitement of daily camp life at Forestburg Scout Reservation in New York to the roaring rapids of the Lehigh River, Troop 155 has gone on exciting expeditions all over the area.
Places that we have been to include:
- Forestburg Scout Reservation
- Quail Hill Scout Reservation
- Philmont Scout Ranch
- The National Scout Jamboree
- Florida Sea Base.
- Gettysburg, Valley Forge, and other historical sites
- Camps throughout NJ, NY, PA
- West Point and Naval Academy
- Washington D.C. and Boston
- Whitewater Rafting in PA
- Backpacking in NY
- Klondike Derby
- And many more