Welcome to CAJ Troop 610!


CAJ Troop 610 is chartered (sponsored) by Christian Academy in Japan. Our Scouting program is led and sponsored by CAJ to accomplish its objectives through Scouting programs and values, and to serve its youth and families.

Founded in 2013, we are part of the Asia East District of the Far East Council of Boy Scouts of America

Current Leaders (updated 9/2018)
  • Senior Patrol Leader - Joseph P
  • Assistant Senior Patrol Leader - Joshua S & Tai VD
  • Patrol Leader - Samuel N, Satvik K, Xavier V
  • Quartermaster - Joshua P, Kai K
  • Chaplain Aide - Samuel N
  • Scribe - Isaac N
  • Webmaster- Elijah S
  • Historian - Xavier V
  • Troop Guide - Tai V
  • OA Representative: Ax B
  • Junior Assistant Scoutmaster - Ax B
Adult Leaders
Scoutmaster: Mr. Paul T. Shew
Assistant Scoutmasters: Mr. Terence Van Dam 
Troop Committee Chair: Mr. Ken King

Troop Slogan:  Ephesians 6:10 "Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power."

Troop Yell: "Troop 610! Be strong in the Lord! And in his mighty power!"

Interested in joining Scouts?

Scouting BSA is a premier youth program for outdoor adventure, character development and leadership training. Through Boy Scouts of America's world-class programs and outdoor experiences, we bring together youth of every race, religion, ethnic background, and economic status in programs to develop character, citizenship, and fitness. CAJ Troop 610 is an international troop that operates in English and includes youth from many different countries. 

Boys can join Scouts if you
are 11 years old, OR
completed 5th grade and are at least 10 years old,  OR
earned the Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old.
BSA is changing the Scouting program to include girls from February 2019. Girls will organize their own independent patrols, elect their own leaders, and require female adult leaders. Infographic.  We will post here when we know how we will accommodate this change

New members are welcome to join at any time from age 10-17. Some youth join as soon as they are old enough, but some don't discover Scouting until high school. Regardless of age, all youth who meet the requirements are welcome in our troop! You can join at any time in the school year. 

If you think you may be interested, please come to one of our meetings. We welcome prospective members to join any of our meetings held at CAJ, including a Court of Honor.

Steps to join:
  1. Complete the BSA Youth Application and sign your name.
  2. Attend a meeting and give the completed application and fees to a Scoutmaster.
  3. Secure a copy of the Scout Handbook and begin working on Scout Rank.

2019 Registration Fees (Due Nov. 9)
2019 BSA Annual Registration  ¥11,000
Troop 610 Fee  ¥2,000
Total: ¥13,000
Optional one-year subscription of Boys Life magazine for ¥4000.

Fall 2018 Registration Fees for New Scouts (Sept.-Dec. 2018, plus 2019):
Sept.-Dec. BSA Registration Fees   ¥3,000
2019 BSA Annual Registration  ¥11,000
Troop 610 Fee  ¥2,000
TOTAL: ¥16,000
Optional 15-month subscription of Boy's Life magazine for ¥5000.
Or optional 12-month subscription for ¥4000 from Jan. 2019.



Leader's Section

This website includes a private "Leader's Section" to share detailed information about upcoming events and plans. ALL scouts have access to it and should consult it regularly. Leaders and experienced scouts are given editing privileges to collaborate on planning.  You can see the link in the menu when logged in. New scouts should contact the troop webmaster to gain access.

Links to Essential Pages: