Join Troop 27


Why You Should Join Troop 27?

Troop 27 is a very active & fun place for your boys, and its charter is sponsored by St. Catherine R.C. Church.  The Troop is open to boys of all faiths, and schools in Glen Rock, and its surrounding towns.  Our Scoutmaster, Peter Hamilton - an Eagle Scout himself, has been involved in Scouting since 1974.  Our recent trips and activities have rafting down the Delaware, Camping in Sandy Hook/Gettysburg Battlefield/Valley Forge, West Point Camp-o-ree, COPE Course, Leadership training, etc.

As a worldwide brotherhood, Scouting is unique. It is based on the principles of loving and 

Why Join Scouts?

serving God, of human dignity and the rights of individuals, and of recognizing the obligation of 
members to develop and use their potential. It is a movement dedicated to bringing out the best in people. Boy Scouting doesn't emphasize winning as an end result, but rather the far more demanding task of doing one's best.
When Scouting can help nurture courage and kindness and allow boys to play, to laugh, to develop their imaginations, and to express their feelings, then we will have helped them grow. We want boys to become useful and stable individuals who are aware
of their own potential. Helping a boy to learn the value of his own worth is the greatest gift we can give him.


Scouting Is Fun

Boys join Scouting because they want to have fun. For boys, however, fun means a lot more than just having a good time. "Fun" is a boy's code word for the satisfaction he gets from meeting challenges, having friends, feeling good about himself, and feeling he is important to other people. While the boys are having fun and doing things they like to do, they also learn new things, discover and master new skills, gain self-confidence, and develop strong friendships.

Scouting Has Ideals

Scouting has ideals of spiritual and character growth, citizenship training, and personal fitness. The Scout Promise is a pledge of duty to God, Country, and family/self.  The Boy Scout motto, "Be Prepared," is a code of excellence. 

Scouting Strengthens Families

The family is an important influence on our nation's youth. There are many different types of family structures in today's world. Scouting is a support to all types of families as well as to organizations to which families belong. We believe in involving families in the training of youth, and we are sensitive to the needs of present-day families. Scouting provides opportunities for family members to work and play together, to have fun together, and to get to know each other a little better.

Scouting Helps Boys Develop Interests and Skills

In Scouting, boys participate in a broad array of activities. Scouts develop ability and dexterity, and

they learn to use tools and to follow directions. Recognition and awards encourage them to learn about a variety of subjects, such as conservation, safety, physical fitness, community awareness, academic subjects, sports, and religious activities. These interests might become a hobby or even a career later in life.

Scouting Provides Adventure

Scouting helps fulfill a boy's desire for adventure and allows him to use his vivid imagination while taking part in skits, games, field trips, service projects, outdoor activities, and more. The use of a monthly theme lets a boy play the role of an astronaut, clown, explorer, scientist, or other exciting character. Boys find adventure in exploring the outdoors, learning about nature, and gaining a greater appreciation for our beautiful world.

Scouting Has an Advancement Plan

The advancement plan recognizes a boy's efforts and achievements. It provides fun for the boys, teaches them to do their best, and helps strengthen understanding as family members work with boys on advancement requirements. Badges are awarded to recognize advancement, and boys like to receive and wear these badges. The real benefit comes from the worthwhile things the boy learns while he is earning the badges, as his self-confidence and self-esteem grow on their trail to Eagle Scout.

Scouting Creates Fellowship

Boys like to be accepted as part of a group. In Scouting, boys belong to a small group called a den where they take part in interesting and meaningful activities with their friends. The Scout Patrol and Troop are places where boys can feel emotionally secure and find support. Each boy gains status and recognition and has a sense of belonging to this group.

Scouting Promotes Diversity

In Scouting, boys may learn to interact in a group that may include boys of various ethnicities, income levels, religions, and levels of physical ability. By having fun together and working as a group toward common goals, Scouts learn the importance of not only getting along, but also of working side by side with other boys of different races, classes, religions, cultures, etc.

Scouting Teaches Duty to God and Country

The BSA believes that no member can grow into the best kind of citizen without recognizing an 

obligation to God, and encourages both youth and adult leaders to be faithful in their religious duties. The Scouting movement has long been known for service to others. Scouting believes that patriotism plays a significant role in preparing our nation's youth to become useful and participating citizens. A Scout learns his duty to God, country, others, and self.

Scouting Provides a Year-Round Program

Scouting has no specific "season"—it's a year-round program. While spring and summer pack activities are informal and there are many activities that Scouts do outdoors, there's still plenty of fun to be had in the fall and winter: the pinewood derby, blue and gold banquet, skits, stunts, craft projects, and indoor games help to round out an entire year of fun and activities.

Scouting Is a Positive Place

With all the negative influences in today's society, Scouting provides your son with a positive peer group who can encourage him in all the right ways. Carefully selected leaders provide good role models and a group setting where values are taught and help to reinforce positive qualities of character.

Boy Scout Troop 27
Peter Hamilton - Scoutmaster
Phone: +1 201-612-3271


Scout Uniform Guide

Boy Scouts are required to wear uniforms at all meetings/parades/trips unless otherwise directed by the Troop 27 leadership team. Please use the photo on the below as a guide as to what to purchase.

Uniforms are available to purchase in the Glen Rock surrounding area at official Boy Scouts of America sanctioned stores.  These stores are:

Ramsey Outdoor Store (Ramsey Rt 17 South)

Northern NJ Council Scout Shop (Oakland)
Join Us Today!
To join us,please fill appropriate form below + $80.00 annual program fee per Boy Scout (adult leaders free). Please make check payable to "Troop 27".  Only transfer and new scouts need fill out an application, as all other returning scouts need only pay the program fee. You can also pay via credit/debit card buy clicking on the following "Buy Now" button below which will process your payment securely via PayPal:

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