About Troop 7 Boy Scouts

NoBe Cabin Camping Jan 2010We meet twice per month at the Upper Ridgewood Community Church in Ridgewood, NJ.  Our meetings run from 7:30 pm to 9 pm.  The Patrol Leader Council (PLC) usually meets the 1st Thrusday of the month at 7:30 pm at the Upper Ridgewood Community Church to plan meetings, troop service projects and trips.  During the school year we generally take one Troop trip per month.  In the summer, the Troop spends one week at Camp NoBeBoSco for summer camp.  In addition, a contingent of older scouts takes a caneo trek at Floodwood Mountain Range.  We have also sent many scouts to Jamboree and to Philmont Scout Ranch. 
Advancement Day Yaw Paw 2010

Each year we take at least one hiking/camping trip, visit an historic site (Gettysburg, Philadelphia, Boston Freedom Trail, Washington Crossing State Park), hold a ski weekend, go winter cabin camping, canoe or white water raft. Please see our calendar page for the most up-to-date meeting and trip schedule.

We are a boy-led troop.  Our Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) is elected in the spring by the troop members for the following year.  The SPL is responsible for organzing meetings and trips and making sure all troop members with leadership positions perform their duties properly.  The SPL and other troop leaders are mentored by our volunteer Adult Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters who also insure all safety guidlines are being met.
COPE 2009

Additional parent volunteers make up our Troop Committee.  The Troop Committee Chair is responsible for organizing adult volunteers and making sure BSA policies and procedures are followed.  The Advancement Committee holds Board of Reviews which allow all scouts the opportunity to advance in rank. We participate in the BSA popcorn sale in order tohelp raise money for the Troop and the Northern New Jersey Council.

Learn more about our trips and events by reading the following newletters written and formated by our Troop Historian.