Boy Scouts of America 100 year aniversary

Boy Scout Troop 84

Somerville, New Jersey

2015 Troop 84 Calendar

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Outdoor Activities

Venture Activities

Troop Meetings Every Monday at 7:00 PM.
Committee Meetings First Sunday of every month, September  thru June
Courts of Honor  


Outdoor Activities Program

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Nov 3 Mountain Bike Day Trip
  Take a clinic, improve your skills, and challenge yourself at Mercer County Park.
Nov 15-17 New York City Campout
  Cabin camping for 2 nights at Stat Island's William H. Pouch Scout Camp - the only south camp in NYC! On saturday morning, take the Staten Island Freey to lower Manhattan and hike the urban jungle. Visit Fort Wadsworth on Sunday.
Dec 14 First Aid Rally
  Use you skils to beat the competetion at the Raritan Valley District's annual triag.
Dec 22 Rutgers Basketball
  Come watch the Scarlet Knights take on Army!
Jan 6 Jack Frost Ski Trip
  Return to the troop’s favorite resort.  Ski or board with lessons available in the Pocono Mountains. Families are always welcome on this popular winter outing!  A great place for first timers and beginners.  Give it a try!
Jan 11-12 Minsi Winter Tent & Tubing Trip
  Camp two nights in winter tents at the Poconos’ Camp Minsi. Spend Saturday Snow Tubing at Camelback Mountain Resort - the biggest snow tubing park in the country!
Feb 1 Klondike Trail
  Teamwork, skills, and your sled will get you through this annual winter challenge, competing at the Watchung Reservation against 30 other patrols from troops across our district. 
Mar 2 Blue Mountain Winter Sports Trip
  Great skiing, boarding and tubing at this local Pennsylvania resort.  50% off regular rates.  Lessons available; troop families always welcome.
Mar 21-23 Horseshoe Rifle and Riding Campout
  Camp two nights at Horseshoe Scout Camp in MD. Work on scout skills and advancement and hone your marksmanship skills on the rifle range. On Sunday, enjoy a morning of horseback riding.
Apr 26-27     Leigh Gorge Rafting & Boulder Field Trip
  Camp at Hickory Run State Park. Enjoy a scenic 5 mile hike on Saturday and an adventurous day of white water rafting on Sunday. Scouts have the option of exploring the Hickory Run Boulder Fields on Sunday.
May 17-18 Poconos Bike & Adventure Campout
  Camp on the banks of the Delaware River after biking the Delaware Water Gap's McDade Trail. Sunday will kick off with our annual pancake competition, then, back by popular demand, we will take on the Treetop Adventure Course at Camelback Mountain Adventures. Stop at Hot Dog Johnny's on the way home.
June 27-29 Grand Canyon Campout
  Camp two nights in the Grand Canyon! Of Pennsylvania, that is. On Saturday, enjoy a tubing trip down Pine Creek. On Sunday, we will visit Knoebel's Grove for a day of amusement park fun.
Jul 26-Aug 2 Blue Ridge Scout Reservation Summer Camp
  Return to Blue Ridge Scout Reservation! Highlights include boating, swimming, shooting sports, merit badges and many exciting high adventure programs for our older scouts.
Jul/Aug Patrol Trips
  Use your imagination to plan a special outing/trip for your patrol.  It’s up to you!
Aug 17 Water Day Trip
  Spend a hot summer’s day cooling off the Munley Way – by discovering secret swimming holes and embracing your adventurous side! Special stops at: • Dunfield Creek – 2 water slides and a natural swimming hole • Van Campens Glenn Brook – Jump into a “pit” under the waterfalls and take the 20ft water slide into a pool. • Crater Lake – Swim in this crystal clear mountain top wonder. Catch fish with your BARE HANDS and bask in the sun! End the day with a stop for ice cream on the way home.
Sep 19-20 Harriman Campout & Hike
  Enjoy a weekend of scenic hiking and camping in nearby Harriman State Park. Experience fantastic views along the Appalachian Trail and take on the famous Lemon Squeezer - rated one of the top hikes in NJ. Trail along a cliff ‘cut’ through tunnels to fantastic views and beautiful vistas. Check out old mines and ruins along the way. On Sunday, follow the AT on the Hudson River side through the Bear Mountain Trailside Zoo, Then hike to the middle of the Bear Mountain Bridge for great views.
Oct 18-19 Annual “Adventure” Campout
  Our annual themed adventure challenge.  What will it be this year?  Bring a friend!
Nov 2 Hartsthorne Woods Mountain Bike Day Trip
  A hilly, forested 787-acre site overlooking the Navesink River, this park is among the highest elevations along the Atlantic Coast. Known for its challenging trail system and scenic views, Hartshorne Woods is a popular park for area hikers, bicyclists and outdoor enthusiasts. Boulder at Indian Cliffs and Caves as well.
Fall TBD Rutgers Football
  Join Troop 84 at a home football game!
Nov 15-16 Washington DC Campout
  Saturday, we will rent bikes for a daylong tour of Washington D.C. After picking up our bikes near the White House, we will bike the National Memorials – Korean, Vietnam, Roosevelt and of course the Lincoln Memorial and the Jefferson Memorial plus other great sites around the National Mall. Visit the Smithsonian and catch an IMAX movie. On Sunday, attend a church service before checking out the Space Shuttle Discovery and a Concorde jet at the Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum in Virginia.
Dec TBD First Aid Rally
  Patrols compete at the District’s annual first aid challenge.
Dec 20 Rock Climbing
  Spend the day climbing with Troop 84 at one of the area's premier indoor facilities.


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Venture Activities

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Jan 25-26 Catskills Snow Trek
  Backpack a few miles using snow shoes and sleds past Diamond Notch Falls to an elevation of 2,700 feet. Build Quinzies/snow shelters and survive the night in this winter wonderland!
Feb 7-9 Vermont Ski Weekend
  Ski or board all day Sat. and a half a day on Sunday at Killington and Pico Mountains. Lodge in a neaby motel.
Mar 16 Lehigh Valley Shotgun
  Day trip to Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays. Take a golf cart to 17 shooting ranges that will challenge your shooting skills.
Apr 26-27 Whitewater Rafting
  Experienced Ventures will commandeer their own rafts. Plenty of Class 3 and 4 for a thrilling Lehigh River experience!
May 2-4 Slide Mountain Backpack
  Backpack Slide, the highest in the Catskills along with Wittenberg and Cornell Mountains. Challenging, adrenaline pumpimg cliffs with pristine vistas. Wilderness trekking at its best!
May 16-18 McDade Bike Trip
  Break away from the Troop and start by hiking to Adams Falls for a 20 foot jump? Bike 25 miles on a great trail on your own.
June 7 C.O.P.E
  Take this Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience with low element team games and high elements that will test you!
July 12-19 Maine Adventure
  Our other Venture scouts will spend a wild week in Maine. Backpack the Mahosuc Mtns, class 3 an 4 raft the Penobscot, rock climbing at Otter Cliffs and sea kayaking at Arcadia National Park!
July 13-19 Sabattis Canoeing Trek
  Our Road Runner Patrol will canoe for 5 days on the Mitchell Trail from Long Lake to the Bog River Flow in the Adirondacks, NY.
Jul 26-Aug 2 Ottari High Adventure
  Select Mountain Man, High Knoll, Fish, Voyageur or the New River Adventure senior scout camps at the Troops camp in Virginia.
Sep 19-21 Wilderness Survival Trek
  Using stealth trails and a minimum of gear, trek into the remote wilds of Harriman State Park. Using survival methods build shelters, fires and catch your food while earning the merit badge.
Nov 1 Mountain Bike
  Bike challenging trails at a new or traditional single track destination.
Nov 23 B.S.A. Scuba
  Earn the certification at a local pool. Learn and experience Scuba!



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