Troop 85 is a completely scout-led troop from New Jersey that includes the towns of Andover and Newton. Troop 85 is a part of Patriot's Path Council, in the Sussex District. Troop 85 is dedicated to promoting leadership growth, commitment, personal development, and respect. Troop 85 plans and carries out at least one campout, hike, community service event, or other activity each month. We are committed to serving our community and the world around us, and are key players in many local events. Our name and reputation for doing good is spreading, and that is only due to the excellent work and commitment that our scouts have.
We invite all Weblos scouts that are looking to continue into Boy Scouts and looking for a mental and physical challenge to come join us at a meeting.
Scouting Skills in Troop 85
Scouts in Troop 85 learn a number of skills that increase their leadership potential, their respect for the outdoors, and their knowledge of the world around them , among other things. Aspects they learn encompass the realms of nature, wilderness survival, athletics, personal health, and the world around them.
-Keith Meyer, Eagle Scout
Troop 85 Trips
Troop 85 Trips
Troop 85 has been on some very amazing trips during the past few years. We look forward to the great variety of trips we do every year. From camping on civil war battlefields in Gettysburg, PA and Antietam, VA to venturing into caves at Lincoln Caverns,PA, Troop 85 has been there. From Acadia National Park, ME, to camping on the beach at Wildwood, NJ, and to rock climbing in the Delaware Water Gap, PA, Troop 85 has done it all.
Gate Competition Champions!
In the summer of 2006, Troop 85 scouts attended summer camp at Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation. Through team effort and planning, they were able to win the coveted gateway award. This included a plaque with Troop 85's name on it, and a special golden hatchet. One year later, at Winnebago Scout Reservation, Troop 85 scouts repeated the accomplishment.
Helping our Sponsor
Troop 85 scouts recently helped with the American Legion Post 86's pancake breakfast and spaghetti dinner. Every month Troop 85 helps out with these meal fundraisers.
Did You Know?
Troop 85 has records of being active as far back as 1939! The Assistant Scoutmaster, Robert Gerdes, and the Troop Historian are working together to find all records of how far back Troop 85 really goes.