West Orange Boy Scouts welcome yet another Eagle Scout

West Orange Boy Scouts welcome yet another Eagle Scout

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Elks No. 1590 recently hosted a court of honor for Boy Scout Troop 2’s newest Eagle Scout, Taylor Brown.  Attaining the rank of Eagle Scout is an extraordinary achievement that bears testament to years of hard work, dedication and service. Fewer than 5 percent of all Scouts achieve the […]

COVID-19 delays Nutley Scouts troop’s centennial anniversary celebration

COVID-19 delays Nutley Scouts troop’s centennial anniversary celebration

NUTLEY, NJ — Nutley Scouts BSA Troop 147, sponsored by the Franklin Reformed Church, completed 100 years of registration on Feb. 28, 2021. The troop has held online and outdoor meetings for the last two years and only recently started meeting in-person again inside the Community House at the church.  The troop originally was chartered […]

Scouting for Food makes an impact with 35,716 items donated by residents

Scouting for Food makes an impact with 35,716 items donated by residents

NUTLEY, NJ — The massive food drive conducted by Nutley Boy Scout Troop 147 and Cub Scout Packs 141 and 142 at the end of April saw a huge collection for the Nutley food pantry housed at the Nutley Family Service Bureau office on Chestnut Street. According to organizers, 35,716 food items were collected. In […]

Scouting for Food is scheduled for April 30 in Nutley

Scouting for Food is scheduled for April 30 in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ — After a record collection in 2021, Nutley Boy Scout troop 147 and Cub Scout packs 141 and 142 will conduct their annual food drive for the Nutley Food Pantry, which is at the Nutley Family Service Bureau Annex, 169 Chestnut St. in Nutley, on Saturday, April 30. Personal care items for the […]

Scouts earn merit badge at Codey Arena

Scouts earn merit badge at Codey Arena

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Boys Scouts from West Orange Troop 6 recently completed their skating merit badge at the Richard J. Codey Arena during a public ice-skating session. Pictured are skating merit badge counselor and hockey coach Sal Anderton; Scouts Kyle Kuzniewski, J.J. Godin, Xavier Kong and Tyler Kaesshaefer; assistant Scoutmaster Charles Coxe; and Troop […]

West Orange teen earns Eagle Scout rank for environmental center project

West Orange teen earns Eagle Scout rank for environmental center project

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., right, welcomed Eagle Scout Sebastian Gabriel Ordonez, left, of West Orange, to the Essex County Environmental Center/Garibaldi Hall in Roseland and commended him for successfully completing his Eagle Scout project. Ordonez is a member of Boys Scout Troop 2, based in West Orange. He […]

Furlong collects more than 100 suitcases for children in foster care

Furlong collects more than 100 suitcases for children in foster care

BLOOMFIELD / NUTLEY, NJ — Matthew Furlong, a Boy Scout in Bloomfield’s Troop 22 who is working on his Eagle Scout project, has collected more than 100 suitcases for children in the foster care system to carry their belongings in. The idea was inspired by Furlong’s visits to courthouses as a child, when his mother, […]

Boy Scout adds seating area at animal control facility in West Orange

Boy Scout adds seating area at animal control facility in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Alex Caprio Animal Control Facility in West Orange received two new benches and a table in an outdoor seating area used for adoptions. It was part of an Eagle Scout project completed by Connor Seid of Troop 2 in West Orange, with assistance from Sebastian Ordonez and Hayden Silva, also […]

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