Maplewood Rotary to honor David Berry

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Rotary Club will honor former local resident and community volunteer David Berry with its 2017 Citizenship Award at Rotary’s annual Affair of the Heart Dinner Dance on April 21. The Affair of the Heart supports the club’s Gift of Life programs, which provide for children’s critical medical needs in the United […]

Transgender Scout finds a home in Maplewood pack

Proponents, opponents sound off on recent BSA ruling

Transgender Scout finds a home in Maplewood pack

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The 9-year-old transgender boy who was asked to leave his Secaucus Cub Scout pack last year due to his gender identity is now a member of Maplewood’s Pack 20, following the Boy Scouts of America’s decision to enact a policy allowing transgender boys to join. Joe Maldonado became the first openly transgender […]

Boy Scout Troop 6 builds new fence for Hazel School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Boy Scouts of West Orange’s Troop 6 showed how they could do their own part this fall, building a new garden fence for Hazel Avenue Elementary School. The project was led by Scout Nathan Gold as part of his community service requirement to reach the rank of Eagle Scout. “Nathan […]

Maplewood Scouts invite transgender boy to join them

Town’s Scouts open arms to boy booted from his pack

Maplewood Scouts invite transgender boy to join them

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A Maplewood Cub Scout pack has offered to take in an 8-year-old transgender boy who made international headlines after being asked to leave his Secaucus pack due to his gender identity. Cub Scout Pack 20 leader Kyle Hackler said he sent an invitation to Joe Maldonado and his family through the journalist […]

Morrow attains Eagle Scout rank for service to OLS School

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — William Matthew Reilly Morrow of South Orange, a member of Boy Scout Troop 10 and a graduate of Columbia High School, has been named an Eagle Scout, the most distinguished rank in scouting. To earn his Eagle ranking, Morrow restored and repainted 12 double fire doors at the Our Lady of […]

West Orange Scouts bring reading closer to home

West Orange Scouts bring reading closer to home

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Five West Orange boys originally from Cub Scout Pack 10 and now part of Boy Scout Troop 2 have given the gift of literacy to residents with the installation of five book-exchange libraries throughout the township. Harold Ross, Seun Ogun, Peter Teixeira Jr., Mekhi Graves and Kyle Bullard each helped design, […]

West Orange Troop 2 celebrates 100 years

Township Boy Scouts from past century gather to commemorate Troop 2, attend centennial party

West Orange Troop 2 celebrates 100 years

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange’s Boy Scout Troop 2 celebrated its 100th anniversary with a gathering at Mayfair Farms on April 3, uniting Scouts past and present to pay tribute to the troop’s century of service to the community’s young men. More than 150 former Scouts attended the event, with some traveling from as […]

Troop 2’s Dean, Fanslau and Rosu achieve Eagle Scout status

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Evan S. Dean, William J. Fanslau and Andrei J. Rosu, all of West Orange, have earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts: the Eagle Scout Award. Eagle Scout rank is earned by less than 2.5 percent of all boys involved in Scouting. To earn the […]