See the Documents section of the website for the available resources for the Wilderness Survival Merit Badge.
Please use the form below to sign up for the July camping trip to Allaire state park. Please complete whether you can attend or not.
For more information about Allaire State Park including map & directions click here.
By Chris K.
2011 for our troop was an awesome year! We went camping every month, we worked on and received many merit badges and ranks, learned more skills at summer camp, and made lots of tips and fundraiser money.
Camping as a Boy Scout is much different than camping with the Cub scouts. Andrew, Robbie, and I, (Chris) are new to Boy Scouts and moved up in 2011. I think we all noticed a difference so far. Camping is different, no more pinewood derby, the handbooks are different, and the activities are different.
We all learned a lot this past year and earned a lot. We all liked Summer Camp at Allamuchy a.k.a Camp Somers. We all had a blast. We swam, shoot, lashed, went on boats, built a raft and much more!
The Christmas tree sale worked out great! We sold all but 2 trees. We plan on using the money for future camping trips and summer camp.
If you are reading this and thinking of joining us please do! This is just some of the things we do.
By Chris K.
On Sunday, November 27th, Chris, Robbie and Jaccob from Kenilworth Boy Troop 83 participated in serving food at the soup kitchen in St. John’s Church in Elizabeth. It began at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Church in Westfield, NJ where we cooked and prepared the food along with other members of the St. John’s Church Mission Group. Jacob and Chris chopped potatoes while Robbie sorted fruit and then we all worked together to mix up the celery, potatoes, onions, turkey and stuffing to make turkey pot pies that would be served. While the food was cooking, we assisted with the clean up and sorting of canned items that would be donated to the soup kitchen’s pantry.
Once the food was cooked, we loaded all of it into the cars – included was the turkey pot pies, fruit, homemade corn bread and sandwiches made by the church’s Sunday School children that morning as well, hard boiled eggs, fruit, desserts and drinks. We drove from St. Paul’s in Westfield to St. John’s in Elizabeth. We then unloaded all of the food from the cars and carried it into St. John’s onto tables and served the homeless. Robbie gave out the sandwiches and fruit and Chris and Jacob gave out the drinks. We served for at least two hours! We all learned an important lesson that we should be thankful everyday for what we have and for our families and friends!
By Chris K
Do you want to support Kenilworth Boy Scout 83? Well now you can by stopping at the VFW Hall and purchase a Christmas Tree! Starting December 4th we will be selling Christmas trees for $30 to $50 each and we are also selling wreaths for $25. We will be set up at the Memorial on the lawn next to VFW Hall on South 21st Street Kenilworth, NJ. Please come out and support Troop 83!
By Chris K
n Friday night, November 11, Kenilworth Boy Troop 83 spent the night camping at Liberty Hall in Union, NJ with other troops from the Munsee District of the Patriots Path Council. It was very cold out that night! In the morning on November 12 we ate and went on a bus to the Waterfront Veterans’ Memorial Park in Elizabeth and started the 13 Mile Hike called the Victory Trail. The trail was the same trail that the British Army of 5,000 men made to invade New Jersey on the night of June 6, 1780 and it started at Elizabeth and went through Roselle Park, Union and then finally ended up at Springfield. Mayor Bollwage from Elizabeth accompanied the Boy Scouts on the Elizabeth portion of their Victory Trail Walk from the Arthur Kill to Springfield. During the 13 miles hike, we had to stop and answer questions. We even to got to see three soldiers and two of them shot off muskets from the civil war in a reenactment at the First Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth!
It wasn’t a regular hike in the forest or woods; it was on busy and regular streets! It was on sidewalks, over bridges and past several stores. After the hike you turned your packet in and you received a special medal to wear on your uniform. It was worth every step! For pictures go here
Fellow Scouts and their families in the upper part of our council can use your assistance after Hurricane Irene.
Patriots' Path Council would like to thank everyone for your efforts in helping those in need after Hurricane Irene. Our council currently has many families who are in critical need of assistance which includes families who lost their homes and all of their possessions. Please take this opportunity to donate monetary support to help those in critical need. A "Donate Now” button has been setup on our front page http://ppbsa.org for ease of access.
If you or someone you know can assist in donating non-perishable items, donation centers will be open close to your town to be distributed throughout the council on the following schedule:
Tuesday 9/5 7:30PM – 9:00PM
Oscelola Presbyterian Church
1689 Raritan Road, Clark, NJ
- Bedding and/or sleeping bags - Can be dropped off at the Council Service Center located at 222 Columbia Turnpike, Florham Park, NJ on Thursday and Friday 9AM - 7PM and Saturday 9AM to Noon.
- Volunteer support for housing families at Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation (Please call 973-347-3266) and Winnebago Scout Reservation (Please call 973-983-9075).
- Serving dinners at Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation (Please call 973-347-3266) and Winnebago Scout Reservation (Please call 973-983-9075).
- Clothes dryer for Winnebago Scout Reservation.
If you have any questions or are able to assist in another capacity, please contact Mark Spaldo at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 973-765-9322 Ext. 251.
Thank you for your continued support.
Congratulations to Robbie, Jake, Andrew and Chris for winning the raft building competition and race at summer camp this year. Great job guys!
During the Summer months Troop 83 will be moving its meeting location from the Kenilworth VFW to the Kenilworth Recreation Center. Thursday June 23 will be the last meeting at the VFW until September. All meetings will continue to be at 7pm on Thursdays with the exception of 2 dates that are moved to Wednesday (2nd meeting of the month in both cases.) Please be sure to check the Troop Calendar
for updated dates and locations.
Our unit is required to obtain an updated medical form from all members on an annual basis. Please see attached for the required medical form. (Adults whether leaders or not are recommended to also complete a form for themselves if they will be traveling with us on any outings).
Parts A&B are required for all members.
Part C is required for participation in any events of 72 hours or more. This applies for all Scouts attending summer camp.
Part D is required for High Adventure activities - we're not there... YET
Please have the attached completed and returned as soon as possible. For Scouts attending summer camp it is mandatory that A, B, and C are completed COMPLETELY and returned before camp.
Thank you for your cooperation.