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WHO WE ARE

We are part of the Ramapo Valley District of the Northern New Jersey Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Our Troop is primarily represented by boys attending the Wayne Schools in grades 5 though 12. We are chartered by Our Lady of the Valley (OLV) RC Church in Wayne.

BOY-LED TROOP 

Troop 108 is a "Boy-Led" troop utilizing the "Patrol Method."  This is accomplished by dividing the Scouts into Patrols of 5 to 10 boys who are similar in age, development and interests. Patrols are led by a Patrol Leader and an Assistant Patrol Leader. Working together as a team, patrol members share the responsibility for the patrol's success.  The entire troop is led by the Senior Patrol Leader and the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader(s). Troop role elections are held every six months (in December and in June), which give the boys opportunities to experience more than one leadership position during the year.  The Troop Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters (adult leaders) provide direction, coaching, and support to the Scouts.  The Troop Committee sets troop policies and handles administrative functions, allowing the Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters to focus on working directly with the Scouts. 

WHEN WE MEET

Troop Meetings: These are held three times a month on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9:00 at OLV in Father Rugel Hall.  Each month has a unique theme that will be covered at the troop meetings. While we expect participation at weekly meetings (as well as campouts) we understand that many of our boys may be involved in extracurricular activities (i.e., sports, school, or other activities). We don't feel the two are mutually exclusive and encourage our Scouts to "do their best" in attending meetings and campouts as often as possible.

Patrol Leaders Council (PLC): The Scout leaders of the troop also meet once a month for a Patrol Leaders Council to plan the troop meetings and activities for the upcoming month. 

Court Of Honor (COH): These meetings occur 4 times a year. In the Boy Scouts of America a COH is a troop activity where scouts and their families come together to be recognized for their acheivements, and have a good time together. It is important for the scouts' family members to be there for their scouts receiving his rank advancement, merit badges, and other awards. All meetings are held at OLV in Father Rugel Hall.

SCOUT FUN

Camping: Every month, Troop 108 embarks on a weekend camping trip to various campgrounds in the area (i.e., state or local parks, or Scout Camps). Several of the places we traveled include Allaire State Park, Alpine Scout Reservation, Harriman State Park, Quail Hill Scout Reservation, Camp Winnebegao, Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco, and Camp Glen Grey. We have also taken trips to historic cities/places such as Salem, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Gettysburg.  Typical activities on our campouts include: hiking, backpacking, biking, fishing, skiing, and white water rafting.  

White Water Rafting: Every June, we take our annual white water rafting camping trip. This is a great parent and son activity which always is the highlight of the Scout season.

Summer Camp: Troop 108 spends one week at summer camp every summer. The boys decide yearly on the summer camp that they will attend.  At camp the boys work on merit badges as part of their requirements on their trail to becoming an Eagle Scout.  Several of the past camps attended by the troop have been: Camp Winnebego, Resica Falls Scout Reservation, Camp Ockanickon, and Camp Turrell.