BSA Troop # 28

TROOP 28 - LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ - MERCER AREA DISTRICT - WASHINGTON CROSSING COUNCIL

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Welcome to Troop 28's home on the web!

Founded on February 25, 1919, Troop 28 is the longest, continuous running Troop in the state of New Jersey that has been sponsored by the same charter organization, Lawrence Road Presbyterian Church.  Except for weekends when we are going away on a trip, we meet on Sundays from 4:30pm - 6:00pm in the "Robert Inglis Scout Cabin," located behind the church.

JOINING THE TROOP: We are open to boys who are 11 years of age, or have completed the fifth grade, or are at least 10 years of age and have achieved the Arrow of Light Award as a Cub Scout.  If you are interested in joining the Troop or in getting additional information, please click on "Contact Us" and leave a message or simply drop in at one of our meetings.

ACTIVITIES:   Troop 28 follows the boy-lead principles outlined by Lord Baden-Powell in 1908.  Besides weekly meetings, the Troop engages in monthly activities ranging from camping and hiking to whitewater rafting and canoeing.  The Troop also participates in a variety of service projects throughout the course of the year. 

PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT:  While there is a dedicated group of trained adults who mentor the Scouts, parents regularly volunteer time to advise and assist both Scouts and the adult Troop leaders in activity planning, fundraising, and advancement.  The time commitment is modest compared to the efforts put forward by the adult leaders, but the rewards are great.