2016-2017 Events

Popcorn Show and Sells

2014 Popcorn Show & SellsPopcorn show and sells are finally here. They are a great way to earn service hours for Second Class, Star, and Life scout. Every sell and donation counts towards your total sells and will be combined with your door to door sells. Class A is required at each and every show and sell. Sign up here but hurry, slots are being taken up quickly.

Montville Township Scout Day: September 24-25, 2016

Registration is now open!
Registration deadline is Wednesday September 21, 2016

Montville Scout Day is an opportunity for Boy Scouts to show off their skills to Cub Scout packs from Montville and to learn some new skills for themselves while helping the Webelos fulfill important requirements for their Arrow of Light.  It is also gives the Cub Scouts a preview of the fun things they will be doing when they bridge to Boy Scouts.

Each patrol will run a station to teach the Cub Scouts basic Scoutcraft skills, such as first aid, cooking, orienteering, and knot tying. All Cub Scouts are invited for the day. Webelos are invited to camp overnight with the Boys Scouts.

Don’t forget to bring your bike and helmet.  We’ll be riding the trails in Camp Dawson again this year.

See the Scout Day web page for details.

Camp Somers ATV & Rifle Trip: October 21-23, 2016

Registration for the October trip is now open. The registration deadline is Friday, October 14. There are a limited number of slots for ATV riders so don’t wait to register, slots will be filled first come, first served with scouts getting priority over adults.

ATV riders must be 13 years or older. Scouts under 13 will go rifle shooting and work on activities at camp.

NOTE: ASIDE FROM THE PLC MEETING ON OCTOBER 5, THERE IS NO REGULAR TROOP MEETING BETWEEN NOW AND THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE. You can drop off your forms in Mrs. Krase’s mailbox but it MUST be in an envelope addressed to her.

There are a lot of details for this trip. Please go to the trip web page for all of them.

Washington D.C. Bus Trip: November 10-12, 2016

Registration is now open!
The deadline to register is the end of the Troop meeting on Wednesday, November 2, 2016.
Space is limited, register early!

Troop 74 is going to Baltimore and Washington D.C. during Teachers’ Convention weekend.  Although we went to DC two years ago, there is so much to see that we will be seeing completely new sights.  Mr. Abramson has outdone himself again, you won’t want to miss it!

On the way to Washington, we will stop in Baltimore to “see the world from below the surface” at the National Aquarium and get a tour of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles.

Sights in Washington DC include Ford’s Theater (where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated), the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and the Udvar-Hazy Center, the companion facility to the Smithsonian Space and Air Museum.  It contains thousands of aviation and space artifacts, including a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, a Concorde supersonic passenger airliner, and the Space Shuttle Discovery.

See the trip web page for the full itinerary and to register.

Backwoods Engineering Trip: December 9-11, 2016

Backwoods Engineering Tower

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Registration is now open!  The registration deadline is Wednesday, November 30, 2016.  Space in the cabin is limited, register early!

We will be experiencing a weekend version of the very popular Backwoods Engineering specialty camp at Camp Somers.  This is a STEM-based experience where we will learn the principles of stable structures, stress, and load distribution, culminating in a hands-on build project.  Past projects included building a 4-story tower, a trebuchet, and lifting a pickup truck.

See the trip web page for details.

Klondike Derby: February 4, 2017

Registration for the 2017 Klondike Derby is now open.  This is a day trip.  Scouts must bring their own no-cook lunch, drink, and snack.  Dress warmly, scouts must wear boots.  No sneakers allowed.

The skills for this year’s Klondike Derby are nature, cooking, scout lore, first aid, orienteering, sled skills, flint and steel, and pioneering. See the Klondike equipment list for details about the skills and equipment needed for each town.  Learn from past experience with these sample questions for Nature and Scout Lore.

See the trip web page for details.register_now_gold_button

Ski Trip: February 2017

This trip has been canceled due to the unusually warm winter we’ve been having.

NoBeBoSco New Scout Trip: March 24-26, 2017

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The registration deadline is end of the troop meeting on
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

March is the time for welcoming the new Boy Scouts who are bridging over from Cub Scouts. We’ll be going on our annual New Scout Trip to Camp NoBeBoSco. This trip is an important introduction to Troop 74 for new scouts and their parents. Veteran scouts will have an opportunity to complete rank requirements while being a mentor to the new scouts.

New scouts are required to have a parent attend with them for this first trip. It’s a great way for new scouts to ease into the program and for parents to learn about Boy Scouts first hand and get all of their questions answered from adult leaders.

Veteran scouts will arrive at NoBeBoSco on Friday night and sleep in tents for the weekend. New scouts and their parents will arrive Saturday morning and stay overnight in a heated cabin

See the trip web page for details.

Mountain Biking Trip: April 21-23, 2017

Kittatinny Valley State Park

Registration Deadline: Wednesday April 5, 2017

We’ll be tent camping and mountain biking at Kittatinny Valley State Park [Google map] [trail map].  The Sussex Branch Rail Trail , which cuts through Kittatinny has 21.2 total miles and the surface varies between crushed stone, gravel, ballast, cinder, and dirt.  The trail is a former railway so it is mostly flat, scenic ride for all abilities.

We need strong parent participation for this trip to make sure we have enough capacity to transport everyone and their bikes.

See the trip web page for details.

Hiking Trip: May 19-21, 2017

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Join Troop 74 on a true outdoor adventure.  We are going hiking/backpacking in High Point State Park, the highest peak in New Jersey.  There are two hiking options for this trip: a day hike and an overnight self-supported backpacking hike.

The deadline is less than one week away, register now!!  See the trip web page for details.

Whitewater Rafting Trip: June 2-4, 2017

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For the June trip we will be going whitewater rafting on the Lehigh River at Whitewater Challengers. For scouts who don’t have the swimming merit badge, a parent must be in the raft with their son. This is always a popular trip for scouts and parents. Register now!!

See the trip web page for details.


Court of Honor and Family Picnic: Saturday, June 10, 2017

75 Years

Join Troop 74 celebrate its 75th anniversary at the annual Court of Honor and Family Picnic. Our scouts have worked hard on their rank advancements and merit badges so bring the whole family to join us in celebrating their achievements. There will be food and activities.

The picnic will be held at the Montville Reformed Church (9 Church Lane, Montville, NJ) rain or shine.

See the Court of Honor web page for details and to RSVP online.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, June 7, 2017

NoBeBoSco Sleepover Summer Camp: July 16-22, 2017

Summer Camp 2016-03Register Now 2Early Bird Fee: $430 (when paid by April 5, 2017)
Standard Fee: $475 (final deadline May 25, 2017)
New Scout Fee: $430 (final deadline May 25, 2017)

Click here for our summer camp web page

Click here to register for camp

Click here to see merit badge schedule and prerequisites

Click here to sign up for merit badges

Where boys become scouts! Troop 74 will be going to Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco for a week of sleepover camp as a troop. New scouts get the discounted price of $430 right up to the final deadline on May 25. The early bird price for veteran scouts is $430 by April 5. After that, the price is $475 until the final deadline.There are lots of forms to be filled out before camp starts but that can wait until later.  As a first step, register online here and submit your payment and registration form to ASM Steven Benno.

IMPORTANT: Summer camp requires BSA Medical Forms Parts A, B, & C. Part C must be completed by a certified and licensed physician, nurse, or physician’s assistant. This may require an appointment for an annual checkup, which could take months, so please, plan now. You cannot resubmit health forms from last year.

NoBeBoSco Achievement AwardWe compiled a ton of information. Check out the Troop 74 Summer Camp Guide. For all the details about forms, activities, and merit badges, go to our summer camp web page. If you have any questions, feel free to ask any of our adult leaders.