Welcome to the Boy Scouts of America and Troop 33. By becoming a parent of a Boy Scout, you are starting your son out on the great adventure of Scouting. This is an important and rewarding endeavor that you will share with him. We have been active members of the Fanwood-Scotch Plains community for more than 75 years.
In addition to weekly meetings, there are monthly trips where you'll find our scouts cycling along the Delaware River, hiking along the Appalachian Trail, or visiting historic sites such as Gettysburg, the United States Military Academy at West Point, or the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD. Our troop has participated in national Veterans Day ceremonies in Washington, DC where they marched with active-duty paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division and led the pledge of allegiance.
Troop 33 frequently has outings that include skiing, whitewater rafting, canoeing, and winter cabin camping. Every year, we compete with other nearby troops in the Klondike Derby. Troop 33's older scouts enjoy additional offerings through our Varsity program.
Every imaginable merit badge has been made available from rock climbing where scouts climb walls to aviation where scouts learn to fly small aircraft.
During the summer months, activities continue at Allamuchy Boy Scout Camp, Camp Citta, Resica Falls, and Sabattis High Adventure Camp in upstate New York. We also have sent crews to Sea Base in the Florida Keys. Other groups have been sent to Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico, a spectacular experience they'll never forget. Check our photo album for a look at Troop 33.
Generation after generation, Troop 33 has instilled the principles of Scouting as embodied in our Scout Law: a Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
You will find our Scouts cheerfully unloading your car at the Fanwood Recycling Center, collecting food for our local food bank, setting up a Library book sale, improving the Fanwood Nature Center, and landscaping public areas throughout our community.
Service, personal growth, friendship, and adventure are the four pillars of Troop 33's Scouting program. Committed adult leaders and mentors help our scouts set and achieve goals, learn to plan and work together, develop leadership abilities, and build outdoor survival skills.
Troop 33 is sponsored by the Fandood Presbyterian Church.