Welcome to Troop 9 West Caldwell NJ

 104 years ago the “Unknown Scout” lent a helping hand to William Boyce on a street in London, leading to the formation of the Boy Scouts of America in 1910.  It’s been 60 years since Troop 9 (unit 59), applied for its first charter in 1954.

During that time, much has changed in the world around us, but the Boy Scouts of America has remained steadfast in its mission, which is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Currently, with almost three million youth participants, more than a million adult volunteers and a hundred and fourteen thousand units, the Boy Scouts of America remains one of the most vibrant, influential youth organizations in the United States.

Closer to home, this scouter is happy to report that Troop 9 is thriving, with some highly motivated scouts, a dedicated group of adults leaders and a supportive committee.  Mindful of our heritage, many of the Troop 9 traditions continue today, while some new ones have been added.  In late May, we held an Eagle Court of Honor for our two newest Eagle Scouts, bringing the total of number of Troop 9 Eagle Scouts to 144!  There are more on the way.

The Troop continues to offer a robust program, with something for everyone, but still places a heavy emphasis on the outdoor program, which includes everything from canoe camping, winter tent camping, hiking & backpacking, and of course, a week at summer camp each year.

Participation in the BSA national high adventure programs remains a hallmark of Troop 9.  With a long history of alternating between Philmont, Northern Tier, Sea Base and the National Jamboree, our scouts always have something new and unique to look forward to.  In 2013 we sent 6 scouts to the National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel in West Virginia.  This year we have a full crew of nine scouts and three adults heading off to Philmont on June 30th.  In 2015, the troop has two crews scheduled for Northern Tier, to be followed by Sea Base in 2016.

As we look to the future and work toward the continued success of the BSA and our Troop, I would like to acknowledge and thank all those men and women who worked tirelessly on this program, helping not only to create our “60 years” of history, but for passing on the program our current scouts and volunteers inherited; what a gift! 


Yours In Scouting,

Ron Burgers

Scoutmaster, Troop 9


2015 Ski Trip at Okemo VT

Posted on Jan 19 2015 - 4:16pm

Forms and payment for the ski trip to Okemo, VT are due at next Tuesday’s meeting, attached is the flyer for the ski trip, ski trip permission slip, along with 2 pdf's for rental equipment and lessons if interested.

Passing of James Brown, Past Chairman of Troop 9 and Father / Grandfather to the Pszcola Family

Posted on Jan 19 2015 - 4:07pm

Codey & Jones Funeral Home
54 Roseland Avenue
Caldwell, New Jersey 07006
Richard J. Codey, Owner (NJ# 3175) / Garrett C. Jones, Owner & Manager (NJ# 3904)

Tree Lot Information Session

Posted on Nov 16 2014 - 10:27pm

We are preparing for tree lot 2014. The attached information packet is for your reference. At the troop meeting on Tuesday, November 18th at 7:30PM we will discuss the operations of tree lot and answer any questions. All parents are invited and especially important for new parents in Troop 9 to attend. We look forward to a enjoyable and rewarding tree lot setup on Saturday, November 22, 2013. See you all at 8:00AM.

Court of Honor : Nov 25th

Posted on Nov 16 2014 - 10:27pm

Come and celebrate the accomplishments of our scouts. Troop 9 will be holding a Court of Honor on November 25th at the Washington School Gym. The ceremony will start at 7:30 pm.


Posted on Nov 16 2014 - 10:23pm

Dear Northern New Jersey Council Families,

On Saturday, November 15th and Sunday November 16th, 2014 the new Wayne, Dick's Sporting Goods store location will be hosting the first annual Northern New Jersey Council Appreciation Discount Day to assist families with preparing for the upcoming scouting season.

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