Troop 59 Hike

Last Saturday, Mr. Walto and Mr. Theoclitus joined the troop in a hike at Watchung Reservation for a short hike. We also learned how to navigate with a compass and pacing, moving along specific compass bearings for certain length, without measuring it out. Scouts had to learn the length of their pacing and attempt to measure that way. We thank our leaders who coming out on such a cold day to lead this activity.

Pictured: Mr. Theoclitus, T. Marshall, B. Marshall, T. Baeyens, Mr. Walto


Last Saturday on January 2, 2021, Troop 59 welcomed its newest Eagle Scout, Tim Marshall. Unlike most previous times, Tim’s Eagle Scout Court of Honor. was held at The Saint Vincent De Paul Church in Stirling, in accordance with the social distancing guidelines. All of us here at Troop 59 congratulate Tim for his amazing achievement, acquired by only a small percentage of Scouts.

Tim (pictured center front) takes a picture with other Eagle Scouts in attendance

For the project required to acquire Eagle, Tim had worked with Father Richard Carton to lead the building of a concealing fence around the AC units next to the church, a welcome addition!

TIm poses in front of the fence he constructed.

Troop 59’s New Eagle Scout

On March 2nd, Troop 59 celebrated their newest Eagle Scout, Tommy Garno. His project, was to replace, build, and stain new fences at the St. Vincent De Paul Church. It took him 3 days to do so. He received help from many scouts and adults. We are all congraulating him.


On Sunday, April 7th, Troop 59 came in third at the Berkeley aquatics Cardboard Boat Race, with our boat the “B.S.A Hopefully Doesn’t Sink.” There were five other boats. Thank you to Mr. Theoclitus and Mr. Gerecht for coaching us.

Troop 59 Luminary Sales, SOLD OUT

All luminaries have been sold out!  Thank you to all who supported Troop 59 – we’ll see you again next year!


Troop 59 will be offering sets of luminaries – 10 candles, bags and sand – for purchase on Saturday December 1, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, at the Valley Mall, 977 Valley road, Gillette.

Any luminary sets not sold on Saturday will be offered for purchase on Sunday, December 2.

Scouting for Food

Reminder that Scouting For Food flyer distribution is this Saturday, November 4.  Routes will be available starting at 8:00 AM from Long Hill Township town hall.

Food pickup will be next Saturday, November 11 at 10:00; routes will be available from St. Vincent de Paul Church and food returned to the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry.

All available scouts should try to participate in this important community service project!

Troop Planning Meeting on September 13th

Troop 59 will hold it’s first planning meeting of the new Scout year at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, September 13, at the First Presbyterian Church.  

This will be the annual meeting for determining outdoor activities and troop meeting agendas throughout the entire year.

All scouts should attend and come prepared to participate in this important meeting:  review the troop calendar ( and responsibilities of troop leadership positions ( BEFORE THIS MEETING!