About Troop 59

A Troop Run By Boys For Boys
Being a Boy Scout is special. Scouts are one of the few organizations for youth where the adults are not “in charge”. Troop 59 had made this the cornerstone of the scout experience.

Our boys managed and controlled all aspects of troop operations from running meetings to meal planning. Our adult staff provided guidance to the Scout leadership so that they could accomplish the goals they had set for themselves and the Troop. If you were looking for an environment that challenges boys to learn what it takes to be self sufficient, have personal confidence and develop the skills needed for success then we had a program for you.

A Strong Commitment To All Aspects of Scouting
Our Troop worked all parts of the scouting program. Naturally the outdoors is a big part of the program but we did not stop there. Advancement, Personal Growth and Responsibility, Community Service, and Citizenship were emphasized in our programs and activities,

Leadership Development
Scouting is a laboratory for developing leadership. Our boys learned this from the beginning of their Troop experience. Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of the scouting movement said that “Scouting is a Game with a Purpose”. Leadership is a process of getting things done through people. Our Scouts learned this through direct interactions with Adults, Scout Leaders and most importantly other Scouts. We helped our Scouts learn these skills and then apply them to everyday life so that they could use them for a lifetime of success

Most Important is Fun!
Our scouts could not wait to “get out there”. Be it orienteering, whitewater rafting, hiking, treks, and many other annual activities we always made sure the primary ingredient was fun.

Since its initial charter in 1937, BSA Troop 59 had been serving Long Hill Township for over 85 years.

Troop 59 was a member of the Pioneer District (formerly the Watchung Mountain District) in the Patriot’s Path Council, which is headquartered at 1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls, NJ.

The Troop was chartered by, and met at 7:30 PM every Wednesday at, the First Presbyterian Church, located at 158 Central Avenue in Stirling, NJ.