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Farewell Troop 59, 1937 – 2022

After 85 years, BSA Troop 59 is no longer chartered as a BSA Scout troop. Due to ever declining registrations, despite the efforts of troop leadership to expand its roster, we are unable to sustain the unit any longer.

Thank you to all of our youth members over the years; we hope that you have fond memories of your time in Troop 59, and the the life and leadership skills that you learned will carry you forward in life.

Thank you to all of the adult leaders, who have served to deliver the BSA scout program and to develop Troop 59’s boys to men, who will not only remember but live by the Scout Oath and Law.

Thank you to the First Presbyterian Church, and St. Vincent de Paul Church, our chartering organizations over the past 85 years, for your guidance and allowing Troop 59 to be part of your ministry.

Lastly, thank you to our Long Hill Township community, we hope that we have served you well, and that you will continue to support scouting and the benefits that it offers.

Yours in Scouting,

Troop 59

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!

Troop 59 Honors Veterans, Prepares for Memorial Day at St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery

On May 17, scouts from Troop 59 once again gathered to honor veterans of United States Armed Forces with the placement of the US flag at the gravesites of those who have been laid to rest at the St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery.

As our country prepares to celebrate the national Memorial Day holiday on May 29,  the scouts solemnly remembered the service given by these brave men and women at nearly 300 graves. 

Troop 59 at St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery, May 17, 2017