Camp Connected by the Garden State Council Opens Today (May 29)   Garden State Council’s CAMP CONNECTED presents: VIRTUAL SCOUTS BSA SUMMER CAMP Get ready for a fun, interactive camp experience like no other! Choose 4 merit badges per week from our list of 14 offered during camp! Plus, virtualContinue Reading

Unlike past years, the Troop was unable to work with the VFW to plant flags at Cavalry Cemetery for Memorial Day at the graves of veterans and their families. Because Scouts across the USA are all in a similar situation due to COVID-19, The BSA has called for Scouts toContinue Reading

May and June, 2020 Please contact the Troop at if you would like to support the effort of one of our senior Scouts, working toward his Eagle.     I need your help with my Eagle Scout Project. My project is to make 150 masks for people experiencing homelessness in Camden. Continue Reading

All for One, One for All The Troop has been busy, with everyone working remotely and independently! The Troop would like to thank the older scouts that already have that MB. Your attending, listening and providing input is valuable and makes all the difference to those New Scouts. It strengthensContinue Reading

On April 9, we are having a virtual meeting at 7pm via Teams ( The exact connection link will be sent out shortly before the meeting time. There are 3 matters before the troop: Troop Elections Service How the Troop will conduct business during these days of quarantine.    Continue Reading

Troop 179 will cancel the following: Troop Meeting on March 17th. Cabin Camping Trip on March 21st. Troop Meeting on March 24th.   The Troop is responding to responsible calls for reductions in group meetings and events during the COVID-19 pandemic. Things to do: while maintaining social isolation, check inContinue Reading

Sunday, March 1st. Flags go up at 4:00pm sharp! Arrive at 3:30 for clean & prep. We will present Rank Advancements, Merit Badges and Special Awards earned since the last CoH, including any Merit Badges not previously distributed. All family members and friends all welcome, so come out and celebrateContinue Reading

Date: February 22nd-23rd Get ready to ski! Starting this year, sign-ups for our group will be done on an individual basis using Shawnee’s online registration system. Navigate to And use these credentials to take advantage of our group rate: Group ID: 019dv Member Password: 2020member019 Scoutmasters and Troop CommitteeContinue Reading

The BSA Troop #179 Troop Committee received this email today, which we are sharing in its entirety below. The important emphasis is that the lawsuits for abuse are the “ historic” abuse cases.  The management of youth protection prior to 1988 was haphazard and amateurish. Since then, Scouting has been atContinue Reading

Westmont United Methodist Church   Feb 16th. 9:30am   Scout Sunday is the primary date to recognize the contributions of young people and adults to Scouting. However, each chartered organization can use either of two other options to celebrate this special day.   Attend in full Field Uniform (aka “FullContinue Reading