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Current Adult Leaders:

 Scoutmaster  Nick Plante  email - bstroop137scoutmaster@gmail.com
 Assistant Scoutmaster  AJ Dessino  
   Jerry Rubas  
   Mark Goldberg
 Dave Kelch
 
     
 
Troop Committee
 
   
 Chair   Jim Sholly  email - JimS@hmsinteriors.com 
 Advancement  Mike Hirowski  
 Treasurer  Terri Kelch  
 Eagle Mentor  Dave Kelch  
 Outdoor Activities &  Recruitment  Vince Caimi
 Service Projects Ralph Borzillo  e-mail - rborzillo@comcast.net
 Training Coordinator 

Doug Schaefer
 
 
     
 Charter Organization Rep   Jim Austin

 
 Popcorn Chair Vacant  
 Wreath Chair Amy Goldberg  
 Joe Corbi's Chair
 
 Shop-rite Chair       Michelle Killenbeck  
     
 
 
 
 


Volunteer Opportunities
The troop is always looking for adult volunteers to help out. Updated 3/12/2017

Current needs are:

Assistant Scoutmasters - this person will be a uniformed adult, attending camping trips and most meetings assisting the Scoutmaster as needed.  In addition to the training listed below for all adults, Assistant Scoutmasters should take Boy Scout Fast Start Training (online), Boy Scout Leader Basic Training and Introduction to Outdoor Skills. Basic training and Outdoor Skills are classes held by Council at various intervals.

Service Coordinator - This person finds and coordinates service projects from local community organizations. Scouts are required to complete six hours of community service to advance in rank. Three of those need to be conservation related. The Service Coordinator records all service hours are in the Troop management website and BSA service hours website. Attendance at the monthly Committee meeting is requested. This is not a uniformed position. 

Training Coordinator - This person is responsible for ensuring the scouts are aware of all training opportunities available. They will determine which scouts are eligible for NYLT and O/A. They will keep each scout's training record up to date in the Troop management website (Troop Master). While ensuring the Adult Leaders are trained is the responsibility of the Committee Chair, the Training Coordinator helps the Committee Chair by communicating training deficiencies, monitoring the council training schedule, communicating upcoming classes and updating adult training records in Troop Master. 

Troop Committee Members - Committee members are responsible for attending monthly committee meetings (see the troop calendar for schedule).The Troop Committee is responsible for conducting the business of the troop, setting policy, and helping the Scoutmaster and Scouts with the outdoor program and other planned activities. The committee also has the responsibility to provide adults for scout boards of review. This is an important responsibility and is one area where help is always needed and appreciated. Committee members must complete the adult training below along with the Troop Committee Challenge (online).

Popcorn Kernel - The popcorn fundraiser is the most important fundraiser of the year. Funds raised from the effort go directly to the scout's account to help pay for Summer Camp, trips or needed uniforms and supplies from the scout store. It's not unusual for a scout to raise enough money to pay for their entire summer camp (~$400). The Popcorn Kernel will go to one or two council planning meetings, find local businesses to coordinate sale booths and collect individual orders from scouts.

Merit Badge Counselors - the troop is always in need of Merit Badge Counselors.  In particular, we focus on Eagle required merit badges that most scouts will need to earn.  The full list of merit badges can be found online here.  Contact the troop committee for information and applications to become a Merit Badge Counselor.  In addition to the training listed below, Merit Badge counselors should review the training material online from the BSA here.

Campouts
Only registered adults are permitted to camp with the troop on camping trips. Any parents who wish to regularly attend camping trips must become a registered leader and volunteer for any of the open positions. ALL adults must have completed the required training and background checks and should read through the section "what adults do on campouts" in our Troop Welcome pack regarding adults on camping trips to understand the behavior and expectations for adults.


In order for an adult to participate in Troop 137 activities with the scouts (including attending ANY camping trips), adults must complete child protection training and clearances. Please refer to the Background Checks page of this website to view the requirements.