Welcome to Troop 1 North Caldwell

 “Our 89th Year”

Troop 1 Trailblazers have been chartered in North Caldwell since 1934 and are very proud to have had 139 young men earn the rank of Eagle Scout

Youth aged 11 – 18 are eligible to join Scouts BSA.  The Boy Scouts of America's objectives are to develop character, citizenship, and personal fitness.

Troop 1 meetings typically occur every Thursday evening (when school is in session that day and there are no holidays) from 7:15pm – 8:45pm at Gould Elementary School on 132 Gould Ave, North Caldwell, NJ 07006.


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Introduction to Scouting

Troop 1 Advancement

Posted by pmontano on Sep 15 2023 - 9:26am

Congratulations to David Awad and Samuel Awad who both completed their Star Rank Board of Review on Thursday night. 

Thanks to the Committee members for their time and dedication to the Scouting Program. 

Jake Montano becomes 139 Eagle Scout from Troop 1

Posted by pmontano on Aug 5 2023 - 10:37am

Congratulations to Jake Montano who completed his Eagle Board of Review on August 2nd. Thanks to the committee members who administered the Board of Review. 

Gone Home - In Memoriam - Paul J. Scagnelli 1950 - 2023 - Troop 1 Assistant. Scoutmaster/Committee Member/Secretary

Posted by admin on Feb 9 2023 - 2:44pm

It is with profound sadness to advise that former Troop 1 Assistant Scoutmaster and Troop Committee Secretary Paul J. Scagnelli passed away on February 2, 2023.

Gone Home - Kenneth G. Bechtold 1926 - 2023 - Troop 1 Scoutmaster - 1947-1950

Posted by admin on Jan 30 2023 - 2:23pm

Former Troop 1 Scoutmaster Kenneth G. Bechtold passed away on January 7, 2023. He was 96 and served as Scoutmaster from 1947 - 1950

Kenneth was born in Montclair and raised in North Caldwell; he lived on the same piece of property for 93 years of his life. He proudly served in the US Navy during World War II. Kenneth graduated from Montclair State University earning both a bachelor's and master's degree. After college, he was an educator for 36 years with Cedar Grove Public Schools, the last 21 of which he served as Superintendent of Schools, retiring in 1986.

Congratulations to Joseph Sumner

Posted by admin on Nov 15 2022 - 9:32pm

Congratulations to Joseph Sumner who successfully completed his Eagle Board of Review on November 13.

Joseph recently re-located to Las Vegas Nevada. As part of completing his rank requirements, Joseph planned, organized and led a refurbishment of the picnic tables and area pathway in Grover Cleveland Park. 

Celebration of Life - Bill Nunamacher - Sunday, June 12, at 2:00 at the First Presbyterian Church - 326 Bloomfield Ave. Caldwell

Posted by admin on Jun 10 2022 - 3:40pm

As previously communicated, Bill Nunamacher, Troop 1's first Eagle Scout died on March 5 at age 92 in New Hampshire.

This Sunday, June 12, at 2:00 pm there is a Celebration of Life for Bill at the First Presbyterian Church, 326 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell NJ

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