Welcome to Troop 1 North Caldwell

 “Our 90th 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 7:30pm – 8:45pm at Gould Elementary School on 132 Gould Ave, North Caldwell, NJ 07006.


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Introduction to Scouting

Summer Camp

Posted by pmontano on Jul 14 2024 - 3:29pm

Congratulations to the following scouts that attended summer Camp: 

Tim, Ben, Sam B., Victor, Nick, David, Samuel, Elorm & Donovan. 

These scouts had a great week at camp even with the high temperatures. 

Gone Home - In Memoriam - Richard W "Dick" Draper 1942 - 2024 - Troop 1 Assistant Scoutmaster

Posted by admin on Feb 21 2024 - 11:40am

We were saddened to learn that former Troop 1 Assistant Scoutmaster Dick Draper passed away on January 25, 2024 in Milwaukee, WI.

Dick was from the UK and achieved the Queen's Scout Award. After receiving his doctorate in Chemistry, Dick emigrated to the United States as a research fellow at the University of Rochester. He then went to work for Schering-Plough settling in North Caldwell in the 1970's. He was involved as a leader for many years continuing long after his sons David (Eagle Scout - Class of 1994) and Robert  (Eagle Scout - Class of 1997) completed the Scouting program.

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.

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