All scouts who are planning to go to Summer Camp, please bring in the merit badge worksheet plan (see attachment), filled out with the merit badges you plan to work on in summer camp. The worksheet is attached, as is the Class Catalog.
Your scout should be working on a minimum of 3 merit badges and a max of 7.
See prerequisites which your scout needs to complete prior to camp. For younger scouts, work on 1 Eagle Required MB and the rest choose ones that are of interest to help the scout learn the MB earning process. See Mr. Gard and or Mr. Doyle to discuss your Merit Badge choices.

Note for Scouts working on the following Merit Badges:

We will be working on the Citizenship of the Nation Merit Badge on 22 May (separate meeting Wednesday night). See Mr. Gard at the meeting.

For Scouts who have worked on the Emergency Preparedness, MB Counselor should be present tomorrow night.
Plan for 16 May:

1 - 16 May Board of Review
2 - Last Chance for Trip forms for due for May 15-17 Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation Mt. Biking (rentals available or bring your own Mountain Bike and Helmet) so far only 2 participants!
3 - Trip forms collected for Beach Jam - Need good participation
4 - Panther Patrol work on achieving next rank prior to the Court of Honor
5 - Plan rest of the scout year
6 - Commit to supporting Nick Macchi Eagle Court of Honor, 2 June 3pm CUMC.
Plan for 23 May Meeting:

1 - pack trailer for Beach Jam, quartermaster makes sure chuck boxes are complete and tents are usable;
2 - Trip forms collected for Beach Jam - Need good participation
3 - Panther Patrol work on achieving next rank prior to the Court of Honor
4 - Plan rest of the scout year
5 - Board of Review
6 - Commit to supporting Nick Macchi Eagle Court of Honor, 2 June 3pm CUMC; township committee meeting with Eagle Recognition on 1 June..

Next trip:
17-19 May MASR Mountain Biking and Climbing
31 May - 2 June Beach Jam Wildwood NJ
27 June-11 July P Hrycak and O Hrycak Philmont Scout Camp Crew 629 Z-1
21-27 July Summer Camp, WSR

Good news!

A Scout is Reverent
There are opportunities to earn a religious award from your domination. Mr. Andy Koneski will be meeting for awards for Roman Catholics starting in the summer.
Contact him at if you son is interested or if you want information about awards from other dominations.
General information can be found here: ‎

Parent Coordination:
Township Committee Meetings to Recognize Eagle Scouts
11 June Nick Macchi Joseph Gannon

Participation by Troop 75 Scouts; arrive by 7:15; meetings begin at 7:30, starting with a flag ceremony led by Scouts. Scout Participation done by 8:00PM.
Scouts working on the Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge stay for the whole meeting (until about 830 pm).

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Sunset at Florida Sea Base - photo courtesy of Assistant Scoutmaster Robert Lopez.


Troop 75 / Philmont Scout Ranch

Troop 75 sent two crews to Philmont in Cimarron, NM, in the summer of 2017. Crew 7-14Q2 went on Trek 29, and Crew 7-14Q2 went on Trek 20. Both crews experienced many amazing sights at the ranch such as Baldy Mt. and the Tooth of Time. Philmont is a challenging but rewarding experience and is extremely fun.

You must be 14 or older to attend Philmont and scouts should be expected to be physically fit in order to carry heavy packs anywhere from 5-12 miles a day.


Troop 75 / Crew 75 BSA Florida and Bahamas Sea Base Excursions!

Troop 75 sent three crews to Sea Base in the summer of 2016.  The “Stormalong Crew” (led by Messrs. Lopez and Wright) and the “Barnyard Boyz” (led by Messrs. Luppino and Waldner) enjoyed back-to-back weeks in mid-July at Florida Sea Base on the “Storm Along", skippered by Captain Chris.  The “Bahamas Crew” (led by Messrs. Hanlon and Mahadeo) embarked on a week-long sailing adventure in mid-August at Bahamas Sea Base on the “Lazy Days”, a 51-foot sail boat skippered by Captain Michael Kitching.


The crews developed teamwork and camaraderie and enjoyed fantastic adventures that involved lots of snorkeling (of coral reefs and shipwrecks), fishing, swimming, sailing, island hopping, cooking (and eating) great local food. The boys earned the Sea Base 
Captain's Club and BSA Snorkeling crew awards, which required that they learn about all of the components of the vessel, assume all vessel responsibilities, learn and utilize proper sailing techniques and become proficient snorkelers while adhering to the Scout Oath and Law.

Scouts must be age 14 or older when they attend Sea Base, or age 13 and have completed the eighth grade.  Scouts and adults must be in good health and pass the BSA swim test.

For a copy of the 2017 Sea Base information brochure, CLICK HERE.


Sign Up for a Sea Base Adventure!

Participants must be 13 years old and graduated from the 8th grade OR 14 to participate in all Sea Base programs (age requirements are not negotiable).  Participants must also have the ability to swim 100 yards (official BSA swimmer test) and stay afloat for one minute.

If interested in attending Sea Base in the summer of 2018, Scouts and Adults must declare interest by December 30th, 2016, by making a $100 deposit per person (check written to Cranford Troop 75).

Registration slots will be prioritized based on the date deposits are received, so get your deposit in soon.  Please also note that two adults are required per crew.

Please see the Sea Base 2018 presentation from the December 8th 2016 troop meeting for more information and contact Joe Hanlon ( with questions.


Philmont expedition - "Is anybody NOT ready?!"

Scouts must be age 14 or complete the 8th grade by July, 2017 to attend Philmont.

2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree
July 18-28
Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve, West Virginia

Scouts will sign-up individually with the Council for this event using the link below.  The Council will send one provisional crew from central NJ.

This adventure is ideal for Scouts of all ages, but especially those not quite old enough for Philmont.

Open to Scouts age 12+ and First Class Rank (by July, 2017).  Patriot's Path Council will send at least one crew from our NJ area.

For more information and registration, click here