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Troop 25, BSA meets -- Wednesday, 6:30 PM 

at Peninsula Lodge #99 Free and Accepted Masons,

888 Avenue C (corner of 40th Street), Bayonne, NJ

Boy Scouts, fun program for boys age 11 through 18 


Save the Date - Mackin Dinner - Friday, December 2, 2016 - Mayfair Farms - West Orange, NJ  



Mission Statement

It is the mission of Troop 25Three Rivers District of the Northern New Jersey Council, BSA, sponsored by Saint Vincent De Paul Roman Catholic Church, Bayonne, New Jersey, to provide a quality program for all eligible youth in its diverse service community so that in the future its members will be prepared to make ethical decisions throughout their lifetimes based upon the values contained in the Scout Oath and Law.


In 1935, Father Henry Mackin started Boy Scouts for Bayonne Roman Catholic Parishes at St.Vincent DePaul Church.  Mackin Society members continue Father Mackin’s legacy by paying dues annually so today’s Boy Scouts have opportunity to participate in High Adventure.  For more information how you can support a Scout call 201-437-9502.






Scoutmaster - John Hughes

Committee Chair - Michael McGinn


Remembering 9/11/2001 - A SPL's account of Community Service     


Troop Calendar

June 2016     July 2016     August 2016 




  • Camping Trips    2015 - 2016


Activity Permission/Consent Form due week (ten days) before activity.  Patrol Leader collects form at troop meeting. 


    • Wharton State Forest, Hammonton, NJ  - September 26th, 27th - Bodine Field - Leader: Matt Klimansky 
    • Gettysburg, Gettysburg, PA - October 23rd, 24th, 25th - Directions - Leader: John Hughes
    • Camp Mason, Blairstown, NJ - November 20th, 21st, 22nd - Directions Camp Map - Leader: Tom Allin
    • William H Pouch Scout Camp, Staten Island, NY - December 11th, 12th, 13th - DirectionsCamp Map - Leader: Iapicca 
    • Stratton Mountain Ski Resort, Stratton Mountain, VT - February 5th, 6th, 7th - Directions - Ski Trail Map - Leader: John Hughes
    • Camp Alpine, Alpine, NJ - March 11th, 12th, 13th - DirectionsCamp Map - Leader: Jan Egan
    • Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco, Blairstown, NJ - April 22nd, 23rd, 24th - DirectionsCamp Map - Leader: Joe Cangiano
    • Camp Lewis, Marcella, NJ - May 13th, 14th, 15th - DirectionsCamp Map - Leader: Jan Egan 
    • Quail Hill Scout Reservation, Englishtown, NJ - June 3rd, 4th, 5th - Directions - Camp Map - Leader: Tokar
    • Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco, Blairstown, NJ - July 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th - DirectionsCamp Map - Annual Health and Medical Record - Leader: John Hughes 



  • Annual Medical Form Due


Susie Cipriano -  Medical Record Coordinator



  • Annual Registration Due


 - Membership Chair


Troop 25, BSA

25 West 8th Street


Bayonne, NJ 07002 



  • Christmas Wreath Sale --- October 12, 2016 - November 9, 2016 --- Wreath Order Form  


- Christmas Wreath Coordinator


Troop has been holding an annual Christmas Wreath Sale fundraiser since 1997.  This fundraiser promotes itself, in that once you establish a list of customers, each year your customers look forward to being asked again.  Work hard to build a large list of customers and each year they will say yes with a smile since you will deliver the finished wreath to them.


Parents/Scouts take wreath orders from family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers along with deposit or payment.  A couple parents visit a craft warehouse and purchase all the decorations.  Wreaths are ordered and picked up Saturday after Thanksgiving, parents make wreaths on that day, and take them for distribution to their customers.


Sales are prorated to each participating boy's troop account to supplement High Adventure expense.  This provides each Scout the opportunity to be able to participate in a once in a life-time adventure.




              Honoree:  TBD


Invitation  ---  Reservation  ---  Journal  


Jenna Egan - Dinner Dance Chair


To supplement an extensive outdoor experience for your son takes much funding.  We hold an annual (black tie optional) dinner dance with recognition of a community leader who supports youth activities, a program journal, gift basket drawing, program video, and fantastic cocktail hour/dinner.  Music gets everyone on the dance floor and the troop family/friends makes for a great time.


The dinner dance involves much parent and community leaders participation in promoting ticket sales and journal ads as well as planning and organizing the event.



Jan Patrick Egan - Troop Coordinator


Scouts pay a weekly dues to instill responsibility and support their program.  Adults can support the troop as a member of the Mackin Society with an annual contribution of at least $100.  Adult Scouters and parents continue to pay their dues to help the Scouts' program.  In addition to paying dues, Mackin Society members are encouraged to recruit adults to pay their dues to help our Scouts.


Mackin Society holds an annual brunch to recognize new members, take care of society business, and select a honoree for the annual troop dinner dance.  Members also support dinner dance committees.



  • Swim / Rifle / Archery Meetings 1st Wednesday of month -   Patrols will depart/return from/to meeting location. Swimming at at Lincoln Community Pool (East 30th Street), Marksmanship at Bayonne Police Pistol Range (16th Street Park), and Archery at Norton Paints (East 5th Street).  Scouts should be prepared to participate in scheduled activity each month.  Patrol leader can remind your son what activity is scheduled.


Scoutmasters' Staff, John Carroll, Certified NRA Rifle Instructor 


  • Troop Committee Meeting - held 1st Wednesday of the month at 7PM.  Parents are encouraged to participate to provide a better program for your son.


Michael McGinn - Troop Committee Chair

Matthew Wilson - Finance Chair

Greg Czerwienski - Vice Chair

Fred Creswick - Christmas Wreath Chair

Jenna Egan - Dinner Dance Chair

vacant - Cake Sale Chair

Jan Patrick Egan - Mackin Society

Fred Creswick - Friends of Scouting

Joan McGinn - Publicity

Nancy Chiaravalloti - Webmaster (

Patti Sielski - Secretary/Communications Coordinator

Joe Porcelli - Advancement Chair

Dana Aiello - Membership Chair 

James Folger - Camping Chair

Susie Cipriano - Medical Records Coordinator



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