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Troop 8 is one of the oldest chartered Boy Scout troops in the eastern United States.

In 2013, we celebrated 97 years of continuous operation with our sponsor, Ogden Presbyterian Church. Our Scout room and other facilities are located in the church building in Chatham, NJ.

With about 100 Scouts enrolled throughout the year, we are also one of the largest troops in the Patriots Path Council.

Our website provides information about our history, past Eagle Scouts, past and present Scoutmaster, our calendar of troop events, as well as many other items of interest to our Scouts, their families and friends, and our supporters.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Scout Oath

Scout Law

On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.
A Scout is:

Trustworthy
Loyal
Helpful
Friendly
Courteous
Kind
Obedient
Cheerful
Thrifty
Brave
Clean
Reverent

Vision Statement

The Boy Scouts of America will prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law.