Skylands District Holds First Scouts BSA Spring Camporee

The Skylands District held its first ever Spring Scouts BSA Camporee the weekend of April 22-24, 2022, at Winnebago Scout Reservation in Rockaway Township. The theme of the camporee was first responder/emergency services. Scouts from nine troops got close hands-on demonstrations of first responder life saving equipment and gear. Emergency service units from the following agencies were on hand to greet the Scouts:

  •  Andover Township Fire Department
  • Picatinny Arsenal Haz Mat
  • Rockaway Township Fire Department
  • Saint Clare’s EMS Ambulance
  • Morris County K-9 unit
  • Morris County Sherriff Office Bomb Squad and ESU units
  • Morris County MAB unit.

Paul Minenna, a NJ Certified Angler Instructor and Troop 160 Rockaway committee chair, assisted Scouts with fishing at Durham Pond. Congratulations to Katie Reidmiller for organizing her first district event as part of her Wood Badge ticket.