Boy Scouts First Aid Fair

Hoboken Troop 146 hosts First Aid Fair – 10/29

This Saturday, October 29th from 3pm to 6pm, Boy Scout Troop 146 sponsored by St. Francis R.C. Church of Hoboken will be holding “A First Aid Fair” at The Rue School Auditorium (3rd and Garden Streets.)

This fair is the Eagle Project for Johnny Bauers, who is presently a senior at McNair Academy in Jersey City. Johnny was the troop’s senior patrol leader for two years and has been an active scout since he was 11 years old.

This is the third Eagle Project for Troop 146 in this calendar year. Previously, the troop held a Red Cross Blood Drive at the St. Francis Parish Center, and in the last two months, the troop painted all the ironwork around the veteran’s monuments in Hoboken city parks. In addition to these projects, the troop regularly holds food drives for local food pantries throughout the year.

In addition to Boy Scout Troop 146, there is also a Cub Scout Pack 146. The troop meets at The Rue School auditorium every Tuesday night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the pack meets at the same location every Monday night from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. During the year, the Boy Scouts take monthly camping trips usually from Friday to Sunday to scout camps throughout Northern New Jersey. During the summer months, the scouts spend one or two weeks at Camp Turrell in New York, where they can earn camp, earn merit badges and meet scouts from other New Jersey troops. In addition, there is usually one summer trip for the older scouts, which this year was a week trip hiking in and out of the Grand Canyon and camping on an Indian reservation in the canyon.

Troop 146 will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2012 and was founded by Marie and Lenny Luizzi, who are our committee chairperson and charter organization representative.

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