BSA Troop # 290



How great is scouting?  Check out what these 11 moms say,  Or, you can read our flyer, "Having Fun, Building Character and Becoming Leaders", found at the bottom of this webpage.

Our upcoming events in 2015 & 16...

September - Local Camping and "Chicken on a Chain!"
October - Ghoulish Camporee at Quail Hill
November - Turkey Swamp
December - NYC daytrip
January - Winterburg - Cabin Camping in Forestburg Scout Camp
February - Ski Trip in Pennsylvania
March - Sterling Mines, with fluorescent rocks!
April - Rifle & Shotgun Shooting in Southern NJ
May - Zip lines at Ockanickon
June - Canoeing on the Delaware River

Past trips have included Washington DC, Gettysburg, skiing (Shawnee & Camelback), spelunking, canoeing, rafting, ocean fishing, Naval Academy Camporee & Football Game, Flight Simulator, bike riding in Cape May, Pumpkin' Chuckin' with catapults, NJ State Police Camporee, Lakota Wolf Preserve, Sandy Hook and local camping.

Boy Scouts is for boys 11-17 years old.  You can join at any time. We welcome scouts from Colts Neck and surrounding communities. Click on "Contact Us" to send us an email!

If you're looking for information on Cub Scouts, for boys in first grade through fifth grade, please check out the Pack 90 website,, or send an email to For information on Venture Crew 290, for young men and women from 9th grade through age 20, please contact Vicki Sherman at 732-308-9820 or

Troop 290 is a very active, highly decorated troop and an integral part of the Colts Neck community.  We have had the honor of presenting the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in scouting, to 61 scouts since 1972. Additionally, the Troop is a prominent participant in the Order of the Arrow, scouting’s National Honor Society.

Troop meetings are held Wednesday nights from 7:30 to 9:00pm.  Trips are held once a month from September through June.  We’ve been to local camp sites, High Point NJ, West Point Camporee, NJ State Police Camporee, Gettysburg and other great places.  Activities include fishing, hiking, orienteering, skiing, boating, and many more.  Each summer, the troop spends a week at Forestburg Summer Camp, where swimming, canoeing, archery, target shooting, rock climbing and walking across the monkey bridge lead the list of great activities the scouts enjoy. 

As the scouts progress in their skills and rank, they have the opportunity to go to the really cool High Adventure Bases, such as Philmont (hiking in the New Mexico Rocky Mountains), Florida Sea Base (boating and scuba diving in the Florida Keys or Bahamas), The Summit (great outdoor activites, such as white water rafting, mountain biking, zip lining, etc. in West Virginia) and Northern Tier (canoeing and hiking in Minnesota and Canada).   National and international jamborees are also available to the scouts.

Our troop’s members are from Colts Neck and neighboring towns!  For more information, click on “Contact Us” on the right side of this webpage!

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