TROOP 25 of Tenafly, NJ has been chartered in 1971. We are very enthusiastic about what we are involved in, and learning how by helping our communities to become tomorrow's leaders.
Troop 25 History October 1, 2017
Troop 25 was chartered in February of 1971 with Manny Coplit as the 1st Scoutmaster and Milton Liberty as Assistant Scoutmaster. The original committee included Mr. Laskos, Mr. Peter Frangedes, Mr. George Sekas, Mr. Koukoulas and Mr. Nick Karayanis.
Mr. Anthony Triant became scoutmaster in 1972. Our first 2 Eagle Scouts had their Court of Honor in June of 1974, John Lignos and Anthony Koukoulas. The troop grew steadily January 2nd , 2016 from within the church, with the troop 100 scouts strong at one point. By the 20th anniversary of the Troop, we had seen 63 scouts attain the rank of Eagle. But, the troop then took a hiatus for 4 years, and in 1996 was reactivated with Tony Triant again as Scoutmaster and John Lignos as Committee Chairman.
Tony led us for another 18 years, 36 years in total, until his passing on July 19th, 2008. Earlier, in January 2008, we fulfilled one of Tony’s goals for us by placing two sleds in 1st and 2nd place in the Klondike Derby. He was a very proud man that day! May his memory be eternal.
In 2010, during the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 25 highlights included winning 1st Place at the Klondike and sending 8 of our scouts to the National Jamboree in Virginia. In 2011, we again started the year with 1st Place at the Klondike and had trips to Bellearye Ski area, Philadelphia/USS NJ Battleship, the EOCS Camporee at St. Basils, we sent 26 Scouts to Summer Camp at Turrell, a Fishing boat trip out of Bronx City Island , campouts at Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn , EOCS Religious Retreat at St. Basils, and a tent camping trip in December. In 2012 where we came away with 1st Place in the Klondike again, for the 3rd year in a row! After Easter we had a backpacking overnight and the EOCS Camporee in April and Whitewater rafting in June and Summer Camp for 26 Scouts at Camp Turrell and 8 Scouts went to rustic Camp Floodwood. In the fall we went to the EOCS Religious Retreat, the 51st, and then to Camp NoBeBoSco for the Council Camporee where we came back with 1st Place!
2013 Started with our Alpine Cabin Camping and the Klondike. We made the troop participate by Patrols, instead of a “making a super patrol” and they still managed 3rd place. We continued with our EOCS Camporee in the Spring, Whitewater Rafting, The Opening Flag Ceremony at Met’s Citifield, 20 scouts went to Camp Turrell and 5 more scouts went to the National Jamboree in West Virginia. In the fall we attended the 52nd Annual EOCS Religious Retreat, followed by a frigid overnight in Lean Toos at Camp Lewis where the scouts participated in the COPE Course.
We opened up 2014 with the Klondike Training Cabin Camping trip and at the Klondike itself we placed 1st. The Eagle Ceremony in May marked our 100th Eagle Scout! We had numerous Camping trips in 2014, and the largest Group of scouts ever, 27, at summer camp. Our activities included snow tubing, biking and go kart racing.
2015 opened with a Cabin Camping at NY Alpine and the Klondike, which we got 2nd Place, losing a tiebreaker for the top spot. We went Climbing twice this year, Snow Tubing, and biking, attended the EOCS Camporee and sent 25 scouts to Camp Turrell. We had two big trips this year, to Gettysburg in June and to Boston for the 55th Annual EOCS Retreat, where we slept on the soccer field at Hellenic College Holy Cross. The scouts earned Historic Hiking Medals on both trips.
2016 We place 1st and 3rd in the Klondike Competition, after successful Cabin camping training trips.
We are celebrating our 46th Anniversary as a troop this year. As of today, we have 114 Eagle Scouts from Troop 25, with others working on their Eagle Projects presently. With the help of active energetic adult leaders, we currently have 34 active boy scouts registered from diverse backgrounds and enthusiastic about being involved in our scouting program. Troop 25 is ready to be the training ground for tomorrow’s leaders!
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