TROOP 312 HISTORY from the beginning of time
Boy Scouts of America Troop 312 was formed in 1979-80. Bruce Dolimount was the first Scoutmaster, followed by Michael Healy, Bob Hearns, Bob Elms, Bob Koehler, Scot Miller, Jim Rennalls, Ray Miller, Dan Scheidecker, Roger Aanonsen, Ken Smith, Jim Dienes and currently Chris Huber. While these adults have served as Scoutmaster, Troop 312 is led by the boys within the troop, the boys responsible for planning and leading the activities of the troop.
Our charter organization is the Flanders Fire Company No 1
Flanders , NJ .
The troop helps the fire department in conducting community service
project and supporting the community of Mt Olive Twp.
Meetings are held both virtually and with COVID protocols within the Flanders Fire Company No 1 hall on 27 Main Street Flanders. The Troop meetings are normally held on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 PM.- 9 PM. (September through June.) Parents are asked to be prompt in dropping off and picking up their sons for meetings. Please use the rear hall doors and parents are always welcome to attend meetings to observe. Any change of meeting place or time will be announced during a meeting or by telephone or email. Red shirts are worn, unless it is the first Tuesday of the month (or when announced) when full uniforms are required for youth and adults. Red shirts are also worn for fundraisers and most troop events. A full uniform (also known as a Class A uniform) consists of official BSA shirts with appropriate, current patches, official BSA pants or shorts, belt, scarf, slide, and BSA socks when shorts are worn. Merit badge sashes and OA sashes may also be worn.
Court of Honor ceremonies are special to Scouts and parents alike, and they are held at least two times a year. Full uniforms must be worn for a court of honor. This is the opportunity for your Scout to receive recognition for earning merit badges, advancements, and other special honors. Parents, please make every effort to attend the Courts of Honor.