BSA Troop # 290



Troop 290's Annual Wreath Sale - Order by Halloween, Local deliveries by Thanksgiving, Continental US via FedEx by Dec 10th!

Click here for our online store! Contact-less ordering & delivery for 2020!!!


How great is scouting?  Read our flyer, "Having Fun, Building Character and Becoming Leaders", found at the bottom of this webpage.

Our upcoming events in 2019 & 20...

September - Local Camping and "Chicken on a Chain!"
October - Monmouth Council 100th Anniversary Camporee at Quail Hill
November - Navy Camporee at Annapolis
December - Daytrip to Philadelphia
January - Winterburg - Cabin Camping in Forestburg Scout Camp
February - Ski Trip in Pennsylvania
March - Rifle Range at Forestburg
April - Gettysburg, camping on the battlefield
May - Cape May Coast Guard Academy
June - Rafting 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.

Scouts is for kids 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 and girls in kindergarten through fifth grade, please check out the Pack 90 website,, or send an email to 

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 76 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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