Beach Jam! at Morey's Piers (Wildwood, NJ)

posted Mar 18, 2021, 6:58 PM by James Trousdale

It's looking very likely that Morey's Piers will conduct their Beach Jam this Spring on 6/4-6/6.  A Cub Scout favorite event.  Join Scouts from all around New Jersey for family camping on the Beach and unlimited Amusement rides on Morey's Piers.

Early Bird signup opens 4/1.  Check back and signup on their website!

The Flash sale will occur 4/1-4/4, for the price of $59.99/person
Prices go up from there so signup during the Flash sale.

Price includes beach camping on both Friday & Saturday night, meals options and additional activities can be pre-purchased via the site or you can visit the boardwalk or local establishments.

Summer Camp - Camp Yaw Paw

posted Mar 18, 2021, 5:49 PM by James Trousdale   [ updated Mar 18, 2021, 5:50 PM ]

We are happy to announce that Summer Camp will resume in 2021!!!   

The Tradition continues for Cub Scouts at Camp Yaw Paw.  This year Pack 27 will go on week one (when many of the Cubs will go to be together).  There is no limit to the number of weeks you can sign-up for.  

Scouts pack their own lunch, travel by bus from central locations up to camp daily, and return every evening “tired, muddy, and happy!” Families join Thursday evenings for our weekly Barbecue and campfire hosted by the Scouts.

Cubs leave camp with an individual advancement report so that they may be recognized for their achievements. Cubs who attend multiple weeks (returning Cubs) will experience different programs each week to keep them excited and engaged.

There is Early Bird pricing if you signup by 5/2/2021 of $430 for the week.
After 5/1, the cost is $475 for the week.

See the council website to signup!

Christmas Wreaths & Poinsettias Sale

posted Nov 18, 2020, 6:52 PM by James Trousdale   [ updated Nov 18, 2020, 6:57 PM ]

Please support our Pack & Troop with our Christmas Fundraiser!

Order your Wreath and Poinsettia here!

Family Hike @ Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve

posted Oct 14, 2020, 6:41 PM by James Trousdale

On Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 - Pack 27 - Family and friends shared a beautiful morning of hiking in the woods.  It was a good time for us to enjoy the sites of Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve, learn a little bit about hiking the Cub Scout way and reinforcing hiking codes and conduct.

Photos of the event are coming soon!

Welcome Back Pack 27!

posted Sep 2, 2020, 7:18 PM by James Trousdale   [ updated Sep 20, 2020, 7:28 PM ]

First and foremost, we hope that you and your Cubs and family are safe and healthy!  This has certainly been a strange time for us all and it is our hope and every well minded intention to resume -safely- as much of our Scouting activities as possible.

Each year Pack 27 Celebrates Scouting's Anniversary Week in March with a "birthday party" called the blue and gold banquet.

This year was a little different...

In March, the School, Pack and Troop 27, not to mention the WORLD went on lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Events came to an abrupt end - just before our scheduled Pinewood Derby.  We all hunkered down at home and tried to make it all work - remotely.  As our world went online we all needed to adjust to the new reality.

Back in the Spring, we made the decision that Zoom classes and remote learning for school were more than enough for our students (insert weary picture of kids here), so we decided not to put our Cubs through yet another remote meeting.  We did not hold Cub meetings via Zoom.  We had to cancel the remainder of the Scout year programs.

As we approach the new school year, there will be plenty of changes and new protocols we must follow in order to stay safe, develop strong Cubs, and defeat Covid!

We are working with the school administrators, the school principal and local Northern NJ Scouting Council to plan fun filled events and maintain safety for all.  Please continue to refer to our evolving calendar of events (link on home page), for the latest news and activities for your Cub Scouts!

Yours in Scouting,


Cabin Camping @ Camp Turrell (Webelos & Scouts)

posted Mar 4, 2020, 8:41 PM by James Trousdale   [ updated Mar 5, 2020, 1:37 PM ]

On Feb 28th to Mar 1st, the Webelo Cubs and the Boys Scouts of Troop 27, had a fun weekend of Cabin Camping at Camp Turrell in Cuttleback, NY.  The leaders, parents and scouts shared a heated cabin and enjoyed hiking, fire building, card playing and story telling.  It was a great winter break from the routine.

Klondike Derby 2020

posted Feb 12, 2020, 7:25 PM by James Trousdale

On a frigid Saturday (January 18th), the Webelo 2's and a few Bears competed in the 2020 Klondike Derby.  Scouts from all over New Jersey braved the cold temperatures to test their skills and Scout knowledge over ten towns (think of each as an activity station).  Each town tested a different competency such as teamwork, communication, map reading / compass skills, fire-building, first-aid, etc.

Thanks to Den Leader, Brad Simpson for his great decorations of the Pack Sled - he made it into a Roman Chariot in keeping with the 'Gladiator' theme!

Team receiving instructions at the first town:
Jack navigating the maze with help from his Cubs:
Sometimes not so much help... :)
Then he found the table to place all the found loot!
And then it started snowing!

First Aid:
Not to worry, Daniel was rescued!

YMCA Swim Night

posted Feb 12, 2020, 7:12 PM by James Trousdale

On Saturday, January 11th, both Pack 27 and Troop 27 had our annual swim night at the Ridgewood YMCA.  The group had several hours of play time in the pool to chase away the winter blues by swimming with friends and parents.

Here are a few photos of the fun!

Operation Slumber @ the USS Intrepid

posted Nov 10, 2019, 7:39 PM by James Trousdale

On Saturday October 12th, the Cubs and Parents of Pack 27 braved the high seas and spent the night on the legendary USS Intrepid aircraft carrier!  The evening included Dinner, snacks, and full run of the exhibits and tours of the ship!  After the sleepover, the boys and parents had breakfast and one last look at the ship before heading home with a victorious patch and t-shirt to remember the event!

When do we get to fly this thing?
Ace Pilots
The guided tour begins
Who knows the answer?
Tour guide tells more history
Anchor Room
Not sleeping...
Still... not sleeping...

Apple Cidering @ McFaul Environmental Center

posted Nov 10, 2019, 7:22 PM by Francesca Trousdale   [ updated Nov 10, 2019, 7:27 PM by James Trousdale ]

On October 11th, the Cubs learned about how Apple Cider is made in a fun and informative session at the McFaul Environmental Center in Wyckoff.  It was a nice chilly afternoon and a beautiful setting by the small lake where the boys saw a demonstration of antique machinery in action - and everyone had a chance to wash, and crush their own apple.  The demonstration was followed by fresh apple cider and cinnamon doughnuts.

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