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    Troop 104 is one of the many groups of the Boy Scouts of America, a non-profit organization designed to teach boys of ages 12-18 outdoor skills as well as encourage character aspects of teamwork, leadership, and responsibility.

    This troop is based in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, and is part of the Patriot's Path Area Council, formerly the Watchung Area Council. It is requiresd to have adult scoutmasters. Ours are Mr. John Podlas, and Mr. Cleavland Bowser. We also have juvenile leaders, who for the most part are in charge of the troop. For the 2002 - 2003 year our Senior patrol leader is Denis Hercel. He is the head child leader. His assisitant is Daniel Sandiford. There are approximately 16 other active members as of now, and we are constantly looking for any and all boys between 12 and 18 who wish to join the troop.

    Some of the main features of this troop are our frequent camping trips to sites in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware.  We have camped at well-known sites such as Valley Forge, Gettysburg, Annapolis (Navy school), West Point (Army school), and have gone on treks in upstate New York and recently trekked down the Grand Canyon.  More info on the Grand Canyon trip can be found here.