About Us


Troop 288 is a scout-led and adult-managed organization in Annandale, NJ.  We have weekly troop meetings on Tuesday evenings during the school year and we participate in a variety of activities in NJ and the surrounding states each month.  These activities include tent camping, cabin camping, rock climbing, hiking, backpacking, canoeing, rafting, ziplining, snow skiing, bowling, trampolining, and multiple summer camps.  We are also involved with our local community through service projects and troop fundraisers.  Leadership, teamwork, and scouting skills are key factors included in meetings and outings that are utilized by scouts. Our goal as a troop is to make scouting as fun and enjoyable as possible for everyone, and for you to make the most of your time as a scout!

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Our Mission Statement


We, Troop 288, with 50+ years of experience, look to continue to serve the youth of the community by maintaining an inclusive and safe environment that aids to better serve and connect us with God, our community, and each other. We will continue to strive for more 
inclusive events, that improve participation, by organizing ourselves and our equipment by the patrol method. The troop is eager to continue our tradition of engaging in fun outdoor activities and building scout skills with a positive and focused program for all age scouts through well trained youth leadership.