Troop 184 was founded in 1939 as Troop 2 at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Seventy five years later, Troop 184 continues a strong Scouting tradition. The Troop is known for its many trips to Canada. These trips started back in 1966. The Troop has also participated in the BSA National Jamboree which is held every 4 years. Troop 184 activities have also included trips to the White Mountains, River Gorge in West Virginia, Washington D.C, Gettysburg and Valley Forge.
We also have the distinction of having our own cabin on 100 acres of land right here in Hamburg. We meet there from April to October on Monday nights 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. This gives the boys more opportunity to learn outdoors than being in confines of an indoor environment. We also meet from November to March at St. John’s 7:00 PM-8:30 PM. We also have a monthly campout at our cabin except for the summer months.
The cabin is also available for rental to other youth groups. For more information contact LaRoy Fritz.
Every year on the last week of June, the Troop sends boys to summer camp at Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation. The scouts can earn merit badges and participate in a lot of fun activities such as swimming, canoeing, rifle and shotgun shooting, COPE (where participants climb, swing, balance, jump, rappel, and devise solutions to a variety of problems). We also travel to Camp Pine Grove every February.
The troop has currently 101 Eagle scouts to its credit. We encourage the “boy run” troop to teach the 3 principles of scouting which are Building Character, Citizenship Development, and Personal Fitness. As adult leaders, it is our responsibility to act as advisers and give guidance when guidance is needed.
If you are interested in joining or have more questions, contact