About Troop 186

Boy Scout Troop 186 was founded in 1991.  Boy Scout Troop 186 is chartered by Manville-Hillsborough Elks #2119 in Manville, NJ. Troop 186 is part of the Raritan Valley District of the Patriot’s Path Council.

Weekly Troop meetings are held on Tuesdays at  7:30 p.m. at the Manville-Hillsborough Elks #2119, 1500 Brooks Blvd, Manville, NJ.

Troop 186 is committed to the mission and vision of the Boy Scouts of America. We strive to be a boy-led Scouting program with an emphasis on personal growth, community service and leadership development, with a goal of preparing boys to become the leaders of tomorrow.

Along with character development and physical fitness, citizenship training is one of the three objectives of the Scouting program. Troop 186 goal of citizenship training is through community service. We strongly believe that each Scout has the obligation to give something back to the community in which he lives.

Troop 186 offers a variety of activities and outings. Some of the things we like to do include:

  • Outings that include day hikes, snow tubing, whitewater rafting, camping, and others.

  • Service projects including Eagle Scout Service, service to local assistant living centers, flag ceremonies, and others.

  • Summer Camp

​If you are interested in visiting our troop, or have questions about joining Troop 186, please contact us at troop186nj@gmail.com.

Troop 186 is non-denominational and welcomes all interested boys, age 11 to 18, into Scouting. A boy needs no prior experience to become a Boy Scout.