Welcome !

Welcome to the online home of Troop 283, Newark, DE.

Our Troop meets on the first, third, and fifth (if applicable) Tuesday of each month from 7:00 - 8:30 PM at St. Margaret of Scotland Church in Newark, DE.  (Directions

If you are interested in a youth-led, adventurous Scouting program, we welcome you to visit us. Stop by one of our meetings, or contact our Scoutmaster or Committee Chairman.

Scoutmaster: William Beck (scoutmaster@troop283de.org
 Committee Chair: Rob Szczerba (committeechair@troop283de.org)

Zack Gordon - Eagle Court of Honor - 6/27 at 2 PM

Posted by zwgordon on Jun 8 2021 - 10:39am

You are cordially invited to join us in celebrating Zack Gordon’s Eagle Scout Court of Honor! The ceremony will be held at St. Margaret of Scotland Church on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at 2:00 PM. A reception will immediately follow in the SMOS Social Hall. 

Mandatory Action for Parents - Youth Protection

Posted by jgordon on Apr 27 2021 - 10:40pm


  1.  Click the 'YOUTH PROTECTION' link under the left-side Menu of the webpage.
  2.  REVIEW the policies and requirements for Troop 283.
  3.  Follow this link to the registration event.  Once on the event, REGISTER to acknowledge that you've read and understand the Youth Protection policies.

This will 'sign off' that you have taken the Youth Protection Pledge for this year.

Upcoming Events

Posted by jgordon on Feb 27 2021 - 11:00pm

Troop Meeting - This Tuesday, Mar 2, 7:00 PM, Sports History (Flying Eagles)

Akridge Scout Reservation - Space Exploration

Posted by jgordon on Feb 24 2021 - 12:26am

On Friday March 19, 2021, Troop 283 will blast for Akridge Scout Reservation to light off some rockets and complete activities for the Space Exploration Merit Badge.   If you already have the Merit badge - or just don't want to take that Merit Badge - that's OK!  Bring your own rocket and we will send your rocket up until we either run out of engines - or - we can no longer find your rockets! 

LAST CHANCE - Sign-up for February "Turkey Dinner" campout

Posted by jgordon on Feb 13 2021 - 4:07pm

"Chill Out" in the Indian River Lodge, or Nanticoke Lodge and enjoy a delicious deep fried Turkey dinner.   This is our most relaxed campout.  Play games, explore Henson, work on requirements or just eat turkey and take a nap! Sign-up Here

Troop Whitewater Rafting on Lehigh River

Posted by jgordon on Feb 6 2021 - 9:38pm

June 11 - 13

Join with your fellow Scouters on a wet and wild rafting trip down the Lehigh River during our June campout in the Poconos.   Can't come for the whole weekend?  Join us for rafting on Saturday.   This is a "dam release" weekend, so we are guaranteed good water!   That also means reservations go early, sign up now so you don't miss out!   Sign-up Here

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