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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: Jonathan Nicholls (scoutmaster@troop283de.org
 Committee Chair: Rob Szczerba (committeechair@troop283de.org)

Attention Graduating Seniors:

Posted by jnicholls3 on Mar 12 2019 - 3:59pm

The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) Newark Chapter is offering scholarship money! 

Interested applicants must be active, registered parishioners.  The winner(s) will be selected based on academic performance, church/community service, and extracurricular activites (equally weighted).  

Support the (Future) Troop!

Posted by jnicholls3 on Mar 12 2019 - 8:42am

Hungry?  Pack 283 is having a Red Robin fundraiser Wednesday, March 13.  

Forget cooking a meal, and stop by for some tasty food, maybe a Freckled Lemonade and good company.

Summer Camp 2019 Program Guide

Posted by zwgordon on Mar 6 2019 - 10:07pm

The attached file is the Rodney 2019 guide! It has all the information you may need about the camp. The merit badge offerings and schedule begin on page 29. This section is especially important since you’ll need to select your Summer Camp merit badges soon!

Brendan Fink’s Eagle Scout Car Wash Fundraiser! - March 3

Posted by zwgordon on Feb 28 2019 - 4:40pm

Join Brendan for his second and final Eagle Scout fundraiser at Saint Margaret’s this weekend! We will be washing cars after the 8:30 and 10:30 masses. Bring all the car washing equipment you can — rags, sponges, towels, squeegees, anything you can find. Hopefully I’ll see you there!

Troop 283 Family Fun Rides - C&D Canal

Posted by jnicholls3 on Feb 25 2019 - 5:36pm

The PLC is organizing a series of 1-2 hour events to have fun and build Troop spirit outside of Troop meetings and campouts!  As part of this I committed to organizing a series of monthly bicycle rides along the canal.  

Ski Trip 2019 Rescheduled - RSVP By 2/26!

Posted by zwgordon on Feb 22 2019 - 10:08pm

Troop Families,

   Thank you for your interest in the troop ski trip.  If I haven't already made it clear this trip has been cancelled due to rain.  I would like to see if there is any interest in moving the trip back one week to Sunday March 3, 2019.  The long range forecast for Jack Frost is calling for cloudy weather, AND NO RAIN. I wouldn't have thought to include a rain date for a ski trip.  

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