About Us

Where: St. James’ Church

@ 581 Valley Rd. Montclair, NJ 07042
Open to ages 11-17 and their families
Turning kids into tomorrow’s leaders since 1924
Adventure is Waiting. Build Yours.

Troop 12 throughout the year

We are a BSA Boy Scout Troop chartered by The Episcopal Church of Saint James in Montclair, New Jersey.

Troop 12 is associated with the Lenape Trail District of the Northern New Jersey Boy Scouts Council.

Our weekly troop meetings are held most Fridays during the school year, 7:00-8:30 PM at St James’ Church @ 581 Valley Rd Montclair, NJ 07043.

Established in 1924, we’re one of the oldest active troops in the country. For over 95 years, we’ve been helping our sons achieve their potential as leaders and young men. We’re proud of the over 370 Eagle Scouts, scouting’s highest award–produced by Troop 12.

Just as important, Troop 12 Scouts have fun across a wide range of activities, including fire building, first aid, hiking, swimming, canoeing, fishing, conservation, and much more.

Our weekly Friday night meetings in Montclair and monthly camp-outs in Mahwah are complemented by special trips to historic sites such as Gettysburg, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Boston. During the summer, Boy Scouts attend an official BSA Summer Camp in the Catskills in upstate New York.

We cordially invite you to learn more about what Troop 12 has to offer. If you and your child are interested in character building, personal growth, outdoor activities, and fun, Troop 12 Montclair is the place to be.

For more information, please feel free to contact us via the forms at the bottom of this page, or email one of our adult leaders below:

Dan Buckley

John Hartinger

Troop 12 is a BSA boys troop for boys 11 years old through 17 years old. The program achieves the BSA’s objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness. Visit this page on scouting.org for additional information.

A BSA Troop is a youth-led endeavor using Lord Baden Powell’s Patrol Method of Scouting. Troop 12 uses a modified version of the Patrol Method that groups together boys of different ages into separate Patrols.

BSA Scouts is an excellent way to make new friends, learn something new and have fun. When’s the last time your son, learned about an interesting subject by earning one of over 130 Merit Badges, or led a hike? planned a camping trip? attended summer camp? cooked his own meal at a campfire? or got to do something out of the ordinary? If you are interested in seeing what it’s all about, stop by one of our meetings. We would be happy to show you around.


There is no “one type” of Scout. Many of our scouts are athletes in their schools, participating in soccer, football, baseball, basketball, lacrosse, swimming, track and field, crew, and other inter and intramural sports. We have musicians, actors, writers, pranksters, jocks, brainiacs, kids who are great in school, and others who are not. We try to find a place for them all. They share a bond with about 28 million other scouts worldwide!

To find out more about the Boy Scouts of America, in general, you can take a look at one of the following sites, and subscribe to their magazines: BOYS’ LIFE MAGAZINE, and SCOUTING MAGAZINE. Usually, when you join the Scouts, you will get a discounted subscription rate to one or both of these magazines.

For older girls and boys looking for Scouting adventures, consider joining a Venture Crew. Venture Crews are for boys and girls ages 14-20. Check out where you can find a Venture Crew new you on https://beascout.scouting.org/. If you are interested in Scouting and Maritime or Ocean adventures, check out the BSA’s Sea Scouts program. Sea Scouts have been around for as long as Scouting and it’s one of Scouting’s best-kept secrets!

Were you a Scout? Would you like to reconnect with old friends and Scouting? Why not join the Scouting Alumni Association? Check out the Scouting Scrapbook and Share Your Story! If you are an Eagle Scout, why not look at what’s new at the National Eagle Scout Association? Or just find out more about what it means to be an Eagle Scout?

Have questions?

Check out our FAQs or use the form below to contact us, we apologize ahead of time if we don’t reply in a timely manner, this is forwarded to a heavily checked email address.

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