About Us

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

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

Our meetings are generally (i.e., not always!) held most Fridays of every month (during the school year) at 7:00 PM at St. James Church located at 581 Valley Road.

Established in 1924, we’re one of the oldest active troops in the country. For over 90 years, we’ve been helping our sons achieve their potential as leaders and young men. We’re proud of the over 350 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 to 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 son 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:

Carl Joslyn

John Hartinger

The Boy Scouts is for boys 11 years old through 17 years old. The program achieves the BSA’s objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness. Visit www.BeaScout.org for additional information.

A Boy Scout Troop is a boy-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.

Boy 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, 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 Boy Scout. Many of our boys are athletes in their schools, participating in soccer, football, baseball, basketball, lacrosse, swimming, track and field, crew and other inter and intra-mural sports. We have musicians, actors, writers, pranksters, jocks, brainiacs, boys 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 brother scouts world wide!

Troop 12 Parent & Scout Guide

If you are or plan to join the troop as a parent volunteer, please download the PDF of the latest Troop 12 Parent and Scout Guide (to come). Read it carefully as it outlines Troop 12’s program, merit badge procedures, camping information, etc. All scouts AND parents should be familiar with it.

Other BSA Information and Resources

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 www.BeAScout.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 its one of Scouting best-kept secrets!

here you a Cub Scout or a Boy Scout? Would you like to re-connect 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?

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