Welcome to the Holmdel Troop 131 Website!

On this our official Troop 131 website you'll find information about meetings, recent trips, pictures, schedules, and much more!  Interested in being a scout?  Come to one of our meetings for info and start your own adventure with our National Outdoor Challenge Award winning troop!

We meet on live 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM Tuesday nights at the meeting room next to the Holmdel's library in Bell Works.  We hope to see you there!  

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Annual Open House

Posted on Oct 12 2021 - 3:47pm

Fall 2020 Outdoor Events

Posted on Oct 19 2020 - 5:15pm

Troop 131 has already had 2 great camp outs this fall and more fun is planned.  Congrats to all our scouts on learning outdoor skills at our 9/26/20 Quail Hill Scout Reservation camp out and our return to Forestburg Scout Reservation 10/17/20 where many earned the historic trails hiking award (while also fishing, using the rifle range, and cooking meals and cobblers)!  And thanks to all family members for making these great family events.  Watch for info about our upcoming November hike / camping and our 12/12/20 NYC Hike! 

Congratulations to our Order of the Arrow honorees!!!

Posted on Oct 19 2020 - 5:02pm

On Oct. 10th, 4 members of Troop 131 achieved new honors at the Na Tsi Hi Lodge's Fall Service Weekend.   Congratulations to Elvin Tai, Max Matheusch, and Dante Calcaterra for successfully earning OA's Ordeal level and joining the OA ranks, the national honor society of scouting, by completing their service, knowledge and camping requirements.  And for earning OA's highest achievement, our heartiest congratulations to Kevin Guether who became an OA Vigil Honor member for his amazing volunteer service work over the years on behalf of OA and Scouting!   Great work by all our scouts!

Upcoming 2020 Community Service Opportunities

Posted on Oct 19 2020 - 4:37pm

Our scouts were OUTSTANDING on our 2 most recent service projects.  They collected over 1000 pounds of food for the Fulfill foodbank on 6/6/20 helping feed families throughout Monmouth and Ocean Counties.  And then they collected over 50 bags of roadside trash in their own neighborhoods on 6/13/20 as part of our continuing Holmdel Clean Communities efforts.  Community Service is the mark of scouting, & our troop volunteers with great spirit.  Next up is sandwich building for Bridges-at-the-Shore to assist with area food needs (multiple dates in Oct. & Nov. 2020)  And our next community service will be removing downed branches @ Phillips Park; date TBA.  Other events completed already this year are: Masonic Scouting Night. Feb 19th, Packs 131/331 Blue and Gold Crossover Feb. 21st, and Honor Guard for Holmdel's Memorial Day Ceremony on Mon. May 25th.  More are forthcoming including the Order of the Arrow camp sustainability projects this Fall (QHSR) and Eagle projects our scouts initiate.  Contact Mr. Liedel or Mr. Gestrich to sign up.

Online Rank Advancements, Merit Badges, and Meetings

Posted on Apr 4 2020 - 8:52pm

While we cannot meet during the school closure, there are still plenty of opportunities for rank and merit badge advancements.  Weekly troop meetings will include skill reviews and the opportunity to work with higher rank scouts to complete requirements.  Troop 131 also has merit badge classes that will be run online using Zoom and Scoutbook. Check your emails for updates. Sign ups are online. Blue cards will be done online as well, and records saved in Scoutbook.  Up first for the merit badge offerings are First Aid, Cooking, Emergency Prep, and Energy.  See you online!

Spring & Summer 2020 Camping - Outdoor Achievements Await

Posted on Jan 28 2020 - 3:02pm

Coming soon.  Be sure to sign up for the events you want.  We transition after Winterberg (2/14-16) to our spring/summer camping.  3/28 - Gettysburg Camping & Hikes.  4/25 - Turkey Swamp Park Camping.  5/29 - NJ State Police & National Guard BIG Camporee and Special Events in Sea Girt.  6/13 - Waterfall Hiking and Camping.  6/21-27 Camp Rodney.  7/26-8/1 - Forestburg.  August whitewater trip TBA.  Plus patrol-specific camping/hiking/biking/etc.  Sign up for any or all events at our troop meetings.

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