Post 371 is a proud supporter of Boy Scout Troop 127 and Girl Scout Troop 30161 of Gibbsboro.
Support for the Scout movement came at The American Legion's first National Convention in 1919. Today, there are more than 2,500 Boy/Girl Scout units sponsored by Legion Posts throughout the country. Supporting Scout activities is natural for Legionnaires, who bring their service-learned skills and experiences as Veterans to help build character and positive traits in "Young America."
American Legion Eagle Scout Scholarships
The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year will receive a $10,000 scholarship. Three (3) runner-up scholarship awards will be granted in the amount of $2,500 each.
|Boy Scout Troop 127
George Koehler - Committee Chair 609-876-1257
Ray Stopper - Scoutmaster 856-745-4324
Girl Scout Troop 30161
Girl Scout Troop 30161 of Gibbsboro, NJ is a girl led multi level troop, under the adult leadership of Tammy and Darlene Campbell with assistance from Brandy Aversa, with current levels of Juniors, Cadettes and Seniors ranging from Grade 4-9. In 2023, three of our ladies, now currently Senior Level, were awarded The Silver Girl Scout Award, the second highest award in Girl Scouting.
Some of our community projects have included The Pizza Box Recycling Center, currently located at the Gibbsboro Community Garden, completed by one of our ladies for her Silver Award; the newly created Voorhees Animal Orphanage Donation Drop Box, currently located in the Animal Orphanage in Voorhees, completed by two of our ladies for their Silver Award; Gibbsboro Town wide Winter Food Drive to fill the pantry at the United Methodist Church in Gibbsboro right before Covid, completed by three of our ladies for their Bronze Award, the third highest award in Girl Scouting; assistance to our local boy scout troop in their annual food drive; town wide clean up and many other troop badges and journeys.
This year, the ladies planned a trip to Salem and Boston Massachusetts over the 4th of July holiday weekend where they learned about Salem’s rich history and early American History in Boston during the Revolutionary War time, and spent two camping weekend at Knoebel’s Amusement Park during the Fall and Spring.
This year’s 2023 Miss Gibbsboro is one of our very own troop members too!
In addition to their normal scounting activities, bothTroop 127 and Troop 30161 play a vital role in our
Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony and our 9/11 Recognition & Remembrance Ceremony.