Friday, March 29, 2013
The Patriots Path Council is leaving Florham Park.
The Boy Scouts of America is moving its corporate headquarters from Florham Park for a larger space in Cedar Knolls, according to an article on nj.com. According to the article, the new 14,000-square-foot property on Saddle Road in Cedar Knolls will serve as headquarters for the Patriots' Path Council. The council, the article said, serves Morris, Somerset, Sussex and Union counties. This change, the article said, is coming as the lease on the current property is about to expire, and the council has been looking to buy its own building.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Troop 39 awards Ryan Byrne as the troop's 76th Eagle Scout.
- GOING GREEN
Monday, March 18
The following was submitted by Patch reader Laurel English. Have something you want to announce to the community? Upload it here. Boy Scout Troop 39 in Morris Plains recently honored Ryan Byrne as the troop’s 76th Eagle Scout. Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in Boy Scouting. Joining Byrne in reciting the Eagle Scout Oath at his Court of Honor were Matt Hansen, Troop 39’s 72nd Eagle Scout; Stephane Meunier, Troop 39’s 75th Eagle Scout; Ryan Byrne; Bob Nelson, Assistant Scoutmaster; and Sachin Khadse, Troop 39’s 77th Eagle Scout. Byrne is a senior at Parsippany Hills High School. For his Eagle project, he created a “missing link” trail to connect two already existing trails in Morris Plains. Troop 39 meets every Monday at 7:15 p.m…
Friday, November 16, 2012
Morris Plains resident already facing child porn charges is accused of 'hundreds' of incidents of abuse.
A 30-year-old who says he was victimized as a teen by a Parsippany Boy Scout leader in the 1990s has filed suit against the Boy Scouts of America in Bergen County Superior Court, NJ.com reports. The suit also names Patriots Path Council for placing Morris Plains resident Stephen Corcoran in charge of the scouts, the report said. In January, Corcoran, 44, a former assistant scout master, was arrested and charged with second-degree distribution of child pornography, as well as fourth-degree possession of child pornography, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert A. Bianchi. Corcoran has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Corcoran was identified as a scout leader on the website of Troop 173, which primarily serves Parsippany. The alleged…
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Scores of files kept secret for decades by the Boy Scouts of America to document suspected molesters within the organization are starting to leak out.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Zak Koeske
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Portions of a confidential Boy Scouts of America list kept for decades by the organization to document suspected molesters within their ranks were released earlier this week. Another batch of confidential "Ineligible Volunteer Files," some overlapping with the first set, is expected to be released Thursday on the order of the Oregon Supreme Court. Known colloquially to Boy Scouts executives as the "Perversion Files," the list contains names and allegations against thousands of Scout leaders who were suspected of sexually abusing young scouts and dismissed from their jobs within the organization, including more than 100 in New Jersey. National Boy Scouts spokesman Deron Smith told NJ.com that the list, intended to keep suspected molesters …