The birth of Boonton's Scouts began on September 10, 1910 when Boonton Troop 1 received its charter.

Through the years, hundreds of scouts and leaders have joined together for adventure, camaraderie, and duty to the community. 

Boonton's Troop 1 meets weekly at 7:00 PM on Thursdays in the school gym at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, 910 Birch St., Boonton, NJ 07005. If you are interested in becoming a member, a volunteer, have a community activity or potential Eagle project you would like to share with the troop, please email Scoutmaster Andy Cicala at

For those of you who don’t know me, I have lived in Boonton since 1993. This year, I celebrated my 29th wedding anniversary and have four children ages 22, 21, 17, and 15. I have two boys and two girls. My two sons were scouts in both Pack 201 and Troop 1. For the past 11 years, I have been involved with Troop 1. I have been Scoutmaster for the last seven years. Prior to that, I was Cubmaster of Pack 201 for five years. Feeling old just writing this. But enough about me.
— Andy Cicala, Scoutmaster

How we give back to our community

  • Scouting for food, annual food drive for Our Lady of Mount Carmel's food pantry
  • Town clean up day
  • Planting flags on Veterans Day in town cemeteries  
  • Numerous yearly Eagle Scout projects for the town of Boonton
  • Volunteering in local community events 
  • Participation in Veterans Day events