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Boys Scout Troop 1- Mendham sets sail during summer trip to Sea Base High Adventure Camp in Florida

MENDHAM, NJ (Morris County) – Scouts from Mendham’s Troop 1 experienced the trip of a lifetime this past month.

On a 7-day journey to the Florida Keys, 14 scouts and three group leaders attended the Sea Base High Adventure Camp in Key West from August 2 to 9.

Troop members honed their scouting skills through participation in snorkeling, sailing on the Tall Ship Schooner Jolly II River, visiting the Turtle Hospital, and touring the town of Key West. Each scout also earned their snorkeling patch during the trip, which they can wear proudly on their swim trunks.

“Mendham’s Troop 1 prides itself on offering an annual High Adventure trip for Scouts who want to challenge themselves and gain unique skills. It’s truly an experience of a lifetime,” said Benjie Lanier, Mendham’s Troop 1 Scoutmaster. Past trips include trips to the Rocky Mountains, White Mountains, and the Swiss Alps. As the newly appointed Scoutmaster, I am honored to be part of a troop that goes above and beyond for its community. This summer’s trip to the Sea Base High Adventure Camp gave me the chance to witness firsthand the impact of the work these boys are doing, and it is truly inspiring and extremely rewarding. I look forward to guiding the Scouts the remainder of the year into 2023.”

Mendham’s Troop 1 offers boys the chance to build positive character traits, develop strong leadership skills, and create friendships that will last a lifetime.

The Troop meets at 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays at Grace Lutheran Church, located on 65 East Main Street, in Mendham and welcomes new members. For more information, email Scoutmaster Benjie Lanier at

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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