Who We Are

Boy Scout Troop 16 of Danvers, Massachusetts, is an active group of more than 20 boys who camp, hike, swim, and take part in adventures ranging from whitewater rafting and 50-mile backpacking excursions to family trips to places such as Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C.

Our chartering organization is the Maple Street Congregational Church of Danvers. We are part of the North Shore District in the Yankee Clipper Council,Boy Scouts of America. Every July we spend one week at Hidden Valley Boy Scout Camp, in the Lake Winnipesaukee region of New Hampshire.

Troop 16 had its first recorded meeting as Troop 1 on March 11, 1911. It is therefore one of the oldest troops in the United States. During a council reorganization on March 1, 1958, Troop 1 became Troop 16, as it exists today.

Troop 16 has produced 37 Eagle Scouts since 2001. In order to attain the Eagle rank, a boy must earn 21 merit badges as well as conceive, manage, and take part in a significant community-service project.

We meet most Tuesdays between Labor Day and late June from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Please check our Online Troop Calendar for more information about what we’re doing.

Our scoutmaster is Wayne Pellerin and our committee chairman is Kevin Gibbons. You may contact the troop at boyscouttroop16@gmail.com.

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Care To Join Us?

Troop 16 is looking to grow its ranks!  Pop in to one of our Tuesday meetings and see what we’re all about!  We’d love to meet you.

The Scout Law

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.