Boy Scout Troop 5, Harlem, New York

"Give your son the valuable gift of Scouting. The time you invest in him today will make a difference in the person he becomes tomorrow."

What's New @ Troop 5?

  • Monday, March 26 - permission form and $5 due for April 6-7 Backpacking/Personal Fitness campout @ Bullowa.  Note: this is the last meeting before our next campout!  Do you need to borrow a backpack or mess kit for this challenge?

  • This Saturday, March 24 - Manhattan Merit Badge Rally, 9am-2pm, Epiphany Church, 375 2nd Ave - bring your blue cards and workbooks.

  • After 2 rounds and 48 games, Mr. Phillips leads March Madness with 41 points followed closely by Nayib with 39 and Mrs. Phillips at 37.

  • Good job Troop 5 as the Honor Guard at the Big Apple Roundtable on March 19.

  • Fun in the snow at Alpine, March 9-10.  Great pineapple upside down cake baked in the dutch oven by Noah and Tyler!!!

  • Congratulations Fitz and Jordan on completing and receiving the new GNYC Polar Bear Award on March 5th!!!

  • Congratulations Colin and Fitz for completing merit badges at Troop 5's Merit badge Monday on February 26. Complete your merit badges at the Manhattan Merit Badge Rally on March 24.

  • Sean is the 2017 Harlem Troop 5 "Scout of the Year" AND earned the Troop 5 "Year-a-Round Camper Award" for camping 12 consecutive months!!!

  • Congratulations Troop 5 - 2017 "Journey to Excellence Gold Award".

  • Enjoyed archery on campout at Pouch, February 9-19.

  • Congratulations for completing your next rank on February 5: Fitz- Tenderfoot and Ayman - Scout.

  • Congratulations for completing and receiving your next rank on January 22: Jordan - Second Class, Giovanni - Tenderfoot, Johannes and Noah - Scout.

  • Unusual campout January 12-13. Arrived at 50 degrees, slept thru torrential rains, and woke up to snow!!!  Great job Troop 5 - loading firewood for Camp Durland.

  • Wow - 13 merit badges earned by Troop 5 at Winter Camp, December 28-30 - congrats Amir, Colin, Fitz, Jordan and Sean!  Thank you ASM Altareb for volunteering on staff.

  • Congratulations James and Nayib - Troop 5's newest Eagle Scouts!!!  Check out the pictures on our Facebook page BSA - Troop 5 - Harlem, NY or

  • Snowy campout at Alpine, Dec. 8-9, great chicken alfredo dinner and pancake/eggs breakfast!!!

  • Great job Troop 5 as Honor Guard at Sylvia's for the Harlem "Good Scout" event on Nov. 30. Check out the pictures at

  • NOTE: old news items are archived under the "ABOUT US" tab on this website!!!

Palisades Historical Trail











  Troop 5
  Harlem, NY