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?

  • Corpus Christi School is closed so no more meetings until school re-opens.  Join our virtual meetings this week!!!

  • April 3-5 Jamboree on the Internet

  • Congratulations Troop 5 - 2019 GOLD Journey to Excellence Award!!!

  • Court of Honor Awards March 2 included 11 merit badges; Tenderfoot - Carl, Daniel and Nathan; Second Class - Finn; and First Class - Colin.

  • Fitz, Jordan and Nathan attended the 2019 GNYC Winter Camp at Alpine December 27-29 and earned 6 merit badges!!!

  • December 16th Court of Honor featured 18 merit badges, Scout Badge for Jonathon, and remembrance patches of Jamil Ahmed by Troop 777 Scoutmaster Anthony Rivello.  Thank you parents for the feast!!!

  • Troop 5 has been very active at GNYC's fundraising events including the "Good Scout" awards at Sylvia's, the Citi Center Banking Luncheon, and the GNYC Financial Tribute.  Our scouts have been honor guards and scout speakers (good job Jordan and Colin)!!!

  • Troop 5 earned 7 merit badges at the OA event-November campout @ Alpine November 22-23.

  • Thank you Troop 5 for serving at the CC fair Nov. 8-10

  • Congratulations Fitz and Jordan who completed the Star rank; Graycen-Second Class;  Finn-Tenderfoot; Frederyk-Scout Badge and received their patches at the October 28th Court of Honor.

  • Camporee at Durland, Oct. 25-26, featured great competitions and costumes!!!

  • Arman, Finn, Fitz, Graycen, and Jordan completed the Art merit badge at the Society of Illustrators on October 5th.

  • Great job Troop 5 collecting garbage on the Red Dot Trail at Alpine Scout Camp during the Hike-a-Thon campout on September 28th.

  • Congratulations Fitz who was elected SPL.  Colin and Jordan were elected Patrol Leaders.  Finn was appointed Troop Scribe.

  • ASM Solomon Prophete was inducted as the new Scoutmaster of Harlem Troop 5 on September 9.

  • Jordan and Sean attended the World Jamboree in West Virginia.

  • Finn, Fitz and Colin attended summer camp at Keowa and completed 10 merit badges!!!

  • Fitz and Jordan attended National Youth Leader Training @ Alpine July 7-13.

  • Thank you Danny, Fitz, Paul, and Mrs. Smith for serving in Puerto Rico June 28-July 5.

  • Congratulations ASM Prophete on the completing and receiving the Woodbadge Beads.

  • Congratulations James who was elected Kinteycoying Lodge Chief.

  • Congratulations Jordan for being elected to the Order of the Arrow on June 3.  Thank you Man-a-Hattin Chapter for conducting the election.

  • Congratulations Arman and Daniel for completing and receiving the Scout Badge June 3.

  • Great work Troop 5 for serving Corpus Christi Church by setting-up and cleaning-up at the tag sale June 1-2.

  • Congratulations Jordan and Fitz for completing and receiving First Class May 20.

  • Finn is the new Troop Scribe.

  • Congratulations Colin for completing and receiving Second Class at the monthly Court of Honor, May 6th.

  • Congratulations Finn on your appointment as Troop Scribe.

  • Troop 5 earns 1st Place at 2019 Millbrook Encampment, May 3-5.  Great weekend upstate included: patrol "skill and teamwork" competitions with troops from PA, RI, and NY; EMS demo complete with fire engines, ambulance, and helicopter; live falcon demo; and bonfire with DJ.

  • Troop 5 earns 6th place at the Big Apple Camporee, April 12-13, and survives another wet night before enjoying a beautiful Saturday of events including the SNAKEMAN and a helicopter visit.

  • Colin, Graycen, Fitz, and ASM Prophete joined 32 others April 6th for the Urban Diversity Hike in memory of Troop 5's Jamil Ahmed.

  • Thank you Willie from Nyack Ambulance for the CPR training and ambulance tour as part of our March 15-16 campout - football. chocolate chip pancakes, "spoons" & "murder", and a flash thunderstorm made our campout at Alpine memorable!!!

  • Fun, icy, muddy, and quick campout at Alpine, February 22-23, with tacos by the Elite Eagle Patrol, noodles by the Arctic Fox Patrol, and a Scoutmaster surprise for lunch!!!  Good job collecting litter as our service project this month Harlem Troop 5.

  • Congratulations Jordan - the 2018 Harlem Troop 5 "Scout of the Year"                                 

  • Harlem Troop 5 awarded 21 merit badges, 2 ranks, and 7 Polar Bear Awards at the monthly Court of Honor February 4th!!!  Thank you Jason Toledano, our District Executive, for presenting "Summer Camp 2019".

  • Saturday, January 26th was a memorable evening for Harlem Troop 5 as we celebrated the life of Eagle Scout Jamil Ahmed.  Over 100 family and friends gathered in the Corpus Christi Gym where displays, slides, speakers, an abundance of food, and fabulous fellowship celebrated the impact that Jamil had on so many from such diverse communities.  Thank you all for coming and contributing to our memories of one who lived and now soars with the Eagles!!!

  • Fabulous Blizzard Adventure 3-night campout, January 18-21, at Scout Camp Kingsley, just north of Rome, NY. 7 scouts and 2 adults from Troops 5 and 61 joined 100+ others in winter sports, merit badge sessions, and, and, and... Our troops were the only ones tent camping!!!  Waking-up to 6 degree temps on Saturday morning meant all qualified for the Polar Bear Award.  A new foot of snow greeted us Sunday morning.  We moved inside Sunday night as temps dipped to -12 and wind chills to -30.  Our scouts completed 12 merit badges, Jordan won the "ugly sweater" competition, and our chili took second place!!!

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

R.I.P. Jamil Ahmed, Harlem Troop 5 Eagle Scout Class of 1997 (Photo from 2017 Harlem Troop 5 Eagle Scout Court of Honor) Celebration of Jamil Ahmed's Life was January 26th.  Contributions to Jamil's cooking pavilion can be made at


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  Troop 5
  Harlem, NY