Boy Scouts of America

While growing up on a small farm in Union Hill, Denville, Skip Danielson was a member of 4-H Clubs as the Boy Scouts were less convenient downtown. After moving to Byram and having sons, the Boy Scouts was the best opportunity his sons had to grow with their classmates. One son became an Eagle and the other two stopped well short of that honor after getting involved in high school band, multiple sports, etc.

In the early 1970’s, Skip started an Explorer Post with the Byram Police Department. The Post was very active for a couple of years but as the original members grew older, some going into law enforcement, the membership did not replenish and the post was decommissioned. Some of the former Scouts and leaders are still in contact occasionally with Skip today.

In about 1980, Skip helped establish Explorer Post #230 with the Lakeland Emergency Squad. The post was viable for about three years and it melded into a cadet corps for the squad disaffiliating with BSA.

Skip has, however, continued to be a merit badge counselor for the now Patriot’s Path Council, Boy Scouts of America, mentoring Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Emergency Preparedness, First Aid and Fingerprinting. He counsels dozens of Scouts each year and has been doing so since about 1980.

Cranberry Lake Antique Fire Engine

Cranberry Lake Antique Fire Engine