Recent Announcements

  • Change in Adult membership Policy

    , July 27, 2015 the Boy Scouts of America announced a change to the adult membership policy. This change was approved by the national leadership and the national executive board.



    Watch the video below to hear the important message from Dr. Robert M. Gates on the adult leadership policy change and read his remarks here.


    This new policy will remove the organization's ban on homosexual leaders, and instead allow each chartering organization to set its own membership standards for adults. The announcement by the BSA, frequently asked questions, and other information may be found here.


    The Monmouth Council is wholly supportive of this change. It is the council's belief that allowing chartered organizations to select their own adult leadership, as they always have, will make Scouting a more diverse, welcoming, and larger community.  It has always been the council's mission to serve as many young people as possible in Central New Jersey. This change helps make that possible.


    Because this change empowers chartered organizations to set the adult membership standards for their units, it is a completely local decision how and if this change affects your unit. The council will be wholly supportive of every unit's decision in this matter, as will the BSA national organization.


    Every family deserves the opportunity to join Scouting. This policy will allow more families to join our movement, and create a more diverse organization where people can be totally accepted no matter what their religious belief is. The council supports, and celebrates that.


    The council understands this is a complex issue, and that there may be questions. If you do have questions, or are contacted by a third party to comment on this, please directly them to our Scout Executive, Mike Mahon .  



    Kurt M. Kalafsky

    Council President

    Mr. Smith

    Posted Aug 2, 2015, 7:54 AM by Thomas Smith
  • Thank you for your thoughts and prayers
    Scouters and Scout Families,

    Jeanette and I  on the behalf of the Smith Family would like to thank you for all for your support, thoughts and prayers.
    Thank you all for the wonderful fruit basket. My Mother had a wonderful life and she was fortunate to be surrounded by people
    just like you.

    Thank you
    Tom Smith

    Posted Jul 31, 2015, 7:38 AM by Thomas Smith
  • Committee Meeting Sunday 08/02/2015


    There will be a committee meeting at Mr. Costa House on 08/02/2015 Sunday at 7:00 PM
    168 Windeler Rd Howell, NJ 07731-8702
    All are welcome, New families please come and Help with the troop operations.
    Yours in Scouting
    Tom Smith

    Posted Jul 31, 2015, 7:32 AM by Thomas Smith
  • Keen Hiking Boots

    Keen Hiking Boots 
    Men's size 8.5
    Good Condition
    Free to whoever could use them. 
    Contact Kim 732-299-0258

    Mr. Smith

    Posted Jul 31, 2015, 7:29 AM by Thomas Smith
  • Summer Camp updated
    Scout Families,
    Our Scouts just made Delaware I think it will be between 8:30 and 9:00 PM at echo 
    Mr. Smith

    Posted Jul 18, 2015, 3:40 PM by Thomas Smith
  • Summer camp update 4:40
    Just heard from Sunshine. They just hit  MD, heavy traffic route 495. John is thinking about 7:40PM at Echo
    MR. Smith

    Posted Jul 18, 2015, 1:49 PM by Thomas Smith
  • Summer Camp arrival eta
    Scout Families,

    I have heard from John "Sunshine" Cataudella. They are on the bus to come home they are estimating between 6-7 PM  at Echo
    They will call when closer out
    Yours in scouting
    Mr. Smith

    Posted Jul 18, 2015, 7:09 AM by Thomas Smith
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to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes 
by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.