Recent Announcements

  • Volunteers Needed
    The Howell Pop Warner has reached out to our troop to help with clean-up of their complex.

     Sunday, August 13 the  Pop Warner Football and Cheer Organization will be doing some clean up at their Complex
    300  Old Tavern Road, Howell,NJ
    Starting at 9am. 

    If any Boy Scouts are in need of volunteer hours or would like to come by and give a hand, Pop Warner would greatly appreciate it.  It will be for 3-4 hrs.  You can bring a volunteer form and they will sign off on them. Your contact at the Complex will be Howell Pop Warner Board Member Alfonse Ferrera ( 908-601-1420 ).

    Please reach out directly to Mr. Ferrera if you can make it.  Thank you for your time and we hope to see you there.


    Posted Aug 9, 2017, 1:58 PM by Patricia Misyak-Peters
  • Parent's of Summer Camp Scouts
    So, this is it, the hourly count down to summer camp.  For those parent's who have not sent a scout to summer camp, here's a quick note.
    The scouts were given a "shake down" before we broke for the summer.  Ask them what they remember from the meeting. 

    Care Packages:  you can send one.  Just do it by MONDAY the latest otherwise your scout may not receive it in time.  What's good to pack? Cards, food that doesn't melt - ok they love chocolate, but not so great when it's melted over everything.  Kind bars, gummy bears.... Mia water supplement or crystal light packets for water bottles.  They can add it to their water bottle if they get tired of water.   Send to:

                Troop 258 New Jersey
                Camp NoBeBoSco
                12 Sand Pond Road
                 Blairstown, NJ    07825

    Good items to have.  ROPE!  Why? - to hang your wet clothes!  Tell your scout NOT to put wet clothing in a plastic bag until they are ready to come home.  Believe me, been there, done that.  Seriously considered tossing all the clothing that came home our first year that sat in his plastic bag and molded!  A week of heat and humidity, you do the science....the smell was something to knock you over and bleach only works so well. 

    Plastic bag for wet stuff coming home.  Shoes, bathing suit...towel.  Try the Zip Lock BIG BAGS.  We've had ours for over 5 years!

    A sharpie marker!  Why - the scouts should have their names on everything!  Even underwear! 

    GOLD BOND!  and A&D ointment!   This is essential material for any camping trip.  No fun if your scout gets chaffed.  I buy it every Christmas and put it in the stockings!

    Water shoes - no these are not flip flops.

    You can try a toothbrush and tooth paste - no promises. 

    Soap!  Again you can try!!!!  However, I find that buying a box of the Oil of Oley face towels are great!  No bar of soap to drop and get sandy.  They pack small.  Just wet and they have the soap already in there.  Rinse and discard the towel.  Don't get pre-moistened ones those are really for just make-up.  Otherwise - GOLD BOND!

    WATER BOTTLE with carabiner!  This is a must.  Talk to your scout about staying hydrated.  drink, drink, drink.

    CLASS A Uniform!  and SCOUT BOOK.  Yes - you need these. 

    Lots of sun screen, bug spray. 

    BUG netting.  Mr. Cats told the scouts, there are enough mosquitoes to carry them away in their sleep.  The older scouts can show how to set it up. 

    So there you have it.  This is just one parent's take away.  Make sure you take down Mr. Equils information for the previous IMPORTANT POST.  Have a great trip everyone! 

    Yours in Scouting,
    Patti Misyak-Peters
    Posted Jul 15, 2017, 11:14 AM by Patricia Misyak-Peters
  • Summer Camp Reminders
    Reminders for Scouts going to summer camp:

              Communications and all Citizenship need to be turned in Sunday after dinner
               All others need to be turned in Monday morning

    Some badges have a money fee that will need to be paid at the first merit badge class.

    If you are car pooling and want to put the scouts camping gear in the trailer, it is parked at my house at  422 Maxim Rd.
    Please label all boxes and equipment with scouts " NAME"

    We will meet at Taunton School   SUNDAY at   11:00 am
    If you are not going to meet at the school or leaving at a different time please let Bob Havens or myself know, we can not check in until everyone is at camp.

    Lunch will not be served at camp, so plan on stopping for lunch before you get to camp.

    Wear your bathing suit, may not have a chance to change before taking the SWIM TEST.

    Camp address:

                Camp NoBeBoSco
                12 Sand Pond Road
                 Blairstown, NJ    07825

    Any questions,

    Ray Equils

    Posted Jul 12, 2017, 6:05 PM by Ray Equils
  • James Riker's eagle coh - 29 July 2017
    You are invited to attend the Eagle Scout Court of Honor for James Riker of Boy Scout Troop 258. 
    Date: 7-29-17
    Time: 2:00 pm
    Location: CASSVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY 785 Miller Avenue Jackson, NJ 08527
    James would be pleased if you would attend his Eagle Court of Honor and celebrate his special day with his family, friends, and fellow scouts.
    RSVP BY: July 21st 732-928-6380 or
    Posted Jul 11, 2017, 3:04 PM by Choong Yim
    Good Day Scouts and Parents,
    There seems to be quite a few missing  medical forms 
    NO scout or adult will be permitted in camp with out a medical form.
    Please contact Mrs. Havens by Thursday July 6th  if you haven't  submitted your medical forms.
    Thanks for your cooperation  
    Posted Jul 3, 2017, 4:44 PM by John Cataudella
  • Freehold challenger- THANK YOU!
    A big thank you to the following scouts and family members in going out to help with the Freehold Challenger picnic. You were amazing and helped wraped up a very busy month in the troop's agenda.

    13 adults 11 youths (9 scouts, 2 siblings)
    Kevin and Mrs. Carr
    Jason, Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Chan and Caley
    Collin, Mr. and Mrs. Chester and Caleb
    Gary and Mr. Dipasquale
    Mr. Equils
    Tommy and Mr. Fee
    Mr. and Mrs. Gifford
    Dustin and Mr. Kutcha 
    James and Mrs. Moffler
    Peter Rice
    Mr Weldon and Miss Brook Weldon

    Special thank you to Mr. Fee and Tommy for doing the shopping, Mrs.Fee for coordinating the activity.

    Happy summer to all.
    Posted Jun 25, 2017, 1:20 PM by Choong Yim
  • Freehold challenger - Sun June 25th
    We will be meeting at the shelter close to the third base side of field 11 instead of the picnic area. (See attached map) between 930 and 10.  The event should end by 2.

    Sunscreen and hat, unless you want to have sunburn.

    Posted Jun 24, 2017, 2:42 PM by Choong Yim
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