Recent Announcements

  • SUMMER CAMP UPDATE

    Attention all Scouts who are or planning on going to Summer Camp. Merit Badge Selections and  High Adventure  Program sign-ups  will be held Before and  After The Court of Honor on Wednesday April 1st, 2015 at Tauton School. Please be prepared to have 5 merit badges ready for your selections; the first 3 being your top choices and the last 2 as alternates and at least 1 badge being Eagle required. There are a lot of different and combinations badges along with programs than other camps in the past had to offer so please take advantage.

    Parents we have a lot of forms and paper work to process prior to us sending them off to camp; Two of them being the Outdoor Programs Parental Release and Special Diet Forms. Please down load them and submit them at the Court of Honor on Wednesday April 1st, 2015

    Medical Forms along with a copy of a current Insurance card will be due on June 3rd , 2015

    A deposit payment of $100.00 to the camp is due so if  you haven't signed up for Summer Camp there is still time to do so.

    Please see SUMMER CAMP 2015- RAVEN KNOB SCOUT RESERVATION link for information, forms  and you-tube link

    There are also still seats left on the bus. Unfortunately if we do not get enough scouts  and adults to fill these seats we will have to cancel the bus which means transportation to and from camp is up to you. Adults who are planning on going to camp and using the bus please let us know Wednesday night

    Summer Camp Payment #2 of $50.00 was due on March 18,2015. The next payment of $50.00 is due April 15th , 2015 

    For the Adults who are going a $25.00 deposit was also due March 18,2015

    If you haven't made payment please see Mrs. Negron or Mrs. Worrell.

    Final payment along with Merit Badge and Program Fees are  due no later than May 6,2015

    If you have any questions or concerns. please let us know so we could resolve them

    As always Thank You for your  help and cooperation
    Mr. Cat
    Posted Mar 28, 2015, 5:48 PM by John Cataudella
  • Troop Meeting Update OA Elections
    Scouters,
    I must be getting old. I forgot to mention that at the meeting tonight,  the OA Elections will also be conducted. 

    All OA members (Youth and Adults) are encouraged to where their Sashed tonight
    Best
    Mr. Smith


    Posted Mar 25, 2015, 2:40 AM by Thomas Smith
  • Troop meeting - 03/25/2015
    Scouters,

    Tonight is Elections!!! Good luck to all those running and all others please make sure you get a assigned a position of authority. Class A + for those running. Meeting is From 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM Echo Lake
    There is still room for this weekend Chop2 camping contest please check at Home if you can come
    Next week in Court of Honor at Taunton School all family members welcome. 
    Yours in scouting 
    Mr. Smith



    Posted Mar 25, 2015, 2:34 AM by Thomas Smith
  • Monmouth Council E-Trail News - March 10, 2015

    Monmouth Council E-Trail News - March 10, 2015
    www.monmouthbsa.org

    Follow Monmouth Council on Facebook and Twitter and our Website.  Facebook "4,374 Likes" and growing.

    E-News Sponsors
    Whitewater Challengers Scout Raft Rally Weekends April-October at Whitewater Challengers! You can enjoy rafting, camping, games, nature shows, and more! All Scouts receive a FREE patch and certificate of achievement. Call 800-443-8554 to make a reservation! The link to our scout reservation page ishttp://whitewaterchallengers.com/lehigh/lehigh-scout.asp
    Red Bull Scout Night -  Friday, April 17 at 7 p.m. Join your New York Red Bulls as they take on San Jose Earthquakes for Scout Night at Red Bull Arena.  All scouts in attendance will be recognized on the in-stadium video boards as they take a lap around the pitch at halftime and will receive a limited edition New York Red Bulls patch. As an added value, the first 1,000 scouts that take a lap around the pitch will receive a special recognition soccer belt loop.  (flyer)
     

    SUMMER CAMP NEWSIt's never too early to sign-up for Summer Camp 2015!  Get your pick of weeks and camp sites by registering early, also you get the early bird discount!  Click here for the Quail Hill flyer.

    • Summer Camp Kick-Offs - Get all the updated information on the 2015 Summer Camp Season. Sessions are open to all leaders and interested adults.  Quail Hill - March 11, 7 p.m., Council Service Center. Den leaders are encouraged to attend. flyer
    • Summer Camp Promotions - Now is the time to schedule your summer camp promotion, contactkathleen.picciano@scouting.org 
    • Summer Jobs -  Positions available at:  Quail Hill are: Aquatics Director, Health Officer and Counselors & CIT's. Contact Robin McBride at remcbride@gmail.com;  Forestburg are:  Area staff, contactChris.Quakenbush@scouting.org.  Counselors must be 15 or older, CIT's 14, program and area directors 17 and over.

    FRIENDS OF SCOUTING:

    • Schedule your Friends of Scouting presentation today contact:  Battleground:  edwina@optonline.netMiddlesex:  dan.garrihy@scouting.org;  Thunderbird:  chris.quakenbush@scouting.org;  Twin Lightsstephanie.billings@scouting.org.
    • Volunteer Involvement Program Make sure to follow your company rules/requirements for logging and approving volunteer hours. Remember any time you spend helping your unit, whether it is driving for a trip, or event spending the week at summer camp counts as "volunteer hours."
    • Matching Gifts if you have made your donation please contact your employer and fill out the necessary paperwork to make sure your "Matching Gift" is credited to your Unit! 

    UPCOMING SCOUTING SPONSORED ACTIVITIES AND EVENTSClick here for a one-page flyer of Spring Events.

    • Jan.to March: Microsoft STEM Programs for Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts at the Microsoft Store in the Freehold Raceway Mall. Click here for the flyer/schedule and please register through this link on the Middlesex District Page of the Website.

    • Philmont 2016:  Registration will be on first come first served basis and will open March 2nd.  Monmouth Council will send 10 crews, which is 112 scouts and adult advisors to leave for Philmont on June 26, 2016.  Please see website for more information: http://mcbsa-philmont.org/

    • Middlesex Beltloop Fair, March 14, Crossroads North Middle School, South Brunswick (Go to your District page of Council Website for details)

    • Program Changes Conference:   March 29th 3:00-6:30 p.m.  The Cub Scout Advancement Program is going through major changes this year.  We have put together a conference to give you all the information you will need on what is changing, what is not changing, and what your Pack Leaders, Den Leaders, and Parents need to know and need to do to transition to the new program.  (flyer)   http://monmouthbsa.org/2015/02/27/cub-scout-program-change-conference/

    • District Pinewood Derbys:  Battleground, March 14th, St. Robert Bellarmine church, Freehold flyer and rulesTwin Lights, April 12, Middletown VFW, Port Monmouth (flyer);  Thunderbird, April 26, Monmouth Regional High School flyer; Middlesex, April 26, Dayton Toyota Speedway, South Brunswick. (Go to your District page of the Council website for details)

    • District Dinners:  Middlesex, March 15, Sayreville VFW 4669, (flyer); Twin Lights, May 1, Yesterday's in Hazlet, (flyer);  Thunderbird, June 1, Wanamassa Fireman's Field, Ocean; BattlegroundJune 4, Council Service Center.  (Go to your District page of the Council website for details)

    • Snuffy Hollow Camporee, May 1-3 - Thompson Park, Monroe, NJ.  Open to all Boy Scout Units and Webelos (flyer). If you are interested in attending you must contact Jeff Rumen at jeffrey.rumen@gmail.com.

    • Good Scout Receptions:  Thunderbird:  Wednesday, April 29th at Spring Lake Manor honoring Sanford D. Brown, Esq. & Adam Puharic. (flyer);  Middlesex:  Early June honoring Gerald G. Case; Twin Lights:  TBD, Monmouth Boat Club honoring Jon & Jim Schwartz & Tom Santora. (flyer);  Battleground:  TBD.

    • Gathering of Eagles Dinner for Class of 2014:  Friday, May 15th at Sheraton Eatontown Hotel honoring the Class of 2014.  Please come out and help Monmouth Council celebrate the newest class of Eagles, and the Alumni of previous years of Eagles.  Please see attached forms:  Registration;  Mentor Request;  Troop Ad Request;  Parent Ad Request;  Business Ad Request.

     Upcoming Events/Activities Sponsored by Outside Organizations:

    • New Jersey Scout Museum Open House March 13 & 14, 2015 - The Board of Trustees and Operating Committee of the New Jersey Scout Museum invite you to join us on Friday, March 13 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm for this celebratory open house. (flyer)
    • Sea Bright Dune Grass Planting - looking for volunteers to join us on Saturday March 28 (rain date Sunday March 29) from 11 am - 2 pm.  We will meet in the parking lot of the Beach Walk Hotel at 344 Ocean Ave in Sea Bright promptly at 11 am.  We will park in the lot on the east side of Ocean Ave (closer to the Ocean).  (flyer)
    • Hudson Valley Orienteering Club: Map Adventure - Sunday, April 19, 2015. April will be at Quail Hill Scout Reservation, Manalapan. See flyer for details or contact Robert Rycharski, rrycharski345@optimum.net 
    • Ice Boating Program: The North Shrewsbury Ice Boat and Yacht Club is offering an opportunity for Scouts to learn about the sport of Ice Boating. The club, located near Marine Park in Red Bank, NJ, spends the winter months restoring and racing ice boats along the coast. The program (Date TBD) would offer a history of ice boating, safety and sailing instructions, videos of ice boat races, and when the ice finally arrives a chance to try ice boating first-hand. If your unit or individual Scouts are interested, please contact Howard at  ecotrain@aol.com.  The club needs to know how many Scouts would be interested prior to setting program dates. 
    • Philadelphia Zoo Scout Programs: Night Flight Programs are available Friday and Saturday nights from October through June in the Historical Treehouse. Scout Badge Overnights are available year-round. For more information go to www.philadelphiazoo.org/learn  (flyer)
    • Harlem Globetrotters: March 17&18, Collins Arena, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. Special Scout Prices (flyer) will be available later this year and can be purchased by contacting Carl Pavlock at 800-641-4667 ext 120 or pavlock@harlemglobetrotters.com

    TRAINING: 
    All Adult leaders must be trained in their current positions to remain on the unit Charter for 2015.  
    Visit theTraining Page of the website for the "Hot Sheet" that lists all upcoming training sessions and to download registration information flyers. 

    • Emergency Medical Response Class - A 14-week program offered to any Scouts or adults from Feb. 12- April 14, 2015 at the Englishtown Fire Department. Cost: $5 for any BSA registered person, $20 for all others, plus cost of book/e-book. See flyer for details. To register contact Steve Levine at 732-598-4164 or send email toTeenCert@Mtnj.org      
    • Adult Basic Backpacking Training Course - Spring 2015 - Open to all registered adult leaders.  A three day training program plus one weekend hands-on backpacking component. Click here for registration flyer.

    ADVANCEMENT NEWS: Visit the website for information.

    VENTURING: Calling All Teens!  Boys and girls ages 14-20 can become Venturers - No previous Scouting experience is required, just a desire to make friends and have fun!  To find out more about Venturing contactstephanie.billings@scouting.org

    Join the New Magic Venturing Crew! Open to boys and girls age 14 (or 13 and graduating 8th grade in June) to 20 who want to learn the art of magic and illusion. Crew meets fourth Wednesday of each month at the King of Kings Church, Middletown, NJ. Current Scouts can dual register and you do not have to be in Scouting to join this program, For more information contact Don at magic.in.123@gmail.com

    Sea Scout Ship 5 is looking for more crew members!  If you love sailing, boating and learning about our coastal waterways contact Skipper Gayle Hovarth at gayleh8@gmail.com  or visit http://www.navesinkmaritime.org/SeaScouts

    TeenCert Community Emergency Response Team is looking for members interested in disaster preparation training, first aid, search and rescue and other emergency operations. Contact Steve Levine at 732-446-8345 orteencert@mtnj.org

    ORDER OF THE ARROWVisit the website for more information. http://www.natsihi.org.  
    Unit Elections: Annual OA Unit Election packets were included with your Charter packets. Plan elections for between Jan. - March 2015.

    • Spring Pow Wow on April 17-19, Quail Hill
    • Summer Pow Wow on May 29-31, Forestburg
    • NE-5A Conclave on June 12-14, Camp Turrell

    Walkway Bricks: Honor your Scout with an inscribed brick or block on our Tribute & Memorial Walkway which surrounds the Scout statue in front of the Scout Service Center. $100 for a 4"x8" block, $300 for 8"x8" block. See flyerfor details, or call 732-536-2347.

    To contact the Monmouth Council Service Center call 732-536-2347 or visit www.monmouthbsa.org

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    Posted Mar 20, 2015, 1:27 PM by Thomas Smith
  • SUMMER CAMP UPDATE
    A deposit payment of $100.00 to the camp is due so if  you haven't signed up for Summer Camp there is still time to do so. Please see SUMMER CAMP 2015- RAVEN KNOB SCOUT RESERVATION link for information, forms  and you-tube link

    There are also still seats left on the bus. Unfortunately if we do not get enough scouts to fill these seats we will have to cancel the bus which means transportation to and from camp is up to you.

    Summer Camp Payment #2 of $50.00 was due on March 18,2015.

    For the Adults who are going a $25.00 deposit was also due March 18,2015

    If you haven't made payment please see Mrs. Negron or Mrs. Worrell.

    Final payment is due no later than May 6,2015

    THIS WEDNESDAY MARCH 25,2015 WE WILL BE HAVING  SUMMER CAMP MERIT BADGE  AND PROGRAM SIGN UPS FOR ALL SCOUTS ATTENDING CAMP. PLEASE REFER TO THE LEADERS GUIDE POSTED ON THE LINK FOR ALL BADGES, FEES AND PROGRAMS. PLEASE ALSO NOTE ALL MERIT BADGE AND PROGAMS FEES WILL BE PAID WITH YOUR FINAL PAYMENT DUE MAY 6,2015

    All medical forms with a copy of a current insurance card is due June 3,2015.  An Outdoor Programs Parental Release form is also due on June 3,2015
    IF ANY SCOUT HAS SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS. PLEASE LET US KNOW BY MAY 6TH,2015 SO WE CAN INFORM THE CAMP  SO THEN CAN  MEET YOUR SCOUTS NEEDS. SPECIAL DIETS THAT ARE PLANNED IN ADVANCED INCLUDE VEGETARIAN, KOSHER, AND DIETS BASED ON ALLERGIES

    Thanks again for all your help and cooperation
    Mr. Cat
    Posted Mar 20, 2015, 12:42 PM by John Cataudella
  • Troop Meeting 03/18/2015
    Scouters,
    It is that time of the year again. We need to get ready for Elections . If you want to Run for Senior Patrol Leader or Patrol Leader (5).  Please be in Class a with Neckerchief tonight. Please be prepared to tell the troop why you desire the position. Elections will be next week.

    Scouts that need Scoutmaster conference and Board of reviews please also be in full Class A.
    Court of Honor will be April 1st 2015. Also get ready for the Next CHOP Contest Campout 03/27- 03/28
    Mr. Smith



    Posted Mar 18, 2015, 2:57 AM by Thomas Smith
  • Committee Meeting 03/16/2015

    Committee Meeting - 03/16/2015

    posted Feb 12, 2015, 4:41 PM by Thomas Smith
    Scouters,

    There will be a committee meeting at Mr. Costa House on 03/16/2015 Monday 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 Mar 13, 2015, 11:34 AM by Thomas Smith
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