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Monmouth Council E-Trail News - April 10, 2015

posted Apr 12, 2015, 4:23 AM by Thomas Smith

Monmouth Council E-Trail News - April 10, 2015

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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 is
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)

COUNCIL PHONE NUMBERS: Need to speak to a district or scout executive? Use the contact information below to reach your executive directly!


Monmouth Council Contact List
Michael MahonScout Executive732-851-8219
Stephen SmithAssistant Scout Executive732-851-8222
Chris QuakenbushSenior Thunderbird District Executive732-851-8233
Kathleen PiccianoSenior Battleground District Executive732-851-8230
Stephanie BillingsTwin Lights District Executive732-851-8234
Dan GarrihyMiddlesex District Executive732-851-8235


Please continue to contact all other staff members at 732-536-2347.


Camp Cards are available!!!

What are Camp Cards:  The Camp Card sale is offered through the Monmouth Council and provides a no-risk opportunity for Scouts to earn their way to camp. Camp cards sell for $5 each and feature a variety coupons for local merchants. For each card sold, scouts earn $2.50 for the use towards camp. Please see these flyers for additional information: Information and Order Form


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. Register now to receive the early bird discount!  Click here for the Quail Hill flyer.

  • Summer Camp Open House - Get all the updated information on the 2015 Summer Camp Season. Sessions are open to all interested families.  Quail Hill - April 11, 1:30 and 3 p.m., Quail Hill Scout Reservation.  flyer
  • Summer Camp Promotions - Now is the time to schedule your summer camp promotion, 
  • Summer Jobs -  Positions available at:  Quail Hill are: Aquatics Director, Health Officer and Counselors & CIT's. Contact Robin McBride at;  Forestburg are:  Area staff,  Counselors must be 15 or older, CIT's 14, program and area directors 17 and over.


  • Schedule your Friends of Scouting presentation today contact:  Battleground:  edwina@optonline.netMiddlesex:;  Thunderbird:;  Twin
  • 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! 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: to assist at Webelos Woods at Quail Hill. The stations are open from 10 - 5 pm with an hour for lunch on Saturday, May 16. If you can volunteer for the entire time (6 hours), we will give you lunch and dinner.  FREE Camping Friday (5/15) and Saturday (5/16)  night to any patrols or troops that can assist. Set up on Friday night requires all hands on deck.  If you can lend a hand, we would greatly appreciate it.  Clean up on Sunday mid-morning would be beneficial too. Please email Wendy Weiss at if you can assist.  We would truly appreciate the assistance.


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

  • March to July: 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 is open for the 2016 trek.  Monmouth Council has 30 spots remaining on the crew to leave for Philmont on June 26, 2016.  Please see website for more information:

  • Dodgeball - April 25th at 5 p.m. located at Sambo MMA / Univeral System JW.  Please see information sheet for more information.

  • District & Council Pinewood Derbys:   Twin 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)  Council Pinewood Derby, Friday, May 8th, Monmouth Mall, Eatontown in the Food Court from 6-7 p.m. (flyer)

  • Middlesex District Town Hall Meeting:  Middlesex district is hosting a town hall meeting for all key 3's, district committee members, and commissioners April 30th 7-9pm at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in South River.Additional details

  • District Dinners:  Twin Lights, April 30, 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

  • 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:  June 17th at Salt Creek Grille honoring Jon & Jim Schwartz & Tom Santoro. (flyer);  Battleground:  TBD.

  • Webelos Woods: May 16-17th at Quail Hill. Webelos Woods is designed to give First- and Second-year Webelos and Bear Scouts an in-depth preview of Boy Scouting. Webelos Woods reinforces Boy Scout values, skills and FUN! Registration formRoster Form.

  • 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. If you would like to volunteer to be a mentor, please register here.

  • Annual Council Recognition Dinner:  June 3rd at Pacific Concord Hotel, 6 Industrial Way East, Eatontown, 07724.  Come join us at 6-6:30 p.m. Annual Meeting, 6:30-7 p.m. Cocktails, 7 p.m. Dinner.  Here's the link for the 2015 Annual Council Recognition Dinner, now live on doubleknot.

  • VenturePalooza - June 5-7 at Quail Hill. Calling all scouts and venturers age 12 and up! Join us for a funnfilled weekend at VenturePalooza. Lots of fun activities! Learn about Venturing! For more information click here.

  • Monmouth Council Cub Family Camp - June 13-14 at Quail Hill. Come out for a fun filled day of camping with your family at our Council Camp. Come as a family or a pack! Additional information

  • Aqua Camporee - June 19-21 at Quail Hill. Come join us for the 35th annual Aqua Camporee / Neptune’s Challenge XXXV. We have an exciting line up of stations and everyone is sure to get wet and have a blast. All Boy Scout and Webelos patrols are invited. Please see flyer for additional details. Leaders Manual

  • Lakewood Blue Claws Scout Nights! - June 7th, July 25th, August 8th and August 17th - Attend as a Troop/Pack/Patrol/Den/ or Family! flyer

 Upcoming Events/Activities Sponsored by Outside Organizations:

  • 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,
  • Clean Ocean Action - Saturday, April 25, 2015.  Clean Ocean Action is hosting Beach Sweeps through out Monmouth and Ocean counties 9am - 12:30pm. For more information: Clean Ocean Action
  • NJNG Ocean Fun Days: May 16th at Island Beach State Park and May 17th at NJ Sea Grant Consortium, Sandy Hook.This free event includes crafts, seining lessons, tours and much more. flyer
  • 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  (flyer)

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.  

  • Intro to Outdoor Leader SkillsApril 10-12. Quail Hill. IOLS is required for all Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters. The purpose of the course is to ensure that all leaders are familiar with the basic outdoor skills at the Tenderfoot through First Class levels, and to show them some proven teaching methods. flyer
  • Baloo - May 9 - Quail Hill.  Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) Training is required for any Cub Scout Pack offering Pack Family Camping trips other than the council or district family camping at Quail Hill.Additional information
  • National Youth Leader Training - Registration ends June 15th - This a week long leadership training program for boy leaders developed by the Boy Scouts of America and offered by the Scout Council.  The week long conference is designed to train the Scout and Venturer in team building and leadership in an outdoor experience.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

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

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  or visit

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

ORDER OF THE ARROWVisit the website for more information.  

  • 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




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