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Monmouth Council E-Trail News - March 10, 2015

posted Mar 20, 2015, 1:27 PM by Thomas Smith

Monmouth Council E-Trail News - March 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)

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, 
  • 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! 

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

  • 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:

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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, 
  • 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  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  (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

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      
  • 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

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.  
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