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Fishing Derby
Patrol Leadership Skills Training

Monmouth Council Calendar Sponsorship Opportunity

Are you looking for a way to reach more customers? If so, sponsoring our 2015-16 calendar is for you. Please visit our sponsorship page for more information. Sponsorships are accepted until August 31st, 2015. Please send your high quality graphic as a .jpg or .bit file to Stephanie Billings.

Posted in Council Announcements

Approved Change to Adult Membership Policy

Yesterday, 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.

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

Posted in Council Announcements

Middlesex District Program Launch

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Wednesday, August 19th @ 7pm

Presbyterian Church of Jamesburg, 175 Gatzmer Road, Jamesburg
Come and receive a lot of information about next year in Middlesex District and scouting. We will be able to answer all your questions.

Posted in Middlesex

Middlesex District Popcorn Kickoff

Wednesday, August 12th @ 7pm

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Presbyterian Church of Jamesburg, 175 Gatzmer Road, Jamesburg
Any units interested in selling popcorn should send a Popcorn Kernel. Any questions, please contact Bryan Molter or Dan Garrihy.

Posted in Middlesex, Popcorn Sale

Econ Pavilion CSP Now Available

Want a unique CSP?

Sales of each patch raises funds for a specific project at either Forestburg or Quail Hill. Limited edition patches with a gold border are $50 while the green border ones are $20. Please support Monmouth Council camps while collecting some unique patches.   Contact the council office to purchase yours.

A complete list of all project patches is shown here.

Below is an example of the patch for a new econ pavilion at FSR. Order yours today.

Patch for new Econ Pavilion

Posted in Camping

Monmouth Council Weight Loss Challenge

We are very excited to kick off our first Monmouth Council Weight Loss Challenge on July 15th. This 10-week challenge is open to Scouting volunteers and professionals as well as family members. Information is available in our Weight Loss Challenge packet below. For more information please contact Stephanie Billings.

Disclaimer: Monmouth Council does not sponsor this weight loss challenge. This challenge is considered an individually sponsored program among friends. Participation is completely voluntary. As with any weight loss program, participants are advised to consult with a medical professional prior to starting.

Weight Loss Challenge Information Packet

Posted in Council Activities, Council Announcements

Den Chief Training November 14th

Den Chief Training Conference will be offered November 14th 8:30 AM to 3 PM at Quail Hill Scout Reservation. This is a training conference for Boy Scouts serving as Den Chiefs. The cost is $8 per scout.  Adult leaders such as Den Leaders, Pack or Troop Leaders, Den Chief Coordinators, Trainers and Parents are welcome to attend at a cost of $4. Advance online registration is required. Please use the link below to register.

For additional information please visit the Den Chief Course Information page.

Den Chief Training Registration

Ten Commandments Hike III

Friday, November 27, 2015
9:00 AM Start Time
East Brunswick, NJ
Rain or Shine – Class A Uniform
A Scout is REVERENT:

  • Visit religious centers.
  • Learn about other religions.
  • Satisfy requirements towards earning your religious emblem.
  • Add an event patch to your collection.

Cub & Boy Scouts, Venturers, Explorers, Leaders, Parents & Family – All are welcome to participate.

Details will be upcoming in Council E-News and at District Roundtables, and also added to this page.

Middlesex County Fair

August 3rd through August 9th

Middlesex District will be hosting a booth at the Middlesex County Fair in East Brunswick, NJ

We are asking that each unit in our district help out with a 2 hour time slot. We are in the booth to answer questions, recruit, explain scouting to new parents, and hear stories from parents who have been in the program. You are asked to wear your Class A uniform. This is for all Scouts and Leaders. You will need to wear your Class A uniform to gain entrance to the Fair. More details will be sent closer to the fair.

It is a wonderful opportunity to “strut our stuff.” Last year BeAScout.org was busy while we were at
the Fair. Please make sure that your site is up to date.

Registration is first come, first serve. Please provide a telephone number for a leader who will be manning the booth. Weekday slots from 5 PM – 7 PM are reserved for Cub Scout Packs only. Register below or see the form in its own window.

Thanks for all you do for Scouting.