2015 World Scout Jamboree in Japan

Internet Rechartering Portal Opens


internet_recharteringThe online Internet Rechartering Portal is now open for Units to start the recharter process for 2015. Units will need a copy of the recharter packet, which includes important information and access codes needed to log into the system.  If you did not pick up your recharter packet at the last Roundtable, please contact the Registrar, or your District or Unit Commissioner, or District Executive.  All Charters must be completed and turned in with payment by December 12, 2014.

For more information, see the Internet Rechartering page.
For tips to make the process go smoothly, see the Rechartering Check List.
Or go directly to the online rechartering portal.

Wilderness First Aid

To be held on March 7 & 8th at Quail Hill Scout Reservation.

Training for Emergencies in Wilderness and Remote Environments

Whether you’re already an experienced outdoors person or a newer Scout leader, our Wilderness and Remote First Aid course gives you the skills you need to respond to an emergency when help may be delayed. It is valuable for anyone, and if you are taking Scouts on a high adventure trip such as Philmont, leaders are required to have this training.

WFA Flier 2015 March

Posted in Training

STEM Nova Belt Loop Bash

Are You In The Loop?

NOVA Badge

Save the date! – March 14, 2015

Join us for a day of fun and learning at Crossroads North in South Brunswick!

Tentative offerings:

STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics points for STEM Nova Award
Belt loops: Nutrition, Marbles, Art, Geography, Math, Computers, Chess, Language & Culture, Astronomy, Photography, Wildlife Conservation, Map & Compass, Music, Soccer*, Baseball*, Kickball*, Volleyball*, & Ultimate*.
*depending on weather
Also offering: Whittlin’ chip (for Bears and Webelos only) Knots for bears, and Knots for Webelos, Emergency Preparedness

LEADERS: If you are an expert in one of these subjects or any belt loop… Then we need you! Please contact Linda Shafer and Chrissie Koehler.

Posted in Cub Scout Activities, Middlesex, Uncategorized

Middlesex District Pinewood Derby

Checkered Flags
Location: Dayton Toyota Speedway, 2291 Route 130, South Brunswick, NJ
Race Day: April 26, 2015

Races start at 12:30 PM.

Pinewood Derby Rules

Posted in Cub Scout Activities, Middlesex

Monmouth Council Wood Badge Dine-In

Axe In Log

Sunday, February 22, 2015
Baden-Powell’s Birthday

Location: Lawrence Lodge, Quail Hill Scout Reservation
4:30 Gathering; 5:00 Dinner, Live Auction to follow.
Bring your Wood Badge Course Mug, table totem and your critter.

Announcing Our New Scout Executive

It is with great pleasure that I announce the hiring of Michael P. Mahon as the Scout Executive of Monmouth Council Boy Scouts of America effective January 16, 2015. Michael comes to us from the Garden State Council where he currently serves as the Deputy Scout Executive/Chief Operating Officer of the Garden State Council. Michael has an extensive scouting background in the areas of Field Operations, Membership, Fund Development, Board Development, Property Management, and Governance. Michael is excited to get to work and meet all of our dedicated volunteers and staff. I’m sure you will all join me in welcoming Michael and his wife Delilah to the Monmouth Council family.

Kurt M Kalafsky AIA CSI
Monmouth Council, Boy Scouts of America

Posted in Council

District Award of Merit

DistrictAwardMerit-Round-17551Nominations are now being accepted for District Award of Merit candidates. The District Award of Merit is a District-Level Distinguished Service Award presented to a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America who has made a significant impact on the lives of youth through service given to the District.

Nomination forms are available for the Battleground, Twin Lights, Middlesex, and Thunderbird Districts on the Awards and Recognition page of the website.

FSR Campmaster Corps

Love camping at Forestburg Scout Reservation? Want to give something back to camp? We are looking for dedicated scouters to join our FSR Campmaster Corps.

Read More →

Posted in Camping

Summer Camp Staff Opportunities

Forestburg/Quail Hill Summer Staff Interview Dates:

December 27, 2014 & February 7, 2015
Monmouth Council Service Center
Call (732) 536-2347 ext. 10, to schedule your appointment.

Looking for summer employment in a friendly camp environment?

  • Various paid positions are currently available: Ages 15 and Up.
  • Counselors In Training (CIT): 14 yrs. old, minimum two week commitment unpaid volunteer position.
  • Quail Hill: Program Director, Scout Craft Director, Games Director, Aquatic Director, Archery Director, Health Officer, Area Staff members, & Counselors (age requirements differ by position).
Posted in Camping | Tagged

Inaugural Klondike Derby

Polar Bear

Middlesex District

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Thompson Park
Boy Scout Section
(off) Schoolhouse Lane, Monroe, NJ

Check-in: 7:00 AM
Opening: 8:15 AM
Start: 8:30 AM

Stations: Devils Canyon, Fire or Freeze (Fire Building), Flag Raising, Knots, Ice Rescue (First Aid), Compass, Ski Race, and Fun Station
Sled Info: All wood – no skis – no wheels – no bamboo
Who: Open to all Boy Scouts, Webelos Scouts, and Scouters
Questions or if you Want to help:
Serge Martynovych or Jeffrey Rumen
Bring: Each Scout brings (2) cans of soup, one for the Klondike Stew that we all share (no creamed soups please) and one for our canned food drive. A collection for The Wounded Warrior Project will be taken.

Klondike Derby Registration Form
Klondike Leaders Guide

Posted in Boy Scout Activities, Cub Scout Activities, Middlesex

Call for Applications

NESA-Emblem[1]Deadline to Submit: January 21, 2015

All Eagle Scouts that earned the rank of Eagle in 2014 are encouraged to apply for the 2014 Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award. The award recognizes leadership and valuable service of an exceptional nature by a Scout to a religious institution, a school, community, or other entity. Each year, local councils select a council-level winner, and from that pool, each region selects a region-level winner. A national winner is then selected from the four regional finalists.

Download an application and submit with a copy of Eagle Project Workbook to:
Attn: Charles Spitz, Awards Committee, Monmouth Council, BSA, 705 Ginesi Drive, Morganville, NJ, 07751.
For more information about NESA and the award visit: www.nesa.org