FSR Summer Camp Kick Off
QHSR Summer Camp Open Houses
2015 World Scout Jamboree in Japan

2015 Battleground District Pinewood Derby


Saturday, March 14, 2015

St. Robert Bellarmine Church

Freehold, NJ


Each pack in the Battleground District is invited to send the top finisher of the pack’s Pinewood Derby from each rank (1 Scout per rank).  In the event the top finisher is unable to attend the 2nd or 3rd and so on may be substituted.  Each Pack Cubmaster or Committee Chair shall provide the list of the racers and one volunteer for either check-in night or all of race day.  The entrance fee for the event will be $5.00 per racer.  An advance list of the participants from each pack should be emailed to distderby@howellpack150.org.  Please email the list by no later Than March 1, 2015.  Please schedule your Pack’s volunteer’s time by emailing exec@howellpack150.org. The top 3 finishers per Rank will receive awards.  Derby rules are below. Battleground District will make a final ruling and notify all the day before the derby.  Good luck racing! Do your best!

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2015 Webelos Klondike Derby

Webelos! Come try out your skills, learn some new ones, have fun and see what’s coming up for you in the world of Boy Scouting!

Date: Saturday, February 7, 2015 (On that date it will be cold, and our event will take place even in the rain or snow!)

Place: Quail Hill Scout ReservationKlondikeDerby clip art

Check-in: 7:30 AM inside Lawrence Lodge

Flag Ceremony: 8:50 AM outside Flag Pole

Course Time: 9:00 AM – Noon on Activity Field

Awards: 12:30 PM on back porch of Lawrence Lodge

Fee: $7.00 per Webelos or accompanying Adult (On-Site Registration Only)

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Posted in Battleground, Cub Scout Activities

Manalapan Teen CERT needs volunteers for Disaster Drill

IMG_0452Manalapan Teen CERT will be hosting a disaster drill on Monday evening February 23, 2015 at Pine Brook Care Center on Pension Road, Manalapan.

Manalapan Teen CERT is looking for volunteers to be victims. Teen CERT is looking for youth and adults to participate.

Please let me know if your organization is interested in participating and approximately how many people will be participating.

Please pass this information to other organizations that may not be on the list. We need approximately 40 plus victims and adults to play the part of “hysterical parents”

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.IMG_0491

Thank you for your support.

Steve Levine
Advisor, Manalapan Teen CERT

2015 Disaster Drill Permission Slip

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Posted in Battleground, Boy Scout Activities

Scout Shabbat Service

Celebrate Scouting’s 105th anniversary with Scout Shabbat Services at the Council Service Center on Friday, February 13th, 2015 at 7 PM.

Scouts of all faiths are welcome to attend.

  • Class A Uniforms
  • Oneg Shabbat & dessert following service

For questions and to RSVP for the service, contact Thayne Tessenholtz at 732-536-2347, ext. 31 or email Thayne.

Posted in Religious

New Scout Executive Starts Jan. 16, 2015

Mike Mahon

New Scout Executive Michael P. Mahon officially starts at Monmouth Council, BSA on January 16, 2015.

Kurt M Kalafsky AIA CSI, President, Monmouth Council, Boy Scouts of America is pleased to announce the selection of Michael P. Mahon, a longtime resident of Marlboro, N.J., as the new Scout Executive & Chief Executive Officer of Monmouth Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Mahon will assume the position as Scout Executive on January 16, 2015. He will be responsible for the daily operations of the Council which include Program Development, Fundraising, Board Development, Properties Management, Membership Outreach, Community Relations and the management of the Council’s 14 full time staff. Monmouth Council serves nearly 8,000 youth members and has more than 4,000 adult volunteer leaders in Monmouth and Middlesex counties. The Council office is located in Morganville, N.J. and operates Quail Hill Scout Reservation in Manalapan, N.J. and Forestburg Scout Reservation, Forestburgh, N.Y.

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IOLS Spring Training

Registration for the Spring 2015 Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills course is now available.  The course runs April 10-12, 2015.

All Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters must complete IOLS to be registered as a leader in those positions.

IOLS Spring 2015 Flyer and Registration Form

Posted in Boy Scout Training, Venturing Training

Twin Lights Fitness Challenge

What could be better than getting in shape and helping Scouting at the same time? If this sounds like something that you would like, please participate in the Twin Lights Fitness Challenge.

The Fitness Challenge is a program created by the Twin Lights District to encourage our Scouts, Scouters, other volunteers and their families to fulfill the Scout Laws promise to “keep myself physically fit” and at the same time help raise the funds needed to keep Scouting strong in our district. This program is starting at the beginning of the year so that we can take advantage of New Year’s resolutions as well.  So take the challenge and get out there.

For more information please see this guide: Twin Lights Fitness Challenge Participant Guide


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NYLT Kick-Off

Interested in NYLT?  Join us Thursday, February 26, 2015 at the Council Service Center for our 2015 NYLT Kick-Off at 7:30 PM. Please see the flyer below for additional information.

NYLT Kick-Off Flyer

Scout Sunday at St. James RC Church

Sunday, February 1, 2015
St. James RC Church
94 Broad Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701

All Scouts and Scouters will assemble in Class-A Uniform at 11:15 AM in the school cafeteria. Please bring your unit flag and flag stand.

After Mass, we will return to the cafeteria for light refreshments. All are asked to bring items for our fellowship, i.e. bagels, cream cheese, butter, muffins, doughnuts, milk, juice, napkins, paper plates, (coffee and tea will be provided). It would be appreciated if all packs/troops help with clean-up.

A Scout is Reverent Flyer 2015

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Southern Monmouth Good Scout Reception

The Thunderbird District’s 2015 Southern Monmouth Good Scout Reception will be April 29, 2015 at the Spring Lake Manor. Our Honorees for the Golden Thunderbird Achievement Award this year are Sandy Brown, Law Firm of Sanford D. Brown and Past President of Monmouth Council and Adam Puharic of the Danskin Agency, Cofounder of Michael’s Feat, and Past President of the Jersey Shore Chamber of Commerce, both are active Scouting and community volunteers from the Thunderbird District.

Registration flyer

Posted in Good Scout Receptions