Gala Under the Stars
2015 World Scout Jamboree in Japan

October Popcorn Update

Inter-unit Exchanges
Coordinating exchanges between units is handled at the District level. Working with the District Kernel or District Executive, or even just between units, you can transfer items among yourselves. What the Council office needs is something in writing, and email counts, stating what the exchanges were and between whom, so we can make changes to the units’ invoices. This might help those who have chocolate items that weren’t sold; however, the unit receiving that chocolate is taking the risk of receiving melted product.

Online Sales
In order for a unit to see their online sales, they need to follow the directions on the attached form. If a Scout is not showing up in the unit, but should be, have the Scout update their unit type and number in their account profile. A lot of questions are revolving around Scouts that joined a troop, but their online account is still showing them in a pack. If a Scout is missing completely, we would need an order number from someone who bought from them to send to Trails End, so they can track down where he is and correct it.

Placing Orders – Popcorn
Some people are thinking that they have to use the Trail’s End tool, where they enter every Scout’s name and order. They do not need to do this, but they can, if they want to. They could just order what they need and skip that part. Remember that if a unit has leftover popcorn from their Show & Sell sale, they can put that towards their Take Order needs and only order what they are missing.

Placing Orders – Prizes
We created a form for units to use to identify their $1,500 Club Members. Though the Council should be getting this info on the rosters units turn in, they could use this form to identify those who sold $1,500 or more and have earned the fishing trip. $600 level prizes (fishing pole) are ordered on the prize website, order item number 100. Fishing poles will be available at popcorn pick up. The Council ID is 347MC. Prizes should be chosen based on what was sold by a Scout through Show & Sell, Take Order, and Online sales. For online sales use dates from August 23, 2014 through November 3, 2014 to determine what counts for prizes.

Prize Website
This can be accessed through the Trail’s End site. Do worry about the flight theme they are using. We went with a fishing theme. Our prizes are to be ordered through this site.

Popcorn Returns
Returns are at the Council Office this Saturday, 11/1, from 8 am to 11 am.
705 Ginesi Drive, Morganville, NJ 07751.
Take Order popcorn distribution is at Sunny Delight (10 Corn Road, Dayton, NJ) on 11/15.

Commission percents will be updated after all sales are entered, so we know if someone hit their goal or not. This will be done prior to the popcorn distribution, so everyone will have an up to date invoice at that time.
Commissions for online sales will be paid in January/February, so we have the whole year of sales accounted for. Checks will be mailed to the Committee Chair on record for the unit.

Posted in Popcorn Sale, Support Scouting

Den Chief Training

Den chief patchDen Chiefs Wanted: Boy Scouts to act as mentors and guides to help Cub Scouts along the Scouting Trail.

If you are a Boy Scout interested in becoming a Den Chief you need to attend the Den Chief Training Conference, Sat., November 15, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Lawrence Lodge, Quail Hill Scout Reservation. Cost: $8 per Scout, $4 per adult. Scouts must be in “Class A” uniform, bring a Den Chief Handbook and brown bag lunch.  Questions? contact Course Director Dennis Reinknecht.
Please register by Nov. 10.  Den Chief Training Registration Form


Posted in Boy Scout Training, Training | Tagged , ,

Venturing Leader Specific Training

venturing_300x300Venturing Leader Specific Training (VSLST) will be offered on Saturday, December 13, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Monmouth Council Scout Service Center, 705 Ginesi Drive, Morganville, NJ.  Open to all current Venturing leaders and all adults who would like to take the training.  Cost: $12 (includes course materials and 2 slices of pizza).  Please register by December 8, 2014.
Click here for the registration form Venture Leader Specific Training Dec. 2014

Posted in Training, Venturing & Sea Scout Activities, Venturing Training

Scoutmaster/Asst. Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training

When: Monday, November 10 & Monday, November 17, 2014

Where: Allentown Presbyterian Church, 20 High Street, Allentown, NJ

Cost: $12.00 per person

What is this course?

This course is for adult Boy Scout volunteers interested in enhancing their leader position or smoothing their transition from Webelos to Scouts so they can more effectively deliver the promise of Scouting to their unit.  The eight hour class will explore roles & responsibilities, troop organization, safety issues related to effective troop leadership.  We will role model that Scouting is a game with a purpose that makes learning fun.

Registration is at 6:30pm.  The class will run about a little bit over 3 hours each night.  Course fee includes printed materials & snacks.  Bring writing instrument & note pad.  A positive attitude is expected & a field uniform (Class A) is required.  You must attend BOTH night sessions to complete this course.

All Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters must be trained in their position to be renewed on their troop’s charter.  This is the classroom part of the SM/ASM training program.  This class is also open to Webelos Leaders, Troop Committee Members as well as any Scout Parent or Volunteer.
2014 Battleground Scoutmaster/Asst Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training Registration Flyer

Posted in Battleground, Boy Scout Training, Training

CSP Fundraiser

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 latrine at FSR.

Gold border patch for new FSR Latrine

Posted in Camping, Fundraising

Twin Lights Popcorn Sales Contest

Grab your minivans and little red wagons it’s time for the Twin Lights Door-to-Door Popcorn Sale Competition!  Open to all Twin Lights District Scouts, this contest challenges Scouts to work in teams of 3 or more and sell a minimum of $600 of popcorn ($200 per person) only through Door-to-Door sales. Top selling teams will be treated to a two-hour party at YESTERcades  video game arcade in
Red Bank, NJ on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. – Noon.

See flyer for details TL YESTERcades Door to Door Sales Contest

Posted in Popcorn Sale, Twin Lights | Tagged

Patrol Leadership Skills (PLS) Training

PLS PatchMonmouth Council BSA is conducting the PATROL LEADERSHIP SKILLS (PLS) training course for all of your boy leaders. It will be held the weekend of November 7-9, 2014 at Quail Hill Scout Reservation. The course provides Boy Scouts with an introduction to leadership fundamentals in the troop, plus the opportunity to learn new outdoor skills and to sharpen up old ones.

The course is intended for new leaders and potential leaders between the ages of 11 and 14. The course provides you with a convenient opportunity to introduce your boy leaders to some of the basic skills of troop leadership and expose them to several Scouting outdoor skills. The course also provides your Scouts the growth experience of working together with other Scouts from outside the Troop.

The fee for the course is $40 per Scout if paid by Friday, October 17 and $50 if paid after October 17, 2014.

Please see attached flyer for more information.

Posted in Training

New District Popcorn Sales Incentive

Sell the most popcorn & win an iPad Mini!

The top popcorn seller in Middlesex District will win an iPad Mini, thanks to the generosity of one of our Scouters.

Posted in Middlesex

Middlesex Recharter Opportunities

Your unit’s 2015 charter must be submitted by 12/12.

See the spreadsheet on Google Drive which includes location and times to make your appointment for turn in & the official “checklist”. There are two separate worksheet tabs.

Unit Commissioners will be available to assist you in completing this annual necessity on both November 8th & 22nd. Make your reservation for either of these dates now! Every unit must sign up for a time slot… no walk-ins!
November 8th 9 AM-12 PM @ Chelsea at Forsgate, 319 Forsgate Drive, Monroe Township, NJ 08831
November 22nd 9 AM-12 PM @ Crossroads North Middle School, Room C317, 635 Georges Road, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852

December 6th 9 AM-3 PM @ Monmouth Council Service Center, 705 Ginesi Drive, Morganville, NJ 07751

Absolute last day to turn in your unit’s charter!
December 12th 9 AM-5 PM @ Monmouth Council Service Center, 705 Ginesi Drive, Morganville, NJ 07751

October’s Roundtable will discuss rechartering.   Charter packets can be picked up at October Roundtable, or delivered by your unit commissioner.

Posted in Middlesex

Battleground Klondike Derby



Place:   Quail Hill Scout Reservation

         Date:     Saturday, February 07, 2015

         Time:     8 to 3 P.M. (Gate opens at 7 AM)

         Awards:   4 P.M. at Lawrence Lodge

Klondike Derby 2015

Posted in Battleground, Boy Scout Activities