2017 National Jamboree Registration Open
Merit Badge Makeup Day
Register Now For Philmont 2016
Fishing Derby
Patrol Leadership Skills Training

Battleground District Fall Camporee



Battleground District Ghoulish Camporee 2015

Emergency Preparedness/First Aid/Fire Safety

When: 5:00 pm Friday, October 16 – 10:30 am Sunday, October 18
Where: Quail Hill Scout Reservation
Cost: $13 per youth, $5 per adult
Register no later than Oct 6, 2015

Ghoulish Camporee leaders guide

Posted in Battleground, Camping

Readyman – First Responder Program

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Readyman First Responder Program

Saturday, December 19, 2015
Saint Robert Bellarmine Parish Center, 61 Georgia Rd, Freehold



All Webelos AND Arrow of Light Scouts are invited to attend this District activity.

The Webelos/ Arrow of Light Scouts First Responder / Readyman Program will consist of four stations. Each station will last approximately 45 minutes. These four stations along with the Emergency call sheet and the home escape plan will cover most of the requirements for the badge. Each station will last 40 mins., with 5 mins. to move between stations


Posted in Advancement, Battleground

Recruit Scouts and Be Entered to Win a Pizza Party in October!

pizzaMonmouth Council announces Win a Pizza Party a week in October 2015!  Recruit new Scouts and be entered in the Win a Pizza Party drawing.

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Posted in Council Announcements, Join Scouting, Membership

2015 Merit Badge Fair

merit badge sash

Crossroads North School, Monmouth Junction, NJ
November 21st, 2015

Read the Merit Badge Book and review all requirements in advance. All prerequisites must be met or the blue card will not be marked as complete – before registering, please check the prerequisites for the course.

Registration is a two-part process, including course selection below (under “More”) and then a separate payment processing through Doubleknot.

Walk-In Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis on November 21, 2015, the day of the fair. Our doors open at 8:00 am. Please proceed to the registration table in the back left corner of the school. The walk-in fee will be $20 for the day’s events. Cash and checks only will be accepted. Checks should be made payable to “Monmouth Council”.

No refunds for cancellations will be issued after November 8th.

Questions? Please contact the Middlesex Merit Badge Fair Chairs.

Schedule of Classes | Prerequisites

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Posted in Boy Scout Activities, Middlesex


Open to All Cub Scout Families and Friends
October 24 & 25, 2015
Saturday 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. / Sunday till 10 a.m.
Quail Hill Scout Reservation
LaValley Drive, Manalapan, NJ 07726

    Activities starting at 11am Include:

  • Wagon Ride
  • BB & Archery
  • Sling Shot Gallery
  • Rock Throwing Station
  • Fishing
  • Bounce House
  • Costume Parade @ 1pm
  • Games of Skill
  • Scarecrow Building*
  • Movie @ 7pm
  • All Faiths Service, Sunday @ 7:15am

Activities During the Day (starting at 11am) and
Camping throughout the Night (set up starting at 10am)
Join us for the day, for the night or for both.
Schedule of Activities
Concession Stand and Trading Post will be open for lunch and snacks
Cost: $10 per youth
Register online now!

Posted in Council Activities, Cub Scout Activities, Middlesex

11 Moms on Scouting

11 moms on ScoutingThinking of joining Scouting?  Check out what the 11 Moms in 11 Days on Scouting have to say. Each of the moms tells her family’s Scouting story.

Visit www.BeAScout.org to find a unit for your child.

Posted in Join Scouting, Scouting Stories

Talk to Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts Around The World in October

Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) will be held October 17th and 18th.

JOTA is an annual event in which Boy and Girl Scouts and Guides from all over the world speak to each other by means of Amateur (Ham) Radio. Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas are shared via radio waves. Come visit OMARC for a free and fun day of Amateur Radio at the famous OMARC location at Camp Evans in Wall, NJ. For more information please check out our JOTA 2015 Flyer.


Be a Scout Giveaway Sweepstakes!

Announcing the Monmouth Council Be a Scout Giveaway Sweepstakes! Enter today at http://monmouthbsa.org/sweepstakes to win a $100, $250 or $500 shopping spree to the Scout Shop.

Share with your friends and earn bonus entries too!

2015 sweepstakes

Posted in Council Announcements

Save 10% on Complete Uniform at the Scout Shop

Need a new uniform? Visit the Scout Shop located at 705 Ginesi Drive in Morganville.  Save 10% on a complete uniform purchase between today and October 25, 2015.Printable Scout Shop 10 Percent Off Coupon

Posted in Scout Shop

Calling All Troop/Crew Leaders!

National Jamboree: July 19-28, 2017

Monmouth Council needs leaders to supervise our Jamboree contingent. Applications are now being taken for the positions of Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, and Crew adviser. For a list of qualifications, additional information, and an adult leader application, please visit the Monmouth Council Jamboree website.

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