Attention Commissioners! Please join us for the 2015 Commissioner Conference on Saturday, August 29th from 8 AM to 1 PM at Lawrence Lodge, Quail Hill Scout Reservation. Fee to attend is $10 and will cover food and materials. Please register online before August 27th. This training is open to all commissioners within Monmouth Council. Topics to be covered include unit re-chartering, commissioner service plan, and screening of the film Troop 491 – The Adventures of the Muddy Lions.
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.
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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
The Twin Lights District Boardwalk Camporee will be held October 9-11, 2015 at Quail Hill Scout Reservation. This is a camping event for Twin Lights District Boy Scouts that allows them to competitively test their skills in Scouting and athletic events. New this year will be rock band performances by Scouts near Lawrence Lodge. Register for the Twin Lights District Camporee now to reserve your site.