2015 World Scout Jamboree in Japan

Internet Rechartering Portal Opens

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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.

10 Commandments Hike II

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10 Commandments Hike Patch 2014Register Today for the Ten Commandments Hike II in the Borough of Manasquan, NJ, on Friday, November 28, 2014.
The Hike, which is open to all Scouts and their families, begins at 9 a.m. and will include visits to several houses of worship to allow participants to see the unique differences of communities and houses of worship.  Scouts may be able to use this activity to fulfill advancement or religious medal requirements.
Pre-registration is preferred and guarantees the availability of the commemorative patch ($2) that day.

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Inaugural Klondike Derby

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Middlesex District

Saturday, February 7, 2015

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

Check-in: 7:00 A.M.
Opening: 8:15 A.M.
Start: 8:30 A.M.

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 Jeff 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

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

TL Klondike Derby 2015

klondike patch editedKlondike Derby challenges Webelos and Boy Scouts in a variety of tasks from fire building and teamwork to first-aid and problem solving. Scouts work in patrols that travel across the frozen tundra to different “towns” to complete their tasks, earning points on teamwork, efficiency of task, and timing.
When: January 17, 2015
Time:  Check-in at: 8 a.m.
Where: Quail Hill Scout Reservation
Cost: $8.00 per participant
To register and for more information go to: http://tlklondike.comli.com/

Posted in Boy Scout Activities, Cub Scout Activities, Twin Lights

Ad Altare Dei Catholic Scouts Conclave

Ad Altare Dei Catholic AwardThe Conclave for Scouts working on the Ad Altare Dei Catholic Award will be held Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Our Lady of Mercy Church in the Parish Hall (Corner of Pine & Harrison Streets) in Englishtown, NJ. The program begins and ends at Parish Hall. Participants will walk to the Church for stations of the cross, presentation of prayers and blessing. Scouts will also receive information about the Board of Review in January.

Scouts must dress in full “Class A” Uniform and bring the following: lunch/drink, Ad Altare Dei workbook, pen/pencil, notepad, a $5 for donation to the church. Bibles are not needed and all other materials will be provided.

No pre-registration is necessary. Adults are welcome to attend all or part of the day.
For questions please contact Catholic Committee Chairman Fred Stringer.

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TL Winterburg 2015

It’s not too late to participate in the Twin Lights District Winterburg event at Forestburg Scout Reservation, February 13-15, 2015. There are no cabins left, but there are plenty of camp sites for those cold weathTL Winterburg Patch 2015er loving campers! Cost: $10 per Scout, $5 per adult.  Activities include: Sled Races, Curling, Broom Hockey, Model Rocket Launch, Snow Shelter Contest, Rifle & Shotgun Ranges and more. Please submit headcounts and payments to Monmouth Council by Dec. 19, 2014.

TL Winterburg Payment Flyer 2015
TL Winterburg Schedule 2015

 

Posted in Boy Scout Activities, Twin Lights

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast-with-Santa-clip-artDon’t miss “Breakfast with Santa” on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 8 a.m. – Noon at the Long Branch Elks Lodge, Memorial Parkway at Garfield Ave., Long Branch, NJ.  Tickets are $10 per person (25% group discount by Dec. 1) and include an All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast, Candy Canes & Crafts, Advancement Opportunities for Cub Scouts, and a chance to take your own Photo with Santa!
The event is open to all Scouting families, friends and the community and is sponsored by the NESA & Scouting Alumni Associations. Proceeds benefit Monmouth Council, BSA.
For tickets and information email Dan Dunn or call 732-986-3207.
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Scouting for Food

You can make a difference to a hungry neighbor in your community.

As an organization, the Boy Scouts of America has made a strong effort to help disadvantaged communities through a food drive called “Scouting for Food”. Since 1988, scouts have been participating in this national good turn. Millions of containers of food are collected annually and help provide needed food to local communities to help fight hunger. Scouting for Food bags are available at the Council Service Center.

November is traditionally Scouting for Food Month, but we encourage our Scouting units to collect food year-round to help support local community food banks and outreach organizations.
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Twin Lights Klondike Derby 2015

klondike patch editedGrab your sleds and start working on your Patrol flags!
2015 Twin Lights Klondike Derby Registration is now OPEN! The event, which tests the skills of our Boy Scouts and Webelos will be held January 17, 2015 at Quail Hill Scout Reservation, Manalapan.

For details and to register go to: http://tlklondike.comli.com/

Posted in Boy Scout Activities, Cub Scout Activities, Twin Lights

Swimming and Lifesaving Merit Badge Classes

Swimming and Lifesaving Merit Badge classes will be held at
Western Monmouth YMCA – 470 East Freehold Road, Freehold, NJ
Sundays from 6:30 – 8:00 PM as 6-week sessions.
REGISTRATION CLOSED – ALL CLASSES FULL (wait list only – updated 11/20/14)
Swimming MB – 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8
Lifesaving MB- 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26
Cost is $45 per merit badge.

For complete details please see the flyer.

Posted in Advancement, Boy Scout Activities, Camping

Adult Backpacking Training

backpackingWant to start a backpacking program for your unit? Or are you looking to hone your backpacking skills? Then the Adult Basic Backpacking Training Course if for you!
The 3-day training program is open to all registered adults, and will be held March 26, April 2, April 18 and culminate with a Backpacking Trail trip on May 16-17. Cost: $50 per person.

Questions? Contact Course Director Sandy Byard.
For details and to register click here Adult Basic Backpacking 2015