OceanFirst Charity Challenge
QHSR Summer Camp Open Houses
2015 World Scout Jamboree in Japan

Special Update from the Council President

Monmouth Council Family:

Yesterday morning, the National President of the Boy Scouts of America, Dr. Robert Gates, addressed our entire movement on the status of his key initiatives over the past year. As part of those remarks, he discussed the national membership standards in regards to adult volunteers.

There has been no change at this time in Scouting’s policy regarding its criteria for adult volunteers.

Dr. Gates has asked the national executive board to examine the current policy and determine if and when any change would be prudent for the movement. There is no timetable for this review.

As a fellow volunteer, I ask that you join me in keeping ourselves focused on what matters most: providing the best quality Scouting experience to as many young people in Central New Jersey as we possibly can.

More information will become available on this issue as the national executive board looks at it, and I will work with our Scout Executive to keep you and the entire council family informed. If you receive any questions on this matter from concerned families, community members, or the press, please direct them to our Scout Executive, Michael Mahon.

Thank you, on behalf of thousands of young people in Central New Jersey, for all that you do.

Kurt Kalafsky
Council President

Posted in Council Announcements

2015 Trail of the Pioneers

This is a fantastic event that your Cub Scouts will be sure to enjoy, It will be held Saturday, June 7th at 10 AM at Quail Hill Scout Reservation. This is a den-based event. For this event a den must consist of 4-8 Tigers, Bears, Wolves, or Webelos. Registration is $10 per person. Please see the flyer for more information.

Posted in Council Activities, Cub Scout Activities

BSA Council Alumnus of the Year Award

It is with great pleasure that the Monmouth Council Awards Committee announces the first Monmouth Council recipient of the BSA Council Alumnus of the Year Award.

Distinguished Eagle Scout Dr. Carl Marchetti, a Past Council President, a Past National Chair of the Order of the Arrow, and a Silver Buffalo recipient, will be the first Monmouth Council Scouter to receive this award.

The presentation will occur at the Monmouth Council Annual Dinner on June 3, 2015.

Posted in Awards and Recognition, Council Announcements

Register Now For Philmont 2016

Monmouth Council Scouts and Venturers are going to Philmont in June 2016. We still have spots available. All information can be found on the contingent website.

Philmont Scout Ranch is the ultimate high adventure destination for Scouts and Venturers.

2015 Monmouth Council Annual Dinner

Monmouth Council BSA LogoPlease join us for the 2015 Monmouth Council Annual Recognition Dinner to be held at 6:30 PM on June 3, 2015 at the Pacific Concord Hotel at Eatontown.

Congratulations to our Silver Beaver Award recipients:

  • Richard Kelly
  • James Philips
  • Wendy Weiss

$45.00 per person; Deadline for reservations is Tuesday, May 26, 2015
2015 Council Dinner Flyer
Register online

Posted in Council Activities, Council Announcements

2015 Monmouth Council Awards

It is with great pleasure that the Monmouth Council, BSA announces the following award recipients for 2015:

2015 Silver Beaver Award
Richard Kelly, James Phillips and Wendy Weiss

Donald Sterner Award
William Pearce

William H. Spurgeon lll Award
Marlboro Township Police Post 105

Venturing Leadership Award
Annie S. Crew 10

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2015 Western Monmouth Good Scout Reception

You are cordially invited to attend the Western Monmouth Good Scout Reception. This year we will be honoring Gerry Norkus, Eagle Scout, with the Good Scout Award. The reception will be held June 25th at the American Hotel in Freehold. All proceeds from this event benefit scouting in Monmouth Council, BSA. For additional information or to register please use the links below.

Western Monmouth Good Scout Reception Flyer

Register Online

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BSA Lifeguard Certification Training 2015

Lifeguard training will be available on June 7, 13, and 14 at Quail Hill Scout Reservation. Cost of the training is $125. Participants must be at least 15 years old. For more information, please see the flyer.

Posted in Boy Scout Training, Camping

Get Your Camp Cards! Earn Money for Camp!


Monmoucamp card (319x640)th Council has launched a new fundraising campaign to help scouts pay for camp and scout activities. This program is available from April to June 2015. Cards sell for $5 each and include coupons for use at Shoprite, Dick’s Sporting Goods, TGI Fridays and many more local merchants. Scouts can earn up to $2.50 for each card they sell. Unit leaders can pick up cards from Marjorie at the Monmouth Council Service Center. Cards are going fast! Don’t miss out! For more information please see the Camp Card details.

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