2016 Merit Badge Fair at Crossroads North School
43rd Annual Huddy Gala Awards Dinner
Ten Commandments Hike IV

Patrol Leadership Skills Training 2016



Monmouth Council, BSA is conducting the Patrol Leadership Skills (PLS) training course again for all of your boy leaders.  It will be held the weekend of November 11-13, 2016 at Quail Hill Scout Reservation.

PLS is a course where the participants see a living example of the Patrol Method.  Each patrol cooks their own meals from food provided by the course.  Discussion groups are held on the jobs and responsibilities of the Patrol Leader, Troop Guide, and Senior Patrol Leader. In addition, they learn how to conduct Patrol Meetings and how to run a campfire.

A portion of the weekend is spent participating in a Scout Skills Show & Do which covers many outdoor skills. Each patrol ends the weekend by in an inter-patrol competition using the skills they learned on Saturday. For the Scoutmasters, we encourage you to come out and meet with our Course Director and Course Adult Staff at 9:00am on Sunday morning.

This course is designed for newly elected youth leaders or potential future youth leaders.  We look forward to welcoming them to our course in November.   Please register early as we do have a limit of how many Scouts we can fit within this popular course.

The course fee is $40 per Scout if paid by Monday, October 31 and $50 (space-permitting) after the due-date.

If you have any further questions, please contact the PLS Course Director

Posted in Boy Scout Activities, Boy Scout Training, Venturing Training

Cubtoberfest 2016


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Open to All Cub Scout Families and Friends
October 29 & 30, 2016
Saturday 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. / Sunday till 10 a.m.
Quail Hill Scout Reservation
56 LaValley Drive, Manalapan, NJ 07726

Cubtoberfest 2016


    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 @ 8:15am

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.

Attend to get your special Glow in the Dark Cubtoberfest Patch!

Concession Stand and Trading Post will be open for lunch and snacks.
Early Bird Cost: $10 per youth until October 15th
Normal cost: $13 per youth
Register online now!

Posted in Council Activities, Cub Scout Activities

SOLO Wilderness First Aid Course


Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one-and maybe even save a life.

The WFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. It also meets the ACA guidelines and is being taught by trained SOLO instructors.

The WFA is 16 hours long (two days), and focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies

This WFA course is being sponsored by the Monmouth County Parks System.  The course is being held on October 29 & 30th at Thompson Park.  Additional details are available through the Park System website below.


Scoutmaster/Asst. Scoutmaster Training – November 2016

When is this course?

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
at the Monmouth Council Service Center

Note: This is the last scheduled training class for this year.

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Posted in Boy Scout Training, Cub Scout Training

Middlesex Klondike Derby

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

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

Check-in: 7:00 AM
Opening: 8:15 AM
Start: 8:30 AM

Register Now at Tentaroo!
Leaders Guide Coming Soon

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Posted in Middlesex

Middlesex Charter Turn In Days

internet_recharteringMiddlesex District Units that need help with the rechartering/ JTE process, or that would like someone to review their charter prior to submission can attend these workshops:

  • Saturday, October 29, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.                                                                                        St. Paul’s Church, 62 S. Main St. Milltown, NJ Register Here
  • Saturday, November 19, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (During Merit Badge Fair)
    Crossroads North Middle School, 635 Georges Road, Monmouth Junction, NJ Register Here

Recharter Information Page

For more information, please contact Jeff Rumen or Anthony Cullen.

Posted in Middlesex

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 should attend the Den Chief Training Conference, Sat., November 19, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Lawrence Lodge, Quail Hill Scout Reservation. Cost: $8 per Scout, $4 per adult if registered before November 14. Scouts must be in “Class A” uniform, bring a Den Chief Handbook and brown bag lunch.
Den Chief Training
Questions? contact Course Director Dennis Reinknecht.
Please register at tentaroo.com/monmouth.


Posted in Boy Scout Training, Cub Scout Training, Uncategorized

2017 National Jamboree Whitewater Rafting

Registration for the Whitewater Rafting at the 2017 National Jamboree is now open. Scouts who are already registered to attend the National Jamboree with the Monmouth Council can sign up and pay the $65 rafting fee using the form below. Slots are available on a first come first serve basis.

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2016 First Responder

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Middlesex District

Saturday, Dec. 10th

Crossroads North Middle School
635 Georges Road, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852

(Enter at the back of the school)

Webelos and Arrow of Light scouts are invited to attend the First Responder Program. Each Session will consist of 4 stations. These 4 stations will cover most of the requirements for the badge. You will need to complete requirements #6 & #7 at home and bring to the event. Each station will last 40 minutes, with 5 minutes to move between stations. Both the AM and PM sessions will be 3 hours in length.
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Posted in Middlesex

2016 Cubmobile Races


November 6th, 2016 – 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Thompson Park, Jamesburg, NJ

Each “team” registration can contain up to eight Scouts. It is recommended that Scouts be registered at the Pack level, and that each “team” have their own car.

At least two volunteer adults must be registered for each team to assist with multiple activities at the event such as timing, inspection, loading, etc.

Packs will be assigned a race time slot based on number of registrants in order to balance the traffic flow through the park. Please arrive half an hour before your assigned race time to clear car inspection and check-in.

Helmets and seat belts are required wear for every racer. We strongly recommend that each Scout bring their own bike helmet to minimize downtime.

Cost is $7.50 per Scout.

Leader Resources
  • Registration is now open!
    • Registrations without at least 2 adults per 8 Scouts will not be allowed to race until those adult positions are filled.
    • Registration closes October 30th. No registrations will be allowed after this date.
  • Cubmobile Building Specifications – Please review as some rules have been expanded or clarified.

Questions? Contact Eric Finlayson.

Posted in Middlesex