OceanFirst Foundation Challenge – Quail Hill Bill Bishop Memorial Pavilion

Help Quail Hill win the OceanFirst Foundation Challenge and add a new program pavilion at Quail Hill Scout Reservation in Manalapan, NJ in honor and remembrance of a recently fallen dedicated scouting volunteer.

We need your help to raise the most money and win the OceanFirst 20th Anniversary Charity Challenge. Every donation makes all the difference so please click here and give what you can.

If you want to go a step further and join our fundraising team, that would be even more amazing. Imagine the money we could raise together if you reached out to your friends. To donate or to join the fundraising team, click here.

Proceeds will go towards a new program pavilion at Quail Hill. Preliminary plans include a concrete slab, green aluminum roof, and enough space for 15 picnic tables.

Fundamentals of Training Course – RESCHEDULED

Attention all Training Course Staff Members, Training Committee Members, Pack, Troop and Crew members responsible for teaching scouting skills.

Senior Scouts and Venture Scouts welcome.

The Fundamentals of Training course is the first phase of the three-part train-the-trainer continuum (T3, or T-Cubed) in the Boy Scouts of America. The course’s purpose is to introduce teaching techniques and skills to new Scout trainers as well as help those Scouters, regardless of their experience, present effective training. It will also help those who may have trained for other organizations learn the BSA’s training techniques and will help “freshen up” the skills of current BSA trainers. The course is intended for both youth and adult trainers.

In-person training provides a wonderful opportunity for your entire leadership team to learn about all of the moving parts that make successful training work, plus it fosters teamwork and allows for the sharing of ideas with other like-minded Scouters.

Please see the links below for details.

  • Rescheduled to 2018.  See Tentaroo for Details
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National Youth Leadership Training 2017

National Youth Leader Training (or NYLT) is a week long leadership training program for boy leaders developed by the Boy Scouts of America and offered by the Scout Council.  The week long conference is designed to train the Scout and Venturer in team building and leadership in an outdoor experience.  Scoutmasters and Crew Advisors are encouraged to provide opportunities within the unit for application and use of leadership training learned at the conference so that the youth applies the skills he learned during the conference.  The course is conducted by a staff of volunteer Scouts and Venturers and adult advisors selected by the Training Committee of the Monmouth Council.  

NYLT is not another summer camp, but an intense, challenging, leadership experience. 

For more details, please see the below resources:

NYLT=NYLT 2017 Flyer

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Health & Safety Volunteers needed

The Monmouth Council Health and Safety Committee is looking to grow its group of volunteers with certified medical training and experience that support the functions of the Council Health and Safety Committee by helping to support first aid training in the council and/or helping to support first aid coverage standing by at council events.

If you are interested in helping to support the Council Health and Safety Committee and are a valid First Responder, EMT, Paramedic, Nurse, Physician, or First Aid/CPR Trainer please complete the quick survey here: http://www.richgoldman.net/HandSPRQ.htm

Wood Badge Dine-In 2017

Attention Wood Badgers!

Save the Date for our annual Wood Badge Dine-In Celebrating Baden-Powell’s Birthday.
Date: Sunday, February 26, 2017
Time: 4:30 Gathering; 5:00 Dinner, Live Auction to follow
Location: Lawrence Lodge, Quail Hill Scout Reservation
Cost: $25.00
Cutoff date for registration: February 20. 2016

Wood BadgeBring your Wood Badge course mug, table totem and your critter.

Wood BadgeThis Dine-In is open to all Wood Badge Bead Holders and Participants from N5-347-16 who are “working their ticket”

Wood BadgePlease register today online via Tentaroo

Donations for the auction are needed and appreciated. If you have anything to donate please contact Tom Bogart.

Introduction to Wilderness Survival

Jan. 24, 2017 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Monmouth Council Service Center
705 Ginesi Drive
Morganville, NJ 07751
Dylan Vassallo Memorial Community Room, first floor
Course Fee: $10 covers refreshments and handouts
Course is for adults only
Online registration Required, no walk-ins please. Space is limited.
Register Now at www.tentaroo.com/monmouth

This class is an introduction to the skills you would need in a Wilderness Survival situation. The course teaches what steps to take to survive being lost and help your rescuers find you. It is taught from the Boy Scout perspective: ‘Be Prepared’, telling you what you need to have with you to make your experience less threatening, and how to take advantage of what nature has to offer. Critical pieces of equipment will be demonstrated, and additional publications suggested.

Introduction to Wilderness Survival

Wilderness and Remote First Aid Course

Wilderness & Remote First AidTraining for Emergencies in Wilderness and Remote Environments

Whether you’re already an experienced outdoors person or a newer Scout leader, our Wilderness and Remote First Aid course gives you the skills you need to respond to an emergency when help may be delayed. It is valuable for anyone, and if you are taking Scouts on a high adventure trip such as Philmont, leaders are required to have this training.

This two day course is being offered on March 25th and 26th at the Colts Neck Community Center.
Further information is available on the course flyer and registration links below.

Space is limited and requires a minimum number of participants, sign up by March 11.

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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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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

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