Monthly Archives: December 2013

Happy Holidays and Closing Information

The council office and camps will be closed beginning at 1:30 pm, Friday, December 20 and reopening on Friday, December 27.

The Scout Shop will be closed beginning Monday, December 23 and reopening on Friday, December 27.

The Cedar Knolls Scout Shop will be open Friday, December 20th from 9-5 and Saturday, December 21st from 9-3.

The Mountainside Scout Shop is open Friday, December 20th from 10-2 and 4-7 and Saturday, December 21st from 10-2.

We wish you all a happy holiday season

2014 Camp Card

The 2014 Camp Card is pack with over $150 in savings and is ready to be ordered.

Please see the files for information on the offers.

2014 Camp Card Fact Sheet
2014 Camp Card guidebook
2014 Camp Card order form

Sea Scout Training

I am happy to announce that the Delaware Valley Flotilla has posted the Boarding Manual for their February 2014 President’s Day Weekend Training Event on the NER Website at

If interested, please contact Contact Event Chair John Grauvogel at, Ann Newman at, or Sue Smith at


Sea-Son’s Greetings!  And Happy New Year!!

Deidre Buchner
Commodore, Liberty Flotilla

2014 NEPA Council VOA “Lock-O-Lympics”

This year, the Northeastern Pennyslvania Venturing Officers’ Association is hosting our traditional Annual Lock- In with a bit of a twist! The 2014 Lock-O-Lympics will feature all the fun and excitement of the Lock In AND another NEPA VOA traditional favorite, the Venturing Winter Olympics, in one monumental event! This year, the NEPA VOA will usher in 2014, the year of the horse, with our theme “Chinese New Year.” Things you can expect to see at this event include: Giant Jenga, Jeopardy, Minute to win it, Touch a Dragon, Cake Decorations, Chinese Lanterns, Karaoke, Chinese Masks with a Fashion Show, Human Scavenger Hunt, Snowman Building, Chinese Horoscopes, Human Chinese Ceckers, and let’s not forget a superior time!!

The Lock-O-Lympics will be held on Friday January 3rd to Saturday January 4th, 2014 at Queen of the Apostles Church Hall in Avoca, PA. Registration begins promptly at 6pm; you won’t want to be late.

The Lock-O-Lympics is open to any registered venture in the area AND anyone interested in joining the Venturing program. Information about the event and event registration can be found at our website ( Be sure to download our registration forms, fill them out, and send them in to our council office with payment at 72 Montage Mountain Road, Moosic, PA 18507. The registration form is also attached in this e-mail.

Cost to attend this one of a kind event is only $15 for VOA members and $20 for non VOA members. Also, for a special price of $25, you can pay both the registration fee and your VOA dues!

Thanks and we’ll see you at the 2014 Lock-O-Lympics!

In Venturing,

Donald Stephens

NEPA Council Venturing President

Do you need more youth in your Scouting program?

Do you need more youth in your Scouting program? Do you have some special ways of recruiting youth

Attend the Patriots’ Path Membership Summit.

Held at Patriots’ Path Council Service Center in 1 Saddle Rd, Cedar Knolls

January 18th  8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Light Breakfast and Snack provided.

2 Registration Options:

All day including lunch Afternoon only (no lunch) (Spring time recruitment only)

New Holiday ornament in stock!

This ornament is a glass wreath with Cubs, Webelos and Boy Scouts standing in front of our flag and the Statue of Liberty. Item # C4131 $10.00

Calling all Candidate Crews for Philmont 2015

Crews looking to participate in the 2015 Watchu Experience and Philmont must submit applications to Debbie Wickham at the council office by January 24th .

Munsee District Annual Meeting

Come out to hear the annual reports from the Munsee District Committees!  Welcome the 2014 District Operating Committee and Its officers.

Munsee District Annual Meeting

Tuesday January 21, 2014

7:00 PM

Cranford United Methodist Church
201 Lincoln Ave
Cranford, NJ

Light refreshments will be served.

Voting members are current members at large, chartered organization representatives and council executive board members who reside in the district.

Liberty Science Center

There’s still time to sign up for the Liberty Science Center Camp-In on January 18, 2014.  You won’t want to miss it. There’s even a Grid Iron Glory Exhibit put on by the NFL for all you football enthusiasts.   Please contact Linda Mickel for more information at

To register or for more information:

Munsee Roundtable

Don’t miss the latest information on up -coming Munsee activities!  Learn from other Scouting leaders in your area best practices.

Munsee District Roundtable

Osceola Presbyterian Church
1689 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ

January 7, 2014
7:30 PM -9:00 PM

January topics include:

Boy Scouts: Klondike Derby information, State Police Camporee information.

Cub Scouts: Ice Skating Party Information, 2014 Pinewood Derby