Monthly Archives: March 2014

Bullying Awareness Project

What: Community Awareness Service Project
Who: Everyone
When: The next few months
Cost: Free

Last year Post 629, Linden addressed school shootings and keeping students safe after the Connecticut school shooting incident.  This year, as a result of the recent suicide of a Linden student in middle school, the youth explorers will be addressing a project aimed at raising awareness of bullying and the alarming rising numbers of suicides as a result of bullying.   The goal of the project is nationwide and is very ambitious.  We need all the assistance we can get and all the ideas we can generate for them would be most helpful.

“Its time to make a difference!”

Watch our video, “Sending Your Heart” – Anti-Bullying Project, at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZzW7EO75No

View the flyer here.

Anyone interested can contact Lucia E. Perpina at 908-718-5877.

BENEATH THE SEA EXPO

March 28-30 at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus.  Free for Scouts in Class A uniform on Saturday and Sunday.

This is the SCUBA show of SCUBA shows.  Go see vendors with diving equipment and SCUBA destinations from around the world that you can check out.

When:  March 28th – 30th

Where:  Meadowlands Expo Center

Website:  HTTP://WWW.BENEATHTHESEA.ORG

Protecting Our Children

Patriots’ Path Council, BSA, as a service to the families in Scouting and in the communities of the Tri-State area, will conduct a Youth Protection Symposium highlighting nationally recognized experts.

Who – anyone in and out of Scouting that has a child, that works with children, that cares about our children

Where – 1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls, NJ  07927

When – Saturday, March 29, 2014

The New Jersey Department of Children and Family: Child Protective Service reports almost 250 cases of alleged child abuse every month to its Institutional Abuse Investigation Unit (source: State of New Jersey, 2012). A proactive stance must be taken. Community leaders, youth serving organizations and members of the general public are encouraged to attend this one day symposium.

Featured speakers are:

Victor Vieth- Executive Director Emeritus, National Child Protection Training Center
Dr. Stuart Green- Founder & Director, NJ Coalition for Bullying Awareness and Prevention
Wendy Sefcik- Board of Directors, Society for Prevention of Teen Suicide and Interregnum
Michael Johnson- Director of Youth Protection, Boy Scouts of America

Please see the appropriate flyer for program, schedule and registration information.
Youth Protections Symposium Program for Scout leaders and Scout families
2014 Youth Protection Symposium for Youth Serving Professionals

Support David Bird’s Family

David is the Committee Troop Chairman for Troop 56 in Long Hill Twp.   He has been an active member of Boy Scouts for 6 years and has enjoyed every moment of it.  David Bird, has been missing for nearly 8 weeks.

The Bird Family Trust was established to help his family during this difficult time and for the challenges they will face in the future.  Friends of the family have created an online fundraising campaign through YouCaring.com.

https://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/help-david-bird-s-family/143703

Attention Cub Scout Leaders

Did you know there is a valuable resource right at your fingertips?  Logon to http://myscouting.org and checkout the e-learning portal on the left hand side.  Click on “Cub Scout” and view all of the courses for “Leader Position-Specific Training.”  There are some pretty cool courses for leaders for all levels of Cub Scouting including training for Tigers, Wolfs, Bears, Webelos, Cubmasters, Pack Trainers, and the Pack Committee. 

Do you know the 10 purposes and 8 methods of Cub Scouting or need a refresher?  Log online to view the material and complete training for your position at the same time.  Sold?  Here is the link: http://myscouting.org and be sure to pass this opportunity along to your cub scout leaders!

Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp 2014 Announcement

Debra Ardry of Linden will take on the Camp Director role for 2014. We are ready with our 2014 Wild West themed programs and have many excellent staff returning this summer.

Earn Up To 4 Belt Loops!

Patriots’ Path Council Belt Loop Bonanza, Saturday, April 5, at Winnebago Scout Reservation.

Patriots’ Path Council Belt Loop Bonanza

Saturday, April 5, at Winnebago Scout Reservation.

Scouts will select four belt loops to work on during four sessions of one hour each.

Belt loops will include ARCHERY, ASTRONOMY, BASKETBALL, BB, CHESS, DISABILITIES AWARENESS, FISHING, GEOLOGY, GOLF, HIKING, KICKBALL, SKATEBOARDING, MAP & COMPASS, MARBLES, MUSIC, TABLE TENNIS, ULTIMATE VOLLEYBALL, WEATHER.

Registration is at http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1470010  and closes March 21.  Fee is $10.

For more info, click here.

Summer Camp Leaders Meeting – Saturday March 22, 2014

The 2014 Summer Camp Kickoff Meeting will be held Saturday March 22, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at:

Patriots’ Path Council Service Center

 1 Saddle Road

 Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927

Pre-register at www.scoutingevent.com?2014LM – In person registration begins at 12:30 pm. The meeting is for unit leaders attending Camp Somers, Winnebago Scout Reservation, Sabattis Adventure Camp or taking a Sabattis Adirondack Trek. The Sabattis Trek meeting will start at 2:30 PM. Parking is available in our parking lot, or along Saddle Road – please do not park on Horsehill Road.

If you are going to camp this summer, please try to have a representative from your unit attend this meeting. The camp directors will be there to answer your questions.  If you cannot attend, most of the handouts will be posted to the web after the meeting.

Climbing Instructor Training

Become a highly skilled and BSA qualified PPC Climbing Instructor (CI) in order to serve on our council climbing or COPE program staff and deliver safe and exciting outdoor top-roped rock climbing and rappelling programs.  You will learn the skills required to supervise and teach Scouts climbing fun in Ground School, to select and rig a rock climbing site, and to take Scouts climbing and rappelling on rock crags!  Topics include:  Ground School, Site Selection, Bolted and Natural Anchor System Rigging, and Emergency Procedures.

Session 1 – Sunday, April 13, 2014, 8 a.m.- 6 p.m., Session 2 – Friday, April 25, 6:00 pm, to Sunday, April 27, 2014, 6:00 pm. Both sessions must be attended. Held at Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation (MASR), 750 Waterloo Road, Stanhope, NJ 07874.  All meals and overnight cabin included.

Register online at www.scoutingevent.com?2014CI

Click here for the flyer.

Cub Scout Summer Camp Early-Bird Deadline is April 24th

Camp Wheeler in Stanhope and Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp in Mountainside are day camps for all boys entering grades 2 – 5 in September.  Webelos Resident Camp and Weloteca are resident camps for boys entering grades 4 or 5.

Please visit www.cubcamps.ppbsa.org  for more information or to register. Don’t forget the early registration deadline is April 24th.  Fees increase after that date.