Monthly Archives: April 2014

Attention Scout Chefs

The Park Ave Club is pleased to announce that they will be putting together a commemorative cookbook for their 20th anniversary and would love to feature a recipe from what Scouts use when out camping. If you would like to submit a recipe to be published in the cookbook representing our Scouting community please send it to George Hemenetz at George.hemenetz@scouting.org by April 30th.

The Amazing Scout Race

REGISTRATION CLOSES APRIL 25

The Amazing “Scout” Race

Fishawack District Spring Camporee

May 2 – 4, 2014

Camp Somers, Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation

Premise:       Patrol size groups will use Geocaching to navigate to activities or to find a cache.

Activities to run from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, May 3.

Point values will be assigned to the different activities.

Prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the day.

Activities:

Timed obstacle course                       Shot Gun

Rifle                                                  Paint Ball

Archery                                             Tractor Pull

Cope Low Ropes                              Obstacle Course

Tomahawk Throw                            Ninja Stars Throw

Zip Line                                            Caches

Timed flagpole lashing and raising

                   Timed first aid carries, bandaging-carry supplies in backpack.

Registration online at  http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1514831 by April 25.

Fee is $15.

For more information, contact Gary Treubig, gtbsa@optonline.net, 973-332-9072

or click here.

Tradeshow of Scouting

Monday, June 2, 2014

This event is for all volunteers registered with packs, troops, crews, posts and ships!

Special guests from the National Council will conduct sessions on the “New CUB SCOUT 2015 Program” and “My Scouting  Tools Advancement Package”

http://programs.ppbsa.org/activities/tradeshow/

View the flyer.

CUB SCOUT GOLD RUSH

FISHAWACK DISTRICT

CUB SCOUT GOLD RUSH

JUNE 8, 2014

WHEN: Sunday, June 8, 2014

TIME: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Wild West City is open 11:00 am to 6:00 pm so come early or stay late.

WHERE: Wild West City, Stanhope

RAIN OR SHINE: Within reason.  If there is a deluge and Wild West City must close, our rain date will be June 15.  But mere showers do not deter Cub Scouts.

FEE: $20 per Cub Scout, sibling or extra adult.  (One adult enters for free if accompanying a paying Cub Scout or paying sibling.)  Extra adults are also $20.

Includes admission to Wild West City, tickets to 2 rides (stagecoach, train, pony) and a patch.

FOOD: Bring a picnic or purchase from Wild West City concessions.

Your wagons can be as simple or as fancy as you like.

Online registration will open April 1 through the Fishawack Calendar at www.ppbsa.org.  Registration closes May 24.  Sorry but no late registrations can be accepted.

One person should register all attendees from your pack.

Boys and adult leaders should be in uniform.

For info, contact Al Thomas, 973-765-9322 x229, al.thomas@scouting.org  or click here.

GOT NOVA?

Not only are these kids’ kits packed with hands-on fun, they also help Scouts earn their NOVA award. The kit activities tie in

specifically with NOVA requirements at all levels

(Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venturing.)

Only $13.99 each

Thinking of summer already?

CUB SCOUT AND BOY SCOUT BEACH TOWELS!

Great poolside, at summer camps, and year-round. Soft 100% cotton velour towel in a generous 30″ x 60″ size, featuring vivid colors and the Cub Scout/Boy Scout logos. Only $19.99 each.

Raritan Valley District Webelos Woods

Educational and fun weekend for Cub Scouts to learn about Boy Scouting!

RV Webelos Woods Packet 2014

Raritan Valley District CUBELOS

Fun weekend of Cub Scout Family Camping!

RV CUBELOS Leader and Parent Handbook Spring 2014

Boy Scout Summer Camp Early-Bird Deadline is April 30th

The early-bird fee deadline for all Boy Scout summer camps is Wednesday, April 30, 2014. This applies to camping with your troop at Camp Somers, Winnebago or Sabattis Adventure Camp. It also applies to our summer camps for individuals including Provisional Camp Troop, Trailblazer Day Camp, Trail to Eagle Camp, Backwoods Engineering Camp and NJ Rocks Mountain Biking Camp. For more information on all of our Boy Scout summer camps, please visit http://www.camps.ppbsa.org/camping/BoyScoutCamping.htm.

Community Foundation of New Jersey Simon Scholar 2014

The purpose of the William E. Simon Scholarship is to provide meaningful financial assistance to deserving students from the Morristown area who have demonstrated financial need and who will be attending a private high school in the Morristown area.  Suggested high school enrollment includes:  Academy of the College of St. Elizabeth, Delbarton School, Morris Catholic High School, Seton Hall Preparatory School, St. Benedict’s School, Villa Walsh High School, Newark Academy, The Pingry School, Morristown-Beard School, and Kent Place School.  Applicant must show letter of acceptance into a school and will be entering his/her freshman year of high school (9th grade) in September 2014.  Preference will be given to residents of Morristown, New Jersey.

2014 Estimated Award:  Two or three scholarship awards valued between $8,000-$12,000 annually.  

Scholarship will be awarded based on need and merit.  Student will be designated as a Simon Scholar.

Scholarship is renewable for an additional three (3) years contingent upon the student maintaining a 2.5 GPA or better.  Student will be required to submit a letter of request for subsequent payments each year verifying that the student continues to be enrolled in school and continues to meet all eligibility requirements.

All scholarship awards are made payable to the student’s high school. Scholarship aid from the Community Foundation of New Jersey is conditioned on the school the student will attend agreeing that the aid should be applied to the student’s unmet need first.  If after all need has been met and scholarship monies remain, it may be used to displace school provided aid, e.g., grants.  Scholarship is contingent upon the availability of funds at any given time.    

For the form, click here.