Monthly Archives: May 2014

Spring Cubelos Camporee

May 30, 2014 – June 1, 2014

Winnebago Scout Reservation

Click for Camporee Flyer

Take a spin around the world with this year’s global travel themed weekend!

Cubs will be able to earn fishing, language, heritage, kickball and other belt loops.

Register Here by 5/16

Please contact the Munsee Cubelos leadership team at cubelosteam@aol.com
as soon as possible if you wish to attend and have not been at the pre-meetings.

2014 Union Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner

Join us on Tuesday, June 10th at the 2014 Union Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner! Click here for details.

ADULT PISTOL SHOOTING EVENTS

On June 1 and June 8, adults in Patriots’ Path Council, their friends, families and coworkers are invited to the range at RTSP in Randolph.  Novices welcome.  Pistols, ammo and safety session provided.

CUB SCOUTS, GET YOUR NUGGETS!

REGISTRATION CLOSES MAY 24!

FISHAWACK DISTRICT
CUB SCOUT GOLD RUSH

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.

PPC Outfitters Introduces Two New Packages

PPC Outfitters is hard at work trying to make your Scouting experience the best it can be.  Here at PPC Outfitters we have launched two new packages based on customer feedback.  The Appalachian Package is similar to our Trek Package but designed for everyday Scouting activities.  This package features the Alps Red Tail 64L internal frame pack, Alps Diamondback 30 degree mummy sleeping bag, two PPCO 1L water bottles, Alps Traction series rectangular self inflating sleeping pad, Fozzils Solo Pack mess kit with utensils, and the PTEC fuel headlamp.

Our second new package is the High Point.  Similar to our Scout package, this package is for the Scout who favors an external frame pack.  This package features the Alps Bryce external frame pack, Alps Blue Springs 35 degree mummy sleeping bag, a 2L Hydrapak reservoir, Alps Ultra Light series self inflating air pad, Fozzils Solo Pack mess kit with utensils, and the PTEC fuel headlamp.

Both packages can be viewed on our website, www.ppcoutfitters.com.  There you will find pictures and more detailed descriptions for the packages.

At PPC Outfitters we understand that not everyone needs a package.  We are currently in the process of adding individual items to our site.  In the mean time feel free to contact our Outfitter, Kevin at sales@ppcoutfitters.com , if you would like to order any one item.

But wait!  We’re not done yet.  If you need any service done to any gear you may already have regardless of make, bring it by our Mountainside Scout Shop between the hours of 9:00 am-2:00 pm Monday thru Friday for a no cost estimate on having it repaired.  If you cannot make it between those hours, you can come between 4:oo pm – 7:00 pm Monday thru Friday and drop it off to be looked at the following day.

Stay tuned for more updates from PPC Outfitters, where we help you get outfitted for adventure!

Tradeshow of Scouting – All Aboard!

Final Boarding Call for the Tradeshow of Scouting! Last call for all aboard!

Advanced registration closes May 23, 2014 –Don’t miss the benefits of advanced registration including access to limited seating training events and door prize tickets!

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

Souvenirs:

Great door prizes with easy ways to earn tickets.

  • Book your journey in advance (preregister before 5/23) +5
  • Wear uniform or dress in clothes of your district’s country +5
  • Check-in and grab a passport at the registration desk +5
  • Tour the district area +5
  • Take in a breakout session +5

http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1446784

For the breakout sessions, click here.

For the flyer, click here.

Do you have an item or gift certificate you can donate to the Tradeshow of Scouting as a door prize?  Contact Art Lobdell today!

Scouts From Troop 368 Help Injured Reporter

Scouts from Troop 368 help injured reporter, Ann Curry. Read the full story on Scouting Magazine’s blog, Bryan on Scouting, here: http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2014/05/09/new-jersey-scouts-help-rescue-nbc-journalist-ann-curry/

Have Legos Laying Around?

Tired of seeing that Lego bin in your house that is underutilized or happen to see a Lego bin out on garbage night?  Consider donating them to support our youth leadership training course, National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT).  During two weeks in the summer, NYLT has twelve patrols working simultaneously on a team building activity in a fun environment using Legos.  We will gladly accept that box of plastic interlocking bricks sitting on a shelf or in the back of a closet for use to develop future leaders.  They may be dropped off at our council office located on 1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls, NJ or at the NYLT booth the night of the Tradeshow of Scouting on Monday, June 2, 2014.

For more information on NYLT, please visit: www.PPCNYLT.org

For more information on the Tradeshow of Scouting, please visit: http://programs.ppbsa.org/activities/tradeshow/

Youth Forum

BOY SCOUTS

At this year’s upcoming Tradeshow of Scouting on Monday, June 2, 2014, we will be having a special program for our teenage youth Scouts from ages 14-17.  Please share the flyer with members of your 14-17 year-old troop members for exciting opportunities including scholarships, jobs, internships, high adventure, and different programs.

VENTURING

allie

At this year’s upcoming Tradeshow of Scouting on Monday, June 2, 2014, we will be having a special program for all of our Venturing members.   Please share the flyer with members of your crew for exciting opportunities including scholarships, jobs, internships, high adventure, and different programs.  Additionally, the National Venturing Vice President, Allie Frownfelter will be joining us to share exciting National Venturing changes geared toward all Advisors, presidents, and crew members.

Den Chief Training

One of the best helpers for a Cub Scout den leader or Webelos leader is a den chief, a Boy Scout who can help with activities, advancement, ceremonies, crafts, and other den events. But the best den chief is one who has attended den chief training to learn about games, songs, tricks, puzzles, and other things that help a den chief do a better job.

Den Chief Training Dates: For the latest offerings, please check out http://training.ppbsa.org/youth/denchief/

Spring 2014

  • May 31, 2014
    8:30 am-11:00 am
    Cranford United Methodist Church
    201 Lincoln Ave
    Cranford NJ 07016
    Click here to register

Summer 2014

  • August 24, 2014
    1:00 pm-3:45 pm
    Berkeley Heights Rescue Squad
    378 Snyder Ave
    Berkeley Heights NJ 07922
    Click here to register

Fall 2014

  • September 27, 2014
    8:30 am-11:00 am
    Cranford United Methodist Church
    201 Lincoln Ave
    Cranford NJ 07016
    Click here to register
  • November 22, 2014
    (NOTE: event registration fee is charged;
    no additional fee for Den Chief Training)
    8:45 am-11:55 am
    Brooklawn Middle School
    250 Beachwood Road
    Parsippany NJ 07054
    Registration not yet open
  • December 6, 2014
    8:30 am-11:30am or
    12:30 pm-3:30 pm
    University of Scouting
    Randolph Middle School
    507 Millbrook Ave
    Randolph NJ 07869
    Registration not yet open