Monthly Archives: May 2014

Family and Scout Activity Deadline

There are several opportunities for Scouts and families during the Summer months.  Most events are time sensitive offers, so get your group together today and order your discounted tickets while they last. Separate articles are in the footer of this communication for each event.

Opportunity Event Date Best Price Deadline
Monster Jam 6/13/15  5/27/15
Sussex Miners Sleep on the Field 6/27/15  5/30/15
Lakewood Blue Claws Sleepover 7/25/15  6/1/15
Somerset Patriots Scout Night 7/11/15  6/15/15
Dorney Park Scout Day 7/23/15  6/30/15
Staten Island Yankees Scout Night Sleep Over 8/1/15  7/10/15

Four Percent: The Story of Uncommon Youth in a Century of American Life

The 2012 winner of USA Book News award for Best Non-Fiction, Four Percent is one of the most complete histories of Boy Scouts of America® ever written and the first to focus on Eagle Scouts®. Award-winning author and veteran journalist Michael S. Malone brings a story that for too long has been wrapped in myth and prejudice — and uncovers one of the most important movements in American history.

This book is more than just a history of Eagle Scouting, but also the story of many Eagles — a President of the United States, astronauts, Medal of Honor recipients, Nobel prize winners, authors, movie stars, titans of industry, leaders in government and civil rights, and community activists who have transformed the face of America.

Filled with vivid historic anecdotes, compelling profiles, and surprising facts, Malone brings the eye of a world-class writer, the insider experience of being an Eagle Scout himself, and the objectivity of a career journalist, to produce the best book ever about America’s Eagles.

Hard cover, 235 pages

#619128   $20.00

Munsee Around the World

Spring Cubelos 2014  Family Camporee

May 31 – June 1

Winnebago Scout Reservation, Rockaway, NJ

Fishing, Language, Heritage and Kickball are some of the many belt loops Cub Scouts will be able to earn!

$18 for attendees age 5 and up

Registration and information:

Questions? Contact Scott McCabe or Trish Plummer

Spring Cubelos Flyer.
View the Guidebook.

Counselor in Training (CIT’s) Wanted

Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp is looking for 14 year olds to join the 2014 Summer Camp Staff.


Cub Scout Summer Camp

Counselors in Training (CIT)

Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp

Mountainside, NJ  (Watchung Reservation)

Applicants must be 14 years old

Job Summary – The Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp’s volunteer Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is for 14 year olds interested in working with Cub Scouts.  Participants spend three or more weeks in training and programming while learning to work together and gain a basic understanding of summer camp operations.

Our CIT program is the first step in the transition from camper to staff member. This program is for those who are ready to take on new challenges, opportunities, and responsibilities at camp. Participants in the CIT program will gain a meaningful leadership experience while actually putting the skills they develop into practice on a daily basis.

To become a CIT at WCSDC a person must apply online and attend an interview session with his or her parent. Upon acceptance into the program, a $100 program fee will be charged.

–      Interview Required – Staff Training Week Required –

This is a Cub Scout Day Camp operation

from June 23 to August 8, 2014

Please apply online at

Please direct questions to Bill SanFilippo, Assistant Camp Director, WCSDC,

1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927, or 973-765-9322 x 226

Check out the flyer.

So You’re a New Tiger Leader…

Sussex District Hosts Spring Tiger Leader University.

What: Tiger Leader University

Where: Sussex County Library (125 Morris Turnpike Newton, NJ)

When: Monday June 9th at 7:00 pm

Who: Any New Tiger Cub Leader!

Why: To learn all the things you need to know to be the best Tiger leader

Cost: FREE

Questions? Please contact Steven and Katherine Smith, vice presidents of membership at or Bill SanFilippo, district program specialist at (973) 765-9322 x226 or  Check out the flyer.

Bring Your Friend to the Spring Camporee

Bring your friend to the Sussex District Spring Cub Camporee and show him what Scouting is all about!

Join us on June 7, 2014 at Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation (750 Waterloo Road) in Stanhope, NJ. Program begins at 8:30 a.m.

This year’s theme is “The Pirates of the Allamuchy.”  This is our annual spring Cub Scout event where our packs will be providing program stations of skill, activity, or fun and games for our Cub Scouts and their siblings!

Bring your pirate ships, Grr voices, and wear your pirate costumes!

Our activities include: Slingshot and Water Pistol Range, Fishing, Camping, Games, Nature Hikes, and More……plus Saturday Evening Outdoor Movie.

The event is FREE!  We will place non-Scouts in their town’s pack for the day so they can experience what it’s like to be a Cub Scout for the day.  Participants may purchase lunch at the snack bar or bring their own.

Check out the flyer.

Register TODAY for the Sussex Summer Roundtable

All Sussex District leaders are welcome to attend the first Summer Roundtable held at Camp Somers in Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation on Thursday, August 7.  Enjoy a Pig Roast, entertainment from Indian dancers, meet council leadership, and learn all about what’s happening this fall!  Advanced registration is required! 

For more information and to register: and check out the flyer.

Tradeshow of Scouting

Now Boarding! Don’t miss out on all the news and opportunities for 2015!  Training sessions will require advanced registration.  Registering online gives you bonus door prize tickets!

Around the World in 80 Tables at the 2014 Tradeshow of Scouting

An event for all BSA volunteers!

June 2, 2014, 5:45 – 9:00 PM  at The Birchwood Manor, Whippany

A FUN, educational experience awaits you.

Cub Scouts 2015: The new Cub Scout program will completely change the way Cub Scouts progress through the ranks! Learn about the new program from a National BSA representative.

My Tools: Learn about the new advancement reporting interface all units will use from a National BSA representative

Register for Training sessions here –

View the flyer

6:00 – 6:35 Cub Scout 2015 (Madison Rm)
6:00 – 6:30 STEM (Board Rm)
6:00 – 6:35 MyTools in MyScouting (Monroe Rm)
6:00 – 6:30 Membership: Venturing (Embassy Area)
6:30 – 7:00 Award Presentations (Embassy Area)
6:45 – 8:00 Popcorn (Madison Rm)
6:45 – 7:15 Special Needs (Board Rm)
6:45 – 7:45 NYLT (Monroe Rm)
7:00 – 7:30 Fishawack (Embassy Area)
7:30 – 8:00 Catholic Cmte on Scouting (Board Rm)
7:30 – 8:00 Munsee (Embassy Area)
8:00 – 8:30 Raritan Valley (Embassy Area)
8:10 – 9:00 Cub Scout 2015 (Madison Rm)
8:10 – 8:35 Membership: Cub Scout Recruiting (Board Rm)
8:10 – 9:00 MyTools in MyScouting (Monroe Rm)
8:40 – 9:00 Membership: Webelos to Boy Scouts Transition (Board Rm)
6:00 – 9:00 Youth Forum


Historic Walking Tour

Hike & Camporee

Open to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and members of the public

Registration and information at:

Historic Trail Hike & Walking Tour

June 7, 2014

Medal and Pin available for purchase with completion of Victory Trail Questionnaire

13 mile urban hike Elizabeth  to Springfield

3 mile walking tour Elizabeth to Liberty Hall

Registration is $13 for Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts and $5 for members of the public

Bus transport to Liberty Hall from camp and trail route locations is included

 Victory Trail Hike & Camporee

June 6 to 8, 2014

Historic Trail Hike, Reenactments, and Ceremonies on June 7

Camping for Boy Scouts at Liberty Hall and Watchung Scout Reservation

Camping is $3 for Boy Scouts at either location but space is limited at Liberty Hall.

Pizza dinner on Saturday night is $3 per Scout.

Please register by May 25, 2014               Contact: Dave Depczynski (908) 344-6810

Boy Scout Volunteers Needed to Staff WM Cub Camporee

Any Boy Scouts willing to help with the Spring Cub Family Camporee at Winnebago May 16-18 please contact Judy Joshua at