Monthly Archives: June 2014

Charter Renewal 2015 Announcements

Charter Renewal Packages

Charter renewal packages for 2015 were prepared and distributed at the Tradeshow of Scouting held at the Birchwood Manor on Monday June 2nd.

Any unit who did not pick up their materials may contact their district executive to make arrangements to acquire the information package.

On the unit label on the envelope is the unit access code number that can be used in October to begin the renewal process.

Training Reports

Contained in the envelope is unit specific information regarding adult leader training. The Youth Protection Training Report includes information for all leaders indicating expired training and expiration dates of current training. Note that any leader re-registering effective January 1, 2015 must have Youth Protection training that has been completed in the past 24 months. Therefore, any adult who had taken training prior to December 31, 2012 must complete training before the charter is activated for 2015.

As part of the Journey to Excellence criteria, youth serving unit leaders should complete leader specific training. The Leader Not Trained Report indicates adult leaders who have not completed specific training coinciding with their present registered position.

An instruction sheet and explanation is enclosed with the training reports.

Please Note:

Unit rosters were not included in these packages. Due to the confidential information available on the rosters, rosters are only available to the Key 3 leaders in a unit. Unfortunately this policy change had not been communicated to Mr. Tallmadge on a timely basis and the introductory letter indicates that rosters would be part of the materials distributed.

While these had been available in the past, the new MyScouting Tools and training reports have eliminated the need to distribute roster information.



October 10-12, 2014, Camp Wheeler, Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation.

Planned activities include Civil War Cannon Demonstration, Black Powder Rifle Demonstration, Blacksmith, Bear Bag Hoisting, COPE, Tomahawk Throwing, Knife Throwing, and Rock Climbing.

For more information, contact Al Thomas,, 973-765-9322 x229.

Click here for the flyer.


Save the date, Saturday, November 22, in Parsippany.

The purpose of the workshop is to introduce badges to the Scouts and to help them understand the merit badge process. For most of the merit badges, Scouts will obtain a “partial” but will not be able to complete the badge at this event.

Last year’s badges included Aviation, Chess, Cinematography, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Electricity, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Science, Fire Safety, Genealogy, Inventing, Music, Reading, Robotics, Space Exploration, Scholarship & Welding.

For more information, contact

New Cub Scout Packs Forming

Staff and volunteers are working on new Cub Scout packs to serve Layfayette, Morristown, Dover, New Brunswick,  Stanhope, Linden and North Plainfield.   Other areas are also being considered.

More volunteer support is needed as new unit developers, district new unit chairs and many helping hands   Join the team today!

For more information contact your district vice chair of membership your district serving professional or Art Lobdell, council membership staff advisor, at

Strength for Service to God and Community

Pocket-sized daily devotional messages for first responders and Scouts of all ages.

BSA® has been at the forefront of first response and, through its merit badge and training programs, gives Scouts their first exposure to careers in first response. Boy Scouts could be categorized as ‘first responders in training’. This is the perfect gift for your Scout, leader, or first responder (volunteer or professional) in your community!

Soft cover, 366 pages.




Bring your own cubmobile or race one of ours.

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, at William Mason School, in Montville.  $7.00 per driver (pre-registered) or $9.00 (for walk-ins).

Online registration will open September 24, through the Fishawack district calendar.

For more info, contact Al Thomas, 973-765-9322 x229,

To view the flyer, click here.

Newly Elected Lodge Officers

Congratulations to the newly elected lodge offers in the Order of the Arrow.  For more information on the Order of the Arrow, please visit:

  • Lodge Chief- Seth Abbott
  • Vice Chief of Program – Matt Kaufman
  • Vice Chief of Administration – Ken Schwemmer
  • Vice Chief of Lore – Kolten Hilton
  • Treasurer – Steve Murset
  • Secretary – Tyler Locke

Please Read This Vacation Note

Within the last week or so some of our PPC board members have discovered our New Mexico Vacation would make a terrific gift for their parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, and/or close friends. We need your help. So far 24 folks have signed on to this vacation in the Land of Enchantment A vacation at an unbelievably low price. So please consider this suggestion and help us find 8 more couples who we promise will have a great time. Click here for an application. For some help please call Jenn Volz at 973-765-9322 x249.

Professional Bull Rider Association

June 28 at 7:00 PM

Prudential Center, Newark

Registration ends promptly at 10:00 AM Wednesday 6/25! All sales are final.


You will pick up tickets at the Will Call Window at the Prudential Center the day of the event.

Please note that in order to bring you this opportunity the ticket prices are based on our cost plus the ecommerce fees of processing your order.

If we receive orders for more than 30 tickets in total – there will be special opportunities before or after the show to be on the floor with performers. You will be notified with the final details on Wednesday afternoon 6/25/14.

Cub Scouts 2015 Update

“We have heard that Cub Scout Belt Loops are being discontinued.”  Is that true?