Monthly Archives: October 2014

Sussex District Boy Scout Klondike Derby!

Boy Scout troops- mark your calendars!  The annual Sussex District Klondike Derby will be held on January 23-25, 2015 at Camp Somers, Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation.

Start practicing your knots and fire building skills!  Make sure to invite your incoming Webelos as well.

More information will be available in early November.  For more information, contact Gary Carlson at thefamily1@embarqmail.com.

Sussex District Cub Freeze-O-Ree

All Cub Scouts are invited to the Sussex District Cub Scout Winter event. The event will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 (rain date January 17th) from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at Andover Borough Park (Rt. 517, Andover, NJ). The cost is $5 per Scout or sibling (under age 3 for free).  Please pay at the door.  (A patch will be available for the first 200 Scouts)

Come out and enjoy the winter weather with your fellow Sussex Cubs and their families! Our local packs will create some fantastic events that will get you going with fun and adventure!

Bring your sleds!  Be ready to have f-u-n! Wear your snow pants!

Snacks and drinks will be available at Pack 181’s snack bar!

For more information, contact Bill SanFilippo at bill.sanfilippo@scouting.org.

Florida Sea Base

July 15-22, 2015

Eagle’s Nest Follow-Up Day

Eagle’s Nest Follow-Up Day, November 3rd deadline approaching! Limited to Scouts with partials from Mrs. Hawkins from Camp Somers 2014 season. Please see details at : http://www.camps.ppbsa.org/camps/somers/eagles_nest.htm#followup

PATRIOTS’ PATH COUNCIL BELT LOOP BONANZA

Saturday, April 11, 2015 – Winnebago Scout Reservation

Scouts will work on 4 belt loops during 4 one hour sessions.     There will be an hour lunch break.

Save the date.  More info to come.

For  questions contact: Eileen Galley skout@optonline.net or Al Thomas al.thomas@scouting.org.

Click here for the flyer.

Registration Continues for 2014 Merit Badge Intro Workshop & Den Chief Training

The class list and schedule for the November 22, 2014 Merit Badge Introduction Workshop are available online thru the Council Calendar at www.ppbsa.org.  As we go to press a few classes are full, but why not try a new subject or skill?  Many badges are new to the Workshop this year such as Digital Technology, Geocaching, Snow Sports and Sustainability.  There is also a great one-hour class on Eagle Project Management.

Registration is online only and closes November 14, 2014.

FISHAWACK KLONDIKE DERBY

The Fishawack Klondike Derby will be at Camp Sacajawea in Sparta on Saturday, January 31st from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Scouts will haul their sleds through eight towns that will test each team’s knowledge, skills, teamwork, physical endurance and mental ingenuity.

Online registration opens January 1st through the Fishawack District calendar and closes January 24th.

Cabins are available for rental.  For more information, contact Klondike Governor Dave Haessig, 973-934-9659, haessig@optonline.net.

Click here for the Klondike packet

Multi-Location Coat Drive

Camp COLEY is running a multi-location coat drive November 1-7, 2014. There will be drop off locations in Succasunna, Mine Hill, Oak Ridge, Carteret, Glenside PA and Yardley PA. Please bring your gently used coats to one of these locations.

Ice Skating Party Night

Munsee District will be hosting an Ice Skating Party night on December 27th, 2014 between the hours of 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Warinaco Park rink. Cost is $6.00 per skater and $4.00 for rentals if needed. For more information please go to http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1597904 or contact Trish and Scott at cubelosteam@aol.com?. 

Four Centuries in a Weekend at the Deserted Village

Visit the Deserted Village of Feltville/Glenside Park during  the Four Centuries In A Weekend program on Saturday, October 18 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 19 from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m., free of charge. The day includes guided and self-guided tours, hayrides, apple cider pressing, old fashioned children’s games, an archaeological activity, lectures by archaeologists, book signings by authors, refreshments on sale in the General Store and by a food vendor, and the showing of a movie called “Silent”, which was filmed at the Deserted Village.  All of the activities are free of charge.

The Deserted Village is located in the Berkeley Heights section of the Watchung Reservation, just off of Glenside Avenue on Cataract Hollow Road.  Besides being a great activity for families, Four Centuries is a great program activity for Cub Scout dens and Boy Scout troops, who might want to combine the event with a hike on the 6-mile Watchung Reservation History Trail or the 10-mile Sierra Trail.

For the first time, visitors will also be able to get to the event via mass transit.  While shuttle buses will be available in many communities along NJ Transit’s Raritan Valley Line, Union County Parks & Recreation is joining with Mountainside and Westfield to provide shuttle service from the Westfield train station to the Deserted Village, with stops at three historic sites along the way in the two communities.   The shuttle service will run during the hours of the two-day celebration.

More information can be found at www.ucnj.org/dv