Monthly Archives: April 2015

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews – May 30, 2015

What is the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews?

The purpose of the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews is to teach crew members with leadership positions about their new roles and how to most effectively reach success in that role. It is intended to help Venturers in leadership positions within their crew understand their responsibilities and to equip them with organizational and leadership skills to fulfill those responsibilities. Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews is the first course in the series of leadership training offered to Venturers.

Completion of Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews is a prerequisite for Venturers to participate in the more advanced leadership courses National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) and the National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE). It is also required for Kodiak.

Participants will have the chance to participate in team building activities and games; learn about the Venturing program; learn how a crew functions; learn leadership skills; learn the EDGE method; complete prerequisites for NYLT, NAYLE, and Kodiak; and get to know other Venturers and Crews; all while having a great time.

When: Saturday, May 30, 2015
Where: Patriots’ Path Council Service Center (1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927)
Check In:  8:30 am – 9:00 am
Training: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Who: Any registered Venturing youth
Cost: $10 Includes: Lunch, Program Supplies, and Materials
Registration: Go to www.ppbsa.org. Click on Council Calendar. Go to May 30, 2015. Click on Event to Register.
Event Chair: Katie Rozek at (973) 670-6998 or kt.rozek@gmail.com
Event Advisor: Meghan Fortus at mesukovich@yahoo.com

Munsee District – Movie Screening

Come see the Madison Scouts of Madison, Wisconsin work their way through a summer on the road!

POPCORN AT THE TRADESHOW OF SCOUTING

Aside from popcorn, you don’t want to miss the Tradeshow of Scouting.  Everything you need to plan your Scouting year, under one roof.

Now back to the important stuff.

At the Tradeshow you can pick up your units sales material AND other valuable popcorn info

BUT YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS (Michael Beck Flyer)

  • HOW TO SELL $10,000 IN A WEEKEND!!
  • Michael Beck is a volunteer with the Cradle of Liberty Council in Philadelphia
  • Every unit that attends will receive:
    • A SUPPORT SCOUTING BANNER
    • A SUPPORT SCOUTS – BUY POPCORN YARD SIGN
    • A FUND YOUR ADVENTURE – SELL POPCORN POSTER
    • SAMPLE products
    • GOLF HAT
    • UNIT KICK OFF CD
  • BUT YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1562890

Create Your Own Package and Save up to 10%!

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  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • PPC Outfitter Water Bottle
  • Hydration Bladder
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  • Choose a backpack
  • Include 5 of the following:
  • Headlamp
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • PPC Outfitter Water Bottle
  • Hydration Bladder
  • 6 piece package discount use promo code:
  • 10percent

 

*Check out www.ppcoutfitters.com for details.

 

IIIIITTTTTSSSSS POPCORN TIME!

NEW COMPANY!     NEW PRODUCTS (tins)!     MORE MATERIAL TO SUPPORT YOUR SALE!     NEW COMMISSION STRUCTURE!     NEW INCENTIVES FOR SCOUTS!

AND REQUIRED TRAINING FOR EVERYONE, OVER 30 LOCATIONS, ATTEND THE ONE CLOSEST TO HOME!

Click on this link to see the complete schedule and register (required).  There will be only 10 units per training.

ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1711239                               

TRADESHOW REGISTRATION ENDS SOON – WEDNESDAY MAY 27TH

Sign up to attend the 2015 Tradeshow of Scouting today!  https://scoutingevent.com/?Tradeshow

Registration is not required but advised.

  1. Early registration gives you the best chance of getting the class schedule you want and MORE DOOR PRIZE tickets!
  2. You get to get through the front door faster in the Fast Pre-Registered Line

 

https://scoutingevent.com/?Tradeshow

 

The Fresh Air Fund

The Fresh Air Fund is a non-profit agency that arranges for NYC children from low-income communities to vacation for one or two weeks with host families in suburban and rural communities like yours.  We provide vacations for about 4,000 city children each summer through our Friendlytown Program, but many more are turned away because we don’t have enough hosts.   The children in this program are girls and boys between the ages of 6 and 12.   Should you decide to become a host, you will be able to contact your city visitor in advance of his or her visit, and he or she will arrive together with the other children visiting Northern NJ on a charter bus.   Children may also be picked up at the Fresh Air office in midtown.

Being a host is not hard; you simply share your everyday summer activities with one more child.  Fresh Air children run barefoot through the grass, catch fireflies at night, swim in the lake, and gaze at star-filled skies. Through the eyes of Fresh Air children, families often rediscover the beauty of their own communities.  While some children visit for just one summer, others may be invited back to the same home each summer, establishing strong bonds of friendship.

This invitation is being sent to you because we have found that Scout leaders make great hosts!  Why?  Because you are someone who cares deeply about the welfare of all children, not just your own.  You have a commitment to service.  And you are not afraid to take on the challenge of sharing your home with another child for a week.

So as you begin to think about your plans for next summer, please consider opening your heart and your home to a Fresh Air child.  You can learn more about what it is like to be a Fresh Air Fund host family by watching our public service announcement below.  A fact sheet is also attached.

For more information on how you can sign up to become a volunteer host next summer, please contact the Northern NJ Chairperson, Denise DeBernardi, 973.838.7138, drdebernardi@gmail.com or visit www.freshair.org/host-a-child?

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Fresh Air Fund video

Attachments area
Preview attachment FAF fact sheet.pdf

Part Time Administrative Assistant Opening

Part time administrative assistant position immediate opening.  Job includes data entry, report preparation, mailings and other office work.  Must be organized and able to work independently.  A familiarity with Word and Excel is required.  20 hours per week, 4 or 5 days per week, Monday through Friday between 9 am and 5 pm.  Please send a letter of interest with resume to Mark Spaldo at Mark.spaldo@scouting.org.

Honor Guard patch now available for Boy Scouts!

For more than a century, Boy Scout Honor Guards have added reverence, dignity and patriotism to events like baseball games, camporees, parades, inaugurations, funerals and more. Now, for the first time, there’s an official Honor Guard patch to recognize Scouts who take on this important role. The patch, which goes on the right sleeve, is being shipped out to Scout shops (Supply No. 621029) now. Here’s what else you need to know about this new patch.

It’s worn on the right sleeve (not left). Unlike position patches (senior patrol leader, scribe, patrol leader, etc.), which are worn on the left sleeve, the Honor Guard patch goes on the right sleeve. It goes in one of two places, depending on which other patches the Scout is wearing; a half-inch under the patrol emblem (aka “position 3″) or right under (and touching) the Journey to Excellence unit award

Honor Guard members may wear it at any time. Boy Scouts who are members of an Honor Guard may wear this patch at any time, even if they aren’t serving an Honor Guard role at that exact moment. In other words, there’s no need to remove this patch when attending a troop event that doesn’t require Honor Guard services. Because the patch goes on the right sleeve, a Boy Scout can wear his Honor Guard patch and his regular position of responsibility patch simultaneously.

The idea started with a troop in Baltimore. The new patch was created with help from Troop 944 of the Baltimore Area Council. Nice job, guys!

Honor Guard does not count for advancement purposes. As is the case with the Musician patch/role, serving in the Honor Guard doesn’t count as a position of responsibility needed for advancement. What does count? For Boy Scout troops, it’s: patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, senior patrol leader, Venture patrol leader, troop guide, Order of the Arrow troop representative, den chief, scribe, librarian, historian, quartermaster, bugler, junior assistant Scoutmaster, chaplain aide, instructor, troop webmaster, or Leave No Trace trainer.

-It’s available at Cedar Knolls (1 Saddle Rd., Cedar Knolls, NJ, 07927, 973-765-9322 X241) or Mountainside (1130 Rt. 22 West, Mountainside, NJ 07092, 908-654-9191) stores for $3.99 each.

Outwin! – Outplay! – Outlast!

Save the date for Munsee District’s Spring Cubelos weekend. Come join us at this year’s “Survivor” themed weekend with plenty of adventure for attending families!

Spring Cubelos: June 5-6 at Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation

Registrations will open soon through Doubleknot!

For more information please contact:
Trish and Scott
Cubelosteam@aol.com