Monthly Archives: April 2015

Job Seeking Scouts

The ToysRus in Livingston on Rt.10 is currently looking for employees.  Any scouts 18+ would be a great fit for their organization.  For interview and store managers information, contact Steve Beirach at   An interview can be scheduled almost anytime and positions starting probably within a week.

Watchung Mountain Spring Cub Camporee

Held May 15-17 at Winnebago Scout Reservation.

Den Chief In Training Program Comes to Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp

You will receive training and lots of hands-on experience.

Spots Filling Up for the 2015 Liberty Jamboree!

Are you in? Save a site now!  

2015 Camp Cards

Congratulations to our first weekly winners in our Strive for 25 campaign.

They are:

Nicholas C. of Troop 119/RV $50 gift card

Ryan B. Pack 101/Fish.  $25 gift card

To enter just sell 25 camp cards and submit the registration form before 5pm Wed. of each week (until June 24, 2015)  for every 25 camp cards sold to be considered for that weeks drawing.  Drawing held Thursday mornings.   Sell 50 cards and be entered 2x to win and so on.

Any questions please contact Linda at

Camp Wheeler Hiring Bus Monitors

Do you love camp? Help us make this summer the best yet! Camp Wheeler is hiring bus monitors – only a 1 week commitment! Bus monitors will ride the bus in the morning from the start of the route to camp, and in the afternoon to the end of the route. Monitors are responsible for Scout’s behavior and daily check-in. While at camp, monitors can participate in camp programs, join your son’s den as additional leadership, or just relax by the lake. An interview and detailed explanation of the position will be conducted by the camp administration. Attractive discounts on Summer Camp are just one of the many benefits of our Bus Monitor program. As a Camp Wheeler staff member, you are joining the most successful Cub Scout summer camp staff yet! If you, or someone you know, is interested, visit to apply.

Troop 50 Leaders in CPR save at Forestburg Scout Camp

Three Troop 50 Assistant Scoutmasters (Bob Dannhardt, Roger Heck, and Chris Borinski) were involved in a CPR save last Saturday at Forestburg Scout Camp (Monmouth Council Camp) in New York.  They saved the shooting sports instructor who had come to conduct shotgun shooting for our older boys.  After they brought him back with CPR and he was loaded into an ambulance, the instructor had two more heart attacks before medical personnel got him into the OR for the surgery he needed.  He was released from the hospital days later.


This is an exciting year for us:  the Centennial of the Order of the Arrow!  In case you haven’t heard, Woapalanne Lodge earned JTE Gold level status again last year, and we have a lot of activities over the next several months to celebrate our 100th birthday and welcome new members into the Order.

We hope that you will come and enjoy the company of your fellow Arrowmen at one or more of these events.


Do you like to perform?  Are you part of your school’s drama, forensics, or music programs?  If so, or if you just love the Order and its lore, you may be interested in being part of our Ceremonies Team.  Our team was active this past winter at several Webelos crossovers and Eagle Courts of Honor.  There are several opportunities this spring and summer to be a part of our meaningful ceremonies.  Interested Arrowmen should email Vice Chief of Lore Kolten Hilton at


June 19-21 at WSR

Our premier events every year are our Fellowship Weekends, when we induct new members, do Brotherhood conversions, and recognize new Vigil honorees.  There’s a lot of work to do, but also a bunch of fun and camaraderie.  For newer members or those that have been inactive for awhile, these weekends are great ways to reconnect with the lodge and with your Brothers.  If you haven’t made your Brotherhood conversion, any of these weekends are the place to do it.  Registration and medical forms can be downloaded from our lodge website,  .

Also, at the May weekend, during Saturday lunch, we hold our annual LODGE ELECTIONS to choose new officers.   Anyone wanting to run for elected office must contact Lodge Adviser Mr. Sturm before the May Weekend.



While attending our summer camps this year, keep your ears and eyes open for OA days, service opportunities, and cracker barrels.  Ask at camp about contacting your camp’s Summer Chief.

Tuesday, July 7
Camp Allamuchy

We are only one of two lodges in our section chosen to host this OA Centennial event.  There will be displays and programs, an evening presentation, and the chance to meet sectional and national officers of the OA.  There’s a lot of work to be done that day, so we’re looking for volunteers to help set up, staff the event, and clean up afterwards.  Please contact event chairman Jake Jellison at

Saturday, July 25
Camp Allamuchy Dining Hall

In its third year, this is a very enjoyable event which every available Arrowman should attend.  Although not an OA event, it is an important event that raises money for the Campership Fund, which is part of our mission as a lodge.  Please see attached flyer.



October 2-4
Liberty State Park

Certainly, by this time you must know about the Liberty Jamboree!  What you might not know is that the OA is going to be a very visible presence at this watershed event.  We are going to be involved in helping the event run smoothly (Service, of course!) and will be part of the Program aspect as well.  We will need a lot of help from our Brothers.  There is also the opportunity, if your home unit is not going, to stay in a special OA “crew”.  More information will follow as the events flesh out.

October 30-November 1

More information posted later in the summer.

Early January

More information posted in early fall.


Whew!  That’s a lot of good old-fashioned OA activities.  Hope you can be part of our special celebration this year.  As always, please make sure your dues are up to date and to consider converting to Brotherhood Honor if you are eligible.  Also, come out to our LEC meetings on the second Thursday of each month at the Council Service Center at 7:30.  There are only three more this year before summer comes.  Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to attend.


What’s your Pinnacle of Scouting?

Tradeshow theme has been announced.  Photo Contest has begun.

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