Monthly Archives: July 2015

WILD Outdoor Expo

The NJDEP’s sixth annual NJ WILD Outdoor Expo will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 12-13, at the Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area in Jackson Township, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine.

This fun-filled family event is designed for visitors to discover new ways to appreciate and enjoy New Jersey’s great outdoors.  Participants can try a many of the outdoor activities available within the state’s forests, parks and natural areas such as fishing, kayaking, hiking, shooting sports, rock climbing, camping skills, compass navigation and wildlife watching.  Demonstrations of sporting and tracking dogs, historical re-enactments, SCUBA dives, reptiles and raptors, turkey calling, nature photography and much more await.

Admission and parking are free.  All activities are free with the exception of a $3 fee to use the climbing wall.   For more information visit  http://www.wildoutdoorexpo.com/.

WILL YOU HELP WITH MERIT BADGE INTRO WORKSHOP NOV 21

The Advancement Committee is seeking Counselors who can help out by introducing a MB subject to Boy Scouts in a classroom environment.  Putting together our schedule this summer so we can start registering Scouts in early September.  See the attached flyer; COUNSELORS PLEASE SIGN UP AT http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1711928 NOW to indicate your interest in helping out. The Scouts will be grateful that you are sharing your time and talent!

Click here for the save the date flyer.

NEW Cub Scout Leader Position-Specific Training

Make your Cub Scout leader job EASIER and MORE FUN!  An enthusiastic, trained leader can make the difference between a den or pack that is struggling, and one that is ready to take on the world.  Find out how to use the “NEW Cub Scout Adventure Leader Guides” and other resources available.  After all, your Cub Scouts deserve it, and so do YOU!

Who Should Attend?

  • Den leaders (Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos) and assistants
  • Cubmasters and assistants
  • Committee Chairs and members
  • Interested Cub Scout parents

What Will I Learn?

GENERAL SESSION

  • Quick overview of Cub Scouting
  • Leader teamwork to make the pack GO

SPLIT SESSIONS BY POSITION

  • Your position description and responsibilities
  • Parts of your specific meeting
  • Preparation and planning with the NEW Cub Scout Adventure materials
  • Themes for FUN and learning
  • Your role in Cub Scout advancement
  • Getting families involved
  • Resources
  • Working relationships with local Boy Scout troops
  • FUN! FUN! FUN!

Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, said, “Scouting is a game with a purpose.”   Everyone – boys, leaders, and families – should be having FUN using the program, and the results will speak for themselves!

Training course details: 3 sessions will run concurrently.  You can only sign up for one:

(1) Den Leader & assistant Den Leader,

(2) Cubmaster & assistant Cubmaster, or

(3) Committee Chair & Committee members

Date:  Saturday, September 19, 2015

Registration at 9:00 a.m.

Course conclusion by 12:30 p.m.

Location:

Patriots’ Path Council, Service Center

1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls

CostFree!

The course is subject to cancellation if there are fewer than 5 participants.

Wear your Scout leader uniform!

(If you don’t have one yet,

“civilian clothes” are OK.)

Registration:

Online at: https://scoutingevent.com/?OrgKey=BSA358&eventID=4674

For additional information contact:
Andrew Joiner at andrew.joiner@scouting.org
or at (973) 765-9322 X 252.

PLEASE NOTE:  If your pack, or the packs in your area, would like to schedule Cub Leader Position-Specific Training for at least 10 leaders (at a time and place you arrange), the Cub Scout training teams will endeavor to deliver the training you need!  Contact Andrew Joiner to get connected to your area Cub Scout Training team.

Fundamentals of Training

Every Scout deserves a TRAINED LEADER!     

Woodsman’s Thong

It is time again for the course no one else offers. This course, developed by Scouters from our Council, is designed to increase your knowledge of the outdoors and the skills you need to keep your outdoor program exciting.

NAYLE at Florida Sea Base

WHAT IS NAYLE?
The National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) is an exciting program where young men and women enhance their leadership skills through team building, ethical decision-making, problem solving and service to others.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
NAYLE is a very special experience. At Sea Base NAYLE, you spend several days and nights on a boat at sea, where you will use your leadership skills to resolve challenging situations. The week ends with a closing challenge for each participant to use what they’ve learned in service to others.

WHAT WILL I TAKE HOME FROM NAYLE?

  • The experience of living and working on a 40-foot sailboat, which will improve your ability to function well in team or group situations.
  • The skill, ability and motivation to be a dynamic and effective leader through advanced, practical applications of National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) skills.
  • Nationwide resources, including new ideas and contacts that can only be gained through a program of this type.
  • Personal, written commitment to apply NAYLE skills back home.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO ATTEND?

  • Completion of Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops, Crews or Ships (ILST, ILSC or ILSS) and the National Youth Leadership Training program (NYLT)
  • The course is physically demanding and participants must be in top physical condition. A BSA Annual Health and Medical Record: Parts A, B and C along with the Florida Sea Base High- Adventure Risk Advisory to Health-Care Providers and Parents, is required.
  • The ability to swim 100 yards (official BSA swim test) and stay afloat for one (1) minute.
  • Be at least 14 years of age and not yet 21.
  • Hold a unit leadership position.

WHEN IS IT?
March 19-25, 2016

WHAT IS THE COST?
$995 per participant. A payment of at least $100 is due on application, with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

HOW DO I REGISTER?
To register, go to: http://reservations.scouting.org/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x4221992b6

SCHOLARSHIPS?
Limited availability for those with demonstrated need.

HOW CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?

  • Visit the Florida Sea Base website: www.bsaseabase.org
  • Send Sea Base an email for general Sea Base questions: tim.stanfill@scouting.org
  • Visit the NAYLE Facebook page: www.facebook.com/BSANAYLE
  • Call Sea Base: 305-664-5628

Click here for the flyer.