Monthly Archives: September 2017

Sussex Family Camping

October 6-8 2017, Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation

Fee: $18 per person, including Saturday’s dinner. Children 5 and under are free. Registration is online only and must be completed by  September 30. The theme for this event is Vikings! Our Scouts will build Viking long boats and trebuchets and chuck apples into the lake. The events we have planned are: BB guns /Archery, Monkey Bridge, Fire Building, Flag-Raising Etiquette, Zip Line, COPE / Rock Wall, Map and Compass, Knot Tying Relays, Obstacle Course, Raingutter Regatta, Trebuchets, Giant Jenga

Click here for more info and to register.

Raritan Valley Rocket Launch – October 7, 2017

North Branch Park – Bridgewater. Fee: $13 per Scout which includes rocket and patch.

Co-sponsored by the Radical Rocketeers.  

For more information contact: or

Deb Hopkins at (908) 444-2588 or e-mail:

Click to register.

Cub Scout Adventure Day: October 7, 2017

Adventure Day at Watchung Day Camp is a fun-filled event this fall for parents and children to come and see what summer camp and Scouting is all about. This event is absolutely free. Some of the activities included are Nature, Art and Crafts, Sports and Games, Scoutcraft, BB/Archery, Cooking, and STEM. Regular events will be running all day. Specialized events such as Archery, BB, Cooking, etc. will be emailed out to you closer to the event. Click to register.

Fishing News

Information on the upcoming fall trout stocking season is available on the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife website. As in past years the fish will be 2-year old Rainbow Trout measuring 14″ up to 22″ in length and weighing one-and-a-half pounds to almost eight pounds. Visit for the schedule and more information.


CAI (Certified Angling Instructor) Course October 6-8, 2017 at Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation 

For more information on the course, click here.

Save The Date for the College of Commissioner Science

Saturday, April 14, 2018.

For more information, click here.

What’s New At Your Scout Shop?

Scout Shop Fall Hours

Cedar Knolls – 1 Saddle Road

M-W-F: 9 AM – 5 PM

Tues & Thurs 9 AM-9 PM

Sat 9 AM-3 PM

973-765-9322 X241

Mountainside 1130 Rt. 22 West in the Verrex building

M-F 9-2 PM and 4-7 PM,

Sat 10 AM-3 PM


Both shops closed on Sundays. Please check for holiday hours/closings/changes.


How are we doing?

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Additional Services:

– Personal Shopper Service

– Traveling Scout Shop

– Custom Patches and Plaques

Ask a sales associate for details!


Returns & Exchanges: accepted within 30 days of original purchase; products must be in original condition with tags. Some products are non-returnable: socks, books, pamphlets, and dated emblems. See associate with questions.


Our 10% off sale dates have changed. We will not be open Black Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving.

We have changed to a full week of 10% savings. Dates are 11-4 through 11-11-17. (not including Sunday)

Uniforms, special orders and awards are not included. Store stock only. Check our monthly specials as well

at We have special groups of items for sale each month.


Layaway on camp orders of $100 or more available 9-1-17. More details to follow.

New Schedule for 2017-2018 Programs Now Available

Weekdays for Cub Scout Dens

After school programs are available for your den. What a way to add variety to meetings or to just provide fun and/or skill training for your boys. Program offerings include: BB gun shooting, compass, historic hike, historic trail, Webelos Outdoorsman cooking and knots, and Bear cooking and knots.

The day and time for your program are set to meet your needs and are based upon the availability of the instructor.

Saturdays for Packs, Dens, and Troops

Saturday programs are available for packs, dens, patrols and troops in a wide variety of areas at Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation: Rifle Shooting, Archery, Shotgun Shooting, Webelos Cooking & Knots, Cast Iron Chef,  The Great Pumpkin Hunt, BB Gun Shooting, Maple Syrup Making, Basic Compass and Bear Cub Cooking and Knots.

Many programs are presented on a pre-set schedule, HOWEVER, schedules and classes can be changed to meet the needs of the group. Many are limited in class size, and, therefore, are on a first come – first served basis. Most classes are held indoors in a heated facility – WE ARE WEATHERPROOF!

General Information

  1. All programs require an advance phone reservation and payment of a registration fee.
  2. All individual fees are payable on day of event based upon attendance.
  3. Reservations are made by calling 973-347-5428 and speaking to Tom.
  4. Calendars of programs, dates, fees, etc. can be seen on the Web at: PPBSA.ORG/CAMPING/ PROGRAMS -> PROGRAMS FOR CUBS AND BOY SCOUTS (weekday and weekend)
  5. Hard copies of programs are available at the council office.

Leave No Trace Trainer Training

Registration is open for Leave No Trace (LNT) Trainer training October 27- 29 at Winnebago Scout Reservation. Participants completing the course will become Leave No Trace Trainers, be authorized to conduct LNT Awareness and Orientation classes for Scout and non-Scout groups, and assist with BSA Outdoor Ethics Awards and co-teaching other classes.

Cost is $60 per person and is open to adults and youth 14+. The weekend training includes all training materials, meals, and a campsite. The training is limited to 20 participants, so register now and take advantage of this awesome opportunity. To register and/or get more information, click here.

Munsee District Raft-O-Ree Weekend

Munsee District is hosting this special event 4/27-29, 2018.  All are welcome to join.

For more information, click here.

2018 Family Friends of Scouting Kicked-Off!

During the last two weeks of September six districts hosted Family Friends of Scouting kick-offs.

Eighty Scouting units signed-up for 2018 Family Friends of Scouting presentations.  Making the commitment earned each unit the choice of $50 Scout Shop gift certificate or a free Outdoor Experience at WSR or MASR.

There is still limited time for units who missed the presentations to attend another opportunity.  Check with your district revenue development team for specifics as options may vary.  It is required that a Friends of Scouting in person orientation happens before October and that a specific date is recorded for the 2018 Family Friends of Scout unit presentation.

Please check the FOS website for your district FOS team