Monthly Archives: November 2017

Hurricane María Relief

Last September, Hurricane María – a category 5 hurricane – slammed through Puerto Rico causing destruction throughout the island and significant damage to the Concilio de Puerto Rico – the local Boy Scout Council on the island. A patch set to commemorate the recovery efforts and to help Scouting in Puerto Rico return to operations, has been created and is now available for sale. For more information or to purchase a set, visit For questions, email Frank Caccavale.


All units do recruiting for new Scouts.  In fact, some units may have a committee member or parent who was unofficially designated as their “recruiter”.

Well, now BSA has created a formal position on your committee for this job: “NEW MEMBER COORDINATOR or NMC.”

BSA is excited to roll out this new position, and is encouraging all units to have at least one person trained for this key role.

There is already an orientation video online; and council is starting to provide training at the University of Scouting in December!

Go to for more details on NMC or contact your district’s vice-chair of membership if you have any questions.

This counts as another trained position for your unit’s JTE, so sign someone up today!

Those who attend the University of Scouting NMC session will receive a free NMC t-shirt!  To sign up for the University of Scouting:

#GivingTuesday #WeAreTheBSA


Tuesday, November 28, 2017 is #GivingTuesday. Help your friends and family celebrate the season of giving by posting, tweeting, and sharing what you are thankful for and the charities that have made a difference in your life and the life of your families!

The BSA aims to build Character, Citizenship, Personal Fitness, and Leadership for all of its members. Help us to continue shaping the lives of the youth in our communities this #GivingTuesday!


and see one of the ways we are encouraging youth from the communities we serve to realize what they are learning will allow them to make a difference in their future and ours!



Family Program Questions and Answers

For the full Q&A, click here.


For the first time ever, Shawnee Mountain Group Sales will offer “Learn for a Lifetime” Scholarships to Scout troops making ski/snowboard group trips. Contact Alycen at (570) 421-7231 x201 for details. Shawnee Mountain … Your #1 Scout Headquarters for Snow Sports Fun. Visit our Group Sales website.

New Items at Your Scout Shop

Tower Village collection 2017

Nutcracker 2017 CS Bear Fishing

Scout Shop Sales Associate Wanted

-Part time, 15-25 hours per week.

-Immediate opening available.

-Day, evening and Saturday hours available.

-Retail/ Scouting experience, as well as knowledge of Word, Excel, and Power Point is helpful, but not required.

-Responsible for sales of merchandise, reconciliation and posting of sales, program receipting, and inventory restocking.

-Cedar Knolls store, 1 Saddle Rd., Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927

-Mountainside store, 1130 Rt. 22, Mountainside, NJ 07092

-Contact MaryLynne Capen 973-765-9322 X241 for interview details or questions; resume may be sent to

Wood Badge Registration More Than Half Capacity

Although Wood Badge registration is more than half full, some may say it is a little more than half empty.  The realistic approach is you might just be missing out.  Register today to reserve your spot for the training of a lifetime.

2018 Eagle Scout Recognition & Reunion Dinner

Boy Scouts of America 2018 Eagle Scout Recognition & Reunion Dinner-Friday, January 5, 2018

Join us as we celebrate the 2017 Eagle Scout Class and 2018 Eagle Scout Hall of Fame Inductees on Friday, January 5, 2018 at the Hilton Parsippany.

Click here to register.