Monthly Archives: June 2018

Metuchen Troop 14 Honored at Memorial Day Celebration

Boy Scout Troop 14 and their chartering organization, American Legion Fugle-Hummer Post #65 were honored at the Metuchen, NJ 91st annual Memorial Day parade. Among the dignitaries speaking at the ceremony were Metuchen Mayor Jonathan Busch who paid tribute to the long years of service that Troop 14 has given to the borough. Projects like park improvements, American flag placements on graves of American servicemen and women and numerous other civic projects were highlighted. Troop 14 senior patrol leader Nathan Witkowski spoke about how when he joined the troop there were only 6 members and how thru the efforts of the youth and leaders connected with the troop they are now up to 31 members.

Barriers to Abuse



Summer is a good time to regroup and make plans and changes for the next Scouting year. We strongly urge that unit committees and leadership teams meet and review the NEW Barriers to Abuse (Pages 1-4, Guide to Safe Scouting) that will be published during June.  Along with the requirement for all Scouters to complete the new YPT training significant changes have been introduced into unit leadership requirements and operation.


How will your Scout unit Make Safety of Members Its First Priority?

Membership Experts to Hit the Road This Summer, Train Local Unit Leaders

The council membership committee is pleased to launch the 2018 Membership Road Show!  All leaders are invited and highly encouraged to attend one of the six dates across our council territory.

Our six stops will include:

  • Wednesday, June 13 at Lafayette Fire House (126 NJ-15, Lafayette Township, NJ 07848) Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Pit Crew Chief: Karen Rozek
  • Tuesday, June 19 at a location to be determined (Watchung Mountain District area) Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Pit Crew Chief: Jack Flood
  • Wednesday, June 20 at Cranford Community Center (220 Walnut Ave., Cranford, NJ 07016) Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Pit Crew Chief: Javier Juarez
  • Tuesday, June 26 at Council Service Center (1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927) Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Pit Crew Chief: Tim Sugrue
  • Saturday, August 18 at Somerset Presbyterian Church (100 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Somerset, NJ 08873) Time: 8:00 – 9:30 am, Pit Crew Chief: Eddie Reeves
  • Monday, August 20 at Redeemer Lutheran Church (203 Eyland Ave., Succasunna, NJ 07876) Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Pit Crew Chief: Debbie Minenna


This is a short membership stop!  In just 1.5 hours you will learn all the latest on Family Scouting, introducing Lions to the Cub Scout family, new member coordinator, Be A Scout, best practices, and the new national BSA marketing plan, Scout Me In!


Be sure to send at least one representative to a Road Show stop.  Food is provided!


To top it off, those who attend will be entered into a raffle to win one of two $50 social media marketing packages for their upcoming recruitments!


So, can we, “Scout You In?”


Register today for free at:


For more information contact, Al Thomas,, 973-919-0389 or Javier Juarez at 973-765-9322 x257,

Somerset Patriots Scout Days

Scout Days


July 29th and August 23rd


Somerset Patriots – Bridgewater


Be a part of the Color Guard on the field before the game.

Staten Island Yankees Ball Park Sleepover

Sleep over at the Ball Park!


6/23 and 8/10


Pre-game team auto-graphs.


Fireworks and Movie after the game.


Sleep on the field!



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Dave Budash | Group Sales Representative
Staten Island Yankees | Class A Affiliate of the New York Yankees

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