Monthly Archives: December 2022

Holiday Closures

Just a reminder of our holiday closure schedule. 

Council Service Center and Kurland Family Scout Shop

November 24-27, 2022 — Closed for Thanksgiving
December 7, 2022 — 1-5 PM Closed
December 23-26, 2022 — Closed Christmas
December 27-29, 2022 — Closed for Inventory
(Kurland Family Scout Shop Only)
December 30, 2022 -January 2, 2023 — Closed for New Years

 

Mountainside Scout Shop

November 24-27, 2022 — Closed for Thanksgiving
December 7, 2022 — Closed
December 23-26, 2022 — Closed Christmas
December 27-29, 2022 — Closed for Inventory
December 30, 2022 -January 2, 2023 — Closed for New Years

 

Here’s a link to the America Red Cross with some helpful tips for a safe and happy holiday season. 
American Red Cross

Program Launch

Save the Date – Program Launch – This year we are bringing you our program launch earlier! This will take place at The University of Scouting on March 4, 2023. Please mark your calendar. We look forward to seeing you there.

Klondikes – (Registration is almost closed)

Klondike Derbies are a great opportunity to get outside in the winter months. Not only do they allow our Scouts that winter experience, but they also allow them to compete against other Scouts and show off their Scouting skills. This year we will offer 4 Klondikes, sign up below for one of them! But do it soon as the close dates are quickly approaching.

Fishawack:

February 4th at Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation
Registration closes Thursday, February 2nd.
Fishawack: Scouts BSA Klondike
Fishawack: Webelos/AOL Klondike

 

Pioneer:

January 28th at Watchung Reservation.
There is limited space at this location, so the district is offering 2 different sessions on the same day.
The morning session will run 8:30 am – Noon. The afternoon session will run 1:00 – 4:30. When registering you will be asked to select your session preference.
Registration closes Friday, January 20th.
Pioneer: Scouts BSA Klondike

Raritan Valley:

February 3rd – February 5th at Winnebago Scout Reservation.
AOLs will be on 2/4 at Winnebago Scout Reservation
Registration closes Sunday, January 29th.

Raritan Valley: Scouts BSA Klondike
Raritan Valley: Webelos/AOL Klondike

Skylands:

January 27th – January 29th at Winnebago Scout Reservation.
Registration closes Sunday, January 22nd.

Skylands: Scouts BSA Klondike

The Holiday Shopping Season Is Here!!!!

Gifts for around $25 – You have a Scouter in your life and want to get them something for the holidays, we have some great options for you. Stop in and check out these items and many more.

 

Holiday Closure Reminder

Just a reminder of our holiday closure schedule. 

Council Service Center and Kurland Family Scout Shop

November 24-27, 2022 — Closed for Thanksgiving
December 7, 2022 — 1-5 PM Closed
December 23-26, 2022 — Closed Christmas
December 27-29, 2022 — Closed for Inventory
(Kurland Family Scout Shop Only)
December 30, 2022 -January 2, 2023 — Closed for New Years

 

Mountainside Scout Shop

November 24-27, 2022 — Closed for Thanksgiving
December 7, 2022 — Closed
December 23-26, 2022 — Closed Christmas
December 27-29, 2022 — Closed for Inventory
December 30, 2022 -January 2, 2023 — Closed for New Years

University of Scouting and Program Launch Registration Opening Week of 1/30

University of Scouting & Program Launch Registration Opening soon. Keep an eye out for a special edition Signs-Up! newsletter next week with the registration link. 

In the meantime, mark your calendars:

When: March 4th, 2023

Where: Governor Livingston High School
175 Watchung Boulevard
Berkeley Heights, NJ.

National Eagle Scout Association Scholarships

Congratulations on achieving the coveted rank of Eagle Scout. You have just begun your life journey and with the skills and character you’ve developed in Scouting, you have a solid foundation to build upon. As a future leader, Eagle Scouts like you, are critical to preserving the fabric of our great nation.

The National Eagle Scout Association is proud to offer scholarships that can help you continue your educational adventure.

 

Please keep the following dates in mind:

Eagle Board of Review Date:
Must be on or before January 24, 2023.

Application Portal Open:
December 1, 2022, through January 31, 2023.

Application Must be Completed and Submitted
By 11:59 p.m. CST on January 31, 2023.

Announcement of Scholarship Awards:
June 9, 2023.

 

Follow the link below to learn more. Good Luck!

Scholarships – The National Eagle Scout Association (nesa.org)

PPC Adventure Program for Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA and Venture Crews

Looking to keep busy this winter? Check out the PPC Adventures Program page.
We’ve got programs Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA and Venturing Crews. We even have merit badge classes.

Visit our links below.

 

Cub Scout Adventures Page

Shooting Sports- BB
Shooting Sports- Archery
Compass
Knots
Maple Syrup & Pancakes
Star Gazing
For The Birds
Rockets

Scouts BSA and Venturing Crews Adventures Page

Merit Badges
Backwoods Engineering
COPE and Climbing
Zipline and High COPE
Scouts BSA Shooting Sports

2023 Summer Camp Registration is Now Open!!!!

Summer Camp 2023 registration is now open.

Tis the season to save!

Give the gift of camp this holiday with our lowest prices of the season! Don’t wait! Register early and save up to $75.00 off.

Visit https://ppcbsa.org/camping for more information.