Due to damage from Hurricane Sandy, Winnebago Scout Reservation is closed this weekend. We will look at calendars and reschedule our Webelos weekend trip on another date.
The Oct 17th deadline to return registration fees as detailed in Mr. DeGenaro’s Sept 18th email has passed. It’s essential that we complete this process as soon as possible, so if you have not returned payment and your personal data sheet, please have these brought either the October 24th meeting, or the following one.
If you did not receive the personal information sheet, please respond to Mr. DeGenaro and he will send another out for your review; do not hesitate to contact Mr. DeGenaro with any questions or concerns.
Here is an informative article, published on the Campmor site, about planning and preparation for the outdoors:
Registration for the Merit Badge Workshop, to be held on Saturday, November 17, is now open. visit https://www.doubleknot.com/event/1245835 to register and for more information.
The next Patrol Leader Council Meeting will be held on Wenesday, October 24th at 7:00 at First Presbyterian Church.
Meetings are scheduled monthly, on the last Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM, just prior to the weekly Troop meeting. Please refer tothe Troop calendar, as the December and January PLC meetings will be moved up one week, to accomodate the holiday break as wel as preparation for the Klondike Derby.
Reminder – the October 17th Troop meeting will be held at the Millington Fire Department, on Long Hill Road in Millington. The Troop meeting will start at the regular 7:30 PM time.
Service to others has been the heart and soul of Scouting since William Boyce met up with the Unknown Scout in the London fog. However, apart from the Eagle Award, individual Scouts are not properly recognized for their hours of service.
The Community Service Committee of the Patriots’ Path Council has established a whole new service awards program called SERV which will recognize all participants in council programs each year for their hours of public service performed as a Scout.
Studies have shown that kids spend more than 7.5 hours (in average) using some kind of electronic device – and a good amount of that time is spent online.
That’s why the BSA has introduced the new Cyber Chip (alongside the more familiar Whittling and Totin’ Chips) in an effort to help keep Scouts safe while they are online, and just like those other chips, every Scout should earn the Cyber Chip and carry it with them.
To earn the Cyber Chip:
- Visit the BSA Cyber Chip Web site to find requirements organized by grade (1-3, 4-5, 6-8, and 9-12)
- Visit the NetSmartz Cyber Chip portal, designed specifically for the BSA
All Cyber Chips expire annually. Each Scout will need to “recharge” the chip by going back to the NetSmartz Recharge area.
A summary of the Cyber Chip can be found at http://www.scouting.org/filestore/youthprotection/pdf/100-053.pdf
The permission form for the October 12-14, 2012 WMD Camporee, has been added to the Forms and Documents section of the Troop 59 site, at http://troop59.com/index.php/forms-and-documents/doc_download/10-2012-wmd-camporee-permission-form.
Please complete this form, including participant’s and parent/guardian’s signatures, and return it to the Troop at the Court of Honor on October 10, in order to attend the Camporee.
The cost for the Camporee registration and food is $30.00/person, which is also due at the Court of Honor.
UPDATED 10-03-2012: In addition to merit badges, Den Chief training will now be offered at the Merit Badge Workshop! Registration for the workshop will open on October 9, via the Patriots’ Path Council wen site. Stay tuned for more details!
The Patriots’ Path Council Advancement Committee announces the 2012 Merit Badge Workshop: Saturday, November 17 at Brooklawn Middle School in Parsippany. The workshop will offer some of the most needed merit badges but also strive to introduce the Scouts to some of the newest merit badges too, in a classroom environment.