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Weekly Email Digest 24 Oct 2018

posted Oct 25, 2018, 12:46 PM by Troop122 BigBears

Uniform:  Class B
Location:  New Monmouth School
Scoutmaster Minute:  Mr. Gargano


This week, Rian McCusker will be teaching Leave No Trace.

The game of the week is Four Square.

Jack Purcell extends many thanks to everyone who came out to help with his Eagle project.  The crew worked hard and the completed project looks great!

Yours in Scouting,
Will Purcell

Weekly Email Digest 27 Aug 2018

posted Aug 22, 2018, 5:57 PM by Troop122 BigBears   [ updated Aug 30, 2018, 2:45 AM ]

Uniform:  Class A
Location:  VFW


The Summer Court of Honor will be held on Thursday, 30 Aug 18 at 7:30 pm and all are invited.  The scouts earned almost 100 merit badges and several other awards at summer camp.

The scouts will also be choosing which camp they want to attend next summer.  Up for consideration are Forestburg Scout Reservation (Dan Beard), Massawepie (Camp Pioneer) and Read Scout Reservation (Camp Waubeeka).  The scouts would cook their own meals with food supplied by the camp.  If the scouts really don't want to cook their own,  I would suggest Forestburg, Ockanickon, or Resica Falls.  My personal preference is to have the scouts cook because I think it makes them better scouts by teaching them not only cooking skills but fire skills, time management, and personal responsibility. The other reason for cooking is that we haven't had much luck with the dining facilities.  For any scout that cannot make the court of honor, they can email their vote to me by Thursday, 30 Aug 18 at 4pm.  Please have your scouts review the camp websites.

The first campout of the year will be the weekend of 21 Sep 18 at Cheesequake State Park.  Permission slips went out in the court of honor mailing and are due at the court of honor.  They are not available on the website currently.

Yours in Scouting,

Will Purcell

Summer Court of Honor

posted Aug 12, 2018, 3:52 PM by Troop122 BigBears

Dear scouts and parents,

The Summer Court of Honor will be held at

7 pm
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
VFW 2179

The scouts worked very hard and earned approximately 85 merit badges and several other awards, in spite of 3 days of torrential rain.  I look forward to seeing all of you there.

Yours in Scouting,

Will Purcell

Weekly eMail Digest 25 June 2018

posted Jul 1, 2018, 3:15 AM by Troop122 BigBears

No meeting
Summer Camp: July 22-28

Medical Forms


Scouts need to submit their completed medical forms. If you are waiting for a physical for Part C, the form must be delivered to Mrs. Jeanne Murphy when completed. Her address is
122 new Monmouth Rd.
Middletown, NJ
across from New Monmouth School

Yours in Scouting,

Rich Klawunn
Troop Committee Chair
Troop 122, Big Bears

American Flag and Troop Canopy missing

We are missing one easy-up that was taken home to be dried out after the last campout. Please contact me if you have it (732-674-7045) so we can arrange for it to be put in the trailer.

Also, whoever currently has the American Flag it needs to be put in the trailer before summer camp so please let me know if you have it.

Thank you,

Will Davis
Senior Patrol Leader
Troop 122, Big Bears

Weekly eMail Digest 18 June 2018

posted Jun 18, 2018, 3:07 PM by Troop122 BigBears   [ updated Jun 21, 2018, 5:20 AM ]

Uniform: Class C (old clothes for cleaning)
Location: VFW


Upcoming Events:  Summer Camp, 22 July

  • Clean out Trailer
  • Patrol Box Inspections
  • Load Trailer for Summer Camp
  • Patrol Leaders: Please make sure your patrol boxes are at this week's meeting. If your quartermaster is unable to attend please arrange to pick them up before the meeting. We will be inspecting them so make sure all your equipment is cleaned.
  • Younger scouts will be learning about setting up a patrol site while the older scouts are working


Scoutmaster Minute:


Weekly eMail Digest 4 June 2018

posted Jun 3, 2018, 1:41 PM by Troop122 BigBears   [ updated Jun 6, 2018, 7:11 PM ]

Uniform: Class A
Location: VFW

Due: Cowtown Rodeo (Roosevelt) 8-10 June

Upcoming Events:

Skills: Summer Camp Prep - Will

Game: Ultimate Frisbee

Scoutmaster Minute: Mr. Purcell

Flags: Patrol 4

Will Davis Eagle Project

Hey everyone,

On June 16th and June 17th I will be conducting my Eagle Scout Project at the VFW. We will be reconstructing the stage in the back picnic area. Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated. The project will run from:

Sat, 16 Jun, 10am to 3pm
Sun, 17 Jun, 10am to around Noon.

If you are available to help please bring work gloves and wear boots. Also, we will need
  • screw guns
  • rakes
  • circular saw
  • chop saw
if you have any of those please bring them with you.

There will be food and drinks on both days for anyone who helps out.

If you have any questions you can contact me at or 732-674-7045.

Thank you,

Will Davis

Weekly eMail Digest 28 May 2018

posted May 30, 2018, 4:35 AM by Troop122 BigBears

Uniform: Class C (dress for basketball)

 Game Night! - 3v3 Basketball Tournament

Weekly eMail Digest 21 May 2018

posted May 21, 2018, 5:32 AM by Troop122 BigBears   [ updated May 24, 2018, 9:09 AM ]

Uniform: Class B

Due: **Cowtown Campout Planners**

Upcoming Events:  Cowtown Rodeo, 8-10 Jun 2018

Skills: “Outdoor Ethics” & “Trek Safely” - Jack P. & Will

Game: Dodgeball

Scoutmaster Minute: Mr. Gargano

Flags: Patrol 3

Memorial Day Cemetery Flag placing

The VFW will be placing flags on the veteran's graves at Fairview Cemetery

Sat, 9am

Meet at the cemetery office (near the Rt 35 entrance).  Hot dogs and fries served afterwards for lunch at the VFW.  Class B uniforms.

Camp Minsi and Muck Hike Photos

For those of you who might be interested in what "muck hike" actually looks like, take a look at the muck hike photos as well as photos from Summer Camp 2011 at Minsi.  Some of the Scouts were sooooo young - it is hard to imagine.

Final Summer Camp Payment

Anyone who has not paid their final payment for summer camp must bring it on Thursday.

Your in Scouting,

Rich Klawunn
Committee Chair
Troop 122, Big Bears

Weekly eMail Digest 14 May 2018

posted May 15, 2018, 4:57 AM by Troop122 BigBears   [ updated May 15, 2018, 8:23 AM ]

Spring Court of Honor/Summer Camp Info

Uniform: Class A
Location: New Monmouth School

We will be discussing summer camp after the Court of HonorOne parent for each scout that will be attending summer camp needs to attend this meeting

Due: **Cowtown Permission Slips **

Upcoming Events:

Sat, 19 May - Webelos Woods at Quail Hill needs volunteers (leaders and scouts) to run the fire building station.  Food will be provided.  If you can volunteer, please contact Mr. Purcell

Sun, 20 May - VFW needs help - The Cooties (VFW) need help with breakfast on Sun, 20 May.  The Gold Star families are having a meeting and we feed them breakfast before their meeting and bbq for them afterwards.  Any help is appreciated.  Anytime after 7:30.

Additional Week of Summer Camp

I will be a commissioner at Forestburg for week 5 (5-11 Aug).  If anybody wants to go for an additional week of summer camp, I can give a ride up and back.  So far, Sean P and Antonio are going.


Mr. Purcell

Weekly eMail Digest 7 May 2018

posted May 8, 2018, 9:12 AM by Troop122 BigBears   [ updated May 9, 2018, 5:15 AM ]

Uniform: Class B
Location: VFW

Upcoming Events: Spring Court of Honor/Summer Camp Informational Thu, 17 May

Skills: Snuffy Hollow Hotwash (Review)

Game: 4-Square

Scoutmaster Minute: Mr. Kryda

Flags: Patrol 3

Apparel Order

Last Chance for troop apparel orders.  New Scouts, you'll need several (3 recommended) Class B blue t-shirts for summer camp. 

Orders are due at the regular troop meeting Thu, 10 May.

Summer Camp Payments

All summer camp monies are due to the troop by Thu, 24 May so we can have it to the camp by June 1st.

Spring Court of Honor/Summer Camp Informational meeting

Spring Court of Honor/Summer Camp Informational meeting on Thu, 17 May

Parents are requested to attend.

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