This week's meeting:
Location: New Monmouth School
Uniform:  Class C Halloween costumets
Due this meeting:
Halloween party
“Hanging donut eating contest”
“Mummy wrapping”
Judge costumes
Judge pumpkins
Scoutmaster Minute: Mr. Butler

Troop Dues due
Hi all, 

For those that have already paid your dues, please disregard

For all others, the 2nd Dues Payment was due 1 1/2 weeks ago at the troop meeting.  To date less than half the boys are paid up.  This makes it very difficult to do the everyday things like book next year's trips and purchase wreaths for the holiday fundraiser.  Sue Butler should NOT have to chase down the dues.  The payment plan was started to help the families not have to pay so much at one time.  If the payments are not made  on time, next year dues will be due at one time at the 2nd troop meeting in September.  PLEASE PAY YOUR DUES.

Yours in Scouting,

Will Purcell
Troop 122 Committee Chairman

Merit Badge Counselors
Attention all Parents,

We are in need of merit badge counselors for the following arts and skills:

Animal Science Horsemanship Radio
Archaeology Insect Study Railroading
Automotive Maintenance Inventing Reptile & Amphibian Study
Aviation Journalism Robotics
Basketry Kayaking Safety
Bird Study Lifesaving Salesmanship
Bugling Mammal Study Scouting Heritage
Chemistry Medicine Scuba Diving
Chess Metalwork Search and Rescue
Cinematography Model Design & Building Skating
Climbing Motorboating Sports
Collections Nature Stamp Collecting
Composite Materials Nuclear Science Surveying
Dentistry Oceanography Sustainability
Dog Care Pets Swimming
Environmental Science Pioneering Textile
Farm Mechanics Plant Science Truck Transportation
Fish & Wildllife Management Pottery Veterinary Medicine
Game Design Programming Water Sports
Geology Public Health Welding
Graphic Arts Public Speaking Wilderness Survival
Home Repairs Pulp & Paper Wood Carving

If you have any of these talents or interests please Contact Rob Nickel to register as a Counselor today!
Help the boys, have some fun, get involved.
It's easy!!

Philmont 2014 Contingent Announcement
Date: October 30, 2013
Dear Jesse Ramirez,
Monmouth Council is still recruiting for the Philmont contingent for the summer of 2014. We have 80 scouts registered and have room for more.  Scouts and Venture Crew members must be 14 years of age OR completed 8th grade and be at least 13 years of age prior to departure.
The Philmont Contingent is sixteen days of high adventure in America’s southwest. Philmont is the National Boy Scouts of America Rocky Mountain Scout Ranch (all 214 square miles of it) On June 26, 2014 you will join the Monmouth Council Philmont 2014 Contingent when we leave on the trip to the scout ranch in the rugged wilderness of the Sangre de Cristo range near Cimarron, New Mexico, returning on July 11.
You will experience the thrill of climbing mountains over two miles high. Learn technical rock climbing, archaeological excavation techniques and wilderness survival. You will journey back to the by-gone days of the Old West. You might ride a horse, learn the ways of the mountain men and pan for gold in an icy mountain stream. In addition to our 12-day stay at the Scout Ranch, we anticipate spending a night at the Koshare Indian Kiva in La Junta, Colorado. Other program features may include visits to Pikes Peak on a Cog Railway, whitewater rafting down the Arkansas River plus visiting the Royal Gorge Bridge and Villa Philmont.
Philmont 2014
Monmouth Council will send 10 crews to Philmont in 2014.  One hundred and twelve (112) scouts and adult advisors will leave for Philmont on June 26, 2012.  The crews will arrive at Philmont on June 29 and depart on July 11.
Registration is still in progress at Monmouth Council Headquarters.  A notarized Scout registration form can be submitted to council along payments to date.  The deposit will be applied to Philmont 2014 payment.  Forms can be downloaded from the webpage:
As will all Philmont treks, participants must demonstrate their ability to meet the physical and mental demands placed on every individual. An important part of the preparation for participants will be demonstrating his/her ability to work with a team, called a crew.
Feel free to contact me at or call at 732.996.6750 should you have any questions regarding Philmont and/or the registration process.
Yours in Scouting,
Drew Kimberlin
Philmont 2014 Contingent Leader