This week's meeting:
Location: New Monmouth School
Uniform:  Class B
Due this meeting:
2nd dues payment of $60

You may come to the Twin Lights District Mini Golf Tournament
at Hole In One on Route 36 in Leonardo rather than the troop meeting


Agenda: TBD
Flag Patrol: TBD


Hi Scouts
Pack 122 is currently in need of 4 Den chiefs to assist their Den leaders with their Scouting program, this is an excellent opportunity to assist your fellow Scouts and fulfill your leadership requirements. Below is an official explanation of the position. Please only accept this position if you plan on meeting with the Den on a weekly basis. Troop 122 will send you to Den Chief training for this position.
Here is the list of the Dens that are in need of Den Chiefs and the day and times they meet. Please contact me to let me know if you are interested in taking one of these positions.

Tigers meet Fri 3 to 5
Wolves meet Wednesday 3 to 5
Bears meet Mon 630 to 830
Webelos meet Mon 7 to 9

Responsibilities: The Cub Scout den chief's responsibilities are to:
  • Know the purposes of Cub Scouting.
  • Help Cub Scouts achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting.
  • Serve as the activities assistant at den meetings.
  • Set a good example through attitude and uniforming.
  • Be a friend to the boys in the den.
  • Help lead weekly den meetings.
  • Help the den in its part of the monthly pack meeting.
  • Know the importance of the monthly theme and pack meeting plans.
  • Meet regularly with the den leader to review den and pack meeting plans. Meet as needed with adult members of the den, pack, and troop.
  • Receive training from the den leader (and Cubmaster or assistant Cubmaster) and attend Den Chief Training.
  • Encourage Cub Scouts to become Webelos Scouts when they are eligible.
  • Help the denner and assistant denner to be leaders.

Thank you

Yours In Scouting

Mr. Ramirez
Scoutmaster
Troop 122

Everyone,
The following is the news letter from council.  It lets you know the upcoming events in our council.  Some of them are activities in which our troop will be involved but many are individual activities such as the Fishing Derby on 5 Oct.  If you are interested in following these activities, please signup for this newsletter by clicking on "Share The News".

Yours in Scouting

Jesse Ramirez
Scoutmaster
Troop 122, Big Bears

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Monmouth Council E-Trail News - October 2, 2013

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR: 
Oct. 5               Annual Fishing Derby
Oct. 4-6           Alumni Weekend at Quail Hill
Oct. 10            Twin Lights Mini Golf Tournament
Oct. 12            Outdoor Webelos Leader (OWLS)/Basic Adult Leader Orientation(BALOO)
Oct. 12            OA Cheerful Community Service Day
Oct. 18-20       Twin Lights District Camporee/Thunderbird District Camporee
Oct. 19            Popcorn Returns at iPlay America 10-12 a.m.
Oct. 19-20      Jamboree On The Air 
Oct. 19 & 20   National TriMathlon for grades 2-5

Oct. 20            Join Scouting Free Bowling Event
Oct. 25-27      Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)
Oct. 26            Spooky Trail - CANCELLED
Nov. 2             Cub Scout Pow Wow
Nov. 8             Popcorn Distribution Pick-Up iPlay
Nov. 9             30th Annual Joshua Huddy Award Reception
Nov. 16           Den Cheif Training
Dec. 7             Breakfast with Santa


NEWS You Can Use:     
New Short Term Camping form for Quail Hill and Forestburg (click here). Please use this form for all upcoming camping needs, it inclu
des new fees and capacity rates for cabins and facilities.

Special Edition Patches: Click here for flyer on the new Cambuilder Corps Supporter Patch Series. Proceeds will benefit specific camp improvement projects. The first patch of the nine patch series is available for purchase at the Council Service Center.  

Morganville Scout Shop: Sale through Oct. 27.  Buy a complete Cub Scout Uniform and get 10% off and a free patch. Also check out the clearance sale! See Flyer

 

Membership Drive 2013 - Cub Scout Fall Round-Up is underway! 

  • Check out online resources for holding a "Join Scouting Night" for your unit atwww.monmouthbsa.org  click on "Recruitment Resources" or "Membership News."
     
  • Posters, yard signs, mini Boys' Life, and Life Sized Cardboard Scouts are available at the Council Service Center to promote your unit.  
     
  • Don't forget to fill out your "Flyer Request Form" so we can print flyers for you to distribute at your school, local houses of worship, sports activities and local businesses.
     
  • "Recruiter Patches" can be presented to any Scout that recruits a friend who joins Scouting - challenge each Scout to bring "1" friend to your next den or pack meeting.
     
  • Personal invitations or business cards are a great way to get around "No Flyer" rules.  
     
  • NOTE: All youth applications are due and should be turned in by October 31st to the Council Service Center. 

Re-Charter News: 

  1. Charter packets will be available for pick-up at the Roundtables this month. 
  2. The online portal to re-charter will be activated on Nov. 1: Go towww.monmouthbsa.org and click the Re-Charter tab to access the sytem starting on Nov. 1
  3. Deadline to turn in Charter Packets:  December 13, 2013 to the Council Service Center by 5 p.m.
  4. Reminder:  The BSA National Membership Fee is increasing to $24 starting with the re-charter process this year.  For more info go to www.monmouthbsa.org and click on "Membership News" or call Registrar 732-536-2347.
  5. Journey to Excellence: Forms must be turned in with your charter.  Make sure to enter community service hours (including eagle scout projects) and that you are working towards achieving your Journey to Excellence Goals for the year.  Forms must be turned in with your charters.  Any questions contact your unit or district commissioner.
  6. Required Training: All Cub Scout leaders must have valid Youth Protection (update every 2 years) and be trained in their current position (Cubmaster, Tiger Leader, Wolf/Bear Leader, Webeols Leader, in order to recharter.  Scoutmasters must have valid Youth Protection, Boy Scout Leader Specific and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills.  All others must have valid youth protection.   Venturing leaders must have valid Venturing Youth Protection and Venturing Leader Specific (IOLS only if you are an outdoor crew).  Training must be completed PRIOR to Dec. 14. See flyer for details.


Philmont 2014:  **10 Spots still available** Scouts who want to be a part of the Monmouth Council Contingent for the Philmont 2014 Trek should go to the ebsite http://www.monmouthbsa.org/philmont for information. 

Tickets for Sports & Cultural Events: See bottom of this news feed for information.
 

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Cub Scout and Boy Scout Roundtables: Mark your Calendars -- All leaders and volunteers welcome:  Charter Packets will be available at the October Meetings

  • Twin Lights District - 10/7  1st Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, Red Bank
    Thunderbird District - 10/7  1st Monday of each month at  7 p.m., Memorial Methodist Church, Neptune City 
    Battleground District - 10/3 1st Thursday of each month at 8 p.m., LDS Church, Freehold

Popcorn Sale 2013 - Click here for the Trails-End Popcorn Sale dates for 2013. If your unit would like to sell but hasn't registerred yet, please contact Stephen Smith at 732-536-2347 ext. 22 Stephen.smith@scouting.org  Thank you to iPlay America for providing our warehouse space this year.
Congratulations to all our Fill-A-Sheet Winners: Week 1 - James Booth T122, Jacob Thompson T82;  Week 2: Dean Chumash T66, Bailey  Ferrugia T49; Week 3 - Bailey Ferrugia T49, Aiden Mulvey P66; Week 4: Matt Matula T49, Logan Grillo P66. KEEP UP THE GREAT SALES!


UPCOMING EVENTS: 

  • Annual Fishing Derby at Quail Hill Scout Reservation - Saturday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Open to all Scouts.  Fee $1 per person.  Prizes will be awarded. Bring your own pole and bait!
     
  • Camps Alumni Weekend at Quail Hill - Oct. 4-6.  Fun for the entire family. Good food, BB & Archery, fishing and more! Call 732-536-2347 for details.
     
  • Twin Lights Mini Golf Tournament - Thursday, October 10 at 5 p.m. Pizza, 18 holes of mini golf, music, prizes and fun for the whole family.  Cost: $12 per person. Showcase your business and become a sponsor.  ContactStacey.ehling@scouting.org for a flyer/details.
     
  • National TriMathlon - FREE Fun Filled Math Event and competition for kids in grades 2,3,4 & 5.  Sponsored by Mathnasium in Middletown. First, second and third place prizes will be offered for each grade level and every child will get a goody bag that includes Smarties candies, a downloadable Bubble Pop math game, and more. If you sign-up under Monmouth Council Boy Scouts instead of your school the Scouting Program will be in the running to receive money to support Scouting in our Community. See flyer for details. To register go tohttp://mathnasiumtrimathlon.com
     
  • Join Scouting Free Bowling Event - Scouts bring a friend interested in joining Scouts and get one FREE game of bowling (plus shoe rental) for you and a friend on Oct. 20th from 11:30-3 at the Brunswick Zone on Rt. 36 in Hazlet.  Contactstacey.ehling@scouting.org for flyer/details.
     
  • Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) 2013 - Saturday, October 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, October 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. JOTA is an annual event in which Boy and Girl Scouts and Guides from all over the world speak to each other by means of Amateur (Ham) Radio. Come visit OMARC at Camp Evans in Wall, NJ. Groups - Please e-mail George (below) to let us know you are coming! Walk-Ins Welcome!  FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.scouting.org/jota orwww.arrl.org/jamboree-on-the-air-jota  Contact: George G. McBridegmcbride@digdata.com  see flyer.
     
  • 1st Annual 10 Commandments Hike - Mark your calendar now to participate in the first Ten Commandments Hike on November 29, 2013, 8:45 a.m., Freehold N.J. The hike is open to all Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing Crews and Explorers.  (flyer)
     
  • NJ State Police/National Guard Camporee 2014, May 16-18 at the National Guard Training Center in Sea Girt.  Expanded program areas and a World Scouting "Messengers of Peace" theme with 10,000 Scouts and leaders and featured publicity in Boys' Life and Scouting magazines. For more info and registration go to: www.njspnatguardcamporee.com

FRIENDS OF SCOUTING 2013

Does your company provide "Matching gifts"?  If so make sure that you remember to contact your company, let them know what you pledged, and don't forget to fill out the paperwork for them to "match" your FOS gift.  It is an easy way to increase your Unit's donations!  New - Vonage and Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield now do matching gifts!

Now is the time to turn in your Volunteer Hours to earn money for Scouting!   VIP donations count towards your unit's FOS goals!  If your company participates in a VIP program make sure to submit your paperwork soon.  You can turn your "more than - 1 hour a week" into money in the bank to support scouting in Monmouth County. These are a few of the companies that offer Volunteer Involvement Programs (VIP) that provide $$$ based on the volunteer hours you give: New- Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield,Walmart , Starbucks, PSE&G, Verizon, TD Bank, Bank of America, Microsoft, Bloomberg, Bristol Myers Squibb, Telcordia, Intel, ING, Exxon/Mobil, Prudential, Morgan Stanley, Dow Jones, McGraw Hill. To find out how to take advantage of this program Call Stephen Smith 732-536-2347 ext. 22, stephen.smith@scouting.org


ADVANCEMENT NEWS:

Check out the advancement page of the website for information on Lowe's Eagle Project Grants, new merit badge releases, and don't miss the latest 2013 guide to advancement. 

ORDER OF THE ARROW
Visit the website for more information. http://www.natsihi.org.  
Saturday, Oct. 12 - OA Cheerful Service Day at Turkey Swamp Park, 200 Georgia Road, Freehold.  9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (lunch provided).  We will be doing Trail Work cutting back brush and removing trees along the lake.  Wear long pants/long sleeves, bug repellent, gloves, bring water and loppers if you have them.  We will also do park bench and picnic table repairs.  

ENDOWMENT:  2012 Endowment Growth Plan: Do you have Scouting in your will? Visitwww.bsagiftplan.org to learn more about wills and planned giving to Monmouth Council, Boy Scouts of America. Make an investment and difference in the future of Scouting.
 

TRAINING
Download registration flyers for upcoming trainings from the Training Page on our Website www.monmouthbsa.org **Reminder: All Scoutmasters and Venturing Crew leaders must be fully trained by the end of 2013 which includes Boy Scout Leader Specific and Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills.**

Wood Badge Is Coming Back 2014 - April 26-28 and June 7-9, applications are available at Monmouth Council Service Center or online at: mcbsa-gilwell.org.  Inquiries may be directed to Jerry Ceres: jceres@earthlink.net or 732-389-9137 (See Flyer) 


COMMUNITY SERVICE & VOLUNTEER REQUESTS:
Food Drive: 
Sat. Oct. 5, 
 Emmanuel Cancer Foundation needs volunteers for a Food Drive at A&P, 2007 Rt. 35 in Wall Twp. Shifts are 10-12, 12-2, 2-4.  To volunteer contact Joann Passantino at Ecfeastern@aol.com or call 732-282-2324.

Move for Hunger:   Event that needs volunteers -  Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.at the Zombie Walk Food Drive in Asbury Park.  If interested in this event please visit the Move For Hunger website  and fill out the volunteer form at  www.moveforhunger.org/volunteer

Bridges at the Shore:  Directly serving those in need and making a difference in people's lives, sponsored by:  Holmdel Community Church for more information contact Kathy Logan 732-946-8821 or bridgesattheshore@hotmail.com, orwww.bridgesattheshore.org.  How you can help volunteer: clothes sorting; bagged lunches; donations such as clothing, blankets, shoes, etc.

New Jersey Swimming Disability/Para-Swimming Outreach Clinic on October 6th 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Ocean County YMCA is looking for volunteers to help run and participate during the clinic. For more information contact:  Robert Griswold: r11griswold@aol.com or www.ocytigersharks.com. This is an Eagle Project.

Campbuilders Corps: Provides core support for our camps. We welcome your generous help in addressing many of the needs for our camps at Forestburg and Quail Hill. If you have special skills, trades, working with tools, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, or other special skills your help is especially needed, but you need not have any special skills to aid the Campbuilder Corps. We need all sorts of adult volunteers.  Sign up at  Monmouth Council or see (flyer).

Tickets to Sports and Cultural Events
A Wind in the Willows Christmas:  Two River Theater "Special Scout Day"December 14, Tickets only $30 each and include Noon Matinee, Theater Games and Technical Presenatations, Post Show Q&A with the Cast,  Guided Backstage and Set Tour, Snack & Beverage, and a special Two River Theater Patch.  To register contact Jill Merriman at 732-345-1400 ext. 1813 or email jmerriman@trtc.org.  go to www.trtc.org for more info.

Disney on Ice: Scout Night - November 22, 7 p.m. at the Prudential Center, Newark. $20 per seat (lower level). Bring a group of 15 or more and sit together and receive a Disney on Ice Souvenir Poster and a Commemorative Scout Patch.(flyer) For tickets or info contact Jason Taub at 973-757-6629, jtaub@prucenter.com

Monmouth Museum:  Visit www.monmouthmuseum.org for the latest programming for kids including the "Ancients to Astronauts - How We Communicate" exhibitions, the MMKIDS art and science programs, the StarLab Planetarium Show, Math Monsters, and the Discover Series. 

Rutgers Football: Scout Appreciation Day Game is Oct. 26, special discounts and prices will apply (see flyer). For more details send e-mail to: tickets@scarletknights.com

To contact the Monmouth Council Service Center call 732-536-2347 or visitwww.monmouthbsa.org



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