Weekly eMail Digest - 18 Aug 2014

Post date: Aug 19, 2014 8:02:47 PM

Uniform: Class A with merit badge sash ALocation: VFW

Summer Court of Honor

As this is the beginning of a new scouting year, there are a lot of new items, please read thoroughly.

Summer Court of Honor

The Summer Court of Honor will be held this Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 at 7:30 pm at the VFW. Rank advancements and merit badges will be awarded. If you are needed to bring anything, you will receive a letter in the US Mail.

We will also be voting on the 2015 Summer camps. Please review the information and videos on each camp.

Don't forget to bring any lost and found items or request.

Evan Crowell's Eagle Project - Help Needed


The time has finally come, and I have gotten the green light for my Eagle Scout Project. The project is to tear down the blue ticket booth by the Mater Dei Track.

I'm need as much help as possible.

Sat, 23 Aug 10am to 5pm

Sun. 24 Aug 10am to 5pm

Mater Dei Prep parking lot nearest the track/football stadium

Food and cold drinks will be provided.

The Boy Scouts will be tearing down the ticket booth. Civil Air Patrol Cadets from Mater Dei Prep will be moving concrete blocks, shoveling gravel and cleaning up any other debris in the area.

You're more than welcome to bring any family members who want to help out although, because of the nature of the work, small children should not come.

I could use

  • Work Gloves
  • Hard Hats
  • Shovels
  • Rakes
  • Power Drills
  • Crow Bars
  • Rubber Boots/Waders
  • Sledge Hammers
  • large Gauge Chains
  • any other tools you would like to bring


Thank you for your support,

Evan M Crowell

Senior Patrol Leader,

Troop 122, Big Bears

Scouting Year 2015 Camping

We have posted the dates and permission slips for camping in the upcoming year. Further details on the trips will follow. A few of the trips are listed as TBD or tentative and may be subject to date change.

Note: All the permission slips are to be handed in at troop meetings on the dates indicated - no late turn in dates are provided.

Allaire Campout - Fire Starting Competition

As we already know, all Big Bears love knives. If you want another, the Scout that can start a fire with the pump drill at the Allaire campout on 26-28 Sep in the fastest time will win a scout knife.

Start work early on your pump drill for the Sep Allaire campout - only 5 weeks left.

Summer Camp Lost and Found

There were numerous items left behind at the campsite, Alex had made an announcement saying that he would leave them in the trailer at the school since no one claimed anything. There were

  • three water bottles
  • first aid kit
  • poncho.

Other items were reported as missing.

We will bring the items to the Summer Court of Honor on 21 Aug and you can claim them at that time. If you have any items that are not yours but came back with you from summer camp, bring them to the Court of Honor.

Help Needed with Popcorn Sale

What: Sorting cases of Popcorn in preparation for this year's sale

When: Friday, 5 Sep 2014 anytime between 9am - 2pm

Saturday, 6 Sep 2014, anytime between 8am - 3pm

Where: Sunny Delight Warehouse, 10 Corn Rd., Dayton, N.J (map)

Anyone working through lunch will be fed.

Monmouth Council needs our help with preparations for this year's Popcorn sale. We need volunteers to help out at either of the dates and times above. We can take our troop's popcorn when the shift is done - our first blitz date is 5 Sep.

Let Mr Ramirez know if you can come help out either day day

Merit Badge Fair in November

Want to earn more merit badges? Today opened up the online registration for the Merit Badge Fair being host by the Middlesex District - It is open to all Districts. It will take place on Saturday Nov 22nd. Cost is $15 per scout – regardless of how many merit badges he signs up for.

You will need to register online

Prerequisites will be on the confirmation email the scout will receive upon registering.

Yours in scouting,

Marjorie A. Ramirez | Camping & Program Specialist


Monmouth Council