Saturday, May 4, 2019

Three Rivers Events During May 2019

Three Rivers Events During May 2019

May 2 - TRD District Committee Meeting
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2413918&orgkey=944
May 7 - TRD Unit Commissioners Meeting
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2413957&orgkey=944
May 10-11 - TRD Cub STEM-Venture Weekend
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2419921&orgkey=944
May 13 - TRD Roundtable (changed from May 14)
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2413933&orgkey=944
May 21 - TRD Assistant District Commissioners
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2413945&orgkey=944

Training Sessions During May 2019
May 4 - Scoutmaster and Assistant Leader Training
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2501108&orgkey=944
May 21 - Merit Badge Counselor Training
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2416966&orgkey=944
May 22 - Popcorn Unit Leader Training #1
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2510684&orgkey=453

Other Council-Approved Events in May 2019
May 3 - Bergen Teen Summit
  Mike Silverman
May 4-5 - NNJC Cub Family Weekend
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2449448&orgkey=944
May 4-5 - OA Induction Weekend
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2419827&orgkey=1921
May 6 - NNJC Council Recognition Dinner
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2466524&orgkey=944
May 11 - NNJC Project COPE at Camp Lewis
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2484219&orgkey=453
May 11 - Beaver Day at Camp Turrell
  Bruce Bobrowski 845-754-7111
May 11 - Beaver Day at Camp Lewis
  Tom@CampLewis-BSA.com
May 17-19 - X-Treme Sports Weekend at Turrell
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2447195&orgkey=453
May 17-19 - Advancement Weekend at Camp Glen Gray
  https://glengray.org/advancement-weekend1.html
May 18-19 - NNJC Cub Family Weekend
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2449439&orgkey=944
May 19 - Liberty Science Center - Forensics for Bear Cubs and Fingerprinting for Scouts
  https://lsc.org/scout-weekends
May 22 - Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/event/eagle-scout-recognition-dinner-nesa-gathering/2419666
May 31-Jun 2 - OA Induction Weekend
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2419827&orgkey=1921

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Buying Scout Awards in NYC

Buying Scout Awards in NYC

It may be more convenient than Oakland


Consider going to New York City to buy Boy Scout and Cub Scout awards. The Greater New York Councils opened a small "Award Center" at its new office on 475 Riverside Drive and stocked it with lots of belt loops and pins for Cubs, and rank patches and merit badges for Scouts. https://www.bsa-gnyc.org/servicecenter

The Award Center is not an actual "Scout Shop," which means that it has just a smattering of other stuff, such as uniforms and neckerchiefs and accessories. But, if you know what you're after, you can phone a week ahead, and they'll transfer items from their actual Scout Shop at Alpine Scout Camp or Camp Pouch.

The GNYC Service Center and its Award Center is located on the 6th floor of the Interchurch Center building, uptown near Columbia University. Enter either from 475 Riverside Drive or, better, from 61 Claremont Avenue. Show your ID, get an entrance pass, and find the elevator. The building is between 119th and 120 Streets. It's a short walk from the 116 Street subway station 1 train line. There's street parking and also a garage on 120th Street off Riverside.

Contact: David Robbins, Director of GNYC Scout Shops
212-651-2466



Saturday, March 30, 2019

Three Rivers Events During April 2019

Three Rivers Events During April 2019

Apr 2 - TRD Unit Commissioners Meeting
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2413956&orgkey=944
Apr 4 - TRD District Meeting
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2413917&orgkey=944
Apr 6 - TRD Pinewood Derby
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2419915&orgkey=944
Apr 7 - TRD District Awards Dinner
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2419917&orgkey=944
Apr 9 - TRD Roundtable
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2413932&orgkey=944
Apr 16 - TRD Assistant District Commissioners  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2413944&orgkey=944

Training Sessions During April 2019
Apr 5-7 - Leave No Trace Trainer Course
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2425916&orgkey=944
Apr 5-7 - Outdoors Skills Weekend (Includes BALOO)
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2386344&orgkey=944
Apr 6 - Den Chief Training
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2451107&orgkey=944
Apr 6 - Merit Badge Counselor Training
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2440305&orgkey=944
Apr 13 - Cub Leader Training for Cubmasters, Den Leaders, and others
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2450933&orgkey=944
Apr 13 - Order of the Arrow "SLED" Spring Leadership Development
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2496261&orgkey=944
Apr 16 - Merit Badge Counselor Training
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2416965&orgkey=944
 Apr 20 - Outdoor Leader Skills Training (Part-1 indoor)
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2386343&orgkey=944


Other Council-Approved Events in April 2019
Apr 6 -Friends of Camp Turrell Pancake Breakfast
  www.friendsofcampturrell.org
Apr 6-7 - Liberty Science Center Mystery Overnight (Co-Ed)
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2435019&orgkey=944
Apr 9 - Order of the Arrow Three Rivers Chapter Meeting
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2422717&orgkey=1921
Apr 11 - Prepared for Life Breakfast with Phil Simms
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2484367&orgkey=944
Apr 13 -Beaver Day at Camp Turrell
  [not posted]
Apr 17 - Scout Night at Medieval Times
  https://www.medievaltimes.com/plan-your-trip/lyndhurst-nj/celebrate-with-us/scout-troops.html
Apr 18 - Weboree 2019 Leader's Meeting
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2464457&orgkey=944
Apr 26-28 - Weboree 30
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2368271&orgkey=944
Apr 27 - Scout Night with the Red Bulls
  Rich.Larcara@newyorkredbulls.com

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Scout Weekends at the Liberty Science Center

Scout Weekends at the Liberty Science Center


Our special weekend workshops provide in-depth science exploration for Scouts, helping them earn badges and Nova Awards through a focused learning experience based on relevant themes.

Each Scout Weekend experience contains a series of hands-on activities that go toward fulfilling Scouts' badge requirements, plus access to general admission exhibitions, and a souvenir fun patch.

For more information or to reserve a program for your group, call 201-253-1310 or email sales@lsc.org.


Saturday, March 2, 2019

NNJC Offering Wilderness First Aid (Mar 23 + Apr 6)

NNJC Offering Wilderness First Aid

Two 8-hour Saturday sessions in Oakland - March 23 then April 6


This 16 hour class will be conducted at the Council Training Center in Oakland on two Saturdays. Wilderness First Aid is sponsored by the ECSI (Emergency Care and Safety Institute and has been developed by the Wilderness Medical Society and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.  It fulfills the training requirement for adult leaders for the adventure camps at Philmont, Northern Tier, Summit or Sea Base).  This program is for all leaders, and will also  be of interest for summer camp and weekend trips or just for around home with the family.

A second pair of classes will be offered on April 27 then May 11.

Click here for registration and additional details.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Three Rivers Events During March 2019

Three Rivers Events During March 2019

Mar 5 - TRD Unit Commissioners Meeting
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2419910&orgkey=944
Mar 7 - TRD District Meeting
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2419911&orgkey=944
Mar 12 - TRD Roundtable
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2413931&orgkey=944
Mar 19 - TRD Assistant District Commissioners
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2419912&orgkey=944

Training Sessions During March 2019
Mar 13 - Cub Leader Training for Cubmasters, Den Leaders, and others
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2475120&orgkey=944
Mar 16 - Scoutmaster Specific Leader Training
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2450945&orgkey=944
Mar 19 - Merit Badge Counselor Training
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2416964&orgkey=944
Mar 20 - Outdoor Leader Skills Training (Part-1 indoor)
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2386343&orgkey=944
Mar 23+Apr 6 NNJC Wilderness First Aid Training
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2485429&orgkey=453
Mar 30 College of Commissioner Science
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2442617&orgkey=453

Other Council-Approved Events in March 2019
Mar 3 - STEM Merit Badge Day at Liberty Science Center
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2457050&orgkey=944
Mar 9 - Scout Day with Seton Hall
  https://www.fevo.com/edp/Scout-Day-with-Seton-Hall-Athletics-eaJ3h67
Mar 12 - Order of the Arrow Three Rivers Chapter Meeting
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2422716&orgkey=1921
Mar 16 - OA Trade-o-Ree
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2440686&orgkey=944
Mar 16 - Mad Science NOVA for Cub Scouts
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2419684&orgkey=453
Mar 19 - Camp Turrell Leaders Meeting
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2479301&orgkey=453
Mar 20 - Aviation Explorer Post 747 at Bergen Community College
  Contact: Dennis Ng

Saturday, February 23, 2019

New Scout Handbooks at the Scout Shop

New Scout Handbooks at the Scout Shop

Girl-friendly Scout handbooks now available

Girls who are members of a Scouts BSA all-girl troop will want to buy this version of the Scout handbook, with photos of girls in action along with appropriate girl-friendly pronouns.

Just to be fair, BSA National cloned a boy-friendly version -- completely identical to the girl version, but with different photos and different pronouns. Note that boys can buy either the new handbook or the old existing 13th edition.

With one exception, rank requirements have not changed since last year, and all rank requirements apply equally to boys and girls. The exception is a one-time relaxation of the requirement to complete Eagle Scout prior to the 18th birthday, which applies to girls (and boys) who first join a troop in 2019. Click here for details.