Saturday, October 6, 2018

The Smithsonian Reviews Scouting over the Years


The Smithsonian Reviews Scouting over the Years

Click here for an article in the October 2018 issue of the Smithsonian Magazine: "Read this story and earn your merit badge in U.S. Cultural history."

You can see pictures of old Boy Scout and Girl Scout merit badges, such as 1911 "Automobiling," with this caption: "Less than 1 percent of the U.S. population owned a car when the Boy Scouts first learned to drive." The "Radio" badge was introduced in 1938 then updated in 1953 as TV started to take off.

In 1920, the Girl Scouts added "Business Woman," but it was mostly about clerical skills. But recently the Girl Scouts launched 24 STEM-related badges, "on topics from cybersecurity to robotics."

Monday, October 1, 2018

Scout Orienteering Event (Oct 14)


Scout Orienteering Event

Sunday October 14
Back Beach Park in Wanaque, NJ

Click here for a flyer.

This is a good opportunity for Scouts to pass the First Class orienteering requirement. Starts with a quick training session on map reading.

Scouts should arrive and sign in any time during the "map hike window," 11:00 AM - 1:15 PM.  The event ends at 3:30 PM.


Three Rivers Events During October 2018

Three Rivers Events During October 2018

Oct 2 - TRD Unit Commissioners Meeting
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2413947&orgkey=944
Oct 4 - TRD District Committee Meeting
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2413910&orgkey=944
Oct 16 - TRD Roundtable
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2413920&orgkey=944
Oct 16 - TRD Asst. District Commissioners Meeting
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2413937&orgkey=944

Training Sessions During October 2018
Oct 4 - Catholic Youth Protection - "Protecting God's Children"
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2417448&orgkey=944
Oct 6 - Scoutmaster and Assistant Leader Training
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2386331&orgkey=944
Oct 10 - Outdoor Skills Pre-Meeting (indoors)  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2386339&orgkey=944
Oct 15 - Cub Leader Training - All Levels
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2386333&orgkey=944
Oct 20 - Den Chief Training
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2421343&orgkey=944
Oct 23 - Merit Badge Counselor Training
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2416959&orgkey=944
Oct 26-28 - Outdoor Skills Weekend
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2386341&orgkey=944

Other Council-Approved Events in October 2018
Oct 5 - Sporting Clays Tournament
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2417626&orgkey=453
Oct 6, 13, 20, 27 - Personal Fitness Merit Badge - Sessions #3 through #6 of 15  https://nnjbsa.doubleknot.com/openrosters/DocDownload.aspx?id=184946
Oct 9 - Order of the Arrow Chapter Meeting
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2422711&orgkey=1921
Oct 12-14 - NNJC ScoutFest 2018
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2370961&orgkey=944
Oct 14 - Scout Orienteering Event
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/openrosters/DocDownload.aspx?id=185288
Oct 19-21 - Catholic Retreat Weekend
  https://newarkoym.com/annual-retreat-weekend
Oct 24 - Oktoberfest for Commissioners
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2419632&orgkey=453
Oct 27 - Mad Science for Cubs in Hoboken and Fair Lawn
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2419145&orgkey=453
Oct 27 - Friends of Turrell Beefsteak Dinner
  https://mkt.com/foctstore
Oct 27 - COPE Course at Camp Lewis
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2406883&orgkey=453
Oct 28 - Scout Day at Medieval Times
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2419138&orgkey=453

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Beaver Day at Turrell (Sep 29)

Beaver Day at Camp Turrell 

Saturday September 29
Click here for a flyer.

There is a job for everyone! Bring your tools, bring your skills, bring your muscle!

Meet up with Ranger Bruce Bobrowski.
Casual breakfast at the shop at 8:00 AM
Beaver Day projects start at 9:00 AM 
Hearty lunch served to all 


Please contact Bruce now to let him know you are coming and to tell him what kind of skills you can offer: 845-754-0812.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Personal Fitness Merit Badge Sessions

Personal Fitness Merit Badge Sessions

Gold's Gym and the Northern NJ Council are partnering together to offer Scouts a chance to earn the Personal Fitness merit badge.

There will be a set of 15 Saturday sessions at Gold's Gym in Paramus, starting on September 22. Sessions run 1:30-2:30 PM. The cost is $140 per Scout,

Click here for a flyer with additional details.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Cub Requirements - Handy Summary Booklet

Cub Requirements - Handy Summary Booklet

Click here to download a PDF summary of 2018 belt loop and adventure pin requirements for all dens in one handy booklet.

Very little has changed from the 2016-17 requirements, mostly minor changes to the text.

The Arrow of Light "Scouting Adventure" pin had the most text changes, with references to "Boy Scout troop" revised to just "troop." The "Maestro" adventure pin now refers to "his or her homemade musical instrument."

Two badges were renamed. The Webelos/Arrow of Light elective is now "Sports," renamed from "Sportsman," and the Arrow of Light required pin is now "Outdoor Adventurer," renamed from "Outdoorsman."

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Three Rivers Events During September 2018

Three Rivers Events During September 2018

Sep 4 - TRD Unit Commissioners Meeting
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2413946&orgkey=944
Sep 6 - TRD District Committee Meeting
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2413905&orgkey=944
Sep 12 - TRD Roundtable
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2412015&orgkey=944
Sep 20 - TRD Asst. District Commissioners Meeting
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2413934&orgkey=944
Sep 25 - TRD Golf Outing
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2401410&orgkey=944

Training Sessions During September 2018
Sep 15 - Scoutmaster and Assistant Leader Training
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2386329&orgkey=944
Sep 15 - Nova Counselor and Supernova Mentor Training
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2375204&orgkey=944
Sep 29 - NNJC Pow Wow
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2318966&orgkey=944

Other Council-Approved Events in September 2018
Sep 21 - Beer Tasting in Hackensack
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/event/taste-of-the-region/2415742
Sep 22 and 29 - Personal Fitness Merit Badge - Sessions #1 and #2 of 15
  https://nnjbsa.doubleknot.com/openrosters/DocDownload.aspx?id=184946
Sep 21-23 - Order of the Arrow Induction Weekend at Camp Lewis
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2300510&orgkey=944
Sep 28-30 - Floodwood Fall Weekend
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2371546&orgkey=453
Sep 29 - COPE Course at Camp Lewis
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2406881&orgkey=453
Sep 29 - Fall Beaver Day at Camp Turrell
  Breakfast at 8:00 AM, projects start at 9:00 AM
  RSVP to Ranger Bruce at 845-754-0812