Thursday, July 5, 2018

Welcoming Girls into the Scout Program - Part 7

Welcoming Girls into the Scout Program - Part 7

Advice from Early Adapters


If your Cub Pack will accept girls, advice from early adapters was published in Scouting magazine. Click here to see the article called, "When and how you can start welcoming girls into Cub Scouting."

The article lists 7 steps:
  1.  Understand how packs will be structured.
  2. Get chartered organization approval.
  3. Mark your calendar.
  4. Get volunteers primed to launch.
  5. Start thinking about program.
  6. Ask your fellow volunteers to begin recruiting families.
  7. Know where to go with questions.
What seems to be missing is, "8. How to publicize: Sample flyers, sample newspaper ads."

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Monday, July 2, 2018

Welcoming Girls into the Scout Program - Part 6

Welcoming Girls into the Scout Program - Part 6

How to alter BeAScout.org for your Cub Pack


If your Cub Pack will accept girls, you'll want the BeAScout.org website to announce it for you. Click here for the official instructions.

The instructions will tell you how to open the "Organization Manager" and alter "Settings" to do this:


 A prospective family going into BeAScout.org will see this:

Friday, June 1, 2018

Three Rivers Events During June 2018

Three Rivers Events During June 2018

Jun 5 - TRD Unit Commissioners Meeting
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2202396&orgkey=944
Jun 7 - TRD District Committee Meeting
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2185072&orgkey=944
Jun 12 - TRD Roundtable
  Canceled - Instead attend the NNJC Program Launch (see below)
Jun 16 - TRD Cub Scout Fishing Derby
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2372058&orgkey=944
Jun 19 - TRD Asst. District Commissioners Meeting
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2206090&orgkey=944

Training Sessions During June 2018

Jun 2 - Scoutmaster Specific Leader Training
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2309355&orgkey=944
Jun 2 - Den Leader Training
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2309323&orgkey=944
Jun 2 - Merit Badge Counselor Training
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2206076&orgkey=944
Jun 19 - Merit Badge Counselor Training
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2377501&orgkey=944
Jun 23 - Merit Badge Counselor Training
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2377502&orgkey=944

Other Council-Approved Events in June 2018

Jun 1-3 - Beaver Days at Floodwood
  Contact Camp Caretaker Bruce Bobrowski - 518-891-7328
Jun 1-3 - OA Induction Weekend at Yaw Paw
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2300508&orgkey=944
Jun 7 - NNJC and Lenape Trail Wine Tasting
  http://nnjbsa.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2310094&OrgKey=941&Signon=N
Jun 9-10 - NNJC Cub Family Weekend
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2287344&orgkey=944
Jun 9 - Beaver Day at Camp Turrell
  Contact Camp Caretaker Bruce Bordeau - 845 754-7111
Jun 12 - NNJC Program Launch
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2348285&OrgKey=453
Jun 16 - NNJC Champions Golf Classic
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2367009&OrgKey=453
Jun 21 - NNJC Alumni Baseball Evening
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2345552&orgkey=944
Jun 22-24- Beaver Days at Floodwood
  Contact Camp Caretaker Bruce Bobrowski - 518-891-7328
Jun 23 - Beaver Day at Camp Lewis
  Contact Camp Caretaker Tom Gingerelli - TGingerelli@gmail.com
Jun 25 - Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco Leaders Meeting
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2325875&orgkey=944

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Welcoming Girls into the Scout Program - Part 5

Welcoming Girls into the Scout Program - Part 5

Confusion about the Name Change - Just Boy Scout troops are affected


No change: Our umbrella organization headquartered in Irvine Texas is still "Boy Scouts of America."

Change here: The Boy Scouts of America organization sponsors 6 programs:
  1. Cub Scouting
  2. Boy Scouting
  3. Venturing
  4. Sea Scouting
  5. Exploring
  6. STEM Scouts (still a pilot)
In February 2019 the "Boy Scouting" program will change its name to "Scouts BSA"

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Welcoming Girls into the Scout Program - Part 4

Welcoming Girls into the Scout Program - Part 4

Morphing from "Boy Scouts" into "Family Scouting" with Memorandums of Understanding"


Some things that have happened already

•   The program name for "Boy Scouts" (age 11-17) was changed to "Scouts BSA." Click here to see the official announcement, and click here to see a related article in the NY Times by reporter Maya Salam.

•   A few years back, Northern NJ Council started running three "Family Camping Weekends" each spring. Camp Lewis was upgraded with flush toilets, and the three districts were each tasked with running one of the weekends. Three Rivers was in charge of the recent May 5-6 weekend.

•   When BSA National announced that girls are now eligible to join Cub Scouting, NNJC wanted to ensure that every single Cub Pack was aware of  what was going on, and so they mailed a Memorandum of Understanding to the Institutional Head of each Chartered Organization. District Execs were asked to follow up.

The memorandums have two parts, with Part-1 being new and Part-2 being old and familiar. Part-1 is a check-off choice of, in effect, "Yes, we will let girls into our Cub pack" or "No, we're not ready for girls." (The familiar Part-2 contains stipulations that the Institutional Head agrees to each year when he/she signs the annual recharter papers, things like finding appropriate unit leaders and providing a space where the unit can meet, etc.)

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Three Rivers Events During May 2018

Three Rivers Events During May 2018

May 1 - TRD Unit Commissioners Meeting
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2202395&orgkey=944
May 1 - TRD Roundtable #1 in Teaneck
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2185061&orgkey=944
May 3 - TRD District Committee Meeting
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2185071&orgkey=944
May 8 - TRD Roundtable #2 in Bayonne
  https://nnjbsa.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2367213&orgkey=944
May 12 - TRD Cub STEM Adventure Day at Camp Lewis
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2277504&orgkey=944
May 15 - TRD Asst. District Commissioners Meeting
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2206088&orgkey=944

Training Sessions During May 2018
May 2 - Catholic YPT - Protecting God's Children
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2338514&orgkey=944
May 5 - NNJC District Committee Training Workshop
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2343865&orgkey=2104
May 18-10 - Wood Badge Course N5-358-18
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2271825&orgkey=2104

Other Council-Approved Events in May 2018
May 1 - Cub Camp Early-Bird Discount Ends
  [not posted]
May 4-6 - Order of the Arrow Induction Weekend at Camp Turrell
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2300507&orgkey=1921
May 5-6 - NNJC Cub Family Camping Weekend at Camp Lewis
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2287342&orgkey=944
May 7 - NNJC Council Recognition Dinner
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2339317&orgkey=453
May 12 - Beaver Day at Camp Lewis
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2299411&orgkey=453
May 12 - Monster Jam at MetLife Stadium
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2329846&orgkey=453
May 14 - NNJC Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2282396&orgkey=944
May 15 - Camp Turrell Leaders Meeting
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2315974&orgkey=453
May 18-20 - Camp Turrell X-Treme Sports Weekend
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2228950&orgkey=453
May 19-20 - NNJC Cub Family Camping Weekend at Camp Lewis
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2287343&orgkey=944
May 23 - Floodwood Leaders Meeting
  http://www.nnjbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2319977&orgkey=453