September 18, 2014
The speculation is over. With "Bucks County Council" not making much sense as a name for those units not in (or anywhere near) Bucks County, many have been wondering if a new name was forthcoming.
It was, and it's great. Here's the word straight from Council: (Read more...)
September 18, 2014
Boys Life put out a great video that shows how to use a map and compass. Sure, it's a skill most Scouts think they know, but a little refresher is always a good thing.
Check it out below:
June 2, 2014
After a few years' absence, the Troop will be going back to Ockanickon Scout Reservation this summer. OSR is a great camp and the official camp of our new Council.
An important difference from years past is that OSR requires scouts to register for their Merit Badges online. It's first-come, first-served and some badges have restrictions or other requirements, so get online and sign up now!
Click here to get started. (Read more...)
May 10, 2014 A group of NJ Scouts helped rescue NBC journalist Ann Curry while they were on a Philmont training hike in Harriman State Park. Curry broke her ankle while hiking with her husband and son and credited the Scouts with getting her safely to help. They performed First Aid and built a rig to carry Curry back down the mountain to a waiting rescue crew. Scouting Magazine has the details on these hero Scouts. (Read more...)
April 28, 2014
Mr. Wells submitted this trip report on the Scouts' weekend outing to the Buhler Challenger and Science Center:
Our Scouts went to the Buehler Challenger and Science Center in Paramus NJ for a sleep-in, and learned all about space exploration.
This center was created as a living memorial to those astronauts, who lost their lives in the Challenger shuttle explosion in 1986. (Read more...)
November 26, 2013
Please read this important message from CNJC President Terry McCarty:
Dear Scouting Family,(Read more...)
As good stewards of Scouting, we must do what allows us to most efficiently accomplish Scouting's mission for the young people throughout central New Jersey. Despite commendable efforts and while individual packs, troops, crews, and posts have remained active, this council has not been performing well financially for at least a decade.
With that in mind, last week the Central New Jersey Council Executive Board voted that it would be in the best interest of the youth we serve to transfer existing packs, troops, crews, and posts to neighboring councils that are more financially solvent, followed by the eventual dissolution of the council.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Union Township Municipal Building
Troop 200 is being asked to partner with Bethlehem Presbyterian Church on this mission effort--Be the Church Day. Please consider joining us for fun and volunteerism. The project consists of painting one shed and one fence and also cleaning up around... (Read More...)