Sign up to help Eagle Candidate GianLuca Roses’ Eagle Project

Please see if you can make it to GianLuca Roses’ Eagle Project at the Our Lady of Czestochowa Church in Jersey City in  a couple of weeks.

When:

October 7th (10 am — 4 pm)
October 8th (1:30 pm — 5:30 pm)

Where:

Our Lady of Czestochowa Church,
120 Sussex Street,
Jersey City, NJ

What:

We will be cleaning up the church backyard. Please work gloves and wear long pants, as we will be pulling weeds.

Lunch:

Pizza and drinks will be provided both days. Please let GianLuca know if you can make it by texting him. (If you do not know GianLuca’s phone number, please get it from him, your Patrol Leader, or an adult Scout Master at our next Troop meeting – for security reasons, we cannot publish it on our web-site.)

Thank you for whatever time you can volunteer, any time put into helping out at Eagle Projects will be credited towards community service in your record.

2nd Annual Fishing Trip set for Saturday, October 14

Announcement: It looks like our second annual Fishing Trip is going to be on Saturday Oct-14th as this won’t interfere with our planned
Fall Hike (October 21)  or Eagle Candidate Gianluca’s project (October 7).

We have chosen the Paramount Fishing Vessel out of Brielle…less than an Hour ride from Montclair. You can read more about the company here: http://www.wreckmasters.com/

The Trip Details:

When: Saturday, October 14,
7:30 am – 2:30 pm
Where: Bogan’s Deep Sea Fishing Center,
800 Ashley Ave.,
Brielle, NJ 08730
Description: 3/4 Day BONITO – BLUES – ALBACORE – MACKEREL
PRICE:Adults $60.00 Seniors $50.00 Children $35.00 Rod Rental $5

More details about the trip will follow. Thanks to ASM Victor Parada for organizing this trip.

Glen Gray Day 2017-2018

Bright and early this beautiful Saturday morning, (8:30 am September 16, 2017) a group of Troop 12 parents and scouts arrived at Camp Glen Gray to begin this season’s Work Day, where we prepped the cabin for the upcoming Scout season.

 

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Special thanks to Drew Baumgardt for managing the camp for every other day that we’re not there.

Participants:

Adults 

  • Carl Joslyn
  • John Hartinger
  • David Goldsteen
  • Stefan Kwiatkowski
  • David Lagasse
  • Sean Leong

Staff

  • Eagle Scout Sam Josyln
  • Eagle Scout Arjun Nischol
  • Armaan N.
  • Eron E.
  • Eagle candidate Justin Leong

Scouts

  • Sam L.
  • Aiden K.

First Troop 12 Meeting of the 2017-2018 Season begins!

Hello, Troop 12 Montclair!

First Troop Meeting Tomorrow (September 15, 2015) at St James Church @ 7 PM

2017 to 2018 Calendar

You can find the proposed calendar for the coming Scouting year on our website troop12montclair.org here: http://troop12montclair.org/index.php/troop-calendar/#latest, we suggest you bookmark this for easy reference if you have an iPhone you can save it as an icon on one of your “App” screens.

Permission Forms

With the start of a new year, we will again need permission forms for any Scout attending Troop 12 activities — Troop meetings or camping. Please download the form from Scouting.org here: http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/19-673.pdf and email it to Mr. Joslyn or bring to the next Troop meeting.

New Staff and Patrols

SPL — Justin Leong (Fall)
ASPLs — Gianluca R, Marcos P, Armaan N, Eron E, Michael D
Quartermasters — Andrew F, Ben G, Curtis D, Thomas D
Leave No Trace Trainers — Thomas D and Gianluca R
JASMs — Jack Brandon, Sam Joslyn, Jake Skorzewski
Guides — Peter Brown, Arjun Nischol

Patrol 1 — Alex P, Max F, Patrick C, Lucas H, Anthony B, Kieran M
Patrol 2 — Charles M, Gabe G, Kai A, Denzel L, Aiden K, Alex DLR
Patrol 3 — Jackson, Jack D, Josh W, Mikey H, Jasper P, Xander T
Patrol 4 — Joe B, Sam L, Elia E, Sacha G, Dale S, Liam V
Eagle Patrol — Jack Brandon, Sam Joslyn, Jake Skorzewski, Peter Brown, Arjun Nischol

Glen Gray Work Day: Saturday, September 16th at Camp Glen Gray 8:30 am

September 16th we will have a work day to split wood for Glen Gray and for the Troop 12 cabin as well as continue working on getting the cabin in shape. Participants should wear long pants, work shirts, hiking boots and bring gloves and eyewear. Patrol Leaders will get a head count for the first meeting.

Popcorn is Coming!

We will have more info on how to do this at the September 15th meeting, so get your buyer lists ready!

Yours in Scouting,

Troop 12 Staff

 

Announcements: Important Upcoming 2017-2018 Season Dates

Staff Meeting Thursday, 8/31 at St. James

St. James Church
St. James Episcopal Church in Montclair, NJ.

The inaugural Staff Meeting starts at 5:45 PM in the Guild Room at St. James Church. Scouts to attend were contacted by email — if you have not responded please do so now!

First Troop Meeting will be on 9/15 at 7 pm

Our first Troop Meeting will be on Friday, September 15th, at 7 pm at St. James Church.

Solar Eclipse Patch

The August 21, 2017 Eclipse Boy Scout PatchThe August 21, 2017 Eclipse Boy Scout Patch

We have the first submission by a Scout for the Solar Eclipse Patch. We have 10 to award, so get your entries in by email to Mr. Joslyn by this weekend to get yours!

Astronomy Merit Badge

Boy Scout Astronomy Merit Badge.
Boy Scout Astronomy Merit Badge.

Any Scout who was on the Mystic Seaport Bus Trip and has their Astronomy workbooks should add the Eclipse to the relevant sections – there still is time to get this badge too!

Glen Gray Work Day

Glen Gray Centennial Logo
Glen Gray Centennial Logo

September 16th we will have a work day to split wood for Glen Gray and for the Troop 12 cabin as well as continue working on getting the cabin in shape. The grass and milkweed have been cut this past weekend, and the camp has installed a new cooktop in the kitchen so, with the great job we did on the floor this summer, we have real progress!

We need 2-3 parents and 2-3 Scouts for the wood splitting and Scouts splitting wood will get Service Hours. Patrol Leaders will reach out to their patrols in early September to get a head count for the first meeting September 15th.

NYLT Graduates

NYLT Banner
National Youth Leadership Training Banner

Congratulations to Michael and Thomas D., Jackson K., Charles M. and GianLuca R. for completing their NYLT training this month.  Michael, Thomas  and GianLuca participated in the Jersey Shore Council’s course at the Joseph A. Citta Scout Reservation in the Pinelands while Jackson and Charles attended the Northern New Jersey Council’s course at Camp Turrell.

Popcorn is Coming!

Trail's End logo
Trail’s End Pop Corn logo

We took a year off from the Popcorn Sale but we will be restarting this year. Along with our other fundraising events, the Popcorn Sale helps us cover our annual budget for the Scouting program. We will have more info on how to do this at the September 15th meeting, so get your buyer lists ready!

 

Yours in Scouting,

Troop 12 Staff

Montclair Times recognizes Troop 12 Eagle Scouts

Eagle Scouts Peter Brown and Jake Skorzewski.
Eagle Scouts Peter Brown and Jacob (Jake) Skorzewski.
Eagle Rank Badge And Medal
The Highest Honor Rank for a Scout is the coveted Eagle Rank that boys have to complete before their 18th birthday.

The August 3rd edition of the Montclair Times recognized our two latest Eagle Scouts, Peter Brown, and Jacob (Jake) Skorzewski:

Montclair Times article about Troop 12 Eagle scouts.
The August 3rd Edition of the Montclair Times featured article about Eagle Scouts, Peter Brown and Jacob (Jake) Skorzewski from Troop 12)

The copy reads:

Boy Scout Troop 12 announces new Eagle Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 12 of Montclair awarded the Eagle Rank to two Scouts at a Court of Honor held at St. James Church on June 9.

The new Eagle Scouts are Peter Brown and Jacob Skorzewski.

To earn the Eagle rank, a Scout must earn 21 merit badges, serve in various leadership positions and complete a community service leadership project.

For Peter’s Eagle leadership service project, he collected used eyeglasses which he donated to charity. He built a collection box which was later donated to St. James Church and then organized the Scouts in a door-to-door collection.

He taught Scouts how to use a lensometer andmeasured the prescriptions of each pair of glasses before shipping them off to Children’s Eye Care Center NJ. The project was under the guidance of Anthony Caputo M.D. with 172 pairs of glasses collected. Peter is a rising senior at Monctclair Kimberly Academy.

For his Eagle project, Jacob built a vertical garden for Toni’s Kitchen in Montclair.

The garden is already being used to provide fresh vegetables, herbs and flowers for the soup kitchen. It is a great example of the ease of growing food at home with limited space.

Jake and his volunteers worked 108 hours on the project and were able to build two gardens.

Jacob is a rising senior at Montclair High School.

Troop 12 meets each Friday evening at 7 p.m.at St. James Church, Bellevue Ave and Valley Road, Montclair. For further information, contact scoutmastercarl@ troop12montclair.org

Click here to see the article online. Once there, you will need to select the 08/03/2017 edition of the paper, and select page “B4” to see the article. This is what it looks like online:

Montclair Times online reader showing Troop 12 Eagle Scout recognition.
The online Montclair Times online Reader showing the article about Troop 12 Eagle Scouts, Peter Brown and Jacob (Jake) Skorzewski being recognized by the Troop.

The Star-Ledger prints article on Troop 12 recognizing new Eagle Scouts, Peter Brown and Jake Skorzewski

Eagle Scouts Peter Brown and Jake Skorzewski.
Eagle Scouts Peter Brown and Jacob (Jake) Skorzewski.
Eagle Rank Badge And Medal
The Highest Honor Rank for a Scout is the coveted Eagle Rank that boys have to complete before their 18th birthday.
Star Ledger Eagle Scouts Peter Brown and Jake Skorzewski
Star Ledger article about Troop 12 Eagle Scouts, Peter Brown and Jacob (Jake) Skorzewski

The July 30th edition of the Star Ledger had an article about Troop 12 recognizing its two newest Eagle Scouts, Peter Brown and Jake Skorwzewski. The copy reads:

“Troop 12 honors two Eagle Scouts

Peter Brown and Jacob Skorzewski, members of Boy Scout Troop 12, were honored last month at an Eagle Court of Honor held at St. James Church for earning their Eagle awards, the Boy Scouts’ hightest honor.

To earn the Eagle Award, a Scout must be active with the troop, earn a minimum of 21 merit badges, assume a position of leadership within a troop and complete a service project that benefits the community. Both Scouts are rising seniors; Brown attendsMonctclair Kimberly Academy, and Skorzewski, Montclair High School.”

To submit Scout news send an email to essex@starledger.com

Photo by Sean Leong

Spring 2017 Flower Sale Fundraiser is here!

Spring is for Flowers
Spring is for Flowers

Scouts! Spring has sprung! The Spring Flower Sale is Troop 12’s major Fundraiser of the year, and the money we make from this goes to offsetting the cost of things like our Spring Bus Trip, and maintenance of our cabin at Glen Gray. It is also a means to provide camperhips to scouts who could otherwise not afford things like Summer Camp.

Salesmanship Merit Badge
Work towards your Salesmanship Merit Badge! Get out there and sell!

Attached is this year’s blank customer order form, and the deadline to return these with all funds is Tuesday, April 25th.

Patrol Leaders, you will either distribute the forms to your patrols by email, or have someone print them out for you. Please communicate with parents in a follow up, by phone and email, and don’t forget we’re looking for 100% patrol participation, including points towards the Patrol Cup!

Click here to download the 2017 Fundraiser Packet.

Boy Scouts Troop 12, Montclair, NJ