When: 3 pm
(We’ll wait for Charles and Rich, stragglers, etc who have different schedules)
Where: Watchung Plaza next to Watchung Booksellers
What to pack/bring:
- Check for $75 made out to “Montclair Troop 12”
- Bring extra cash for souvenirs, snacks, etc.
- Signed consent form (you can download the form here)
- Required medicines for allergies, and other conditions should be brought and kept in a water-proof bag.
- Let Scoutmaster Carl Josleyn know if you have special dietary or contaminant allergies or religious restrictions that he should be aware of, and you have not informed us about, earlier.
- Sack meal for dinner to be eaten on the road
- (many boys go to the sandwich place off Watchung before the bus leaves the plaza)
- Sleeping bag (rated for winter)
- Sleeping pad, we will be sleeping outside
- Clothes for 2 days, including
- Rain coat/poncho (looks like it might rain one of the days)
- Hiking Boots or comfortable walking sneakers
- Patrol Leaders: bring one tent for your entire patrol
- Staff: SPL Ben will bring a tent for all staff
- Adults: adults will sleep separately and must bring their own tents/make arrangements to share with another adult. Under no circumstances can scouts and adults share a tent unless all occupants are related)
Downloadable information flyer: 2016 Spring Bus Trip
*This post may be updated with additional information including the itinerary/eating schedule.
If you are reading this, you are already seeing the fruits of the transition to the new site. I hope you can tell, it’s much “prettier” than the old site and is much more standards compliant. It’s responsive so it looks good on desktops, tablets and mobile phones.
*I will be setting up a release form shortly, to post images of the troop on this site. In the meantime, if anyone wants me to take down any picture or likeness, just let myself, Scoutmaster Carl or Scoutmaster Jeff know, and we’ll accommodate your request.
This site will be used for posting certain troop announcements, as well as acting as the marketing and recruiting, public-facing face of Troop 12, while SCOUTBOOK
will be the internal management and communication delivery tool. SCOUTBOOK
will act like an “App” on your mobile devices, but is just a website service you have to log into, I may sometimes refer to it as an “App” but rest assured, you should be able to access it from the most basic of web browsers, without having to download anything first.
I have uploaded roster information from the old site into SCOUTBOOK
, but it will take the site administrators a couple of days to massage the data and get it into our account.
Update: Scout roster information was updated into the account. But there was some issue with the “adults” file, I am still working with their techs to resolve that issue.
You may get an email from the system within the next few days inviting you to sign on to SCOUTBOOK
, I encourage everyone to log in and look around at its features. If there are any questions you can redirect them to me
was built to be mobile-first, so it’s really easy to manage your account from a phone or tablet. SCOUTBOOK
is a really powerful Troop management tool, and is a BSA application, so it has the potential to tie all of our boys’ advancements and achievements into our account. I’m not sure it does it automatically on import, so there will be some trial and error over the next few weeks as we tap into the potential of the tool.
You should not
be getting any more email blasts from the old SOAR system
– if you do, please let me
know, in the meantime, you can disregard
these messages from the old system.
Any Scout that wants to get extra experience in maintaining a website please contact me
. – we could figure out a way to incorporate this into the Digital Technology Merit Badge
we are meeting as normal on Friday, April 22nd, and are expecting guests and potential new Scouts, from our lovely ad in the Montclair Times
this week. Wear your Class A’s, be on your best behavior, and welcome our guests. Flower Sales order forms are due at this meeting. Make sure you have completed your summary forms and bring all payments.
Spring Bus Trip
If you have not responded, please contact Mr. Brown and tell him if you are/are not – going. The bus is filling up fast, so get your response in now! In addition to camping, Scouts will get to test their harpoon-throwing skills, work on a real whaling ship and work towards their Astronomy merit badge. We may have a visit from Doc Leard! Please bring a check for $75/person for the trip, made out to Troop 12 Montclair BSA, to this Friday’s meeting.
If you have not responded to Mr. Brandon, please tell him if you are going to Keowa in July. We will have to get our deposits in soon!
Troop 12 will help with Pack 12’s annual food drive for Toni’s Kitchen on April 27th as part of our recruiting process. We will be helping with sorting and packing food, but we also will be providing food as part of their efforts. More information will follow – but we need to know who will volunteer for this event over the next week. Please see Mssrs. Joslyn, Hartinger or Brown for more information.
St. James Ministry Service
Thank you to Scouts CJ Kaloudis, Jackson Kim, Sam Joslyn and Justin Leong for representing Troop 12 by providing a Color Guard to celebrate the installation of the Church’s first female Rector, Reverend Melissa Hall
last Saturday, April 8th. The service involved and thanked all the Ministries involved with the Church, and we are humbled that St James considers us one of them. Congratulations to Reverend Melissa, her partner, Fran and their daughter, Katherine. She has from the beginning always welcomed us with open arms, and we are so happy that this installation now makes her a permanent addition to our town!