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.

Jake Skorzewski, Eagle Scout #357 for Troop 12

Boy Scouts after working on Eagle Project
Left to Right, Front Row: Sam Joslyn, Jack Brandon Left to Right, Back Row: Armaan N., Arjun N., Justin L., newly minted Eagle Scout, Jake Skorzewski, and Andrew F. Posing for the camera after a hard day’s work.

Jake Skorzewski became Troop 12’s 357th Eagle Scout after passing his Board of Review on April 11.

Jake’s Eagle Project was with Toni’s Kitchen, a local Montclair non-profit that helps to distribute much-needed nourishment to the food insecure.  Toni’s Kitchen has a meal service at their location at St Luke’s Episcopal Church on South Fullerton Street Thursday through Sunday and wanted to beautify the location with “more green”.

With Jake’s help, he and several other Scouts spent a weekend painting and constructing hanging planters for the outside of the church, where Jake would later install them with help of his uncles.

Congratulations Jake!

 

Peter Brown, Eagle Scout #356 for Troop 12

Peter Brown passed his Eagle Board of Review April 3rd, to become Troop 12’s 356th Eagle Scout.

For his Eagle Project, Peter collected unused glasses to be distributed to children in Afghanistan. This consisted of  building a donation box for St James Church (which they get to keep!) for parishioner donations in addition to distributing flyers around town with other troop members and collecting otheir unused glasses. In total he collected 225 pairs of glasses, who knew there were so many spare glasses laying unused in our drawers?

Peter constructing the donation box.
Peter using a compound mitre saw in the construction of the donation box.
Scouts helping with the donation box.
Scouts helping with the donation box.
Scouts putting the donation box together.
Scouts putting the donation box together.
Construction of the box is done and being tested for soundness!
Construction of the box is done and being tested for soundness!

Lunch for the crew.
Lunch for the crew.
Cleaning station.
Cleaning station.
Scouts canvassing the neighborhood for unused old glasses.
Scouts canvassing the neighborhood for unused old glasses.

With a lensometer, Peter measured the prescriptions of all 450 lenses of the donated glasses and carefully catalogued them all, so the children could match them with their prescriptions in Afghanistan. They were then packed to his project sponsor to be distributed to those needy kids half way across the world.

Peter measuring the prescription of a pair of donated glasses.
Peter measuring the prescription of a pair of donated glasses.
Some of the 225 pairs of donated glasses.
Some of the 225 pairs of donated glasses.
Peter with the completed donation box.
Peter with the completed donation box.

Congratulations Peter for a job well done!

Arjun Nischol Completes His Eagle Project (Part 2)

Project: Planting Raised Beds for the MHS Cafeteria

Benefactor: Montclair High School
(Coordinator, Susan Eckert, AP Bio teacher at MHS)

On April 1st, 2017, Eagle Candidate, Arjun Nischol and his volunteers (about 15 scouts, friends, and adults) installed the Raised Flower Beds outside the cafeteria at the George Innes Annex at Montclair High School they had constructed before and filled them with dirt.

Scouts transport the Raised Flower Beds to Montclair High School.
Scouts help transport the Raised Flower Beds to Montclair High School.
Laying down the Raised Flower Beds Outside of the High School
Laying down the Raised Flower Beds Outside of the High School
Scouts filling the Raised Flower Beds with Top Soil.
Scouts filling the Raised Flower Beds with Top Soil.
Eagle Candidate Arjun Nischol with MHS Coordinator, Susan Eckert, AP Bio teacher at MHS)
Eagle Candidate, Arjun Nischol with the Montclair High School Coordinator, Susan Eckert, AP Bio teacher at MHS
Completion of Arjun's Eagle Project
Left to Right: Isabell J, Mateas, Jackson K, Andrew F, Sam L, Armaan N, SM Carl Joslyn, Elias E (in wheelbarrow), Eagle Scout Jake Skorzewski, Eron E, Eagle Candidate Justin Leong, Troop Chair John Hartinger, Eagle Scout Sam Joslyn, Eagle Candidate Arjun Nischol, Jack D.

That completes the Planning and implementation phases of his Eagle Scout Project.

Next up: Paperwork and his Board of Review!