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