Meet in parking lot at Glen Gray at 7 pmon Friday evening. The parking lot is just past the Headquarters (listed as item #1 ) on the map shown below. (You can also download the map here. ) Please carpool if possible and when parking in the parking lot, try to maximize room for other campers. We will hike up from there to the Troop 12 Montclair Cabin found in the upper left hand of the map (marked as item #2).
Patrols to bring a bag dinner for Friday night, and food to cook at their patrol sites all day Saturday
Sunday breakfast will be served at the cabin by the Troop — please have Scouts bring $5 extra for this meal.
Pick-up will be after the Troop 12 200th Court of Honor in the Dining Hall (marked as item #3 on the map) at Camp Glen Gray.
Patrols should be ready to camp at sites with a tent(s), and a bear bag (not a hard-sided cooler). Patrol Leaders will communicate to their Patrols how much money to bring to cover the food to be cooked Saturday.
Required for New Scouts
Any new boys joining Troop 12 for the camping trip this weekend must have the following handed-in to Mr. Joslyn:
Activity Consent Form and Approval with any notes on medical condition – this form can be filled-out to cover all activities during Scouting Year 2017-2018. If a Scout has a medical condition requiring a prescription, alert Mr. Joslyn and hand the medicine to him directly. Any questions, please contact Mr. Joslyn.
Fees – Fees for membership in Troop 12 are pro-rated $40 for new Scouts joining this fall – pay by check to “Troop 12 BSA” or by cash.
These items must be dropped-off at Mr. Joslyn’s house by Friday morning if they have not already been completed. (Note: We cannot list Mr. Joslyn’s house address on the website please email him if you did not receive the latest newsletter with that information.)
With completed Application and fees, Troop 12 will provide a Boy Scout Handbook and a Troop 12 patch to each new Scout.
Requirements for New Parents
Parents involved in camping trips must complete Youth Protection Training online and send a copy of the completed certificate to Ms. Giustina by email. This training is required by the BSA.
We will invest new Scouts into Troop 12 formally on Saturday night at the Campfire. At this ceremony, Scouts will be given their embroidered Troop 12 neckerchief. All parents are welcome to attend, and parents not staying for the night will be escorted to the parking lot after the Campfire.
Camping List — Each Scout should bring:
Class A uniform — new Scouts will be invested at the campfire Saturday night at Glen Gray and given a Troop 12 neckerchief. We also supply the Troop 12 unit patch and a handbook.
Hiking boots — sneakers are not recommended because we are in the woods
Sleeping bag and sleeping mat
Backpack — please do not send Scouts up with roller cases, etc. We will be hiking up to the cabin and the roads are not paved.
Toothbrush and toothpaste, deodorant
Insect repellent — please bring non-aerosol repellent and provide both stronger repellent for boots, clothing, etc. as well as repellent rated to be used on skin.
Two working flashlights — one should be a headlamp if possible
All Scouts and their families are invited as we recognize the new ranks and achievements of Troop 12 Scouts. If your son is receiving a new rank or a merit badge, please be there to show support for his Scouting activities if you can.
Eagle Scout Project
Eagle Candidate GianLuca Roses will be holding his Eagle Scout Service Project on two dates:
Please wear old clothing because we will be cleaning and painting to restore the Church’s courtyard. Scouts should also bring work gloves if they have them, and ensure that they provide an activity consent form specifically for this project as work tools will be used.
We will be cleaning up the church backyard. Please work gloves and wear long pants, as we will be pulling weeds.
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.
Addendum: 10/14/2017 – the Fishing Trip has been rescheduled for later in the month: Sunday, October 29th. Please make a note of the Change in your Calendar.
Last year’s Fishing Trip was a great success with our scouts. Our second annual Fishing Trip is scheduled for Saturday Oct-14th as this won’t interfere with our planned Fall Hike (October 21) or Eagle Candidate GianLuca Roses’ Eagle 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/
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.
Special thanks to Drew Baumgardt for managing the camp for every other day that we’re not there.
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!
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 respondedplease 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 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
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
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.
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!
The August 3rd edition of the Montclair Times recognized our two latest Eagle Scouts, Peter Brown, and Jacob (Jake) Skorzewski:
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 toSt. 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.
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.”