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Troop 12’s 200th Court of Honor at Glen Gray

At the end of TC1, Troop 12 packed up their gear, and made sure we left the Patrol sites as we found them or better; and walked down to the Glen Gray Dining Hall for our 200th Court of Honor.

200th Court of Honor

"On my Honor" banner
“On my honor…” Banner for Court of Honor

SPL Justin Leong opened the Court of Honor.

SPL Justin Leong assembles the Troop
SPL Justin Leong assembles the Troop
Michael D. and Jackson K. "Raise" the flag
Michael D. and Jackson K. “Raise” the flag

…And Troop Chair John Hartinger welcomed family and friends to the ceremony…

Troop Chair, John Hartinger makes his opening remarks.
Troop Chair, John Hartinger makes his opening remarks.

Troop 12 Participation Recognition

Glen Gray Centennial Logo We began by recognizing the Scouts who participated in the Glen Gray Centennial earlier this summer, the Glen Gray Work Day a couple of weeks ago, and the Montclair July 4th  Parade.
American Flag

Summer Camp

Camp Keowa Banner

We had a great turnout at Keowa this year with the following Scouts attending:

  • Patrick C.
  • Curtis D.
  • Elia E.
  • Sacha G.
  • Jackson K.
  • Sam L.
  • Charles M.
  • Armaan N.
  • Marcos P.
  • Alex D.L.R.L
  • Jack D.
  • Eron E.
  • Lucas H.
  • Aiden K.
  • Denzel L.
  • Kieran M.
  • Alex P.
  • Liam V.
 …and the following adults…
  • David Goldsteen
  • Carl Joslyn
  • David Loblack
  • Vic Parada
  • John Hartinger
  • Stefan Kwiatkowski
  • Rich McCaan
  • Andy Russell
Camp Keowa Polar Bear Patch
Camp Keowa Polar Bear Patch

Polar Bear Swim 2017

Even though its “summer” camp, it can get pretty chilly at night and early in the morning, so Keowa has their own version of a Polar Bear Swim. Waking up at 6 am, the following Scouts went down to the lake before breakfast and plunged into its icy waters:

  • Patrick C.
  • Curtis D.
  • Elia E.
  • Sacha G.
  • Jackson K.
  • Sam L.
  • Charles M.
  • Armaan N.
  • Liam V.
  • Alex D.L.R.L
  • Jack D.
  • Eron E.
  • Lucas H.
  • Aiden K.
  • Denzel L.
  • Kieran M.
  • Alex P.
 …and the adults that joined them were:
  • John Hartinger
  • David Loblack
  • Carl Joslyn
Mile Swim Patch
Mile Swim Patch

Staying with the nautical theme, we also recognized the fastest Mile Swimmer at camp this year, one of our own:

  • Jack D.

Merit badges

earned this year at Keowa were

Patrick C.
  • Lifesaving
  • First Aid
 Alex D.L.R.L.
  • Sports
  • Reptile & Amphibian Study
  • Nature
 Curtis D.
  • Communication
  • Canoeing
  • Archery
  • Chess
 Jack D.
  • Lifesaving
  • Archery
 Elia E.
  • Leatherwork
  • Swimming
  • Sports
  • Woodcarving
  • Nature
  • Chess
 Eron E.
  • Orienteering
  • Shotgun Shooting
  • Bird Study
 Sacha G.
  • Swimming
  • Sports
  • Nature
  • Amphibian & Reptile Study
 Lucas H.
  • Leatherwork
  • Swimming
  • Sports
  • Woodcarving
  • Fishing
 Aiden K.
  • Leatherwork
  • Swimming
  • Sports
  • Fishing
  • Reptile & Amphibian Study
 Jackson K.
  • Lifesaving
  • First Aid
Denzel L.
  • Leatherwork
  • Sports
  • Chess
  • Reptile & Amphibian Study
  • Nature
Sam L.
  • Swimming
  • Canoeing
  • Orienteering
  • Environmental Science
  • Leatherwork
  • Chess
 Charles M.
  • Canoeing
  • Space Exploration
  • Archery
  • Chess
 Kieran M.
  • Leatherwork
  • Swimming
 Armaan N.
  • Shotgun Shooting
  • Bird Study
Alex P.
  • Lifesaving
  • Sports
  • Athletics
  • First Aid
 Marcos P.
  • Bird Study
  • Leatherwork
  • Amphibian and Reptile Study
Liam V.
  • Leatherwork
  • Swimming
  • Sports
  • Woodcarving
  • Nature
  • Chess

Rank Advancement

ASM David Lagasse talked about the various rank advancements in the Boy Scouts as we recognized the boys who achieved the following ranks:

 Scout
  •  Kieran M.
 Tenderfoot
  • Elia E.
  • Sacha G.
  • Lucas H.
 Second Class
  • Liam V.
 First Class
  • Sam L.
 Star
  • Thomas D.
 Life
  • Curtis D.

Special Awards: NYLT

ASM Marguerite Giustina talked about special leadership training that the Boy Scouts has available that is separate from actual Boy Scout activities, called the National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) program, which some of the older boys participated in this past summer. It’s an intensive, immersive 1 week away camp where the boys are taught how to be great leaders; for Troop 12 Scouts, the cost of participating is covered by a grant from a former Troop 12 family.

The boys who completed the program this year were:

  • Michael D.
  • Jackson K.
  • GianLuca Roses
  •  Thomas D.
  • Charles M.

And that concluded the Troop 12 200th Court of Honor!

(Pictures from the event will be posted soon! Watch this space!)

TC1 at Glen Gray This Weekend (Friday 9/29/2017)

TC1 at Glen Gray This Weekend, (Friday night – Sunday morning)


Troop 12 Cabin, Camp Glen Gray, Mahwah, NJ

Meet in parking lot at Glen Gray at 7 pm on 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). 

Map of Glen Gray
Map of Glen Gray, highlighting important troop 12 landmarks.


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:

  1. BSA Youth Application to join Troop 12 and participate in activities – required for insurance
  2. 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.
  3. Media Consent Form – Please include any siblings that may be involved in Troop 12 activities. The form is on the Troop 12 website.
  4. 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:

camping supplies

  • 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
  • Pillow
  • 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
  • Light jacket or hoodie
  • Change of clothing

Troop 12’s 200th Court of Honor

"On my Honor" banner
“On my honor…” Banner for Court of Honor

Sunday, October 1st at 10 am
Dining Hall at Camp Glen Gray

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 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.

Eagle Candidate GianLuca Roses will be holding his Eagle Scout Service Project on two dates:

  1. Saturday, October 7th, 10 am – 4:00 pm
  2. Sunday, October 8th, 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

It will be held at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 120 Sussex St, Jersey City NJ 07302.

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.

2017 to 2018 Calendar

calendar

You can find the proposed calendar for the coming Scouting year on our website troop12montclair.org here.

New Staff and Patrols

patrol badges
A selection of Patrol Badges for the new Patrols to choose from…
 STAFF
SPL Justin Leong (Fall)
ASPLs GianLuca Roses, Marcos P., Armaan N., Eron E., Michael D.
Quartermasters Ben G., Curtis D., Thomas D.
Scribe Andrew F.
Leave No Trace Trainers Thomas D. and GianLuca Roses
JASMs Jack Brandon, Sam Joslyn, Jake Skorzewski
Guides Peter Brown, Arjun Nischol
PATROL 1
Patrol Leader Alex P.
Assistant Patrol Leader Max F.
 Scout Patrick C.
 Scout Lucas H.
 Scout (Brownseas) Anthony B.
 Scout (Brownseas) Kieran M.
Patrol 2
Patrol Leader Charles M.
Assistant Patrol Leader Gabe G.
 Scout (Brownseas) Kai A.
 Scout (Brownseas) Denzel L.
 Scout (Brownseas) Aiden K.
 Scout (Brownseas) Alex D. L. R.
Patrol 3
Patrol Leader Jackson K.
Assistant Patrol Leader Jack D.
Scout Josh W.
Scout (Brownseas) Mikey H.
Scout (Brownseas) Jasper P.
Scout (Brownseas) Xander T.
Patrol 4
Co-Patrol Leader Joe B.
Co-Patrol Leader Sam L
Scout (Brownseas) Elia E.
Scout (Brownseas) Sacha G.
Scout Dale S.
Scout (Brownseas) Liam V.
Eagle Patrol
JASM Jack Brandon
JASM Sam Joslyn
JASM Jake Skorzewski
Guide Peter Brown
Guide Arjun Nischol

Popcorn is Here!

Trail's End Popcorn
Selection of Trail’s End Popcorn the Troop will be selling.

Forms were distributed to each Patrol and more info to follow!

Adult Coverage for Camping This Weekend (9/29/2017 – 10/1/2017)

We will be sending out a regular Troop-wide email tonight for the upcoming camping trip, but I wanted to get a head count of how many parents will be up for the weekend.  If you plan to attend and stay-over either night, please email me back so we are sure to have enough food and can plan accordingly.

We will also hold our 200th Court of Honor on Sunday at the Camp Glen Gray Dining Hall at 10 am.  If your son participated in Keowa Summer Camp or advanced in rank, please attend to share in our recognition of his achievements.

Any questions about the upcoming trip, please send me an email after the regular Troop email is sent this evening.

Yours in Scouting,

Mr. Joslyn

January 26 2017 Announcements

Hello Troop 12 Montclair!

This Week’s Meeting will be held upstairs.

It will be the last chance for Scouts to get their Advancements completed before the Court of Honor on the 10th of February!  If you are ready with your requirements and need a Board of Review and Scoutmaster Conference, please email Sam Joslyn before Friday’s meeting.
Tomorrow will also be the last chance to hand-in Merit Badge blue cards and get final sign-offs before the Court of Honor.

Scout Sunday 2017
Scout Sunday 2017

Scout Sunday

We will be participating in services at The Episcopal Church of St. James as part of Scout Sunday. Scout Sunday is an annual Scout event where we show our appreciation to St. James for the support they give us.  Due to scheduling, we will celebrate Scout Sunday at St. James a week earlier than other Scout Troops (more info on the National Scout Sunday can be found here).  Scouts are encouraged to come and participate in the service in full uniform (that means Merit Badge sashes too) and afterward, we host the Coffee Hour and meet with other members of the St. James Community. Scouts and Scouters who will attend should email back so we can plan accordingly.

ten mile river logo
Ten Mile River

Summer Camp is Coming!

Troop 12 will be at Camp Keowa at 10 Mile River BSA Camp this year from July 9th to 15th.  We had an information session last week during the troop meeting. Here are some links in case there are further questions:
General Questions About Ten Mile River Scout Camps
Information About Camp Keowa
Required Medical Forms for Scouts and Scouters
Info On Project LEAF for First Year Campers
More information to follow!

Other Items and Upcoming Events

Jan. 27th — Troop Meeting at St. James, 7PM.  Since the Parish Hall is booked by another group, we will be meeting upstairs.
Jan. 29th — Scout Sunday — See above — we meet at St. James at 9:30 AM.
Feb. 3rd — Troop Meeting at St. James, 7 PM.
Feb. 10th — 198th Court of Honor and Spring Eagle Court of Honor — All parents should attend to see their sons receive ranks advancements, merit badges and other recognition for the hard work they put into Scouting.

Venture Scouts

We have had requests for a co-ed Venture crew for teenagers 14 or older who cannot join Boy Scouts.  If you have another child who would be interested, please email Mr. Joslyn.  More information on the Venture program can be found here.

Yours in Scouting,
Troop 12 Staff

197th Court of Honor

Troop 12 Montclair’s 197th Court of Honor

Camp Glen Gray September 25, 2016

                                 Program

Opening Ceremony – Jack Brandon, Senior Patrol Leader

Welcome – John Hartinger, Troop Committee Chair 

             Troop 12 Participation Recognition

July 4th Parade Float

  • Adults: Mike Brown, Greg Spinelli
  • Scouts: Peter B, Sam J

July 4th Parade Marchers

  • Adults: Greg DeSmith, Carl Joslyn, Greg Spinelli
  • Scouts: Curtis D, Eron E, Sam J, Jackson K, Charles M, Carson

1st Annual Troop 12 Atlantic Fishing Extravaganza Scouts

  • Adults: Julius DeSantis, Greg DeSmith, Pete Devilbiss, Andrew Frazier, Victor Parada
  • Scouts: Patrick C, Michael D, Thomas D, Curtis D Jack D, Andrew F, Jackson K, Charles M, Alex P, Marcos P

Glen Gray Work Day

  • Adults: Mike Brandon, Carl Joslyn, John Hartinger,
  • Scouts: Jack B, Eron E, Arjun N, Armaan N, Jake S

Troop Participation Bronze Award

  • Jackson Kim

Summer Camp

  • Adults: Mike Brandon, Greg DeSmith, Andrew Frazier, John Hartinger, Carl Joslyn, Sean Leong, Rich McCann, Victor Parada, Andrew Russell
  • Scouts: Michael D, Thomas D, Curtis D, Jack D, Eron E, Andrew F, Ben G, Jackson K, Justin L, Charles M, Arjun N, Armaan N, Alex P, Marcos P

Polar Bear Swim

  • Adults: Sean Leong
  • Scouts: Justin L,  Arjun N

NYLT at Camp Turrell

  • Scouts: Jack Brandon, Andrew F, Sam J

Merit Badges

Michael D.
  • Environmental Science
  • Archery
  • Sports
  • Personal Management
  • Citizenship in the Community
  • World Conservation Award
Thomas D.
  • Lifesaving
  • Sports
  • Personal Management
Curtis D.
  • Lifesaving
  • Forestry
  • Rifle Shooting
  • Pulp & Paper
Jack D.
  • Environmental Science
  • Camping, Forestry
  • Rifle Shooting
  • Pulp & Paper
Eron E.
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Camping,
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Rifle Shooting,
  • Insect Study
Andrew F.
  • Kayaking
  • Astronomy
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Rifle Shooting,
  • Personal Management
Ben G.
  • Kayaking, Camping
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Forestry, First Aid
  • Sports
Jackson K.
  • Swimming
  • Leatherwork
  • Sports
  • Environmental Science
  • Nature
  • Geocaching
Justin L.
  • Motor Boating
  • Rifle Shooting
Charles M.
  • Leatherwork
  • Sports
  • Environmental Science
  • Nature
  • Geocaching
Arjun N.
  • Archery
  • Motor Boating
  • Rifle Shooting
Armaan N.
  • Basketry
  • Camping
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Rifle Shooting
  • Personal Management
Alex P.
  • Kayaking
  • Camping
  • Personal Fitness
  • Sports
  • Orienteering
  • Environmental Science
Marcos P.
  • Personal Management
  • BSA Lifeguard

Rank Advancement

Armaan Nischol
  • Life

Upcoming Events

         Popcorn Sale (Replaced by Bulb Sale) – October/November

         Fall Backpack Camping – 10/22-10/26

         Training Conference II/Pioneering Weekend – 11/12-11/13

         Leaf Raking/Fall Service Project – TBD        

         Family Dinner – 1/8/17

         Arctic Challenge/Klondike Derby – 1/14/17

 

 

                                

 

Fall Court of Honor at Glen Gray this Sunday (9/25/2016) morning.

BSA Rank Badges
Boy Scouts Rank Badges up to Eagle

Hello Troop 12,

As you may have heard, we will have our Fall Court of Honor this coming Sunday up at Camp Glen Gray at 11AM, right after the first Training Conference camping trip of the year.

We will hold the Court of Honor in the Dining Hall at the camp, and all parents are encouraged to attend. We will recognize Scout accomplishments and also welcome new Scouts and their families into Troop 12.

A key part of Scouting is for each boy to be recognized in front of the Troop and his family for the hard work he has put into his merit badges, rank advancement, and participation awards. We will serve refreshments and will keep the ceremony on time so that everyone can enjoy their Sunday.

So please make sure to attend and give the Scouts the recognition they deserve for their hard work.

Yours in Scouting,

Carl Joslyn

Scoutmaster
Troop 12 Montclair

Troop 12 Montclair Calendar for the 2016-2017 session

Troop 12 meets most Friday nights @ 7PM
at St. James Episcopal Church
581 Valley Road Montclair
NJ 07043
*
*Please check the calendar for any exceptions

Scoutmaster Carl Joslyn
Scoutmaster Jeff Gaskin
Troop Chair John Hartinger

Please note that this will be a living document, and will be updated as mistakes are found or addendums are added, until the end of the season. If there are any mistakes, conflicts or omissions, please let us know using our contact form below so that we can update it.

DATE EVENT LOCATION
8/27/2016 Glen Gray Work Day Glen Gray
9/1/2016 Committee Meeting 1 St. James
9/8/2016 Recruitment: Mt. Hebron Back To School Night Mt. Hebron
UPDATED:
9/10/2016
Due to the MHS football opener we will move the Staff Roundup to Saturday the 10th at 10am at St. James. St. James
9/14/2016 Recruitment: Mt. Hebron Buzz Aldrin Day Mt. Hebron
9/16/2016 1st Troop Meeting / All Parent’s Meeting St. James
9/20/2016 Recruitment: Renaissance Back To School Night Renaissance
9/23/2016 Recruitment: Troop Meeting and Open House St. James
9/24/2016 TC1 @ Glen Gray Glen Gray
9/25/2016 197th Court of Honor Glen Gray
9/29/2016 Recruitment: Glenfield Back To School Night Glenfield
9/30/2016 Troop Meeting — Start MB1 St. James
10/7/2016 Troop Meeting — MB1 St. James
10/14/2016 Troop Meeting — MB1 St. James
10/21/2016 Troop Meeting — MB1 St. James
10/22/2016 Fall Backpack Overnight – CANCELLED   –
10/28/2016 Troop Meeting — MB1 — Announce Food Drive St. James
10/29/2016 FALL HIKE-ORY – Coppermines Trail to Kittatinny Ridge Old Mine Road, NJ
11/1/2016 Committee Meeting 2 — Food Drive St. James
11/4/2016 Troop Meeting — MB1 — Food Drive St. James
11/11/2016 Troop Meeting — MB1 — Food Drive St. James
11/12/2016 TC2 @ Glen Gray (Cookoff) **Pioneering Weekend Glen Gray
11/18/2016 Troop Meeting — End MB1 — Food Drive Ends Christmas Wreath Sale Ends St. James
12/2/2016 Troop Meeting — Start MB2 St. James
12/9/2016 Troop Meeting — MB2 St. James
12/16/2016 Troop Meeting — MB2 St. James
1/3/2017 Committee Meeting 3 St. James
1/6/2017 Troop Meeting — MB2 St. James
1/8/2017 Family Dinner St. James
1/13/2017 Troop Meeting — MB2 St. James
1/14/2017 Arctic Challenge @ Glen Gray Glen Gray
1/20/2017 Troop Meeting — MB2 St. James
1/27/2017 Troop Meeting — MB2 St. James
1/29/2017 Scout Sunday St. James
2/3/2017 Troop Meeting — MB2 St. James
2/10/2017 198th Court of Honor St. James
2/24/2017 Troop Meeting — End MB2 St. James
2/25/2017 Winter Fun Camp @ Glen Gray Glen Gray
2/28/2017 Committee Meeting 4 St. James
3/3/2017 Troop Meeting — Start MB3 St. James
3/10/2017 Troop Meeting — MB3 St. James
3/17/2017 Troop Meeting — MB3 St. James
3/18/2017 TC3 @ Glen Gray Glen Gray
3/24/2017 Troop Meeting — MB3 St. James
3/31/2017 Troop Meeting — MB3 St. James
4/7/2017 Troop Meeting — MB3 St. James
4/28/2017 Spring Bus Trip TBD
5/2/2017 Committee Meeting 5 St. James
5/5/2017 Troop Meeting — MB3 St. James
5/12/2017 Troop Meeting — MB3 St. James
5/19/2017 Troop Meeting — MB3 Ends St. James
5/20/2017 Spring Camp-o-ree @ Glen Gray Glen Gray
5/21/2017 Drew Schmetterling Project Mt. Hebron Cemetery
5/29/2017 Memorial Day Ceremony TBD
6/2/2017 Troop Meeting St. James
6/9/2017 199th Court of Honor St. James
6/23-25/2017 Glen Gray Centennial Glen Gray
7/9/2017 Summer Troop Encampment Camp Keowa

 

LEGEND
 TC Refers to a Training Conference, followed by a number, this usually refers to a camping trip at Camp Glen Gray in Mahwah, where the boys learn most of their camping skills. These usually involve a single overnight stay. During winter and unexpected inclement weather, the boys will sleep inside our cabin.
 MB  Refers to Merit Badge Sessions, followed by a number, these are held at our regular Friday meetings from 8 – 8:45pm. there are three Merit Badge Sessions in the Troop’s calendar from September 2016 through May 2017.
 Recruitment  Recruitment is essential to the survival of the troop. There are a few key dates around Montclair’s Middle School “back-to-school” events where we can reach a large number of parents with flyer distribution and an explanation of how our troop works. Additional Parent and Scout volunteers (in full Class A uniforms) are always welcomed.

 

If you have questions or comments about the schedule, you can leave us a note In the form below.