After successfully completing his Eagle Board of Review, Justin becomes Troop 12’s 359th Eagle Scout! Many thanks to the Eagle Board, including Troop 12 Board Chairman John Hartinger, Assistant Scout Master Tony Ferrante, and the two fine gentlemen from Lenape Council, Matt Fine and Jerry Graham.
Special thanks to Eagle Scout Coordinator, Marguerite Giustina for facilitating the review.
If you want to learn more about Justin’s Eagle Project, you can read all about it here.
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.
The work for Justin Leong’s Eagle Scout Project was on June 3rd, 2017 at Essex County’s Brookdale Park. This project was to aid the Brookdale Park Conservation Society, by clearing an area in the park to install two planters for a Pine sapling nursery so that they could be properly protected while they matured until they could be transplanted around the park.
Scout Volunteers that showed up to help were:
Adults who helped:
Lori and Sunny Nischol
Sean and Sophia Leong
Who says you can’t have fun while helping your community?
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.
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?
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.
On November 28th, Jack Brandon passed his Eagle Board of Review at Eagle Advisor, Marguerite Giustina’s house. His Board consisted of John Picinich from Lenape Trail District, John Hartinger as Troop Committee Chair, as well as ASM Mike Brown, and former Scout/Eagle parent, Linda Bowers.