Category Archives: Parents

Any volunteering opportunities and requests for help will be under the Parents category. We may provide a way to contact other parents through Scoutbook or some other mechanism. We can provide you with a domain email address on request, if you wish to have one to communicate Troop related issues, separate from your personal email address.

Scout Jack Brandon’s Eagle Project at Brookdale Park — Mission Accomplished!

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.

Congratulations to Jack Brandon, our latest Scout to complete his community project for his Eagle Rank! This past Saturday, 9/17/2016 he and his fellow Scouts worked with the Brookdale Park Conservancy to beautify the entrance to Brookdale Park’s Bellevue Avenue entrance.

Brookdale Park Entrance before Jack Brandon's Eagle Project
This is what the Bellevue Avenue Entrance of Brookdale Park looked like before Jack Brandon’s Eagle Project.

Project Participants:

  1. Jack Brandon (Eagle Candidate)
  2. Joe B.
  3. Jake S.
  4. Micheal D.
  5. Thomas D.
  6. Justin L.
  7. Arjun N.
  8. Armaan N.
  9. Eron E.
  10. Jackson K.
  11. Marcos P.
  12. Charles M.
  13. Max F.
  14. Peter B.

The project beautified the ground cover around the entrance signage, and cleared away a lot of the overgrown foliage and canopy around it so that the pathways around that area could get more light.

Pile of trees and limbs on the side of a pathway
Though it’s hard to tell the scale of the effort by this picture, the pile of branches and tree trunks removed for Jack Brandon’s Eagle Project was quite sizeable. (For comparison, look at the benches on the left side of the picture).
Panoramic shot of Brookdale Park Bellevue Avenue entrance from the street
In this shot, you can see the boys clearing up after the project, and how clear the area is right behind the signage, where much of the effort for this project went. (Click on image to see/download a larger version of it.)
Panoramic shot of the Brookdale Park Bellevue Avenue entrance looking from the park to the street
The magic behind the scenes! This is a picture of the Project almost completed, showing most of the equipment used behind the entrance signage, with the boys winding it down and starting to clear up the area. (Click on the image to see/download a larger version of the image).
Boy Scouts finishing Eagle Project outside Brookdale Park's Bellevue Avenue entrance.
Jack watering the new plants they laid down for the project after mulching the area. (Other boys in the back can be seen “supervising”)
Brookdale Park Bellevue Avenue entrance
Here’s the most prominent part of Jack’s project after the completion of his Eagle Project at the Brookdale Park Bellevue Avenue entrance.

Congratulations Jack and great job from you and all your volunteers and Adult Advisors. (Now onto the paperwork!)

~Sean Leong
ASM, Troop 12


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

Troop 12 Montclair

Troop 12 Parents and Scouts Guide 2016/2017

Please find the Troop 12 Parent and Scout Guide 2016-2017 by clicking on this link. Please print out a copy as this covers the basic guidelines of Troop 12.
Montclair Troop 12 badge
It contains information regarding uniforms, camping, merit badges, the 2016/2017 calendar (a live copy of the calendar can always be accessed on this site), and much more useful information that parents AND scouts will need to help make this a successful year.
I look forward to seeing at least one parent at the parent’s meeting tomorrow evening, 7:PM, St. James Church as well as our returning and new scouts.
If you have any questions, please reach out to any of the troop’s leadership. If you are not sure of where to direct your questions, I can assist.
Thank you,
Marguerite Giustina
Assistant Scoutmaster & Eagle Advisor, Troop 12