Category Archives: Summer Camp

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


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





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.

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
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


 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.