Black River District
 
         

              

 

This Black River District website was last updated 3/30/2015

BLACK RIVER DISTRICT

 

The Black River District serves the communities of: Basking Ridge, Bedminster, Bernardsville, Brookside, Budd Lake, Chester, Denville, Dover, Far Hills, Flanders, Gladstone, Jefferson Township, Long Valley, Liberty Corner, Mendham, Mine Hill, Mt. Arlington, Mt. Olive, Peapack, Randolph, Rockaway Township, Rockaway (Borough), Roxbury, and Wharton.

 

Do you have questions or need information?

Contact Marc Maratea, Black River District Executive

(973) 765-9322, ext. 240

or marc.maratea@scouting.org

Check what's happening on   The Black River District Calendar 

District Operating Committee Organization Chart

Cub Hub

and

10 Things Den Leaders Should Know About New Cub Scouts Program

Program Updates

Announcement

The due dates for nominations for

District Award of Merit

and

Black River's Best

Have been extended to APRIL 7th

Click here for more info

Come to our Roundtables (click here)

April Roundtables will be held in the

Randolph Middle School Cafeteria and Auditorium

Randolph Middle School

507 Millbrook Avenue

Randolph, NJ

Black River Fellowship and Recognition Dinner

Come out and celebrate all the hard work of the dedicated people in our district as we present
The Black River District Award of Merit
and
The Black River Best Awards
Save the Date !!!       Mark your calendar !!!
More information and registration will be available here as the date gets closer
Wednesday, May 20th at 6:30 pm
The Zeris Inn, Route 46, Mountain Lakes
SPOUSES ENCOURAGED AND WELCOMED
Business Casual attire

Register Here

Spring Cub Family Camporee

May 29 - 31

Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation

Save the Date

More info will become available as the event gets closer

Tradeshow of Scouting

June 1st

The Birchwood Manor
111 N. Jefferson Road
Whippany, NJ

Click Here for Information

2015 Liberty Jamboree

Patriots' Path Council, BSA

October 2 - 4

Liberty State Park

Click here for Information and to Register

Fall Cub Family Camporee

Oct. 9 - 11

Winnebago Scout Reservation

Save the Date

More info will become available as the event gets closer

University of Scouting

December 5th

Randolph Middle School

Save the Date

More info will become available as the event gets closer

"Scouting's Journey to Excellence"

“Scouting’s Journey to Excellence” is the BSA’s new council performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of our units, districts, and councils.  It is replacing the Centennial Quality Awards Program as a means of encouraging excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA.

Training Opportunities

For information on training opportunities visit: http://www.training.ppbsa.org/
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DISTRICT ROUNDTABLES
at 8PM

REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH

Eyland & Unneberg Avenues in Succasunna

 

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YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING
AND
TRAINING AVAILABLE ONLINE AT
MYSCOUTING.ORG
 

SILVER BEAVER AWARD

It is never too early to submit your nominations for 2015

Oct. 1 is the deadline for nominations for the Silver Beaver Award.  Please take the effort to nominate a most worthy volunteer.

Please note that anyone who has been nominated in the past and did not receive the award must be re-submitted.

CLICK HERE FOR THE NOMINATION FORM: PDF Version OR Word Version 

The Silver Beaver Award is for distinguished and outstanding service to the youth of the Patriots’ Path Council.  It is the highest award the Patriots’ Path Council presents.

The Patriots’ Path Council is pleased to announce the following Scouters who were presented the Silver Beaver award at the February 24, 2014 Council Annual Meeting.

Robert Beaman

Madison

Mary Lynne Capen Rockaway
Archer Jones Flanders
James Kelly Byram
James Maguire Long Valley
Laura Tirpack Sparta

 


 

Black River District Award of Merit:

The District Award of Merit is a National BSA Award.  Awardees are determined by the District Higher Awards Committee from a list of individuals who are nominated by their fellow scouters.  These are people considered to be outstanding and who “go above and beyond” for the Unit, District and Community.

District Award of Merit Flyer

District Award of Merit Nomination Form (PDF)

District Award of Merit Nomination Form (DOC)

The deadline for submitting nominations is now April 7th

Who have been recipients

of the

District Award of Merit?

 

Click here to find out

 

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Black River’s Best Award:

They are the folks who make Scouting happen and EVERY pack and troop has at least one. They are the volunteers who always give 150% to make every outing and activity a resounding success.

Black River's Best Selection Form
Must be received by April 7th

For the award information flyer and to find out who have been recipients

of the

Black River's Best Award

 

Click here

 

Cub Scout and Boy Scout Roundtables

are normally held at 8PM on the first Tuesday of every month

at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Succasunna

 

April Roundtables will be held in the Randolph Middle School Cafeteria and Auditorium

Randolph Middle School

507 Millbrook Avenue

Randolph, NJ

 

FUN, FELLOWSHIP AND LEARNING AS TO HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR PACK or TROOP PROGRAM AND PARTICIPATION

The Next Boy Scout Roundtable -

 7:45     Collaborative Opening Ceremony / News & Information Sharing

 8:30     Grab your coffee and be seated

 8:30     Program -

Program – STEM                                                                                                                                                                                              The subject for the March program is ‘STEM-Nova.  Patriots' Path Council has begun local implementation of BSA’s STEM Nova program. "STEM" is a rather universal acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.  Across America various STEM initiatives focus on enhancing STEM education and improving our youth’s competitiveness in areas that are projected to have both employment and interesting challenges that benefit the nation.


STEM is part of an initiative the Boy Scouts of America has taken on to encourage the natural curiosity of youth members and their sense of wonder about these fields through existing programs.  From archery to welding, Scouts can't help but enjoy the wide range of STEM-related activities.  To support this initiative, the BSA developed the Nova Awards program so that youth members have fun and receive recognition for their efforts.
 

Geoff Zoeller will be the presenter

 

 See you there!

Your Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner
Ronald Redling


The Next Cub Sc
out Leaders' Roundtable -
 

 

The Cub Scout Leaders' Roundtable is for ALL Cub Scout Leaders: Cubmasters, Committee Chairmen & Members, Den Leaders of Tigers, Wolves, Bears, Webelos, Den Chiefs, and all Assistants for any position!


The Roundtable will be from 8:00 until 9:30.  [Please come early...by 7:45...so you can participate in the pre-meeting activity, hang out with your Roundtable friends, HAVE EVEN MORE FUN...AND so we can start on time!]

 

Bring something with your Den or Pack in the Spotlight and EARN AN EXTRA BEAD!

 

 

PLEASE REMEMBER TO TURN IN ANY AND ALL APPLICATIONS RIGHT AWAY.

WITHOUT TURNING THEM IN YOU CANNOT RECORD THE BOYS ADVANCEMENT

ALSO THEY ARE NOT INSURED!!!!!!

 

AND AS ALWAYS.......

- Just coming to Roundtable earns you the ATTENDANCE BEAD!

- Bringing a friend who's never been to Roundtable before, earns you the coveted gold-flecked BUDDY BEAD!

- First time attendees get the special red-flecked FIRST-TIMER BEAD!

- Tell us about your use of Roundtable Learnings with your Den or Pack and earn the highly-prized ALPHABET BEAD!
- AND......If any of that white stuff falls from the sky....there's the extremely rare (well maybe not this year) SNOW BEAD to look forward to!

- REMEMBER, the Pack with the largest attendance at each Roundtable gets to have GARFIELD to entertain until the next Roundtable!!

 

Cub Roundtable Commissioner, Mary Ruth Lareau

SEE YOU AT THE ROUNDTABLE!!

Some Helpful Information

Would you like to have this website link to your unit's website?

Find out how by clicking here & find out who's already linked.

Congratulations to Troop 236 of Long Valley on a great website recently added!
(click on the link above to see it and others)

PLEASE NOTE

The materials on this web site are provided for information purposes only.  This web site provides links to other Internet sites that may be of interest or helpful to you, but the Patriot's Path Council, BSA is not responsible for the content of any such Internet sites.  This site is maintained by volunteer Scouts.  Although it contains useful information on local Scouting programs, it is not an official BSA web site.  The information provided here has not been approved by the Patriot's Path Council or the Boy Scouts of America and is not an endorsement of any products or advice that may appear in a link to another website.

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