Black River District
 
         

              

 

This Black River District website was last updated 4/13/2014

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 

Klondike Scores

Click Here for this year's Klondike Scores

Klondike Scores from the Past

District Dinner

May 21st

Click here to REGISTER

Click here for the flyer

Spring Cub Camporee

May 30th - June 1st, 2014

at Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation, Camp Somers

Click here to REGISTER

Fall Cub Camporee

Oct. 10th to 12th, 2014

Hold the Date

More information will be posted here as the date 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.

2014 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
ALL CUB LEADER TRAINING AVAILABLE ONLINE AT
MYSCOUTING.ORG
 

SILVER BEAVER AWARD

It is never too early to submit your nominations for 2014

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 deadline for submissions for 2014 awards is October 1, 2013

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 25, 2013 Council Annual Meeting.

Stephanie Benfante

Denville

Elizabeth Draper Denville
Gayleann Goedeke Boonton
Charles Hoeckle Scotch Plains
Gene Preston Chester
William Schulz Jr. Berkeley Heights
Chris Sturm Springfield

To see a list of all previous Silver Beaver Award recipients Click here

 


 

2014 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.

 

For information regarding the District Award of Merit click here

The 2014 awardees are:

Elizabeth Barash, Pack 31

Greg Bubniak, Pack 49

Patricia Dannhardt, Troop 50

Who have been recipients

of the

District Award of Merit?

 

Click here to find out

 

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2014 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.

For information regarding the Black River's Best Award click here

2014 awardees are:

 

Robert Chmiel – Den Leader – Pack 47 Jimmy DaSilva – Assistant CM Pack 49
Doug Gabel – Committee Chair Pack 31 Al Green – Scoutmaster Troop 17
Cristina Iacaviello – Advancement Chair Pack 451 Arnold Kline – ASM Troop 160
Tom Lindsay Troop Committee Troop 390 Tom Murphy – Cubmaster Pack 109
Louis A. Palma – Pack Committee/Treasurer Pack 165 Rich Percevault ASM Troop 188
Janel Post – Webelos Den Leader Pack 147  

 

Who have been recipients

of the

Black River's Best Award?

 

Click here to find out

 

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

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

The Next Boy Scout Roundtable -

8:00     Collaborative Opening Ceremony / News & Information Sharing

8:25     Grab your coffee and be seated

 

 

9:00     Announcements / Discussions

9:15     Meeting Concludes

The Boy Scout Roundtable Agenda for 2014 (Click Here)

 

Your Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner
Ronald Redling

 

The Next Cub Scout 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!!!!!!

 

Topics for this year:

Each month at the Cub Scout Roundtable, we cover materials for the following month's National Cub Scout theme, and the suggested Webelos badges.  This gives the participants the information they need for their next month's program.

 

2013 - 14 MONTHLY CUB SCOUT THEMES Reflect the Core Values of Cub Scouting

(Each presented at the previous month's Roundtable so you can use what you learn!):

September = Cooperation

October = Responsibility (theme for the September Roundtable)         

November = Citizenship (October RT)

December = Respect (November RT)

January = Positive Attitude (December RT)

February = Resourcefulness (January RT)

March = Compassion (February RT)

April = Faith (March RT)

May = Health & Fitness (April RT)

June = Perseverance (May RT)

NOTE: These themes are the National BSA Cub Scout themes for this Scouting year, but many of the ideas presented at each Roundtable are "generic" enough for you to use throughout the year, whatever your theme!

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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