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District Election Results
The first portion of the Three Rivers District meeting of February 6 was actually the District Annual Meeting. Results of the election held that night were:
Election for District Chairman: Pat Stamato
Election for District Vice Chair: Eric Makar
Election for District Vice Chair: Mark Wrightington
Recommendation for District Commissioner: Barry Goldman
Also elected for the next year was a slate of District Members-at-Large.
Minutes of the Three Rivers District Annual Meeting
Many topic were discussed in addition to the annual election of officers and member-at-large. Click here for a copy of the minutes:
Scouter of the Year Ken Hesse
Friday February 28, 2014
American Legion Hall
33 West Passaic Street
Rochelle Park, NJ
$35 per person ($40 at the door)
$260 for a table of 8
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Please join us and don't miss the 12th annual
Northeast Region Scout Museum's beefsteak dinner
Honoring Ken Hesse as Three Rivers District "Scouter of the Year"
All you can eat
Ed Quinn, 201-845-7777
Submit Nominations for a District Award of Merit
Winners of the 2014 Klondike Derby
Boy Scout competition winners:
1. Tenafly Troop 25
2. Paramus Troop 138
3. Oradell Troop 16
Boy Scout sled race winners:
1. Paramus Troop 136 *
1. Oradell Troop 36
2. Tenafly Troop 25
3. Weehawken Troop 223
Webelos competition winners:
1. River Edge Pack 96
2. Tenafly Pack 32
3. River Edge Pack 229
Webelos sled race winners:
1. Montvale Pack 334
2. River Edge Pack 95 (1)
3. River Edge Pack 95 (2)
Click below for a complete list of all competing patrols
*Although Paramus Troop 138 had the best time in the sled race, they failed to submit their roster card to the organizers in the time allotted. Thus trophies were instead awarded to the next three fastest: Oradell Troop 36, Tenafly Troop 25, and Weehawken Troop 223.
Cub Scout Leaders Training
POSTPONED (was Feb 18)
New date to be announced
For future reference, below is a copy of the original announcement
Click here for a flyer:
Click here to register:
WHO: CUB SCOUT LEADERS
Tiger Cub Den Leaders & Assistants
Den (Wolf / Bear) Leaders & Assistants
Webelos Leaders & Assistants
Cubmasters/ Assistant Cubmasters
Pack Committee Chairman/ Pack Committee Members
WHAT: Cub Scout Leader Training
"Position Specific Training" (different sessions for each position)
WHEN: Tuesday February 18
6:30pm sign in – 7:00 start – 10:00 finish
WHERE: Wood-Ridge Civic Center
495 Highland Avenue
Wood-Ridge NJ 07075
WHY: "Every Scout Deserves A Trained Leader And Every Leader Deserves To Be Trained"
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Please bring Cub Scout Leader Book. Copies available for purchase by pre-order
You may register by Mail, Fax, Phone or E-mail
Fee: There is a $5 fee to cover handouts. Payment is made at the door.
Please make checks payable to Northern NJ Council Acct# 160
Mail to: Northern NJ Council, 25 Ramapo Valley Road, Oakland, NJ 07436.
Biff Van Kleef 201-280-8313
Joel Lieberman 201-677-1000 x30
Photos from the Scout Week Windows Competition
Click here to see Crew 11 in Carlstadt:
Click here to see Pack 17 in Hasbrouck Heights:
Click here to see Pack 245 in Paramus:
Click here to see Troop 17 in Hasbrouck Heights:
Click here to see Troop 106 in Teaneck:
Order of the Arrow Election Season in Progress
This note from newly-elected Chapter Chief Owen Giannangeli
My name is Owen Giannangeli and I am your 2014 Chapter Chief in the Order of the Arrow. I am contacting you to inform you that the Election season is now open. If your troop is interested in having an Order of the Arrow unit election, please visit www.oalodgeix.org, scroll down, and on the left-hand side of your screen you will see an area for unit elections; click on that and fill in the information that is asked. An OA representative, or myself will contact you following the submission of your information to then schedule a unit election.
If you have any questions about the unit election process, feel free to contact me via email or cell phone.
TRD Chapter Chief
Lenapehoking Lodge IX
Northern New Jersey Council
Camp Cards as a Fund-Raiser
This is a pretty easy money maker. Pick up a stack of cards (no charge) from the Council office and have your Scouts or Cubs sell them to friends and neighbors for $5.00 each. At the end, keep $2.50 for each card sold!
On each card it says, "By purchasing this Coupon Card you are helping Scouts earn their way to camp!"
The plastic card has 20 snap-off coupons, and any one of them will allow the buyer to immediately recoup his $5 investment!.
The program works through the unit, not the Council. The unit leader explains the fund-raiser to his Scouts, gets a head count to estimate sales, then picks up a stack of cards from the Council (no charge). Money from each $5 sale goes into the troop or pack bank account.
At the end of the sale:
1. Give the Council $2.50 for each card sold
2. The troop or pack keeps $2.50 for each card sold
3. Return any unsold cards back to the Council (no charge)
Click here for details:
Scout Ski Weekend at Shawnee Mountain
The best snow condition in years!
Every year Shawnee closes its lifts and trails to the rest of the world and invites just Boy Scout and Girl Scouts to take over the mountain. Everything is steeply discounted: lift tickets, rentals, lessons, and meals.
They also offer opportunities for Snow Sports merit badges and belt loops.
For lodging, they've worked out a deal with the Pocono Environmental Education Center.
Click here for a flyer:
Click here to access their website:
Scout Ski Days at Belleayre (Feb 21,22,23)
Open to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Explorers, Families and Friends
Accommodations also available for overnighters
Belleayre Mountain Ski Center
Highmount, NY (about 2 hours from Mahwah, NJ)
February 21, 22, 23 (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
Lifts operate 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost $32 per person / per day (prior to Feb 18)
Cost $34 after Feb 18
Includes lift ticket and group lesson for any level
Rentals are available:
Skis, boots, poles - $23 per person / per day
Snowboards, boots - $23 per person / per day
Cost is $25 after Feb 18
Cheap overnight accommodations available
Friday night and/or Saturday night
(Cost in addition to above lift tickets and rentals.)
$25 per person / per night
$30 after Feb 18
Stay in local firehouses in Margaretville, NY, about 15 minutes from the mountain.
Bring a sleeping bag and pad, and sleep on the floor.
Cost includes supper and a cold breakfast hosted by a local Scout troop at a nearby church hall.
Motel accommodations also available
Local hotel and other lodging information can be found on the Belleayre Region Lodging and Tourism website:
We recommend the following:
Starlight Motel, Big Indian, NY
Margaretville Motel, Margaretville, NY
West Wind Motel, Fleischmanns, N Y
Register online for Ski Days, rentals and overnight arrangements!
Questions: Mike Wirth
Scout Overnight in a Waterpark
Sahara Sam's Oasis
Indoor and outdoor water park
Saturday-Sunday April 26-27
8:00 PM - 8:00 AM
$60 for swimmers
$30 for spectators and chaperones
535 N. Route 73
West Berlin, NJ 08091
Click here for a flyer with details:
Access to the waterpack until midnight
$3 game card for the arcade
Pizza and salad buffet
Free ticket for a return visit
Beth Twisler, 856-767-7580 x108
PS: Available for Girl Scouts on May 17