RAMAPO VALLEY DISTRICT

Northern New Jersey Council, BSA

Cheerfully Serving Allendale, Bloomingdale, Clifton, Franklin Lakes, Glen Rock, Hawthorne, Hewitt, Ho-Ho-Kus, Little Falls, Mahwah, 

Midland Park, North Haledon, Oakland, Passaic, Paterson, Pompton Lakes, Prospect Park, Ramsey, Ridgewood,  Ringwood,

Totowa, Upper Greenwood Lake, Upper Saddle River, Waldwick, Wanaque, Wayne, West Milford, Woodland Park, Wyckoff


Key District Contacts

PROFESSIONAL STAFF

Daniela Rios,  District Director      Email: daniela.rios@scouting.org  Phone:201-677-1000, x23 (Office)

Michael Sadowski, District Executive

Email: Michael.sadowski@scouting.org

Phone: 201-677-1000, x41 (Office)

 
DISTRICT VOLUNTEER STAFF
 
District Chair
Bruce Kuipers
Email: Kuipers @jda-inc.com
 
District Vice Chair
Craig Gazano
Email: cgazzano28 @hotmail.com
 
District Commissioner
John Brain
 
 
Family FOS
Ian Taylor
 
Vice Chair of Membership
Marissa Sikder
 
District Advancement Chair
Bob Migliorino
 
District Activities Chair
Ed Keane
 
Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner
Bill Langner
 
Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner
&
Religious Committee Chair
Stacey Butler
 
District Training Chair
Betsy Person
 
District Camping Chair
David Bock
 
District Communications Chair
Ryan W. Burke

 

Ramapo Valley District Scouting for Food

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Each day, families in our area struggle to put food on the table.  Parents skip meals so their children can eat; seniors must choose between buying groceries or the medication they need; children go to bed hungry.   We need your help to assist these families in our communities.  We are asking every Pack, Troop and Crew in our District to participate in this year’s Scouting for Food Service Project.

Scouting for Food is BSA’s annual food drive.  As a District, we coordinate this large effort, however, your Unit may choose to participate more often.  Through a generous donation from Shop Rite (the Wakefern Corporation), printed plastic supermarket bags are available for each unit. Bags and instruction sheets are available now from the NNJC office. Each Scout should visit 10 homes in their community and distribute bags to their neighbors on or about March 2nd. The Scout should then return on March 9th to collect the food bags. Scouts should be in uniform and use the buddy system when visiting homes.  Recommended food items are printed on the bag, along with instructions for the recipient.

All bags must be picked up on Saturday, March 9th after 9:00am.  Collected items may be delivered between 9am-4pm to the Bergen Police and Fire Academy, 281 Campgaw Road in Mahwah.  The Center for Food Action will pick up the food and distribute it to needy families in our area.  All Units are welcome to help sort and repack food at the Academy that day.

The needs in our area are great, especially now, we hope you will participate. 

If you have any questions, email Lisa Dell Antonia, Ldellantonia@yahoo.com

Food pantry shelves are critically low now.  Please help us assist those in need. 

 

Do A Good Turn Daily

Do your part to help our neighbors in need by participating in the annual Scouting For Food Drive.  Each month, NJ food pantries provide assistance to over 500,000 families.  Do your part to stomp out hunger.

Click Here for Instructions


 

March Roundtable

 

 

So does your unit have a vision?  Have you ever thought about where your unit will be next year, or in 5 years or even 40 years from now?  A vision is a picture of where you want to be. When you can see your destination—when you can envision it—you can take the steps to reach it.  Tonight our District Commissioner, John Brain, will discuss how a unit can create their own vision and how to implement it with their units program.

Have you ever tried salad?  Do you find ducks unremarkable? Do you know how to make strawberry pumpkin pie?  And before you answer- have you heard about Cub Scouts??   Recruitment is hard, mostly because it's difficult for a lot of us to ask others to make large commitments. Without recruitment, though, our packs can die down and it can get harder to keep up our programs!  Next Tuesday, we're joined by friendly neighborhood unit commissioner and certified Travel Agent for Guilt Trips, Geoff Garlick, to help talk us through the science...or art...of recruiting cubs AND leaders to help your pack stay fresh and exciting!

Scoutmaster Conferences – We’ve heard the term, we think we know what it is, but are we right?  Maybe you attended one or two (or a lot) as a scout.  Maybe you’ve held them with your scouts through the years.  But what is a Scoutmaster Conference?  Are we using them the right way?  Is there a wrong way?  Are they really effective or just a step along the way to the next rank?  When are they held?  Who knows…?  At the February Roundtable, Bill Langner will review what a SMC is and how they can be used to help the scouts and the Scoutmaster himself.

If you wish to ask something specific we can help you with, please email our District Commissioner at rvd.commissioner@gmail.com

 

 

               Bill Langner                                                         Stacey Butler

           Scout Roundtable Commissioner                          Cub Roundtable Commissioner


CANNONBALL HISTORIC TRAIL MEDAL

   

CLICK ON THE MEDAL FOR MORE INFORMATION!



        Ramapo Valley District           

Pinewood Derby Finals

Willowbrook Mall – Bloomingdale’s Courtyard

1400 Willowbrook Mall, Wayne, NJ  07470

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Send your #1 Racers from each rank (1 only from each rank)
to the District Pinewood Derby Finals!
This year: Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Bears, Webelos I, & Webelos II
 
                                   District Derby Registration:
Online only. Registration closes April 19, 2019.
Cost is $50 per Pack. Individual scout registrations not accepted.
 
                          Check-in:
 Cars must be checked in prior to race day (no exceptions) at:
 The Oakland Service Center, 25 Ramapo Valley Road in Oakland.
                        Tuesday April 16th from 5:30 - 9:00pm
                        Thursday April 25th from 5:30 - 9:00pm
 
Race Day Schedule
10:00-10:45        Lion Scouts
11:00-11:45        Tiger Scouts
12:00-12:45        Wolf Scouts
1:00-1:45            Bear Scouts
         2:00-2:45            Webelos I Scouts
          3:00-3:45            Webelos II Scouts
                       3:45-4:00            RVD Scout Grand Final –
                                                           1st Place winner from each rank

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 
Calling All Units!
 
 
Do you have great pictures of Scouting in action?
 
Please email them to RyanBurkeW@gmail.com
 
We want to see and hear all about the exciting things happening in your Pack, Troop and Crew.  Send us your best 3-5 pictures of each event and always include who, what, where and when.
 
Note: Photos may be used be the Ramapo Valley District & NNJC for both internal & external promotional materials.
 
Feel free to tag us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!
 


District Journey to Excellence Awards

2017 - Silver

2016 - Gold

2015 - Silver

          

 
 
Scout Shop
Phone: 201.651.9743

Scout Shop Hours:
9am - 6pm (Mon., Wed., Thurs.)
9am - 8pm (Tues.)
9am - 5pm (Fri.)
9am - 2pm (Sat.)
Closed Sundays
25 Ramapo Valley Rd., Oakland N.J. 07436 | 201-677-1000  |  HOURS: MON - FRI 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM