The 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.
CUB SCOUT ROUNDTABLES (CLICK HERE)
ALL CUB SCOUT ROUNDTABLES WILL BE VIA ZOOM (ON THE INTERNET) MEETINGS FROM HOME UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Refer to the District Calendar above for the dates of the Roundtables
March Cub Scout Roundtable
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Instructions on how to participate are below
Handouts are below
Hi Black River Cub Scout Leaders!
Join your fellow Scout Leaders at our VIRTUAL Black River Roundtable on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 7:25pm, featuring “Cubs in the Future” and some HOT discussion topics!
Please forward this to all leaders and potential leaders in your Pack and other Packs, too!
Instructions on how to participate………
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Electronic copies of all handouts, will be sent out by Monday. Please make copies to use during the Roundtable.
What will we do at the March Roundtable?
A) From 7:25-7:30, we’ll have “check-in” time, so we can keep attendance.
B) At 7:30, we’ll have our joint Opening Ceremony with the Scouts BSA leaders, followed by some important announcements to bring us up to speed on what’s happening in the Black River District, Patriots’ Path Council, and beyond.
C) At 7:55 we’ll be heading into our Cub Scout leader breakout to discuss our own topics of interest. We’ll be done by 9:00.
- This month, we’ll feature materials to use at your April Den and Pack Meetings (ceremonies, games, crafts, songs, skits, activities) related to the 2nd Point of the Scout Law – “A Scout is Loyal” and to the fun Theme “Cubs in the Future.” BRING OR WEAR SOMETHING ABOUT THE FUTURE TO ADD TO THE FUN!!
- Training/Discussion Topics will include:
- Summertime Pack Award – It’s not too early to plan for this now!
- Ranking-Up Ceremonies
- Webelos-to-Scout Transition
- What Packs and Dens have been doing to keep the FUN going! [YOUR IDEAS TO SHARE ARE WELCOME, AS ALWAYS!!]
- Any other topic you wish to bring up!
We look forward to seeing you next Tuesday, 3/2/21!!
Your friendly Roundtable Commissioners: Mary Ruth, Beth, Krista, Pete, and Russ
PACK MEETING THEMES 2020-2021: The following Scout Law Points and Pack Meeting Themes will be used at the upcoming Black River Cub Leaders’ Roundtables to help you plan the rest of your 2020-21 Scouting Year:
- March RT for April Meetings: Loyal – “Cubs in the Future”
- April RT for May Meetings: Friendly – “Treasure Hunters”
- May RT for June Meetings: Obedient – “Wheel Into Summer”
Basic Pack Meeting Plans for these (and two additional themes for each point of the Scout Law) may be found at –
Contact Roundtable Commissioner Mary Ruth Lareau at [email protected] or 973-479-8755.
Attached are the handouts for tomorrow’s Roundtable. Please make copies of any you may need during the meeting. If you want to follow along and make and fly the craft, make sure you have the materials listed in “Make a Straw Rocket!”
Don’t forget to bring or wear something about the future to add to the FUN!
Spring Cub Family Camporee Activity Day
Hello Pack Leaders,
Good news! Our district will be running the spring Cub Family Camporee Activity Day this year on Saturday, May 1, at Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation, Camp Somers.
Due to continuing COVID-19 restrictions, this will be a day only event open to all packs.
Registration will open soon.
Please begin to rally and excite your pack families to attend a fun filled Cub activity day at camp. As always, this event will be open to the entire family😊.
As soon as registration opens, I will send the link to you to register your pack, along with additional, updated details. Cost will be $15 per person for the day for all program activities.
Individual families will have the option of camping overnight at no additional cost , separate from the event.
Feel free to contact me should you have any initial questions.
Take advantage of this great opportunity to get your pack’s Scouts and families away from the computer screens and into the great outdoors at one of our own camps.
We look forward to seeing you at Camp Somers on May 1.
Yours in Scouting,
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Handicapped Accessibility Statement
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Patriots’ Path Council, Boy Scouts of America will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities at its meetings. Please contact Marc Maratea, Unit Service Executive, Office: 973-765-9322 x 240, Cell: 973-900-0919 or firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
I understand that by attending programs sponsored by the Patriots’ Path Council, Boy Scouts of America, I consent to the use of photographs, film, videotapes, electronic representations and or sound recordings made of me and my family during that time by the Boy Scouts of America, at their discretion, and I hereby release the Boy Scouts of America from any and all liability from such use and publication.
Phone: (973) 765-9322
Fax: (973) 267-3406
District Professional Staff:
(973) 765-9322, ext. 240
District Committee Chair
Scouts BSA – Dave LaFontaine
Cub Scouts – Mary Ruth Lareau
Roundtable Dates Can Be Found On the District Calendar Above
ALL ROUNDTABLES WILL BE VIA ZOOM (ON THE INTERNET) MEETINGS FROM HOME UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Marc Maratea will email meeting sign in details to units.
Commissioners meeting preceding roundtable at 6:30 PM.
Cub Scout and Scouts BSA Roundtables are normally held at 7:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 203 Eyland Ave., Succasunna, N.J.
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- Black River District Award of Merit Past Recipients
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- BR Best Nomination Form
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