The name Munsee can be interpreted as meaning “From the Rocky Place.”
The Delaware referred to the Munsee as the “wolf tribe” of the Lenape. They were considered the most warlike portion of the tribe and assumed leadership in war councils.
In most native cultures, the wolf is considered a medicine being associated with courage, strength, loyalty, and success at hunting.
The Munsee originally occupied the headwaters of the Delaware river in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, extending south to the Lehigh river, and also held the west bank of the Hudson river from the Catskill mountains nearly to the New Jersey line.
The Munsee Indians were close relatives of the Lenape and Naticoke tribes.
These tribes were never united into a single confederacy, but they all considered themselves Delaware Indians. The Delaware tribes traded regularly with all the other New England Indians, especially the Wampanoag and Mohicans, and they often fought with the powerful Iroquois confederacy.
They were prominent in the early history of New York and New Jersey, being among the first tribes of that region to meet the Europeans.
Munsee District serves the communities of: Avenel, Carteret, Clark, Colonia, Cranford, Elizabeth, Fords, Hillside, Hopelawn, Iselin, Keasbey, Kenilworth, Linden, Perth Amboy, Port Reading, Rahway, Roselle, Roselle Park, Sewaren, Springfield, Union, Winfield Park, and Woodbridge.
The DOC Meeting scheduled for Tues March 17 at 7:30 PM will be a Conference Call only, no in-person meeting.
Dial-in number: (973) 532-6522 Participant access code: 35801#
Handouts and reports are available on the Munsee District Site at: https://www.munseebsa.org/doc/2020-03-17
Munsee District Contacts
Will C. Adams
Office #: 973-765-9322 x234
Unit Service / Rev Dev Exec
Office #: 973-765-9322 x263
Office #: 973-765-9322 x257
Office #: 973-765-9322 x228
Get ready for the 2020 Munsee District Klondike Challenge! Registration is OPEN - click here to register! The 2020 Munsee District Klondike Challenge Leader's Guide is also available for download. Did you know that troops that use the Leader's Guide to Be Prepared...
Fun was had at the 2020 Munsee District Klondike Challenge! There was Klondike cold and wind, but sadly, no snow. 25 patrols from 13 units participated. See the results below: 1st T-168 Duct Tape 2nd T-145 Sled 1 3rd T-083 Lizard Wizard 4th. T-83 Atomic Turtles 5th....
Munsee District regular meetings are back in session, please get involved! The District Roundtable is held the first Tuesday of each month at Osceola Church in Clark and the District Operating Committee meets in Cranford on the third Tuesday of every month. More...
If you possess the interest, skills, experience and knowledge to become a Merit Badge Counselor, please reach out to our Merit Badge Dean, Phyllis Depczynski, or Advancement Chair, Peter Glaser. We do have quite a few Merit Badges for which there are no counselors. ...
In order to help you plan your unit activities for the remainder of 2019 and 2020, here is the Munsee District 2019 - 2020 Program Schedule: Date Event Location 10/4/2019 Fall Boy Scout Camporee (Jersey Jam) Waterloo Village 10/25/2019 Fall Cub-E-Los MASR...
During the Klondike we had almost full participation in the food drive and collected close to 1600 food items that were slit between 4 local food pantries. We also collected 299 pairs of socks. All the women's and children's socks went to a shelter in Irvington...
Missed a Munsee Minute Newsletter? You can view the archive using the link below! Don't miss out on any Munsee happenings, news or notifications. Check out the archive by following this link. Sign up for the Munsee District Newsletter by following the link below. ...
Munsee District Meetings
We meet the first Tuesday of the month. (Except June thru August)
Osceola Presbyterian Church
1689 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ 07066
Time: 7:30pm to 9:00pm
A District roundtable is a form of commissioner service and supplemental training for volunteers at the unit level. The objectives of the roundtable are to provide leaders with program ideas, information on policy and events, and training opportunities.
The roundtable is a forum for sharing experiences and enjoying fun and fellowship with other Scout leaders. When skillfully executed, the roundtable experience will inspire, motivate, and enable unit leaders to provide a stronger program for their Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Sea Scouts, Ventures and Explorers
The District Committee meets the third Tuesday of the month. (Except July)
Cranford United Methodist Church
201 Lincoln Avenue East
Cranford, NJ 07016
Time: 7:30pm to 9:00pm
The entire district committee chaired by the district chairman meets on a regularly scheduled date, monthly. The purpose of district meetings is to build momentum, provide group continuity, ensure good coordination, and to make specific assignments to committee members. Major committees of the district are Membership & Relationships, Program, Revenue Development, Nominations & Talent Management, and Communications. The district commissioner reports on the special needs of units and requests the help of operating committees to meet those needs.
District roundtable and committee meetings are open to all.
Munsee District Awards
District Award of Merit
The District Award of Merit is presented to Scouters who render service of outstanding nature to youth in the community, through Scouting and other programs
This is the highest award that a District may present. Only volunteers are eligible for this award. The award is presented annually to a select number of recipients.
The Munsee Knot
The Munsee Knot is a district award presented to any volunteer (registered or not registered) that a unit feels is deserving of recognition based on unit nominations to be recognized as one of the MUNSEE Unit Noteworthy Scouter (award of) Exceptional Excellence recipients
The only requirement for this award is the affection and esteem of their fellow Scouters. The award is a distinctive Munsee version of a Square Knot to be worn on the uniform and a certificate of recognition.
Friends of Scouting
Friends of Scouting (FOS) is the annual fund-raising campaign that the Patriots’ Path Council conducts annually. The money raised is used to offset program costs and to assist the council in providing quality service to the units, volunteers and youth that we serve.
All packs, troops, posts, crews and ships are encouraged to participate in the campaign to give families the opportunity to contribute. Schedule your presentation as a part of your annual calendar and encourage all your unit’s families to participate.
Yearly registration fees go directly to the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The Patriots’ Path Council uses contributions made thru the Friends of Scouting campaign to:
- Support maintenance and growth of camp properties
- Support the Scout Service Center in Cedar Knolls, NJ.
- Organize new Scout Units.
- Support the program and volunteers of existing units.
- Provide communications to units thru electronic, print and social media.
- Provide opportunities for volunteer training.
- Provide units with the resources and support to be successful.
- Criminal background checks of all adults in the scouting program.
To contribute to the Friends of Scouting campaign, please log onto: give.ppcbsa.org/fos
Stay tuned for the 2020 Klondike Challenge!
Check out the blog posts above for Klondike Challenge posts