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, Keasby, Kenilworth, Linden, Perth Amboy, Port Reading, Rahway, Roselle, Roselle Park, Sewaren, Springfield, Union, Winfield Park, and Woodbridge.
Munsee District would like to welcome our newest pack and troop! Welcome Pack 15 and Troop 15 of Fords!
Munsee District is a Gold level Journey to Excellence district for 2016! Good work!
Munsee District Events 2017 – 2018
District Key 3 – 8/8
Roundtable – 9/5
District Key 3 – 9/13
DOC – 9/19
Roundtable – 10/3
District Key 3 – 10/11
DOC – 10/17
Fall Boy Scout Camporee – 10/20 – 23
Fall Cub-E-Los – 10/27 – 29
Liger Day – 11/4
Roundtable – 11/7
District Key 3 – 11/8
DOC – 11/21
Roundtable – 12/5
District Key 3 – 12/13
DOC – 12/19
Roundtable – 1/2
District Key 3 – 1/10
DOC/ANNUAL MEETING 1/16
Roundtable – 2/6
District Key 3 – 2/14
Klondike Challenge – 2/10
Klondike Challenge Rain Date – 2/17
Cub Shooting Sports MASR – 2/24
Boy Scout Chess Tournament – 2/24
Pinewood Derby – 3/3
Roundtable – 3/6
District Key 3 – 3/14
Roundtable – 4/3
District Key 3 – 4/11
Spring Boy Scout Camporee – 4/27, 28, 29
Roundtable – 5/1
District Key 3 – 5/9
Tradeshow of Scouting – 6/4
Munsee Annual Awards Dinner – 6/5
District Key 3 – 6/13
Spring Cub-E-Los WSR – 6/8, 9, 10
District Key 3 – 8/8
Roundtable – 9/4
District Key 3 – 9/12
DOC – 9/25
Roundtable – 10/1
District Key 3 – 10/10
Fall Cub-E-Los WSR – 10/12, 13, 14
DOC – 10/16
Fall Boy Scout Camporee – MASR – 10/26, 27, 28
Liger Day – 11/3
Roundtable – 11/6
District Key 3 – 11/14
DOC – 11/20
Roundtable – 12/1
District Key 3 – 12/12
DOC – 12/18
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.
To become trained as a Cubmaster, or assistant Cubmaster, or Tiger Cub Den Leader, or Cub Scout Den Leader, or Cub Scout Assistant Den Leader, or Webelos Den Leader, or Webelos Assistant Den Leader, the following courses are required:
Cub Scout Leader Specific
To become trained as a Committee Member, the following courses are required:
Pack Committee Member Specific
For a pack overnighter, at least one adult member must complete BALOO training.
On September 16, 2017 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at Winnebago.
The direct registration link is: http://scoutingevent.com/358-10649
National Youth Leadership Training
NYLT is the only council-wide youth training program that is not designed to be program specific. NYLT is a rigorous youth leadership training program that provides skills for life and is designed to benefit and enhance the leadership teams of Troops and Venture Crews. It is fun, challenging and informative. This is a co-ed course. This year Patriots’ Path Council will offer 3 courses.
Who may attend NYLT?
– Registered Boy Scouts 13 years of age or completed the 7th grade until 18 years of age that have obtained First Class.
– Registered Venture Scouts 14 years of age or completed the 8th grade until 21 years of age.
An NYLT course is set up to represent a month in the life of a typical Scout troop, including mirroring the troop structure by assigning incoming participants to patrols. The first three full days of the course represent the first three weeks of a troop calendar, complete with patrol leaders’ council meetings, troop meetings, patrol meetings, and planning for a big troop event. Participants use the full range of BSA resources for planning and conducting meetings that are interesting, lively, and relevant – a skill they can incorporate with great effect when they return to their home troops. NYLT patrol members put their preparations to the test with a NYLT Outpost Camp symbolizing the big event that culminates a normal troop’s monthly program.
The National Council of the Boy Scouts of America offers an advanced application course, NAYLE, held at Philmont.
June 25 to July 1, 2017 8:00 am to 11:00 am at Winnebago Scout Reservation
August 6 to August 12, 2017 8:00 am to 11:00 am at Winnebago Scout Reservation
November 10-12 and 17-19, 2017 5:30 pm to 3:00 pm at Winnebago Scout Reservation
University of Scouting
December 2, 2017 at Randolph Middle School
What is the University of Scouting?
A day-long training extravaganza – over 150 courses to pick from!
Supplemental Training / Scouting Fellowship / Idea Sharing / FUN! FUN! FUN!
Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training
September 16, 2017 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at Cedar Knolls
November 4, 2017 from 8:00 am-1:00 pm at Pluckemin Presbyterian Church.
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills
Annual Health and Medical Record Parts A & B are required for this course!
October 6-8, 2017 6:00 pm – 2:30 pm Winnebago Scout Reservation
October 20-22, 2017 6:00 pm – 2:30 pm Winnebago Scout Reservation
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
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
ARE YOU READY FOR THE MUNSEE DISTRICT 2018 BOY SCOUT KLONDIKE CHALLENGE?
WHEN? SATURDAY FEBRUARY 10, 2018
FOUL WEATHER DATE: February 17, 2018
Boy Scout Klondike Challenge
WHERE? At the Watchung Reservation Loop and Scout Area.
Required: Each troop must bring 10 canned goods per Scout and 3 BSA trained adults to man events/stations/towns.
Registration from 6:30 am to 8:15 am
Competition from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Lunch from 12:00 to 12:45 pm
Central Area Activities from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Awards Ceremony from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$15.00 per Boy Scouts
Before 1/7/2018 a discount of $5.00 will apply to all Boy Scouts Registrants.
NEW THIS YEAR
- Patrols must check in at Headquarters before 8:00 am. Check in closes at 8:00 am.
- Patrols must be at start line for the starting gun. Attendance will be taken. A 5 point penalty will be assessed for any patrol that is not in attendance at the start.
- Patrols may return to their troop for lunch.
- Score cards must be turned in at Headquarters by 3 pm. A 5 point penalty will be assessed for late turn in.
- Patrols consist of teams of 4 to 8 scouts. If you’d like to participate, but you don’t have enough scouts, you may combine with other troops.
- Patrol names used at online registration WILL BE the patrol names used for the challenge.
Webelos Klondike Derby
All Webelos Scouts and Arrow of Light Scouts are invited to participate in this Webelos Klondike competition. The event will test their skills as a patrol in their ability to show up prepared for the weather conditions and on requirements from five Webelos/Arrow of Light Adventures:
* Event Conditions Preparedness * Building a Better World Adventure * Webelos Walkabout/Outdoorsman Adventure * Cast Iron Chef Adventure * First Responder Adventure *
Location: The Loop Area, Watchung Reservation
Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Inclement Weather Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018
The event schedule is as follows:
- Registration & turn in of canned food donations at the Headquarters building: 8:30 a.m.
- Webelos Klondike Skills Competition: 10:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m.
- Lunch Time: 12:00 p.m. through 1:00 p.m. (Bring a lunch or eat with your troop)
- Awards Ceremony: 1:00 p.m.
- Open time to visit Boy Scout Klondike Challenge Towns: 1:30 through 3:00 p.m.
This is a great opportunity for your Webelos and AOL Scouts to work as a patrol and demonstrate their Scout skills. Patrols should be 4 to 7 Scouts, and a sled is not required. All skill requirements are defined on the “Stations at the Webelos Klondike Event, February 11, 2017” information sheet on the in the packet, and are readily accessible as noted on the sheet. So start preparing the boys now. All are Webelos or Arrow of Light skills/information. They will be expected to know these skills/information as new Scouts once they Bridge over so the event will give them a head start.
Please note the “Event Conditions Preparedness” station on the information sheet. Dressing properly for a day out in the elements is critical. That is why it is a graded station. The two key areas are layering and footwear. Layers can be added or taken off as the weather or activity level changes throughout the day, and the footwear should be waterproof and warm. And don’t forget the hat! The stations will supply all necessary skills materials so boys only need to bring the items listed for this station and they should pack a lunch. And of course they should bring their Scout Spirit. All stations give bonus points for Scout Spirit!!!!!
Please register your patrols on line. Cost of this event is $5.00/Scout and will include an event patch. Your boys will build confidence as Scouts and also have a great time. And to reinforce that “A SCOUT IS KIND & HELPFUL”, each boy will bring 5 cans of food to be donated to local food banks. Helping our less fortunate neighbors is what Scouting is all about. Having Fun Being Kind Being Helpful = One Great Day.
Please volunteer your Pack to help staff one of the four Adventure stations. An event staffer will be at each station to work with the volunteers. The more volunteers, the faster we can run patrols through.
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