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.
The votes are in! After consulting with their units, Senior Patrol Leaders from Munsee District units turned in their votes for the events to be used in the 2019 Munsee District Klondike Challenge. SPLs met with the unit leaders and Klondike Challenge Governor at...read more
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The 2018 Munsee District Klondike Challenge took place February 10th, 2018 at Watchung Reservation. There was no snow in the Klondike this year, but plenty of rain and lots of fun! Over 20 troops registered for the event. Once again food was collected for donation...read more
Munsee District held its 5th annual Chess Tournament in Cranford on February 24th, 2018. The event was well attended. The Munsee District Chess Tournament fulfills one of the Chess Merit Badge requirements. You can see coverage of the event by clicking this...read more
Munsee District Events 2017 – 2018
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
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
2019 Klondike Challenge Events Have Been Announced!
MUNSEE DISTRICT 2018 BOY SCOUT KLONDIKE CHALLENGE RESULTS
1st T-83 Vikings
2nd T-83 CK Knome
3rd T-68 Rebel alliance
4th. T- 75 Eagle and T-145 Wolverines
5th. T-53 Flaming Arrows
6th. T- 56 Panther
7th. T-101 Bently Ghost
8th. T-83 AC Juno
9th. T-145 Rouge
10th. T-53 Frontier Men
11th T-56 Saber Tooth Tiger
12th T-101 Slammed Civics and T-73 Scorpions
13th. T-73- Frozones Vikings
14th T-101 Mustangs
15th. T-68 What
16th T-63 Cobra #2
17th T-04 Hoods in the Wood
18th. T-85 Flying Eagle
19th. T-145 Avengers
20th. T-63 Cobra #1
Best of Sled award went to Troop T-83 CK Knome
The Greenhorn Patrol award went to T-63 Cobra #2
Here’s the Union TV34 coverage of the event: https://vimeo.com/257182669