Raritan Valley District
Welcome to the Raritan Valley District Website, serving the communities of: Bound Brook, Bradley Gardens, Branchburg, Bridgewater, Dunellen, Edison, Finderne, Flagtown, Franklin, Franklin Park, Green Brook, Griggstown, Highland Park, Hillsborough, Lamington, Manville, Martinsville, Metuchen, Middlesex, New Brunswick, Neshanic, Neshanic Station, North Branch, Piscataway, Plainfield, Pluckemin, Raritan, Somerset, Somerville, South Bound Brook, South Branch, and South Plainfield.
Raritan Valley Event Registrations and News:
- Roundtable Information & Upcoming Events
- Cub Scout News
- Health & Safety
- Community Service
- Training News
- Alumni News
- Eagle Project Requests
- Raritan Valley Photo Links
DECEMBER 18, 2019
JOHN ADAMS MIDDLE SCHOOL
1081 New Dover Rd, Edison, NJ 08820
7 p.m. – Commissioners Meeting
7 p.m. – Klondike Meeting
7 p.m. – Camporee Meeting
Council Key 3 Open Discussion
8 p.m. – Breakout
Cub Scouts/Scouts BSA
Announcements & Upcoming Events
Additional Rechartering drop-off locations:
- Saturday, December 14, 8-1:00 pm, Somerset County Emergency Services Tr. Academy, 402 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough – Will (combined with Raritan Valley First Aid Meet)
- Sunday, December 15, 1:30-2:30 pm, Broadway Diner, 550 River Road, Summit – Ken
- Monday, December 16, 6-9pm, Westfield Library, 550 E. Broad Street – Javier
- Tuesday, December 17, 5:30-7 pm, Rockin Joes, 900 Green Lane, Union – Jeff
- Wednesday, December 17, 7:30 pm, Munsee DOC, United Methodist Church, 201 Lincoln Ave E, Cranford – Staff
- Tuesday, December 17, 6-9 pm, Bovella’s Bakery Café, 1085 US 22, Mountainside – Javier
- Wednesday, December 18, 5:30-7 pm, Panera Bread, 1551 US 1 South Edison – Jeff
- Wednesday, December 18, 7:30 pm, Watchung Mountain DOC, Scotch Plains Baptist Church
- Wednesday, December 18, 6-7:00 pm, 1967 Route 22 W., Scotch Plains – Art
- Thursday, December 19, 6-7:30 pm, Starbucks, 120 Cedar Grove Lane, Somerset (Cedar Grove Center) – Javier
- Thursday, December 19, 7:30 pm, Watchung Mountain Commissioner’s, Scotch Plains Baptist Church – Staff
- Friday, December 20, 5:30-8 pm, Texas Weiner’s, 1355 Bound Brook Road, Middlesex – Will
- Friday, December 20, 5:30-7 pm, Metuchen Diner, 338 Lake Avenue, Metuchen – Javier
Raritan Valley District Calendar 2018 – Click Link to Access
Toy Drive for 2019
You can collect new & unwrapped toys and donate to an organization of your choice or drop off toys at the following locations where they will be donated to the U.S.M.C’s Toys for Tots Program. If your Unit collects and would like to arrange a drop off other than what is listed below please reach out to me. Linda Cummings, [email protected]
Council collection locations:
University of Scouting, Saturday, December 7, Randolph Middle School
Council Service Center lobby in Cedar Knolls through December 11
Mountainside Scout Shop through December 11
Please remember that all Community Service hours need to be reported by Dec. 31, 2019
Raritan Valley Community Service Chairperson
908-904-4498 home 908-963-6310 cell
PLEASE MAKE SURE TO REGISTER FOR ALL TRAININGS
For trainings see the Council Calendar
June 22-23, Friday-Sunday: Alumni Getaway in historic Stockbridge, MA and Hudson Valley, NY
In Stockbridge activities to choose from include Norman Rockwell Museum, Berkshire Botanical Gardens, Naumkeag House & Gardens, Shopping, Merwin House and more. Trips includes stops at the Vanderbilt Mansion and Franklin D. Roosevelt’s home at Hyde Park.
Check back for more details.
Attendees: All Alumni, Family & Friends. Dress: Casual. Fee: single; per person double. Must pay and register in advance.
July 26-28: 2019 World Jamboree Weekend Trip, Friday-Sunday
Attendees: All Alumni, Family & Friends. Dress: Casual. Fee: Must pay and register in advance.
September 12-15 A Martha’s Vineyard Getaway and 2019 Council Retreat
Includes three nights at the luxurious Harbor View Resort, bus and ferry transportation and dinner Friday and Saturday nights. Explore Martha’s Vineyard on your own; suggestions include Farm Neck Golf Club, lighthouse tours, biking trails, fishing, shopping, dining and more. Orientation Meeting: March 10, 2019 Check back for more details..
Attendees: All Alumni, Family & Friends. Dress: Casual. Fee: TBD. Must pay and register in advance.
The following is a listing of requested Eagle Projects
POSSIBLE SCOUT PROJECTS FOR SOMERSET COUNTY PARK COMMISSION
Geoffrey D. Soriano, Interim Secretary-Director, Somerset County Park Commission
P.O. Box 5327, North Branch, New Jersey 08876
Environmental Education Center (Bernards Township)
The EEC currently has 5 Scout projects in progress with two projects that were recently completed. Possible additional project at the EEC include the following:
-Build and install a Kiosk at Fisherman’s Parking to post information
-Create an outdoor classroom near Lily Pad Pond
-Rebuild the Lily Pad Pond dock
-Build and install a dock for Esox Pond
Lord Sterling Stable (Bernards Township)
We started to build a sensory trail for the therapeutic riders at the Stable, but what was completed and under construction was totally destroyed by Super Storm Sandy. We haven’t done anything with the project since.
We have identified a new location to build a trail – but funding is our first major hurdle. If multiple Scouts were to each take a phase, I think it would be a great, financially feasible project. However, the second hurdle is that the new trail will be located just to the north of one of our pastures, and this pasture is on the list to hopefully get new fencing.
Once the fencing is done then this will become an active project for us and hopefully one that multiple Scouts would like to undertake.
Colonial Park (Franklin Township)
At Colonial Park, we have 18 majestic Northern Red Oak trees (NJ State tree) growing along the north west section of Colonial Drive behind the tennis center. The trees would greatly benefit from the installation of mulch rings to protect the tree trunk and root flare from mechanical damage from mowers. A tree tender task force with one staff member from Horticulture Department, one staff member from Colonial Park Maintenance Department could coordinate
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The Professional Team
Art Lobdell, Field Director
(973) 765-9322 x228
Javier Juarez, Membership Executive
Charlean Mahon, Unit Service Executive
Will Adams, Program Executive
Jeff Miller, Finance Executive
Cub Scout and Scouts BSA Roundtables are held at 7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month at the Somerville Middle School: 51 West Cliff Street, Somerville, NJ 08876. Alternate locations will be added when needed.
June 1 – Tradeshow of Scouting
Many Thanks to All Our Scouts & Volunteers!