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
SOMERVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Cub Scout Breakout:
Scouts BSA Breakout
Raritan Valley District Calendar 2018 – Click Link to Access
Please check back as more Community Service Opportunities are posted.
Raritan Valley Community Service Chairperson
908-904-4498 home 908-963-6310 cell
Training Committee looking for BALOOTrainers
On the weekend of October 12th RV and Munsee Districts will be holding a joint BALOO training event at camp Winnebego. BALOO is the Cub Scout leader training required for any Cub Scout den or pack outdoor event, including pack camping overnighters and Webelos den overnighters. We need leaders from RV District to step up and assist in presenting the course. We will be at camp from Friday night Oct. 11 to Sunday morning Oct. 13.
The training is described in:
If you have camping experience and want to pass it on to new Webelos or Cub Scout leaders, please contact RV Training chairman Tom Mitchell at [email protected]
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!