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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, Princeton, Raritan, Somerset, Somerville, South Bound Brook, South Branch, and South Plainfield.

Raritan Valley Event Registrations and News:

Congratulations to

The Raritan Valley District Award Winners!


District Award of Merit

Hamilton Slye

Wayne Tatum

Ron Catlin “ Cub Scouter” Award

William Henryk

George Kosta “ Boy Scouter” Award

Joni Jaglowski

John Schaub F.T.D. Award

Christopher Struben

John Denninger Award

Raquel Roben

Mary Tomchuck Award

Karen Gough

Boy Scout of the Year

William Murray

Jeffrey Uy

Cub Scout of the Year

Om Purani

Unit Hero Awards

Eric Dabulis

Bill Hartley

Nancy Korsun

Margaret Marcinko

Richard Moore

Registration Link


Journey To Excellence Information

Raritan Valley District Calendar 2018 – Click Link to Access





BSA Guide to Safe Scouting (a must read for all adult leaders to learn what activities are permitted or not permitted, as well as to learn safe operating procedures for a number of activities) at

In the continuing effort to protect participants in Scout activity, the BSA National Health and Safety Committee has developed 16 points that embody good judgment and common sense for all activities. Go to to learn more about the Sweet 16 of Scout Safety.

The national BSA Scouting Safety website can be found at

BSA Safety Thoughts @

BSA On-line training modules (Safe Swim Defense, Safety Afloat, Climbing Safely, Hazardous Weather, Trek Safely, etc.) can be completed online at

On-line health, safety and risk management on scouting official site at

Scouting Safety Begins with Leadership BSA video (an informative video highlighting the hazards of driving, swimming and boating, hiking, and climbing) at

BSA Health and Safety Training Course Syllabus can be found at

“Managing Risk” from Chapter 6 of the Boy Scout Fieldbook can be found available online at


Millions of children and adults in the United States have been diagnosed with specific food allergies that can be life-threatening. Initial food allergy reactions can occur at any time, even in previously undiagnosed individuals. The Health and Safety team has become aware of these risks and has developed food allergy prevention guidelines that can be useful in helping people with food allergies be prepared at all types of Scouting events.

The guidelines include information for Scouts and their families, adult leaders, and camps to plan ahead for many types of events and trips. Although the document is not intended to be all-inclusive, it does identify many common experiences and is meant to begin a dialogue regarding food allergy prevention.

The guidelines for managing food allergies can be found at:

The document also links to several reputable websites that will educate and inform you about food allergy prevention.


Never text and drive and do everything you can to convince your driving-age Scouts to do the same.Take the pledge at not to text and drive and put that promise into action by:

  • Store your phone in the glove box or trunk.
  • Use “X” or #X as a signal that you’re driving. By ending a text conversation with the letter ―X‖ or tweeting with #X, you’ve just told your friends and family that it’s time to stop messaging and start driving. Train them to know that signal.
  • Give your phone to someone else. If you’re driving with others, let them keep you focused on the road.
  • Put your phone on Do Not Disturb and face down in the passenger seat so you won’t see the screen.
  • Draw X’s on your thumbs as a visual reminder to stop typing and start driving.
  • Let technology help keep you honest. Use an app that blocks texting while driving and let others know you’re on the road.



For trainings see the Council Calendar








The following is a listing of requested Eagle Projects

Contact: Audrey Hertzberg, CTRS, Life Enrichment Director, ABINGDON CARE & REHABILITATION CENTER

303 Rock Avenue, Green Brook, NJ 08812  732-968-5500 Ext. 45216
  1. A  4 x 6 foot table that is wheelchair height (36”) so that we could build a slot car race track on it.  I have a Hobby Shop near me and identified the track that I want, but I need an appropriate space to build it on.
  2. Recreate a gardening area on our back patio.  In addition to disassembling the current raised garden beds, where the wood is rotting, I want to have it raked out and have wheelchair height garden boxes built along the patio area, which would be more functional.

Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage, 71 Somerset Street, Somerville, NJ 08876  908-725-1015

Contact: Hillary Murtha, Ph.D   e-mail:  [email protected]


The curator, who recently left, designed a Colonial garden space behind the 1751 Old Dutch Parsonage historic site; unfortunately, it was a very ambitious project that never reached its potential. The space is now seriously overgrown with weeds, and a handful of saplings are springing up, too. Would need to have someone dig out the saplings before they mature further. Eventually the entire space needs to be cleared, but I think this would require repeated efforts. I’d love to hear if there is a scout troop, or more than one scout troop, interested in taking the project on (that is, just clearing the space, not actually planting or maintaining the garden). Besides the garden area, there is a very small graveyard on the site (only about 6′ square, at a guess) that also needs clearing. I can provide an educational element to any scout project by explaining the features of colonial gardens, and why this one is designed to look the way it does (minus wild undergrowth!)


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Hazardous Weather Training

Effective April 30, 2018 new direct contact leaders must complete Hazardous Weather Training to be considered position trained. And here is one story about why this is so important. Imagine as a leader with a group of excited Scouts you arrive at a council camp for a...

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RV District Health & Safety Resources

The Raritan Valley District Health and Safety committee is here to assist unit leaders with resources to allow them to offer safe and healthy environment for their members.  See our website and select Health & Safety...

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Contact Us


Hamilton Slye, District Chair


Hugh Gordon, District Commissioner

The Professional Team

Art Lobdell, Field Director

(973) 765-9322 x228

Javier Juarez, Membership Executive

Charlean Mahon, Unit Service Executive

Will Adams, Program Executive

Ryan Page, Development Executive

Raritan Valley District Calendar 2018

District Roundtable


Cub Scout and Boy Scout 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.

Boy Scout Roundtable Link


May 16

June 4th Tradeshow of Scouting


Many Thanks to All Our Scouts & Volunteers!