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.
- Roundtable Information & Upcoming Events
- Awards Recognition Breakfast & Nomination Information
- Cub Scout News
- Health & Safety
- Community Service
- Training News
- Alumni News
- Raritan Valley Photo Links
District Pinewood Derby (To be rescheduled, Stay tuned)
Cub Scout FALL Camporee (October 2-4, 2020)
Cub Scout FALL Webelos Woods (October 2-4, 2020)
Raritan Valley District Awards Breakfast (October 24, 2020)
Raritan Valley District First Responders (November 7, 2020)
Raritan Valley District Scouts BSA First Aid Meet (December 12, 2020?)
Raritan Valley District Klondike (February 6, 2021)
District & Council Events:
Raritan Valley District Awards Breakfast
District Awards/Recognition Breakfast: Rescheduled for Saturday, October 24th
Dear Patriots’ Path Families,
During this difficult time many people are looking for ways to help. As Scouts and Scout families, we want to do a good turn. Many ways that we have traditionally helped are not possible right now, but you can still help while following the safe Scout guidelines as well as local and national guidelines.
Food Banks: Many food banks are not accepting drop-offs, but they are accepting online donations, and some are accepting delivered groceries. When restrictions have lifted many food banks will be depleted and looking for donations. You could tentatively plan and notify your unit that you will be collecting at the first in-person den meeting, pack meeting or troop meeting.
Helping Elderly Neighbors: You can call to check on your neighbors or talk to them from a safe distance. If they need groceries and your family can help, it would help keep them safer since they are at a high-risk group. You could even set up an online account and have food delivered to them since many may not have computers. With permission you could do some yard clean-up.
Be Kind: Delivery drivers are making sure that items that we order are being delivered. Consider leaving them some goodies to take when making a delivery to your house and a thank-you note.
A few years ago, the Kindness Rocks Project was a viral trend where people, commonly children, painted rocks and put them out in the community. You could surprise a neighbor by leaving a painted rock in their yard.
If Scouts have younger cousins or friends, they could help with homework or read a book to them via FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, etc. Must follow BSA YP and BSA Social Media guidelines.
If you have any ideas on how to help or hear of any family or community outreach program needing help, please let me know.
If you are doing any service, please send me pictures so I can share them with our Scouting family. Pictures can not include any Scouts names
Linda Cummings, PPC Community Service Committee Chairperson
PLEASE MAKE SURE TO REGISTER FOR ALL TRAININGS
For trainings see the Council Calendar
November TBD 2020 – Philmont Alumni Brunch
• Guest Speaker
• Recognition of the 2020 Philmont Leadership
• Presentation of the David Setzer Philmont Alumnus Award
Attendees: All Alumni, Family & Friends. Dress: Casual. Fee: TBD
Cub Scout and Scouts BSA Roundtables are held at 7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month.
Roundtables will be Virtual using Zoom Meetings until further notice