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Sat, November 27, 2010 5:05:17 PM

Personal Fitness and Pathfinding...

Pathfinding Merit Badge:

Any scouts who started the Pathfinding Merit Badge have until December 23rd to hand in the paperwork. It is the last time this badge will be available. After December 23rd there will be no more opportunities.

Personal Fitness Merit Badge:

            This Tuesday is Group II. You need to have done items 1 and 2. #7, your own personal workout plan must be done to show me (it needs to have all 5 parts of the program as mentioned in item 7). You also need to have set up a method to chart your workouts for the 12 weeks.

Any one in Group 1 who was absent this week, should come this Tuesday with Group Ii to make it up (Jack, Adam, Dan)

Tim W

Sat, November 27, 2010 4:59:02 PM

Jockey Hollow Permission Slip...

Hi Folks:

Attached is the Jockey Hollow permission slip. Due Thursday the 2nd.

Tim W

Sat, November 27, 2010 1:32:16 PM

Reminders and Updates...

Hi Gang:

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.

Here’s what’s coming up and going on:

Tomorrow – November 28th – paper Drive 11AM

December 11th – Saturday. Day hike for all interested Scouts at the Jockey Hollow Revolutionary War Historic Trail in Morristown. We will leave about 7:30 AM, travel to Morristown. View the visitors center and Museum and then take a 10 mile hike on the Jockey Hollow Historical Trail. We will pack our own lunches. There is a medal that can be earned for hiking the trail as well. This will also count for any Scout trying to earn the Hiking Merit Badge.

        Sign ups will be this Thursday the 2nd. Permission slip attached.

December 23rd – Thursday- Meeting at 7PM. This will be our last be our last meeting for 2010 and it will be an informal Court of Honor and a Christmas party. Pizza, soda and snacks.

No meeting December 30th

January 6th, first meeting of new year

January 14,15,16. Camping at Forestburg Scout reservation for Winterburg! Outdoor winter camp weekend. Sign ups will be due on January 6th.

February – The Klondike derby this year is on February 19th, details will follow.

February 24 – The Blue and Gold Crossover Ceremony at the Elk’s Lodge

March – Tentative overnight trip March 19,20

April – 8,9,10 camping and Rides at Six Flags Great Adventure

May – 20,21,22 Camping at the Sea Girt Army Camp for the New Jersey State Police Camporee – 10,000 scouts

June – 11, 12 Tentative Overnight Hike and Camping at Allaire State Park

July 3-9 Summer Camp at Forestburg Scout Reservation

There will be more I’m sure but this is a start.

Tim W

Mon, November 22, 2010 9:54:55 PM

Reminder, Personal Fitness Group I, meeting Tuesday the 23rd at 5:45 (be on time).

Come ready to work out!

You should have done numbers 1 and 2.

Also your personal work out plan #7 you be put together.

Tim W


Sun, November 21, 2010 12:21:12 PM

FW: Forestburg Kickoff meeting...

Let me know who is able and willing to go to the meeting, I’ll be going, so I can RSVP to council. Also let me know who besides myself, Tim A, Mike G and Tim T are planning on a luxurious vacation at the Forestburg School for Troubled and Misguided Youth, summer camp ( July 3-9). Those are the only I have heard definite yes answers from (whether they like it or not).

Tim W

Sat, November 20, 2010 4:48:06 PM 

Monmouth Council is making some merit badge classes available this winter, Swimming and Lifesaving.

Both can be taken at Forestburg as well. Many of you have taken swimming, a few need it and can do it this summer or take it here if you like.

Lifesaving is a tougher class so I would only recommend it for older scouts, good strong swimmers.

Attached is the info. Also attached is BSA Lifeguard course. All are at the Asbury Park Boys and Girls Club.

All of these have limited space and are on Sunday afternoons.

Tim W

Mon, November 15, 2010 12:58:03 PM


Group II for personal fitness merit badge is tomorrow, Tuesday the 16th at 5:45. Bring the workbook with you. Come ready to run, do pushups, sit-ups etc.

Please be on time. Attendance is mandatory if you are in this group.

Tim W

Thu, November 11, 2010 10:23:50 PM

Hi Gang:

The new Troop Leadership has been elected and selected tonight.

As follows:

Senior Patrol Leader                         Ben W

Asst. SPL                                           Shea G

Asst. SPL                                           David P

Bugler                                                Ronny L

Chaplain Aide                                   John L

Historian                                           Matt E

Instructor                                          Jack L

Instructor                                          Liam S

Junior ASM                                      Alex K

Leave No Trace Trainer                    Joey W

Librarian                                           Joey D

OA Rep                                              Bryan W

Quartermaster                                   Pete M

Quartermaster                                   Kevan M

Troop Guide                                      Christian T

Troop Guide                                      Andrew W

Troop Scribe                                     Tom T

Troop Scribe                                     Alex W

Troop Webmaster                             Connor A

Next week will be Patrol Leader Elections. Job descriptions will be coming out to all so that they know their responsibilities. For now, Scribes please be at the meeting at 6:50 each week to conduct attendance and paperwork.

Tim W

Wed, November 10, 2010 7:06:01 AM

Paper shed needs upkeep, here’s the schedule for the next 10 weeks. Everyone do your part:

Paper shed duty:

This week is the            Buffalos       11/5-11/11

Next week is:                 Warriors      11/12- 11/18

Following weeks are: Rats 11/19- 11/25

                                     Goats 11/26-12/2

                                     Flamers 12/3- 12/9

                                     Buffalos 12/10-12/16

                                     Warriors 12/17- 12/23

                                     Rats 12/24-12/30

                                     Goats 12/31-1/6

                                     Flamers 1/7-1/13    


                                            Tim W

Tue, November 9, 2010 9:26:47 PM

Here’s the schedule for the classes, each group will meet every other Tuesday at 5:45. Alternating between group I and group II.

Tonight was Group I, next week is II (16th), group I on 23rd, group II on 30th, etc. for 12 weeks

Full schedule is as follows:

Group I 11/9, 11/23, 12/7, 12/21, 1 / 4, 1/18

Group II 11/16, 11/30, 12/14, 12/28, 1/11, 1/25

Come dressed ready to run and workout.

Bring workbook to meetings.

Due by 2nd meeting.

All of item 1 (base upon last doctor’s and dentist’s visit, it is not necessary to go for a new doctor’s or dentist’s visit)

All of item 2

Item #7- prepare your own personal comprehensive workout plan.

Thu, October 21, 2010 8:03:59

Hi Gang:

A few things I wanted to pass along:

A lot of our scouts are coming on camping trips without their own tents. The troop does have tents they can use, but it would be nice to see more scouts with their own. A great idea for birthday, Christmas etc. is some camping gear. If you do decide to get them a tent please keep the size smaller ( ideal is a tent designed for 2-3 people max, probably along the lines of 7’ x 9’ or 7’ x 7’, any larger than that is really not encouraged)

Some other great gear ideas are hiking backpacks ( good backpacks are very important for hiking overnight), hiking boots, sleeping bags, the list could keep going on. Here is a list of places I know of or have shopped. My favorite is Campmor (the store is incredible):

Camping Maxx               


 store is located at 810 Route 17 North Paramus, New Jersey

Eastern Mountain Sports 

 store on Rt 35 in Eatontown

Dicks Sporting Goods    

 store on Rt 70 in Brick

Backcountry Edge         

Also, on trips due to space concerns both in the vehicles and at the campfire, we need to prohibit Scouts from bringing their own folding chairs. We just can’t fit it and we do bring chairs for the troop.


Coming up is the West Point trip on November 5th-7th.

Following that we have the annual Boy Scout food drive “Scouting for Food” on Saturday November 13th from 9-12. We will go around town and pick up food for the food bank ( the cub scouts will distribute the bags during the proceeding week).

This is community service and a very important function for the Scouts. Please make every effort to have your Scouts attend.

December will probably feature a day hike (possibly at Washington’s Headquarters in Morristown, Jockey Hollow) Details to follow soon.

January is Winterburg, winter camping weekend at Forestburg , January 14-16

February is Klondike Derby on February 19th.

March will have a camping trips still to be determined

April is the Six Flags / Great Adventure Camporee ( April 8-10)

May is the New Jersey State Police Camporee at the Sea Girt Army Camp (10,000 scouts!!) May 20-22

June camping, to be determined

July Forestburg from July 3-9

There will be more, but that’s all for now.

Tim W

Wed, October 20, 2010 4:16:35

Hi Folks:

Passing this along to all of our Eagle Scouts. This is from Monmouth Council:

The new application for NESA Scholarships and Adams Eagle Scout Service Project Awards are out. Please spread the word to your Eagle Scouts who are eligible.

The applications for the 2011 NESA Eagle Scout scholarships are now available <> . The homepage features a blue, clickable banner that leads directly to the forms.

Tim W

Sat, October 16, 2010 1:42:44

Just a reminder to the adult leadership, there is a Troop Committee Meeting this Wednesday at 7:30.

Tim W

Sat, October 16, 2010 1:40:21

Another great job by all at the pork roll sale today. Thanks to all who came out and worked and to all who donated the supplies.

Tim W

Wed, October 6, 2010 4:30:33 PM

Paper Shed

Just a reminder, the Flamer patrol is supposed to have the shed caught up by tomorrow night. (it’ not)

(That’s JD, Matt Del, John D, Nolan E, Tyler G, Adam K, Ronny L, James Rly and Alex W)

Also anyone who is not going to Gettysburg, both Scouts and Adults, we could use a hand Sunday, we won’t be back till Monday, so whatever you can do in shed and pickups would be much appreciated. Email me if you’ve picked up an area, otherwise we have to do it all Monday when we return.

Tim W

Sun, October 3, 2010 9:06:07 AM

Personal Fitness Merit Badge

Hi Gang:

I will be starting the Personal Fitness Merit Badge Classes soon. If you are interested let me know. It is an eagle required badge and I will be limiting the class to 8-10 Scouts at the running. If you are 1st Class or higher it is a good idea to sign up. I will base who is in the class on sign up order but preference will be given to the Scouts who need it sooner (higher rank, needing to advance). Here is the course requirements:

1. Do the following:

a. Before completing requirements 2 through 9, have your health-care practitioner give you a physical examination, using the Scout medical examination form. Describe the examination. Tell what questions the doctor asked about your health. Tell what health or medical recommendations the doctor made and report what you have done in response to the recommendations. Explain the following:

1. Why physical exams are important

2. Why preventative habits (such as exercising regularly) are important in maintaining good health, and how the use of tobacco products, alcohol, and other harmful substances can negatively affect our personal fitness.

3. Diseases that can be prevented and how.

4. The seven warning signs of cancer.

5. The youth risk factors that affect cardiovascular fitness in adulthood.

b. Have a dental examination. Get a statement saying that your teeth have been checked and cared for. Tell how to care for your teeth.

2. Explain to your merit badge counselor verbally or in writing what personal fitness means to you, including:

a. Components of personal fitness

b. Reasons for being fit in all components.

c. What it means to be mentally healthy

d. What it means to be physically healthy and fit.

e. What it means to be socially healthy. Discuss your activity in the areas of healthy social fitness.

f. What you can do to prevent social, emotional, or mental problems.

3. With your counselor answer and discuss the following questions:

a. Are you free from all curable diseases? Are you living in such a way that your risk of preventable diseases is minimized?

b. Are you immunized and vaccinated according to the advice of your health-care provider?

c. Do you understand the meaning of a nutritious diet and know why it is important for you? Does your diet include foods from all food groups?

d. Are your body weight and composition what you would like them to be, and do you know how to modify them safely through exercise, diet, and behavior modification?

e. Do you carry out daily activities without noticeable effort? Do you have extra energy for other activities?

f. Are you free from habits relating to poor nutrition and the use of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, and other practices that could be harmful to your health?

g. Do you participate in a regular exercise program or recreational activities?

h. Do you sleep well at night and wake up feeling refreshed and energized for the new day?

i. Are you actively involved in the religious organization of your choice, and do you participate in its youth activities?

j. Do you spend quality time with your family and friends in social and recreational activities?

k. Do you support family activities and efforts to maintain a good home life?

4. Explain the following about physical fitness:

a. The components of physical fitness

b. Your weakest and strongest component of physical fitness

c. The need to have a balance in all four components of physical fitness.

d. How the components of personal fitness relate to the Scout Law and Scout Oath.

5. Explain the following about nutrition:

a. The importance of good nutrition

b. What good nutrition means to you

c. How good nutrition is related to the other components of personal fitness

d. The three components of a sound weight (fat) control program.

6. Before doing requirements 7 and 8, complete the aerobic fitness, flexibility, muscular strength, and body composition tests as described in the Personal Fitness merit badge pamphlet. Record your results and identify those areas where you feel you need to improve.


Record your performance on one of the following tests:

a. Run/walk as far as you can in nine minutes.

b. Run/walk one mile as fast as you can.


Using a sit-and-reach box constructed according to specifications in the Personal Fitness merit badge pamphlet, make four repetitions and record the fourth reach. This last reach must be held steady for 15 seconds to qualify. (Remember to keep your knees down.)


Record your performance on all three tests.

a. Sit-ups. Record the number of sit-ups done correctly in 60 seconds. The sit-ups must be done in the form explained and illustrated in the Personal Fitness merit badge pamphlet.

b. Pull-ups. Record the total number of pull-ups completed correctly in 60 seconds. Be consistent with the procedures presented in the Personal Fitness merit badge pamphlet.

c. Push-ups. Record the total number of push-ups completed correctly in 60 seconds. Be consistent with the procedures presented in the Personal Fitness merit badge pamphlet.


Have your parent, counselor, or other adult take and record the following measurements:

a. Circumference of the right upper arm, midway between the shoulder and the elbow, with the arm hanging naturally and not flexed.

b. Shoulders, with arms hanging by placing the tape two inches below the top of the shoulders around the arms, chest, and back after breath expiration.

c. Chest, by placing the tape under the arms and around the chest and back at the nipple line after breath expiration.

d. Abdomen circumference at the navel level (relaxed).

e. Circumference of the right thigh, midway between the hip and knee, and not flexed.

If possible, have the same person take the measurements whenever you are ready to be remeasured to chart your progress.

7. Outline a comprehensive 12-week physical fitness program using the results of your fitness tests. Be sure your program incorporates the endurance, intensity, and warm-up guidelines discussed in the Personal Fitness merit badge pamphlet. Before beginning your exercises, have the program approved by your counselor and parents.

8. Complete the physical fitness program you outlined in requirement 7. Keep a log of your fitness program activity (how long you exercised; how far you ran, swam, or biked; how many exercise repetitions you completed; your exercise heart rate; etc.). Repeat the aerobic fitness, muscular strength, and flexibility tests every two weeks and record your results. After the 12th week, repeat all four tests, record your results, and show improvement in each one. Compare and analyze your preprogram and post program body composition measurements. Discuss the meaning and benefit of your experience, and describe your long-term plans regarding your personal fitness.

9. Find out about three career opportunities in personal fitness. Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required for these professions. Discuss what you learned with your counselor, and explain why this profession might interest you.

It’s a tougher one, but is required to become an Eagle Scout.

Tim W

Sun, October 3, 2010 9:01:09 AM

Citizenship in the Community Status

Here is an update on C in C merit badge from Mr. Jacobsen

The following Scouts need Requirement 7 (volunteer at a charitable organization for 8 hrs)

Bill W

Alex W

Bryan W

Matt R

Ben W

Liam W

John O

The following Scouts need Requirement 8 (presentation)

Bill W

Dan M

Alex W

Christian T

Bryan W

Matt R

Ron L

Ben W

In addition Liam W needs to watch a movie.

You can see we are down to the end now. I think Ron L has a presentation ready. I think it worked well the other night giving the presentation at the meeting so we can do that.

Tim W

Sun, October 3, 2010 8:56:04 AM

Gettysburg Add on


Quick note for Gettysburg:

Nights get cold so be sure you bring a warm enough jacket and a wool/knit hat to keep warm in camp and sleeping.

Tim W

Sun, October 3, 2010 8:45:19 AM

West Point , Gettysburg and Paperwork...


A couple things:


For the trip up please wear your Class A tan shirts and troop hats, neckerchiefs are not needed. Be sure to bring a Green Class B shirt for Sunday’s hiking.

We’ll meet at the cabin at 6:30 AM on Saturday, hit the road by 7:00 at the latest. Remember NO CELL PHONES!

Breakfast will probably be at McDonalds on the road

Museum and Tours Saturday Afternoon

Sunday we will hike , at least 10 miles, bring water bottle

And a day pack, at least 1 liter bottle

We will probably sight see a little more on Monday .

Head home early afternoon. Paper Drive finish up when we get back.

We’ll get lunch on the road on the way home.

Bring day pack, 1 liter water bottle, usual camping gear

Rain Gear, souvenir money if desired, NO Cell Phones

West Point:

Here’s who is signed up and paid:

Connor A

Kyle B

Nick B

Tommy C

Matt Del

John D

Matt E

Shea G

Nick J


Ronny L

John L

Robert M

Pete M

Daniel M

Kevan M

David P

James Re

Matt R

James Ro

Zac S

Liam S

Matt T

Thomas T

Dustin T

Christian T

Joey W

Billy W

Bryan W

Andrew W

Ben W

Alex W


Tim A

Tim T

Tim W

Brian W

Mike G

Tom C – for a game ticket

Let me know of any more adults who want to go ( we could use a few) or need a ticket for the game. I’m planning on ordering tickets Monday or Tuesday.

Paperwork still due:

At the start of the year I told everyone we need a signed page three of the Troop Policy from all, $50 dues and the parts A and C from everyone!

Here’s what my records show as missing:

Troop Policy

Nick J, Adam K, Alex K, Jake L, Evan L, Jack L, Robert M, Craig M, John O, Joe S, Liam W, Alex Y


Nolan E, Tyler G, Adam K, Alex K, Ron L, Jake L, Evan L, Jack L, Robert M, Craig M, John O, Joe S, Christian T, Liam W, Alex W, Alex Y

Dues ($50)

Jake L, Evan L, Jack L, Robert M, Craig M, Joe S, Liam W, Alex W, Jake W

As you can see, it’s a lot of paperwork to keep organized. I have to have all three of these last items from everyone now! If there is an error in bookkeeping on money let me know. If it is a form, please just give me another copy, and as far as medicals, I know all of you did full ones last year, I need fresh ones (pages 1 and 3) from all now, I’m not going back through old ones making copies etc. I need to have current info on all of the boys with me every trip.

Tim W

Fri, October 1, 2010 3:19:47 PM

I was asked to pass this along, the Boy Scouts can report directly to the "Secret Beach" at the corner of Warren Ave. and Perrine Blvd. The Cub and Tiger Scouts have been told to report to Stockton Lake Park.

Sunday 9-12.

Tim W

Thu, September 30, 2010 9:58:58 PM

I hope all Scouts signed up for West Point. Anyone missing let me know immediately. Any adults who are going please let me know so I can order tickets for you for the football game. Thanks (I need this ASAP), I’ll be ordering tickets in the next few days.

Tim Wall

Sent: Thu, September 30, 2010 9:57:04 PM

Important Info

Hi Gang:

As I told the boys tonight, a very large supporter of Boys Scouts and Monmouth Council in particular died this week, Duncan Thecker. His wake is being held tomorrow night, Friday the 1st, from 4-8 PM at the Orender Funeral Home on Old Bridge Rd in Brielle. It would be a great gesture by the Troop to remember him by having some of our boys attend in uniform. Anyone who can make it for a while please try to, we thought just outside possibly opening the door for people. Whoever can make it, this is a community service item, to remember someone who has helped Scouting in a huge way. Full Class A uniforms please.

Mrs. Ertle needs a den chief for Tiger Cubs Den. If interested in doing the job, this counts as leadership for rank advancement for those who are 1st class or higher. Email Mrs. Ertle and let her know.

Kathleen Ertle []

This week’s paper shed duty is the Flamer patrol (JD Patrol leader I believe)


Saturday we will meet up at 6:30 AM at cabin, on road by 7:00

Breakfast will probably be at McDonalds on the road

Museum and Tours Saturday Afternoon

Sunday we will hike , at least 10 miles, bring water bottle

And a day pack, at least 1 liter bottle

We will probably sight see a little more on Monday .

Head home early afternoon. Paper Drive finish up when we get back.

We’ll get lunch on the road on the way home.

Bring day pack, 1 liter water bottle, usual camping gear

Rain Gear, souvenir money if desired, NO Cell Phones

I’ll have more coming up.

Tim W

Sent: Mon, September 27, 2010 1:00:08 PM

Subject: From Tim Thompson, Troop Chaplain

[Click here to see the attached PDF]

This is a notice to all Scouts / Teens / Families in the community. As Chaplain, I want to make sure we enjoy the camaraderie but also are reaching anyone who may need an ear. Thanks Tim Thompson

Tim W

Sent: Sun, September 26, 2010 7:46:04 PM

Subject: Pork Roll Sale

Hi Gang:

We had a great success with the pork roll sale this past weekend.

Many scouts and adults helped out. We had food and supply donations from many, including the Lamos, Donadias, Mayers, Tantillos, Shaughnessys, and Wooleys. That helped us really raise some great money.

We will be going again on October 16th, so Scouts if you didn’t help this week, please try to help with at least a few hours then, and if you did come back again you all did great work. Anytime from 8-12. Also we have all of the supplies already from this time and already have the pork roll, eggs, cheese and rolls promised for the 16th. If anyone would like to contribute anything we can always use half liter bottles of water and Gatorade. Other possible items might be candy bars or donuts. Thanks to all.

Tim W

Sent: Sun, September 26, 2010 7:35:07 PM

Subject: Community Service next Sunday

Hi Gang:

This is being run in town next week, anyone who participates gets credit for community service hours:

Manasquan Environmental Commission Sponsors Town Clean-Up   . Volunteers needed!

When               :            Sunday October 3, 2010

Where              :            Registration At Stockton Lake Park near the Little League Field

Time                 :            9 AM to 12 PM 

Light refreshments will be provided.

Please dress appropriately! Bring work gloves! The Commission will provide trash bags. Some litter pick up sticks will be available.


Tim W

Sent: Thu, September 23, 2010 9:18:52 PM

Subject: Reminders

Couple of quick things:

1- Pork Roll sale at the Army Camp on Saturday from 8-12. Everyone who can come out and help, please do so. Even just an hour. Wear your green Class B. This is to raise money for the troop, so please all come out and help, it should be fun.

2- The Gettysburg trip. Bring a small daypack for hiking and water bottle (s) at least a liter, as well as the usual gear.

3- The Gettysburg trip is now full.

4- Also for Gettysburg, I’m looking for an adult volunteer or two to do the grocery shopping. Probably Friday the 8th would be the best. If you’re willing, let me know and I’ll provide the list, I could certainly use the help. ( the Troop will reimburse the bill of course).

5- Patrol paper shed duties are as follows:

The first week    :            The Rat Patrol                9/17-9/23

                                         The Old Goats               9/24 – 9/30

                                         The Flamers                  10/1- 10/7

                                         The Buffalos                 10/8- 10/14

                                         The Warriors (New)     10/15- 10/21

After that the rotation starts again. This is keeping up with the shed during the week. Everyone in the patrol should help, patrol leaders will organize it.


Tim W


Hi Gang:

Hope everyone enjoyed Sandy Hook, great tour at the Coast Guard Station courtesy of Mr. Thompson.

A nice job as well by the Scouts who put on the Smores Fire for the Recreation Picnic, you guys ran it very well.

Coming up is Gettysburg (October 9,10,11) and West Point for the Army v Air Force Game (November 5,6,7)

Sign up for Gettysburg is closing out fast (below is the list of who has signed up). We’re limited on space, 25 so far, 30 is max.

Sign up for West Point is going to be due by 9/30, we have to order tickets. The cost is still not firm but we are going to set it tentatively at $60.00 per Scout (the tickets are the big cost). All sign ups must be done by the meeting that night (Money and permission slip). Permission slip attached.

(So far signed up are Matt D, John D, Shea G, JD, Liam S, Billy W, Bryan W)

Saturday is our first porkroll sale at the Army Camp. Come help out, whatever hours you can. We’ll be at the entrance area, from 8-12 approximately.

Finally if you have not paid yearly dues, or handed in new short medical and troop policy, please due so immediately.


Gettysburg Signed and Paid

Connor A.

Kyle B

Tommy C

Joey D

John D

Nolan E

Matt E

Miquel G

Shea G

Ronny L

Pete M

Daniel M

Kevan M

David P

James Reilly

James Robinson

Liam S

Matt T.

Thomas T

Christian T

Joey W

Billy W

Bryan W

Alex W

Ben W

Tim W


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