Sea Base 2015

Troop 112 is still accepting deposits and reservations for the Sea Base trip next summer. There are approximately 10 confirmed Scouts and there are 10 more spots availiable. If you are interested in going please contact Mr. Callahan at (908) 334-3890. 

Camp Keowa Reminder!

 

Below you will find the Camp Keowa Merit Badge Schedule, Camp Keowa Merit Badge Prerequisites, and the Boy Scout medical form which is required for any scout going to Camp Keowa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Troop 112 End Of The Year Picnic

and Court Of Honor

The event will be held at Alexandria Township Park on Tuesday, June 11th at 6:30 PM. We will be setting up under the pavilion.

 

Each family is being asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share with the Troop. The Troop will supply hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages. I will also need a headcount for those attending from your family.

 

Please email Laura Kiernan at kiernan08848@embarqmail.com with your dish to share and how many people will be attending. This will help ensure that there is a variety of food to choose from. RSVP by Saturday, June 8th.

 

Please wear Class A uniform with a scout related t-shirt underneath. After the Court of Honor, scouts may take off their Class A shirt and just wear their t-shirt for the picnic.

 

If there is heavy rain and/or thunder storm we will move this event back to our regular meeting location.

 

 

Come To Alex P. MacWilliam's Eagle Court of Honor

 

Download Invite

BBQ dinner for Scouts and their families will follow the Court of Honor. Guests can dress casually. Scouts, please bring a tee shirt to change into after the ceremony. Bring a lawn chair if you would like to sit outside in the church’s picnic area.

 

 While gifts are not required, in lieu of gifts, Alexander is asking that contributions be made to the Alexandria First Presbyterian Church for use in renovating the Youth Group Room.

 

 

 

 

 

2013 Summer Camp update

See Summer Camp 2013 website tab for changes

 

Philmont Crew reminder

 

Please send your monthly payments  to John at the following address:

 

John Leatherdale

1709 County Road 519

Pittstown, NJ 08867

 

Make all checks payable to Troop 112

 

 

Thank you for supporting our first annual flower sale.  See you next year on Mother's Day weekend with more flowers.

 

Please check the calendar for upcoming events and Eagle projects.

 

The Troop is looking for donations of current merit badge books.  Many of the books available in our library are old and outdated with the exception of Aviation, Communications and Personal Management,  Please see our Troop Librarian, Zachary S. with any donations or questions.

 

  Troop 112 Picnic

 

Please join us June 14th for our Troop Picnic at the Alexandria First Presbyterian Church.  Food, Friends and Games.  Whole family welcome.

 

 

10,000 Scouts attend State Police Camporee!

Troop 112 was one of about 80 NJ Troops to attend the third NJSP Camporee in Sea Girt. See the attached article from the Asbury Park Press including scouts Tyler S. and Joe D. posing in front of the State Police helicopter. A great time was had by scouts and scouters alike. We’re all looking forward to next time! Thanks to the New Jersey State Police and especially our own Detective Sergeant Kiernan for their hospitability and time in organizing such a big event. Reminder to campers: All tents are to be dried, cleaned, properly packed and returned to the quartermaster at the next meeting (5/24). Tent checkout for the June 3 canoe trip will be the following week’s meeting, so all tents are due back ASAP.

http://www.app.com/article/  20110522/NJNEWS/305220049&  source=rss

 

Summer Camp final payment is due at or before the May 24th Troop Meeting

*** Balance due for most who paid $25.00 is  $315.00  for a total of $340 per scout.

*** Please make check payable to Troop 112 and give to Jim Kiernan at any of the next three meetings.  Any payments after May 24 will result in paying full price of $370.00

BSA Medical Forms are also due as soon as possible

***  All medical forms due at or before June 7th meeting.  

**** Please see www.tenmileriver.org  for a link to print the complete BSA Medical Form.

**** Remember to have date of physical exam near Dr. Signature and attach copy of medical insurance cards

****** Physical Exam must be within one (1) year of the start of summer camp.

Your assistance is appreciated in getting all payments and medical forms complete.

Please contact me with any issues or concerns

Jim Kiernan

Kiernan08848@embarqmail.com

Cell 908 265-1178

 

 

Advancement Resources, Youth Leadership Training and Adult Woodbadge course information is now available on this site

    •    Advancement Information – For all scouts and parents: Several helpful documents regarding scouting advancement protocols through the Eagle rank are now available for your information. Click on “Trial to Eagle” tab for PDF’s. 

    •    New Youth Leadership Training – Upcoming session applications and course details. Course completion fulfills troop requirement for Senior Patrol Leader position and more. To learn more about this valuable training; click on “Forms” tab. 

    •    Woodbadge – Often referred to as “The adult equivalent of Eagle Rank”, this course is run only every 2 years due its service project commitment from candidates. For interested adults, see informational brochure N7-352-11 under “Other Fun Events” tab. Feel free to discuss further details with Scoutmaster Miller, Bill Durdan or Anthony Bavaro.

 

 

 

 

2011 Troop 112 Spring/Summer Schedule

The troop activity schedule continues to grow offering scouts a wide variety of educational, advancement, Merit Badge, camping, adventure and many other opportunities. Canoeing, shooting, summer camp as well as The State Police Camporee are just some - all right around the corner. Best chance to get in on events is to check the troop calendar and make sure you register early. Most events are reviewed during announcements at troop meetings. See the sponsoring adult after announcements and find out what you need to do next – that’s all there is to it!  As the saying goes “If you snooze – you lose”

 

 

Wilderness First Aid class offered

This 18 hour BSA approved course is a comprehensive First Aid training program designed for High Adventure and wilderness camping in remote areas. The course will be conducted on Tuesday nights around scheduled troop meetings beginning April 19. Cost is $35 per person. Registration is limited. See Mr. Brown or Mr. Bavaro for details.

 

 Troop 112 welcomes and congratulates Webelos of Pack 114

Our regular troop meetings begin at 7:30 sharp on Tuesdays at the Alexandria First Presbyterian Church. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday night!

 

 

Join Robert Bella on Sunday, August 5, 2012, 10AM to help with his Eagle Scout Project.  Please see the Troop calendar for more details.

 

 

New Troop Fund Raiser - Save the dates

 

Troop 112 Plant Sale Order Form.pdf

Flower Sale

When: May 18, 19 & 20

Where: Alexandria Township Park

This is expected to be our biggest fund raiser of the year.  We’ll be selling locally grown greenhouse nursery stock for Spring plantings. There will be flats of bedding plants  Marigolds, Impatiens, Petunia, Begonia, Celocia, Snapdradon, etc.   There will be no vegetables.   There may also be some variety of hanging baskets.  Get the word out now before friends and neighbors buy elsewhere!  Sign-ups and details will be announced at upcoming meetings and will be posted on this site.  Happy Spring!

The 100th Valley Forge Encampment

Valley Forge National Historic Park

February 17-19, 2012

 

"The Longest Continuous Scouting Event in the World"

Honoring General George Washington

Troop 112 will be joining approximately 2000 scouts on President's Weekend at Valley Forge National Historic Park. Historic demonstrations include: Rifles & Skirmishing, Revolutionary War Medical Treatment, The Leadership of General George Washington, Artillery, Music of the Revolution, Calvary and more...

Sign up by January 31st!!! See Mr. Armstrong at any troop meeting for additional details. 

 

 

TROOP DUES NOTICE

Annual Scout dues are $75. Each additional scout in the family is $50. Registered adults are $25. One Boys Life magazine subscription per household is included. Return your checks made payable to “BSA Troop112” to any T112 adult leader. Scouts/Adults with unpaid dues past November 1 will not be eligible for any activities or advancement and will need to fill out a new membership application. Registered adults MUST have completed on-line Youth Protection Training within the past 18 months.

 

 

 

ALL SCOUTS AND PARENTS – Annual Trial to Eagle meeting notice:

Just a reminder that this Wednesday's Round Table Feb 1 at 7:30 at North Hunterdon HS Cafeteria will be Trail to Eagle presentation with Mr Smith going over the new lengthy Eagle workbook. Both older scouts & parents are encouraged to attend.

Here is the link to the new book. It might be best if you have a copy with you.

http://www.scouting.org/ filestore/pdf/512-927.pdf

The 100th Valley Forge Encampment

Valley Forge National Historic Park

February 17-19, 2012

 

"The Longest Continuous Scouting Event in the World"

Honoring General George Washington

Troop 112 will be joining approximately 2000 scouts on President's Weekend at Valley Forge National Historic Park. Historic demonstrations include: Rifles & Skirmishing, Revolutionary War Medical Treatment, The Leadership of General George Washington, Artillery, Music of the Revolution, Calvary and more...

Sign up by January 31st!!! See Mr. Armstrong at any troop meeting for additional details. 

 

 

YCSR Shotgun Station Dedicated to Mr. Torok

 

See Photo Album for additional pictures.

The Troop 112 sponsored shotgun shooting station was dedicated Saturday afternoon to former Scoutmaster Bob Torok. “Mr. T.” as he is known to many of his former scouts was honored for his years of service from 1978 to 2008 as Scoutmaster and mentor for Troop 112. Mr T perpetuated the 112 tradition for over 20 years after son Bob achieved the rank of Eagle. Along with the help of then Committee Chair John Castner, the small troop continued to support local boys in the scouting traditions and was responsible for many other Eagle achievements and thriving through the troop’s 50th anniversary in 2008. In addition to the guest of honor the ceremony was attended many of Bob’s scouting colleagues and YCSR volunteer workers. Troop 112 scouts and parents arrived earlier for fall clean-up and to prepare for the ceremony. Immediately following the dedication, the guest of honor stepped up and took a ceremonial first shot at a clay bird, and promptly turned it into a cloud of dust to the cheers of the crowd. All were invited to shoot and share refreshments at the new station. The station is now officially open for qualified scouts to shoot and/or earn merit badges. Contact Rangemaster Kauza  or Mr. (Greg) Smith for details.

 

 

Shotgun Range Grand Opening!!

For many years a new shotgun shooting station at Yard’s Creek Scout Reservation was just a dream. After countless hours of planning, material gathering and many hours of volunteer labor, Troop 112 is very proud to announce their Grand Opening Ceremony on Saturday December 3 at 2:00. Refreshments will be served. Preceding the ceremony at 12:00 noon will be a scout service opportunity to rake/blow leaves at the site. Please bring rakes/blowers gloves and eye protection. For those qualified individuals who wish to take a ceremonial shot, please remember ear protection.

Schedule of troop events for this Saturday December 3:

The weather forecast is for a beautiful autumn day in area! Come to all or any of these events you can, all family members are invited!

    •    9:00AM Roadside Cleanup – Meet at LDW school parking lot. A brief walk/hike and litter patrol clean-up lasts about 1 hour total. Bags and safety vests are provided, bring your favorite work gloves. This is a great fund raiser for the troop, all you need to do is take a walk with us.

    •    12:00NOON Yards Creek Scout Reservation (Blairstown NJ) Fall clean-up – Meet in upper parking lot. Bring leaf blowers, rakes, eye and ear protection. We’ll clean up the shooting ranges before the opening ceremony.

    •    2:00 Yards Creek Scout Reservation (Blairstown NJ) Shotgun Range Dedication/Grand opening. A brief ceremony will be followed by refreshments and a chance to take a ceremonial shot on our new ranges.

 

All activities should be concluded by 3:00PM

 

2011 Dues

There are still a number of scouts and adults who have not paid their dues. In order to continue our troop activities it is important all dues are paid ASAP. Please make your check payable to “BSA Troop 112” for $20 per scout and per adult. Checks should be handed in at the next Troop meeting.

Thank you

 

Rifle and Shotgun Merit Badge Course at Yards Creek

There will be a Spring Rifle/Shotgun Course offered at YCSR during the weekend of May 14-15

A mandatory classroom session is scheduled at the Immaculate Conception Church in Annandale April 29.
Registration is limited and due April 1.  First come - First served.

Contact Mr. Bavaro for details.

 

 Article on mom that "unplugs" family for 6 months 

 

 

 

 

Scout Sunday

The Alexandria First Presbyterian Church is the charter organization for both the Cub Scouts and Boys Scouts of Alexandria Township. The Scout Sunday tradition was started to make people in church aware of Scouting and to allow Scouts to live out parts of what is pledged each week. 

 

This year The Alexandria First Presbyterian church will be celebrating Scout Sunday on February 13th. We invite all our Troop #112 scouts and their families to proudly wear their uniform and join us for this special celebration to be held at the 9am service.

 

 

2011 IS OFF AND RUNNING – BE SURE TO CHECK THE CALENDAR FOR ACTIVITY UPDATES

 

Troop dues for 2011 are now being collected. The Troop Committee has decided to limit dues to $20 per scout (and per adult) and to include a free subscription to Boy’s Life magazine for all scouts. The dues amount charged is less than the troop is paying out to BSA. The difference is being paid from the troop treasury as a reward to the scouts (and parents) for their successful fund-raising efforts in 2010. Great job to all. Make checks payable to “BSA Troop 112” and return to Mr. Wozniewicz.

 

 

IT’S DERBY TIME!!!

This year’s Klondike Derby is scheduled for January 27, 28 & 29 at Yard’s Creek Scout Reservation and it’s shaping up to be a good one. Scouts will be challenged on two skill levels – one for more senior scouts – and one for newer scouts. A new twist: All materials for skill stations will need to be carried on the sleds this year! If scouts need to “borrow” any materials from the skills station, points will be deducted. T-112 has had excellent showings in the past few years and this year can be better still. Be Prepared! All patrols should have a sled in good working condition, materials gathered and meals planned at least one week before. If you haven’t already turned in your permission slip, do it as soon as possible. See Mr. Armstrong before registration closes. Mush!

 

 

 

 

This coming Tuesday, May 24, 2011 7:00 pm at the Alexandria Township Park

Mr. Brown will be working on Orienteering and Plant Identification which is a

requirement for 2nd  and 1st class. All Scouts needing these for advancement please make an effort to attend.

                                                                                                 

 

 

 

Patrol tents to be used at the State Police Camporee will be issued at the meeting on Tuesday 5/17. Tent turn-in will be Tuesday 5/24. Canoe trip tents will be issued at the 5/31 meeting with tent turn-in on June 7th. All Camporee patrol tents must be returned for inspection on 5/24. No exceptions. Anyone wishing a tent for both events will be required to have their tent inspected on 5/24. See the Quartermaster (Alex W.) for sign out and inspections on all equipment.

 

 

 

 

Troop 112 Canoe Trip

Upper Delaware Scenic River

Barryville, NY

June 3-5, 2011

We will camp Friday night on the banks of the Delaware just north of Barryville, NY.  Our outfitter and camp host will shuttle us upstream to our starting point on Saturday morning with canoes, paddles, and life preservers provided.  We will spend the day canoeing back downstream to our campsite.  On Sunday, we will shuttle our cars and gear down to Matamoras, PA and canoe downstream from the campsite.

Due to the expected fast, high water conditions of the Upper Delaware in Spring, only Scouts who have passed the BSA Swim Test, and adults who are good swimmers, will be allowed to canoe.  If you haven’t already passed the BSA Swim Test, contact Dave Armstrong to arrange a swim test at the Hunterdon County YMCA.

Sign-up by May 17, 2011!!!

Cost: $70 per person (check payable to Troop 112) at the time of sign-up

Contact: Dave Armstrong at any Troop meeting

 

Canoe Trip Postponed

Due to high water leading to questionable safety conditions, the canoe trip has been postponed to June 17-19. More details will be posted later

Matt Torrey will be working on his eagle project on Saturday May 7 from 12 noon to 3PM at Our Lady Of Victories Church in Kingwood. (Right off of Route 12) Any scout interested in helping is welcome.

 

 

 

 

Yard’s Creek Shotgun Range Project Day April 9

There will be a great opportunity for scouts and scouters alike to contribute their skills and time to the ongoing range renovations at YCSR. On Saturday April 9 at 10:00AM, we’ll be working on the new shed and moving some construction materials on site. Bring gloves and your scout spirit. Both experienced shooters as well as new potential shooting candidates are encouraged to attend. RSVP Mr. Kauza   johnkauza@att.net

 

 

Shawnee Ski Trip Permmision Slip Form

Quadcopter View of 2014 Klondike

 

Camp Keowa Promo

Rita's Fundraiser 

 

Fundraiser #1:Rita's $10 Punch Cards ***** Only Redeemable at Clinton, Flemington and Whitehouse *****Scout presells punch cards that are good for 4 Regular Rita's Ices ($10.80 value), submit order with money, receive punch cards and distribute. Scout will receive $4.50 in his account and Troop 112 will receive $1.50 for every punch card sold. Punch cards do not expire.

 

Fundraiser #2:Rita's Discount Card *****Good for the 2014 seasonScout presells discount cards for $5. Discount card gives the customer 10% off their total order each time they visit a Rita's during the 2014 season, through the end of October. Discount cards may be used at any regular Rita's (not accepted at kiosks in ballparks/ amusement park, etc.) Scout will receive $3.00 for his account and Troop 112 will receive $1.00 for each discount card sold. Discount card order, along with money is submitted, then scout receives cards for distribution. Both fundraisers are due by Tuesday, May 6th. Please give all orders along with full payment (checks only--no cash) to Laura Kiernan at the May 6th scout meeting. Parents, if customers pay with cash, please write a personal check to Troop 112 to cover all cash orders.

 

Thank you! The troop order will be submitted the following day and I will advise when cards are ready for pick-up, Any questions, please reply to me, Laura Kiernan atkiernan08848@embarqmail.com

 

Here are the the documents for both fundraisers.

Attention all Troop 112 Parents!!!

 

We are looking for new Merit Badge Counselors to help our boys with their advancement plans. There is no training required. You simply bring your life experience and a passion to help our boys learn and grow with you to the counselor role. You don't need to be an "expert" in any field to be an effective counselor.

 

Our most urgent needs are with the Eagle Scout required badges. We could really use your help with these right away.

 

These include:

First Aid

Citizenship in the Community

Citizenship in the Nation

Citizenshipin the World

Communications

Cooking

Personal Fitness

Emergency Preparedness

 Lifesaving

Environmental Science

 Sustainability

Personal Management

Swimming

 Hiking

 Cycling

Camping

Family Life

 

There are a total of 125 Merit Badges available in scouting (see list here: http://usscouts.org/ meritbadges.asp). We are interested in your support with any/all of these that you have some knowledge in. The time investment is minimal. The only pre-requisite is that you've taken the 30 minute online Youth Protection Training (YPT) Course prior to working with any of our boys on a badge.

 

Please contact Mr. Vesper at m59vesper@gmail.com or 908-377-0344 to sign up or if you have any questions. We appreciate your support for T112 and our scouts.

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