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June 1, 2013

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2013 Jambo Visitor and Group Passes
Ultimate Frisbee Scout Day
News from the Campin Department
Camping Department Reminders
Young Professional Scouts
Eagle Scout Council Shoulder
Scout Shop News
Training Corner
2013 Wood Badge
Jewish Scout Opportunities
National Jamboree Patches
Updated Eagle Service Project Workbook
Monster Jam
Navy Football Scout Day
Pathmark Perks
Camden River Sharks

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Update - Mark's Building
After nearly 10 years of legal disputes, the Cradle of Liberty Council and the City of Philadelphia have reached a settlement regarding the Boy Scout office at 22nd & Winter Streets in Philadelphia.


The settlement involves the Council's professional staff vacating the property by June 30th, and the Scout Shop vacating by October 31st.  In turn, the City will pay the Council $825,000 for capital improvements we have made to the building over the years.


To learn more please, click here.

Updates added to Major Improvements at Musser Scout Reservation 

The strategic plan of the Cradle of Liberty Council calls for major investment in the Musser Scout Reservation. The future includes  new cabins, shower houses, flush toilets, program improvements and much more. Projects under way include renovated flush toilets near the dining hall, removal of unsafe structures, 7 miles of brand new hiking trails.  


To stay up to date with the coming improvements view this page to see what's happening at Musser

MyScouting 101: How to Use the BSA's Best Online Tool 

 Many times you are directed to take training online or to look-up training records, but do you know how to take advantage of these great online resources? Please take a moment to look at this MyScouting Fact sheet to learn how to like your online profile to the national server, take training, and research training records

MyScouting Fact Sheet 

2013 Jambo Visitor and Group Passes  

Visitor tickets are now available for purchase online. 


Invite your family, friends, neighbors, and any other Scouts to come and visit this summer's greatest thing ever-the 2013 National Scout Jamboree!

Visitors can do everything that is available in the Scott Summit Center-including BMX, skating, climbing, and zip lines, view all the exhibits, and even attend the Saturday night AT&T Stadium Show. And they can do it all together with you ... if you want them to.


Tell everyone to go to www.visitjambo.org. Here they will find everything they need to know about schedules, pricing, and how to register for their visitor ticket today. It's easy!

 Ultimate Frisbee Scout Day with Philadelphia Spinners  

SAVE THE DATE Belt Loop and Skills Clinic Are your Cub Scouts looking for a COOL belt loop activity? Are your Boy Scouts playing Ultimate before, during, and after their meetings? The Philadelphia Spinners will host a Scout Day on June 22, including a clinic for both Cubs and Boys. Join us at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School Saturday afternoon! Scouts will get lessons from the professional athletes themselves and all Scout families will receive discounted ticket prices. Registration will be available later this month on our website.

 THIS ISSUE from the Camping Department....

 Resica Superstar Volunteers 

  How did you spend your Memorial Day Holiday Weekend? Steve Johns, a General Nash District Volunteer and his family spent their holiday weekend doing service at Resica Falls! Thanks to Steve, Deanna, Gregory, Melissa and Garrett, all doors to the Dining Hall, Trading Post and White House now have a beautiful fresh coat of paint! Please join us in thanking them for their dedicated service to Resica Falls!

If you would like to lend your skills to help as we improve our camps, please e-mail John Bickel.  We appreciate any volunteer help in providing the best facilities possible for the Scouts that use our camps!


Made Father's Day plans yet? Are you looking for something fun to do Father's Day weekend? Want to be outside? Join us for a fun filled day at Camp Hart for the Bait and Bull's-eye! We have spots available for Saturday and Sunday. Why not spend the day fishing and practicing your aim with someone iCamp Hartmportant in your life?Don't delay, register here. 


Boy Scout Fishing Merit Badge Are you looking to work on your fishing merit badge and looking to fulfill service hours? You can volunteer for the Bait and Bull's Eye Derby! Members of our staff are Merit Badge Counselors and can help complete your merit badge while you also teach cub scouts what you have learned. Contact Mark Davis if you're interested.


Leave your mark at Musser! Last month you read about some of the GREAT stories of improvement at Musser Scout Reservation. Want to get your unit involved? Tis the season to do service projects. Contact Musser Ranger Brian Texter  if your unit wants to lend a hand at camp.


Camping Department Reminders 

Summer Camp Health Officers - Cub Adventures management is still looking for individuals who would like to interview for a job as a Health Officer at Camp Hart this summer. Numerous professional certifications qualify. Commitment is June 30 through August 8. Contact Tracy in the camp department at (484) 654-9213, if interested.


Cub Scout Fall Festivals 2013 - SAVE THE DATE Your Pack may attend October 19th, 20th, 26th, or 27th. Registration will go live HERE later this month. Contact Kim Bauer with questions: 610-222-0384.


Resica Falls Scout Reservation is filling up quickly.  The Dining Hall option is only available in Resica Falls Logo week 2. Every week still has space for our In-Site Dining Option. Please contact our Camping Assistant Tracy Launders with any questions or to make a reservation.


Resica Falls Leaders Guide - Attention all Boy Scout Leaders!  Take a look at the Resica Falls Leaders Guide! This guide has all of the program and administration details for camp this summer.  Not yet signed up for camp?  Bet this gets you excited to come to Resica Falls. Call Tracy in the camping department at (484) 654-9213.
See you at camp!  


Get your Kids to Camp!! - The Summer is upon us, and it is time to make the final push to get as many Scouts to camp as possible! Outdoor Adventure is the true "Promise of Scouting", and we want to ensure that every Scout gets to a resident camp this summer. Remember, the Scouts that go to camp are highly likely to stay in the program, so encourage your scouts to go to camp. Share your best practices for getting 100% of your unit to camp on our COL Facebook Page!

Young Professional Scouts 

Young Pro Scouts

Young Professional Scouts rolls into the summer with a full slate of events to help connect alumni in their 20s and 30s. If you are interested in attending any of the following Gentleman's Merit Badge Series networking events or other opportunities please contact Mark Saxon at mark.saxon@scouting.org for details about how you can join the more than 100 engaged young alumni living and working in the Greater Philadelphia Area.


YPS 2013 Spring Semester Schedule

  • Camping/Service - June 8-9 - Service Day/Camping Night @ Musser Scout Reservation (40 members)
  • Access/GMBS - June 17th - Business Golf Etiquette/Pro Tips and Richie Ashburn Golf Classic @ Commonwealth (10 members)

... Coming this Fall

  • GMBS - September TBD Craft Beer Selection and Brewing @ Yards Brewing Co. (50 Members)

You can also find out more about the group by connecting with Young Professional Scouts on LinkedIn groups.

Eagle Scout Council Shoulder Patch 

The Cradle of Liberty Council Eagle Scout Alumni Association is pleased to announce the

release of a special limited edition Eagle Scout Council Shoulder patch that can be worn by Eagle Scouts. The se special edition Council patches will support the Annual Eagle Scout Scholarship fund. For more information please contact Mark Chilutti at chilutti2000@aol.com or click here to download order form 

Scout Shop News  

June Starts Summer Fun!

             Start your summer fun with outdoor adventures.  Your Scout Shop will have free patches with your Father's Day Card Purchase, feature items including summer shorts and swimwear week of 6/3 then 30% off Trektek Tee short sleeve week of 6/10, new items including a series of National Geographic Adventure novels for those lazy days in the shade and new tees just for you.


Read more.........click here


Scout shop is still looking for help, for more information, click here


Training Corner - Every Scout Deserves a Trained Leader!   

For all current training opportunities, click here


Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills


Don't Forget - All Assistant Scoutmasters need to be fully trained by December 31, 2013. To be considered fully-trained, a leader must have Youth Protection Training, Position Specific Training, and Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS). If you need to take the IOLS training, we have several opportunities coming up over the next several months. Click HERE For a list of upcoming Training Opportunities. Please Note: We will have an IOLS Opportunity in Philadelphia in Two Location on November 9 and 10. This will be a two-day course without an overnighter, and we hope many Leaders will take advantage of these opportunities.

2013 Wood Badge Training - Registration Open!   

Your 2013 Wood Badge Staff has been pounding the pavement, speaking at roundtables and targeting prospective participants for the September-October Wood Badge Course. We have spoken to many interested Scouters and answered many, if not all, your questions. We stand ready to answer many more.


The major questions relate to two categories, one how long do I have to make up my mind and two, what about the Ticket. I will answer both:

  1. National requirements state that there must be 32 fully paid participants one month before the scheduled start of the course. This means if we do not have 32 fully paid by the beginning of August the course will not happen. Staff has been through three development sessions preparing to present a fantastic course where all participants are guaranteed a fantastic experience. May and June end the Roundtable season and we will not be around groups of Scouters to press our case for participation. We are asking you to sign up and pay before the end of June so that we can all have a pleasant summer and come back in the fall for a full 48 participant course.
  2. The Ticket, a unique aspect of Wood Badge Training developed by Baden Powell, to have participants practice some of the skills learned at the Wood Badge Course. It is comprised of five SMART goals, developed by each participant to advance scouting in their units toward their personal vision. (S - Specific, M - Measurable, A - attainable, R - Relevant, T - Timely). Each individual participant will develop their goals with the help of the WB Staff and will have 18 months to complete. Each participant will be assigned a Ticket counselor to guide their journey to Ticket Completion. Ticket items are not "cast in Stone" they may be adjusted as a participant's vision may evolve or they change positions within Scouting.

Just think a full course of 48 Scouters, each performing 5 goals to better their Units, District or Council,

Please help us reach our vision to better our Units, Districts and Council by participating in Wood Badge.


The Course will be conducted September 7, 8, & 9th and October 12, 13, & 14th, 2013. The Cost is $250.00. Any questions please contact Gerry Myers, Course Director at 215-815-1865 or thepamyers@msn.com and we will respond.


Jewish Scout Campership Opportunities 

Attention Jewish Scouts!
The Jewish Committee on Scouting offers a scholarship to reimburse the costs of attending Cub or Boy Scout Summer Camp.  Please see this document for all the details!

2013 National Scout Jamboree Patches -  Now Available   

The new Tait McKenzie JSP patch will be worn by all contingent and staff members and sells for $5. Jamboree Troop members will receive two each, supplied by the Scoutmasters.
The Fundraiser patch is $10, the OA set sells for $15 and the nine piece Trader Set sells for $50.  

This link will take you to the order form.    


Updated Eagle Service Project Workbook 

Links to both versions of the workbook and other information for the final steps on the Trail to Eagle are available at https://www.colbsa.org/eagle-packet


Monster Jam    

Monster Jam - Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia

  • Scout Night - Friday, October 4th 7:30 pm.
  • Scout and family tickets just $20.00/person. $8.00 off the box office price.
  • All Scouts Receive Monster Jam Scout Patch for attending

Please contact Tom McCarthy at 215-952-2935 or tmccarthy@comcast-spectacor.com for more information.

Navy Football Scout Day 

Navy Football Scout Day

  • Scout Day - Saturday, November 16th.
  • Scouts tickets just $12.00/person. 
  • Adult tickets just $25.00/person
For more information on how to get tickets, please go to www.colbsa.org/navy_scout_day

Pathmark Perks - New Program with COL   

You can help the Cradle of Liberty Council


Register your Pathmark PERKS Card and every time you shop at Pathmark the Cradle of Liberty Council automatically earns 1% of your purchase amount.


For more information and how to signup or register your Pathmark Perks Card, click here

Camden Riversharks

Camden River Sharks

Contact Kim Perno to order at 856-831-0431 or email at kperno@riversharks.com

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