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June 15, 2013

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2013 Jambo Visitor and Group Passes
Ultimate Frisbee Scout Day
News from the Camping Department
Camping Department Reminders
A Scout(er) is Helpful..
Young Professional Scouts
Eagle Scout Council Shoulder
Scout Shop News
Training Corner
Pathmark Perks
Camden River Sharks

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Summer Hours Change for the Firestone Service Center in Wayne, PA
From July, 1, 2013 until August 30, 2013 the summer hours will be 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday - Thursday and 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM on Friday.

Marks Building

As announced in the last issue, it is our intention to continue to support our city-based programs with an administrative center that will best suit the needs of our Scouts and leaders.  To that end, we are asking that all Philadelphia-area parents and leaders, as well as anyone who frequents the Marks Service Center or the Philadelphia Scout Shop, complete this survey.

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 

Tufts-led study to evaluate Boy Scouts impact on development

A three-year study led by child development professor and Bergstrom Chair in Applied Developmental Science Richard Lerner will examine how participation in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) impacts scouts' development.  

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  

The Philadelphia Spinners Ultimate Frisbee Scout Day is Saturday, June 22nd at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, 201 E. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting


Skills Clinic, beginning at 3pm for Cub and Boy Scouts is $5. Clinic is limited to 30 scouts.


Spinners Game against the DC Current Begins at 6pm

Special Scout rate is $5.

Family and non-scout prices for the game is $10 (discounted rate).


To registers and for more information: 


 THIS ISSUE from the Camping Department....

Cub Scout Fall Festivals 2013

     Come out for a great day celebrating Scouting in the great outdoors. Seasonal cooking and activities will entertain Cub Scouts alongside classics stations like BBs shooting and Archery. Hundreds of Cub Scouts have participated at this fantastic event in the past and plan to attend again this year. Will you join in the fun this fall? The dates are: October 19th, 20th, 26th, or 27th.

This event is for Cub Scouts - at every station all Scouts will participate FIRST. However, your whole family, den, or Pack is welcome to attend and all who register will eat their fill in the Dining Hall and receive an event patch! This event is "Rain or Shine!"


Event Location:
Camp Hart, Musser Scout Reservation
1425 Camp Road, Pennsburg PA 18073


Each day is limited to 250 Scouts participating. Scouts must attend as part of a group or with their parent and be accompanied by adults throughout the event. Scout fee is $20 and adults/siblings pay $5. Click here to register for this event.


Additional questions about the Fall Festival events can be directed to the 2013 Fall Festival Camp Director, Dave LeBlanc. Or he can be reached at home (484) 231-8199.


This registration is for the DAY of one of the two 2013 Fall Festival weekends; October 18-20 & 25-27. If your unit would like to camp overnight the weekends of the Fall Festival events, reserve a site at Camp Delmont or Garrison through the Cradle of Liberty Camping Department. Remember, ground sites and cabins are limited. Availability of sites and reservations can be made at www.colbsa.org


Any question please contact, Camping Assistant Tracy Launders


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!


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 

Resica Falls Scout Reservation still has open many summer camp programs, like Paddle-Rama, Fawn Run, and Pioneering click here for more information  


Resica Falls Scout Reservation is filling up quickly.  The Dining Hall option is only available in 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.

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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!

2013 Wood Badge Training - Help NEEDED

A Scout(er) is Helpful


We have a veteran scouter in our council who wants to take Wood Badge Training this fall. He needs some help.


Brain Woznicki took Wood Badge course NE-V-55 in 1980. This Eagle Scout joined Troop 652 in 1964. He has been active as a scout and leader ever since.


Committed to life long learning, Brian wants to bring his scouting skill sets up to date by completing Wood Badge Course NE5-525-13 this fall at Musser Scout Reservation, Green Lane, Pa.


Brian needs some help to do this. He has a physical disability and uses a power wheelchair. During the course, Brian will need help with the following?





    Person Hygiene/mouth care

    Swallowing prescribed medication


Will you assist Brian?


If you plan to take this year's Wood Badge Course, would you be willing to assist Brian in camp? It could be a rewarding experience. The Course Director will offer a 50% campership to a scouter who commits to assist Brian. Also, Brian will provide brief training/orientation prior to the course. Anyone interested should contact Gerry Myers, 610-539-7789 or thepamyers@msn.com

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 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.


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.


... 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.


Summer Fun!!

For your months of summer camp, vacations, big events, and over all fun, select items will be onsale from June 17th through June 23rd for 30% off.  Stock up, fill your closet, give as gifts to anyone who has a summer birthday.  Come in and check it out!!

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.


Leave No Trace Trainer Course

     September 14 & 15 at Musser Scout Reservation, for more information click here


Wilderness remote First Aid Course

     July 13 & 14 at Firestone Service Center in Wayne, PA, for more information click here




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 nine piece Trader Set sells for $50.  

This link will take you to the order form.    


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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