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July 15, 2013

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National Jamboree
Lots of Power
Washington District Day Camp
2013 Jambo Visitor and Group Passes
West Philadelphia Troop goes to Philmont.
News from the Camping Department
Camping Department Reminders
2013 Wood Badge - UPDATE.
Young Professional Scouts
BSA Today Health and Safety Tip
Eagle Scout Council Shoulder
Scout Shop News
Training Corner
National Liberty Museum
Monster Jam
Navy Football Scout Day
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 - 
Monday - Thursday - 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
 Friday - 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM 

Philadelphia Scout Shop

Attention:  The Philadelphia Scout Shop is still open at the Marks Building just as it has been and will have all the exciting things the Valley Forge Shop has!!!

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 National Scout Jamboree 

After years of planning the 2013 National Jamboree is at hand. Fort A P Hill near Fredericksburg Virgi nia had been the host of the eight prior National Jamborees between 1981 through 2010 however the current Jamboree will serve as the grand opening of the fourth BSA National High Ad

venture Base, the new Summit Bechtel Reserve. The Summit is located near Beckley in Southern West Virginia. The BSA purchased 10,300 acres of rugged land thanks to a generous $50,000,000 gift from the Bechtel family, and is adjacent to another 70,000 acres of protected land in the New River Gorge National Park.



The Cradle of Liberty Council sent nine troops and one Crew, or 370 scouts on July 15 to participate in the inaugural Jamboree at the Summit. The Summit will not only host all future National Jamborees but has been awarded the 2019 World Jamboree as well. The area is well known for its white water and rock climbing and many of our scouts will participate in these activities. Three days are mapped out for each unit. All scouts will participate in a Day of Service, where they will be bused to a rural community in Appalachians to assist the locals with a service project. Another day will spent hiking to the Garden Ground which is the summit of the Summit, and finally a day will be spent at Technology Quest. The rest of the time the scouts are free to participate in their individually chosen curriculum activities and any other activities that interest them. The scouts will also attend the fabulous Arena shows, whi ch with visitors, will have 80,000 attendees.


Our scouts will be meeting fellow scouts from all over the United States, and the world. Over 40,000 scouts have signed to be a part of this National Jamboree. We wish our scouts a safe, fun, and rewarding experience.

Lots of Power  

Interested in helping revitalize a community or a future in urban design and building?


Lots of Power is accepting youth signups for this exciting 6-week program which will pair high-school age Scouts and Venturers with leaders from construction, architecture and urban design fields to help develop and implement urban renewal projects in North Philadelphia.



Please email info@lotsofpower.net for more information or with your completed registration form.


Hurry, the program kicks off July 9th!


To download a copy of the above flyer, click here

To download a application for this program, click here



Washington District Day Camp 

This past week we had an amazing group of volunteers and scouts enjoy a tremendous experience at the Washington District Day Camp, held at the Bryn Athyn School. We had over 175 scouts attend with nearly 100 youth and adult volunteers working night and day to ensure the best possible program. Our camp saw an amazing shooting range with BB guns, Wrist Rockets, and Archery, capped with a Top Shot Competition. Our Scouts not only experienced a strong Sports, Art, Nature, and Scoutcraft program, but also were engaged by the Briar Bush Nature Center, Leave No Trace Trainers, The Bryn Athyn Fire Department, The Glencairn Museum, and Ms. Sheila Arnold. Our Scouts fired off rockets, played Native American games, built "warrior shields," baskets, and totem poles, and painted each other's faces in the warrior tradition.


You are invited to check out our Day Camp's photos on our Facebook site (www.facebook.com/washingtonbsa) and clicking on our Photo Albums.

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!


 West Philadelphia Troop goes to Philmont 

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Nine boys from Boy Scout Troop #152 in West Philadelphia began the trip of a lifetime on Saturday. They headed to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico for a 12-day getaway.

Read more... click here
 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 

  Resica Falls would like to send at HUGH THANK you to Don Potts, SR and Dan Murphy. Who took time out of their busy schedules to help finish all the beaches at the Richards Arena. 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  

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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

 2013 Wood Badge - UPDATE


Thanks to all the Scouters who offered help to our Scouter Participant, Brian Woznicki, who will need help and support to attend and complete this year's Wood Badge Course, September 7, 8, 9 and October 12, 13, & 14 at Musser Scout Reservation.


The Wood Badge Staff is still recruiting as we still do not have sufficient paid participants to hold the course. We are in need of 6 to 8 additional sign ups.  If you are a Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity, or Venturing Leader and have not completed Wood Badge Training please consider participating. All of us want to provide the finest program for the Youth in our units. To accomplish this BSA recognizes that Leadership Training is key. Wood badge is the premier training course, the course is designed to fulfill the needs of course participants. Participants learn techniques that make them better leaders, and how to lead groups to achieve objectives.


For Boy Scout, Varsity and Venturing leaders your Wood Badge Training will compliment the NYLT training provided to your youth, Wood Badge will teach you what your youth have learned.


Remember, it is about the youth.


Every Scout deserves a trained leader.


We sincerely hope we get the needed signups by the end of July in order for the course to proceed.


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 


Camden River Sharks Take in a night of baseball with fellow Scouting alumni in a Luxury Box!

Young Professional Scouts invites you and a guest to join us for a night of fellowship and fun at Campbell's Field as the Camden Riversharks take the field against the Long Island Ducks.


We will have a selection of Yards craft beer on draft and a suite full of food for you and your guests.


  Young Pro Scouts

What: Camden Riversharks Luxury Box

When: 7:05 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23

Where: Campbell's Field

Who: YPS Members, Guests, Spouses and Friends


Cost: YPS Members and Guests of Members $15, Prospective Members and Guests $20                                                            

Note: Registration is limited to the first 25 participants at this exclusive event.


Click here to register


YPS rolls into the fall 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 - Wednesday, September 25th Craft Beer Selection and Brewing @ Yards Brewing Co. (50 Members/Guests)
  • GMBS - TBD Insider's Guide to Jewelers' Row and Stone Selection

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

BSA Today Health and Safety Tip 

Tick Safety


As scouts start enjoying the outdoors in the warmer weather, please remember tick safety.  Pennsylvania has the highest number of reported cases of Lyme disease out of all the fifty states.  For more information on Lyme disease and tick safety, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/

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  

The Heat of Summer Is Here!

     Yes, the heat is here but so is summer camp, it's a great time of year.  In the Scout Shops you will find clearances waiting for you, new items including great looking Cub Scout tees and hats, and both stores have feature items to introduce to you.



Yes that is right, select camping gear is going on clearance from July 8th  through July 21 st.  You will find tents, flashlights, backpacks, knives, cooking gear and more.  Search the store and find the "Sale Signs" to find out what great bargains you will find. 


  The Independence Holiday is here and besides lots of fireworks for the event the Valley Forge and Philadelphia Scout Shops have lots of tees, caps and other gear for the birthday of our nation.  Come on out and check it out.  This is your chance to join in a nd show your Scouting Spirit and Patriotism at the same time, especially at summer camp. 


Read more...... click here


Attention:  The Philadelphia Scout Shop is still open at the Marks Building just as it has been and will have all the exciting things the Valley Forge Shop has!!!

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
National Liberty Museum 

On July 28th, the National Liberty Museum will offer its annual Boy Scout Day-a chance for troops and individual scouts to complete badge requirements in a museum setting! Our trained educators will lead scouts through a guided tour of the museum that will fulfill several requirements for one of the following four badges:

          • American Cultures
          • American Heritage
          • Citizenship in the World
          • Disabilities Awareness

 The program costs $8 per scout and $5 per adult. To reserve your spot in one of the four programs, please contact Samantha Kirk (samee@libertymuseum.org or 215-925-2800).

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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