March 19, 2014

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Camp Cards
Spring "Join Cub Scouts" Night
Friends of Scouting
Summer Camp
Weekend Events
Unami Lodge
Council Properties Committee
College of Commissioner Science
Young Professional Scouts
Eagle Scout Shoulder Patch
BSA Health Form Update
2014 Training Requirements

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Camp Cards Have Arrived! 

Distribution of the 2014 Camp Cards with sales kits has begun. To date about 85% of the unit orders have been delivered and sales have started. If you have not received your order please contact your district executive to schedule a delivery.


We are hearing success stories from just the first weekend of the sale: Jimmy M. from Troop 219 in Constellation District asked the owner of a local hardware store if he could sell Camp Cards in front of the store. In a little more than an hour, Jimmy sold 50 cards! Light work to earn his unit $125 in commission.


New this year is the addition of weekly collection points every week in each district, starting next week and running through June. At these locations you can acquire additional cards, submit payments and turn in your Strive for 25 entries.


For more information about the Camp Card Sale and to get details on the collection points visit 

Council-Wide Spring "Join Cub Scouts" Night

On May 15, the Cradle of Liberty Council will be hosting a council-wide
Join Cub Scouts Night
at different locations throughout the districts. There will be giveaways for boys who sign up that night and they will also have the opportunity to attend our
Cub Scout Carnival
(June 14 or 15 at Musser Scout Reservation) for half price!

This is an opportunity your pack does not want to miss out on. Be sure to contact your district membership chair and/or your district professional to ensure you get the specific details for your unit.

Packs: Make sure to put this date in your calendar and stayed tuned for more details!

Friends of Scouting 

Please consider supporting the youth and programs of the Cradle of Liberty Council by making an investment in the annual Friends of Scouting Campaign. We need everyone's help to achieve the goal and close-out a successful campaign over the next several months.


Friends of Scouting gives Scouters, parents, alumni, and community members the opportunity to financially support Scouting. Investments made through the campaign assist the Cradle of Liberty Council in offsetting program costs and providing quality service. The true cost of Scouting is much greater than what local dues and event or camping fees cover.


Yearly registration fees directly support the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America and help provide program development and research, literature, and local council support. The Cradle of Liberty Council uses contributions made through the annual Friends of Scouting campaign to:

  • Maintain camp properties and a service center.
  • Organize new Scouting units and support existing ones.
  • Provide professional support and leader training.
  • Distribute program resources and regular communications.
  • Organize activities and events.
  • Offset general liability insurance costs to chartered organizations.
  • Criminal background checks for adult leaders.

Each unit is asked to schedule a presentation date for this campaign between January and April. If your unit hasn't scheduled a presentation yet, please firm-up a date as soon as possible so district volunteers to have enough time to plan for this critical campaign. Your unit may schedule a presentation by contacting your district Family FOS chair or your district professional. Thank you for your support!

Summer Camp is Right Around the Corner! 

Are You Registered for Summer Camp Yet?
Early-bird sign-up prices still in effect!
All of our summer camping opportunities still have the early bird registration available! Be sure to register your unit NOW for camp this summer to take advantage of up to $50 off the regular camp fee!

Leader's Guides Online!

Are you attending one of the Cradle of Liberty Council summer camping opportunities? Are you aware of our summer camping opportunities but want to learn more? Check out the Leader's Guides:

Resica Falls Guide | APEX Guide | Cub Adventures Guide 


Boy Scout and Venturing Summer Camp Specialty Opportunities

Are your Boy Scouts and Venturers looking for more excitement this summer? Have they been to summer camp, but want to try something new this summer? Make sure you get them signed-up for one of our specialty programs:

  • APEX Week at Musser - Enjoy a week working on Merit Badges or exploring career opportunities in the Medical and STEM Fields. Boy Scouts will have the opportunity to earn four merit badges, and Venturers can explore four career paths.
  • Provisional Week at Resica Falls - Can't attend camp with your troop? Want to go for a second week to have more fun and earn more badges? Attend Resica Falls as provisional Scout and meet new friends!
  • Fawn Run at Resica Falls - Enjoy a week of hiking in the beautiful Pocono Mountains and participating in exciting program along the trail.
  • Paddlerama at Resica Falls - Enjoy a week of Canoeing on the picturesque Delaware River. The Trip is approximately 70 miles, and the Scouts will have the opportunity to earn parts of Whitewater Merit Badge.


Cub Scout Medieval Adventures in 2014

Here  ye, here ye! The King and his court invite you to Medieval Adventures for summer camp in 2014. Cubs and their pack will have the opportunity to attend camp for half-week resident session, full week day camp, or stay the whole week as part of our full week resident program! Our prices this summer make it hard to find a better value for your sons time this summer. Register and pay early to save up to $50 off last years' prices! Get more information at 


Resica Falls Summer Camp 2014Resica Falls Logo

Make sure that your troop has Resica Falls on its radar for your 2014 summer camp! With over 60 merit badges in more than 12 program areas, and a high adventure program second to none, Resica offers something for everyone! New this year will be a program area for welding merit badge and other Mr. Fix-it badges. Sign-up today at 


Be sure to register each Scout for the merit badges that they plan to take at Resica this summer! Click here for the online registration guide that will help walk you through the process of adding merit badges for each Scout.


Summer Camp Positions Available

We are looking for the best Scouts, Venturers and adults to be on our camp staffs this summer. If you like to work with kids in an exciting, outdoor environment while meeting new people and making new friends, this is a great job for you! Please fill-out an online application if you are interested.
Upcoming Weekend Events

Cub Scout Bait & Bull's-Eye: May 3 or 4

These one-day events are for Cub Scouts and siblings that want to experience camp for a day. Scouts will go from station to station in a structured  group and participate in activities like BB and Archery Shooting, Nature, Handicraft, fun games and Outdoor Skills. Visit for more details and to register.


Cub Scout Carnival: June 7 or 8

These one-days events are for Cub Scouts and their siblings that want to experience camp in a more relaxed, unstructured atmosphere. Scouts will go to the stations that they wish, and activities will include Fishing, BB and Archery Shooting, Boating, inflatables and other fun activities. Visit for more details and to register.  


COPE Instructor Training

Are you someone that has taken COPE and wants to get more involved? Do you like heights and need an excuse to learn how to teach others to conqueror their fears?!! Join us on April 4-6 at Musser Scout Reservation for COPE Instructor Training! Click here for more details and to register.


Philmont Trek Opportunity

Do you know anyone that would be interested in joining one of the 2014 Philmont Treks? We have one opening on a crew for a trek at Philmont this summer. If you or someone you know are interested, please have them contact John Bickel at


Shooting Sports

Check out the shooting sports training opportunities HERE, including range officer, shotgun, rifle, and pistol courses.

Unami Lodge, One 

2014 Turtle Pass: Do you plan to attend at least two events of the three this year, then signup for the Turtle Pass and SAVE money. Deadline is March 31st.  Click here for more details 


2014 Community Service Day: Three locations on March 29 from 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM. Visit for more information and locations.


Service Weekends

Spring Service 1, April 11-13 at Musser Scout Reservation, to register online, click here 

Spring Service 2, May 16-18 at Resica Falls, to register online, click here 


2014 Lodge Dues: Cards have been mailed, so if you haven't received yours, please email More information at


Go to for more information about these events and any Lodge information.

Cradle of Liberty Council Properties Committee

The Properties Committee of the Cradle of Liberty Council is actively seeking members with the following skills/professions for upcoming projects:

  • Consultants/Data Analysts
  • Attorneys - Real Estate/Construction/Land Use/Zoning
  • Construction Project Managers
  • Architects, Landplanners, Landscape Architects
  • Civil Engineers
  • Conservation - Forestry, Hunting, Fishing
  • Construction Contractors

Interested parties should contact Paul Garvey, Properties Committee Chair, at

College of Commissioner Science on March 29

The Cradle of Liberty and Bucks County Councils are hosting a College of Commissioner Science on Saturday, March 29 at the Firestone Scouting Resource Center (originally scheduled for Feb. 8 but was postponed due to weather). This excellent course is a great opportunity for all commissioners to get the tools they need to support successful Scouting units!


For more information and to register, please visit 

Young Professional Scouts Invites You to Connect with Scouting Alumni

The Gentleman's Merit Badge Series continues on Tuesday, April 22 at 6 p.m. with "A Gentleman's Guide to Shooting Sports" hosted by Clayton's in Horsham, PA.
Thank you for your interest but due to popular demand, registration has been closed for this event.
Young Pro Scouts


For questions, or for waiting list details, please contact Mark Saxon at 

Still to come in 2014...

  • Return to Resica Falls Camping and Service Trip May 2-4
  • Social Networking for Professionals
  • ...and more

You can also find out more about the group by connecting with Young Professional Scouts on LinkedIn groups and visiting our Facebook Page. Young professional Scouts also invites you to visit its website to learn more about how you can get involved at

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. These patches will support the Annual Eagle Scout Scholarship fund. For more information please contact Mark Chilutti at or click here to download order form

BSA Health Forms, Now As Easy as A, B, C

Deciding which version of the BSA's Annual Health and Medical Record you need shouldn't raise your blood pressure. And now, you're getting a streamlined version of the BSA health forms and an easier-to-use website to accompany them. The site is the result of several BSA teams (professionals and volunteers) joining forces to make this process a painless one for you and other Scouters. Read more

2014 Training Requirements

All leaders on 2014 Cradle of Liberty Council charters must be position-specific trained, along with having current Youth Protection Training. This includes all Scoutmasters and assistant Scoutmasters, Cubmasters and assistant Cubmasters, den leaders and assistant den leaders, Venturing crew advisors and assistant advisors, Varsity coaches and assistant coaches, Sea Scouting mates and skippers, committee chairs, and committee members.

  • All assistant Scoutmasters and assistant Venturing crew advisors must complete their basic training or they will not be registered in that position. Assistant Scoutmasters and assistant Venturing crew advisors age 21 and older can register and function as a member of the troop or crew committee if they choose to not complete their classroom-style leader training.
  • All Cub Scout leader training and committee training for both troops and packs is available online at
  • Venturing committee training is expected to be available from BSA National in spring of 2014 and will be mandatory for crew committee members at that time.

By dedicating 30 minutes of your time to complete this training, we are helping to ensure a quality program for all of the youth we serve through Scouting.


To read more, click here. To receive monthly email updates about training opportunities offered throughout the council, subscribe to TrainedToday or view past editions here.

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