May 7, 2014

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Spring "Join Cub Scouts" Night
Blood Drive
Camp Card Sale
Summer Camp Early-bird Rates Extended
Summer Camp Improvements
Weekend Events
Weekend Events
Camping & Outdoor Program Reminders
Program Partners
Unami Lodge
Friends of Scouting
Eagle Dinner
Cradle of Liberty Gala
Golf Tournaments
Health & Safety Tip
New Annual Health and Medical Record
Training Requirements
Jewish Committee on Scouting
Commissioner Day
Eagle Scout Shoulder Patch
Kosher Sabbath-observant Wood Badge Course
Florida Sea Base Opportunity
Scout Shop
Council-Wide Roundtable

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Council-Wide Spring "Join Cub Scouts" Night on May 15


On Thursday, May 15, the Cradle of Liberty Council will be hosting a "Join Cub Scouts" Night at over 40 locations throughout the tri-county area for boys currently in kindergarten through fourth grades and their families. This is a fantastic opportunity for your pack that you don't want to miss! With school presentations being done, flier distributions in our communities, and press releases being sent to local media outlets, all you have to do is show up and show-off what your pack has to offer.


All boys that turn in an application that night will get 50% off one day of the Cub Scout Carnival at Musser Scout Reservation, June 7 or 8, and will also get a free treat from the location they sign-up at! 


Make sure your pack doesn't miss-out on this opportunity! Be sure to contact your district membership chair and/or your district professional to ensure you get the specific details for your unit.

The list of locations and resources are available at:

Scouting for Life Blood Drive  

 Service is part of the lifeblood of Scouting.

Here's a chance to give back in more ways than one.


The Cradle of Liberty Council is partnering with J.P. Mascaro & Sons and the American Red Cross to maximize participation in the Francesco A. Mascaro Memorial Blood Drive. This is a great way for Scouts and Scouters to provide service hours and support a critical need in the community! 


During weekends in late August (a high-need month for blood donation), drives will be conducted throughout the council. Scouts and Scouters will be able to provide service in a several ways:

  • By promoting the drive to family, friends, colleagues, business associates, and the community-at-large and securing blood donor commitments.
  • By giving blood (donors must be at least 17 years old or 16 with parental consent form).
  • By volunteering at the drive (limited opportunities available).
*** Commit Your Unit to the Drive! ***
Visit and click the link at the top of the page to complete a short survey.

The Cradle of Liberty Council-coordinated blood drive locations scheduled for August will be posted at by the end of this week. Promotional materials will be available starting next week at your district roundtables. A unit leader's guide, Scout promotion tips, donor commitment cards, and posters will be available (and posted on the website) so your Scouts, families and leaders can start getting the word out! Check out the unit leader's guide for all the details and special incentives for Scouts and units.

Blood Drive Patch Contest
To kick things off, the Cradle of Liberty Council has launched a patch contest for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers. The contest winner will receive a $50 gift card to the Scout Shop! Deadline for submissions is Friday, May 30, 2014. Please download the submission form for more details and get those entries in!

Camp Card Sale


Top Sellers to Date

Based on entries to the "Strive for 25" drawings the following individuals are leading the sale at the midpoint. We currently have 85 Scouts with two or more entries and 433 total entries.

  • Jordan G. of Troop 358, Northern, 13 entries, 325 Camp Cards
  • Thaison H. of Troop 563, Roosevelt, 10 entries, 250 Camp Cards
  • Joseph R. of Troop 63, Conestoga , 8 entries, 200 Camp Cards
  • Caleb G. of Troop 461, Roosevelt, 7 entries, 175 Camp Cards
  • Nick L. of Troop 14, General Nash, 7 entries, 175 Camp Cards
  • George L. of Troop 43, Conestoga, 6 entries, 150 Camp Cards
  • Travis C. of Pack 195, Triune, 6 entries, 150 Camp Cards
  • Eoghan P. of Troop 563, Roosevelt, 5 entries, 125 Camp Cards
  • Troy F. of Pack 195, Triune, 5 entries, 125 Camp Cards
Great job, Scouts!

 "Strive for 25" Drawing 

Keep those entries coming each week for a chance to win fabulous prizes. You can find the weekly winners listed here or on our Facebook page.


If you are a winner and have not been contacted yet, please email Bill Waters or call 484-654-9229 to choose your gift card type or email Tracy Launders or call 484-654-9213 to have a campership applied to a summer camp reservation.


Raise Money for Your Unit
It is not too late to get your unit involved in the sale or to get additional cards. To join in or get additional cards visit to see our council-wide weekly distribution locations.

Success Stories from Around the Council
Visit to see some Camp Card success stories from around the council.

Summer Camp Early-bird Rates Extended - Don't Miss the Savings! 

Due to the awesome success of our Camp Card sale so far, we are extending the Early Bird rates to support all of our units that are participating in the sale. All Early Bird rates are extended until May 15, 2014. To get the Early Bird rates, all fees must be paid in full by May 15, 2014. Be sure to register for your summer camps now - many sessions and weeks are filled or approaching capacity! We have programs that are exciting for Scouts of all ages, so don't miss out on a summer of adventure!

APEX (Advanced Program EXperience) Week

Do you have Scouts that are looking for extra summer program? Want to earn merit badges while gaining career experience? APEX Week at Musser Scout Reservation is the perfect opportunity for Scouts to spend more time at camp while earning merit badges and learning about potential careers! With a focus on STEM and medical fields, Scouts have the opportunity to earn merit badges in rare career fields that are taught by trained professionals in each field! Get more information and register at 


Summer Camp Improvements for 2014

Cub Adventures at Musser Scout Reservation is excited to welcome your Cub Scouts to camp! Some improvements this summer include: 
  • Expanded 32 station archery and BB gun range to accommodate more Scouts participating
  • Theme related program to keep the Scouts engaged their entire stay
  • New sit-upon kayaks for Webelos to use on the lake
  • Renovated camp office and trading post to provide better customer service
  • Every camper gets a camp t-shirt
  • For more information or to register for camp, visit us at 


Resica Falls Scout Reservation is excited to welcome your Boy Scouts and Venturers this summer! Some improvements for this summer include:   Resica Falls Logo
  • Several new merit badges, including Search and Rescue, Plumbing, Digital Photography and others
  • Expanded AquaPark at Lake Roger -  Welcome our trampoline!
  • New Shooting Sports attraction: Sporting Arrows!
  • New kayaks and sailboats at Lake Roger
  • Expanded rifle range to 16 positions
  • Expanded archery range to 32 positions
  • Expanded shotgun stations
  • Cooking and Welding merit badges are back by popular demand
  • For more information or to register for camp, visit us at
Upcoming Cub Scout Weekend Events

Please visit for more details and to register for these great events! 


Cub Carnival: June 7 or 8

Scouts will get to enjoy a day at camp participating in exciting programs like BB and archery shooting, bounce house, fishing, nature, crafts and much more! Siblings are encouraged to attend, and lunch is included.


Webelos Woods Weekend: June 6-8

This weekend trip is the perfect end of year activity for current Bears and 4th-grade Webelos! Scouts will get to enjoy a weekend at camp that will prepare them to be Boy Scouts and feel more comfortable in the outdoors. Throughout the weekend Scouts will participate in different activities that work on pins such as Outdoorsman, naturalist, forester and others! Give your scouts a head-start on fun and advancement with this fun event.


Ropes, Boats & Barrels APEX Weekend

Please visit for more details and to register for this great event! 


Boy Scouts & Venturers: Are you looking for a day of high adventure and excitement at camp? Do you enjoy high-ropes, shooting sports and boating? Join us on June 14 or 15 for an APEX Day at camp! Scouts will be able to participate in COPE or climbing, rifle shooting, archery, and boating! We hope to see you at camp!


Camping & Outdoor Program Reminders 

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 


Merit Badge Sign-up Reminder

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


Shooting Sports

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


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.

Program Partners

Our Program Partners offer a variety of opportunities and discounts to Scouting families and are continuous supporters of our council.




Please Touch Museum Scout Day 

Saturday, May 24, 2014 

Click here for more info





Philadelphia Soul Scout Night

Sunday, June 1, 2014 

Click here for more info





Dorney Park Scout Night

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Click here for more info

Unami Lodge, One 

Service Weekend

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.


Friends of Scouting 


Friends of Scouting is the annual giving campaign of the Cradle of Liberty Council and is critical to funding the services and resources provided to Scouting units each year. We need your help to ensure that Scouting stays strong in the Delaware Valley as we work to finish-out the campaign strong before June.


Send in your pledge card today or click here to make a secure donation online


Thank you for your support! Make sure to check with your employer to see if your company participates in matching gift programs. You can make your investment in Scouting go even further to make a positive impact in the lives of the youth we serve.


2014 Eagle Scout Reunion & Recognition Dinner  

This year's dinner to recognize the 2013 Cradle of Liberty Council Class of Eagle Scouts will be held on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at the Union League in Philadelphia. Eagle Scouts attend free of charge and will be seated with a mentor to discuss future endeavors and desired career paths. Family and friends are welcome to attend for $75 per person. Highlights of the evening will include the induction of Charlie Manuel into the Cradle of Liberty Eagle Scout Hall of Fame and awarding this year's Eagle Scout Scholarships.

Please click here for more information and to register

4th Annual Cradle of Liberty Gala  

As the organization's signature special event, the Cradle of Liberty Gala recognizes business and community leaders who exemplify the ideals of the Scout Oath and Law. This event brings together leaders from the construction and real estate, health and pharmaceutical, communications and media, and legal and consulting industries to recognize leaders in their fields. Please click here for more information and to register

Golf Tournaments

Do you enjoy playing golf? Does your company support charitable golf tournaments? The Cradle of Liberty Council has two top-notch golf classics in June held at the Commonwealth National Golf Club in Horsham, PA:

Aqua Golf Classic 
Monday, June 2, 2014 

Richie Ashburn Golf Classic

Monday, June 30, 2014

Health & Safety Tip of the Month: Tick Safety

The black legged tick (also called the deer tick) is common throughout the Eastern United States and can infect a person with Lyme Disease, which can make you sick. The treatment for Lyme Disease requires antibiotics that you get from your healthcare provider. Click here for more information. 


New Annual Health and Medical Record Released

The Boy Scouts of America recently updated the Annual Health and Medical Record and made some updates as to when different parts are required. Please review closely to ensure a safe and fun adventure this summer.
  • Day Camps: Parts A and B are required.
  • Weekend Events: Parts A and B are required.
  • Resident Camps: Parts A, B, and C are required. Part C is the physical examination and this is new for Cub Scout resident camp.
  • National High Adventure Bases: Parts A, B, C and D are required.
The new Annual Health and Medical Record can be found here.
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.


Jewish Committee on Scouting 

The Henry and Lorraine Addison Award Scholarship was created in 2011 to annually provide a higher educational scholarship of $1,000 to an Eagle Scout of the Jewish Faith. If an Eagle Scout has earned his Jewish religious emblem and is heading off to college, he may be eligible for this scholarship opportunity. For more information and the application please click hereApplications are due May 16.

The Jewish Committee on Scouting in Cradle of Liberty Council is proud to once again be able to sponsor camperships for Jewish Cub and Boy Scouts attending camp this summer.  The Scout must be of the Jewish faith and registered in either Cradle of Liberty, Bucks, or Chester Council.  Please click here for the application and for more details.

2nd Annual Commissioner Day 

Commissioners in the Cradle of Liberty Council are cordially invited to attend a very special event just for them on Sunday, June 1 at Musser Scout Reservation. For more information and to register, please click here


Eagle Scout Council Shoulder Patch 

The Cradle of Liberty Council Eagle Scout Alumni Association is offering 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


2014 Kosher Sabbath-observant Wood Badge Course

The Baltimore Area Council will be conducting a Kosher Sabbath-observant Wood Badge Course in June 9-13, 2014 at Camp Spencer on the Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation This is an opportunity for Jewish Scouters to take this special training and to have fun as they learn leadership skills.


Please send you inquiries to the Course Director, Ed Cross at or the Baltimore Area Jewish Committee on Scouting at


Florida Sea Base Opportunity

Troop 251 in Roosevelt District is going to Sea Base this July 16-22 and currently has an open spot that they need to fill with a Scout who would like to attend. First come, first serve. The troop will need $400 now and the rest by trip (about $350). Additionally, if the Scout would like to fly, the ticket will need to be purchased very soon (~$240).


Scout Shop

Get Ready for Camp Day at the Valley Forge Scout Shop

Saturday, May 17, 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM 

1485 Valley Forge Road, Wayne PA 19087




Stop by for some great deals and a whole lot of fun!

  • Philadelphia rock gym
  • Dutch oven cooking
  • Community day camp info booth

For this day only:

  • Spend $100, get Cub Scout or Boy Scout Beach Towel ($19.99 Value each) for just 1 cent.
  • Spend $200, get the BSA Tanto Knife (24.99 Value) or one of the above towels for 1 cent.
  • Spend $250, get the BSA Backpacking Chair ($44.99 Value) or any one of the above items for just 1 cent.

Save the Date for the 2014 Council-Wide Roundtable!

Council Wide Roundtable
August 25, 2014, 6-9 PM, Musser Scout Reservation
  • Food
  • Program Partner & Council Committee Fair
  • Program Updates & Resources
  • Fellowship & More!
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