Welcome to the Lafayette Leaflet, a monthly newsletter for the Lafayette District. In each edition there will be information on what activities, events, and meetings are going on in the district and the Cradle of Liberty Council.
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In This Issue:
Cub Scout Carnival
District Recognition Picnic
Rocket Into Scouting
Your Unit Can be in the Leaf
Lafayette District Leadership


District Chair



District Commissioner

Ken Houseal


District Executive

Tesha Omeis



Click here for a full list of Lafayette District Leaders.

Cub Scout Carnival



Join us at Musser Scout Reservation for our Cub Scout Carnival and see what summer camp is all about. You will experience our Cub Scout camp first hand, explore our programs and facilities, and enjoy the day with your family.  
  • BB Gun Shooting
  • Archery Alley
  • Slingshot Range
  • Fishing
  • Cooking Demos
  • Nature Program
  • Leather-working
  • Inflatables
  • Lunch
  • and Much More!
Price Reduced - Just $5 per person! 
Original Pricing: 
$20 per participant (Cub Scout or sibling) 
$5 per parent (lunch only) 

Registration starts at 8:30 am. 
Program areas open from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Register without delay, space is limited.
Register by June 12
Scouts and siblings who previously registered at $20 will be refunded the difference after the event if it is not used to bring additional participants. 



District Recognition Picnic

By Tesha Omeis - District Executive



Join us for the Lafayette District Recognition Picnic, this Wednesday evening at 5pm for an evening of fun, fellowship and awards.  If those reasons were not enough, you will also have a chance to our new Scout Executive, Dan Templar!  Dan has recently joined the Cradle of Liberty team from the Northern New Jersey Council; this will be his first Roundtable visit in our council!




Rocket Into Scouting
Tom Shaw - Assistant Roundtable Commisioner



Rocket into Scouting  


Rocket Into Scouting is the Cradle of Liberty Council's coordinated fall membership campaign with the aims of simplifying the sign-up process, strengthening our programs, and improving youth and family recruitment and retention. Most importantly, it's about FUN!


Please visit the Rocket Into Scouting page at colbsa.org/rocket for a host of resources to help your unit plan for the campaign. Check out the timeline, frequently asked questions, and other materials available to help you get ready to launch!


Next Steps for Cub Scout Packs:

  • Mark Wednesday, September 30 in your calendars.
  • If your pack leadership hasn't meet with your district executive to review and commit to the plan, please schedule that meeting prior to the end of this month.
  • Recruit a coordinator for your pack.
  • Working with your district membership chair and district executive, secure a location (preferably your local school or other highly-visible location) for the September 30 sign-up night.
  • Attend a webinar or training session this summer for tips on conducting both the sign-up night on September 30 and parent orientation at your following meeting (we'll be publishing a schedule of training sessions before the end of this month).
  • Remember, the coordinated sign-up night on September 30 is meant to enhance your pack's recruiting efforts, not replace them. Make sure your pack has a presence at community and back-to-school events prior to September 30. You can start recruiting now!

We're also putting the finishing touches on the turn-key rocket-themed meeting plans for dens/packs (and for troops and crews, too) that your unit can use in October. New Scouts will receive a rocket at their first meeting and your unit can purchase rockets at cost for existing members to use with the meeting plans. More details on purchasing rockets will be available soon.


If you have any questions, please contact your district membership chair, district executive, or Greg.Osborn@scouting.org.


Great job to Pack 119 from the Lafayette District for getting into the Rocket Into Scouting spirit!



 Your Pack, Troop, Post or Crew can be seen to in the Lafayette Leaf!
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