Monday, August 27, 2018

Scout Stories

“The Super Bowl of Scouting - Boy Scouts Summer Camp”


I knew that crossing over and entering Boy Scouts will give me many exciting experiences, but I never thought that going to a seven day long summer camp, miles away from home in another state, would be one of them!

Troop 12 attended 2018 summer camp held in Rhode Island, called Camp Yawgoog which was established in 1916. “According to local tradition, Yawgoog was the name of Narragansett Native American Chief”.

I think that I was better prepared for this camping, part learning from my previous mistakes and part, my troop leaders doing a phenomenal job preparing us through troop demos and summer camp meetings. The packing checklist and backpacks checked by the leaders were the first step to a successful summer camp.

The morning of the drop off day, it was a mixed feeling of excitement and nervousness. I never stayed away from home for an entire week, but at the same time, I couldn’t wait to do new activities.

When I reached the camp, we had a welcome ceremony. We then walked to our campsites. The first thing that caught my eye were huge platforms with cots and canopies on top. After we settled in our tents, we had a campfire and did some skits. We retired for the day and it was fun to sleep in bunk style cots with bug nets. Next day, we started our day with breakfast. Although we didn’t cook but we helped serve the food. And the food was good. The staff made sure that we were well fed. Next day, everyone had to take their swimming test in the lake.

Canoeing was probably the best merit badge I did at summer camp. When I heard that we have to capsize our canoes in the lake, I was so scared, and wanted to turn back. When we went to the lake, I was more scared than ever. It probably took me an hour to even stand up in the canoe to start the tilt! But then I gathered courage and stood on one side of the canoe; once the canoe started to tilt there was no going back, and, in I went. Going in the water was so fun that I didn’t want to leave!

There were several other merit badges and everyone was having a good time.

I learned a new game called Gaga Ball. Although I only won once, it was still fun to play -- especially when I got the big guys out!

I went to archery, which was fun too! After an hour lesson, we shot arrows, and soon enough, I cleared the archery merit badge shooting requirement in just 3 days!

The days came and went, and I realized that along with all the fun, the homesickness was getting real, although my twin brother was right with me. With the help of my leaders, my twin brother and fellow scouts, I managed to overcome it. I made new friends, I learned new skills and I earned bunch of merit badges too.

On the last day, the recognition ceremony began, and everybody was cheerful and happy. We packed our bags as we got ready to go back to home. Soon as I saw my dad, I ran to him with pride, joy and satisfaction, as I gave him a big bear hug. Although, I missed mom and dad, it was all worth it, and I can't wait to do it again!

Shohum

Troop 12 Webmaster
Thundering Eagle Patrol

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Donate Now to Friends of Scouting and Help Troop 12!


Dear Scouting Family:

The Friends of Scouting (FOS) annual appeal supports Troop 12 and our local council directly. Troop 12 benefits from FOS as contributions made help us earn discounts on all the awards we purchase for our Scouts. This is very important to our troop budget!

Due to last year's success, our 2018 Troop 12 FOS Goal is $4,100. So far, we have raised $2,936.00, which is only 71% of our goal achieved. If we exceed our unit FOS goal by 10% ($4,510 total) by June 30 and have gifts from at least 30% of our troop families, we will receive 50% off rank advancement patches and we will earn a $150 credit in our troop scout shop account! Don’t miss this chance to have your contribution help out Troop 12. 


Patriots' Path Council also uses the contributions made through the FOS campaign to:
  • Maintain camp properties (Winnebago, Somers, and Mount Allamuchy) and service centers (Cedar Grove and Mountainside)
  • Organize new Scouting units and support existing ones 
  • Provide professional support and leader training 
  • Distribute program resources and regular communications 
  • Conduct criminal background checks for adult leaders 
Our Scouts have had, and will continue to have, many wonderful outdoor adventures through our local scouting program. These adventures are only possible through the selfless volunteers working the programs and the generosity of the many scouters and scout families that have come before us.

Please think about how much Scouting has meant to you and your Scouts, and consider a contribution to the extent that your personal financial situation allows. If you could support one scout for a year ($164), that would be great! If you can petition your employer for a company matching gift – fantastic! If you're not sure if your employer has a matching gift or volunteer grant program, you can check that out here: https://doublethedonation.com/patriotspathbsa. If you can only pledge a few dollars – that’s fine too. Any and all donations and pledges are gratefully accepted.

Thank You Gifts 
  • As a thank you for everyone who makes a gift of ANY amount, you will receive a BSA car window cling. 
  • With a gift between $75 and $499, you will receive a coupon that can be redeemed in the Scout Shop for a Camp Masters’ Carmel 8oz tin or $5.00 off a retail popcorn purchased between November 1 and March 31. 
  • With a gift of $164 or more, receive this Scout Law new series Patriots’ Path Council shoulder patch. 
  • With a gift of $328 or more, receive a Founders’ series shoulder patch. 
  • With a gift between $500-999 you will receive a Deluxe Pocket Scout Knife. 
  • With a gift between $1000 and $1,909 you will receive a Osprey Daylite Pack. 
  • With a gift of $1910 or more you will receive this Compact Travel Chair. 
Thanks in advance for your generosity. And an extra special thank you to the families in our troop that have already given a 2018 FOS donation!



Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Summer Court of Honor & Parents Night

Please join us  Thursday, June 14 at 7pm, Washington School for the Troop 12 Summer Court of Honor & Parents Night!

All Scouts & families are requested to attend to recognize those Scouts who have recently advanced in rank or earned merit badges and other awards in the past few months.

Following the Court of Honor will be our Parents' Night celebration. Please sign up here to bring a dessert to share: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B0949AAAF2AA5FD0-june

Thursday, April 19, 2018

You're Invited! Troop 12 Langenohl Awards Dinner & Eagle Court of Honor

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Troop 12 Langenohl Awards Dinner
& Eagle Court of Honor

Sunday, April 29th

Please arrive by 1:30 pm, for a prompt start at 2:00 pm.

Edison VFW, Memorial Post 3117
57 National Road, Edison, NJ 08817

scoutmaster-bucky-scout-rank-requirements-eagle-FHIMic-clipartThe Langenohl Awards Dinner is the Troop 12 annual awards celebration. All Scouts and their families are invited and we encourage patrols to attend together. Many of our Scouts will be formally recognized for all their hard work, rank advancements, merit badges and more, that they have earned in the past few months. This is similar to Parents' Night, but better!

We will also have an Eagle Court of Honor this year. Witness all the pageantry and celebration surrounding the presentation of the Eagle Scout rank - an OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT!

Troop 12 is very proud of our Scouts and all they have accomplished. Please join us in celebrating our distinguished Scouts!


Important Info

  • Tickets to the dinner are $11 per person, cash or check made out to Troop 12. They can be purchased from Terry Kerekgyarto at any Troop Meeting. All tickets must be bought in advance by no later than Thursday, April 26, 2018

  • A parent or guardian should attend with their Scout if the Scout is earning an award. Scouts should be in Class A uniform. Merit Badge sashes may be worn. Dinner will follow all awards, advancements and announcements.  

  • We ask that all Patrols work together and make a Patrol/Scout-themed centerpiece (or two) for their tables. Please bring them to the dinner that day and place them at your tables.

 

Our Newest Eagle Scouts!

  Philip Duddy (2)

Billy created wheelchair accessible raised garden beds for the disabled at Spectrum for Living in Edison.

  Robert Heintjes (3)

Michael installed a retaining wall around the USA flag  and placed gravel under the Iwo Jima scultpture at the Edison VFW.

  Philip Duddy (2)

Nick beautified the front of Lincoln Elementary School by planting shrubs and flowers and staining the wooden garden beds. 

Friday, February 9, 2018

All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Breakfast!

Troop 12 All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Breakfast!

Boy Scouts Troop 12 of Edison is hosting its annual All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Breakfast at the Edison Elks Lodge #2487 (375 Old Post Road, Edison) from 8 AM to 12 PM on Sunday, March 4th. Tickets are $7 cash/check in advance or at the door and $8 per person online.

The event - featuring pancakes, sausage, made-to-order omelets, French toast, carved ham, fresh fruit and so much more - raises funds to support Troop 12's community-service projects, camping activities, and leadership training for the Scouts.

Please show your support and join us for a delicious breakfast!


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BREAKFAST TICKETS

$8 per person online (children 5 and under free)
Please enter all the names of those in your party if they are going to be arriving at a time other than the main ticket holder.

Names in party:
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DONATIONS

Can't make it to the breakfast? Donations help pay for Scout supplies and equipment such as tents, lanterns, stoves and more. Thank you for your support!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Winter Court of Honor & Parents Night

Please join us for the Troop 12 Winter Court of Honor & Parents Night!

All Scouts & families are requested to attend to recognize those Scouts who have recently advanced in rank or earned merit badges and other awards in the past few months.

Following the Court of Honor will be our Parents' Night celebration. Please sign up here to bring a dessert to share:www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090445A5A72DA0FB6-january

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Cub Scouts Pack 12 Annual Spaghetti Dinner

The Pack 12 Webelos II's are hosting the 2nd Annual Pack 12 Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday, November 18 from 4 pm - 7 pm. Tickets are $9 for ages 8+ and $5 for age 7 and under.

They are planning a great evening of delicious homemade food (lovingly prepared by their "Pack Chef" - aka CubMaster Toryak) at an affordable price. Bring out the family for an Italian night out, including spaghetti, sauce, salad, meatballs, breadsticks, dessert, raffles, and fun! 

This fundraiser will be used to help offset costs of their annual Blue and Gold Banquet in February where ALL of the Cub  Scouts will be recognized for their accomplishments this year! Please come out and support the Pack and feel free to invite family and friends.

Your RSVP (to bigshirlmom@gmail.com) is kindly requested so that they can better know how much food to prepare for this great event.