Old Colony

Old Colony District
Serving Gloucester and Salem Counties

District Shoulder Patches are now available at the Scout Store in Millville and Westampton.

Save the date for these Upcoming Events!!!

December 1st - District Commissioners Meeting - 7:00pm Libary, Mullica Hill

December 7th - District Meeting - 7:00pm Clearview Middle School, Mullica Hill

December 9th - District Roundtable - 7:30pm - LDS Church, Pitman

January 2nd - Lenape Lodge Family Banquet 1pm @ Massos Catering, Glassboro www.lenape8.org

January 2nd - Summer Camp Staff Interviews 9-11am @ Riggins Resource Center

January 7th - Summer Camp Staff Interviews 6-8pm @ Rowan Resource Center

January 22-24 - Klondike Derby @ Camp Roosevelt

February 13, 27 - Merit Badge College @ Upper Pittsgrove Twp. School

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The District Committee is working hard to better serve your needs. If you ever have any suggestions feel free to contact us anytime.

District Leadership

District Chairman John Laielli oldcolonychairman@gmail.com
District Commissioner Mike Kalb msk503@yahoo.com
District Executive Mike Perry Michael.Perry@scouting.org
Activities Chairman Thom Shoop tshoop@gmail.com
Boy Scout Camp Promotion Chairman Karl Wendt kwendtsmiles@yahoo.com
Exploring Membership Chairman Heather Hills bsaemthills@gmail.com
FoS Chairman Joan Ballard jrballard@comcast.net
Advancement Chairman Cathy Alscher cathy.alscher@comcast.net
Popcorn Chairman Michell Evans shell072867@aol.com
Communications Chairman Herb Dodds bsawoodchuck@gmail.com
Training Chairman Patty Hughes phughes2202@comcast.net
OA Chapter Advisor George Hoffman troop7woodbury-nj@comcast.net
Membership Chairman Dennis Gelesh d_geleshjr@hotmail.com

District News

Annual Recharter

All Charter Renewals should be completed and turned into the Council offices by Tuesday, December 15, 2015. Should you need help please contact Mike Perry or your Unit Commissioner. It is very important that you submit your charter on time, without a charter you CAN NOT operate your unit!! Please ensure that your adult leader training is up to date so that their are no issues with your paperwork. Any leaders not fully trained in their position will be dropped from the charter and will have to submit a new application once he/she has thier training up to date. http://gardenstatescouting.org/news/charter-renewal-information

Youth Protection MUST be taken by all registered adults, it is also a good idea for the Scouts to take it as well. Go online to www.myscouting.org and take it today. You will need your registration ID number (found on your membership card) to get credit for membership. If you can not check with your unit leadership or contact the council office.

Old Colony Awards Nominations NOW OPEN!!

Do you have a leader in your unit that you'd like to recognize for their hard work and dedication?? If so why not nominate them for one of several awards to be presented at the Old Colony District Awards Dinner in March?? Download the form and drop it off to Mike Perry at the District Office or at the upcoming Roundtables in December or January.

NEW Unit Incentive Program for 2016

Council has rolled out a new incentive program for units for 2016, if you meet the requirements in the flyer at the bottom of the page your unit could score FREE cloth rank advancment patches for the year of 2016. Who doesn't like free swag??

Klondike Derby 2016

Are you ready to put your Scout Skills to the test while running the frozen tundra (or mud) at Camp Roosevelt?? If so make sure to sign up today for the annual Klondike Derby January 22-24, 2016!! http://dk.gardenstatescouting.org/event/1620631

Now Hiring Camp Staff 2016

The Garden State Council is currently seeking quality individuals to serve as members of the 2016 Camp Staff. Serving as a member of the Camp Staff is a great opportunity! Not only will you have fun and develop many great leadership skills, but you will also make many new friends as you make a difference in the lives of many Scouts and Leaders. www.gardenstatescouting.org/CampStaff 

Scout College 2016

Saturday February 13 & February 27, 2016 8:30 AM-3:00 PM The Old Colony District, under the Garden State Boy Scout Council, is proudly offering the annual Scout College program to our scouts and leaders. Several new merit badges are being introduced this year which scouts can pick from as well as the old favorites. Not all programs will earn merit badges, for example Youth Leadership Training, but all programs will provide information to enhance the scouting experience in both the scout and adults. We encourage all troops that have Life scouts to encourage their scouts to take the Eagle Packet Planning to help them on their journey of earning the Eagle rank as they begin to plan their Eagle Project and the adults to consider Eagle Coach Training for Leaders so you have a better understanding of the process and will be more prepared to help and guide the scouts along the way. These classes are very informational to both scouts and leaders, but they tend to fill up quickly. Please take the time to read about the requirements, which period the classes will be offered and the registration information. Check the Council calendar for more information.

Eagle Planning

To better serve the Scouts of the district we now ask that all Eagle Packets be brought to Roundtable or mailed to:

Garden State Council
4468 S Main Rd
Millville NJ 08332
Attn: Mike Perry