Joshua Huddy District

The Joshua Huddy District serves the following towns: Bricktown, Jackson, Lakewood, Point Pleasant and Toms River.

REGISTRATION OPEN NOW for our Annual Joshua Huddy District Dinner. We will be voting in a new slate of district committee members, honoring our volunteers and sharing a lovely dinner. This will be the December District Committee meeting.

Details:

Location of Dinner: East Dover Banquet & Catering, 629 Fischer Blvd. Toms River
Date: December 8, 2019
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Doors Open at 2:30pm and Program Begins at 3pm)

Honoring our 2019 Volunteers with: Certificates of Appreciation, Spark Plugs, and other Awards

District Service Awards;  Chris Burgess, Bev Lyons, Andy Preiser, Darryl Schultz, Rich Scraggs, Marc Tarantino

District Awards of Merit; Jerome Townsend, Ryan Mahaffey

Event Cost
$25 before November 29, 2019
$30 on or after November 29, 2019

$25.00 Ad Book Half Page
$50.00 Ad Book Full Page

To register: https://www.jerseyshorescouts.org/JHDistrictDinner

Scouting for Food - a huge success! Numbers are still be tabulated so make sure to report your unit's haul on the website! We want to be able to report an accurate total for all of the hard work our Scouts have done.

So, you want to be a Sea Scout? 
Sea Scout Open House

Sea Scouts, BSA is a co-ed youth boating program where teens can go sailing, learn marine engineering, make new friends, and have fun. Check us out at our open house for Ship 6. 
Date:12/11/2019
Time: 6:15 pm
Location: Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church CR building, 701 Forman Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
Contact Information: Mark James 732-684-1753
Website: ship6.org

Ship 129 sponsor by the American Legion Post #129 of Toms River will be a paddle craft program (Canoe and Kayak). We are looking for Middle School and High School aged youth to join our 2 programs. Informational session on December 19th at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm                                                                                                 

Location: 2025 Church Rd. Toms River, NJ 08753                                                        

Contact Information: Jerome Townsend 609-418-0150

 

*IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR OUR JANUARY ROUNDTABLE - NOTE DATE CHANGE*

This Month our Virtual Meeting will be held via Facebook Live.

You will be able to log in from the Joshua Huddy District Facebook Page

The Meeting will be on January 8 at 7 pm. This is NOT the first Wednesday of the month because we will NOT be meeting on New Years Day! Want to join us in person? We are meeting at the Ocean County Library Headquarters, 101 Washington Street in Toms River in the Hometown Dairy Room. We do ask that you please gather by 6:50 pm so we can get everyone settled in before we GO LIVE! We thank the library for generously donating space for our District Roundtable meeting.

Please make every effort to have at least one representative from your unit log in to the meeting or drop in. There will be a lot of information shared that evening, so please make every effort to participate. 

Our very last drawing for the Bury the Hatchet donated passes for two were won at our December Roundtable meeting by Mark James of Troop and Ship 6 of Point Pleasant.  

The roundtable meets once a month. The district roundtable  is a meeting to provide the following for the full family of Scouting units:

  •          Skills, techniques, information, program ideas—the know-how that makes for successful unit operation.
  •          To provide unit leadership with the will to do—the morale, enthusiasm, inspiration, and vision that periodically renew the desire to serve youth.

 

• We are inviting guest speakers to share their expertise on our rich Scouting experiences.  Please contact Sharon McKenna, District Executive, to discuss what topic is in your area of expertise.  
 

Upcoming Meetings Schedule:

District Committee and Commissioners Meeting: SUNDAY December 8, 2019 at the Joshua Huddy District Dinner (see details above).

We will resume meeting on our normal scheduled second Monday of the month starting in January 2020.  The District Committee/Commissioners Meetings are held on the SECOND MONDAY of the month 6:30 - 8 pm at the Save Barnegat Bay Ecocenter at 117 Haines Road in Toms River. 

Please make every effort to have at least one representative from your unit attend this meeting!  If you have any suggestions for these meetings, please contact  Sharon McKenna, Joshua Huddy District Executive.

Program Update

University of Scouting. This free leader training is an outstanding opportunity to serve your Scouts because every Scout deserves a trained leader. Check the council webpage for more information.

Winter Thunder is on December 27-29, 2019. If your unit wants a cure for the cabin fever that hits over the winter break, Winter Thunder is for you! Check the council webpage for more information.

"Klondike Goes Medieval" presented by Troop 6 is on January 24-26, 2020 will have many medieval challenges in a Derby format. Check out the council webpage for more information.

Update Youth Protection Training - All leaders need to take the new YPT training.

We are proud of our District's first Scouts-BSA Troop 402 in Jackson NJ!

Scouts BSA Troops forming now:

Troop 39-GT in Brick - Contact Dolores Oswald at
Troop 600 in Point Pleasant - Contact Tracy James at

Family Scouting provides a great opportunity for youth throughout our council!

PACKS ACCEPTING GIRLS IN THE JOSHUA HUDDY DISTRICT OF OCEAN COUNTY 

  • Pack 6 Pt. Pleasant NJ
  • Pack 28 Jackson NJ
  • Pack 29 Toms River NJ
  • Pack 34 Jackson NJ
  • Pack 36 Toms River
  • Pack 38 Brick NJ
  • Pack 39 Brick NJ
  • Pack 47 Brick NJ
  • Pack 62 Toms River NJ
  • Pack 175 Toms River NJ

 

District Committee

The district committee meets the 2nd MONDAY of the month.  The district committee is a group of volunteers that serves the local units within the district. The committee is broken into several sub committees which include advancement, training, activities, unit service, membership, camping, and fundraising. The district is always looking for help in any of these areas and has roles that can fit anyone's schedule and skill set.  Contact District Committee Chair Melinda Allen at mallen@kearnybank.com if you are interested in helping out youth on the district level! 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

 

District Commissioner Staff

The commissioner staff meets once a month and focus on the following four primary areas:

  • Supporting unit growth in the Journey to Excellence criteria

  • Linking district committee resources to the unit

  • Visiting units and logging the visits into the Unit Visit Tracking System (UVTS)

  • Supporting on-time charter renewal

A commissioner plays several roles, including friend, representative, unit "doctor," teacher, and counselor.

The commissioner is a friend of the unit. Of all their roles, this one is the most important. It springs from the attitude, "I care, I am here to help, what can I do for you?"

The commissioner is a representative. The commissioner helps represent the ideals, the principles, and the policies of the Scouting movement.

The commissioner is a unit "doctor." In their role as "doctor," they try to see that their units make good "health practices" a way of life. When problems arise, they act quickly.

The commissioner is a teacher. As a commissioner, they will have a wonderful opportunity to participate in the growth of unit leaders by sharing knowledge with them.

The commissioner is a counselor. As a Scouting counselor, they will help units solve their own problems. Everyone needs counseling from time to time, even experienced leaders.

If you are interested in volunteering as a commissioner, please contact Scott Ireland.

Please look into the Trinity Solar Stewardship Program for a great fundraising opportunity for your unit and your Joshua Huddy district. 

 

File Name Description
2019 Six Flags Camporee Registration Form.pdf Download
Council Wide Merit Badge List As of 9/12/2019. See your local district rep for the password. Download
Eagle Scout Dignitaries List.docx Download
Scott Ireland

Scott Ireland

District Commissoner

Sharon McKenna

Sharon McKenna

District Executive