Joshua Huddy District

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

So, you want to be a Sea Scout?

Ship 129 will be recruiting in full force at the Jamboree on the Air at Citta Scout Reservation this Saturday, October 19. Please come out to learn more about 1) What Sea Scouting is all about and 2) Ham radio operations and communications via Amateur radio.

*IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR OUR NOVEMBER ROUNDTABLE*

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 November 6 at 7 pm. Want to join us in person? We have two tentative meeting places so the venue is TBD. We do ask, once the venue is announced, that you please gather by 6:50 pm so we can get everyone settled in before we GO LIVE! We thank our sponsors 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. 

EXCITING NEWS: Bury the Hatchet - located in Toms River - has donated passes for two for raffle at the end of the Roundtable. Our September Roundtable winner was Betty Torode of Pack 3. It pays to attend!

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: MONDAY November 11, 2019 - Yes, it is Veterans' Day and yes, we will have a special remembrance to honor our veterans.

****** Note time change to 6:30 *******

Location: Save Barnegat Bay, 117 Haines Road, Toms River, NJ 08753

 

The District Committee/Commissioners Meetings are held on the SECOND MONDAY of the month 6:30 - 8 pm and are subject to venue change so check back here early and often.

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

Operation Halloween is on October 25 & 26, 2019. If your unit wishes to take full advantage of the Discount Coupon Commission fundraising opportunity, please email HSpirit@comcast.net. Check the council webpage for more information.

GOLD Training Weekend is November 2-3, 2019. 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.

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

We are proud to be  a part of the Scout Me In Movement

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
Troop 600 in Point Pleasant

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 46 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
Melinda J Allen

Melinda J Allen

Joshua Huddy District Chair

Scott Ireland

Scott Ireland

District Commissoner

Sharon McKenna

Sharon McKenna

District Executive