The ScoutWiki Network server was upgraded on November 20th, 2019. The maintenance is now over. Please inform us in Slack or via email support@scoutwiki.org if you encounter any unexpected errors – it's possible the upgrade has missed something. Thanks and happy scoutwiki'ng!

Monmouth Council

From ScoutWiki, For Everyone, Everywhere involved with Scouting and Guiding...
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Csp Monmouth Council.jpg

The Monmouth Council is a local council of the Boy Scouts of America located in the state of New Jersey.

Council History

347

MONMOUTH COUNTY
RED BANK
1916
1924
CHANGED NAME
MONMOUTH 347

347

MONMOUTH
RED BANK
1924
1937
NAME CHANGED FROM MONMOUTH COUNTY 347, ADDED OCEAN COUNTY AREA
MONMOUTH-OCEAN 347
Ohowa 71

347

MONMOUTH-OCEAN
OAKHURST
1937
1940
SPLIT, FORMED OCEAN COUNTY 341 & REFORMED MONMOUTH 347
MONMOUTH 347
Ohowa 71

347

MONMOUTH
OAKHURST / MORGANVILLE (moved to 2004-05)
1940- present
 
ABSORBED JAMESBURG, USED MONMOUTH COUNTY 347 IN 60s
 
Na-Tasi-Hi 71 and Na Tsi Hi 71

Council Patches

http://www.njsm.org/

Districts

The Current districts are:

  • Battleground (at least 1969 to present)
  • Thunderbird (about 1964- present)
  • Twin Lights (1986- present, from merger of Great Northern & Chingarora)


Past defunt districts include:

  • District 1 (circa 1958)
  • Central (about 1960-1971)
  • Chingarora (about 1947-1986,area now part of Twin Lights)
  • Drum Pipe (about 1976-1980,area now part of Battleground)
  • Great Northern (about 1968-1986,area now part of Twin Lights)
  • Southern (about 1963-1974,area now part of Thunderbird)

(Dates based on insignia issued, many of the districts may have started earlier).

Camps

Current Camps include -

  • Forestburg Scout Reservation, Forestburgh, New York (Boy Scout Summer Camp program) 1956 to present. FSR has 2 camps - Central Camp (1956-2001)now J. Fred Billett Camp (2002-present) & Dan Beard Camp (1958-present) See http://www.fsrcamp.org/ for directions, current information & history.
  • Quail Hill Scout Reservation, Manalapan, New Jersey (Cub Scout Summer Camp program) 1967 to present. See http://www.qhsrcamp.org/ for directions, current information & history.

Past camps include -

  • Camp Monmouth, Shark River Hills, New Jersey (1918-1920s) a.k.a. Camp Minnewaska
  • Camp Burton, Adamston, New Jersey (1925-1928)
  • Camp Burton at Alaire, Farmingdale, New Jersey (now part of Alaire State Park) (various names using Burton &/Or Alaire (about 1920- 1940)
  • Camp Housman (now part of Alaire State Park) (about 1947-1955)
  • Arthur Brisbane Memorial Boy Scout Training Camp, Farmingdale, New Jersey (1946-late 1940s)
  • Camp Housman Training Center, Farmingdale, New Jersey (late 1940s-1967)
  • Monmouth Council maintained a presence in the vicinity of what is now Alaire State Park from the 1920's to the 1960's. It was used as a camp, headquarters, & the Scouts conducted as guide service in the park. The property was lent/ leased to the council by the owners & later by the State.
  • Camp Derrick, Jamesburg, New Jersey (1921-1970s)
  • Fort Hancock Sea Scout Base , Sandy Hook, New Jersey (1930's)
  • Spermaceti Cove Sea Scout Base , Sandy Hook, New Jersey (about 1949-1953) Sea Explorer Training Base
  • Mennen Harbor
  • Skelbo Lodge (early 1960s) Bracebridge, Quebec, Canada (Explorers)
  • Hidden Hollow, Holmdel, New Jersey (circa 1960's)


See "Monmouth Council Boy Scouts (Images of America: New Jersey)" by Dave Wolverton (Paperback - May 2003)Arcadia Publishing (SC,)ISBN-10: 0738511714, ISBN-13: 978-0738511719 for a more detailed history of Monmouth Council & its camps. Limited quanities available from The New Jersey Scout Museum, Morganville, New Jersey. www.njsm.org

Lodge

The council is served by the Na Tsi Hi Lodge #71 Na Tsi Hi lodge 71 was first chartered in 1951. It is currently part of the NE 5A section of the Order of the Arrow. The original lodge 71 was chartered to Monmouth Council on October 5, 1933 with the name Ohowa, it went inactive & was disbanded in about 1940. For a more complete history see: http://www.natsihi.org/heritage/history.shtml