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THE NEWS AT TWELVE
TROOP 12 & PACK 12
ST. PETER'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF LIVINGSTON
"All the News of Troop 12
and Pack 12"
Jan.4- Troop Committee Meeting
Jan.5- Matthew Sarett Eagle COH
Jan. 9- PLC Meeting
Jan. 12-Troop 12 Meeting
Jan. Campout permission slip & $ due
Jan.13-15- Alpine Campout
Jan. 19- Troop 12 Meeting
Permission slips & $ due for Klondike Derby
Sept. 26- Troop 12 Meeting
Feb. 1- Troop Committee Meeting
Feb. 2- Troop 12 Meeting
Permission slips & $ due for Annual Awards
and for Feb. Cabin campout
Feb. 5- Scout Sunday
arrive 9:45am at St. Peter’s
Feb. 6- PLC Meeting
Feb. 9- Troop 12 Meeting
Feb. 11- Klondike Derby
Feb. 16- Annual Awards Dinner
Feb. 17-19-Mt. Allamuchy Cabin Camping
Feb. 23- No Troop Meeting
March 1- Troop Committee Meeting
March 2- Troop 12 Meeting
March 4- Inglemoor Service Project
March 6- PLC Meeting
March 9- Troop 12 Meeting
Scouting for food flyers handed out
March 16- Troop 12 Meeting
March 17-19- Junior Youth Leadership
Training camp out
March 23- Troop 12 Meeting
Scouting for food donations due
March 25- Food Bank service project
March 30- Troop 12 Meeting
Summer Camp Sign Up begins
Jan. 3- Pack 12 Meeting
11- Pack 12 Meeting
Jan. 14- Sports Universe
Jan. 17- Pack 12 Meeting
Jan. 24-Pack 12 Meeting
Jan. 31- Pinewood Derby
Feb.7- Pack 12 Meeting
Feb.14- Pack 12 Meeting-
Feb. 16- Awards Dinner
Feb.21- NO MEETING
Feb. 28-Pack 12 Meeting
March 7- Pack 12 Meeting
March 14- Pack 12 Meeting
March 21- Pack 12 Meeting
March. 28- Pack 12 Meeting
Pack 12’s first Meeting
Saturday, September 10th, Troop
12 held its
The scouts played
games designed to promote scout spirit and teamwork.
The Olympiads include: Patrick
Zotti, Douglas DelTurco, Ayan Bhatnagar, Rohan Gadhvi, Krish Bhatt, Sam Lin, Max Sayre, Jayson Melhorn, Nishay Bhatnagar, Aekum
Grewal, Caleb Choy, Anish Shriram and Cub Scout Ajay Grewal. Adults
present include: Gurmeet Grewal, Twinkle
Bhatt, Paul DelTurco, Craig Melhorn.
12 continued their long-standing tradition of participating in Livingston’s
9/11 Remembrance Ceremony. Alongside
the other Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of Livingston, the scouts of Troop 12
served as the color guards and led the guests in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Scouts participating in the ceremony were: Nishay Bhatnagar, Douglas
DelTurco, Cristian Zapata, Patrick Zotti, Joshua Waxman, Aekum Grewal, Ayan
Bhatnagar, Rohan Gadhvi, Jayson Melhorn, Ajay Grewal, Max Sayre, Alex Choi, and
Cub Scout Outings
September: Fall Family Festival
cub scouts enjoyed an outing at the Essex County Environmental Center.
They had fun with goats, chicken, and rabbits at the petting zoo, walked
inside an inflatable constellation of stars, and ran through an obstacle course.
They also observed many different exhibits that focused on protecting the
environment and natural resources. The
cub scouts also had their picture with Mr. Joe DiVincenzo, the Essex County
Executive. A great time was had by
the following scouts: IsaacYu, Armaan
Mishra, Aiden Zotti and Simon Ritz.
October: The Great Pumpkin!
scouts of Pack 12 went on a fall adventure at Mt. Allamuchy Scout Camp.
The cub scouts received a map and had to navigate and solve word problems
to find clues at different sites throughout the camp.
The ultimate goal was to receive a surprise snack bag for all their
efforts. Scouts attending include: Simon
Ritz, Ian Vedam, Aidan Zotti, Kenneth Wu, Julian Zakkour, Derek Xle, Nathan
Huang, Rayan Hafeez, Elias Chen, Nathan Zhang, Ethan Yao, Calvin Cheng, Justin
Wang, Allen Wang, Bryan Qi, Jason Qi, and Chase Frauwirth.
November: Washington’s Crossing
cub scouts enjoyed a November outing to Washington’s Crossing in PA.
The boys learned how General Washington organized his troops and supplies
to cross the Delaware River, an excursion that took all night Christmas eve to
surprise attack the Hessian Mercenary Soldiers fighting for the British.
They saw uniforms, muskets and boats which brought the story to life.
The scouts attending this historic event include: Calvin
Cheng, Joshua Huang, Isaac Yu, Oliver Beveridge, Elias Chen, Chase Frauwirth and
December: Community Service
cub scouts helped a Boy Scout with a service project at Turtleback Zoo.
The scouts helped collect donations of food and clothing for those in
need. The cub scouts who helped make
event a great success include: Kenneth Wu, Angela Chen, Joshua Huang, Chase Frauwirth, Aidan Zotti,
Calvin Cheng, Ethan Yao, and Nathan Zhang.
BOY SCOUT CAMPOUTS:
KITATINNY CANOE TRIP (Sept.
kick off the new season, Troop 12 chose a new camping adventure at Kitatinny,
Dingsmans Ferry, PA. Scouts were
required to have passed the BSA swim test to attend.
Scouts enjoyed canoeing down the Kitatinny River. The scouts encountered
surprising challenges not at scouting activities, but by their camping
neighbors, who played loud music into the late hours of the night.
The scouts learned that you never know what challenges will come your way
during a campout and decided to put earplugs on their camping “must have”
list! Scouts who went on this
unforgettable adventure include: Douglas Delturco, Aekum Grewal, Nishay Bhatnagar, Dylan
Belluardo, Caleb Choy, Rohan Gadhvi, Anant Gupta, Riley Thompson, Evan Leung,
Jacob Schilling, Patrick Zotti, Joshua Waxman, Max Sayre, and Sean Mollineaux.
Adults who attended this memorable experience include: Paul
DelTurco, Rich Waxman, Gurmeet Grewal, and John Belluardo.
ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE CAMPOREE (Oct.
12 scouts enjoyed another District Camporee at Nobebosco, Hardwick, NJ.
Scouts were excited by this year’s theme of Zombie Apocalypse.
In preparation for the event, scouts diligently worked to create Zombie
inspired clothing. The PLC helped
the scouts distress shirts by tearing, staining and literally rubbing dirt to
transform themselves into Zombie Scouts! The
scouts had a fantastic time visiting different stations including archery and
feasting on Zombie inspired cuisine! Scouts
surviving the Zombie Apocalypse include: Cristian
Zapata, Rohan Gadhvi, Aryan Pradhan, Nishay Bhatnagar, Patrick Zotti, Evan
Leung, Aekum Grewal, Douglas Delturco, Caleb Choy, James Keltos, Samuel Lin,
Eric Liu, Riley Thompson, Max Sayre, Jayson Melhorn, Anant Gupta, and Jacob
Schilling. Adults risking their
lives during the Zombie Apocalypse include: Noelle Schilling, Gurmeet Grewal, and Paul DelTurco.
PIONEERING CAMPOUT (Nov. 11-13)
scouts headed off to Camp Glen Gray in Mahwah, NJ for a weekend of pioneering
adventures. Pioneering skills the
scouts participated in included construction of a monkey bridge using lashing
skills and Dutch oven cooking. Scouts attending include: Max Sayre, Sean Mollineaux, Ayan Bhatnagar, Max Shen, Joshua Waxman,
Patrick Zotti, Dylan Belluardo, Patrick Zotti, Jacob Schilling, Samuel Lin, Anant Gupta, Aekum Grewal, Caleb Choy, and Nishay
Bhatnagar. Adults who attended include: John Belluardo, Noelle Schilling, Daoxian Shen, Gurmeet Grewal, Paul
DelTurco and Rich Waxman.
FALL AWARDS NIGHT
12 scouts, leaders and families gathered together on October 20th to
celebrate the achievements of our scouts over the summer.
James Keltos and Sean Mollineaux
Conservation Award: Max Sayre
scouts earned the following merit badges: swimming, astronomy, fingerprinting,
soil & water conservation, forestry, nature, oceanography, citizenship in
the nation, citizenship in the community, family life, climbing, communication
farm mechanics, wood carving, fish & wildlife management, kayaking,
leatherwork, farm mechanics, robotic, wood carving, environmental science,
emergency preparedness, personal fitness, mammal study, camping, rifle shooting,
personal fitness, first aid, and geocaching.
recognized for earning one or more merit badges were: Evan Leung, Krish Bhatt, Max Sayre, Caleb Choy, Alexander Choy, Ayan
Bhatnagar, Nishay Bhatnagar, Nicholas Boffa, Douglas Delturco, Aekum Grewal,
Joshua Waxman, Anant Gupta, Samuel Hall, Cristian Zapata, James Keltos, Samuel
Lin, Eric Liu, Jayson Melhorn, Sean Mollineaux, Aryan Pradhan, Max Shen, Jacob
Shilling, Anish Shriram, Riley Thompson, and Patrick Zotti.
to all the scouts for a job well done!
you to all the families who took the time to attend.
A special thanks to the families for providing food and assistance in
making the evening a success.
90 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
A celebration in
honor of the 90th anniversary of Boy Scout Troop 12 Livingston and
the 100th anniversary of its Charter Organization, St. Peter’s
Episcopal Church took place at the Hanover Manor on November 27th.
The event, which had been organized by long-time Church parishioner Cindy
Brady, wife of Veteran Bill Brady, Charter Representative of Troop 12, was well
attended by leaders and members of both organizations as well as the community.
Troop 12 and St.
Peter’s Episcopal Church are proud of its longstanding history and
relationship. In fact, Troop 12, the
oldest Boy Scout Troop in Livingston, was founded by Robert W. Kean, son of
Alexander Livingston Kean, the founder of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.
Alexander Livingston Kean was a direct descendant of New Jersey’s first
governor, William Livingston, for whom the town of Livingston was named in 1813!
One highlight of the
event was the presence of former New Jersey Governor Thomas H. Kean, who
presented the Kean award, established in honor of his father and founder Robert
W Kean, to Scout Max Sayre. Other
distinguished guests included the oldest living members of St. Peter’s Church,
Lee Fergusson and Wilber Hoffman (who had been baptized at the church in 1918),
Senior Scout Master Dick Huber (who served in the 1970’s), Livingston Mayor Al
Anthony, and Northern New Jersey BSA Council Representative Mike Wirth.
Attendees had the
opportunity to view scrapbooks and memorabilia, highlighting St. Peter’s and
Troop 12’s long history.
Troop 12 and St.
Peter’s Episcopal Church are proud of its longstanding history and
relationship. St. Peter’s has been
the proud sponsor of the Troop, offering space for Troop meetings and activities
for the past 90 years. The Troop, in
turn, has actively participated in projects maintaining the church, including
annual clean-up of the grounds, painting projects, and snow shoveling.
Governor Kean, Mayor Al Anthony
(from left to right): Nishay Bhatnagar,
Eric Liu, Nicholas Boffa, Ayan Bhatnagar, Cristian Zapata, Aryan Pradhan, Max
Shen, Anant Gupta, Riley Thompson, Caleb Choy, Jayson Melhorn, Evan Leung,
Samuel Lin, Douglas DelTurco, Max Sayre, Joshua Waxman.
Snow shoveling is one
of the many service projects performed by the Troop 12. The scouts shoveled at
St. Peter’s Church and many senior citizen’s driveways on Saturday December
17th Sunday January 8, 2017. Scouts
participating in snow shoveling were Aekum
Grewal, Josh Waxman and Max Sayre, Aryan Pradhan and Jake Shilling. Adults
participating were Gurmeet Grewal, Rich
Waxman, Herb Shilling, Ranjan Pradhan, and Marshall Sayre.
Troop 12 led the flag
ceremony for the Veterans Day Service at the Temple Beth Shalom on Sunday,
November 6th. Scouts
participating in the event include Aekum
Grewal, Max Sayre and Sam Lin,
alongside Scout Master Gurmeet Grewal.
The scouts of Troop
12 continued its tradition of performing at Inglemoor Rehabilitation center on
Saturday, December 10th. The
residents were entertained by campfire style songs and skits performed by the
scouts, led by SPL Nishay Bhatnagar.
Scouts participating in the event include: Ayan
Bhatnagar, Evan Leung, Douglas DelTurco, Aekum Grewal, Sam Lin, Max Sayre, Max
Shen, and Nishay Bhatnagar.
fall, the cub scouts of Pack 12 and boy scouts of Troop 12 had a fantastic
fundraising success! A total of $7,
384 was raised by the Pack and $ 12, 462 was raised by the Troop.
The top fundraiser of the Pack was Cub Scout Julien
Zakkour, raising an impressive $1362. The
top fundraiser of the Troop was Max Sayre,
who raised an unprecedented $1790, shattering Nishay
Bhatnagar’s record of $1515!
popcorn program is the only fundraiser conducted by Troop 12 and Pack 12. The
money raised from the popcorn sales supports Troop 12 and Pack 12 helps pay for
merit badges, event and rank patches as well as camping gear.
It helps to pay for the costs of camping (campsite costs, food, etc.) and
subsidize our annual awards dinner at the Hanover Manor.
you to all the families who helped with this important event!!!
anyone interested in becoming a scout?
scouts who recruit a friend will get a “recruiter” patch and any boy scout
who recruits will also receive a free campout!
join Pack 12, please call Cubmaster John Allen Mollenhauer at (862)
216-7959 or Pack Committee Chairman Bill Brady at (973) 879-8498. To join
Troop 12, please call Troop Committee Chairman Rich Waxman at (201)
247-4351 or Scoutmaster Gurmeet Grewal at (609) 519-0235.
Chair: Jenna Hu
Colleen Pisciotti (Chair)
Coordinator: Marshall Sayre
Coordinator: Pak Lew
Sales: Catherine Zotti
of the Committee:
John Allen Mollenhauer
Chair: Catherine Zotti
Chair: Marshall Sayre
Chair: Madeline Sayre
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