Summer Camp 2019

Interested in signing up for summer camp at No-Be-Bo-Sco for 2019?

2019 Dates:

  • Week 1 - June 30th - July 6th (Provisional Troop Offered)

  • Week 2 - July 7th - July 13th (Space is limited -- dont delay)

  • Week 3 - July 14th - July 20th (Space is limited -- dont delay)

  • Week 4 - July 21st - July 27th

  • Week 5 - July 28th - August 3rd (Provisional Troop Offered)

  • Week 6 - August 4th - August 10th (Provisional Troop Offered)


2019 Fees:

Early Bird Fee: $415 per scout (If paid in Full By April 15th) (Includes T-Troop)

Standard Fee: $455 per scout (If paid in Full after April 15th) (Includes T-Troop)

Leaders Fees—$135 per leader (at least 2 complimentary leaders are included with your Troops Reservation)

Provisional Early Bird Fee: $460 per scout (If paid in Full By April 15th)

Provisional Standard Fee: $505 per scout (If paid in Full after April 15th)

Please Note: Webelos Crossovers attend at early discount rate regardless of date.

How does my unit sign up?

Contact Ann Murphy at the Council Office - 201-677-1000 ext 48!

Cooking Merit Badge 2019

Scouts looking to take and complete cooking merit badge, must plan 9 meals (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners and a dessert).  Submit your menu to the attached form describing what you intend to prepare, ingredients, utensils and cooking methods.

A Scoutcraft counselor will review the menu, and contact you by phone on June 15th.

After conferencing with the counselor, you will actually prepare - 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, and the dessert.  You should document this process with photos, print them, and bring them with you to camp. 

NoBeBoSco Mourns the Passing of John J. Hughes

All of our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of John J. Hughes, who passed away earlier this week. John was a dedicated, lifelong scouter who made countless contributions to NoBeBoSco over decades. 

His obituary:

JOHN J. HUGHES John J. Hughes, 71; passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Hackensack University Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. John was born in Jersey City, and has been a lifelong Bayonne resident.

He is a graduate of St. Peter's Prep, University of Notre Dame, and Seton Hall Law School. He worked for the Law Department-City of Bayonne 1967-1970, Clerk-Superior Court Appellate Division 1970-1972, Assistant Prosecutor-Hudson County 1972-1974, Special Deputy-Attorney General 1974, Public Defender-City of Bayonne and Private Law Practice-Hughes & Finnerty. Member of the Bar-State of New Jersey 1970, Member of the Bar-United States District Court 1970, Former Trustee-Hudson County Bar Association, Former Member-Hudson County Ethics Committee. Eagle Scout 1961, Scoutmaster-Troop #25 1970-2017, Member of Executive Board-Northern New Jersey Council, BSA, President- Bayonne Council, BSA 1983-1989, Commissioner-Northern New Jersey Council, BSA 1999-2004, Northern New Jersey Council, Distinguished Citizen Award, 2004

We will miss him. 


Scouting Heritage Returns!

Travel back in time with Scouting Heritage merit badge!  Offered again in 2018 from 11-12 at the Office.

Req 5 - Troop History should be completed in Advance.  Req 6 - your "collection" should be created prior to coming to camp. You can bring pictures of the collection if you don't feel comfortable brining the collection.

Longtime NoBe Staff Member Devin Foster Joins Pro Ultimate Frisbee Team

NoBeBoSco staff member Devin Foster has joined the Philadelphia Phoenix, a pro ultimate frisbee team in American Ultimate Disc League.


Foster is studying Geology and Education at West Chester University and is captain of the Ultimate Club team and vice president on the Board of Sports Club council. Foster is passionate about the game and attributes his introduction to Disc at Camp Nobebosco Boy Scout camp in Blairstown as instrumental in his development. Foster works at the camp during the summer as Nature and Assistant Program director and introduces many young scouts to the sport.
"Ultimate is the most exciting sport out there, a game like no other," Foster said. "I'm thrilled to be a part of Ultimate. I want to showcase the game at the highest level, create a great fan following, and hopefully inspire others to play."

Go Phoenix!

FAQ's from the Leaders' Meeting

Leaders Meeting Notes – 2016


·      Camp set up is underway with good progress.

·      The county has been in to spray for mosquitos, but they are still present.

·      There will be a new monkey bridge going across the lake!  Open in the afternoon!

·      Theme – Get your eye patches ready! Pirates of the Kittatinny!

·      FCA – changes to the program to reflect the new requirements

                o   We are working off the idea that most new Scouts will have completed SCOUT, so        

                     the requirements focus on Tenderfoot, Second and First Class.

·      What do you do if a Scout can’t eat the food served?

o   We have the alternative menu – if there needs to be anything different then that, we have 2 fridges, and 2 microwaves to store / prepare food supplied by the Scout.

·      What is the status of the bear population?

o   The local bears have not been in camp proper as of now – they will hopefully stay away – please be vigilante about bringing food into your site though!

·      Any age restrictions on the shooting badges?

o   Nope – but be mindful of the physical size / capabilities of the Scout.

·      What adult training’s are available?

o   Safety Afloat, Safe Swim Defense, Leave No Trace, Climb On Safely

·      How are medicine distributed to Scouts?

o   Medications will be collected by the Health Officer at Check-In.  They will be logged, placed in a locked container and returned to a troop leader.  That leader will distribute them to the Scouts over the course of the week.  At the end of the week, the box will be returned back to the Health Office with the record of administration. Refrigerated medicines will be kept and distributed from the Health Lodge.

·      Do you do pre-sign ups for merit badges?

o   We don’t do pre-sign ups for merit badges, Scouts just need to show up at the right time and place.

·      Do adults need to be registered / on the charter?

o   Yes!  Any adult staying in camp needs to be on the charter and registered with the BSA.

·      How do Scouts sign up for FCA / Merit Badges?

o   To sign up for FCA and Merit Badges, Scouts just need to show up at the right time in the right place.  For a merit badge they should have a signed blue card.

·      Can we take our swim test in advance?

o   Since we are a dark lake, swim tests must be done at camp in the lake.

·      What day / time is Horsemanship?

o   The badge will be just Wednesday morning.

·      Can Scouts take other merit badges while doing horsemanship the rest of the week then?

o   Yes – just be sure to discuss it with the counselor that you wont be there Wednesday.

·      Why do Trail to Eagle pre-requisites need to be typed?

o   In order to ensure they are done at the proper level before coming to camp, we want to make sure they are completed at home.

·      Do all pre-requisites need to be typed?

o   No, but we do want to make sure they are completed at the proper level.

·      If there are leaders switching during the week, how do they do that?

o   Leaders should check in and out at the camp office.  Once they are in camp, they can participate in all programs – swim tests, boating, activities etc

·      When should Leaders take their swim tests?

o   Leader can take their swim tests on Sunday during check in.  There will also be a leaders meeting on Monday at the Waterfront.  It may be less hectic to take it then.

·      If we have special skills for a service project – how can we sign up for that and know what to bring?

o   Email the week before coming to camp and we will try to work out a good project.