Scouting

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Cub Scouts
The Cub Scouts allow young boys to grow and be successful in life through: character development, spiritual growth, good citizenship, sportsmanship, fitness, family understanding, personal achievements and community service.

The Cub Scout Pack 99 at The Academy of Our Lady of Peace is open to all interested boys. Pack 99 is made up of the following Dens:

  • Tiger Den – for boys in 1st grade (an adult Partner is required for every meeting; the partner can be a parent, grandparent, or other adult over the age of 18)
  • Wolf Den – for boys in 2nd grade
  • Bear Den – for boys in 3rd grade
  • Webelos – for boys in 4th – 5th grade

The Tiger Scouts meet three or four times a month. There are two monthly Den meetings. The Tiger Cubs have a third special outing called a Go-See-It, and all the Cub Scouts meet for a monthly Pack meeting. Meetings are specifically designed for boys to earn Achievements throughout the Cub Scout calendar year, September through early June. Meeting times and locations are determined by individual Den Leaders. The boys are required to have a Cub Scout uniform. The Cub Scout uniform is worn at all Den meetings, all Go-See-It outings, and at the monthly Pack meeting.

There is an annual Pack and Council Registration fee.

The Pack and den leaders are trained parent volunteers.

Pack 99 is committed to community service and tries to make that a priority. The boys work on community service projects as individuals, through the dens, and collectively as a Pack.

Cub Scouts affords the boys of our school opportunities for hiking, camping, crafts, cooking, exploration, field trips, community service and our annual Pinewood Derby.

Girl Scouts
The Girl Scouts are dedicated to helping all girls everywhere build character and gain skills for success in the real world. In an accepting and nurturing environment, and in partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop strong values, leadership skills, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth that will serve them all their lives.

Girl Scouting at The Academy of Our Lady of Peace is open to all interested girls. Troops are available as follows:

  • Daisy Troops – for girls in kindergarten and grade 1
  • Brownie Troops – for girls in grades 2 and 3
  • Junior Troops for girls in grades 4, 5 and 6.
  • Cadette Troops – open to girls in grades 7 and 8

In past years we have had many Senior Scouts earn Gold award; the highest award given in Girl Scouts! Two went on to earn Congressional Gold Awards.

Most troops meet once or twice a month after school from 3-4:00 or 4:30 PM with additional times and days for special outings. Meetings are generally held in the school cafeteria and Parish Hall. Scout uniforms are not mandatory but most girls choose to wear them. Girl Scouts is opened to all interested girls. The troops are lead by trained volunteers, generally the parents.

Our troops are committed to community service and try to make that a priority. Girls work on ongoing projects as individuals, troops, and the entire school. Most troops earn their Catholic Religion Recognition Awards offered at different age levels by the Archdiocese of Newark. There are also opportunities for hiking, crafts, cooking, scientific exploration and field trips. We are always interested in new projects and welcome suggestions from girls and parents. The Academy of Our Lady of Peace Girl Scouts provide life long skills, memories, and fun!

For general information about Girl Scouts in New Providence, please contact Stephanie Quinton, Field Executive, Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey at  SQuinton@gshnj.org. She is in charge of forming troops, etc. for the council. Also visit www.gshnj.org for more information on Girl Scouts in the area.