Adult Training Requirements

1. Youth Protection Training (YPT) is required for merit badge counselors and any parent attending a troop camping trip. This training must be renewed every two years. See instructions for taking YPT online.

2. All registered leaders (including Summer Camp chaperones) must also take Youth Protection Training and This is Scouting.

3. Troop Committee Members must also take Troop Committee Challenge.

4. Assistant Scoutmasters must also take Scoutmaster Specific Training and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills.

All training courses except for the Assistant Scoutmaster ones may be taken at the On Line Training Center. After completing a course, print your certificate and give a copy to the Adult Training Coordinator (Jon Rea) for the troop records.

Assistant Scoutmaster training is offered in April and October by Washington Crossing Council. You may also take them from a neighboring council such as Cradle of Liberty.

Supplemental Training

Many other on line training courses are available and are recommended for Assistant Scoutmasters and other adults attending camping trips including:

  • Safe Swim Defense
  • Safety Afloat
  • Weather Hazards
  • Trek Safely
  • Climb On Safely
 

Scoutmaster 

Chris Janzen775-220-6612cjanzen1@gmail.com
 

Trained Assistant Scoutmasters 

Ed Armbruster215-310-6858ejarmbruster@gmail.com
Lou Fancher215-497-8310LFancher@KBFinancialPartners.com
David FitchettSwimming & Fitness MB Counselor215-736-0585dfitchett@verizon.net
Dana HutchinsSTEM Advisor / OA Advisor215-321-7097dana@inforest.com
David Iannacone215-588-5361David@iannacone.net
Mickey InglesQuartermasters / Eagle Advisor /Summer Campmaster267-476-5554mingles@worldwatersolar.com
Bill NathCommunity Service Coordinator215-431-4697wdnath@hotmail.com
Ed OleynickPatrol Mentor/Trail to First Class 215-295-5919eaoleynick@gmail.com
David RishelPatrol Mentor/Recruitment Coordinator215-681-0202d_rishel@yahoo.com
Mark SrokaPatrol Mentor267-391-5035srokamark@gmail.com
Paul ValerioPatrol Mentor215-375-4759pfvalerio@comcast.net
 

Troop Committee 

John CelentanoChair215-801-4752john.celentano.home@gmail.com
Bob CarringtonPath to Eagle Advisor215-321-0767 4carringtons@gmail.com
Frank Ehrenfeld215-295-8019frankehrenfeld@iatl.com
Frank O'Connell
Peggy PelosiAdvancement Chair/Secretary/Membership215-321-1582peggypelosi007@gmail.com
Bill PelosiTreasurer215-321-1582bill.pelosi@outlook.com
Jim ReaFriends of Scouting Coordinator215-493-9505jrpiz@verizon.net
Jon ReaTraining/YPT Coordinator215-869-3497jonrea@jonrea.com
x xEagle Court of Honor Coordinator
 

Other Leaders 

Stacy BetzLibrarian/Historian Advisor215-359-6442sbetz@saul.com
Michael BlumMerit Badge Coordinator267-346-9659theblums5@aol.com
Brian BozarthPath to Eagle Advisor215-310-8366thrazobb@hotmail.com
Pat CusickMedical Forms Coordinator215-736-3714jpcusick@live.com
Ed MarcusUnit Commissioner
Janet PadulaWebelos/AOL Recruitment Coordinator 267-736-1026janet_padula@hotmail.com
Pastor Cyndi SkripakYUMC Pastorpastorcyndi@yardleyumc.org
 

Lower Makefield Citizens for Scouting 

Mark SchaubChartered Organization Rep/Past SM215-579-2497mschimneysavers@embarqmail.com
Bob Carrington215-378-36524carringtons@gmail.com
Chris EscherPast Committee Chair
Dennis HoughPast Scoutmaster
Bob McMaster
Mitch MohlPast Scoutmaster
Jim ReaFriends of Scouting Coordinator
Ken Wiener
Lance WilsonPast Committee Chair

Eagle Scout

 

How Can I Help?

We are a boy-led troop, but nonetheless, we need a lot of parent involvement to run successfully. Because of the rotating nature of any youth group, we need to continuously bring new parents into leadership positions. Some of the jobs which are needed:

  • Merit Badge Counselors work with scouts individually or in small groups to help them complete the requirements for various merit badges. Here is a list of Merit Badges with No Counselor.
  • Assistant Scoutmasters assist the Scoutmaster in various aspects of running the troop program. This might involve leading camping trips, providing training/coaching for Patrol Leaders, performing Scoutmaster conferences, etc.
  • Committee Members are responsible for the administrative aspects of the troop such as finances, fundraising, documenting advancement, communications, etc. Committee members also conduct Boards of Review for scout advancement.
  • Drivers provide transportation to camping trips as well as towing equipment trailers if possible.
  • Cooks plan, shop, and lead cooking for the "dad's patrol" on a couple of camping trips a year.

Please contact Chris Janzen if you are interested in helping in any of these areas.