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Sussex Boy Scout Spring Camporee

The 2018 Sussex District Spring Boy Scout Camporee will be held the weekend of May 4-6, 2018.  The theme of the camporee is a ‘Catastrophe-O-Ree’ and will focus on first aid skills and resourcefulness in emergency situations. The camporee will be held at Lodestar Park in Fredon and will cost $12.00 per person. Contact Dave

Fishawack Pinewood Derby Championship

The 2018 Fishawack Pinewood Derby championship will be held on Saturday April 21, 2018 at the Alfred Vail School on Speedwell Ave. in Morristown. The competition is open to all Fishawack Cub Scouts who finished in 1st through 3rd place in their age group in their pack’s derby. Registration for the event is $5.00. and

Philomont 2018 Individual Registrations

Patriots’ Path Council is currently accepting individual registrations to attend Philmont Scout Ranch in 2018 as part of one of five contingents on a 15 day trip to Colorado and New Mexico.  The trip will include an action-packed two-day tour of the front range of the Colorado Rockies (Air Force Academy, Garden of the Gods,

Philmont 2019

Patriots’ Path Council is currently accepting additional applications for crews to attend Philmont Scout Ranch in 2019 as part of one of four contingents on a 15 day trip to Colorado and New Mexico.  The trip will include an action packed two day tour of the front range of the Colorado Rockies (Air Force Academy,

Order Your 2018 Scouting Adventure Cards NOW!

The Scouting Adventure/ Camp Card is a terrific way for a Scout to earn their way to summer camp or it can be a great fundraiser for your pack, troop or crew!  This initiative is designed to help Scouts earn their way to Cub Scout day camp, Webelos resident camp, Boy Scout resident camp, national

Raritan Valley Pinewood Derby and Cub Scout Games

2.14.18 Raritan Valley Pinewood Derby and Cub Scout Games

Racers start your engines. The Raritan Valley Pinewood Derby and Cub Scout Games are here. The top finishers in your pack are eligible to race. Cost is $10.00 per Scout. This year’s races will be on March 24th at Saint Anne’s Church, 45 Anderson Street, Raritan, NJ 08869. Registration starts at 8 am and races

Watchung Mountain Klondike Results

The Watchung Mountain District held their annual Klondike derby on January 27, 2018. Over 300 Scouts and leaders converged on the Watchung Reservation to test their Scouting skills. Skills tested included first aid, fire building, map and compass, knots and lashing, tomahawk throw, and wilderness survival. Senior Scouts and Scouts competed to earn nuggets to

Raritan Valley District Scout and Webelos Klondike

Saturday February 3, 2018 was cold and sunny as more than 100 Webelos and 300 Boy Scouts traveled to the Watchung Reservation for their annual Klondike Derby. Klondike governor Dave Robbins from Troop 154 along with a dedicated staff of volunteers set up various stations to test Scouts and Webelos in rope skills, sled races,

Boy Scout Recruitment Plans

February 1, 2018 Subject: AOL to Boy Scout/ Boy Scout Recruitment Plans Dear Scoutmaster: Are You In?  Let’s Get More Boy Scouts! We appreciate all the hours you put in to provide the best program possible for our Scouts.  In 2018, the council membership committee would like to help every troop provide their program to

Save The Date: Spring Membership Breakfast!

2.14.18 Save The Date Spring Membership Breakfast

We had an awesome last two years of membership growth, and with all the exciting changes occurring in the future, we want to keep the growth going in 2018! Mark your calendars and spread the word for Saturday, April 7th from 8 am to 12 noon!  The day will cover spring recruitment materials, Family Scouting

Updated: Boy Scouts 2018 Requirements Book, Now in Stock!

2.14.18 Updated Boy Scouts 2018 Requirements Book, Now in Stock

Updated for 2018! The Boy Scouts Requirement Book gives you up-to-the-minute information on the latest rank requirement changes. You’ll also be current on all revised requirements and minor updates affecting merit badges. This replaces previous #641568 2017 Boy Scout™ Requirements Book. 2018 Boy Scouts Requirement Book #641568   $ 5.99

Personal Shopper Service-New E-mail Addresses

Personal shopper service e-mail addresses have changed at your PPC Scout Shops. Don’t have time to spend picking out awards for your next pack meeting or court of honor? Let your Patriots’ Path Scout Shops’ Staff do it for you. Your new orders only addresses are:    358scoutshoporderscedarknolls@scouting.org and 358scoutshopordersmountainside@scouting.org Information we need: List of items and quantities

Rangemaster Training

Attention Cub leaders:  Do you need to get volunteers trained to staff your shooting ranges for spring camporees? The shooting sports committee is holding BB and Archery Rangemaster Training on Saturday April 7 at Camp Wheeler. This certification is good for two years and is open to registered Scouters 18 or older.  Registration and further

Sussex Cub Scout Spring Camporee

The 2018 Sussex Cub Scout Spring Camporee will be held on the weekend of June 1-3, 2018 at Camp Somers, Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation.  The camporee will feature a theme of ‘Fun, Games and Scouting.’ Cost per camper will be $12.00.  Scouts and their families will be able to participate in a variety of fun

Munsee District Boy Scout Chess Tournament

Saturday, February 24, 2018 Tournament runs from 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM Sign-in/Setup at 10:00 AM Located at the Cranford Community Center 220 Walnut Ave, Cranford, NJ Open to all registered Boy Scouts/Venturers/Explorers. Non-Scouts welcome! Limited to 40 players who must know how to play chess. Registration is $12. Trophies awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

Updated: Boy Scouts Requirements Book, Now in Stock!

The 2018 Boy Scouts Requirements Book Updated for 2018! The Boy Scouts Requirement Book gives you up-to-the-minute information on the latest rank requirement changes. You’ll also be current on all revised requirements and minor updates affecting merit badges. This replaces previous #641568 2016 Boy Scout™ Requirements Book. 2018 Boy Scouts Requirement Book #641568   $ 5.99

Exploring Careers in Finance for Teens

2.1.18 Exploring Careers in Finance for Teens

Young men and women, ages 14-20, who are interested in careers in finance are invited to an open house for our new post at Boiling Springs Saving Bank, 448 Main Road, Towaco, on February 13, 2018 from 7 PM to 8 PM. For more information, contact Al Thomas at al.thomas@scouting.org or (973) 765-9322 x229.

Munsee District 2018 Pinewood Derby

1.17.18 Munsee District 2018 Pinewood Derby

Saturday March 3, 2018 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Cranford United Methodist Church Corner of Lincoln and Walnut Ave, Cranford, NJ All Cub Scouts are eligible to race. There are NO prequalifications for a car to race. Register at: http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2289944 Registration: $15.00 per car Trophies, medals, and ribbons will be awarded. Girls are welcome to

Watchung Mountain Klondike

1.17.18 Watchung Mountain Klondike

Watchung Mountain Klondike The annual Watchung Mountain Klondike Derby will take place at the WATCHUNG RESERVATION MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ JANUARY 27, 2018 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM Contact: Governor Charlie Rose, 908-644-9197, wm.klondikederby@gmail.com Register @  http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/Event/2280459 New This Year: Each patrol will be required to have their Senior Patrol Leader check in with the Governor 15-30 minutes prior to

Munsee District Klondike

1.17.18 Munsee District Klondike

The Munsee District Klondike is almost here for Boy Scouts and Webelos. WATCHUNG RESERVATION “The LOOP AREA” MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ JANUARY 27, 2018 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM For more information Mr. Pat Lewis, the Klondike Governor at munseeklondike@gmail.com Lt Governor Mr. Curt Kamichoff at curt@cyberpuppi.com The registration links are: Boy Scout Klondike registration: http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2229203 Webelos

Munsee District Winter Cub Scout Event

1.17.18 Munsee District Winter Cub Scout Event

Are you looking for a fun event to break up the winter for your Cub Scouts… Well, look no further! When: Saturday, February 24, 2018 Where: Camp Somers Dining Hall How Much: $8/person Don’t miss out! Add the Shooting Sports event to your calendar now More information contact: cubelosteam@aol.com http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2289972

Summer Camp Leaders’ Meetings

Summer camp is nearly upon us! Join the PPC Outdoor Program Group as we launch our 2018 summer camp season with our annual leaders’ meetings. The leaders’ meeting is a wonderful time to ask questions as well as learn about the themes and new program offerings at our summer camps. With a new camping director

2017 Eagle Scouts

Congratulations to our 424 new Eagle Scouts from 2017! This is a new record of Eagles in one year for the Patriots’ Path Council. To see the full list of Eagle Scouts, click here.

Lion Pilot Program Update

The Lion pilot program continues to go strong in 2017 at Patriots’ Path Council.  We wanted to share with you some updates from the national service center regarding the Lion pilot program. The Lion pilot program ended 2016 with 204 councils and 30,559 new members. Unofficial year-end numbers for 2017 are 46,851 in 245 councils.

Exploring Careers in Law

1.17.18 Exploring Careers in Law

Young men and women, ages 14-20, who are interested in the legal profession are invited to join Law Explorer Post 22. Come to our first meeting of the year on February 3, 2018, from 10:00 am – 11:45 am, at 1 Saddle Road in Cedar Knolls. Future meetings will each focus on specific areas of

Reduced Popcorn Prices

Now that all your family and friends ate all your popcorn over the holidays. It’s time to stock up for the cold months of January and February. AND THE PRICES ARE REDUCED! ! ! Both the Cedar Knolls and Mountainside Scout Shops have a supply of popcorn for over the counter sales.   Product Original

BSA’s Scoutbook Lite, which will replace Internet Advancement, debuts in early 2018

The BSA announced it will release Scoutbook Lite, a new tool for quickly inputting advancement data, in the second quarter of 2018. This free solution will replace the current Internet Advancement platform, which will be retired. Scoutbook Lite will feature a slick new user interface. It will be optimized to whatever device you use: desktop,

2018 Cub Scout Electives Extravaganza

April 28, 2018 at Winnebago Scout Reservation.  A day of activities based on Cub Scout elective adventures. Registration and class list will be available on February 22, 2018 through the council calendar at ppcbsa.org. Sure to be a fun day for all Cub Scouts! For more info, contact council Advancement Chair, Michael Merritt at michael@mischu.me.

Raritan Valley District – Boy Scout Greenbar Camporee

When: April 20-22, 2018 Where: Watchung Reservation, Scout Camping Area Hosted by Flint and Steel Don Androwksi, you can contact him via Dandrowski@netscape.net. **Please note that BALOO will run concurrently with this event**

Two Special Scout Events at Shawnee Mountain – “Come as a Troop or Come as a Family”

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area - Ski Shawnee

Shawnee Mountain continues to offer these great events to Scouts of all ages in 2018: Super Scout Sunday on February 4 and Scout Weekend on March 10 & 11.  These events offer the best Scout discounts of the season; buy advanced tickets to save more. Hurry, tickets are limited. Click here for more details.

Summer STEM Institute

We are excited for the SSI program this summer.  Currently we are working on obtaining a larger facility to promote further expansion because of our great success over the years.  If you have a facility in mind, please check out the criteria to see if it would be a good match for us.  In the

Cub Scout Leader Training

Make your Cub Scout leader job EASIER and MORE FUN! An enthusiastic, trained leader can make the difference between a den or pack that is struggling, and one that is ready to take on the world. Find out how to use the “Cub Scout Adventure Leader Guides” and other resources available. After all, your Cub

Raritan Valley Klondike Trails

1.3.18 Raritan Valley Klondike Trails

TWO EVENTS ONE LOCATION! When: February 3, 2018 Where: Watchung Reservation For the Boy Scout Klondike Trail, click here. For the Raritan Valley Webelos Klondike Trail, click here. Girl dens are anticipated.   Any questions, please contact Dave Robbins, Governor at robbins154rv@gmail.com.

Family Scouting – January 2018 start of girls in Cub Scouts!

To: All Patriots’ Path Council Cub Scout Packs Subject: Family Scouting – January 2018 start of girls in Cub Scouts! As you hopefully already know, the BSA’s Board of Directors recently approved a plan to invite girls and young women into all Scouting programs.  Requirements for females in the Scouting programs will be identical to

2018 Sussex District Klondike

2018 Sussex District Klondike Winnebago Scout Reservation Rockaway Twp., NJ Friday, Jan 26th- to Sunday Jan 28th A Junior and Senior Event This is Junior and Senior Scout event. A Junior Scout is a Scout from Scout rank to 1st Class rank, while a Senior Scout is one who is from 1st Class rank to

2018 Black River District Klondike Derby

BR Klondike

Where: Camp Akelaland, Trexler Scout Reservation, Effort, PA. When: January 26-28, 2018. Cost:  Before 1/12, $17.00 per person. After 1/12, $27.00 per person. Includes: Camping Facility Use, Klondike Patch, Dinner on Saturday, Campfire / Cracker Barrel and Movie on Saturday evening. Registration is online only.  See the Black River District calendar for more information, click here to register. Questions?

Philmont 2019

Patriots’ Path Council is currently accepting applications for crews to attend Philmont Scout Ranch in 2019 as part of one of five contingents on a 15 day trip to Colorado and New Mexico.  The trip will include an action packed two day tour of the front range of the Colorado Rockies (Air Force Academy, Garden

Sea Scout Ship 228

Sea Scout Ship 228 is preparing to embark upon a new year with exciting new opportunities for her crew and friends in Scouting.  The ship’s schedule has officially been released and we are happy to extend an invitation to our Scouting community to sail with us this year on one of our several scheduled excursions

Wood Badge: 15th Annual “Dining Out” Brunch

Mayfair Farms 481 Eagle Rock Ave, West Orange, NJ Saturday, January 20, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Special Guest Speaker: Bryan Wilson, M.D.  Cost:   $35.00 per Wood Badger $25.00 per Non-Wood Badge Guest $10.00 per Child  Register online: http://www.nnjbsa.org/event/2282217 The idea of a “Dining-Out” was adopted many years ago by the British Army and

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops

National just released a new version of Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops. This updated syllabus is in the format of a Facilitator Guide and should help enable boys and leaders to deliver a better course. You can find the new syllabus here.  

Patriots’ Path Council Holiday Video

Happy Holidays from Patriots’ Path Council, you can find our holiday video here.

Webelos First Aid Rally

February 10, 2018 This program is designed for the requirement “First Responder”. You and your Webelos Scout will be earning your basic First Aid card and your CPR Certification. Upon completion of the First Responder adventure, your Webelos Scout will have also earned the adventure pin. The program will be a 1 day event that

2018 Fishawack Klondike Derby

Fish Klondike

Where: Camp Somers, Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation When: February 3, 2018 from approx. 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Cost: $10.00 per Scout. Teams of Scouts will test their knowledge, skills, teamwork, physical endurance and mental ingenuity.  Scouts will not learn the actual events of the competition until the day of the Klondike. There will be

Family Scouting – January 2018 Start for Girls in Cub Scouts!

As you hopefully already know, the BSA’s Board of Directors recently approved a plan to invite girls and young women into all Scouting programs.  Requirements for females in the Scouting programs will be identical to the requirements for males. Starting in September 2018, girls will be able to join Cub Scouts.  Cub Scout dens will

Wood Badge Dining Out Breakfast: Keynote Speaker

Brian

Bryan Wilson MD to be keynote speaker at the January 20, 2018 Wood Badge Dining Out Breakfast at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. Bryan Wilson is an Eagle Scout from Troop 63 in Union, NJ, Munsee District, Patriots’ Path Council. He is also a Vigil Honor Member of Woapalanne Lodge #43. During his scouting tenure,

Alumni Trip to Colonial Williamsburg

We hope you and a guest will join us for the Alumni & Friends trip to Colonial Williamsburg. We will tour the wonderful Colonial Williamsburg throughout the weekend. The trip is from April 19 to April 22, 2018. For the full flyer, click here.

Alumni Trip to Westchester Broadway Theater

Join us for dinner and a show at the Westchester Broadway Theater on March 18, 2018. We will be seeing A Chorus Line while eating a delectable meal that is included in the price. For the full flyer, please click here.

SHAWNEE PRESBYTERIAN HOSTEL OVERNIGHT PACKAGE – “Big on Fun, Small on Price!”

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area - Ski Shawnee

Looking for an affordable indoor winter camping experience? Our hostel overnight package is the “ticket”; stay one or two nights, you cook the meals and we’ll provide the mountain snow fun. Just $71.00/per person/night. Click here for more details.       

Checklist for a Basic Cold Weather Outing

  You’re frantic. Panicked even. In exactly one hour, your troop is heading out the door on a cold weather outing — and you’re struggling to pack. What clothes do you need to bring? How about extra gear? No worries. Just take a deep breath and use this handy checklist. In addition to the basic

2018 LEDR

August 12-18, 2018. An exciting and educational week-long program, helping young men and women ages 15-20 years old connect with and become leaders in their community. Nominations open: January 15, 2018 For the full brochure, click here.