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S.T.E.M.-A-Palooza Hosted by Raritan Valley District

Interested in starting your journey to your STEM NOVA award? We have just the place, so mark the calendar and plan to join us! Save the Date: November 8, 2014 Time: 8 More »

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Den Chief Training

Registration for summer and fall den chief training is now open.  A Boy Scout who serves as a den chief not only helps Cub Scouts have fun as he provides a valuable More »

Ice Skating Party Night

Munsee District will be hosting an Ice Skating Party night on December 27th, 2014 between the hours of 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Warinaco Park rink. Cost is $6.00 per skater and $4.00 for rentals if needed. For more information please go to http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1597904 or contact Trish and Scott at cubelosteam@aol.com?. 

Four Centuries in a Weekend at the Deserted Village

Visit the Deserted Village of Feltville/Glenside Park during  the Four Centuries In A Weekend program on Saturday, October 18 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 19 from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m., free of charge. The day includes guided and self-guided tours, hayrides, apple cider pressing, old fashioned children’s games, an archaeological

FROZEN: Disney on Ice

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Don’t get FROZEN out in the cold!

Eagle Scout Alumni Association Scholarship Applications Due

Eagle Scout Alumni Association Scholarship applications are due on Saturday, November 1, 2014.  For more details and the application form, please visit: http://alumni.ppbsa.org/scholar/

Upcoming Special Events

2014 Sussex County Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner Join us on Wednesday, October 22nd at Perona Farms in Andover as we honor Chuck Roberts of Ames Rubber Corp. Click here for more details   2014 Tribute to Women Awards Luncheon in Middlesex County We will be honoring outstanding women of Middlesex County on Thursday, October 23rd

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast, games, prizes, a letter from Santa, and a story read by Santa at Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation on December 13, 2014. For more information and to register, please click here.

Operation Zero at Sabattis

Embark on the greatest winter camping adventure that will ever challenge you as a Boy Scout or Venturer! Operation Zero at Sabattis Adventure Camp in Long Lake, NY offers a beautiful setting for your exciting winter adventure. This premier winter event always sells out, so be sure to register early.  For more information, please visit

2014 Fall VOS: Incentive Gives Units $500 to Reinvest Into the Scouting Experience

For the fall 2014 release (October 7-22), those units where the responses from Cub Scout parents, Boy Scouts/Venturers, or Boy Scout parents total more than 50 percent of the unit’s youth membership will be entered into a drawing to win $500. Drawings will be done at the area level, with a potential of 27 total awards. Winners

The Bill of Rights Institute’s 2014 Boy Scout Contest

It’s an essay contest about the extent to which the Declaration of Independence asserts a moral or philosophical vision for America. The prompt can be found here. The grand prize winner will receive $1,000, and two honorable mentions will receive $500 each! Additionally, the troop with the grand prize winner earns $500 and troops with

2015 Florida Sea Base Volunteer Training Conferences

New for 2015—Three weeks of conferences and an extra day each week! A week in the Florida Keys learning with experienced and informed Scouters with ample time to enjoy the climate and beauty of the Keys!! Check out the flyer for dates and more information.

2015 NAYLE at Sea Base

WHAT IS NAYLE? The National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) is an exciting program where young men and women enhance their leadership skills through team building, ethical decision-making, problem solving and service to others. WHAT CAN I EXPECT? NAYLE is a very special experience. At the Sea Base NAYLE, you spend several days and nights

Summer in Review Video

Check out this video highlighting some of the cool programs our Scouts took advantage of this summer!

New Jersey Devils Scout Nights

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Take your unit out to see the New Jersey Devils!

Battle of Trenton -Indoor Racing

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December 19-20 at Sun Bank Center Trenton To order tickets call: 609-656-3234 or email: snbcgroupsales@snbcenter.com Deadline:  12/17 at 5:00 P.M. Cost: $14  

Congratulations to 2013 Eagle Scout, Ryan Moroney

Ryan received the 2014 Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout service project of the year award. Ryan performed an original cabaret entitled “Dream” to inspire children and teenagers with special needs to reach their dreams. http://youtu.be/iJ4wtiVypXo – Part One http://youtu.be/r6AZ7T_LCJ0 – Part Two

WHITE CASTLE – WATCHUNG MOUNTAIN CHESS TOURNAMENT

Join us for the inaugural White Castle-Watchung Mountain District Chess Tournament Open to all registered Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Explorers Saturday, November 1 at Stonecrest Community Church (11 Technology Dr. N. in Warren) Cost: $6 Limited to first 40 Scouts/Venturers/Explorers Lunch will be provided for all participants and guests by our generous sponsor, White Castle.

First Aid and CPR Training Day

DATE: Saturday, December 6, 2014 TIME: 9:30 A.M. registration.  Class begins at 10:00 A.M. sharp. LOCATION: Osceola Presbyterian Church, 1689 Raritan Road, Clark, NJ 07066 TRAINING AGENDA: This is the current American Red Cross Lay Responder- Adult CPR and Standard First Aid Course. The training will center on the new compression ratios, terminology, and will

Merit Badge Pamphlet Sale

Now is a great time to restock your merit badge library! Price will drop from $4.99 to $3.99 at both the Mountainside and Cedar Knolls stores from October 1 to 31, 2014. Store stock only. Please click here for a printable flyer.

University of Scouting

Be sure to keep December 6, 2014 open in your unit calendar so your adult and youth leaders can come to the University of Scouting.   Our annual event takes place at the Randolph Middle School, 507 Millbrook  Avenue, from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM.  University of Scouting is a day-long training experience with many courses

Liberty State Park Service Project Program

Help your troop, post, or crew reach its JTE community service  objectives. As part of the 2015 Liberty Jamboree, Patriots’ Path Council has developed a program of service projects in Liberty State Park to benefit the park, Scouts, and units attending the Jamboree. Each day of service is designed as a project for approximately 50

MONSTER JAM – Scout Night

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December 27th 7:30 PM Global Spectrum | Sun National Bank Center 81 Hamilton Avenue | Trenton, NJ  | 08611  CRUSH BULLYING CLINIC (prior to the  show ) Shift Gears . Stand Up . Stop Bullying One of the drivers will talk and educate the kids about the effects of bullying and encourage kids to pledge to stand

Woodsman’s Thong Training

Check out the promo video found in this post for a sneak preview for the upcoming training held on October 25, 2015 to October 26, 2014.

Liberty State Park Service Project Program

As part of the 2015 Liberty Jamboree, Patriots’ Path Council has developed a program of service projects in Liberty State Park to benefit the park, Scouts and units attending the jamboree. Each Day of Service is designed as a project for approximately 50 Scouts and adult leaders, with work beginning at 9:00 AM and ending

Will Your Unit Be Part of the 2015 Liberty Jamboree?

Unit “Save a Site” registration is now open!  Be sure to register and make your $100.00 deposit so your unit can participate in the once in a lifetime: Patriots’ Path Council Liberty Jamboree at Liberty State Park! It will be a Jamboree different than anything you’ve experienced before.  Click here for the registration form. Key

BALOO Training

Have an upcoming pack outing?  BALOO training is your gateway for the Scouts to enjoy the benefits of outdoor pack activities.  Come on out and enjoy a day of beautiful fall weather during different breakout sessions with a delicious meal included.   BALOO is a one-day training event, presented by the district, that introduces Cub Scout

New Holiday Family Show – Frozen!

Plan a trip with family, friends or your Scout unit to the IZOD Center. Discounted tickets are available for you and a portion of the ticket sales helps support Patriots’ Path Council. Order tickets by November 14, 2014 for this show at the IZOD center on 11/28/14 at 7 PM A great way to start

STEM NOVA PROGRAM and AWARDS

These three books support the new NOVA Awards program offered by the Boy Scouts of America. This program incorporates learning with cool activities and exposure to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The hope is that the requirements and activities for earning these awards will stimulate an interest in STEM-related fields as they show how Science, Technology,

Philmont 2016

Planning to apply directly to Philmont for a 2016 trek? Registration for participation in the selection process will begin online October 29 thru November 19, 2014. Crews selected will be announced the first week of December. Click here for details. For information about the 2016 Watchu Experience, Patriots’ Path’s Trail to Philmont, click here.”

New Jersey Scout Museum Open House

As we commemorate the tenth anniversary of the New Jersey Scout Museum, you are invited to join us on Saturday October 4 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Sunday October 5, 2014 from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm for this celebratory open house. The NJSM currently features a series of exhibits that document the history of

Youth Protection Training Aging Report

My.Scouting tools is the resource for Key 3 unit leaders to get up to date a Youth Protection Aging Report.  A report has been enclosed in the 2015 charter materials package but additional updates may be obtained using this tools.  To access the training tools, just sign into your account at MyScouting.org and again into

Explorer Post for High School Students Interested in Careers in Law

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All high school students are invited to the next meeting, Monday, September 29th, from 7:00-8:00 pm, across from the county courthouse in Morristown in the Records and Administration building. This month’s topic is:  The Role of the Detective in the Legal Process. Our guest speaker is Daniel Coleman, 25 year veteran detective,  retired from the

Summit Bechtel Reserve 2015 Inaugural Contingent

Looking for a new adventure next summer?  Rafting, kayaking, climbing, archery, shooting , mountain biking, skateboarding – these are just some of the activities you can participate in at BSA newest high adventure base located in the wilds of West Virginia.  The Summit is an adventure center for the millions of youth and adults who

CLASSES ANNOUNCED FOR 2014 MERIT BADGE WORKSHOP & DEN CHIEF TRAINING

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The class list and schedule for the 2014 Merit Badge Workshop have been announced previously and some classes are already sold out!  Registration is online only through the council calendar at www.ppbsa.org and closes November 14, 2014. Save the date, Saturday, November 22, 2014 in Parsippany. For more information, contact ppbsambws@gmail.com. MBWS 2014 class list

Geoff Zoeller Featured in CubCast

Geoffrey Zoeller, membership and relations VP for Patriots’ Path Council, is “right on” in this podcast when it comes why every Cub Scout pack should hold a new-parent orientation the night of their recruitment event.  Hear it here: http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2014/08/04/new-parent-orientation-must-cub-scout-pack/.  He recommends that you look to incorporate & train your Cub Scout volunteers in this concept

College of Commissioner Science

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The Northern New Jersey & Patriots’ Path Councils proudly announce the October 25, 2014 College of Commissioner Science   WHO? Commissioners from all councils WHAT? College of Commissioner Science: Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral Degree Programs.  More newly revised national courses KEYNOTE SPEAKER:   Tico Perez, National Commissioner WHEN? Saturday, October 25, 2014 WHERE? Brooklawn Middle School,

STEM Nova Event: Tech Talk

In this two hour program, your Cub Scouts can earn all but two prerequisite requirements toward a Nova Award. The Tech Talk Workshop will teach them the basics of technology and its uses as well as earn them one belt loop. This is a great opportunity for every Cub Scout to explore their interest in

Rutgers Football Scout Day

November 15th  (Time to be determined, based on TV coverage) Rutgers vs Indiana $53/person.  Includes a discounted ticket, handling fees and a contribution to Patriots’ Path Council. Buy ticket now for your Scout group or family while tickets last  http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1604449

Scout Night with the Harlem Globetrotters – IZOD Center

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December 29th  at 2 PM and 7 PM Fun for families and Scout groups! Tickets on sale until Monday December 1 at 11:00 AM! Two price levels to choose from $22 or $31 Prices include discounted tickets, handling fees and a contribution to the Patriots’ Path Council! http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1604391  

WM FALL CUB FAMILY CAMPOREE

Join us on October 17-19 at WSR in Rockaway, NJ

Sussex Cub Family Camping and Boy Scout Camporee!

Calling all Knights of the Sussex Roundtable! Behold, our Boy Scout Troops will amaze our Cub Scouts with Medieval games and skills! Dragons and Wizards abound as our Cubs venture through the King’s woods. Your Pack will Camp and enjoy a day of enchantment and a Saturday Evening Campfire provided by our Boy Scouts. It

2015 Charter Renewal Announcement

Please see below for information regarding the 2015 charter renewal information.

Mad Science loves scouts!

High energy, entertaining and educational shows! Book your blue and gold dinner entertainment early to ensure availability! Workshops are available for smaller groups. Visit our website: http://morrissussex.madscience.org/

Special Cub Pack Rodeo Package

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September 20 and 21 at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area. Cost: $20/person (Groups of 10+); includes admission & BBQ lunch. Watch live PRCA Bronc & Bull Riding, calf roping, rodeo clowns, and more. Plus Annual Chili Cook-Off sampling. Visit Shawnee Mountain website. or call 570-421-7231 ext 223. click here for flier.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets!

For our second year we are offering discounted tickets for the shows.  Buy your tickets early – last year they ran out! Radio City makes a contribution to Patriots’ Path based on ticket sales using our code. Please share with family and friends! Have a happy holiday season! Click here for the flyer.

Battleship Cove Camporee

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Battleship Cove Camporee for Boy Scouts and Families hosted by Munsee District http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1454350 Join the trip to Fall River, Massachusetts for the group outing!  The event is open to all districts. The cost for the weekend is $70 not including transportation.  Get there on your own or contact chairman Jim Parlapiano  jim.parlapiano@bankofamerica.com for possible bus

Fright Night

October 25th 2014 at Winnebago Scout Reservation A scary and fun family adventure for everyone including Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and their families. Winnebago is transformed once a year from a peaceful Scout camp into a haunted Halloween play land filled with witches, ghosts, goblins and other surprises. In addition to visiting all of the

The Great Pumpkin’s Treasure Hunt

October 25th and 26th 2014 at Camp Wheeler A fun October adventure for Cub Scouts and their families. Each team of 7-10 people will explore Camp Wheeler while finding and counting pumpkins throughout the camp. It is fun for the entire family and all participants receive a goodie bag to take home. Please wear comfortable

From a Scoutmaster – The Value of Northern Tier

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Northern Tier’s Ely Trail staff director received this letter from a Scoutmaster a few weeks ago. The letter is a true testimonial to the benefit of having a Northern Tier interpreter and the value of a Northern Tier trek. We could go on, but we’re going to let the letter speak to the Northern Tier

Family Friends Of Scouting 2015

          Be part of the roll out of the new              Unit Presentation Options REFRESHMENTS SERVED AT ALL LOCATIONS Please send at least one representative from your unit Program includes: NEW for this year, a variety of unit participation options What is a Council Friends of Scouting (FOS) Campaign Why Family Friends Of Scouting (FOS)

2nd Annual Farm to Table Dinner at The Barn at Perona Farms

Join us for the 2nd Annual Farm to Table Dinner at The Barn at Perona Farms! Thursday, September 25th at 7:00 pm. Enjoy local fare prepared by award winning Chef, Kirk Avondoglio. Click here for more details and to register