20th Anniversary of PPC Celebration Interview: George Barnard

George joined Scouting as a Cub and earned his Eagle Award in 1967. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing and boating with his family. George is a father of a married More »

Using Social Media to Market Your Unit!

Here are some points on how to better market your unit through social media and the local press. 1. Get Permission: There are permission release forms for parents to sign off in More »

Giving Tuesday

Start your holiday season with a great feeling by participating in the nationwide movement of #GivingTuesday. Share with us an act of kindness on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn and please remember More »

Are you your unit’s popcorn kernel for 2019?

LEARN THE NEW WEBSITE Learn about the products! Learn about the new incentives for 2019 We will take you step by step through the popcorn system To register, and for directions, click here, select the date of the session you are interested in and complete the required, simpler registration. Click here for the flyer.

Is Your Unit Attending the Jersey Jam?

Click here for the Jersey Jam registration as of 3/27/19.

Membership Reminders

The national office has slimmed down the membership applications by removing the duplicate copies. Please read the attached. A reminder that our activity fee will be prorated as of April 1 for all new members joining Patriots’ Path Council. Attached is the letter from our finance committee which was also included in the charter packets.

Certified Angler Instructor Course

Join the BSA Certified Angler Instructor Team to include fishing activities in recruiting and retaining Scouts at all levels: Cub Scouts,Scouts BSA and Venturing.  Weekend event includes a Friday night cracker barrel; Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cracker barrel; Sunday breakfast and lunch. Coffee and tea available all day. All instructional materials and hands on

Youth Fishing Challenge, Saturday, June 8, 2019

At Parks Lake, 73 Academy St. in Rockaway, 8:00 am – noon.  This is a statewide “free fishing” day – no licenses required. Invite a friend who might want to join your pack or troop!  Boys & girls who join a pack or troop that day will receive a free fishing kit. Prizes will be

High School Juniors Explore Careers in Business and Finance

High school juniors are invited to learn about careers in business and finance during a six-week program at Exploring Post 40.  The post will be chartered to the Silberman College of Business at Fairleigh Dickinson University.  The post will give young people an understanding of various careers in business and finance. The post will meet

Watchung Mountain District Hosts Cardboard Regatta

Watchung Mountain District hosted on Sunday April 7 their first ever Cardboard Regatta. The event was chaired by Jack Flood and held at the Berkeley Aquatic Club. Watchung Mountain District Troops 59, 68, and 72 along with Troop 90 from Raritan Valley District participated in this premier event. Six boats were entered, and four boats

Exclusive Unit Workshop with Michael Beck

Wednesday, June 19th, 6:30 – 8:30 PM (with dinner) at the council service center, 1 Saddle Road, Cedar KnollsClick here for the flyer. To register go to the council calendar on June 19th or click here.

Meet the New Staff

Stefanie Kazimierczak is the new development executive serving Black River, Fishawack and Sussex Districts.  In her role as development executive, Stefanie will be your contact for the 2019 popcorn sale in Black River, Fishawack and Sussex.  She will also be the contact for the 2020 Family FOS Campaign.  We are very happy to have Stefanie

Council Scout Shop Spring Cub Scout Uniform Special

Keep your new Cub Scout looking pack ready and prepared with this awesome Scout Shop discount! Get 25% off blue Cub Scout uniform tops with the  purchase of any blue Cub Scout uniform bottom. Offer valid April 1 through May 31, 2019 Cedar Knolls Scout Shop 1 Saddle Road Cedar Knolls NJ 07927 973-765-9322 ext.

Community Service Committee

The mission of the community service committee is “to promote the inclusion of unit community service activities within the Scouting program so as to instill in our youth a lifelong dedication to service as embodied in our Scouting principles.” Service is woven into the very fabric of the Scouting program. In the Scout Oath we

2019 MUNSEE DISTRICT PINEWOOD DERBY CHAMPIONSHIP

Saturday, March 2 saw 75 Cub Scouts converge on the Deverin Community Center in Carteret for the Munsee District Pinewood Derby. Races were held for Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Bears, Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts. Fastest in each age group received trophies. We also held a parent and sibling race.   Division winners were: Lion   

Seaside Heights Camporee on the Beach

Every June, Jersey Shore Council holds a campout on the beach!  This is a great way to kick off your summer program and join over 650 Scouts and come camp on the beach at the Seaside Heights Camporee. Camp on the beach, wake up to the sun rise, enjoy the amusements, go fishing, and more!

Six Flags Camporee

Every April, Jersey Shore Council puts together a camping trip at Six Flags Great Adventure.  Scouts get the chance to camp overnight within walking distance of the park.  On Saturday morning Scouts get into the park early for a brief program in the amphitheater and after the program they are first ones into the park,

Sussex District Cub Scout Freeze-o-ree

The Sussex District Cub Scout Freeze-o-ree was held on Sunday March 17th at the Skylands Ice World.  There were 97 attendees who enjoyed one hour of open ice skating and a variety of other activities. Outside events included broom ball, archery, cubmobiles, fishing, and launching apples from a trebuchet.  Indoors, Scouts enjoyed a STEM project,

Robert Tunnell Memorial Fishing Tournament

Saturday May 11, 2019 at Winnebago Scout Reservation, Rockaway, NJ The Robert Tunnell Memorial Fishing Tournament is a fun filled day of fishing open to Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturers and their parents. The event is from 8 am till 3 pm. Lunch is also included for just $30.00 a person. Boats are available to

REMAINING MEMBERSHIP BREAKFASTS

The Patriots’ Path Council Membership Committee will hold three more Membership Breakfasts on March 30, April 6 and April 13.  These breakfasts will equip your unit with Best Practices for Recruiting, Using Social Media to Recruit, Info on Family Scouting and Scouts BSA, and Resources Available from Patriots’ Path Council.  Everyone is welcome but your

Patriots’ Path 5K Run / Walk

June 15, 2019 8:00 – 11: 00 am Please join us for our 2nd Patriots’ Path 5K Run / Walk.  This will be a fun event for the whole family.  Invite your friends to participate with you. Click here for the flyer.

Would you support the leaders of tomorrow by rounding up your purchases as donations?

It’s as easy as: Text PPCFOS to 435-06 or visit https://ppcbsa.harness.com/roundup/ Step 1) Register and connect a card or cards Step 2) Your everyday purchases are rounded up as donations to Patriots’ Path Council, Friends of Scouting. If you need additional info please reach out, either via FB or email to mark.spaldo@scouting.org. Thank You!

Popcorn 2019

Camp Masters sent all the councils the 2018 results Top 10 Selling Units in the COUNTRY – Pack 182, 7th with $42,191! Congratulations to Pack 182 and thank you. Top 10 Selling Scouts in the COUNTRY – Timothy O., from Westfield 3rd with $12,719, Johnathan Walter P., from Butler, 8th with $8,600. Benjamin S., from Montague,

New Scouts BSA Brand Guidance Training

As the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) welcomes girls into Cub Scouts and older girls into the Scouts BSA program starting on February 1, it is important that families understand the program or organization they are joining. To ensure that we promote our programs in a clear and Scout-like manner, we have developed resources to

Tradeshow of Scouting – Summer Roundtable

The Tradeshow of Scouting, Monday June 3th, runs from 5:45-9:00 pm at the Birchwood Manor in Whippany. All Scout leaders and parents in the Patriots’ Path Council are invited to attend. Over 80 tables of vendors and PPC committee volunteers are handing out information on programs for the 2019-2020 year. Learn about Popcorn, the Intrepid,

20th Anniversary of PPC Celebration Interview: George Barnard

George joined Scouting as a Cub and earned his Eagle Award in 1967. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing and boating with his family. George is a father of a married daughter and an Eagle Scout son. President of MCM Mechanical Corp. in Fairfield, he is involved with the Freemasons, the DeMolay for boys

Robert Tunnell Memorial Fishing Tournament

Saturday May 11, 2019 at Winnebago Scout Reservation, Rockaway, NJ The Robert Tunnell Memorial Fishing Tournament is a fun filled day of fishing open to Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturers and their parents. The event is from 8 am till 3 pm. Lunch is also included for just $30.00 a person. Boats are available for

Scout Shop: Mosquito Oasis $49.99

The weather is getting warm and sooner than you know it, the mosquitoes will be coming out. The Mosquito Oasis is a must have for your next camping adventure. These fit a standard cot in a platform wall tents (Cot is not included). Great for summer camp! It comes with a carrying case for storage.

CBS Sunday Morning News Story on Scouts BSA

Please click here to see a fantastic news story this past weekend by CBS Sunday Morning.  Keep up the great work on providing our Scouting program to more and more Scouts BSA girls and boys!

Upcoming District Events

Black River The Black River Spring Camporee will be the weekend of May 3-5, 2019 at Camp Somers.  A variety of fun activities are being planned, BB guns, archery, fishing and more, and a good time is guaranteed.  Registration is open at www.ppcbsa.org and then go to the Black River Calendar.  Registration is $18.00 with

Prorated Activity Fee

The Patriots’ Path Council Finance Committee recently created a task force to review the annual activity fee of the council. Please click here to read more.

Membership Breakfasts

The Patriots’ Path Council Membership Committee will hold four Membership Breakfasts during March and April.  These breakfasts will equip your unit with Best Practices for Recruiting, Using Social Media to Recruit, Info on Family Scouting and Scouts BSA, and Resources Available from Patriots’ Path Council.  Everyone is welcome but your New Member Coordinator (or the

Be Prepared: Fostering Resilience in Scouts Coping with Loss

The SCOUTStrong Healthy Living Initiative brings attention to the emotional fitness of Scouts. Dr. W. Walter Menninger, M.D, (BSA National Advisory Board; Silver Buffalo) says, “Of all the injuries from the dozens of campouts that I have attended, the hardest to ‘mend’ were the emotional issues.” Supporting Scouts during and after any type of loss

JERSEY JAM 2019

Your Unit is Invited to Join Us October 4 -6, 2019, Waterloo Village State Park Patriots’ Path Council welcomes the participation of all Scouts, Explorers, Venturers and Sea Scouts — from all councils inside and outside of New Jersey — at a weekend jam-packed with Scouting fun and adventure. We’re working to make this a highlight of

Save the Date! Patriot Family 5K Run/Walk

Join us for the 2nd Annual Patriot Family 5K Run/Walk When: Saturday, June 15, 2019 Where: Duke Island Park, Bridgewater, NJ All proceeds benefit Patriots’ Path Council, BSA Friends of Scouting Campaign Click here for for the flyer.

20 Years of Patriots’ Path Council Eagle Scouts

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Patriot’s Path Council, we asked our Eagle Scouts “How did your Scout experience, specifically the Eagle Scout experience, shape the choices you made in your life?” Their answers can be found below. The full interview can be found by clicking their name. To see the video response compilation, click

Congratulations to our 2019 Silver Beaver Recipients!

E. Thomas Allen Alana Bird Antonio DeCaro Alan Gotliffe John Koneski Steven McCabe Deborah Reidmiller Joseph Schott John “Jack” Trainor, III Gary Treubig

“Your Own Winery” PPC Alumni & Friends Event

Join the PPC Alumni and Friends for an afternoon of fun, food, fellowship and wine making at “Your Own Winery” in Riverdale. The event is Sunday, March 31st at 3:00 PM, located at 92 State Rte. 23, Riverdale, NJ 070457. It is $75.00 per person. You’ll learn about the art of making and bottling wine

Mark M. Tallmadge Sr. – Council President 2019-2022

Mark began his Scouting career with a Cub Scout pack in Long Branch, New Jersey before joining Troop 145 in West Long Branch.  He attended summer camp five years at Forestburg Scout Reservation and participated in a Monmouth Council Contingent Crew Expedition to Philmont in 1973.  He is an Eagle Scout, Class of 1973. Mark

BSA No Longer Supplying Printed Membership Cards

For about 4 years, the BSA has made it possible for a unit’s key 3 to print membership cards and certificates for their units. Effective January 1, 2019, the BSA will no longer supply the councils with membership card stock, or charter certificate card stock. In an effort to streamline basic operations and put tools

Thank You

Thank you to our units and families that have supported the 2019  Friends of Scouting campaign. Click  here to see the list of supporters.

2019 Membership Breakfasts

Learn recruiting best practices and how you can use social media. Get an update on Family Scouting and Scouts BSA. See all the recruiting resources available from Patriots’ Path Council. Get all your recruiting questions answered. For more information contact – Al Thomas at Al.thomas@scouting.org, Javier Juarez at Javier.juarez@scouting.org Dates Include: March 16th, 9:00 am

“Be Prepared: Fostering Resilience in Scouts Coping with Loss” Seminars

The SCOUTStrong Healthy Living Initiative brings attention to the emotional fitness of Scouts. Dr. W. Walter Menninger, M.D, (BSA National Advisory Board; Silver Buffalo) says, “Of all the injuries from the dozens of campouts that I have attended, the hardest to ‘mend’ were the emotional issues.” Supporting Scouts during and after any type of loss

D-Day 75th Anniversary Trip

This trip is being organized by the Baltimore Area Council. 2 spaces are still available, but time is running out!  To secure your spot, please register ASAP.  Spaces will be given on a first come basis and payment is required. Departing on April 8th, arriving April 9th – 19th a group of Scouts will once again be visiting

Youth Membership Campaign Progress Report for January 2019

We ended 2018 with 16,494 youth members. Our year end goal for 2019 is 16,995 youth members. The January month end numbers will reflect any gains or losses associated with rechartering. Please click here for the full report.

Youth Protection Updated Version

At the end of February, the online YP Course will be replaced with an updated version. If you have started—but not completed—the current Y01 Youth Protection Training: You must complete the training before March 1, 2019, or any progress you have made will not transfer, due to the new learning plan. Otherwise, you may simply

Order of the Arrow Unit Elections

The season of unit elections for the Order of the Arrow has started! With the implementation of chapters in Woapalanne Lodge, the Arrowmen of Patriots’ Path Council are moving toward holding unit elections in every unit in the council, and getting active members of Woapalanne Lodge more involved in the unit elections process. The lodge

2019 Annual Meeting

Join us for the 2019 Annual Year in Review and Awards Celebration on Monday, February 25 at the Hanover Manor in East Hanover. Click here for the flyer. As per our council by-laws, article III, section 3, the purpose of the meeting is to receive annual reports of the council committees and to elect council

Scouts BSA Launch

February 1, 2019 is the first time that girls ages 11 – 17 can register in a Scouts BSA troop. To celebrate we’re having a party that night to kick off this historic change in the BSA. Over 100 girls and parents are coming to learn about all the opportunities that Scouts BSA can offer.

FOS Campaign Progress Report

The FOS Campaign Progress Report as of 1/23/19. CONGRATULATIONS – Black River, Munsee, and Raritan Valley Districts and Council Campaigns.  You have met and exceeded the January benchmarks.  WAY TO GO!  KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!

2018 Year in Review

Click here for the 2018 Year in Review.

Sea Scouts Interested in Cruising on Board the USCG Barque Eagle

Do you want the adventure of a lifetime? Apply by March 31st each year to sail aboard the tall ship Coast Guard Barque Eagle! The Eagle is a three-masted barque-rigged ship used to train cadets and officer candidates in the U.S. Coast Guard. The Eagle was built in Germany in 1936 and was taken as

COUNCIL TO HOST SCOUTS BSA KICK OFF PARTY ON FEBRUARY 1st

The Patriots’ Path Council Family Scouting Committee is hosting a Scouts BSA Kick Off Party to welcome the members of the new female Scouts BSA troops into the Patriots’ Path Council family.  This free event will be held on February 1, 2019 from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm at the council service center in Cedar