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GOT NOVA?

Not only are these kids’ kits packed with hands-on fun, they also help Scouts earn their NOVA award. The kit activities tie in specifically with NOVA requirements at all levels (Cub Scout, More »

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Thinking of summer already?

CUB SCOUT AND BOY SCOUT BEACH TOWELS! Great poolside, at summer camps, and year-round. Soft 100% cotton velour towel in a generous 30″ x 60″ size, featuring vivid colors and the Cub More »

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YOUR OWN TABLET

Now you can have YOUR OWN tablet, to take anywhere. Play Video Games, Watch Movies, Read a Book. Click here for Camp Card Fact Sheet and participating vendors. Click here for complete More »

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Thanks Mom!

Mother’s Day 2014   More »

Are Your Ready for School Week for Scouting (SWFS)?

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School Week for Scouting is a Council-wide recruiting initiative to have one week in September when families can join Scouting in each town. The plan is to have recruiting during the week of September 15-19, 2014 in elementary schools in Patriots’ Path Council.   http://join.ppbsa.org/membership/swfs/ School Week for Scouting Plan: Cub Scout packs and Boy Scout

Popcorn Top 100 Sellers’ Club

The Popcorn Top 100 sellers from the 2013 Trails End Popcorn sale have been invited to a free of charge special event and party. Scouts and a parent have received free tickets to Walking with Dinosaurs at the Prudential Center on Friday July 20th.    They will also receive a special edition Top 100 Club t-shirt.

Part Time Administrative Assistant Opening

Part time administrative assistant position immediate opening.  Job includes data entry, report preparation, mailings and other office work.  Must be organized and able to work independently.  A familiarity with Word and Excel is required.  20 hours per week, 4 or 5 days per week, Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.  Contact Beth Miller-Porter at beth.millerporter@scouting.org

23rd World Scout Jamboree

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Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi, Japan July 28, 2015 to August 8, 2015 Adult Leader and Youth Participant fee – $5,750 International Service Team – $2,000 Scouts will experience the 23rd World Scout Jamboree through module activities, subcamp life, arena events, and interaction and exchange with Scouts from all around the globe. Who may attend? Participants must be

Packing your Bag for Summer Camp?

Don’t forget these items to keep your Scout protected from mosquitoes and ticks.

Scout Shop Summer Hours

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Scout Shop summer hours will begin Tuesday, July 1 and end August 31. Mountainside Monday- Friday 10 AM- 2 PM. Closed evenings and Saturdays Cedar Knolls Monday-Friday 9 AM-5 PM, Closed evenings and Saturdays. Both stores will be closed Friday, July 4. The Mountainside store will be closed July 28 through August 10 for vacation.

CUB SCOUT NOVA AWARD: Swing. July 23, 2014

5:30PM – 7:30 PM at the Council Service Center (1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927) In this 2 hour program you will earn all but two of the requirements for the STEM Nova Award: Swing Bring your pack to the council service center to get started on one of the coolest new awards in the Scouting.

Scout Scholar Athlete Award

The Scout Scholar Athlete Award recognizes Scouts who have participated in sports, have good academic grades, and follow the Scout Oath and Law daily. Please nominate or apply for this award by clicking here http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/scout-scholar-athlete-award-nominationapplication/1571951. Please fill out the online form or e-mail a typed version of the application to Jennifer Volz at jennifer.volz@scouting.org. If

Charter Renewal 2015 Announcements

Charter Renewal Packages Charter renewal packages for 2015 were prepared and distributed at the Tradeshow of Scouting held at the Birchwood Manor on Monday June 2nd. Any unit who did not pick up their materials may contact their district executive to make arrangements to acquire the information package. On the unit label on the envelope

FISHAWACK FALL BOY SCOUT CAMPOREE

October 10-12, 2014, Camp Wheeler, Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation. Planned activities include (subject to change): Black Powder Rifle Demonstration, Fire Building with Wet Wood, Civil War Cannon Demonstration, COPE, Bear Bag Hoisting, Tomahawk Throwing, Blacksmith, Rock Climbing & Knife Throwing. For more information, contact Al Thomas, al.thomas@scouting.org, 973-765-9322 x229. Click here for the flyer.

2014 MERIT BADGE WORKSHOP & DEN CHIEF TRAINING

Save the date, Saturday, November 22, in Parsippany. The purpose of the workshop is to introduce badges to the Scouts and to help them understand the merit badge process. For most of the merit badges, Scouts will obtain a “partial” but will not be able to complete the badge at this event. Last year’s badges

New Cub Scout Packs Forming

Staff and volunteers are working on new Cub Scout packs to serve Layfayette, Morristown, Dover, New Brunswick,  Stanhope, Linden and North Plainfield.   Other areas are also being considered. More volunteer support is needed as new unit developers, district new unit chairs and many helping hands   Join the team today! For more information contact your

Strength for Service to God and Community

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Pocket-sized daily devotional messages for first responders and Scouts of all ages. BSA® has been at the forefront of first response and, through its merit badge and training programs, gives Scouts their first exposure to careers in first response. Boy Scouts could be categorized as ‘first responders in training’. This is the perfect gift for

FISHAWACK CUBMOBILE

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Bring your own cubmobile or race one of ours. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, at William Mason School, in Montville.  $7.00 per driver (pre-registered) or $9.00 (for walk-ins). Online registration will open September 24, through the Fishawack district calendar. For more info, contact Al Thomas, 973-765-9322 x229, al.thomas@scouting.org To view the

Newly Elected Lodge Officers

Congratulations to the newly elected lodge offers in the Order of the Arrow.  For more information on the Order of the Arrow, please visit: http://oa.ppbsa.org/ Lodge Chief- Seth Abbott Vice Chief of Program – Matt Kaufman Vice Chief of Administration – Ken Schwemmer Vice Chief of Lore – Kolten Hilton Treasurer – Steve Murset Secretary –

Please Read This Vacation Note

Within the last week or so some of our PPC board members have discovered our New Mexico Vacation would make a terrific gift for their parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, and/or close friends. We need your help. So far 24 folks have signed on to this vacation in the Land of Enchantment A vacation at an

Professional Bull Rider Association

June 28 at 7:00 PM Prudential Center, Newark Registration ends promptly at 10:00 AM Wednesday 6/25! All sales are final. Register: http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1569395 You will pick up tickets at the Will Call Window at the Prudential Center the day of the event. Please note that in order to bring you this opportunity the ticket prices are based

Cub Scouts 2015 Update

“We have heard that Cub Scout Belt Loops are being discontinued.”  Is that true?

2015 Eagle Hall of Fame Inductees

The following individuals will be inducted into our 2015 Eagle Hall of Fame Class: Gary Binning, Chatham NJ- Eagle Class 1976 Keith Dlugosz, Stanhope NJ- Eagle Class 1985 Scott Kampe, Edison NJ- Eagle Class 1966 Emil Rufolo, Summit NJ- Eagle Class 1972 Ed Tirpack, Sparta NJ- Eagle Class 1969 Geoff Zoeller, Boonton Township NJ-Eagle Class 1986

RESERVE A SCOUTING ADVENTURE – FIELD STATION DINOSAURS

Dinosaurs’ first Scout Day of the season is June 14! Celebrate Scouting, plus National Get Outdoors Day and Flag Day with special exhibitors in the park all day long. http://bit.ly/1xchYA3

Microsoft & Scout Events

What: Raritan Valley District is partnering with Microsoft to offer a series of belt loops and merit badges to your pack or troop at no cost! For who:  Any Scout or Patriots’ Path Council troop or pack Summary: The belt loops offered for Cub Scouts are: Computers Belt Loop  Photography Belt Loop  Video Game Belt

Marvel Universe Live!

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Save The Date IZOD Center July 31 – August 10 Scout Show:  Friday, August 1 at 7 pm Register: http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1565200 Marvel fans, assemble! Marvel Universe LIVE! is taking the live entertainment experience to a whole new level, with a mind-blowing show unlike anything you’ve seen before. Watch your favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man, The Avengers

Check your Youth Protection Expiration Date!

Youth Protection Training August 18, 2014, 7:00-8:00 pm at the council service center Don’t hold up your unit’s charter! Retake your training now. Please register online by August 15, 2014 to attend the training: http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1561859

Train Others in Youth Protection!

Youth Protection Facilitator Training June 23, 2014, 7:00-8:00 pm at the council service center This course allows you to train others in Youth Protection. It is taught only once or twice a year. Volunteers are needed to become facilitators and teach the Youth Protection course. Please register by June 20, 2014 to attend the course.

Awards Abound from the STEM Committee

In the month of June, the STEM committee in Patriots’ Path Council handed out its 6th Super Nova Medal to a Cub Scout from Pack 49 at the Tradeshow of Scouting and two Distinguished Citizen Awards at the Inaugural Project STEM Dinner. The Super Nova Medal is a nationally supported award given to Cub Scouts,

Laser Tag and Paint Ball Policies

It is a policy of the Boy Scouts of America that laser tag and paint ball as usually construed are prohibited for Scouts of all ages. The prohibition can be found in the Safe Guide to Scouting listed under Unauthorized Activities. However, there can be participation in these activities if targets are used instead of

Cub Scouts 2015 Announcement!

Patriots’ Path Council Vice-President of Program, Doug Trump is pleased to announce the appointment of Nisha Zoeller as the council champion of Cub Scouts 2015.  Nisha and her family will travel to Philmont Training Center in July to be fully inculcated into the developments of the new Cub Scout 2015 program.  During the fall there

Cub Scout Recruitment Training

June 23rd and July 15th will be the dates of Cub Scout Recruitment Training at the Cedar Knolls Service Center, 1 Saddle Rd. at 7:30 PM. Learn about recruiting materials, best practices and council plans. The training sessions will be conducted by the new council Membership Chairman Steven Smith of Montague, NJ and members of

WATCHUNG MOUNTAIN Cub Family Camporee in the News!

The WM Cub Family Camporee was featured in the Alternative Press. Read about Pack 98’s adventure here: http://thealternativepress.com/towns/scotch-plains-slash-fanwood/articles/annual-cub-scout-camporee-2014-honors-military-he

SAVE THE DATE—MULTI-DISTRICT BOY SCOUT/ VENTURE CAMPOREE – PATRIOT GAMES

Join us October 10-12, 2014 for the “Patriot Games” at Round Valley Reservoir in Lebanon, NJ Activities include: “Hunger Games” Competitions, District Competitions, Troop Hunt, Merit Badge Primers, Cooking Competitions, CampFIR and more! More information can be found here: http://wm.ppbsa.org/2014FallCamporeeAnnouncement.pdf

Program Updates – 2014 and Beyond

The next three years promise to be exciting for Scouting as all three of our traditional programs will be updated based on several years of volunteer-led research and development. Venturing is first up in 2014 with a totally new program and recognition approach focusing on progressive development in adventure, leadership, service to others and personal

Fishawack Cubelos, October 18-19 at Camp Somers

Cubelos will include BB Gun, Archery, First Aid Skills, Zip Line, Knot Skills, Rock Throwing, Rowboats, Songs, Skits, Historic Hike, Fishing and Climbing. Any pack planning to attend must send a representative to a planning meeting on June 19, at 7:30 pm at the council service center, 1 Saddle Road in Cedar Knolls. For more

New at Summer Camp this Year

Starting with Camp Somers in 2014, the Patriots’ Path Council camps are being implemented with the STEM Nova program all summer long! The STEM Nova Awards program allows Scouts to learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics through Scouting activities. At camp, the counselors will be able to sign you off on the various

CUB SCOUT NOVA AWARD: TECH TALK! June 26, 2014

In this 2 hour program you will earn many of the requirements for the STEM Nova Award: Tech Talk! June 26, 2014 6:40 pm - 9:00 pm http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1556487 Bring your pack to the council service center to get started on one of the coolest awards you can earn in Cub Scouting. If you watch 1 hour of technology

Summer Camp Staff Openings

Our summer camps are looking good for 2014 – we are gearing up for a great summer! We still have a few staff openings for this season – if you know anyone interested in the following, have them apply now for a 2014 summer camp staff position! Sabattis Adventure Camp Voyageur Lifeguard Ecology Commissary Winnebago

Summit Contingent Adult Advisor Opportunities

Don’t miss this opportunity of a lifetime.  Patriots’ Path Council has scheduled its inaugural council contingent to the Summit Bechtel Reserve August 2 – 8, 2015.  If you are interested in being the contingent lead advisor or one of the assistant advisors, please click here and complete the Summit Leadership Application.  All advisors will be

Inaugural Summit High Adventure Trip – August 2 – 8, 2015

Patriots’ Path Council is now accepting individual applications and deposits for a council contingent high adventure trip to the Summit. The trip will be limited the first 48 Scouts, Scouters, and Venturers that apply.  Participants will select a program from seven exciting adventures including The River, Helmets & Harnesses, The Marksman, and much more.  Fees

Tradeshow of Scouting News

The Tradeshow of Scouting registration deadline has been extended until 5/27/14 at midnight   Register now to receive door prize tickets!  Currently there are over 150 preregistered for this spectacular event. Be sure to check out the latest information at the Tradeshow of Scouting website: http://programs.ppbsa.org/activities/tradeshow.  Here you can see new sessions that are added.  Below

Dr. Robert Gates Named BSA’s 35th President at National Annual Meeting

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Dr. Gates will lead the National Executive Board for two one-year terms The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) National Council today elected Dr. Robert M. Gates, former secretary of defense and former director of central intelligence, as the organization’s national president. In this volunteer role, Dr. Gates will lead the National Executive Board, which guides

The First Annual Flag Day Festival

Come celebrate Flag day with an action packed event.  Listen to musical performances from some of New Jersey’s best young talent.  Hear stories of your hometown heroes, explore historic military vehicles, create free crafts for kids, write and decorate a card for a soldier, participate in a patriotic costume contest, see historic reenactment demonstrations, eat great food from

2014 Fall Camporee

All Watchung Mountain, Black River, and Raritan Valley Troops and Crews: ** MARK YOUR CALENDARS *** Check out the attached about the 2014 Fall Camporee on We will have a Hunger Games style Camporee called Patriots Games… May the Odds Ever Be in Your Favor!  More details to follow! Back by popular request, we will

Wood Badge Opportunities

Wood Badge is Scouting’s advanced training course for all adult leaders: Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing, Varsity, district and council volunteers and professional Scouters. The Wood Badge training provides a common leadership foundation for all Scouters in the program. It gives multi-faceted presentations of leadership skills, organizational tools, and activities based on the best of

Wings & Beer!!!

Adult gathering on June 4 at 6:30 pm Come sample 4 pairings of wings & beer at VFW Post 335 in Cranford, NJ. Click for Flyer Brews will be served from CLIMAX BREWING, the oldest microbrewery in NJ. Wings provided by The Office, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza & Cozy Corner Deli & Caterers and there

Victory Trail Historic Hike, Walking Tour & Camporee

Historic Hike & Walking Tour: June 7 Camporee: June 6 – June 8 Click for Camporee Flyer Follow the route of the British forces’ advance into New Jersey from Elizabeth to its halt at the Battle of Springfield! Open to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts & members of the public. Join us for a

Spring Cubelos Camporee

May 30, 2014 – June 1, 2014 Winnebago Scout Reservation Click for Camporee Flyer Take a spin around the world with this year’s global travel themed weekend! Cubs will be able to earn fishing, language, heritage, kickball and other belt loops. Register Here by 5/16 Please contact the Munsee Cubelos leadership team at cubelosteam@aol.com as

2014 Union Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner

Join us on Tuesday, June 10th at the 2014 Union Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner! Click here for details.

ADULT PISTOL SHOOTING EVENTS

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On June 1 and June 8, adults in Patriots’ Path Council, their friends, families and coworkers are invited to the range at RTSP in Randolph.  Novices welcome.  Pistols, ammo and safety session provided.

CUB SCOUTS, GET YOUR NUGGETS!

REGISTRATION CLOSES MAY 24! FISHAWACK DISTRICT CUB SCOUT GOLD RUSH WHEN: Sunday, June 8, 2014 TIME: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Wild West City is open 11:00 am to 6:00 pm so come early or stay late. WHERE: Wild West City, Stanhope RAIN OR SHINE: Within reason.  If there is a deluge and Wild West

PPC Outfitters Introduces Two New Packages

PPC Outfitters is hard at work trying to make your Scouting experience the best it can be.  Here at PPC Outfitters we have launched two new packages based on customer feedback.  The Appalachian Package is similar to our Trek Package but designed for everyday Scouting activities.  This package features the Alps Red Tail 64L internal

Tradeshow of Scouting – All Aboard!

Final Boarding Call for the Tradeshow of Scouting! Last call for all aboard! Advanced registration closes May 23, 2014 –Don’t miss the benefits of advanced registration including access to limited seating training events and door prize tickets! http://programs.ppbsa.org/activities/tradeshow/ Souvenirs: Great door prizes with easy ways to earn tickets. Book your journey in advance (preregister before