Registration is now open for the Black River District 2015 Klondike Derby. We will hold our annual winter competition once again at Trexler Scout Reservation in Effort, Pennsylvania, from Friday, January 23, 2015 through Sunday, January 25, 2015. Units from all districts are welcome to attend. To register, please go to http://br.ppbsa.org/weswb01.htm and click on Klondike registration.
The Raritan Valley District Boy Scout Klondike Derby is coming around again! Each year this one-day patrol competition is held on the first Saturday in February – this year it’s February 7, 2015 at Watchung Reservation in Mountainside. Both Webelos I and Arrow of Light Webelos Dens are also encouraged to come and do some
Northern Tier employs hundreds of staff every year. Staff members come from all over the world and bring with them unique skills and talents. Northern Tier’s diverse and qualified staff works as a team and annually delivers the wilderness experience of a lifetime to thousands of youth and adults. “My time on staff was incredibly
We have an active couple of months coming up. Here are some of the activities we have planned: LODGE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT (LLD)–This is a great way for youth members to get better acquainted with the OA and with our lodge. Limited seats will be held for adults. Helpful learning sessions and fellowship–lunch included. There is
The Patriots’ Path Council has been chosen out of many councils across the nation for an opportunity to partner with the Order of the Arrow in ArrowTour: Our National Centennial Experience. ArrowTour is one of three programs that complete a year-long celebration of the Order of the Arrow’s centennial anniversary. In the summer of 2015, our
MOUNT HOPE, West Virginia (November 6, 2014) – Today, the Boy Scouts of America announced the official theme and logo for the 2017 National Scout Jamboree, a celebration of Scouting held every four years for Scouts, Venturers, volunteers, and staff from across the nation. The 2017 theme, “Live Scouting’s Adventure,” speaks both to Scouting’s century-old
This page is the landing site for most all the activities: not only for Cub Scout packs, but also for families and most other Scout units. Included are activity opportunities for Scouting groups and also individuals. Many offers are applicable to family and friends groups as well. Categories of events include: sports, shows, museums and
Macallan Scotch Tasting and Food Pairing Master Class Thursday, November 14th at Morris County Golf Club. Click here for more details and to register. 2014 Maritime and Labor Luncheon honoring Ian Cairns and Herbert Hall will be on Thursday, November 13th. Please click here for more details and to register. Join us at the 2014
Lets take a journey to Alaska! Join Munsee district for both a Boy Scout Alaskan Challenge and the Webelos Klondike! This amazing winter journey will take place on Saturday February 7, 2015. Registration will open soon! For more information and updates: Boy Scouts http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1501599 Chair Patrick Lewis firstname.lastname@example.org Webelos http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1606824 Chair Dan Turano email@example.com
The fall recruiting season is in full swing and it is important to forward all new youth and adult applications to the registration department on a timely basis. A new youth and adult applicant must be registered with the Boy Scouts of America in order to participate in unit and/or council sponsored activities. Without current
The charter checklist form will be used to review a unit charter renewal package when it is turned in. A very similar form was utilized last year and this version incorporates some revisions and suggestions received after the charter renewal period last year. Please note that there are five areas that will be reviewed. These are the most common omissions
The 2014 Patriots’ Path Council University of Scouting will take place on Saturday, December 6, at Randolph Middle School from 8:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M. Registration has been available on line for a couple of weeks. Classes are beginning to fill up, in fact 4 classes are already closed. BUT IT’S NOT TOO LATE! There are still 146
Black bears are the largest land mammal in New Jersey. They are an integral part of the state’s natural heritage and a vital component of healthy ecosystems. Since the 1980s the Garden State’s black bear population has been increasing and expanding its range both southward and eastward from the forested areas of northwestern New Jersey.
Cub Scouts in Sussex District now have more options to get to camp! The new J bus will run weeks 1,3,6 from Branchville to Byram. The C bus will run all six weeks from Highland Lakes to Sparta, with an express bus running weeks 1,3,6. The F bus will run all six weeks from Jefferson
Cub Scouts in Fishawack District now have more options to get to camp! An expanded bus route will begin in Morristown and bring campers to Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp starting in 2015. This new bus route will allow Fishawack Cub Scouts to experience both Camp Wheeler and Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp. The bus
Leaders, make sure to sign up your pack for a 2015 summer camp promotion! Let us help build the excitement! Just tell us when and where – it is helpful if you can provide a TV and DVD player – and we’ll do the rest! We’d like about 15 to 20 minutes for the presentation, but we will
Join us as we honor great leaders from each pack, troop & crew on January 21st at the Hanover Manor. Social hour starts at 6:00 pm. Dinner and annual meeting start at 7:00 pm. Online registration open December 20th to January 16th through the Fishawack District calendar. For more information, contact Al Thomas, firstname.lastname@example.org, 973-765-9322
The 2012 winner of USA Book News award for Best Non-Fiction, Four Percent is one of the most complete histories of Boy Scouts of America® ever written and the first to focus on Eagle Scouts®. Award-winning author and veteran journalist Michael S. Malone brings a story that for too long has been wrapped in myth
In the October edition of Esquire magazine, writer Mike Sager profiles our national president, Dr. Robert M. Gates, and the Boy Scouts of America. Click on the link above to go to the site for the full story, which is available on newsstands now. Check out the article.
That’s right! Like to zip line? Be one of the first to zip line through Liberty State Park at the 2015 Liberty Jamboree. More than 5 zip lines will be set up for Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Explorers at the Patirots’ Path Council 2015 Liberty Jamboree held on October 2-4 at Liberty State Park in
Boy Scout troops- mark your calendars! The annual Sussex District Klondike Derby will be held on January 23-25, 2015 at Camp Somers, Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation. Start practicing your knots and fire building skills! Make sure to invite your incoming Webelos as well. More information will be available in early November. For more information, contact
All Cub Scouts are invited to the Sussex District Cub Scout Winter event. The event will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 (rain date January 17th) from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at Andover Borough Park (Rt. 517, Andover, NJ). The cost is $5 per Scout or sibling (under age 3 for free). Please
Saturday, April 11, 2015 – Winnebago Scout Reservation Scouts will work on 4 belt loops during 4 one hour sessions. There will be an hour lunch break. Save the date. More info to come. For questions contact: Eileen Galley email@example.com or Al Thomas firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for the flyer.
The class list and schedule for the November 22, 2014 Merit Badge Introduction Workshop are available online thru the Council Calendar at www.ppbsa.org. As we go to press a few classes are full, but why not try a new subject or skill? Many badges are new to the Workshop this year such as Digital Technology,
The Fishawack Klondike Derby will be at Camp Sacajawea in Sparta on Saturday, January 31st from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Scouts will haul their sleds through eight towns that will test each team’s knowledge, skills, teamwork, physical endurance and mental ingenuity. Online registration opens January 1st through the Fishawack District calendar and closes January
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 email@example.com?.
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
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/
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
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
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
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
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.
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