2015 Camp Card

The 2015 Camp Card has been finalized.  And will be available the week of 3/2/15. Your order can be brought to your district roundtable or can be picked at either Scout shop More »

Summer STEM Institute: We’re STEMulating Young Minds into STEM Scholars

Neil Armstrong.  Marie Curie.  Alexander Graham Bell. Before they changed the world, they played. They let their curiosity loose. They explored their world. Explore your world this summer at the Summer STEM More »

Purchasing Adventure Insignia for New Cub Scout Program

The launch of the new Cub Scout adventure program is fast approaching. Printed materials (handbooks, den leader guides, etc.) are on track for delivery to local council Scout Shops by May 1st and the adventure insignia for program recognition will be delivered 30-60 days later. Click here for pictures and more information. Click here for Cub Scout program

2015 Monster Energy AMA Supercross

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Scout Night at the 2015 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship will storm into MetLife Stadium as it plays host to the penultimate stop of the 2015 Supercross season on April 25, 2015. The Pit Party will run from 9 am – 2 pm and the event begins at 2:30 pm. Register http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1682690

New Cub Scout Book Pre-Order

New Cub Scout books and merchandise are now available to pre-order. Use our printable form or excel order form and send to 358scoutshoporders@scouting.org or drop it off at our Cedar Knolls or Mountainside shop. We will e-mail you when your order is complete, after May 1, 2015. Forms are also available on our ppbsa.org website

Black River District Award of Merit and Black River’s Best Award

Help nominate a deserving Scouter in your unit for the 2015 Black River District Award of Merit and the 2015 Black River ‘s Best Award.  We will honor those selected for these  recognitions at the annual District Dinner on Wednesday, May 20, at the Zeris Inn,  Mountain Lakes.  The deadline for submitting nominations has been

Friends asking Friends

Looking to increase social media to increase your unit’s FOS contribution?  Read about our new “Friends asking Friends” program.  Click here for the PDF.

Boy Scouts of America Abilities Digest

The following articles are included in this issue: Special Invitation from the National Disabilities Awareness Committee New Advancement Educational Presentation Gains Traction New Disabilities Awareness Educational Presentation on the Horizon Local Council Promotes Inclusion and Awareness on YouTube Disabilities Awareness now on Facebook and Twitter Using the New Registration Beyond the Age of Eligibility Form

Philmont Openings for July 2015

Have you always wanted to hike Northeastern New Mexico? The Philmont Scout Ranch is situated in the Cimarron Range of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Patriots’ Path Council still has several openings for slots this summer. Act quickly and call Debbie Wickham at our Cedar Knolls office: Extension 239.

Youth Protection Forum 2015

Put the YOU in Youth Protection – complete our challenge to make your unit safer while becoming eligible for a $200 gift certificate to our Scout Shops for your unit. Challenge includes attending a Youth Protection Forum and adding a Youth Protection Champion to your committee.  More information available in this Youth Protection Incentive flier.

Camp Cards

Don’t forget to order Camp Card’s to help your Scouts raise money for summer camp and / or high adventure trips.  Units can receive up to 50% commission. STRIVE FOR 25 – For every 25 Camp Cards an individual Scout sells they can enter into one of our fourteen weekly drawings. Each weekly drawing will have

Camp COLEY Cares FOOD DRIVE

Camp COLEY Cares, the community service branch of Camp COLEY, will hold a food drive April 18, 2015 from 2 pm – 4 pm during their annual Fun Day Open House at Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation. Everyone that participates and donates a non-perishable food item will be entered into a raffle to win a basket

Red Bulls Soccer Scout Night

April 17, 2015 – 7:00 P.M. Red Bulls vs San Jose Earthquakes. All Scouts will receive a patch and will be recognized as take a lap around the pitch at halftime. Click here for the flyer.

2015 Munsee District Pinewood Derby

The 2015 Munsee District Pinewood Derby will be hosted by Cub Scout Pack 30, chartered by St. John the Apostle Church in Clark.  The 2015 District Derby will be held at the Church, starting 9:00 AM on Saturday, March 7th, 2015. Registration will close at midnight on March 5th, Thursday. New for 2015! A dedicated

First Newsletter Released for the 2015 Liberty Jamboree!

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Been looking for more information on the #libertyjamboree?!  The first of serval Liberty Jamboree newsletters has been released! Articles Include: Welcome message from the chairman Registration Information Staff Information Mandatory Leaders Meeting District Service Days Habitat for Humanity Project You can find the newsletter at: http://libertyjamboree.ppbsa.org/newsletter/news.htm Also, don’t forget to like us on Facebook for

WANTED: Day Camp Aquatics Director with Signing Bonus!

Our summer camps are looking good for 2015 – we are gearing up for a great summer! Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp is still looking for an Aquatics Director – if you know anyone interested, have them apply now for a 2015 summer camp staff position!

Notice Regarding 15-Passenger Vans

Effective September 1, 2015, the use of 15-passenger vans manufactured before 2005 will no longer be allowed in connection with Scouting programs and activities. Any 2005 or later 15-passenger vans may be used if equipped with Electronic Stability Control and seat belts for all passengers as well as the driver. This applies to all vehicles,

OPERATION SUB ZERO 2015

CONGRATULATIONS TO 120 OF OUR LEADERS AND SCOUTS FOR PARTICIPATING IN THIS YEAR’S OPERATION ZERO PROGRAM ON FEBRUARY 13-16 AT OUR SABATTIS ADVENTURE CAMP IN THE ADIRONDACKS. IT WAS -23 DEGREES AT NIGHT YET EVERYONE HAD A GREAT TIME WITH NO INJURIES REPORTED. SPECIAL THANKS TO THE OP ZERO COMMITTEE/STAFF FOR THEIR LEADERSHIP. WARM UP

Summer STEM Institute: We’re STEMulating Young Minds into STEM Scholars

Neil Armstrong.  Marie Curie.  Alexander Graham Bell. Before they changed the world, they played. They let their curiosity loose. They explored their world. Explore your world this summer at the Summer STEM Institute ran by the Patriots’ Path Council, open to all boys and girls entering 3-5 grade this September. Space is limited. For more

Alumni Networking Breakfast

Join us on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 for our Alumni Networking Breakfast featuring Scott Berger of CBS Evening News. Click here for the flyer and for more information.

Summit Bechtel Reserve

There are still openings to attend the Patriots’ Path contingent to attend the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, on August 2-8, 2015.  You can pick which activities you want to participate in: The Summit Experience allows you to try a little bit of everything the Summit has to offer; The River for rafting and

Camp Staff Recruitment Incentive

Patriots’ Path Council is looking to fill some key camp staff positions at Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp, Sabattis Adventure Camp, and Camp Wheeler Cub Scout Day Camp.  It you help us identify people who may fill these positions, you could earn a $100 signing bonus!  Click here to see what key positions are needed

Summer Employment

Looking for something to do this summer? How about working at one of Patriots’ Path Council’s five camps? There are many opportunities still available for ages 14 through 21+.  Go to here to see what positions are available and how to apply.

2015 Unit Publicity Award

Has your unit been in the news in 2015? Apply for the 2015 Unit Publicity Award! Click here for more details. http://marketing.ppbsa.org/Unit_Publicity_Award_2015.pdf

Popcorn REDUCED Pricing in Scout Shops

Just in time for those special occasions in March! All the popcorn in the Scout shops HAS BEEN REDUCED to below cost prices! Beginning 2/23 through 3/31 prices like this will never be seen again March 2nd – Read Across America Day March 5th – Full moon March 6th – Employee Appreciation Day March 12th

2015 Camp Card

The 2015 Camp Card has been finalized.  And will be available the week of 3/2/15. Your order can be brought to your district roundtable or can be picked at either Scout shop (with advance notice) I regret that we were not able to secure any grocery store for 2015.  All efforts hit stone walls. The

Raritan Valley District Webelos Woods

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Open to all Patriots’ Path Council Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts! The search for the Arrow of Light is happening this spring! Raritan Valley District is hosting their annual Webelos Woods Weekend. Location:  Winnebago Scout Reservation Date: Friday-Sunday, May 1-3, 2015 Cost: $21.00 per person Last Day to Register: Sunday, April 26th Late Fee:

Raritan Valley District Cub Scout Family Camping

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The Raritan Valley District is hosting their annual Spring Cub Scout Family Camping Weekend.  Open to all Patriots’ Path Council Cub Scouts and their families! Family camping theme: “Surfing in the WSR” This camporee we will celebrate hanging 10 and surfing at WSR! (Winnebago Scout Reservation). Every pack is encouraged to show their creative spirit

Black River Spring Cub Camporee

The 2015 Black River District Spring Cub Family Camporee will take place Friday, May 29, 2015 through Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Camp Somers, Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation.   This year’s theme will be “Space”.  Bring the whole family and have fun exploring the wonders of the solar system and the world above.  Registration to open

Munsee District Annual Volunteer and Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner

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The Munsee District Dinner will be here soon!

Scout Night at the Circus

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Ladies and Gentleman, Boys and Girls of All Ages! This is your last chance to get tickets for Scout Night at the Circus! Check out the video. Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus March 20 at the IZOD Center. Ticket prices $22 and $25 includes pre-show access. Ticket sales end soon  http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1653469 Click for

Leave No Trace Trainer Course

Camp Lewis, Rockaway, NJ April 24 – 26, 2015 Cost – $95.00 per person See flyer for more details . . . . .

NEW CUB SCOUT ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM

Each session is open to Scouters from all districts.  Committee people, Cubmasters, Den Leaders, Tiger Leader, Webelos Leaders and Scoutmasters are encouraged to attend. To register for a session, click here. Monday, February 16th – 7-8:30 PM at Adamsville Elementary School 400 Union Ave, Bridgewater Wednesday February 18th – 7:30 -9 PM at 1 Saddle Rd

Watchung Mountain Spring Cub Family Camporee

Join us for a family camping adventure on Friday, May 15, 2015 through Sunday, May 17, 2015.  More information coming soon!

Watchung Mountain Pinewood Derby

The WMD Pinewood Derby will be held on Saturday, March 21 at Mountain Park Elementary in Berkeley Heights. The District Derby is for the top three qualifiers from each level (Tiger, Bear, etc.) for speed and single den winner for design categories, as of pack PWD. You can find the district rules here. Click here for

REVISED PROCESS FOR SUBMITTING EAGLE DOCUMENTS TO COUNCIL

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Know what documents are needed at council prior to the Board of Review, what is needed at the Board of Review, and what must be submitted after the Board of Review. 

Summer Resident Camp for Girls (and boys)

Do you have a daughter who wants to experience the fun and excitement of summer camp? Camp COLEY is a co-ed resident camp held at Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation. It is for grades 3-12. Although many of the campers are girls, boys are welcome too. Camp operates the week of August 9 through August 15,

Summer Camps for Individual Boy Scouts

A baseball batting cage, paintball, all terrain vehicles, merit badges, skateboard half pipe, zip line, sailing, rock climbing and bridge building are some of the exciting programs offered at one or more of our summer camps. If you can’t attend summer camp with your troop or you are looking for more weeks at camp, one

Cub Scout Summer Camp

Summer camp registration for individual Cub Scouts and Webelos is now available at www.cubcamps.ppbsa.org. You can also visit that web site for more information about our day and resident camps. Camp brochures will be mailed shortly to all registered Cub Scouts. We will also be visiting most packs for a camp promotion. If you are

Ice Fishing Contest

All Boy Scout troops are invited to compete in the first annual Frenche’s Pond Ice Fishing Contest. The contest will be held at Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation on Saturday February 21 from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm.  The event is free and lunch is included.  More than $1,300 worth of prizes will be awarded. Pre-registration

HOT OFF THE PRESS: Registration Now Open for the 2015 LIBERTY JAMBOREE!

With just 9 months until the 2015 Liberty Jamboree, registration is now open!  More than 2,500 Scouts have already saved their spot, and they are filling fast! Webelos 2 & Arrow Light Scouts: We’d also like to remind leaders to invite their new Boy Scouts who are about to cross over from Cub Scouts.  Make

FISHAWACK GOLD RUSH RELOCATED

The Fishawack Cub Scout Gold Rush on June 7th is being relocated to the athletic fields of Central School in East Hanover. Activities are also being redesigned to be fun for boys who have just joined through spring recruiting, as well as for experienced Cub Scouts. For more info click here.

District Service Days Announced for Liberty Jamboree Service Program!

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The Patriots’ Path Council Community Service Committee is pleased to announce District Service Days as part of the Liberty Jamboree Service Program. As part of the 2015 Liberty Jamboree, Patriots’ Path Council has developed a program of service projects at Liberty State Park to benefit the park, Scouts and units attending the Jamboree. Each Day

Raritan Valley District Spring Camporee

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Open to all Patriots’ Path Council Boy Scouts! The Raritan Valley District is hosting their annual Spring Boy Scout Camporee. The event will he held April 24th – 26th at Winnebago Scout Reservation. Come on out and enjoy this awesome event! There will be stations on map and compass, pioneering, tarp set up, knots, and

Robert Tunnell Memorial Fishing Tournament

On Saturday May 9, 2015 parents and sons are invited to join us for the Robert Tunnell Memorial Fishing Tournament at Winnebago Scout Reservation. Enjoy a great day of fishing on Durham Pond. You are also welcome to bring a tent on Friday evening and camp for the weekend. All attendees will receive a gift

STEM Scholarship Opportunity

Conserve Wildlife Foundation invites high school students from across the state to submit a video, app, podcast, digital graphic design, webpage, or other multimedia component showing why wildlife is important to protect in New Jersey. The fun and educational Species on the Edge 2.0 Multimedia Contest capitalizes on high school students’ expertise with technology, and

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 am and 5 pm.  Please send

CUB SCOUTS & WEBELOS ARE WELCOME TO SPEND THE DAY AT The 2015 Liberty Jamboree!

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You might not be old enough to attend as an older Scout, but you can check it out for the day and get a feel for what the future holds ahead! Specific Details The day visitor package at the Liberty Jamboree, being held at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, will include parking and admission

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews

What is the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews? The purpose of the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews is to teach crew members with leadership positions about their new roles and how to most effectively reach success in that role. It is intended to help Venturers in leadership positions within their crew understand their

Camp COLEY ‘s Annual FUN DAY Open House – Saturday, April 18

Come join the fun at Camp COLEY’s annual FUN DAY Open House! Meet Camp COLEY staff, leaders and CITs (counselors in training) and enjoy a great day of food and fun. Fun Day is open to all boys and girls grades 3rd—12th, and their parents. You do not need to be a Scout to attend.

Summer Camp Leaders Meeting

Join us on March 21, 2015 for the annual Leaders Meeting – check in is at 12:30 and the meeting starts at 1:00 . We cover staff introductions, camp marketing and promotions, camp cards, advancement in camp, payment deadlines, adding/dropping Scouts and additional summer camp opportunities. Following the general meeting, we move into the individual

Chartered Organization Representative Training

As a chartered organization representative, you hold a key position in Scouting.  Check out the details to get trained in this position.

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