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Giving Tuesday

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Jamboree-on-the-Internet

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Jamboree-on-the-Internet (JOTI for short) is an annual international Scouting event sponsored by the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). Each year, during the third weekend in October, Scouts from around the world gather online to learn about other cultures and the activities that other Scouts participate in. They communicate with each other using Internet-enabled

Jamboree-on-the-Air

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Jamboree-on-the-Air (“JOTA” for short) is the largest Scouting event in the world! It’s held annually the third full weekend in October. JOTA uses amateur radio to link Scouts and ham radio operators around the world, around the nation, and in your own community. JOTA requires no travel other than to a nearby amateur radio operator’s

SCHOLARSHIP FOR MADISON-CHATHAM YOUTH

The B-Involved Scholarship has been established in memory of Bob Beaman, a beloved Scouter who served the Madison community and mentored youth in numerous ways throughout his life.  It is open to high school seniors and students in college or technical schools.  For full eligibility and application, click here.

Training Opportunities

Whether it is for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, or Venturers, we have it all.  There is no better time than the present to look at upcoming training opportunities.  Whether it is for your position, an upcoming position, or supplemental training opportunities, the training team’s new website has it all!  Check us out along with dates

2016 BLACK RIVER FALL CUB SCOUT FAMILY CAMP-O-REE

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October 7 – October 9, 2016                      Winnebago Scout Reservation                Rockaway, NJ            Register via ppcbsa.org/districts/black-river-district/ Bring the whole family               THIS WILL BE THE BEST TIME YOUR PACK WILL HAVE IN THE WOODS Enjoy a weekend in the great outdoors surrounded by beautiful fall foliage. Have fun with Camping, Scout Skills,

Attention: Boy Scouts, leaders and Venturers. New items are available at your Cedar Knolls and Mountainside stores!

Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews: A Guide to Program Planning Volume 3 Item: 616353 Price: $14.99 Guide to troop program planning features 12 months of program helps. Subjects in this third volume include Caving, Cooking, Duty to God, Emergency Preparedness, Ethics, Financial Management, Multi Media, Nature & Environment, Project COPE, Project Planning, Shotgun Shooting and

Attention: Eagle Scouts, leaders and parents. New items at your Scout Shops in Cedar Knolls and Mountainside are now available!

Eagle Scout® Grandparent Pin Item: 634664 Price: $6.99 To be worn with pride by the grandparents of an Eagle Scout, oval pin features full-color background with “Eagle Scout Grandparent” lettering. Pin measures ¾” high, with military clutch back. Eagle Scout® Magnet Item: 635432 Price: $7.99 Made of the highest-quality magnet available, this thin material contours beautifully to

NESA Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIPS The National Eagle Scout Association offers two types of Eagle Scout scholarships: Academic Scholarships Academic scholarships are based on school and Scouting participation, academic performance, and financial need. Applicants must score a minimum 1800 SAT (if taken before January, 2016), 1290 (if taken after March, 2016), or 28 ACT to apply. These include a

Check out what’s happening at Union County Parks!

From a Harvest Festival to Haunted Hayrides to Touch A Truck, it’s all happening in Union County Parks this fall.  For more details, go to: ucnj.org/ucparksfall16 Come visit Union County’s first and only public archery range.  Group lessons and private lessons available.  For more details, go to:  http://ucnj.org/parks-recreation/archery/

SCOUTING RADIO

Ever wonder what Scouts around the world are doing? Ever wanted to chat with a Scout from another country, or hear what’s going on somewhere outside the BSA? Here’s your chance! Just go to http://scoutingradio.com/ and listen in — This online radio station is now in its 11th year, and going strong.

2017 New Jersey State Police National Guard (NJSPNG) Camporee

ATTENTION ALL SCOUT TROOPS AND VENTURE CREWS Make sure you consider the 2017 New Jersey State Police National Guard (NJSPNG) Camporee during your planning meetings this summer. In 2017 more councils are being invited to participate BUT the attendance cap was not / could not be increased. If you are planning, SAVE THE DATE and

WM/BR/RV Fall Boy Scout/Venturer Camporee

MARK YOUR UNIT CALENDARS! Monkey bridges in the morning and skills competition in the afternoon! Updates (including Camporee Handbook) will be posted on the WM district page: https://ppcbsa.org/districts/watchung-mountain-district/ Please reserve your unit by September 18th to let us know you are coming. There is no charge to reserve your spot, we only need approximate numbers.

2017 WORLD SCOUT MOOT!

The BSA is sending a contingent to the 15th World Scout Moot in Iceland, summer 2017. What’s a “Moot”?  A Scout Moot is an international gathering of Scouts/Venturers age 18 – 25.  In many countries, this is the “Rover” age of Scouts.  In the BSA, it applies to young Boy Scout leaders (i.e., ASMs), as

Attention All Cub Scout Leaders!

Fall is almost here and, with it, come our wonderful Cub Family Camporees and Cubelos events! If your pack is planning to go family camping, either at one of these or on your own, you MUST  HAVE at least one BALOO-trained adult to assure the trip is adequately planned, and allow your participation to be

Sea Scouts, Venturers, and Explorers Welcome to Explore Florida Sea Base in February

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If you’re registered in an Exploring post, Sea Scout ship, or Venturing crew you are invited to take part in the 2017 Florida Sea Base Adventure.  The Youth Executive Committee and Venturing Exploring Experience group will be taking flight to Florida Sea Base on March 2- March 5, 2017 for a long weekend of Scouting

FISHAWACK BOY SCOUT FALL CAMPOREE

September 30 – October 2 at Winnebago Scout Reservation.  The theme is Build A Bridge to the Future. Activities include Rifle Shooting, Knife Throwing, Tomahawk Throwing, Archery, Pinewood Derby Race (Scouts will create a car at camp), & STEM Competition. Also, demonstrations of Black Powder Shooting, Civil War Cannon and Monkey Bridge Building. For more

MERIT BADGE INTRO WORKSHOP AND DEN CHIEF TRAINING

Saturday, November 5, 2016, Brooklawn Middle School, 250 Beachwood Road at Route 202, Parsippany NJ. 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

EXPLORING CAREERS IN LAW

The Morris County Bar Foundation and Exploring Post 22 would like to welcome students ages 14 – 20 to attend the Law Symposium, a program about careers in law.  The event will be held on Saturday September 24, 2016 from 9:00 am until 12:45 pm at the Morristown Campus of the County College of Morris

Visit BSA’s Sea Base and the Florida Keys

Here’s your chance to visit BSA’s Sea Base and the Florida Keys. The Patriots’ Path Council Alumni Committee is planning a trip in February. The dates are February 9-12, 2017. Get out of the New Jersey winter and spend a nice 4 day weekend in Florida. Cost – Double Occupancy: $800.00 per person / Single Occupancy: $1,250.00 per

Eagle Scout Hall of Fame

The following have been selected to the Eagle Scout Hall of Fame for the class of 2017. They will be inducted at our Eagle Recognition Dinner on Friday, January 6, 2017 at the Park Avenue Club. Archer Jones- Eagle Scout 1988 Eric Kastango- Eagle Scout 1977 Clifford Lindholm- Eagle Scout 1977 Michael Merritt- Eagle Scout

2017 Recharter Season is Coming Soon

Five districts have requested to have their recharter information packages sent electronically. The unit committee chairs and unit leaders of Black River, Fishawack, Munsee, Sussex, and Watchung Mountain should have received an email, which included links with step-by-step instructions, the week of August 29, 2016. This email includes your unique access code. You will not

FISHAWACK CUBELOS & WEBELOS ADVENTURE

October 15-16 at Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation. Activities include BB gun, Archery, First Aid Skills, Zip Line, Knot Skills, Bottle Rockets, Row Boats, Songs, Skits, Historic Hike, Fishing and Climbing. Webelos & AOLs have the option to hike from Camp Somers to Camp Wheeler for a day of activities and rejoin their pack for dinner. 

FRIENDS OF SCOUTING KICKOFFS IN 5 LOCATIONS

Each pack, troop and crew is asked to send a representative to one of the 5 Friends of Scouting Kickoffs.  Schedule your unit’s FOS presentation at the Kickoff and receive rewards for your unit. Kickoff dates & locations: 9/21 at Publick House Tavern & Inn, 111 Main St., Chester 9/26 at Clark Firehouse, 250 Broadway,

Amazon Prime Day

Amazon’s second-annual Prime Day is on July 12 and will feature more than 100,000 deals exclusively for Prime members, making it one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Don’t forget to shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate to Boy Scouts Of America, Patriots’ Path Council. When you #StartWithaSmile on #PrimeDay, Amazon donates to

Scout Day at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom!

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Discount tickets – $35 per person EXTENDED OFFER: Must be purchased by July 14th Midnight Tickets will be available for pick up between 10:00 and 11:00 am from the Patriots’ Path Council Top 100 representative (look for the person holding the sign).  After 11:00 am you must pick up your tickets at the Will Call

Lion Pilot Roll Call

The following packs have applied and been approved for the 2016-17 program year for participation in the Lion program. Information can be found here. https://ppcbsa.org/membership/getting-started/lion/ Pack  District        Town 45 BR  Mine Hill/Wharton 49 BR  Jefferson 50 BR  Randolph 51 BR Basking Ridge 54 BR  Roxbury 54 BR Liberty Corner 60 BR Mt.

Cub Scout Recruiting Resources Training

8/27/16 10:30-11:30 AM 1 Saddle Rd Cedar Knolls Learn how to get printed flyers, Boys’ Life magazine samples, a giant dancing Cub Scout, feather banners, on-boarding envelops and much more….. Hear about the best practices from other Cub Leaders on effective recruiting strategies. Brainstorm new ways to invite boys to join  the program. Share your

Lion Pilot Orientation

Is your pack registered for the Lion pilot program ?  If so please attend the training if you missed the opportunity in June at the Tradeshow of Scouting. Learn about how to conduct the Cub Scout program for Kindergarten age boys. Learn about the Adventures for the Lions. Learn what Lions can and Can not

Somerset Patriots Scout Days

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Sunday, July 31st at 5:05 pm Thursday, August 18th at 7:05 pm https://ppcbsa.org/wp-content/uploads/cubops2016Scout-Days.pdf The Somerset Patriots have several opportunities for Scouts to enjoy a great event at the ballpark. Upper Box Tickets Start At Just $8.50 For All Opportunities! Scout Days -All Scouts and leaders will be invited on the field for a pregame parade and

Super Activity!

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Staten Island Yankees Baseball Campout and more……. Saturday, July 9, 2016 and Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 7pm. The team is a class A affiliate of the NY Yankees. They are offering two Scout days with discounted baseball tickets and a patch. Post-game sleepover on the field featuring a movie on the big screen. All

The Patriots’ Path Council is pleased to announce the 2017 PPC Honors Recipients

• Donald Beach for his outstanding work with our National Scout Jamboree program • Michael O’Shea for his dedication and work with Woodman’s Thong training program • Maryann Simonenko and Glenn Trier for their outstanding work with the Cub Scout camping programs The Patriots’ Path Council is pleased to announce the third PPC Honors awards. This

2016 POPCORN SALE UPDATE – 6/22/16

ARE YOU ON TRACK FOR A GREAT SALE?  FOLLOW THIS UNIT KERNAL CHECKLIST! Attend and participate in the Popcorn Sales Training. (See dates and registration link below). With your committee, set a sales goal for your unit and for each Scout. Most important step a unit can do. Base the goal on your actual budget

Sussex County Miners Scout Sleepover Night

July 29, 2016 –Click for flier.  Tickets  https://scoutingevent.com/?Miner Gates open at 6:00 PM, first pitch 7:05. -Tickets can be picked up at a separate table where you will receive your wristband to re-enter the stadium for the sleepover. -Once the game has concluded you can go to the parking lot to get your camping gear.

Special Recognition

Special Recognition– The Patriots’ Path Council will be recognizing Scouters for their service to our Hispanic, Asian and Low Income youth members. The recognitions are listed below. Nominations should be submitted by October 1, 2016 to Amy Schwartz (amy.schwartz@scouting.org). The awards will be presented at the Council Annual Meeting Dinner. Vale La Pena Award The purpose

June “Send A Scout to Camp” Tribute Fund Contributions

By making a contribution to the Patriots’ Path Council’s tribute fund, you can help “Send a Scout to Camp,” and express your feelings to the entire alumni, friends, and membership of the Patriots’ Path Council. There are several opportunities available to send a tribute to someone. You can congratulate an Eagle Scout, celebrate an anniversary

Boy Scouts of America, North Star Award

NEW – Boy Scouts of America, North Star Award – PLEASE SEND IN YOUR NOMINATION – APPLICATION ATTACHED – Submission deadline September 1, 2016. The National Court of Honor introduces a new award to join the prestigious Silver Beaver, Silver Antelope, and Silver Buffalo awards. This award is for non-Scouters. Councils, areas, regions, and national

NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING (NYLT)

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NYLT is a rigorous youth leadership training program that provides life skills and is designed to benefit and enhance the leadership teams of both Troops and Ventures. It is FUN, Challenging and Informative. Upon completion each participant will receive a certificate from this nationally recognized program. The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must

Scout Leader Position-Specific Training

EVERY WEEK OF SUMMER CAMP we are offering Scout Leader Training at both Winnebago Scout Reservation, and Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation, Camp Somers! The course is “Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training,” which is part of the required training for all uniformed adult Boy Scout Leaders.  It’s a good course for your Committee, too! QUICK FACTS: The

In Person Youth Protection Training

Join us Tuesday, August 30th for a live in-person Youth Protection Training held at the council service center, 1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls, NJ. The event will begin at 1:00 pm, following SM/ASM Specifics. Please register at least one week prior to the course. More information and alternate dates can be found here.

WM Fall Cub Camporee

Save the date for a weekend full of Super Hero fun! Watchung Mountain Fall Cub Family Camporee will be taking place the weekend of October 21-23, 2016 at Winnebago Scout Reservation. For More information please click here.

WM/BR/RV Boy Scout/Venturer Camporee!

Save the date for a fun weekend full of monkey bridge building, carnival style patrol competitions, capture the flag, and more! October 14-16, 2016 held at Round Valley Youth Center at Round Valley Reservoir, Lebanon New Jersey. For more information please refer to the 2016 Boy Scout Fall Camporee Announcement.

BEEFSTEAK DINNER

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All money goes towards sending some Scouts in need to camp! (Camp Scholarship Fund) Saturday, July 23, 2016 At Winnebago Scout Reservation 102 Timberbrook Road, Rockaway, NJ 7pm seating at Scout Camp Dining Hall $50.00 per person, $500.00 for a table of 10 No tickets available at door Reservation Required Professional Table Service Famous Nightingale

Office Volunteer Opportunities

Do you have a couple of hours you could spare during the day?  Have you considered volunteering at the Patriots’ Path Council Office?  Would you like to?  Please contact Amy Schwartz at 973-765-9322 ext. 246 or email her at amy.schwartz@scouting.org.

SPACE STILL AVAILABLE AT SUMMER STEM INSTITUTE (Grades 1-6)!

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All weeks still have a few spaces left for those girls and boys who are entering grades 1-6. At the Summer STEM Institute (SSI), boys and girls have the ability to do just that. Work in teams, meet new friends and perform hands-on experiments that make science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) come alive. The

An easier way to donate to Patriots’ Path Council

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As you know, Patriots’ Path Council is always seeking new ways to obtain funding for Scouting. That’s why we joined the Care2Share Affinity Program, a free service offered by Investors Bank. As an enrolled member of Care2Share, we receive quarterly donations, which are based on the balances that our members and supporters maintain in their

2017 World Scout Moot

The 15th World Scout Moot will be held in Iceland from July 25th to August 2nd, 2017.  It is an official event of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), hosted and organized by the Icelandic Boy and Girl Scout Association, for young people ages between 18 and 25 inclusive. With more than 160

May Tribute Fund Contributions

By making a contribution to the Patriots’ Path Council’s tribute fund, you can express your feelings to the entire alumni, friends, and membership of the Patriots’ Path Council. There are several opportunities available to send a tribute to someone. You can congratulate an Eagle Scout, celebrate an anniversary or a birthday, remember a friend or

WHY SELL POPCORN?

Here are just a few reasons your unit should sell popcorn-share them with your leaders and parents to get everyone excited about selling! EVERYBODY loves Popcorn!!! Popcorn is popular and 3 out of 4 people will buy when asked. Prizes for your Scouts-and they love to earn prizes! Four ways to sell: door to door

Nominate your 2016 Scout Scholar Athlete!

The Scout Scholar Athlete Award is presented to Scouts who have participated at a high school varsity level in sports, have a strong academic record, and follow the Scout Oath and Law daily. For more information and to nominate a Scout, please click here. Nominations are due Friday, October 7, 2016.

Congratulations to Anthony Service – 2016 Rahway Police Explorer of the Year

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RAHWAY, NJ –   The Rahway Police Department is proud to congratulate Rahway resident Anthony Service for being selected as the 2016 Rahway Police Explorer of the Year.   Anthony graduated from Rahway High School in June, and has actively served his community as a Rahway Police Explorer for the past two years.  During his tenure, he