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Giving Tuesday

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2017 Insomniacs Revenge

From the Venturing Officers Association of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council-BSA… Coming this fall to Goose Pond Scout Reservation is this year’s Insomniacs Revenge! Welcome to a war-torn world full of the monsters of the night. Choose your side carefully. Will you be an Intellectual Vampire or a Raging Werewolf? What: 2017 Insomniacs Revenge Vampires vs. Werewolves Who:

2018 RE-CHARTER SEASON IS ALMOST UPON US

September 1, 2017: The unit leader and committee chairperson will receive the re-charter email. Much like last year, this email will include the unique access code and links to all the information needed to re-charter your unit for 2018. *****Note: LAST YEAR’S CODE WILL NOT WORK THIS YEAR***** The September 1st email will also include

Eagle Scouts can Apply for these Scholarships until Oct. 31, 2017

From https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2017/08/07/eagle-scout-scholarships. College isn’t cheap, but for more than 150 worthy Eagle Scouts, it’s about to get a lot more affordable. The National Eagle Scout Association will award nearly $700,000 in scholarships to Eagle Scouts based on their academic performance, Scouting background, college plans and financial need. The window for the latest round of National Eagle Scout

New York Jets vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

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October 1, 2017 at 1 pm. The first 5 units to get to 25 tickets sold will participate in the flag holder experience on the field! Click for more information.

2017 Guide to Advancement

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2017 Guide to Advancement, is now available in print at your Cedar Knolls and Mountainside Scout Shops! Item number is 637686 and price is $11.99 This updated 2017 edition details the latest official Boy Scout advancement, including ranks and merit badges. All information is effective January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017.

Special Recognitions

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, 2017. The awards will be presented at the council annual meeting dinner. Vale La Pena Award – The purpose of the ¡Scouting …

Merit Badge Pamphlet 10% Off Sale

Now is a great time to restock your merit badge library! Price will drop from $4.99 to $4.49 at both the Mountainside and Cedar Knolls stores from August 1 to 31, 2017. Store stock only. (PDF)

Eagle Scout Frame with Signature Mat

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Create a treasured keepsake right on the spot! Perfect for Eagle Scout Court of Honor banquets or ceremonies, this frame includes a felt pen so guests can write sentiments directly onto the mat. Frame is made of black MDF. White paper mat includes black-paper accent around photo cutout window and features a four-color Eagle Scout

STEM NOVA PROGRAM and AWARDS

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These three books support the new NOVA awards program offered by the Boy Scouts of America. This program incorporates learning with cool activities and exposure to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The hope is that the requirements and activities for earning these awards will stimulate an interest in STEM-related fields as they show how Science,

New STEM Kits!

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Bring the fun of STEM Summer Camp home, available in our Scout Shop! Item # Description Price 618785 Physics: Force and Pressure Science Kit $14.99 618784 Chem C100 Test Lab Science Kit $14.99 619574 Solar Cooking Kit Science Kit $14.99 629023 Crime Catchers Spy Scientific Explorer Kit $12.99 627343 Spy Science Secret Messages KidzLabs 4M

New! Custom Name Plates Now Available Within a Week!

Both have pin backs. (PDF)  C20102- Black with white letters and fleur-de-lis, one line, only $6.99 C20104- Black with white letters and fleur-de-lis, two lines, only $7.99

New! Eclipse Badge

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New! Eclipse badge is now available!  Part #641563. Pre-order yours today, only $1.99! Great summertime pack award or troop camping idea. For more info, visit the link at http://www.scouting.org/eclipse2017.aspx The requirements to earn the BSA 2017 Solar Eclipse patch are simple: 1. Locate a site suitable for viewing either the total eclipse or the partial

POPCORN UPDATE

Show and Sell: Show and Sell orders were due August 3.  Show and Sell pick up is August 19.  If your unit cannot pick up on that date contact Mark Spaldo directly at mark.spaldo@scouting.org. MAKE YOUR SHOW AND SELL SALE GREAT: Secure your Show and Sell Locations: Sample Request Letter Tips for your Show and

REVISED CAMPOUT REQUIREMENTS FOR SECOND CLASS & FIRST CLASS EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2017

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The number of overnight campouts required for a young man to earn the Second Class and First Class ranks will be reduced under new requirements that take effect Aug. 1, 2017. But the total number of camping nights a Boy Scout will experience in the program as he progresses toward the rank of Eagle Scout

CHANGES TO EAGLE PALM REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES – EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2017

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The biggest change affects young men who haven’t yet earned Eagle. Beginning Aug. 1, all earned Palms may be awarded instantly to new Eagle Scouts at their Eagle court of honor.  Other changes and full info is available at https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2017/07/10/changes-to-eagle-palms/

FALL BOY SCOUT CAMPOREE

Fishawack Paul Bunyan Games Fall Camporee, September 22-24, 2017, at Camp Somers, Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation. Activities will include BACKWOODS ENGINEERING, TOMAHAWKS, UNIQUE FIRE BUILDING, PIONEERING COMPETITION, TWO-MAN SAW RACE, PATROL LOG CARRY, & UTENSIL-LESS COOKING. For more info, contact Gary Treubig, gtbsa@optonline.net, 973-332-9072

DENVILLE VENTURING CREW 17 WINS SPRING MEMBERSHIP CHALLENGE

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Crew 17 from Denville, NJ wins Patriots’ Path Council’s Recruitment Challenge.  Patriots’ Path Council challenged all of its crews, posts, and ships to recruit the largest amount of new members to their unit. The winner would receive an Amazon gift card for the unit or for their top recruiter. Crew 17 was able to recruit

SCOUT LEADER TRAINING FALL 2017 – SIGN UP NOW!

It’s not enough to DO YOUR BEST; you also have to know WHAT TO DO.  To make your Scouting job easier and more FUN, you need to get fully trained and BE PREPARED for the coming year and beyond.  Patriots’ Path Council has a complete slate of training courses coming up in the fall, for

DO YOU KNOW WHAT TOMORROW IS?

It’s Amazon Prime Day! On July 11, Amazon Prime members have access to more than 100,000 deals. This is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. If you, your friends, family, colleagues, or business associates will be shopping from Amazon tomorrow, tell them to shop AmazonSmile and support an amazing youth service charity

FREE Membership Breakfast

Have You Registered for the FREE Membership Breakfast Coming to a Town Near You?

Eclipse Badge

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New! Eclipse badge will be available in August, part #641563. Order yours today, only $1.99! Great Summertime Pack Award idea. For more info, visit the link at http://www.scouting.org/eclipse2017.aspx  

Whitewater Challengers

Let’s go rafting! Reserve your whitewater rafting and camping adventure with Whitewater Challengers. Visit our website for a list of our Scout Discount Days and upcoming events. Book online today or call 800-443-8554! Visit whitewaterchallengers.com/scouts

2017 Scout Scholar Athlete Award Nominations are Open!

Are you a Scout that excels in academics and athletics? You may be eligible for the Scout Scholar Athlete Award! For more information and to make a nomination, visit here http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2123389&OrgKey=716

COME TO STEM UNIVERSITY FOR A FUN AN KNOWLEDGEABLE EXPERIENCE

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In collaboration with County College of Morris, Patriots’ Path Council is inviting middle and high-school age Boy Scouts, Sea Scout, Venturing and Exploring members from throughout our council area to participate in a day of STEM related activities on the County College of Morris Campus in Randolph on November 4, 2017. To register please visit:

POPCORN NEWS

Training: Popcorn pieces of training are continuing throughout the summer months.  Learn about the products and the new incentives for 2017.  Take home your unit’s $750 club prize (can only be picked up at one of the listed training sessions).  We will take you step by step through the popcorn system.  These are the only

SEND KIDS TO CAMP!

The Warren Wheeler Adventureship Fund is holding a Beefsteak Dinner to raise funds to send kids to camp. On Saturday, July 29, 2017 you are invited to Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation’s dining hall at 7:00 PM to partake in this fun filled evening with great food, music, and an epic bread building contest. Cost is

Wood Badge Registration Now Live

Many Scouters consider Wood Badge to be one of the highlights of their Scouting careers. It has served as leadership training and inspiration to thousands. In return, Wood Badgers have positively influenced the lives of millions of America’s youth. Registration for Wood Badge, an advanced adult leader training course, is now open! http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2130259 The 2018

June Alumni News

Check out the latest alumni news!

FISHAWACK DISTRICT FALL BOY SCOUT CAMPOREE – BACKWOODS ADVENTURES

SEPTEMBER 22-24, 2017 at CAMP SOMERS, MOUNT ALLAMUCHY SCOUT RESERVATION. Planned activities include: BACKWOODS ENGINEERING, TOMAHAWKS, UNIQUE FIRE BUILDING, PIONEERING COMPETITION, TWO-MAN SAW RACE, PATROL LOG CARRY, UTENSIL-LESS COOKING. Registration opens July 22, 2017 through the Fishawack calendar at www.ppcbsa.org. For more info, contact Gary Treubig, gtbsa@optonline.net, 973-332-9072

On-Line Registration for New Members and Adults now Active!

Pack 142 in Montville chartered by Glacier Hills Association was the first PPC unit to accept youth applications with this new method. On June 5, 2017 Patriots’ Path Council flipped the switch to turn on the ability of youth and adults to join our program by completing applications and paying by credit card on-line.  The

Pack 182, Nets new Cub Scouts!

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Using the Hooked on Scouting program  (https://ppcbsa.org/programs/fishing/) pack 182 chartered to Warren-Watchung Rotary recruited new Cub Scouts this Spring. The new Cubs will be awarded fishing poles as part of the spring membership recruitment campaign. All new applications from participating packs must be turned into the council service center by June 30th  to qualify. It

The Commissioner’s Corner – Highest District Honor bestowed to Unit Commissioner

Munsee District has a lot to be proud about as it awarded the District Award of Merit to Steve Kurland one of its Unit Commissioners during its Annual Awards Dinner. The District Award of Merit is the highest award a District can bestow upon a volunteer Scouter and is given to one who renders service

Boy Scout/Venturing Crew Multi District Camporee!

WM is hosting our annual multi-district camporee at Round Valley Youth Center October 20-22. More info here.

WM Cub Fall Family Camporee

Join us for our Halloween-themed Fall Cub Scout Family Camporee! October 13-15 at Winnebago Scout Reservation. More info here.

Youth Protection Training

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Observe National Bullying Awareness Month by updating your youth protection training! Tuesday, October 10 at 7pm at the council service center. More info here.

Popcorn News

Attend Popcorn Training:  There are still 18 training sessions left-attend one that fits your schedule!  Learn about the products and the new incentives for 2017.  Take home your unit’s $750 club prize (can only be picked up at one of the listed training sessions).  We will take you step by step through the popcorn system. 

SUSSEX DISTIRCT WELCOMES Michael Loughman AS PROGRAM EXECUTIVE

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The Sussex District is pleased to welcome Mike Loughman as our new Program Executive. Mike will be responsible for our district activities and events.  He will also oversee the district events in Black River and Fishawack districts. Mike comes to us with a wealth of Scouting knowledge and experiences. Please join us in welcoming Mike!

Popcorn News

Attend Popcorn Training:  Learn about the products and the new incentives for 2017.  Sample some product and take home your unit’s $750 club prize (can only be picked up at one of the listed training sessions).  We will take you step by step through the popcorn system.  These are the only trainings that qualify for

Want That Perfect Father’s Day Gift?

Choose from our exclusive Patriots’ Path Council tie collection. There are seven different styles; Fleur-de-lies on green, blue or black, Eagle stripes on blue, navy or red, and Eagle diamond on red. All seven are 100% silk, custom designed, dress ties. Perfect for that new Eagle Scout, Scoutmaster or Den leader gift or a special

Just In Time For Father’s Day

Just in time for Father’s Day, June 18, our “Super Dad” card (#619634 $2.99) and Happy Father’s Day emblem (#618665 $2.99) Available now at our Mountainside and Cedar Knolls Scout Shops. Coming soon are Eagle Scout Dad and Scout Dad t-shirts, only $14.99

Sea Scouts To Host Open House on June 17!

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All are invited to the Sea Scout Open House being held on June 17th at the Patriot’s Path Council Sea Scout Base located at 4400 Tremley Point Rd. Linden, NJ 07036.   Times are below: 10:00 AM – Demonstrations and Tours 11:30 AM – Barge BBQ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Boat Rides Check out the

CPR/ AED/ First Aid Training

Registration for the CPR/ AED/ First Aid Training is now open to all Scouts, Venturers, and Explorers.  There are about 50 spots left. Please spread the word. Sunday, June 11, 2017, at the council service center in Cedar Knolls starting at 8:00 A.M. REGISTER AT http://tinyurl.com/murbmo7 Check out the flyer.

DO YOU WORK FOR A “TOP 10” COMPANY?

Many companies give grants based on their employee’s volunteer hours.  The time you spend volunteering in Scouting can be recognized with a grant. The Top 10 companies are listed here.  For more information, go to https://doublethedonation.com/matching-grant-resources/volunteer-grant-basics/

BSA Online Registration

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Read all about it at www.Scouting.org/onlineregistration Attend the in-person training sessions being held at the Tradeshow of Scouting https://ppcbsa.org/committees/tradeshow/ Check out the Unit Flyer and Online Application Flyer.

Backwoods Engineering Rope Bridge at Camporee!

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1,000 Scouts Cross the Backwoods Engineering Camp’s 100’ Rope Bridge at the NJ State Police National Guard Camporee! The staff of the Backwoods Engineering Camp at Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation constructed a 100’ rope bridge at the recently concluded NJ State Police National Guard Camporee held in Sea Girt, NJ. Approximately 1,000 Scouts crossed the

The Commissioner’s Corner – May

The Trail to Excellence What do you want your child to get out of Scouting? As parents, I believe we look for our children to obtain the most out of anything they do, to help them succeed in life and be happy at it. So, what does Scouting have to help units build a great

Don’t Miss the Tradeshow of Scouting!

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We already have 400 volunteers registered! Monday, June 5, 2017 at The Birchwood Manor 111 North Jefferson Road Whippany, New Jersey 5:45 – 9:00 pm. You don’t want to miss this special event. REGISTER NOW for the Tradeshow & Cub Scout Expo and the seminars at the Tradeshow. You will receive extra door prize tickets! This event is free to

NEW EAGLE APPLICATION RELEASED

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A new Eagle Application was released on April 22, 2017.  Details below and on our council website, https://ppcbsa.org/committees/advancement/. This is not a major change, and applications in the process (especially with dated signatures) should continue with the old form.  But please make sure any new applications use the official form from the National site, found

Duty to God

All Scouts have a Duty to God. One way that Scouts can show their Duty to God is to earn the religious emblem of their faith and to wear the emblem on their uniform. Here’s an opportunity to do just that! Mt. Fern United Methodist Church in Randolph, NJ is offering the following religious emblem

Eagle Scout Hall of Fame Nominations are Now Open

The Eagle Scout Hall of Fame Award is a recognition from the Patriots’ Path Council’s Alumni Association. The award was established to recognize Eagle Scouts who, after 25 years or longer of having received the Eagle Scout Award, have reached the highest level of success in their field. In addition, these recipients have demonstrated a