Mary Lynne

Mary Lynne Capen Retirement Celebration

Please join us to celebrate Mary Lynne’s 25 year career with the Boy Scouts of America. Mary Lynne joined the Morris-Sussex Area Council in March 1993 as an assistant registrar. In 1994 More »

Philmont Family

Spread the Word About Philmont Family Adventure

This summer, choose the ultimate family vacation. Choose Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico and skip the crowds, long lines, and expensive ticket prices. Philmont Family Adventure, new for 2018, gives families More »

03.30.18 Elective Extravaganza

3rd Annual Elective Extravaganza!

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Winnebago Scout Reservation 102 Timberbrook Road, Rockaway, NJ 07866 NEW THIS YEAR: Condensed Tiger schedule   Check in starts at 8:00 am     Opening More »

Using Social Media to Market Your Unit!

Here are some points on how to better market your unit through social media and the local press. 1. Get Permission: There are permission release forms for parents to sign off in More »

New Youth Protection Program Letter

March 1, 2018 To all Patriots’ Path Council families; In Scouting, our first obligation is to provide a safe environment for our youth.  As an organization, we are committed to continuous improvement.  More »

Metuchen Troop 14 Honored at Memorial Day Celebration

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Boy Scout Troop 14 and their chartering organization, American Legion Fugle-Hummer Post #65 were honored at the Metuchen, NJ 91st annual Memorial Day parade. Among the dignitaries speaking at the ceremony were Metuchen Mayor Jonathan Busch who paid tribute to the long years of service that Troop 14 has given to the borough. Projects like

Barriers to Abuse

SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT   Summer is a good time to regroup and make plans and changes for the next Scouting year. We strongly urge that unit committees and leadership teams meet and review the NEW Barriers to Abuse (Pages 1-4, Guide to Safe Scouting) that will be published during June.  Along with the requirement for

Membership Experts to Hit the Road This Summer, Train Local Unit Leaders

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The council membership committee is pleased to launch the 2018 Membership Road Show!  All leaders are invited and highly encouraged to attend one of the six dates across our council territory. Our six stops will include: Wednesday, June 13 at Lafayette Fire House (126 NJ-15, Lafayette Township, NJ 07848) Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Pit

Somerset Patriots Scout Days

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Scout Days   July 29th and August 23rd   Somerset Patriots – Bridgewater   Be a part of the Color Guard on the field before the game.

Staten Island Yankees Ball Park Sleepover

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Sleep over at the Ball Park!   6/23 and 8/10   Pre-game team auto-graphs.   Fireworks and Movie after the game.   Sleep on the field!     Get your tickets today from:   Dave Budash | Group Sales Representative Staten Island Yankees | Class A Affiliate of the New York Yankees phone: 718.313.1316 | email:

New Tool: Using Preschools to Recruit Lions

  Passing the word to “Scout Me In!”  With the welcoming of kindergarten students and girls, we have so much new space to recruit from!  Check out one-way Sussex District tapped into a new market!   Sussex District hand delivered a cover letter with a Lions flyer to each of the 44 pre-schools in 21

Two Great Activities for Your New Scouts to Try This Spring!

The council is sponsoring two events for prospective families, brand new families, and current Scouting families!  The June 3rd Cub Academy Day and June 9th Fishing Tournament are bound to be great events to build off all the fun Scouting provides.   Cub Academy Day- June 3rd If you like to challenge yourself, build adventure,

Cool Activities to Get Youth Interested & Involved In Scouting!

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There are many reasons why boys (and now girls!) decide that they want to participate in the Scouting program.  They may have been encouraged by their parents, expressed interest because they have friends in Scouting, or just wanted to become involved in a new activity.  But the biggest reason youth get into Scouting and stay

New Bug Protection Items for Sale!

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Packing your bag for summer camp or Philmont? Don’t forget these items to keep your Scout protected from mosquitoes and ticks.     Natrapel provides eight hours of DEET-free protection from biting insects and ticks. Picaradin formula is recommended by the CDC to repel insects carrying illnesses such as West Nile virus and EEE. 3.5-oz.

Annual Beefsteak Dinner – July 21, 2018

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Celebrate over 100 years of  combined service by Bob Morris, Chris Szymczak, and George Van Dyke for their dedication and legacy to the camping programs of Patriots’ Path Council! These individuals will be inducted into the PPC Camp Hall of Fame at 6:00 PM on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the Camp Somers Dining Hall,

Our Most Popular Eagle Scout Gifts!

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Boy Scout Coil Bound Handbooks are Back in Stock!

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Boy Scout Coil Bound Handbooks are back in stock! Item# 644786, $17.99 Stop by to get yours now! Can’t get to the Scout Shop? Place an order through our Personal Shopper service at 358scoutshopordersCedarKnolls@scouting.org or 358scoutshopordersMountainside@scouting.org. (Shipping/Handling fees may apply)

Recruiting at the Youth Fishing Challenge

Black River District will run a site for the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Youth Fishing Challenge.  We will be at Parks Lake in Rockaway on Saturday, June 9th from 8:00 am to noon.  This is a statewide “free fishing” day – no licenses required.  Encourage members of your pack or troop to attend

Popcorn Sales Updates & Events

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Michael Beck Training Info: Register here: http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2343543   Popcorn Kickoff/Training Dates: Register here: http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2346328   Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/1291256864223809/

2018 RV Spring Green Bar Camporee

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The Raritan Valley district held their fifth annual ‘Green Bar Camporee’, on April 20, 21, and 22 in the Scout camping area of the Watchung Reservation. The camporee was hosted by the Flint & Steel Assoc., celebrating its 95th anniversary in service to Scouting. Don Androwski served as chairman for the event, with senior Scouts

Adventure Cards in Full Affect

Have you always wanted a great way for your Scouts to build sportsmanship, raise funds for camping and program registration and learn financial responsibility? Does your unit love our annual popcorn sale? Or it is not your choice of movie snack? Wellll… no problem! Adventure Cards bring a new fundraising option for your Scouts. The

Are You Prepared to Integrate Lions Into Your Cub Scout Pack?

The National Executive Committee and Board voted that the Lion pilot has proven successful and is ready to officially join the Cub Scouting family!   Research and feedback says…   Developing character is the #1 reason to join Scouting, according to parents. 61% of Lion youth are new families to Scouting! Lions grew over 50%

Upcoming Den Chief Training

The next Den Chief Training class in on Saturday, May 19, from 1-4 pm at the council service center in Cedar Knolls. Please encourage any Scouts who currently have den chief assignments but are not yet trained, as well as any Scouts who will or may be serving as den chiefs in the fall, to

Free Supplies Available to You for Spring Recruitment

Did you know the council membership committee has plenty of free supplies and materials to assist with your spring recruitment efforts? We can make you flyers at no cost for Lions, Family Scouting, or traditional flyers in black and white. We have lawn signs, cardboard Scout cut outs for flyer distribution, an inflatable Scout and

Sussex County Miners Scout Sleepover

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CAMP OUT AT SKYLANDS STADIUM! FRIDAY, JULY 13 (RAIN DATE: JULY 27) PACKAGE INCLUDES: · GAME TICKET · POST-GAME CAMPOUT ON FIELD · MOVIE ON THE VIDEO WALL · CAMPFIRE & S’MORES · 10% OFF COMPANY STORE COUPON · SCOUT PATCH · BREAKFAST THE NEXT MORNING Camp Out Package Reserved: $30 Field Level: $32 SUSSEX

NEW AT THE SCOUT SHOP: HAPPY SALMON

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Happy Salmon is the simple, fast-paced card game packed to the gills with high-flying’, fin-flappin’ fun. Actions including the classic “high 5”, the unifying “pound it”, the frantic “Switcheroo”, and the delightful “happy salmon” will leave players doubled over in laughter. With so many mini-celebrations built into the play, it’s the happiest game ever! How

Promote Scouting and Win a Chance at a $25 or the Grand Prize

Promote Scouting in your local neighborhoods, schools, and communities for a chance to win a $25 gift card each week and a chance at winning the grand prize. It’s simple! Receive 1 entry to WIN when you: POST a picture doing Scouting on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Include #ChooseYourAdventure and mention BeAScout.org POST a “Join

DID YOU MISS THE MEMBERSHIP BREAKFAST?

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All the resources you need for a successful spring recruitment.  It’s a crucial time to recruit families into our packs this spring.  There was a lot of resources we talked about including Family Scouting, New Member Coordinator, BeAScout Pins plans and more.   Download the latest resources, https://tinyurl.com/SP2018MB.  Get the latest updates at: facebook.com/PPCMembershipResource or

Mary Lynne Capen Retirement Celebration

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Please join us to celebrate Mary Lynne’s 25 year career with the Boy Scouts of America. Mary Lynne joined the Morris-Sussex Area Council in March 1993 as an assistant registrar. In 1994 she was appointed trading post manager. In January 1995 she became the program specialist for Scouting for the Disabled. In 1996 she be-came

Patriot Family 5K Run / Walk

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Patriot Family 5K Run / Walk June 16 Duke Island Park-Old York Rd, Bridgewater Please join the Patriots’ Path Council, BSA, for our inaugural Patriot Family 5K Run / Walk. This will be a fun event for individual runners, walkers and the whole family. We would encourage you to represent your unit individually or assemble

Membership Committee to hold Adventure Day for Boys Who Left Scouting

Many of us know that many Scouts decide to leave Scouting for a variety of reasons.  The membership committee has been following a plan to welcome those Scouts back into their local troops. Boys who left Boy Scouting early will be invited to Adventure Day at MASR Camp Somers in Stanhope, New Jersey.  The event

Spread the Word About Philmont Family Adventure

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This summer, choose the ultimate family vacation. Choose Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico and skip the crowds, long lines, and expensive ticket prices. Philmont Family Adventure, new for 2018, gives families the chance to experience Philmont however they want. Hike or ride horses, craft or climb rocks, explore or simply enjoy an ice cream

REGISTER NOW: 2018 Youth Protection Symposium Opioid Awareness, Protecting Our Teens!

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You can now register for the 2018 Youth Protection Symposium Opioid Awareness, Protecting Our Teens! On a biannual basis, the Patriots’ Path Council hosts its Youth Protection Symposium. The event will take place on Friday, May 11, 2018 at the Boy Scouts of America Service Center in Cedar Knolls, NJ. This year’s topic is Opioid

Looking for a Gift for Mom?

What’s new for Mom at your Cedar Knolls and Mountainside Scout Shops? -Best Scout Mom Ever t-shirt is available in lavender with yellow lettering. Perfect Mother’s Day gift. -Eagle Scout Mom t-shirt comes in royal blue. This is a great way to honor Mom at a court of honor or say special thanks from an

Looking for a Gift for Dad?

What’s new for Dad at your Cedar Knolls and Mountainside Scout Shops? -Best Scout Dad Ever t-shirt is available in dark grey with yellow lettering. Perfect Father’s Day gift. -Eagle Scout Dad t-shirt comes in heather grey. This is a great way to honor Dad at a court of honor or say special thanks from

SAVE ON TUITION FOR SUMMER STEM INSTITUTE BY April 15th!

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Register for a week of Summer STEM Institute for just under $300 before the price increases April 15!  The price of $299 includes registration, tee shirt, supplies, safety equipment, disposable lab coat and a weekly field trip. Summer STEM Institute is an experience for the family.  Boys and girls entering grades 1-6 are welcome to

Pack 56 Roselle Park Blue and Gold

Pack 56, Roselle Park held their first Blue and Gold celebration. Ninety Scouts, Scouters, parents, other relatives and local dignitaries attended the celebration. Sponsored by the Roselle/Roselle Park Rotary club in July 2017 they are now 20 members strong. The Scouts received trophies for the pinewood derby and a case with which they could display

Official NMC Uniform Shirts Available for Trainee New Member Coordinators!

That’s right!  You can now purchase your official New Member Coordinator (NMC) polo uniform shirt.  The council is selling the shirts through the membership committee. As it states in the NMC training, the official uniform shirt for the volunteer service in this position is the polo shirt.  This allows for a more friendly and open

Registration for 2018 College of Commissioner Science is Still Open!

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There is still time to register for the April 14, 2018 NNJC/PPC College of Commissioner Science.  Our immediate past Area 5 Commissioner, Jeff Goldsmith, will be featured at the event. Go to the following link to register today: http://www.nnjbsa.org/ccs

National Youth Leadership Training

NYLT is the only council-wide youth training program that is not designed to be program specific.  NYLT is a rigorous youth leadership training program that provides skills for life and is designed to benefit and enhance the leadership teams of troops and Venture crews for both boys and girls.  It is fun, challenging and informative.

2018 Stars and Stripes Breakfast HONOR GUARD

Another active Scouting year is well under way and we are excited to announce that the 2nd Annual Stars and Stripes Breakfast will be taking place on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. This year’s keynote speaker is American Legend and New Jersey native Joe Theismann. We are in need of Scouts to be part of our

Last Opportunity to Purchase the Eclipse Badge!

03.30.18 Eclipse Badge

#641563 $1.99 Less than 20 still available.

BSA Logo Twill Cap

03.30.18 BSA Logo Twill Cap

Item: 645050 Retail Price: $14.99 This handsome cap features the letters “BSA” on the front, in felt applique, and the Universal Emblem on the wearer’s left side. It also features a brown brushed heavy twill exterior for durability, a Velcro back strap for comfort, and a size of OSFA 58CM.

3rd Annual Elective Extravaganza!

03.30.18 Elective Extravaganza

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Winnebago Scout Reservation 102 Timberbrook Road, Rockaway, NJ 07866 NEW THIS YEAR: Condensed Tiger schedule   Check in starts at 8:00 am     Opening Ceremony 8:30 am     Closing Ceremony 3:40 pm Scouts will work on up to 4 elective adventures during four sessions, with one hour for

2018 Camp Hall of Fame and Beefsteak Dinner

Join us on Saturday, July 21 at the Camp Somers Dining Hall at Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation. This event will celebrate Bob Morris, Chris Szymczak, and George Van Dyke who represent over 100 years of camp service to Patriots’ Path Council. The beefsteak dinner following the celebration will raise funds for the Warren Wheeler Adventureship

2018 Stars and Stripes Breakfast

Another active Scouting year is well under way and we are excited to announce that the 2nd Annual Stars and Stripes Breakfast will be taking place on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. This year’s keynote speaker is American Legend and New Jersey native Joe Theismann. We hope you will be able to join us at our

2018 Munsee Pinewood Derby Results

This past Saturday, March 3, at Cranford United Methodist Church you could hear the sounds of wheels spinning, cheering, and the anticipation of racing.  It was time for the Munsee District Annual Pinewood Derby. Seventy-one racers entered and three young men finished as the district’s overall fastest. Races this year were held for Lions, Tigers,

Using Social Media to Market Your Unit!

Here are some points on how to better market your unit through social media and the local press. 1. Get Permission: There are permission release forms for parents to sign off in order for any child to be shown in any media. Please be sure to have these signed annually by all Scouts. Action to

St. Patrick’s Day Patches

Will your Scouts march in a parade this month? Are you looking to recognize your Scouts? Check out the Scout Shop for patches starting at $0.99 each. Shown below is St. Patrick’s Day emblem at $0.99 Get yours before they sell out! Cedar Knolls Scout Shop 973-765-9322 ext. 233 Mountainside Scout Shop  908-654-9191

Nominations Now Open for Sussex STAR Awards

New for 2018, the Sussex STAR award is for all Sussex District leaders and Scouters who have showed exemplary service to the Scouts, the units or the district.  Award requirements include a minimum 2 years of service for award and they must be trained in their registered position. Nominations are due April 15.  Nomination forms

Registration Now Open: 2018 Black River District Fellowship & Recognition Dinner

Join us this May to celebrate the success and accomplishments of our many volunteers and our district at this year’s dinner. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 6:30 pm. This year’s dinner will be hosted by The Chandelier at Flanders Valley which is located at 80 Pleasant Hill Rd, Flanders, NJ 07836. 

Webelos Resident Camp

Calling all Webelos and their parents! Webelos Resident Camp is a 4 day, 3 night overnight camp experience designed for Webelos and their parent. Webelos have the opportunity to start working on adventures or activity badges, learn more about the world we live in, and develop a greater appreciation for the outdoors. Parents will have

Camp COLEY Open House

COME ONE, COME ALL! To Camp COLEY’s Fun Day Open House! The annual Camp COLEY Fun Day Open House will take place April 21, 2018 from 2pm to 6pm (rain or shine) at Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation! There will be lots of great carnival-themed activities for the children while parents enjoy a tour of the

Cub Scout Pack Camping Incentives

Attention all PPC Cub Scout packs: Check out the 2018 PPC Cub Scout pack camping incentives!! Spread the word and register today!! You can find the flyer here.