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 »

Staten Island Yankees


Staten Island Yankees Saturday, August 1, 2015 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 free raffle for SI and NY Yankee memorabilia Post-game sleepover on the field featuring a movie on the big screen. All

Somerset Patriots Baseball


Somerset Patriots Baseball offers two more Scout days with discounted baseball tickets, a patch, and on the field pre game activities. For tickets, call or email Tom McCartney at 908-252-0700 or tmcartney@somersetpatriots.com For flier http://cubopportunities.ppbsa.org/pdf/SomersetScoutNights.pdf

Fishawack Gold Rush

A rip-roaring time, June 7, 2015 at Wild West City at Central School in East Hanover, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Cub Scouts will test the skills they learned in earning their latest rank. Dens can bring their own wagon or you can mix boys of different ranks. One person should register all boys from

Dorney Park Scout Day

dorney park

Deadline for ticket sales is 6/30/15.

Remember Flag Day! Flag Day is June 14th

Flag Day Festival is 6/13/15 The Raritan Valley District will be offering American Heritage Merit Badge Workshop starting at 10:00 AM. Free to attend.  Please register so that we know how many to expect. http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1739018

Raritan Valley Annual Recognition Breakfast


Rocket Launch

Fee $12 -includes rocket and patch. Open to everyone – Scouts and non-Scouts – boys and girls from K-5th grade. Great membership recruitment event! July 18, 2015 – 9am-2pm. Click for flier

Popcorn 2015

SO MANY new things to show and discuss.

Scotty and Team SLR to Attend the 2015 Liberty Jamboree!


Boy Scouts of America racing Team SLR and driver Scott Lagasse, Jr. will be attending #libertyjamboree signing autographs and speaking!

Second Newsletter Released for the 2015 Liberty Jamboree!


Been looking for more information on the #libertyjamboree?!  The second of several Liberty Jamboree newsletters has been released! Articles Include: Updates from the chairman Registration Information Jamboree Media Patrol Volunteer Staff Positions Mandatory Leaders Meeting Equipment Drop Off Information Parking Information District Service Days Update Day Visitor Information Sponsorship Opportunities You can find the newsletter

Summer Dates Announced for LSP Service Project Program!

liberty jamboree

Join in on the service opportunities, just like so many other units! As part of the 2015 Liberty Jamboree, Patriots’ Path Council has developed a program of service projects in Liberty State Park to benefit the park, Scouts and units attending the jamboree. Each Day of Service is designed as a project for approximately 50

Volunteer Medical Staff Needed at Jamboree


Volunteer medical staff are assigned to respond to camper medical and first aid needs, evaluate potential hazards, and ensure the overall safety of participants, staff, vendors, and program partners. We are looking for EMTs, NPs, RNs, and LPNs on staff. Adult leaders attending as Liberty Jamboree Volunteer Team Members will be camping/eating/participating with their unit

SPACE STILL AVAILABLE: Den Chief-In Training Program

See more for great den chief opportunities.

Boy Scout STEM University

Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Kean University.

Abilities Digest

The Spring Issue of Abilities Digest is now available.

Sea Scout Open House

The Sea Scout units (Ship 228 and Ship 243) are hosting an Open House on Saturday, May 30, 2015 BBQ, Bridge of Honor and boat rides will be provided to all, free of charge. Click here for the flyer.

Cub Scout Oath Poster


Perfect for displaying at your Cub Scouts’ regular meeting place, this set of three posters helps them keep an eye on the essentials! Designs feature the new Cub Scout mentor “Ethan”. The poster set includes Scout Oath, Scout Law and Cub Scout Den Code of Conduct. Each poster measures 19½” X 26″. The set is


Want to learn simple steps to increase your popcorn sale? You have got to attend this one of a kind workshop at the Tradeshow of Scouting. Are you on Facebook? Like us at Facebook.com/PPCPopcorn Click here for the flyer.

Tradeshow of Scouting Door Prizes

Sign up today to get the largest amount of door prize tickets!

2015 Revised Adult Applications

The revised adult applications have been available for about a month. All Venture program youth ages 18-20 must complete the adult application and youth protection training.  For program purposes youth participation is available to youth 18-20, but they must use the adult forms and process when registering. The field staff have made them available at

Scout Monster Jam Experience!

Special discounted pricing and added features Lowest prices available through this Scout offer.  Ticket price includes pit party! Sign up today! While tickets last http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1679389 Greetings from Monster Jam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJLo824-OPc Flyer http://cubopportunities.ppbsa.org/pdf/Monster2015.PDF BSA Monster Jam Truck http://scoutingwire.org/bsa-monster-jam-truck-triumphs-at-att-stadium/ (The BSA Truck will not yet appear in the NJ Shows)

STEM Newsletter

Check out the April edition of STEM NEWS!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME

Friday, May 15, 2015 – 7:00pm  Scout tickets are located in the lower or upper level (Regular Ticket Price: $21.00 or $16.00). Scouts are invited to come early for an exclusive VIP All Access Pre-Show!  $15.00 (including facility fee) Minimum 15 tickets Offer expires 5/12/15 at 5pm. For more information contact Ashley Perna ataperna@snbcenter.com http://cubopportunities.ppbsa.org/#suncircus

2015 Black River District Fellowship and Recognition Dinner

Entertainment will be provided by the Black River Not Ready for Prime Time Players (formerly known as the West Morris Players) Mark your calendar!!! Wednesday, May 20 at 6:30 pm The Zeris Inn, Route 46, Mountain Lakes $32.00 per person buffet dinner with cash bar SPOUSES ENCOURAGED AND WELCOMED Business Casual Attire Register at br.ppbsa.org

Black River District BALOO Training

Black River District BALOO training is Saturday, May 9, Camp Wheeler The Black River Training Committee will be conducting a BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) training for all eligible pack leaders on Saturday, May 9, at the Camp Wheeler office, Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM.    Packs planning to participate in spring district

Register Your Pack Now For The Black River District Spring Camporee!

The 2015 Black River District Spring Cub Family Camporee will take place Friday, May 29 through Sunday, May 31, 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 is now open via

Climbing Instructor Training

Patriots’ Path Council (PPC) Climbing Instructor (CI) training qualifies for BSA National Level II accreditation! Larry Borshard (PPC, BSA Climbing Director, center) accepts the Level II accreditation certificate from Chris Moon (Northeast Region Climbing & COPE chair, left) at Philmont Training Center as John Winter (Climbing & COPE National Task Force chair, far left), Keith

2015 Camp Card

There is still plenty of time to raise money for summer camp expenses. The 2015 Camp Card program runs through June 26, 2015.  http://give.ppbsa.org/campcard/ To get your cards http://give.ppbsa.org/campcard/2015%20Camp%20Card%20Order%20Form.pdf CONTEST for the youth: Strive for 25.  STRIVE FOR 25! For every 25 Camp Cards an individual Scout sells they can enter into one of our

Trenton Freedom Indoor Football

Saturday, April 25, 2015 – 7pm Scout tickets are just $5.00 in the upper level! Scouts will be invited to stay after the game for a Skills Clinic with Trenton Freedom players and coaches. Each Scout will earn a patch for completing all skills stations. Skills Stations include: Passing, Catching, Tackling and Kicking More Info –

Donate Your Refrigerator to Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp


Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp is seeking a used or new refrigerator to be used for our summer camp season.  The refrigerator is mainly used to keep medication, ice packs, and extra food cool in the office. We are respectfully requesting a full size refrigerator with freezer.  We are able to pick up the refrigerator

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews – May 30, 2015

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

Munsee District – Movie Screening


Come see the Madison Scouts of Madison, Wisconsin work their way through a summer on the road!


Aside from popcorn, you don’t want to miss the Tradeshow of Scouting.  Everything you need to plan your Scouting year, under one roof. Now back to the important stuff. At the Tradeshow you can pick up your units sales material AND other valuable popcorn info BUT YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS (Michael Beck Flyer) HOW

Create Your Own Package and Save up to 10%!

Already have some camping gear, but still need to add a few items for your next adventure? Check out www.PPCOutfitters.com and save up to 10% off* your order. Save 5% Choose a backpack Include 2 of the following: Headlamp Sleeping bag Sleeping pad PPC Outfitter Water Bottle Hydration Bladder 3 piece package discount use promo


NEW COMPANY!     NEW PRODUCTS (tins)!     MORE MATERIAL TO SUPPORT YOUR SALE!     NEW COMMISSION STRUCTURE!     NEW INCENTIVES FOR SCOUTS! AND REQUIRED TRAINING FOR EVERYONE, OVER 30 LOCATIONS, ATTEND THE ONE CLOSEST TO HOME! Click on this link to see the complete schedule and register (required).  There will be only 10 units per training. ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1711239                               



Sign up to attend the 2015 Tradeshow of Scouting today!  https://scoutingevent.com/?Tradeshow Registration is not required but advised. Early registration gives you the best chance of getting the class schedule you want and MORE DOOR PRIZE tickets! You get to get through the front door faster in the Fast Pre-Registered Line   https://scoutingevent.com/?Tradeshow  

The Fresh Air Fund

The Fresh Air Fund is a non-profit agency that arranges for NYC children from low-income communities to vacation for one or two weeks with host families in suburban and rural communities like yours.  We provide vacations for about 4,000 city children each summer through our Friendlytown Program, but many more are turned away because we

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

Honor Guard patch now available for Boy Scouts!

honor guard

For more than a century, Boy Scout Honor Guards have added reverence, dignity and patriotism to events like baseball games, camporees, parades, inaugurations, funerals and more. Now, for the first time, there’s an official Honor Guard patch to recognize Scouts who take on this important role. The patch, which goes on the right sleeve, is being shipped out to Scout shops (Supply No.

Outwin! – Outplay! – Outlast!

Save the date for Munsee District’s Spring Cubelos weekend. Come join us at this year’s “Survivor” themed weekend with plenty of adventure for attending families! Spring Cubelos: June 5-6 at Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation Registrations will open soon through Doubleknot! For more information please contact: Trish and Scott Cubelosteam@aol.com


Larry Lynn, chairman of the National Advancement Committee Eagle Issues Task Force, will lead a discussion on Boy Scout advancement with an emphasis on the rank of Eagle Scout, on April 14th @ 7:00 pm at the council service center, 1 Saddle Road in Cedar Knolls.  Members of district advancement committees, Eagle project coaches, and

2015 Beefsteak Dinner

Don’t miss out on this fun filled dinner. Sign up early because it will sell out. Help send some Scouts in need to camp! Saturday, July 25, 2015 7 pm seating at Scout Camp Dining Hall $50.00 person • $500.00 for a table of ten No tickets available at the door Click here for the invitation.

Investors Bank Care2Share Program

Patriots’ Path Council periodically reviews services provided by vendors.  Last year, a task force was assembled to review the council’s banking relationships.  The task force reviewed proposals from three banks; comparing the array of services offered.  Their recommendation was to transition our banking relationships from TD Bank and PNC Bank to Investors Bank and Lakeland

Summer STEM Institute is Hiring!

Online applications (www.scoutingevent.com?SSIStaff) are being accepted for the following positions: Summer STEM Institute – The Summer STEM Institute is located at Patriots’ Path Council, 1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls, N.J. The program’s participants are boys and girls entering grades 3 – 5 in September. The program operates in six weekly sessions (July 6 – July 10, July

Signs, Signals, and Codes


Newly Released Merit Badge: Enhancing Our Youth’s Competitive Edge Signs, Signals, and Codes: Communication for Everyone

Troops – It is not too late to register for summer camp!

We still have openings for selected weeks at Camp Somers, Winnebago Scout Reservation and Sabattis Adventure Camp. Thousands of Scouts attend our three nationally accredited camps every year. In addition to many Patriots’ Path Council units, we have troops from 16 other councils coming to our camps in 2015.  If your troop is not yet

$299 for a Week of Summer Resident Camp!

The week of August 2 – 8 is Bonus Week for the Provisional Camp Troop at Camp Somers.  Individual Boy Scouts and Venturers are invited to Camp Somers for a week of fun, merit badges and other advancement opportunities.  Activities include all terrain vehicles, swimming, sailboats, canoes, kayaks, rifle shooting, shotgun shooting, archery, paintball, climbing,


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 Ventures. It is FUN, Challenging and Informative. Upon completion each participant will receive a certificate of this nationally recognized program. The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what

Den Chief Training

Den Chief Training classes are being offered on May 9 and May 30.  Please make sure that all Scouts who will be or are thinking about serving as Den Chiefs in the fall, as well as those Scouts currently serving but who haven’t completed this course, sign up for one of the classes at http://training.ppbsa.org/youth/denchief/.

Sabattis Summer Camp Aquatics Director

Summer Employment Opportunity

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