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 »

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 »

Honor Guard patch now available for Boy Scouts!

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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

NATIONAL ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE GUEST

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

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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,

NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING (NYLT)

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

Job Seeking Scouts

The ToysRus in Livingston on Rt.10 is currently looking for employees.  Any scouts 18+ would be a great fit for their organization.  For interview and store managers information, contact Steve Beirach at steve.beirach@scouting.org.   An interview can be scheduled almost anytime and positions starting probably within a week.

Watchung Mountain Spring Cub Camporee

Held May 15-17 at Winnebago Scout Reservation.

Den Chief In Training Program Comes to Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp

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You will receive training and lots of hands-on experience.

Spots Filling Up for the 2015 Liberty Jamboree!

Are you in? Save a site now!  

2015 Camp Cards

Congratulations to our first weekly winners in our Strive for 25 campaign. They are: Nicholas C. of Troop 119/RV $50 gift card Ryan B. Pack 101/Fish.  $25 gift card To enter just sell 25 camp cards and submit the registration form before 5pm Wed. of each week (until June 24, 2015)  for every 25 camp

Camp Wheeler Hiring Bus Monitors

Do you love camp? Help us make this summer the best yet! Camp Wheeler is hiring bus monitors – only a 1 week commitment! Bus monitors will ride the bus in the morning from the start of the route to camp, and in the afternoon to the end of the route. Monitors are responsible for

Troop 50 Leaders in CPR save at Forestburg Scout Camp

Three Troop 50 Assistant Scoutmasters (Bob Dannhardt, Roger Heck, and Chris Borinski) were involved in a CPR save last Saturday at Forestburg Scout Camp (Monmouth Council Camp) in New York.  They saved the shooting sports instructor who had come to conduct shotgun shooting for our older boys.  After they brought him back with CPR and

WOAPALANNE LODGE #43 – SPRING AND SUMMER ACTIVITIES

This is an exciting year for us:  the Centennial of the Order of the Arrow!  In case you haven’t heard, Woapalanne Lodge earned JTE Gold level status again last year, and we have a lot of activities over the next several months to celebrate our 100th birthday and welcome new members into the Order. We

What’s your Pinnacle of Scouting?

Tradeshow theme has been announced.  Photo Contest has begun.

Fozzils Solo Pack

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Looking for a lightweight mess kit that you can use on hikes, picnics, camping, boating, traveling, and even at the office? PPC Outfitters found the answer! It packs flat as paper using its innovative and easy snap design. Fozzils is the lightest, easiest to carry tableware in the world!  With silicone coating for non-slip grip, measuring

FISHAWACK DISTRICT SPRING BOY SCOUT CAMPOREE AT HERSHEY PARK CAMPGROUND

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Early Bird Registration Closes April 30

FISHAWACK CUB SCOUT ROCKET LAUNCH

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REGISTRATION EXTENDED TO APRIL 12TH

Munsee District Alumni Reception

The Munsee District Alumni Reception will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 from 7-9 PM, at The Armory located at 200 Front Street Perth Amboy, NJ.  Come enjoy the view, the evening, learn more about the Liberty Jamboree, 2015 Alumni Events & Programs, and join our hosts Dan Bernier, Manny Fonseca, Walter Moeller, and

Wood Badge Final Call Sale

Are you ready to take Wood Badge and wish you took advantage of the early bird pricing?  For a limited time only, if you register and pay by cash or check, we will extend the early bird $295 price to you!  Any online payments and credit cards will continue to have the $305 rate. The

2015 Scout Days with the Somerset Patriots

      Benefits of Season Ticket Plans! Stay Connected with the Patriots!                         

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

Join the fellowship of the Black River district as we honor the hard work of our dedicated volunteers at the annual District Dinner, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 6:30 PM, at the Zeris Inn, Route 46 East, Mountain Lakes.  Our District Award of Merit and Black River Best Awards will be presented to fellow Scouters recognized

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

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