Join the Patriots’ Path Council’s Scout Shop Staff- Immediate Opening

Click here for the job description: https://ppcbsa.org/…/Sales-Associate-Wanted-new-10-15-19-1.… Contact Steve Beirach at 973-765-9322 Ext. 241. Send resumes to Steve.Beirach@scouting.org More »

20th Anniversary of PPC Celebration Interview: George Barnard

George joined Scouting as a Cub and earned his Eagle Award in 1967. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing and boating with his family. George is a father of a married 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 »

Giving Tuesday

Start your holiday season with a great feeling by participating in the nationwide movement of #GivingTuesday. Share with us an act of kindness on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn and please remember More »

Letter to Scouters

Dear Patriots’ Path Council Scouters, We have heard from many leaders who are disappointed with the membership fee increase and frustrated with the late notice from the national office.  Having been Scoutmasters and Committee Chairmen we truly understand and want to help.  That is why we are committed to ensuring that all youth can experience

POPcorn FREE SHIPPING WEEKEND

100% of the commission will go to the Unit or Single Seller on all online sales those 3 dates.

Raritan Valley First Aid Meet

The Raritan District will be holding its annual First Aid Meet on Saturday December 14, 2019. It is expected that over 350 Scouts BSA members will participate in the event. The First Aid Meet is an opportunity for Scouts to sharpen their first aid skills on other Scouts who participate as “victims.” The Scouts must

SHAWNEE PRESBYTERIAN HOSTEL OVERNIGHT PACKAGE – “Big on Fun, Small on Price!”

Looking for an affordable indoor winter camping experience? Our hostel overnight package is the “ticket.” Stay one or two nights, you cook the meals and we’ll provide the mountain snow fun. Just $73.00/per person/night. Click here for more details.

2020 Re-Charter Information

The final update to the Internet Re-charter Portal for the 2020 re-charter season was completed over last weekend. This website can be accessed through https://scoutnet.scouting.org/ucrs/UI/Home/default.aspx All units, including Explorer posts, will now be able to complete and submit their charters online. We still need the printed copy submitted to council along with your payment. On

Darryl Strawberry Featured Speaker at Scouting Forward Breakfast

You are cordially invited to attend the Scouting Forward 2020 breakfast on Monday, December 16, 2019 at The Ridge – Verizon’s Learning and Development Center. Join us for breakfast and to hear about Scouting in Patriots’ Path Council. You will be able to meet and listen to Darryl Strawberry and his fight and transformation from

Tony DeSantis Scholarship for Veterans, Active Duty & Military Families

The Anthony DeSantis ‘Service to America’ Scholarship is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program to support those in the military and their families.   The application cycle will close at 11:59 p.m. (EST) on November 17, 2019.   Since the program’s inception in 2010, NJMEP and Team Eagle Foundation have awarded $110,000 in

Munsee Fall 2019 Cubelos

Munsee Fall Cubelos 2019 was held the weekend of October 25 thru 27 at Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation. Over 325 Scouts, parents and siblings enjoyed BB shooting, fishing, Ghost Ship Regatta, Zombie Sensory Game, a pumpkin hurl, and Halloween themed crafts among other things. Thanks go to Trish Plummer and Scott McCabe for organizing this

A Season of Fairs – Opportunities to Advertise Scouting – Recruit

The fall and early winter season are full of festivals and fairs.  These are great opportunities for units to recruit additional youth.  Look for events outdoors or indoors to interact with your local community.  There are a plethora of events ranging from church bazaars to pumpkin/apple fairs to holiday fairs and so many more. Plan

Fall Recruiting – Something for Everyone

Every year in the fall across the territory of Patriots’ Path Council more than 3,000 more youth try out Scouting by joining for the first time. We ask that all volunteers and members do their part to make sure that those expressing interest in Scouting are welcomed and register in order to be able to

Recruit More Youth With Halloween Cards

Just when you thought you could wrap up recruiting for the fall, there’s one more way you could gain some more youth in your pack or troop. Think about attaching a “Join Cub Scouts” card on each piece of candy you hand out on Halloween. Or attach the joining card to the candy you hand

2020 Silver Beaver Recipients

The Patriots’ Path Council is pleased to announce our 2020 Silver Beaver Award recipients. The Silver Beaver Award is the highest award presented for distinguished service to youth in the council.   Joseph Allegra, Green Brook, NJ Gerard “Jay” DeBoey, Long Valley, NJ Jeffrey Haines, Newton, NJ Thomas Mollitor, Rockaway, NJ Mark Rozek, Andover, NJ

Third Annual Patriots’ Path Council Philmont Alumni Brunch

The Patriots’ Path Council Alumni and High Adventure Committees will be hosting the third annual Patriots’ Path Council Philmont Alumni Brunch on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at the Patriots’ Path Council service center. The brunch will begin at 10:30 am. This annual event provides Philmont alumni in our council the opportunity for fellowship and rekindling

Special Scout Shop Hours for October 31, 2019

Cedar Knolls and Mountainside Scout Shops will be open from 9 am-5 pm. Click here for the flyer.

Join the Patriots’ Path Council’s Scout Shop Staff- Immediate Opening

Click here for the job description: https://ppcbsa.org/…/Sales-Associate-Wanted-new-10-15-19-1.… Contact Steve Beirach at 973-765-9322 Ext. 241. Send resumes to Steve.Beirach@scouting.org

First Responder Adventure

The annual Webelos/AOL First Responder Event sponsored by Raritan Valley District will take place on Saturday November 2, 2019 at the Bound Brook Presbyterian Church. This event is open to all Webelos and AOL Scouts. They will have the opportunity to put the Scout motto “Be Prepared” into action by learning about first aid. Scouts

JOTA 2019

The weekend of October 19-20,2019 saw over 250 Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, parents and siblings participate in the 62nd Annual Jamboree on the Air. Jamboree-on-the-Air, or JOTA, is the largest Scouting event in the world. It is held annually the third full weekend in October. JOTA uses amateur radios to link Scouts and hams from

New Jersey Devils Star Wars Night

Friday, December 6th at 7:00 PM Buy your tickets while they last https://fevo.me/patriotpath Due to the popularity of our most recent Scout Day, we have decided to host a 2nd night on StarWars Night! Come out and enjoy a night out with family and friends to watch the New Jersey Devils take on the Chicago

Fishawack 2019 Fall Cubelos and Webelos Adventure

On Saturday Oct. 19 over 700 Cubs Scouts, Webelos, family members and adult leaders enjoyed the great weather at Camp Somers and Camp Wheeler.  Participants had a full slate of activities and fun challenges.  Many units camped overnight and had dinner at the dining hall and then a campfire at Council Point.  The event was chaired

Dennis J. Kohl Retirement Celebration

Please join us to celebrate Dennis’ 43 year career with the Boy Scouts of America. Dennis joined the Morris-Sussex Area Council as the Scout executive in May 1992. When the Patriots’ Path Council was formed in 1999, Dennis became the Scout executive until his retirement in August 2019 The brunch is being held on Sunday,

SHAWNEE MOUNTAIN SKI AREA – “Your #1 Scout Headquarters for Group Snow Sports Fun”

Winter’s coming … what’s your activity plan? We have group overnight packages, (2) special Scout events, one-day ski/snowboard & snow-tubing trips with savings up to 45% off retail ticket rates. EZ to organize, EZ to book and EZ to supervise. Click here for all the details.

SCOUT DAYS ON THE FARM – OCTOBER 16th and 17th

Ort Farms: 25 Bartley Rd,. Long Valley Group Event for troops or packs. Reservations are required. Cost $8.50 per child and $4.00 per adult. To reserve contact Nicole@ortfarms.com   Come enjoy a beautiful day on our family farm. PICK YOUR OWN PUMPKINS!   OPEN WEEKDAYS: -Farm Animal Area 9:00-6:00 -Corn Maze 9:00-6:00 -Hayrides 12:00-6:00 OPEN

JETS SCOUT NIGHT

The next Jets Scout night will be 12/8 vs. Miami Dolphins. Scout Night programs are open to anyone – invite family members, friends and associates. Click here for flyer.

Scout Days at Sesame Place

Consider a Cub Scout or Family outing at Sesame Place in Langhorne, PA. Check their website for operating hours through the end of the year, including holiday specials through New Years! Scavenger Hunt, Live Shows, Street Party Parade, Rides and much more… www.Sesameplace.com/Scouts slpgroupssales@sesameplace.com Click here for flyer. (Sesame Place is a paid advertiser)

Scout Day at Rutgers Football

Get your tickets now for Rutgers Football! https://fevo.me/2Fm7Qzz   Patriots’ Path Council: Rutgers Football vs. Liberty – Scout Day Saturday, Oct 26 Tickets from $25. SHI Stadium, 1 Scarlet Knight Way, Piscataway Township, New Jersey 08854 This season, Rutgers will celebrate the 150th Anniversary of College Football. As part of the celebration, we would like to invite Patriots’

Rutgers Geology Museum – Programs for Scouts

Plan an outing for your troop or pack at Rutgers Geology Museum, 85 Somerset St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. They offer Geology merit badge and fun patch programs as well. Tours, filed trips and birthday parties are also options for visits. Geologymuseum.rutgers.edu Click here for flyer. (Rutgers Geology Museum is a paid advertiser of PPC)

RIPLEY’S SCOUT UNBELIEVABLE ADVENTURE

Ripley’s encourages a fun learning experience that support scout badge requirements. A visit to Ripley’s Times Square in New York City will impact and excite your scouts in an unbelievable way! As one of New York City’s most popular attractions, out aim is to inspire creativity, expand, cultural understanding, and provide an experience that is

Medieval Times is Pleased to Invite all Scouts to the Castle for Feasting and Fun!

As honored guests, Scouts & troop leaders receive a special rate, starting at $35.95 on select dates. Tickets include the two-hour tournament and four-course feast! Medieval Times also offers a special discount rate for Scouts all year-long. Please call for details.  201-933-2220 x2324 Click here for flyer.

JURASSIC WORLD COMES TO LIFE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A TOURING ARENA SHOW!

2/27/20  7:00 PM   Prudential Center, Newark NJ (Ticket sales end December 15th at 11:59 PM) Upper level tickets $35.00 Lower level Tickets $40.00 (Ticket prices include a processing fee and promotional fee to PPC) https://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2578763 Your trip to Isla Nublar takes a terrifying turn after the Indominus rex escapes and causes chaos in the park!

Patriots’ Path Council is excited to offer you and your friends a New and Easy way to support SCOUTS!

Introducing the “Round-Up” program. The “spare change” from your credit card purchases (in stores and online) can be “Rounded-Up” to the next dollar amount and donated to Patriots’ Path Council at the end of the month. Click here for flyer.

Camp-In at The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute’s Camp-in is the perfect sleepover event for children ages 6-13 and provides an unforgettable experience for families, Scout troops, school groups, birthday parties, and more! Where else can you sleep next to a Giant Heart or a 350-ton locomotive? Camp-In Highlights: NEW! Experience the Worst Case Scenario Survival Experience (starting in October)

Scout Night with the New Jersey Devils

Come out and see the #1 overall pick in the 2019 NHL draft Jack Hughes take on his brother Quinn Hughes in their first ever brother against brother matchup! Stick around after the game to get on the ice and take a shot on goal! https://www.facebook.com/events/459618071294861/ Click here for the flyer.  

Woodmans Thong

October 25-27 at Winnebago.  It’s a good, unique  outdoor training course for adults and Scouts 13 years old and Star rank.  You can find information and registration at Woodsman Thong Registration Woodsman’s Thong, a unique training course developed by Scouters from our council, is designed to increase your knowledge of the outdoors and the skills

Jamboree on the Air

October 18-20 at Watchung Reservation Would you like the opportunity to speak to other scouts from all over the world? Come join us for a few hours, the whole day, or camp with us for the whole weekend. The event takes place the weekend of October 19 and 20 in the Scout camping area in

Recent Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Outbreaks

From Michigan to Rhode Island and Massachusetts, mosquitos are spreading the EEE virus which cause brain infections. Several state health departments are recommending restricting outdoor activities; particularly at dawn or dusk. Now is a great time to remind participants to follow key strategies to prevent the mosquito bite and infection. Avoid outdoor activities at dawn

RIPLEY’S SCOUT UNBELIEVABLE ADVENTURE

Ripley’s encourages a fun learning experience that support scout badge requirements. A visit to Ripley’s Times Square in New York City will impact and excite your scouts in an unbelievable way! As one of New York City’s most popular attractions, out aim is to inspire creativity, expand, cultural understanding, and provide an experience that is

Scout Shop News

We are pleased to introduce our new Mountainside Scout Shop Manager, Wayne Neyman.  Wayne has been with Patriots’ Path Council for several years, and he is excited to serve our Scouting families.  You can reach him at Wayne.Neyman@scouting.org. The Mountainside Scout Shop received a fresh coat of white paint on September 12, courtesy of the

Medieval Times is Pleased to Invite all Scouts to the Castle for Feasting and Fun!

As honored guests, Scouts & troop leaders receive a special rate, starting at $35.95  on select dates. Tickets include the two-hour tournament and four-course feast! Medieval Times also offers a special discount rate for Scouts all year-long. Please call for details.  201-933-2220 x2324 Click here for flyer.

The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute’s Camp-in is the perfect sleepover event for children ages 6-13 and provides an unforgettable experience for families, Scout troops, school groups, birthday parties, and more! Where else can you sleep next to a Giant Heart or a 350-ton locomotive? Camp-In Highlights: NEW! Experience the Worst Case Scenario Survival Experience (starting in October)

We Have for Sale a Red 2018 Toyota Camry XSE

Click here for specifications Mileage – 40,000 Asking – $25,000 or b/o Contact – Mike Sass mike.sass@scouting.org or Mark Spaldo mark.spaldo@scouting.org

The Devin Donnelly Papp Memorial Scholarship

The Devin Donnelly Papp Memorial Scholarship is a $40,000 award ($10,000 per year) awarded annually to an active Scout who has demonstrated leadership in Scouts BSA and who has shown fine academic achievement on the secondary school level. Patriots’ Path Council of the Boy Scouts of America administers the scholarship. The successful candidate must be

Shawnee Mountain is Planning for Winter, are You?

We have Scout-friendly 1-day ski/snowboard, snowtubing, budget-conscious overnight pkgs & 2 special Scout Events: Super Scout Sunday (2/2/20) & Scout Weekend (3/14 – 3/15/20). Check out our discounted programs today!

Scout Day at the Devils

Click here for flyer. Come out and see the #1 overall pick in the 2019 NHL draft Jack Hughes take on his brother Quinn Hughes in their first ever brother against brother matchup! Stick around after the game to get on the ice and take a shot on goal! https://www.facebook.com/events/459618071294861/

JETS SCOUT NIGHT

The next Jets Scout night will be 12/8 vs. Miami Dolphins.   Scout Night programs are open to anyone – invite family members, friends and associates.   Click here for flyer.

Scout Day at Rutgers Football

Get your tickets now for Rutgers Football! https://fevo.me/2Fm7Qzz   Patriots’ Path Council: Rutgers Football vs. Liberty – Scout Day, Saturday, Oct. 26.  Tickets from $25. SHI Stadium, 1 Scarlet Knight Way, Piscataway Township, New Jersey 08854 This season, Rutgers will celebrate the 150th Anniversary of College Football. As part of the celebration, we would like to invite

Rutgers Geology Museum – Programs for Scouts

Plan an outing for your troop or pack at Rutgers Geology Museum  – 85 Somerset St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901. They offer Geology merit badge and fun patch programs as well. Tours, field trips and birthday parties are also options for visits. Geologymuseum.rutgers.edu Click here for the flyer. (Rutgers Geology Museum is a paid advertiser

Scout Days at Sesame Place

Consider a Cub Scout or family outing at Sesame Place in Langhorne, PA. Check their website for operating hours through the end of the year, including holiday specials through New Years! Scavenger Hunt, Live Shows, Street Party Parade, Rides and much more… www.Sesameplace.com/Scouts slpgroupssales@sesameplace.com Click here for the flyer. (Sesame Place is a paid advertiser)

Fundraising and Special Events

October 6th Annual Tribute to Women Awards Luncheon at Plainfield Country Club 2019 Berkeley Heights Good Scout Awards Dinner 38th Annual Sussex County Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner 2019 Legal Services Awards Dinner 2019 Watchung Hills Good Scout Awards Dinner November 4th Annual Lehigh Valley Sporting Clay Classic 2019 Real Estate Industry Dinner presenting the Leadership

Rutgers Geology Museum – Programs for Scouts

Plan an outing for your troop or pack at Rutgers Geology Museum 85 Somerset St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. They offer Geology Merit Badge and fun patch programs as well. Tours, field trips and birthday parties are also options for visits. Geologymuseum.rutgers.edu

RIPLEY’S SCOUT UNBELIEVABLE ADVENTURE

Ripley’s encourages a fun learning experience that supports Scout badge requirements. A visit to Ripley’s Times Square in New York City will impact and excite your Scouts in an unbelievable way! As one of New York City’s most popular attractions, our aim is to inspire creativity, expand cultural understanding, and provide an experience that is