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 »

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

Medieval Times

Join Patriots’ Path Council for a Tournament and Dinner! A fantastic opportunity for your whole unit or family to enjoy October 27th November 3rd February 23rd March 22nd Make plans to head to the Castle today! Contact Frank Crupi at (201) 933-2220 ext 2324 or email frank.crupi@medievaltimes.com. Click here for the full flyer.

Scout Day at Ort Farms

October 16th and 17th 25 Bartley Rd, Long Valley, NJ 07853 Please contact nicole@ortfarms.com for more information or to make a reservation.

Scout Day with the New Jersey Devils

Join Patriots’ Path Council for Scout Day at the Devils October 19, 2019  at 1 PM Prudential Center Exciting after game opportunities not to be missed! Click here for the full flyer. To purchase tickets, click here.

Jersey Jam Day Visitors

Patriots’ Path Council welcomes all Scouts, including Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA members, Venturers, Sea Scouts, Explorers and Scouting families for a jam-packed day full of fun and adventure. Register: https://scoutingevent.com/358-jjdayvisitors We’re working to make this the highlight of the year for thousands of Scouts, Scouters and their families. To learn more about Jersey Jam 2019,

Job Posting: Mailroom Specialist

Twenty hours a week; flexible scheduling.  Processing incoming and outgoing deliveries and mail.  Maintaining copiers (keeping stocked with paper, toner, etc., calling for service when needed), maintain inventory of office supplies and order as necessary. Skills required: Must be able to lift 50 lbs Basic computer skills.  Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word Need valid

Sesame Place Scout Special

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 SHI Stadium, 1 Scarlet Knight Way, Piscataway Township, New Jersey 08854 – Sat, Oct 26 – From $25 This season, Rutgers will celebrate the 150th Anniversary of College Football. As part of the celebration, we would like to

University of Scouting

Saturday, December 7, 2019 8:30 am to 4:00 pm   Randolph Middle School, 507 Millbrook Avenue, Randolph, NJ  07869 Check-in at 8:00 am – Opening Ceremony at 8:30 am – Classes start at 9:00 am – Closing Ceremony at 3:20 pm What is the University of Scouting? A day-long training experience – Over 150 courses

Introduction to Scouts BSA and Troop Leadership for Start-Up Troops

October 25-27, 2019 at Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation. For the full flyer, click here.

Jersey Jam Participant Pre-Order Merchandise

It’s getting time to gear up for the Jersey Jam! Get your official Jersey Jam merchandise by completing the order form and submitting it to the Cedar Knolls Scout Shop. Click here for the form.

Developmental Learning Center Raingutter Regatta

On Wednesday July 17th, 50 Scouts from the DLC in New Providence participated in their annual Raingutter Regatta hosted by the Patriots’ Path Council, BSA. The weather was perfect, and all the students and staff had a wonderful time.

Upcoming Events

Black River The Black River Cub Scout Fall Camporee will be held on the weekend of Sep. 27-29, 2019 at Winnebago Scout Reservation.  The camporee is loaded with outdoor fun including BB guns and archery, special dinosaur program, special program for AOLs, apple cider and more.  Cost for the camporee is $18.00 for all participants

Regional Cub Scout Day Camp: Johnson Park

Scouts learning about the American Revolution at regional Cub Scout day camp in Johnson Park’s East Jersey Colonial Village. This is a great place for your pack, den, troop, crew or post.

INTERNET ADVANCEMENT 2.0 MADE EASY

Note: You no longer need a unit ID number to access internet advancement.  Instead, you will access the system using your https://my.scouting.org username and password.  To access internet advancement 2.0, you must be registered as a member of the Key 3 of your unit (committee chairman, charter representative, cubmaster/scoutmaster) or be designated as a unit

BSA Safety Moment: Hazard Trees

For the full article, click here.

Summer Training Opportunities at Patriots’ Path Council

NYLT August 4 to 10th November 8-10 and 15-19th Click Here to Register for NYLT   Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training at PPC Summer Camps Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation – Camp Somers Dining Hall July 11th                 July 18th                 July 25th                 August 1st Winnebago Scout Reservation – Flintlocks Building July 10th                 July 17th

Safety Tip of the Month

5 Steps to Summer Water Safety Nothing sounds more appealing in the summer than swimming in a nearby lake, canoeing down a river or jumping into the pool, but as inviting as water is, it can also be dangerous if we don’t take the right precautions.With more than 1.5 million aquatics-related merit badges earned by

Patriots’ Path Council’s Scout Shop Summer Hours

Effective: July 1, 2019 – September 2, 2019   Cedar Knolls Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm*   Mountainside Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm & 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm*   *Saturdays: July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27, and August

Wolf’em Stick

Take your hands-on, over-the-fire cooking to the next level with this innovation on campfire cooking tools!  With the included step-by-step instructions, 30 recipe ideas and bonus tips and tricks, you will be a pro at camp cooking! Great for pack campfires, backyard barbecues, summer camp! Get yours now! $13.99 Available at the Scout Shop booth,

NYLT – National Youth Leadership Training

BE, KNOW, DO – what every leader needs to be. 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, ships and Venturing crews.  It

PPC Outdoor Academy Family Adventure Day at Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation

On Saturday, September 7, PPC Outdoor Academy and Patriots’ Path Council are hosting a day of free activities, open to the general public, Scouts, Scouters, families and friends.  Activities will run from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, and will include fishing, archery, BB shooting, COPE challenge events, nature hikes, field games, and more. This is

2019 Camp Hall of Fame and Wheeler Beefsteak Dinner

Join us to recognize three individuals who have accumulated over 100 years of service to the camps of Patriots’ Path Council at the Camp Hall of Fame and Wheeler Beefsteak Dinner. Come and recognize Scott Gallaway for his many years of service at Sabattis, Russ Jenkins for his work at Mt. Allamuchy SR, and Rich

Jersey Jam Final Payment

Action Needed: registration and full payment is due by June 17, 2019. Register Now Patriots’ Path Council is now making financial commitments to our vendors. It is time to provide us with your best final count and associated payment by June 17, 2019. The fee per person is set at $50 which will include camping,

Thank You!

To our units and families that have supported the 2019  Friends of Scouting campaign. Click on the link below to see the list of supporters https://ppcbsa.org/give/#ThankYou

Would you Support the Leaders of Tomorrow by Rounding up your Purchases as Donations?

It’s as easy as: Text PPCFOS to 435-06 or visit https://ppcbsa.harness.com/roundup/ Step 1) Register and connect a card or cards Step 2) Your everyday purchases are rounded up as donations to Patriots’ Path Council, Friends of Scouting. If you need additional info please reach out, either via FB or email to mark.spaldo@scouting.org. Thank You!

Sea Scout Open House

Patriots’ Path 5k Run/Walk

June 15, 2019 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Registration Check-in Opens: 8:00 am, Race Time: 9:30 am, Race Awards 10:30 am Race Information and Runner / Walker / Family registration at: https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Bridgewater/PatriotFamily5KRunWalk Click here for the flyer.

Popcorn 2019

Are you your unit’s Popcorn Kernel for 2019? LEARN THE NEW WEBSITE Learn about the products! Learn about the new incentives for 2019 We will take you step by step through the popcorn system To register and for directions go to https://scoutingevent.com/358-PopTrain, select the date of the session you are interested in and complete the

Exclusive Unit Workshop with Michael Beck

Wednesday, June 19th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm (with dinner) Council Service Center, 1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls To register go to the council calendar on June 19th or https://www.scoutingevent.com/358-PopMB Click here for flyer

Specialized Training for Incoming Youth Leaders for 2019 Troops

Come on out and learn some of the basics of the Scouts BSA program.  This course will show new Scouts what being is Scouts BSA is all about. Click here for flyer.

Who is ready for some Baseball?

This year we are going Friday June 21, 2019. AND It’s Yankee Mug Night! Due to increases in the ticket price and the bus, the cost is $90.00. This includes the game ticket, bus, parking, and food on the bus. Please bring your own beverages for the bus in a small cooler, including adult beverages

Watchung Mountain District Hosts Cardboard Regatta

Watchung Mountain District hosted, on Sunday April 7, their first ever Cardboard Regatta. The event was chaired by Jack Flood and held at the Berkeley Aquatic Club. Watchung Mountain District Troops 59, 68, and 72 along with Troop 90 from Raritan Valley District participated in this premier event. Six boats were entered, and four boats

Fishawack Pinewood Derby

On Saturday, April 6th the Fishawack District held their annual Pinewood Derby at the Alfred Vail School in Morris Township.  The competition was conducted by age groups with six champions crowned.  A total of 51 Scouts from 13 packs participated.  The top three racers from each category are listed, first to third: AOL -Anna Collins,

My.Scouting.org Program Safely Modules

My.Scouting.org is currently showing various courses in the Program Safety trainings such as Hazardous Weather Training, Trekking Safely, Safety Afloat, Safe Swim Defense, and others as “DOES NOT EXPIRE.”  The Member Care Contact Center is aware of the issue with no ETA on resolution along with the Team Leader for Health and Safety at the

Black River Cub Scout Camporee

The 2019 Black River Spring Cub Scout Camporee was held at Camp Somers on the weekend of May 3-5.  Over 650 Cub Scouts, siblings and adult family members participated in this event.  Program activities included BB guns, archery, boating, fishing, backwoods engineering, a cooking station and a compass activity.  Highlights included a demonstration by the

When a Bakery Says “No” to a Trademarked BSA Logo on a Cake

This is what you can do when a bakery tells you it won’t put a trademarked BSA logo on your Eagle ceremony cake. https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2019/05/01/bsa-themed-cake/

Trek Safely Retired

A cross-functional team has completed an evaluation of the training formerly known as Trek Safely and recommended it be retired. The online training and resources have been removed and we will be updating NCAP standards to reflect the change as well. Since its development, the materials have been incorporated into our handbooks as well as

Philmont Training Center 2019 Conferences – There’s still time to register for this summer!

The Philmont Training Center has a robust lineup of conferences scheduled this summer to meet the needs of every level of Scouting! Unit service, program delivery, training and dozens more are designed to help volunteers and professionals from across the nation share ideas and best practices and keep pace with the exciting changes and new

Eagle Scout Hall of Fame

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

BSA Parents Announcement

We all know how truly amazing our Scouting parents are.  They go above and beyond, and they constantly ask what they can do and how they can help. In many ways, they are our best asset to help demonstrate the value of the Boy Scouts of America and to talk about what this great organization

Black River Recognition Dinner

With over 100 Black River Scouters in attendance, the annual Black River Recognition Dinner was held on the evening of May 15th at the Chandelier at Flanders Valley.   The event provided an opportunity for Black River Scouters to socialize and honor the many volunteers that make this district strong.  District Chair, Dave Curtis presented  District

Special Needs Fish-Oo-Ree

The 34th Annual PPC Special Needs Fish-O-Ree was held May 16th at Camp Somers.  Approximately 80 Scouts from Northern Hills Academy and Central Park School (formerly Park Lake and Regional Day) attended, supported by many teachers and adult leaders.  This event was coordinated by Ed Schunk who recruited over 20 Scouts and Scouters from Troop

Join us at a Somerset Patriots’ Baseball Game for a Special Deal!

Sunday, July 14, 2019 Join us @ 4:00 pm for on the field player autographs. Everyone will also have an opportunity to meet WWE Hall of Famer “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan. Game starts at 5:05 pm. We have reserved the Party Deck (down the left field line) for our Special Deal. There will be a FREE

Specialized Training for Incoming Youth Leaders for 2019 Troops

Come on out and learn some of the basics of the Scouts BSA program.  This course will show new Scouts what being in Scouts BSA is all about. Click here for the flyer.

ScoutingWire April 24, 2019 Newsletter

This newsletter is dedicated to the topic of Youth Protection. The BSA believes it is important for parents, volunteers, and employees to be equipped with the information needed to understand the BSA’s comprehensive approach to preventing abuse, as well as information needed to recognize, respond, and report concerns. Articles include: All Members of the Scouting

Tradeshow of Scouting

June 3, 2019, at the Birchwood Manor, Whippany, 5:45 PM – 9:00 PM Registration is now open! Register now for more door prize tickets. Click here to register. For info, contact patriotspathtradeshow@gmail.com or Art Lobdell. Click here for the flyer.

My Cool Grandma/Grandpa

Sunday, June 9th at Winnebago Scout Reservation in Rockaway.  From 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm.  A special event for a Cub Scout and their grandparent.  Together, you will build either a bird house or a toolbox, shoot BB rifles, toast a marshmallow and roast a hot dog.  Rain or shine!  Our craft project will be indoors

Youth Fishing Challenge, Saturday, June 8, 2019

At Parks Lake, 73 Academy St. in Rockaway, 8:00 am – noon.  This is a statewide “free fishing” day – no licenses required. Invite a friend who might want to join your pack or troop!  Boys & girls who join a pack or troop that day will receive a free fishing kit. Prizes will be