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 »

Cub Scout Leader Specific Training

There are still spots open for Cub Scout Leader Specific Training for June 20, 2015.  This course will deliver Cub Scout Leader Training based on the new syllabus released this Spring with breakout groups for Cubmasters and assistant Cubmasters, Den Leaders, and Pack committee. June 20, 2015 Registration begins at 9:00am, Classes begin at 9:30am.

2016 EAGLE HALL OF FAME

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING TO OUR 2016 EAGLE HALL OF FAME CLASS THIS RECOGNITION IS PRESENTED TO EAGLE SCOUTS WHO, AFTER 25 YEARS SINCE EARNING THE RANK, HAVE DISTINGUISHED THEMSELVES IN THEIR LIFE-WORK AND WHO HAVE SHARED THEIR TIME AND TALENTS AS VOLUNTEERS, WITH THEIR COMMUNITIES. Greg DeSalvo- Eagle Class 1980 Howard

100th Anniversary OA Awards

For nearly 100 years, the Order of the Arrow has purposefully recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. Therefore, our organization’s centennial provides a unique opportunity to commemorate those among us who are exemplars of the “high ideals and purpose of the Order of the Arrow.”

2015 Liberty Jamboree Mobile App Now Available!

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As our 2015 Liberty Jamboree is just about 100 days away, we are pleased to announce the launch of the special edition Jamboree mobile application! This application will be your one stop shop for all Jamboree information and notifications.  Once you download the free mobile app, you will be able to read the latest Jamboree

THANK YOU to our 2015 Liberty Jamboree Sponsors!

The 2015 Liberty Jamboree steering committee and staff are very thankful for the support of our sponsors!

Fishawack District Cubelos Camping

October 17-18, 2015 at Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation Cub Scouts and their families will have many great activities, including:  BB gun, Archery, First Aid Skills, Zip Line, Knot Skills, Sling Shots, Row Boats, Songs, Skits, Historic Hike, Fishing and Climbing.  Packs must attend planning session, TBA. Contact Al Thomas, al.thomas@scouting.org, 973-765-9322 x229, for more information.

FISHAWACK CUBMOBILE

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, NOON – 3:00 PM

FISHAWACK DISTRICT CUB SCOUT GOLD RUSH

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SAVE THE DATE FISHAWACK DISTRICT CUB SCOUT GOLD RUSH JUNE 5, 2016 LOCATION IN FISHAWACK TBD GOLD RUSH ACTIVITIES (subject to change) -PANNING FOR “GOLD”, SLED RACES, OBSTACLE COURSE, TOMAHAWK THROW (rubber tomahawk), CARPENTRY, MARSHMALLOW ROAST, SOFTBALL TOSS, KNOTS, GEOLOGY, RIVER RAPIDS (in our canoe track). For more info, contact Al Thomas, al.thomas@scouting.org.

MERIT BADGE INTRODUCTION WORKSHOP

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SAVE THE DATE MERIT BADGE INTRODUCTION WORKSHOP SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 21, 2015 Brooklawn Middle School, Beachwood Road at Rt. 202 in Parsippany The purpose of the workshop is to introduce badges to the Scouts and to help them understand the merit badge process.  For most of the merit badges  Scouts will be able to obtain

CUB SCOUT ADVANCEMENT EVENT

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SAVE THE DATE CUB SCOUT ADVANCEMENT EVENT SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2016 AT WINNEBAGO SCOUT RESERVATION Our advancement committee is at the drawing board, studying the new Cub Scout rank requirements and electives, choosing the appropriate activities for our event. Watch for details in future editions of Signs Up.

Check Out the Latest National Venturing & Sea Scouting Forum & Newsletter!

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The FORUM is a National cluster concept and a friendly way to help Scouting leaders exchange ideas and programs among our troops, crews, ships, posts, councils, areas, regions and National. The FORUM is shared by volunteers and professionals across the country. “The FORUM” has been published monthly since 2003 and is not an official publication

Open Spots in Philmont Special Treks!

I am writing to let you know about the Roving Outdoor Conservation School (ROCS) and Trail Crew Trek (TCT) opportunities at Philmont Scout Ranch. These treks are an incredible opportunity for outstanding individuals in the council that are interested in natural resource management and I would appreciate your support in spreading information about this program

RECONNECT WITH SCOUTING ALUMNI

Join the Patriots’ Path Council and the Order of the Arrow for the ArrowTour and Alumni BBQ on July 7, 2015 at Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation and join the Patriots’ Path Council as we honor the 2015 Camping Hall of Fame Induction and Alumni BBQ on July 23, 2015 at Winnebago Scout Reservation. Please see the flyer

Newton First Robotics Team to Attend the 2015 Liberty Jamboree!

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Newton High School’s Varsity First Robotics Team will be attending #libertyjamboree  -signing autographs and speaking Saturday! Scouts will have the opportunity to check out several robotics that students their age planned, developed, made, and competed with around the globe! Its purpose is to encourage students to be science and technology leaders by providing programs and

Boy Scouts Honor Community Leaders with Lifetime Achievement Awards

ELIZABETH, NJ – Five community leaders, three of whom have strong ties to Elizabeth, are the recipients of the 2015 Union Lifetime Achievement Awards given by the Boy Scouts of America at a dinner held at the Shackamaxon Country Club, June 4. Source, full store, and pictures: Boy Scouts Honor Community Leaders with Lifetime Achievement

Staten Island Yankees

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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

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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

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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

Join the Scouters of Raritan Valley for its Annual Recognition Breakfast THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR FELLOWSHIP, WITH GREAT FOOD AND TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND CONGRATULATE AWARD RECIPIENTS RARITAN VALLEY DISTRICT AWARDS BREAKFAST – Flyer SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 2015, 8:30AM TO 11:00 AM AT MADELINE’S ON VOSSELLER 518 VOSSELLER AVE, BOUND BROOK THIS IS A

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!

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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!

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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!

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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

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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

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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

POPCORN – TRADESHOW OF SCOUTING

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

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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

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

POPCORN AT THE TRADESHOW OF SCOUTING

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

IIIIITTTTTSSSSS POPCORN TIME!

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                               

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