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 »

Den Chief Training

Registration for the August 30 Den Chief Training class is now open at https://scoutingevent.com/?OrgKey=BSA358&eventID=3953 A Boy Scout who serves as a Den Chief not only helps Cub Scouts have fun as he provides a valuable resource for Den Leaders, those working toward the ranks of Star, Life, or Eagle can also meet the Position of

SCOUTS INVITED TO MARCH IN INDIA DAY PARADE (8/9) AND PAKISTAN DAY PARADE (8/16)

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All Scouts are welcome, especially those whose families came from either of these nations. Scouts will receive the Messenger of Peace patch. Both parades are in Edison. INDIAN DAY PARADE – Sunday, August 9th, arrive at 1:00 pm, parade goes from 2:00 to approximately 3:30 pm. PAKISTAN DAY PARADE – Sunday, August 16th,  arrive at

UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING

Planning your annual unit program?? Don’t forget to include: Saturday, December 5 – University of Scouting, So all your leaders (youth and adult) will be able to go to Randolph Middle School for a day of Scouting education, camaraderie, and FUN!!! Click here for the flyer.

Nominate your Scout Scholar Athlete today!

The Scout Scholar Athlete Award strives to recognize Scouts that excel at both academics and athletics while maintaining their involvement in Scouting. Click here to nominate your Scout Scholar Athlete!

Are you a member of the Popcorn Patrol?

Does your Pack, Troop or Crew sell Popcorn? If they do not, YOU CAN. Earn money for Summer Camp, High Adventure Trips and Scouting Supplies and get Prizes too! Follow this link to get more information on joining the Popcorn Patrol http://www.give.ppbsa.org/popcorn/pdfs/2015%20Popcorn%20Patrol%20FINAL.pdf

Black River District 2015 Fall Family Cub Camporee

Save the date!  The Black River District 2015 Fall Family Cub Camporee will take place at Winnebago Scout Reservation,   October 9-11.   Bring the whole family as we enjoy a weekend of fun surrounded by beautiful fall foliage at Camp Winnebago. Registration will open in early July via district calendar, www.br.ppbsa.org. Click here for the flyer.

Liberty Jamboree Souvenir and Clothing Preorder Sheet

Attention all Troops, Crews, Ships, & Posts attending the 2015 Liberty Jamboree!  Be sure to order all your Jamboree swag before the EPIC event starts!

Now Casting CULINARY KIDS ALL AGES for Food Network’s Chopped!

Food Network is looking for the most talented kid chefs around the country who have what it takes to compete on Chopped.  They are in search of young culinary masterminds between the ages of 9 and 17 who can take the heat in the kitchen and the competition! Click here for the flyer and click

2015 Liberty Jamboree Social Media Challenge!

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Attention all Troops, Crews, Ships, & Posts attending the 2015 Liberty Jamboree!  Be sure to catch the attest news on our three social media accounts… FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/2015libertyjambo TWITTER: @15LibertyJambo INSTAGRAM: 2015_Liberty_Jamboree Wait There Is More… The three units with the most “POSTS” by 7/15/15 will win one of the following Amazing Prizes: FREE PARKING PASS

Train others in Youth Protection!

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Youth Protection Facilitator training will be offered at the council offices on Tuesday, August 25, 2015. This course allows you to train others in Youth Protection. Volunteers are needed to become facilitators and teach the Youth Protection course. This course will also serve to update your Youth Protection training if it is set to expire.

WILD Outdoor Expo

The NJDEP’s sixth annual NJ WILD Outdoor Expo will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 12-13, at the Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area in Jackson Township, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. This fun-filled family event is designed for visitors to discover new ways to appreciate and enjoy New Jersey’s great outdoors. 

WILL YOU HELP WITH MERIT BADGE INTRO WORKSHOP NOV 21

The Advancement Committee is seeking Counselors who can help out by introducing a MB subject to Boy Scouts in a classroom environment.  Putting together our schedule this summer so we can start registering Scouts in early September.  See the attached flyer; COUNSELORS PLEASE SIGN UP AT http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1711928 NOW to indicate your interest in helping out. The

NEW Cub Scout Leader Position-Specific Training

Make your Cub Scout leader job EASIER and MORE FUN!  An enthusiastic, trained leader can make the difference between a den or pack that is struggling, and one that is ready to take on the world.  Find out how to use the “NEW Cub Scout Adventure Leader Guides” and other resources available.  After all, your

Fundamentals of Training

Every Scout deserves a TRAINED LEADER!     

Woodsman’s Thong

It is time again for the course no one else offers. This course, developed by Scouters from our Council, is designed to increase your knowledge of the outdoors and the skills you need to keep your outdoor program exciting.

NAYLE at Florida Sea Base

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WHAT IS NAYLE? The National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) is an exciting program where young men and women enhance their leadership skills through team building, ethical decision-making, problem solving and service to others. WHAT CAN I EXPECT? NAYLE is a very special experience. At Sea Base NAYLE, you spend several days and nights on

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!

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