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 »

Pinewood Derby Champ Camp

Start your engines!! February 1 is our Pinewood Derby Champ Camp! Stop by the Cedar Knolls Scout Shop between 9am and 3 pm to get tips and tricks on building/tuning your car. Afterwards, race it on our test track to see how fast it goes. Be sure to check out our new accessories including emergency

Shawnee Mountain Lift Tickets

One set of two Shawnee Mountain ski lift tickets is still available. Tickets are valued at up to $68 each. Tickets expire March 14. https://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2606292

Mets Scout Day

Join Patriots’ Path Council and the N.Y. Mets at Citi Field for Scout Day 2020 on Sunday, May 3, when the Mets take on the Atlanta Braves beginning at 1:10 p.m. All Scouts in attendance will receive a limited-edition Mets Scout Day Patch. In addition, all Scouts and leaders in uniform will be invited onto

Whitewater Challengers Cub-O-Ree

A Cub-O-Ree featuring camping and other activities in the Poconos in Pennsylvania will be held April 17-19. The event is sponsored by Whitewater Challengers and Patriots’ Path Council, BSA. The cost is $49 per person and activities include two nights camping, a tour of the historic Eckley Miners’ Village, Saturday bag lunch, geocaching site, nature

Whitewater Challengers Raft-O-Ree

Whitewater Challengers and Patriots’ Path Council, BSA, will sponsor a Raft-O-Ree weekend April 17-19 in the Poconos in Pennsylvania. Cost is $70 per person and the weekend includes Friday and Saturday night camping, Saturday rafting on the Lehigh River, Saturday river lunch, Saturday evening entertainment, and a free Scout patch and certificate of achievement. Optional

Rutgers Geology Museum – Programs for Scouts

Plan an outing for your troop or pack at Rutgers Geology Museum, 85 Somerset St., New Brunswick, N.J. 08901. The museum offers geology merit badge and fun patch programs as well. Tours, field trips and birthday parties are also options for visits. For information, visit www.Geologymuseum.rutgers.edu   (Rutgers Geology Museum is a paid advertiser of

Traditional Earth Skills

Traditional Earth Skills is accepting reservations for its Lenape artifacts and wilderness skills workshops that are available to Scout groups in north and central New Jersey. Mike Dennis, education specialist, recently noted that he had email trouble in the fall and is asking anyone who inquired about the programs and did not receive a response

Scout Appreciation at Medieval Times

Medieval Times invites all Scouts to the castle in Lyndhurst for feasting and fun! As honored guests, Scouts and troop leaders receive a special rate, starting at $35.95, on select dates.   Upcoming dates are Feb. 23 and March 22. Tickets include the two-hour tournament and four-course feast. Medieval Times also offers a special discount

The Franklin Institute Camp-In

Have you ever wanted to sleep below a giant heart or enjoy a private IMAX show? If so, 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! For these special events, the museum lets attendees take

Watchung Mountain Adult Award Nominations Are Open

Nominations for volunteer recognition are now open.  The volunteers of Watchung Mountain District provide exceptional service to youth.  The only way for adults to be recognized is by compiling a nomination form.  We have now made the process very simple.  Use the link here to nominate someone for the District Award of Merit of the

2021 National Jamboree Interest

The 2021 National Jamboree – Powered by Scouts Like You Join the interest list and be in the know as soon as registrations come online!  The registration to accept your deposit is scheduled to come online this month.  Individuals on the interest list will be sent the link first prior to posting to the general

Shawnee Lift Tickets

Two sets of two Shawnee Mountain lift tickets are available. They are valued at up to $68 each. Tickets expire March 14. https://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2606292

Traditional Earth Skills Living History Programs

Traditional Earth Skills is accepting reservations for its Lenape artifacts and wilderness skills workshops that are available to Scout groups in north and central New Jersey. Mike Dennis, education specialist, recently noted that he had email trouble in the fall and is asking anyone who inquired about the programs and did not receive a response

Jurassic World

Jurassic World comes to life for the first time in a touring arena show Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at Prudential Center in Newark Your trip to Isla Nublar takes a terrifying turn after the Indominus rex escapes and causes chaos in the park! The adventure continues as you join forces with a team of scientists

Scout Events at Shawnee Mountain

Shawnee Mountain will continue to offer great events for Scouts of all ages in 2020, including its fourth annual Super Scout Sunday on Feb. 2 and its 30th annual Scout Weekend on March 14 and 15.  The two events offer the best Scout discounts of the season; buy advanced tickets to save more. Shawnee Mountain

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! 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 Scouts in an unbelievable way! As one of New York City’s most popular attractions, its aim is to inspire creativity, expand cultural understanding and provide an

Scout Days at Sesame Place

Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pa., offers Scout Days on select dates throughout the year. A day at the park includes a patch-earning scavenger hunt, live shows, a neighborhood street party parade, whirling rides and water slides (weather permitting), character story time, group dining and character photo opportunities. Tickets start at $15 per person plus tax

Scout Appreciation at Medieval Times

Medieval Times invites all Scouts to the castle in Lyndhurst for feasting and fun! As honored guests, Scouts and troop leaders receive a special rate, starting at $35.95, on select dates. Upcoming dates are Feb. 23 and March 22. Tickets include the two-hour tournament and four-course feast. Medieval Times also offers a special discount rate for

The Franklin Institute Offers New Scout Activity Worksheets

No matter what level of Scouting your Scouts have achieved, The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pa.,  has activities that work toward your goals! The museum staff has scoured Scouting badges and activities to find new Scout activity worksheets that units can work on just by going to the exhibits.  The connections are endless! For more

Interfaith Ceremonies

We hope everyone enjoyed their respective holiday celebrations. Please remember that a Scout is reverent. He is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties and respects the convictions of others in matters of custom and religion. We wish to invite you to participate in this year’s interfaith ceremonies. Whether it’s Scout Sunday,

Black River, Fishawack and Sussex upcoming events

The Sussex District Klondike will be at Winnebago Scout Reservation on the weekend of Jan. 24-26. Cost will be $10 per person, with optional Saturday dinner for $8.50 per person. Registration is open at ppcbsa.org on the Sussex calendar. The Black River Klondike is scheduled for Jan. 24-26 at Trexler Scout Reservation. Registration is open

KLONDIKE DERBIES

Watchung Mountain, Raritan Valley, Munsee district Klondike derbies are coming. All Scouts BSA members and Webelos Scouts are invited to participate in the Klondike Derby/Webelos Klondike Challenge that meets their unit’s schedule. Watchung Mountain District: Saturday, Jan. 25 Webelos Klondike Trek: https://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2584353 Scouts BSA Klondike:  http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2584348 More Information: Charlie Rose, governor, 908-644-9179 wm.klondikederby@gmail.com Raritan Valley

Annual Scouts Chess Tournament, sponsored by Munsee District

Are you a chess player looking to test your skills in a round-robin competition? If the answer is yes, then you are invited to the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave., for a chess tournament on Feb. 22. The event is open to all registered Scouts, BSA members/Venturers/Explorers age 11 and older. Non-Scouts are welcome,

Shooting Sports Event

Are you looking for a fun event to break up the winter for your Cub Scouts? Munsee District will be sponsoring a Cub Scout shooting sports event on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Camp Somers dining hall. The cost is $10 per Scout. Units will need to register by pack. Check out the Munsee district

2020 NYLT Registration

Registration for National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) 2020 courses is now open. Help your Scouts and families with summer planning by registering now. New for 2020, Scouts may pre-purchase NYLT Trading Post items while registering and receive them on course. What is NYLT? The purpose of NYLT is to provide training to youth members of

Holiday Scout Shop Hours

On Dec. 23, and from Dec. 26  to Dec. 31, both of our Scout shops will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day for your holiday shopping convenience. We will resume our regular hours on Jan. 2, 2020.

Watchung Mountain District Annual Meeting and Recognition Dinner

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020   6 -10 p.m. NEW LOCATION: Shackamaxon Country Club 100 Tillinghast Turn, Scotch Plains, N.J. 07076 $45/person until Dec. 31; $50/person starting Jan. 1, 2020 Register to attend: https://scoutingevent.com/358-WMAMtg

Happy Holidays

Our Council Key 3 of Mark Tallmadge, Emil Rufolo and Marc Andreo would like to extend their deepest appreciation for the great efforts our volunteers and staff provide to the more than 15,000 youth the Patriots’ Path Council serves. Special wishes for a joyous holiday season, we look forward to 2020 and continuing our great

The Worst-Case Scenario: Survival Experience

The Franklin Institute currently is hosting “The Worst-Case Scenario: Survival Experience,” a world-premiere special exhibition based on the internationally bestselling Worst-Case Scenario book series. Highlighted extensively in the exhibit are outdoor, first aid and emergency preparedness, topics that are also emphasized in Scouting. The fun and immersive exhibit continues through April 19, 2020. For more

Shawnee Lift Tickets Available

Two sets of two Shawnee Mountain Lift tickets are available. They are valued at up to $68 each. Tickets expire 3/14/20. https://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2606292

Shawnee Mountain

So, you only have one day available for winter fun? Shawnee Mountain offers one-day ski/snowboard and snow tubing Scout trips. The affordable, healthy, outdoor, low-tech winter fun trip options for Scouts, their leaders and family members include ski/snowboard “learn how to” packages for beginners, two-hour or four-hour tubing sessions in the Pocono Plunge Park and

Explorer Posts Visit Staten Island Coast Guard Base

On Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, Explorers from Post 805, Montville Township Police Department;  Post 140, Morris County Sheriff’s Department; and Post 234, Hopatcong Police Department, made the journey to the Coast Guard New York Station headquarters in Rosebank, Staten Island, along the Narrows.  It was a perfect beautiful warm sunny early fall day, which added

Leader Request – 2021 National Jamboree

The 2021 National Jamboree committee is seeking adult leadership to take part in our troops and crews.  Any interested leader should signup on the waiting list at https://ppcbsa.org/2021jambo. You will be invited for an interview which will commence in first week of December. Registration Requirements Scout Leader Qualifications All jamboree Scoutmasters/Advisors/Skippers and first-, second-, and

Munsee Cub Winter Event

Plans are in the works for a Cub Scout winter event Feb. 22, 2020, at Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation. Event specifics are being developed by Munsee District Program Chairman Dave Depczynski and Cub Activities Chair Trish Plummer. Stay tuned for further details.

Cub Scout Leader Position Specific Training

A training course for new Cub Scout leaders will be hosted by the Watchung Mountain District on Dec. 14, 2019. This training will highlight the Cub Scout program. Three sessions will run concurrently. Choose the session that matches your position: Den Leader and Assistant Den Leader Training Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster Training Committee Chair and Committee

Munsee District Webelos Klondike

All Webelos Scouts and Arrow of Light Scouts are invited to participate in this Webelos Klondike competition planned Feb. 8, 2020, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the “Loop” area at the Watchung Reservation. The event will test Scouts’ skills as a patrol and their ability to show up prepared for the weather conditions. The event

Klondike Season is Coming

Watchung Mountain District: Jan. 25, 2020 Registration link coming   Raritan Valley District: Feb. 1, 2020 Pre-registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GFXKVRW Registration is $10 per Scout Registration: https://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2583072 Registration deadline for all sleds is Jan. 26, 2020   Munsee District (Scouts BSA): Feb. 8, 2020 Foul weather date: Feb.22, 2020 Check-in is from 6:30 a.m. to 8:20 a.m. Watchung

Blood Drives

On Nov. 29, 2019, Patriots’ Path Council will be supporting a number of blood drives in its service area. Please consider giving the gift of life during the holidays when the need is so critical. Click here to register to donate.   Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 New Jersey Sharing Network 691 Central Avenue New Providence,

2021 National Jamboree

The 2021 National Jamboree – Powered by Scouts Like You Join the waitlist and be in the know as soon as registrations come online!  We are expecting a great turnout for a limited number of spots: Three (3) Boy Troops (40 people per troop) One (1) Girl Troop (40 people) Partial Venture Crew (20 people)

Devils Scout Night

Due to the popularity of the most recent Scout Day, the New Jersey Devils have decided to host a second night on Star Wars Night! Come out and enjoy a night out with family and friends Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at 7 p.m. to watch the New Jersey Devils take on the Chicago Blackhawks. Tickets

Philmont 2021

Patriots’ Path Council has reserved 20 Philmont crews for 2021. Each crew must consist of 12 Scouts and Scouters, with a minimum of 3 adults and 9 youths, and a maximum of 4 adults and 8 youth.  A unit may submit more than one crew application, but if more than 20 crew applications are received, the

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 per person per 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