Giving Tuesday

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NOW HIRING: Summer STEM Institute

STEM Institute

COME WORK FOR US THIS SUMMER! Summer STEM Institute positions are currently available.  The following positions include: -STEM Director (Min. Age 21, 1 position) -Assistant Director- Grades 1-3 (1 position) -Assistant Director- -Grades 4-6 (1 position) -Health Officer/ Business Administrator (1 position) -Office Clerk (1 position) -Counselors (8 positions) -Counselors in Training (Must be age

Animation merit badge pamphlet and emblem have arrived!


This new merit badge pamphlet assists Scouts seeking to earn the Animation merit badge. Requirements include computer and traditional animation tasks that will test a Scout’s creativity, artistic skills, and storytelling abilities. Item: 620096 & 620494 Retail Price: $4.99 & $2.50

Popcorn Kick Off Contest

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Congratulations to all of the winners of this year’s Popcorn Kick Off Contest! Units who participated were entered into both the CAMP MASTERS national contest as well as our own Patriots’ Path Council contest. Pack 20 in Raritan Valley District won 3rd place in the national competition! Pack 20 will receive a bonus $100 in

2016 Youth Protection Symposium

On Friday, April 29, 2016 Patriots’ Path Council will host the 2016 Youth Protection Symposium featuring Victor Vieth, executive director emeritus of the Gundersen National Children Protection Training Center. Mr. Veith’s topics will include “What Every Youth-Serving Organization Should Know” and “Understanding Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Research.” Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about

2016 WMD Annual Meeting and Recognition Dinner

Save the Date! The 2016 WMD Annual Meeting and Recognition Dinner will be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at Snuffy’s Pantagis Renaissance in Scotch Plains. For updates visit

2016 Watchung Mountain Klondike

Its Klondike time! Registration for both the Boy Scout Klondike Derby and the Webelos Klondike Trek is open! Both events will be held Saturday, January 30 at Watchung Reservation. More information here: Boy Scout Klondike Derby and Webelos Klondike Trek.

Winter Training Day for Venturing and Explorers Members!

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The new Venturing Exploring Xperience committee is excited to launch its first Winter Training Day.  The courses being offered that day include Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews, Venturing Advisor Position Specific Training, Crew Committee Challenge, and Adult Explorer Leader Basic Training. When: Saturday, February 20, 2016 Where: The Presbyterian Church at Pluckemin (279 Route


This is a new, ongoing column that will appear regularly beginning with this issue. We all know Scouting is world-wide, but rarely stop to think that we can “get out there” and participate as Scouts, with other Scouts around the world. So here’s a start!  Our first issue focuses on Europe!

Fishawack Finest Fellowship Dinner


Each pack, troop and crew in Fishawack can select one of their volunteers to receive the Fishawack’s Finest Award.  The only criteria for receiving the Fishawack’s Finest is the gratitude and affection of other leaders in the unit.  Submit your unit’s choice at Please arrange for your honoree and other leaders from your unit

Join us for the Patriots’ Path Council Annual Year in Review & Awards Celebration!

Monday, February 29th at the Hanover Manor in East Hanover at 5:00 pm. Honor our 2016 Silver Beavers, Trailblazers, and Youth Leadership Award recipients! Celebrate our 2015 achievements as a council! Register today by visiting here.

Wood Badge Dining Out

The idea of a “Dining-Out” was adopted many years ago by the British Army and is a long standing tradition in regimental messes.  Lt. General Robert Baden-Powell, the Founder of Scouting, retired from the British Army in 1910, most likely participated in many social Dining-Out events, which are open to non-members, including spouses and friends. 

Cut Scout Package


When you are just starting off on the Cub Scout trail you need something to help you along. The Cub Scout Package from PPC Outfitters has everything you will need to get started right away. $45 each package (Includes free shipping) If your unit would like to purchase 10 or more packages, the unit will

United Way Contribution

Your United Way contribution can be designated for Patriots’ Path Council.  Please consider a donor designated gift to Patriots’ Path Council when you make your 2016 United Way contribution.

Rocket Safety Update

Rocket Academies have traditionally been a one day event for communities and neighborhoods. They are a good way to spread the word about Scouting in the area and a good way to educate participants and attendees regarding the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) program. The launching of rockets has been a way to generate

Council Annual Year in Review and Awards Celebration

A s per our council by-laws, article III, section 3, the purpose of the meeting shall be to receive annual reports of the council committees and to elect council members-at-large, executive board, advisory board, and national council representatives, all of whom are urged to attend. This year’s theme will highlight the STEM program and what

Holiday and Scout Shop Closings

Council service center and camps are closed for the Christmas holiday from December 23rd at noon until December 26th, and for the New Year from December 31st to January 4th. The Scout shop will be closed for holidays and inventory December 23rd at noon until January 5th.

Give “Stuff” this Holiday Season!

Our council is collecting “Stuff for Scouts”, items that our programs and Scouts are in need of. Visit this link here to make your donation this holiday season today!

Scouting Ice Skating Party

For all the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers in Sussex County!! Tuesday, December 29 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Show off your skating skills or just come out and try ice skating!! There will be a free hour of skating for all Scouts that includes skate rentals. Please bring your bike helmet!!! Adults also skate for

Black River Cub Family Super Bowlathon

The 2016 Black River Family Cub Super Bowlathon will take place at Rockaway Lanes, 365 Rt. 46, Rockaway, NJ, on Sunday, February 7.  Bring the whole family for our annual fun tradition! There will be three, two hour sessions to choose from.  Register your pack now via district website Click here for the flyer.

Black River Klondike Derby

The 2016 Black River Klondike Derby will once again take place at Camp Akelaland,  Trexler Scout Reservation, Effort, PA on Friday, January 29 through Sunday, January 31.  Registration is available via the district website,  Score extra points for camping each night . Early bird discount ends on January 15, so register your troop or

Annual Beach Jam

Sign up for the Annual Beach Jam coming up this May at Morey’s Piers! May 20-22, 2016 September 16-18, 2016


Need a fun, adventurous, and healthy outdoor activity to do with your Scouts or Cubs this winter? Think Shawnee Mountain Ski Area one-day trips; only 15 Scouts/adults needed to qualify for affordable group rates! We offer HUGE discounts (up to 40% off retail rates) on lift tickets, rental equipment and lesson packages as well as

College of Commissioner Science

The April 2, 2016 Northern New Jersey and Patriots’ Path Councils’ College of Commissioner Science is a full day of learning with opportunities to earn the recognition of a Bachelors, Masters, or Doctorate in Commissioner Science or basic training and a certificate in Roundtable Commissioning . You will be getting the most up-to-date information on

Order of the Arrow Lodge Banquet

The Annual Banquet is a yearly celebration of the Woapalanne Lodge that includes an award ceremony and dinner. The banquet will be held on January 2, 2016 at the Hanover Manor. For more information, please click here. Registration is now available online at Please note: Package Plan participants MUST register using paper dues form.

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 Patriots’ Path Council during this time of giving.  You can show your support of Scouting and join the movement by donating here!

Recipe For Making Slime

National made a typo in the Wolf Handbook for the Germs Alive! Adventure.  The recipe for making slime is incorrect and won’t work if followed as written.  Here is the correct recipe: How to make Slime Material per Scout: Container One 1 Teaspoon Borax 1/2 cup warm water Container Two 1/2 cup white glue, 1/2

2015 Scout Nights at the NJ Devils


Holiday Gathering – NJ Devils vs Columbus Blue Jackets Tuesday, December 29 at 7:00 pm at The Prudential Center. Post-game “All Scouts, Families and Alumni photo on the logo.” To order tickets, click link above and use promo code: Scouts. BONUS: Organize a group of 15 or more and receive group seating, welcome on big screen

Monster X Tour


Sun National Bank Center on December 4th and 5th Special Scout Tickets- $14 ($10 off full price). Trenton, NJ will be motorsport entertainment’s epicenter with the nation’s most competitive MONSTER TRUCKS, as they invade the Sun National Bank Center on December 4th and 5th. See these incredible 10,000 pound, car crushing giants compete in racing,

Radio City: Christmas Spectacular

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November 13-January 3. Tickets purchased through this portal provide a discount for you and a contribution to Patriots’ Path Council.       Tickets, click here and use code SCOUTS. 

Elf The Musical


December 9-27 at Madison Square Garden Tickets purchased through this portal provide a discount for you and a contribution to Patriots’ Path Council  For tickets, click here and use code SCOUTS. 

Disney on Ice – Treasure Trove

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Scout Night at Prudential Center 7:00 PM Friday, January 15th   Get tangled up with Rapunzel & Flynn and enter the worlds of your favorite Disney princesses – Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Tiana, Mulan and the one who started it all, Snow White.  Set sail with Peter Pan, Tinker Bell and Captain Hook on an adventure

Scout Day at Harlem Globetrotters, Rutgers – Piscataway

Harlem Globetrotters

January 3rd   at 2:00 PM For all families and Scouting groups! Fun for All! More information: Buy tickets:      Tickets will also be available at the Cedar Knolls Service Center starting November 15th through Tuesday December 15th Great Holiday Gifts!


Digital Merit Badge Pamphlets

The Boy Scouts of America recently released five more interactive digital merit badge pamphlets for a total of 13. First there were four. Then eight. Now the list of interactive digital merit badge pamphlets has ballooned to 13. And the best part is the BSA isn’t stopping any time soon. The newest batch includes exclusively Eagle-required merit badges: Camping, Hiking,

2016 Boy Scout Requirements: Frequently Asked Questions

Use this link to see questions and answers (FAQ’s) on the 2016 Boy Scout requirements changes, as well as find out how to ask your own questions.

Shop AmazonSmile

The holiday season is upon us! Shop AmazonSmile! When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Patriots’ Path Council, Boy Scouts Of America. Bookmark the link and support us every time you shop. Please share this with your friends, family, volunteers, and more! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Interested in SCUBA programs?

A two part course will be offered at the University of Scouting on December 5 at Randolph Middle School, from 1:50-3:15 PM.  To register for this course go to Click here for the flyer.

2017 National Jamboree – July 18 – 28, 2017

Come join the Patriots’ Path Council on an adventure to the 2017 National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, West Virginia. This is a once in a lifetime experience where you will be able to explore the mystery, adventure and beauty of a West Virginia summer along with the adventure of Scouting. Be prepared for

Philmont 2017

It is not too early to begin making plans for 2017.  At this time we are accepting Philmont contingent crew applications for travel in 2017.  If your troop or crew is interested in attending Philmont Scout Ranch in June or July of 2017, click here to obtain further information and a contingent crew application.  Your

Philmont 2016 Openings

We have 6 openings within our 2016 Philmont contingent.  The price for this adventure at this time is $2050, which includes airfare, Philmont fees, touring, training, and other incidentals.  The openings are for either youth (ages 14-18) or adults.  Available opportunities: Travel dates June 28-July 12, 2016            1 opening for either a youth or adult

The Devin Donnelly Papp Memorial Scholarship

The Devin Donnelly Papp Memorial Scholarship is a $40,000 award ($10,000 per year) given every year to an active Patriots’ Path Council Boy Scout who has demonstrated leadership in the Boy Scouts of America and who has shown fine academic achievement on the secondary school level.  The Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council, Cedar

Blast Off Into Cub Scouting !!!

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For Boys in the First to Fifth Grades (A special event for boys who are not yet Cub Scouts but are of Cub Scout age.) ! ! !  Rocket Building and Cub Scout Registration Friday, November 20th, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm – 4 locations – Cedar Knolls, Linden, Piscataway and Randolph ! !

2016 Venturing Leadership Award

Venturing Leadership Award for outstanding service to the Venturing program of the Patriots’ Path Council. We are pleased to announce our 2016 recipients Katelyn Rose Bereheiro Katie Rozek Lou Ann Frediani Andrew Joiner The award will be presented at a special brunch to be held on the morning of February 7, 2016.

New Village Collection Items

New Village Collection items have arrived! They are available at our Mountainside and Cedar Knolls stores. Be sure to get yours today. Resident Camp Tents Lighted House -New for 2015 Item: 621494 Retail Price: $16.99 This 2015 addition to the Scouting Village holiday collection represents a true classic BSA fixture. It’s a set of three resident

Holiday Sale

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Our annual 10% off sale days are Friday, November 27, 9 am-5 pm and Saturday, November 28, 9 am-3 pm. The sale includes all merchandise except awards, advancements, custom, and special order items. The sale is limited to in store stock only. Phone and e-mail orders will be accepted during these times at our Cedar

Advanced Training + Philmont = NAYLE

Boy Scouts and Venturers can be assured of a place at Philmont next summer, or at Summit Bechtel Reserve or Northern Tier. No waiting, no uncertainty, IF they’ve completed NYLT training, by attending one of the National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience courses held each summer at these great high adventure bases. The NAYLE program is

2016 Alumni Cruise

Patriots’ Path Council is proud to announce a fun filled five day cruise for 2016. Join us as we depart from New York City aboard the Carnival Cruise Line ship Sunshine and set sail for St. John, New Brunswick, Canada & Halifax, Nova Scotia. The cruise is the week of October 8 – 13, 2016

2016 WMD Annual Meeting and Recognition Dinner

Save the Date! The 2016 WMD Annual Meeting and Recognition Dinner will be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at Snuffy’s Pantagis Renaissance in Scotch Plains. For updates visit Click here for the flyer.

2016 WM Klondike Derby

Save the Date! The 2016 WMD Boy Scout Klondike Derby and Webelos Klondike Trek will be held Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the Watchung Reservation. For updates visit Click here for the flyer.

Law Explorer Post Seeks New Members

Explorer Post 629 looks to engage and enable males and females to learn and practice various skills in fields of law.  Anyone age 14-20 is welcome to join.  An interest night will be held on Friday (usually each week) from 6-8pm.  More details can be found here.

2016 Youth Leadership Awards

The Youth Leadership Award is presented to youth members in the Patriots’ Path Council for their leadership and service on a council level. We are pleased to announce our 2016 recipients. Michael Eastman Nicholas Johansen Douglas Hemmings Kenneth Schwemmer Justin Strnatko Griffin Williams Michele Yong The awards will be presented at the council annual meeting