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Giving Tuesday

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Scout Day at Dorney Park

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July 21, 2016 Scout Day at Dorney Park – Thursday, July 21, 2016 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM $35/person Register before July 1st. Register here. http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1898348 Questions? E-mail Art.Lobell@scouting.org

Den Chief Training

Registration for both the April 16 and May 14 Den Chief Training classes are now open; just scroll down to Youth Training on https://ppcbsa.org/committees/training/. 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

Area 5 Rendezvous

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May 20-22, 2016 What is the Rendezvous you may ask? Every year, Area 5 holds an annual Rendezvous and you and your friends are invited to attend. This is a camping experience where Venturers in Area 5 come together and have a fun time as well as make new friends across the board. This year’s

VenturingFest 2016

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Calling all Venturers!  The first ever national gathering of Venturers will be held July 31 to August 5, 2016 at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia.  This six-day high-adventure festival invites participants to explore the best the Summit has to offer.  We’re talking rock climbing, skateboarding, BMS biking, water sports, shooting sports, zip lines,

AdVenturee

When: April 8-10, 2016    (Last day to register is 4/1/16) Cost: $45 per paricipant Where: Camp Somers, Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation, located at 750 Waterloo Road, Stanhope, NJ 07874 Who: Any registered Venturer, adult leader, or Venturing aged Boy Scout (14+) What: The AdVenturee is a council wide get together for Venturers! Venturers from out

CUB SCOUT ELECTIVES EXTRAVAGANZA

REGISTRATION CLOSES ON APRIL 1ST On April 9th at Winnebago Scout Reservation, Cub Scouts will work on elective adventures for their rank (or some just for fun events).  Register at http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1871087. For more info and course descriptions, click here.

Camping Essentials!

Packing your bag for summer camp? Don’t forget these items to keep your Scout protected from mosquitos and ticks. Provides eight hours of DEET-free protection from biting insects and ticks. Picaradin formula is recommended by the CDC to repel insects carrying illnesses such as West Nile virus and EEE. 3.5-oz. pump spray. Natrapel, only $9.99

Upcoming Alumni Events!

Get information and register on-line on our alumni web page https://ppcbsa.org/committees/alumni/ today and bring a friend. Some are no charge! March 29             Fishawack Alumni Reception-The Villa, Mountain Lakes. No charge! March 30             Committee Meeting 7 pm Come join our growing committee! March 31    

SUMMER STEM INSTITUTE PREPARES FOR NEW CURRICULM

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The Summer STEM Institute staff has been busy preparing a new curriculum for its expanded program this summer.   The expansion of the second year program will now provide a STEM experience for boys and girls in grades 1-6 and will be held at Saint Virgil Academy in Morris Plans under the direction of their new

Attention Explorers, Venturers, and Sea Scouts! 2016 Fundraising Card Sale is Happening Now!

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Have you been wondering about how to finance your way to camp, conferences, uniforms, national high adventure activities, purchase new equipment, etc? If you have, then you understand the difficulty in not only setting up, but raising enough money to justify the cost and time of the fundraiser. Luckily, the Patriots’ Path Council has a

Warren Wheeler Adventureship

Want to send your son to camp, but can’t afford the full cost? The Warren Wheeler Adventureship fund is available to help families in need of financial assistance. For more information,  use the following link: Warren Wheeler Adventureship Request . Please note that the deadline to apply for Cub Scout camps and Boy Scout camps

Build an Adventure: Blast off into Cub Scouting

A Cub Scout recruiting program.

Fishing Gear is Needed!

Fishing Gear is Needed! Patriots’ Path Council is seeking the donation of new or lightly used fishing rods and reels for use both with the Hooked on Scouting Cub Scout Recruiting campaign and to enhance other fishing program opportunities.  We are not at all interested in the bamboo – string and stick type rigs.  Donations

Community Alliances: Recreation and Parks Departments

The Patriots’ Path Council is seeking to be in deeper relationships with municipal and county recreation and parks departments. During February, PPC staff attended the State of New Jersey Parks and Recreation Conference.  Many of the goals of the Boy Scouts are closely aligned with recreation and parks departments.  We made several new friends and

2016 Abilities Digest

Below please find your 2016 Winter Issue of Abilities Digest. We hope you will find it helpful. The following articles are included in this issue: Disabilities Awareness Staff Opportunities at the 2017 National Jamboree 2016 Training at Philmont Three New Disabilities Awareness Training Presentations Now Available on Scouting.org Disability Etiquette and Other Thoughts on Person-First Language A National

SUPPORT BILL AS HE RUNS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR SUMMER STEM INSTITITUE SCHOLARSHIPS!

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Every child should be given an opportunity to take part in STEM programs. The Summer STEM Institute (SSI) Scholarship program has been established so that families have the opportunity to receive financial assistance when needed. Bill SanFilippo, staff advisor to SSI, will be running in the Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon on the morning of

Community Service Committee

The Patriots’ Path Council Community Service Committee would like to recognize the following units who have recorded the highest number of service hours, either total per unit, or average per individual, in each district. Congratulations! Black River: Pack 147, Troop 50 Fishawack:  Pack 201, Troop 18 Munsee:  Pack 145, Troop 23, Troop 80 Raritan Valley:

Summer Camp Employment

We will once again hire approximately 300 seasonal staff for our camp operations this summer. We have positions at our two Cub Scout day camps as well as at our three Boy Scout resident facilities. If interested please complete an on line application at: https://scoutingevent.com/?2016camp_staff

Raritan Valley District Alumni Event

Hosts for the event will be: Mike O’Shea Larry Rosello Thursday, March 31, 2016 7-9 PM Fox Hollow 59 Fox Chase Run Branchburg, NJ 08876 Click here for the flyer. Please Register Online at: ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1872013 By: Sunday, March 24, 2016

2015 Annual Report

Check out the 2015 Annual Report.

Winter Pathfinder

Check out the Winter 2016 edition of the Pathfinder.

2016 Camp Cards are here!!!!

Does your Scout need help earning their way to camp? Is your unit in need of new equipment?  A new Pinewood Derby track?  Our Camp Card program can help you achieve those goals. We have 2 cards this year. Cub Scouts/Boy Scouts Venture Crews/Sea Scouts/Explorers   All unit coordinators should sign up their pack, troop,

Boy Scout Troop – Drug Abuse Prevention

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If you are using the material provided by Foundation for a Drug Free World with your troop and would be willing to provide photos using standard photo release protocols of your troop in action, please send them to Art.Lobdell@Scouting.org. Packages have been available through your district executive at the February and March roundtables. The Foundation

Tradeshow of Scouting

Save the Date for the Tradeshow of Scouting Monday, June 6, 2016 https://ppcbsa.org/committees/tradeshow/ Tradeshow planning committee is now taking on new members to help plan and manage the 2016 event. Registration now open for council committees  http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1872086 Please contact Art Lobdell today art.lobdell@scouting.org

2017 National Jamboree

Are you looking to learn more about the opportunities and activities planned for the 2017 National Scout Jamboree? Want to know how to sign-up as a participant? Than you are invited to attend our Jamboree Rally Events, hosted by the PPC National Jamboree Committee. Scouts age 12-17 and Venturers age 14-20 are eligible to attend

Camp Wheeler Open House

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Bring a Friend to the Camp Wheeler Open House on April 24 and Receive a Discount Coupon for Camp Wheeler 2016! Camp Wheeler Cub Scout Day Camp will have an Open House on Sunday April 24, 2016 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Open House is free of charge and advance registration is not

PPC HONORS RECOGNITION BRUNCH

The Patriots’ Path Council is pleased to announce the second PPC Honors awards. This award is given in recognition to Scouters who have spent several decades giving leadership to a specific function of the Patriots’ Path Council.  The 2016 honorees are:  John Glockner, Mary Ruth Lareau, and Howard Liebmann. For more information or to register CLICK HERE.

2016 Exploring Summerfest to Be Held at the Summit!

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On behalf of Exploring youth leaders across the country, you are invited to the very first gathering of Explorers across all fields. The Exploring Summerfest is an opportunity to network, grow, and understand more about Exploring and the different fields it represents while enjoying the perks of a national high adventure base. This event will

Black River’s Best Award or Black River District Award of Merit

Do you know someone in your unit who goes above and beyond to provide a great Scouting program for your Scouts?  Please consider nominating them for the 2016 Black River’s Best Award or Black River District Award of Merit. Deadline for nominations has been extended to April 5.   Awardees will be recognized at the annual

Fishawack District Alumni Event

Hosts for the event will be: Jeff Huppert Tom Keays Steve Kurland Tuesday, March 29, 2016 7-9 PM The Villa at Mountain Lakes 90 US-46 Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046 Click here for the flyer. Please Register Online at: ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1872006 By: Sunday, March 22, 2016

Black River District Alumni Event

Hosts for the event will be: Howard Gordon Mary Ann Simonenko Bill Smith Tuesday, March 8, 2016 7-9 PM The Rockaway River Barn 11 Green Pond Road Rockaway, NJ 07866 Click here for the flyer. Please Register Online at: ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1872008 By: Sunday, March 6, 2016

Alumni Trip to SUMMIT BECHTEL RESERVE

Here is your chance to visit the BSA’s newest high adventure base-the Summit Bechtel Reserve! See the entire facility by van transportation and participate in some of the activities in the Summit Center. Friday June 3, 2016 Leave by bus and travel to the Glade Springs Resort Saturday June 4, 2016 Spend the day at the

Camp COLEY Fun Day Open House

Join the fun at the annual Camp COLEY FUN DAY Open House where we will be celebrating the OLYMPICS!! Meet Camp COLEY staff, leaders and CITs (counselors in training) and en joy a great day of food and fun. Fun Day is open to all boys and girls grades 3 – 12, and their parents. Registration forms are on the

PROGRAM SPECIALIST NEEDED

Our council is seeking a Program Specialist to deliver meetings to inner-city, at risk and/or special needs youth in our Scout Reach program.  While most meetings will be after school, there is a need during March 21-24 to provide meetings from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm for grades 1-5.  These meetings will be based on

Competitive Rocketry Explorer Posts/Clubs

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In 2016 the Patriots’ Path will be the home of several new Competitive Rocketry Explorer Posts/Clubs.  Each post may only have six youth members.  The youth will participate in a national competition with other high school/middle school aged youth.  The posts are forming now to begin planning for program in early May.  Activities will begin

One Last Opportunity to attend a 2016 Klondike Derby

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Attention Boy Scout and Explorer Leaders ! One Last Opportunity to attend a 2016 Klondike Derby

Part Time Administrative Assistant Opening

Part time administrative assistant position immediate opening.  Job includes data entry, report preparation, mailings and other office work.  Must be organized and able to work independently.  A familiarity with Word and Excel is required.  Sedentary work 80% of the time and moderate physical activity 20% of the time (must be able to lift 25 pounds). 

Professional Meeting Space for Small and Large Groups

Have you ever been in need of renting a space for your company or organization? Only to find out that it will cost you an arm and a leg? As part of the strategic plan, the Patriots’ Path Council is leveraging their facilities so a greater impact can be made on the Scouting program. At

Scout Night at the NY Red Bulls

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Friday, April 29th vs. FC Dallas @ 7 PM 600 Cape May St, Harrison, NJ 07029 http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1870771

2016 Alumni Cruise

Patriots’ Path Council is proud to announce that pricing is not changing until February 29, 2016 for our fun filled, five day, cruise for October, 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.

Journey to Excellence 2015 Unit Gold Award Patches

Part of BSA’s council performance recognition program, this award represents excellence (the highest performance standard) at the unit level. Item: 621950 and 621953 Retail Price: $1.99 The Journey to Excellence program is designed to encourage and reward success while measuring the performance of our units, districts, and councils. Bronze and Silver versions are also available by

Custom Made Magnetic Name Tag

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The latest addition to our PPC custom made items is our magnetic back name tag. Any Scouting logo that can be copied may be used. The background can be white, yellow, green, pink, tan or orange (or anything else if you supply the paper!) The print can be any style or color. Price of $7.50

13th Edition Boy Scout Handbook

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What’s new at your Scout Shop? 13th Edition Boy Scout Handbook – Perfect Bound and Coil versions have arrived!

January Tribute Fund Contributions

By making a contribution to the Patriots’ Path Council’s tribute fund, you can express your feelings to the entire alumni, friends, and membership of the Patriots’ Path Council. There are several opportunities you can take to make a tribute to someone. You can congratulate an Eagle Scout, celebrate an anniversary or a birthday, remember a

Certificates of Insurance

The current policy for all Certificates of Insurance (COI) will expire on March 1, 2016.  If you are currently using a location that requires a COI you will need to submit a request for the next policy period which is 3/1/16 to 3/1/17. The pack, troop, crew must submit the request, not the location/facility being

ALL EAGLE-REQUIRED INTERACTIVE DIGITAL MERIT BADGE PAMPHLETS ARE HERE!

It’s a new year and that means Scouts now have a new way to earn all 20 of the most popular merit badges – which just so happen to include all of the Eagle Scout required badges – via our new interactive digital merit pamphlets. Since going digital last summer, the BSA has been rolling out more and more pamphlets

New Boy Scout Requirements for 2016 Now in Effect

It’s officially 2016 and the new Boy Scout rank requirements that you have been hearing about for months are now official. Where can you find the requirements, when must your Scouts start using them, and what are the big changes? You have questions, and we have answers. For information regarding the changes to the Boy Scout requirements

CUB ELECTIVES EXTRAVAGANZA

A full day of activities based on elective adventures in your Cub Scout handbook. Saturday, April 9, 2016, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at Winnebago Scout Reservation $10.00 per Scout (plus materials fees for some activities) Registration opens on Feb. 9, 2016 at 6:00 am and ends April 1st at midnight (or when we reach

SUMMER STEM INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES NEW LOCATION AND DIRECTOR

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – JANUARY 27, 2016 – As the Summer STEM Institute prepares for its second season, they are pleased to announce their new summer location and director. The 2016 program will be held at Saint Virgil Academy in Morris Plains under the directions of their new director, Coral Kennedy. Coral Kennedy of Union, will

POSITIONS STILL OPEN: Summer STEM Institute

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COME WORK FOR US THIS SUMMER! Summer STEM Institute positions are currently available.  The following positions include: -Assistant Directors -Health Officer/ Business Administrator (1 position) -Office Clerk (1 position) -Counselors (8 positions) -Counselors in Training (Must be age 14; this is an unpaid position, 6 positions open) Apply online at: www.scoutingevent.com?STEMStaff  Applicants are considered for