Giving Tuesday

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Scout Leader Position-Specific Training

EVERY WEEK OF SUMMER CAMP we are offering Scout Leader Training at both Winnebago Scout Reservation, and Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation, Camp Somers! The course is “Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training,” which is part of the required training for all uniformed adult Boy Scout Leaders.  It’s a good course for your Committee, too! QUICK FACTS: The

In Person Youth Protection Training

Join us Tuesday, August 30th for a live in-person Youth Protection Training held at the council service center, 1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls, NJ. The event will begin at 1:00 pm, following SM/ASM Specifics. Please register at least one week prior to the course. More information and alternate dates can be found here.

WM Fall Cub Camporee

Save the date for a weekend full of Super Hero fun! Watchung Mountain Fall Cub Family Camporee will be taking place the weekend of October 21-23, 2016 at Winnebago Scout Reservation. For More information please click here.

WM/BR/RV Boy Scout/Venturer Camporee!

Save the date for a fun weekend full of monkey bridge building, carnival style patrol competitions, capture the flag, and more! October 14-16, 2016 held at Round Valley Youth Center at Round Valley Reservoir, Lebanon New Jersey. For more information please refer to the 2016 Boy Scout Fall Camporee Announcement.



All money goes towards sending some Scouts in need to camp! (Camp Scholarship Fund) Saturday, July 23, 2016 At Winnebago Scout Reservation 102 Timberbrook Road, Rockaway, NJ 7pm seating at Scout Camp Dining Hall $50.00 per person, $500.00 for a table of 10 No tickets available at door Reservation Required Professional Table Service Famous Nightingale

Office Volunteer Opportunities

Do you have a couple of hours you could spare during the day?  Have you considered volunteering at the Patriots’ Path Council Office?  Would you like to?  Please contact Amy Schwartz at 973-765-9322 ext. 246 or email her at



All weeks still have a few spaces left for those girls and boys who are entering grades 1-6. At the Summer STEM Institute (SSI), boys and girls have the ability to do just that. Work in teams, meet new friends and perform hands-on experiments that make science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) come alive. The

An easier way to donate to Patriots’ Path Council


As you know, Patriots’ Path Council is always seeking new ways to obtain funding for Scouting. That’s why we joined the Care2Share Affinity Program, a free service offered by Investors Bank. As an enrolled member of Care2Share, we receive quarterly donations, which are based on the balances that our members and supporters maintain in their

2017 World Scout Moot

The 15th World Scout Moot will be held in Iceland from July 25th to August 2nd, 2017.  It is an official event of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), hosted and organized by the Icelandic Boy and Girl Scout Association, for young people ages between 18 and 25 inclusive. With more than 160

May 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 available to send a tribute to someone. You can congratulate an Eagle Scout, celebrate an anniversary or a birthday, remember a friend or


Here are just a few reasons your unit should sell popcorn-share them with your leaders and parents to get everyone excited about selling! EVERYBODY loves Popcorn!!! Popcorn is popular and 3 out of 4 people will buy when asked. Prizes for your Scouts-and they love to earn prizes! Four ways to sell: door to door

Nominate your 2016 Scout Scholar Athlete!

The Scout Scholar Athlete Award is presented to Scouts who have participated at a high school varsity level in sports, have a strong academic record, and follow the Scout Oath and Law Daily. For more information and to nominate a Scout, please click here. Nominations are due Friday, October 7th.

Congratulations to Anthony Service – 2016 Rahway Police Explorer of the Year

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RAHWAY, NJ –   The Rahway Police Department is proud to congratulate Rahway resident Anthony Service for being selected as the 2016 Rahway Police Explorer of the Year.   Anthony is graduating from Rahway High School this June, and has actively served his community as a Rahway Police Explorer for the past two years.  During his tenure,


Patriots’ Path Council is proud to induct  Ray Brandes, Bob Germinder, Tom Stoddard, and Jeannette Stoddard into our Camp Hall of Fame on Saturday, July 16. The event will be held at Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation – Camp Somers 750 Waterloo Road, Stanhope, New Jersey. Barbecue begins at 5:00 PM / Program begins at 6:00 PM. The

Night at the Soul!

Come support the Patriots’ Path Council and celebrate Soul Scout Day by purchasing tickets through the special URL.

Tradeshow of Scouting


Celebrate the 2016 Summer Games! June 6, 5:45-9:00 PM, Birchwood Manor, Whippany Tradeshow is your summer roundtable Visit our New Council Key 3 Gold Room, take a seat and chat with our PPC leadership. Explore the Patriots’ Path Games Park Show Floor for ideas to enhance your program from council committees and from new and

Lion Hunting Begins!


Let’s invite kindergarten boys to join Scouting effective 9/1/2016! Congratulations to the first wave of packs approved to participate in the Patriots’ Path Council’s  Lion pilot program. More packs will be joining the pilot soon. Application deadline for the 2016-17 program year is June 30, 2016. Applications can be found on Packs committed prior

New Units under Construction

As part of the council membership plan, in addition to growing and supporting current Scouting units, new unit also need to be organized. The following list includes prospects that are almost complete to those that are just in initial stages of contacting potential organizations. If you have any connections or relationships with any on the

Sussex County Miners – 2nd Annual Scout Sleepover


You are invited to the Second Annual Scout Sleepover to be held at Skylands Stadium in Augusta, NJ. Your Package Includes: A ticket to the June 10th game against the Shikoku Island All-Stars Camp out in the outfield at Skylands Stadium A movie on the new video wall at the stadium Tickets are $15 per person.   Informational Flyer Click

Door Prizes Galore!

Over the last few years there has been “Door Prize Mania” at the annual Tradeshow of Scouting. We need your help gathering more prizes.  If you can donate anything that could be useful to other Scouters such as gift certificates, collectables, new or very gently used Scouting items, Scouting memorabilia, new items that might be

Boy Scouts of America Abilities Digest

The following articles are included in this issue: Enhancing Awareness Recognizing Abilities Adapting Advancement A Peek Ahead Professional Corner Helpful Links Click here to read this issue.

WANTED: Sabattis COPE Director

Who do you know that likes to climb all over everything, loves the outdoors, team leader type and would enjoy July in the cool Adirondack mountains of NY? Please open this attachment and pass this along to those you think would be interested.

Scoutmaster Specific Training at Summer Camp

JUST A REMINDER – June 1 is the registration deadline for summer camp training.  Please make sure all your leaders who will be attending camp know about this opportunity!   Here’s a re-send of our original message. ————————– To:  All adult leaders with troops attending 2016 summer camp at Winnebago Scout Reservation and Mount Allamuchy


A day camp for all girls and boys entering grades 1 – 6 At the Summer STEM Institute (SSI), boys and girls have the ability to do work in teams, meet new friends and perform hands-on experiments that make science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) come alive. We offer six (one-week) sessions beginning July 5th



NYLT is a rigorous youth leadership training program that provides skills for life and is designed to benefit and enhance the leadership teams of troops and Venturing crews. It is FUN, challenging and informative. Upon completion each participant will receive a certificate of this nationally recognized program. The NYLT course centers around the concepts of


Katie Rozek Pic

On May 3, 2016, the Northeast Region Venturing Officers’ Association announced the selection of their 3 Regional Venturing Vice Presidents for the 2016-2017 term. Patriots’ Path Council (PPC) of the Boy Scouts of America is proud to have one of our own Venturers selected to serve the Northeast Region. Katie Rozek of Andover, NJ will

Now in Stock! Solar Powered Lanterns


PPC Outfitters has the Luci EMRG and the Luci Original in stock at your local Scout shop and online on our website at These solar powered lanterns make a wonderful Father’s Day gift starting at $9.99. Never have to worry about batteries again! Visit us at to see everything we have to get

Every Scout DESERVES a Trained Leader!

We will give you the tools to “do your best,” for what to do, so you can deliver a FUN and exciting program to your Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers.  Patriots’ Path Council offers a range of National BSA training courses to help make your job easier and more FUN.  If you are new to

Eagle Hall of Fame Nominations Now Open

The Eagle Scout Hall of Fame Award is a recognition from the Patriots’ Path Council’s Alumni Association. The award was established to recognize Eagle Scouts who, after 25 years or longer of having received the Eagle Scout Award, have reached the highest level of success in their field. In addition, these recipients have demonstrated a

Get Ready for POPCORN!

The popcorn sale is great way to support your Scouting year with ONE fundraiser.  We can train you, your leaders and your Scouts!   It’s easy to get your unit started – contact Mark Spaldo at 973.765.9322 X 251 or Popcorn Trainings Happening NOW!  Sessions are being offered throughout the spring and summer around the


The 2016 Merit Badge Intro Workshop will be on November 5 (earlier this year due to a change in teacher convention weekend). 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 obtain a partial but

Father’s Day

Do you need to buy a gift for dad, your husband, or even yourself?  Order it now through AmazonSmile so you will have it in time!


wsr 75

Winnebago Scout Reservation is celebrating its 75th Anniversary on Friday, June 24 to Sunday, June 26, 2016. Former and current campers, leaders and staff, and their families, are invited to spend all or part of the weekend at WSR to see the camp, take part in activities, reminisce and reacquaint with old friends. Activities on Saturday

April 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 available to send a tribute to someone. You can congratulate an Eagle Scout, celebrate an anniversary or a birthday, remember a friend or

Staten Island Yankees Scout Night


Saturday, July 9, 2016 and Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm. 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 sleepover on the field featuring a movie on the big screen. All kids 12 & under run the

World Championship Pinewood Derby


Saturday, June 25, 2016 in Times Square, New York City. All pinewood derby finalists may attend. A finalists is a Scout that finished 1st, 2nd or 3rd in their respective rank in the district pinewood derby. Click for flier. Click for the rules. For more information or to register, visit their website.

Build An Adventure – Rocket into Scouting


The council membership committee announces Build an Adventure – Rocket into Scouting (A Cub Scout recruiting campaign) Between May 14th and May 22st  there will be several recruiting centers open to register new boys into Scouting. The evenings will be for parents to get information and complete joining paperwork. The boys will have the opportunity

Fishawack Cub Scout Gold Rush


On Sunday, May 22, from 1:00- 4:00 pm at Smith Field Park, Baldwin Road (just south of Route 46) in Parsippany.  We will have fun activities for all our Cubs.  Come as a pack, den or individual boys with their Akela.  A great activity for boys who are new to Cub Scouts this spring.  Registration

Lion Cub Scouts


Patriots’ Path Council has been accepted as part of the National pilot program for Lion Cub Scouts.  PPC Cub Scout packs who apply to participate in the National pilot program may begin operating Scouting programs for Kindergarten boys on September 1, 2016. Pack applications can be found on the PPC Lion Cub Scout webpage

Somerset Patriots Scout Days

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Friday, June 3rd at 7:05 pm Sunday, July 31st at 5:05 pm Thursday, August 18th at 7:05 pm The Somerset Patriots have several opportunities for Scouts to enjoy a great event at the ballpark. Upper Box Tickets Start At Just $8.50 For All Opportunities! Scout Days -All Scouts and leaders will be invited on the field

Black River Annual District Dinner on May 18

Join the fellowship of the Black River district as we honor the hard work of our dedicated volunteers at the annual district dinner, Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 6:30 PM, at the Zeris Inn, Route 46 East, Mountain Lakes.  Our District Award of Merit and Black River Best Awards will be presented to fellow Scouters recognized

2016 Black River District Spring Cub Camporee!

The 2016 Black River District Spring Cub Family Camporee will take place Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22, at Camp Somers, Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation.  Bring the whole family and enjoy a weekend full of fun outdoor activities surrounded by the beautiful bright green leaves of spring.  Registration is now open via district website


Male and females ages 14-20 are welcome to join the law enforcement Explorers and attend the 2016 academy.  The event will be held on June 25, 2016 through June 30, 2016 at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, NJ. The program is open to registered law enforcement Explorers ages 14-20.  To register in a law enforcement

Annual Lehigh Valley Sporting Clay Shoot

Join us on Sunday, June 12th for the Boy Scouts of America 3rd Annual Lehigh Valley Sporting Clay Shoot! It will be a fun day of shooting all for a great cause! For more information and to register, visit here

GOT NOVA? The Scout Shop Does!

Not only are these kids’ kits packed with hands-on fun, they also help Scouts earn their NOVA award. The kit activities tie in specifically with NOVA requirements at all levels. (Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venturing.)  


Our council’s  2017 Philmont contingent has an opening for one full crew of 9 Scouts and 3 adults. Contact Debbie Wickham at the service center for details. 973-765-9322 x239.

Camping Essentials!

Packing your bag for summer camp? Have you earned your Firem’n Chit card? Some of these just might help! These and many other fire starter products and accessories are available at our PPC Scout shops. Check our web page at for locations, hours and direction for our Cedar Knolls and Mountainside locations.

Wondering What to get Mom for Mother’s Day?


Let our Cedar Knolls and Mountainside Scout shops help you out. Click here: All items available to order via our You may pick up at our stores or have them shipped for an additional cost. Supplies are limited, order yours today!

Check out the Latest Happenings at Liberty State Park!

The Liberty State Park’s newsletter is the best way to find out about scheduled events and programs for Scouting units. Many of the programs are free and are beneficial for Scouts of all ages. We also have volunteer service opportunities for any Scouts that need service hours. Read more at:


On behalf of ALL Scouts I’d like to THANK YOU for your donation to the 2016 Friends of Scouting campaign.  Because of your contribution, Scouting participants will continue to learn, grow and become the leaders of tomorrow.  The Scouting program does prepare Scouts to be successful in facing life’s challenges. With a few clicks of