Mary Lynne Capen Retirement Celebration

Please join us to celebrate Mary Lynne’s 25 year career with the Boy Scouts of America. Mary Lynne joined the Morris-Sussex Area Council in March 1993 as an assistant registrar. In 1994 More »

Spread the Word About Philmont Family Adventure

This summer, choose the ultimate family vacation. Choose Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico and skip the crowds, long lines, and expensive ticket prices. Philmont Family Adventure, new for 2018, gives families More »

3rd Annual Elective Extravaganza!

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Winnebago Scout Reservation 102 Timberbrook Road, Rockaway, NJ 07866 NEW THIS YEAR: Condensed Tiger schedule   Check in starts at 8:00 am     Opening 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 »

New Youth Protection Program Letter

March 1, 2018 To all Patriots’ Path Council families; In Scouting, our first obligation is to provide a safe environment for our youth.  As an organization, we are committed to continuous improvement.  More »

Philmont 2020 Crew Applications

Patriots’ Path Council is currently accepting applications for crews to attend Philmont Scout Ranch in 2020 as part of one of five contingents on a 15 day trip to Colorado and New Mexico.  The trip will include an action-packed two-day tour of the front range of the Colorado Rockies (Air Force Academy, Garden of the Gods,

MUNSEE/BLACK RIVER/WATCHUNG MOUNTAIN 2019 RECHARTER DROP OFF/REVIEW SCHEDULE

Click here for the rechartering schedule.

BLACK RIVER/ FISHAWACK/ SUSSEX 2019 RECHARTER DROP OFF/REVIEW SCHEDULE

Click here to see the rechartering schedule.

Trunk or Treat 2018

Munsee District Troop 3 participated in the annual “Trunk or Treat” sponsored by the city of Perth Amboy. Over 350 youth dressed in various costumes enjoyed this fun activity. The youth were treated to pretzels and the opportunity to ring a ship’s bell that was part of a pirate ship display that “Rags” Buchner of

JerseyJam 2019 Registration Is Open…and Filling Quickly

Patriots’ Path Council has scheduled its JerseyJam 2019 – a jamboree for 5,000 Scouts, Explorers, Venturers and Sea Scouts – for the weekend of October 4-6, 2019, rain-or-shine – at Waterloo Village, a 70-acre National Historic District located in Byram Township, New Jersey. JerseyJam 2019 is open from the outset to ALL units in the

Fall Cub Scout Recruitment Challenge

Recruit a friend into your pack and enter into a drawing to receive a free week at day camp or a set of camping equipment from the Scout Shop.  https://247scouting.com/forms/form.php?OrgKey=BSA358&id=612.

Launching Scouts BSA

William Bryant, a membership coach from the national office, will discuss how to start Scouts BSA troops and have them succeed.  This meeting is open to everyone interested in growing Patriots’ Path Council and this great movement.  We will meet at the council service center in Cedar Knolls on November 15th from 7:00-8:30 pm.  Please

Camp Wheeler Fun Day

On Thursday, November 8th, just because you are home from school is no reason to stay home!  For boys & girls in grades K-5.  Parents are welcome to stay during their child’s session.  Parents of Kindergartners or First Graders must stay with them.  Choose between 9 am-noon or 1-4 pm.  Activities to include Archery, BB, Rock

Raritan Valley First Responder Event

On Saturday November 3, 2018 over 100 Webelos Scouts had the opportunity to put the Scout motto “Be Prepared” into action by learning and practicing first aid skills at the Raritan Valley District First Responder Event held in Bound Brook. Webelos went to four stations meeting with a first responder, learning about CPR, fire safety,

Registration is open for the Sussex Klondike

The Sussex District Klondike will be on the weekend of Jan. 25-27, 2019 at Camp Somers at Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation.  Registration is $18.00 per person and includes dinner on Saturday evening.  Cabins are available and will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Click here to register.  Registration closes Jan.15, 2019.

Registration is now open for the Fishawack Klondike

Registration is now open for the Fishawack District Klondike.  The Klondike will be held at Camp Somers at Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation on Saturday Feb. 2, 2019.  Registration is $10.00 per Scout with two adults at $10.00 as part of registration.  Cabins are available for rental if your unit wants to stay over on either

Registration is open for the Black River Klondike

The Black River District Klondike will be held the weekend of Jan. 25-27, 2019 at Camp Akelaland, Trexler Scout Reservation in Effort PA. Early bird registration is $17.00 per person until Jan. 11, 2019.   After that it will be $27.00 per person.  Registration closes on Jan 18, 2019.  Saturday dinner is included in registration.  Click

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 $71.00/per person/night. Click here for more details.

2018 U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots

Patriots’ Path Council’s Community Service Committee asks its packs, troops, and crew to assist with the 2018 annual toy collection campaign. PLAN RIGHT NOW TO HELP THIS YEAR, HERE’S HOW: Set up and service a collection box (or boxes) in your town Collect from your unit’s members at its November/December meeting(s) Bring your toys to one

Implementation Details for Females Entering Scouts BSA

Fellow Scouters, In anticipation of the new membership rules taking effect next year, National is announcing a one-time opportunity for new members joining after the age of 16 to advance to the Eagle rank.  (Please see the attached.) Advancement is one of the methods by which the Scouting program works to build character and forge

New Jersey Society Sons of the American Revolution: Eagle Scout Scholarships

Dennis Kohl, Scout Executive & CEO Patriots Path Council, BSA 1 Saddle Road Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927   Dear Mr. Kohl:   We are writing to you seeking your help in promoting two Eagle Scout programs provided by the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR). Both of us are Eagle Scouts, and hold State Officers

2019 Alumni Getaway

Step back in time for the 2019 Alumni Getaway in Stockbridge, MA from June 22-23, 2019. To see the full flyer, click here. Please RSVP to amy.schwartz@scouting.org with a $100 deposit by April 1, 2019.

Ordering Materials for Cub Scout Recruitment

The form for ordering Cub Scout recruitment materials is at https://ppcbsa.org/wp-content/uploads/Fall-2018-Cub-Recruitment-Materials-Order-Form.pdf. It has pictures of the flyers that are currently available.  You can also order lawn signs, posters, on boarding envelopes, etc.  All materials are free, paid for by Friends of Scouting donations.  The form can be faxed to 973-267-3406 or scan it/send a photo

Fall Cub Scout Recruitment Challenge

Recruit a friend into your pack and enter into a drawing to receive a free week at day camp or a set of camping equipment from the Scout Shop. Click here: https://247scouting.com/forms/form.php?OrgKey=BSA358&id=612.

CAMP WHEELER FUN DAY

On Thursday, November 8th, just because you are home from school is no reason to stay home!  For boys & girls in grades K-5.  Parents are welcome to stay during their child’s session.  Parents of kindergartners and first graders must stay with them.  Choose between 9 am-noon or 1-4 pm.  Activities to include archery, BB,

RECRUIT MORE YOUTH ON HALLOWEEN WITH THESE CANDY CARDS!

Here’s one more way you could gain more youth in your pack or troop. Think about attaching a “Join Cub Scout” card on each piece of candy you hand out on Halloween. Or attach the joining card to the candy you hand out at the local Trunk or Treat. Cards are available for download at

Philmont Fire Relief

A benefit concert featuring AJ Lee. October 26, 2018 You can watch this broadcast at facebook.com/PhilmontScoutRanch, 10 PM EST Click here to donate. You can view the flyer here.  

University of Scouting

Looking to get trained for your Scouting position?  Are you interested in learning more about specific topics and are wondering, “How do I find out about that?”  Come spend the day at the 2018 PPC University of Scouting on Saturday December 1!  We offer over one hundred classes on a wide variety of topics of

SHAWNEE MOUNTAIN SKI AREA – “Your #1 Scout Headquarters for Group Snow Sports Fun”

Winter’s coming … what’s your activity plan? We have group overnight packages, two (2) special Scout events, and one-day ski/snowboard & snow-tubing trips with savings up to 45% off retail ticket rates. EZ to organize, EZ to book and EZ to supervise. Click here for all the details.   

PATRIOTS’ PATH COUNCIL WILL HOST FIRST-HAND ACCOUNT OF SUMMITING MOUNT EVEREST

Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council announced that on Sunday, October 14th, it will host a presentation by Dan Stringham, who earlier this year completed a 5-week expedition to reach the summit of Mt. Everest in Nepal. The peak of Mt. Everest is 29,035 feet above sea level; no other mountain on earth has

Merit Badge Intro Workshop and Den Chief Training

Have a Scout looking to start on merit badges?  The Merit Badge Introduction and Den Chief Training Workshop is the place to be.  Pick from a list of badges and attend a few class periods while earning some requirements! Sound quite interesting? See you on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Brooklawn Middle School, 250 Beachwood

VEX (Venturing, Exploring, Xperience) Committee to Host Its Annual Membership Challenge

This challenge was taken up to help our older youth units in Venturing, Exploring, and Sea Scouting with hosting open houses through promotional materials and a small token for someone joining a unit.  See attached flyer.

Specialized Training for Incoming Youth Leaders for 2019 Start-Up Troops

October 26th – 28th at Winnebago Scout Reservation, this course will prepare girls entering Scouts BSA troops in February.  You’ll be able to know what to do and have more FUN in your new troop right from the start!  https://scoutingevent.com/358-22067

Ordering Materials for Cub Scout Recruitment

The form for ordering Cub Scout recruitment materials is at https://ppcbsa.org/wp-content/uploads/Fall-2018-Cub-Recruitment-Materials-Order-Form.pdf   It has pictures of the flyers that are currently available.  You can also order lawn signs, posters, on boarding envelopes, etc.  All materials are free, paid for by Friends of Scouting donations.  The form can be faxed to 973-267-3406 or scan it/send a

Fall Cub Scout Recruitment Challenge

Recruit a friend into your pack and enter into a drawing to receive a free week at day camp or a set of camping equipment from the Scout Shop.  https://247scouting.com/forms/form.php?OrgKey=BSA358&id=612.

RECRUIT MORE YOUTH ON HALLOWEEN WITH THESE CANDY CARDS!

Just when you thought you could wrap up recruiting for the fall, there’s one more way you can gain more youth for your pack or troop. Think about attaching a “Join Cub Scout” card on each piece of candy you hand out on Halloween. Or attach the joining card to the candy you hand out

Scout Day

Sunday, Oct. 28 at 4:30 PM Click here for flyer.

Safety Recall Notice

All customers who purchased a Lion, Wolf, Bear or Webelos neckerchief slide (pictured below) between February and August of this year should return the item to our Scout Shops in Cedar Knolls or Mountainside. We will exchange it for a BSA Fleur-de-lis slide. Thank you for your cooperation, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may

Unit Publicity Award

With a council area that serves over 160 towns we need your help to spread the good news about Scouting. If your unit has been published in a traditional newspaper or an online publication – THANK YOU! We would like to recognize your work on Scouting’s behalf.  Here is the link to the Unit Publicity

Specialized Training for Incoming Youth Leaders for 2019 Start-Up Troops

October 26-28, 2018 Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation To see flyer, click here.

VEX (Venturing, Exploring, Xperience) Committee To Hosts its Annual Membership Challenge

The VEX (Venturing, Exploring, Xperience) committee hosts a membership challenge for our older youth programs. This challenge was taken up to help our older youth units in Venturing, Exploring, and Sea Scouting with hosting open houses through promotional materials and a small token for someone joining a unit. This has proven to be successful in

Announcing the Fall Cub Scout Recruitment Incentive for 2018

Now’s the time to recruit new Cub Scouts!  The Patriots’ Path Council Membership Committee has partnered with the camping and Scout shop committees to launch the Fall Cub Scout Recruitment Incentive for 2018. A drawing for 4 Free Weeks of Day Camp & 4 Free Camping Gear Packages will be held for those current Scouts

2019 Re-Charter Reminder

Hello Patriots’ Path Council Units, During the week of September 3, 2018: The committee chairperson and your unit leader (Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Venture Crew Advisor, and Skipper) will have received an email regarding the 2019 re-charter. Much like last year, this email included your unique access code and links to all the information needed to re-charter

2019 FRIENDS OF SCOUTING KICKOFFS

What is Friends of Scouting? What are the details of the 2019 FOS Campaign? Register today to attend an up-coming kickoff.  Register Today:  http://ppcbsa.link/2019kickoffs  Please send your Unit FOS Chair and Unit Committee Chair as well as other volunteers to a FOS Kickoff. District Committee Members, Unit Committee Members and FOS Presenters are also requested

Scoutbook Subscriptions will be free starting January 1, 2019

As released by the national office, August 31, 2018. In an effort to drive program consistency and deeper engagement with out youth and leaders, Boy Scouts of America is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2019, Scoutbook subscriptions will be free to all BSA units. Scoutboook (https://www.scoutbook.com) is an online unit management tool that

Ordering Materials for Cub Scout Recruitment

The form for ordering Cub Scout Recruitment Materials is at https://ppcbsa.org/wp-content/uploads/Fall-2018-Cub-Recruitment-Materials-Order-Form.pdf   It has pictures of the flyers that are currently available.  You can also order lawn signs, posters, on boarding envelopes, etc.  All materials are free, paid for by Friends of Scouting donations.  The form can be faxed to 973-267-3406 or scan it/send a

The Time to Complete YPT 2.0 Is Now!

Even those Scout leaders who took the previous version of Youth Protection training must log into My.Scouting.org and complete the updated Youth Protection course before October 1, 2018. Don’t wait. A rush closer to the deadline could slow down the system as many Scouters try to complete their training during this busy season. Do not delay. Take YPT

Meet Your Membership Support Team

Ever wonder what some of the most successful Cub Scout packs and Boy Scout troops are doing to keep their Scouts in Scouting (Retention) and bring in new Scouts (Growth)? You might be surprised to know that along with the many thousands of volunteers just like you in the Boys Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path

Special Recognitions

The Patriots’ Path Council will be recognizing Scouters for their service to our Hispanic, Asian and low income youth members. The recognitions are listed below. Nominations should be submitted by October 15, 2018 The awards will be presented at the council annual meeting dinner. Vale La Pena Award – The purpose of the ¡Scouting …

Eagle Scout Parent Reception

Dear Eagle Scout Parents, We are inviting you to our new Eagle Scout Parent Reception on Monday, October 29,  2018, 7:00 p.m. at our council service center, 1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls, NJ. The purpose of the reception is to inform you of the many Eagle Scout scholarship opportunities available and the application process. Attending

Vehicle Donation

Do you have a vehicle you would possibly like to donate to Scouting? If you please contact Insurance Auction Auto- 1-877-577-1Car. Let them know you wish to donate the car with the proceeds going to the Patriot’s Path Council. They will pick up the car from the place you indicate.

Merit Badge Intro Workshop and Den Chief Training

Saturday, November 3, 2018, Brooklawn Middle School, 250 Beachwood Road at Route 202, Parsippany NJ. 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 will not be able to complete the merit badge at

Membership Road Show Update

Membership Road Shows – A recording of the Black River District Membership Road Show is posted at https://www.facebook.com/ppcbsa/videos/403215673538720/.  Technical difficulties limited how much we got on camera but our presenters gave a wealth of information about Best Recruitment Practices, Family Scouting, Lions, and New Member Coordinator.  On the recording, the different topics begin: New Member

Updated YPT Letter – Fall 2018

Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2018

Our Essex-Hudson-Union walk will be held on Saturday September 29th at the South Mountain Rec Complex- Clipper Pavilion in West Orange, which is probably the closest to you but there are several walks to chose from. We would love to see the younger generation get involved in the cause and should they chose to fundraise