Giving Tuesday

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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

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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

2016 Silver Beaver Recipients

The Patriots’ Path Council is pleased to announce our 2016 Silver Beaver Award recipients. The Silver Beaver Award is the highest award presented for distinguished service to youth in the council. Robert E. Davidson, Towaco NJ Gregory J. DeSalvo, Clark NJ Mitchell D. Erickson, New Providence NJ Dennis M. Kennedy, New Providence NJ Kathleen M.

STEM University Open to Boy Scouts and Venturers!

STEM University

STEM University is a program for high-school age Boy Scouts and Venutrers from all across our council area to participate in a day of STEM related activities on the Kean University Campus in Union, NJ on December 12, 2015. STEM University will provide a variety of workshops, lectures and hands on activities focusing on physics,

Breakfast with Santa

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Join us on Saturday, December 13, 2015 at Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation for a breakfast with Santa! We have games, letters and stories from Santa – breakfast and refreshments will be served – only $5 per person. Call Lori at 973-765-9322 x 414 or email to register. Family, friends and non-Scouters welcome! Click here

Information and Updates from the Advancement Committee

There have recently been quite a few changes made by BSA National to the Cub Scout program (have patience, this is a large file) and to the Boy Scout advancement requirements.  Here is a comparison between old and new Boy Scout requirements (have patience, this is a large file) and a more concise list of Boy Scout

The 2016 Eagle Scout Recognition & Reunion Dinner

Join us on Friday, January 8th at the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park as we celebrate and recognize our 2015 Eagle Scout Class and our 2016 Eagle Hall of Fame Inductees. RSVP by Friday, December 18th. This is a sellout event, please register today by visiting here.

2015 Eagle Scout Speed Networking Event

Are you an Eagle Scout ages 18-30? Click here for a super fun event we are holding for you on Monday, December 7th!

Ski Shawnee!

Shawnee Mountain’s Scout Weekend 2016 will be held Saturday & Sunday, March 12 & 13. Come as a troop or on your own with family; no minimum required.  Save BIG on tickets and lesson packages, meal plans and lodging; complimentary merit badge testing both days.  Click here for more event details.

9th Annual Blood Drive to Be Held on Black Friday!


Patriots’ Path Council will again host the annual Black Friday Blood Drive on November 27, 2015. Four locations will host the blood donation services form 10 am -4 pm. The four blood drive locations include: Patriots’ Path Council- 1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls, NJ Madison Elks Lodge- 192 Main Street, Madison, NJ NJ Sharing Network-


ppc outfitters

Are you ready to venture on the trails? PPC Outfitters is here to help get you and your Scout outfitted with the appropriate equipment for camping. We sell age-appropriate, quality camping equipment packages at a reasonable price that have been selected by experienced leaders. is a part of Patriots’ Path Council so please check

2016 Trailblazer Award Recipients

The Trailblazer Award is a council award presented to a Scouter who has achieved significant accomplishments on a council level over a 24-month period. The accomplishments should be directly related to the Council Vision Statement and Strategic Plan. The Patriots’ Path Council presents the Trailblazer Award at the Council Annual Meeting. We are pleased to

Read the Area 5 Venturing Newsletter!


The September 2015 newsletter is here! We have articles from all around Area 5, written by youth, for youth! Check out exciting articles such as our Area 5 President’s experience at NAYLE, or our Regional Venturing President’s trip to World Jamboree 2015 in Japan. If you have an idea for an article, or would like

Abilities Digest Fall Issue

  The following articles are included in this issue: CSE Mike Surbaugh’s Vision for Scouts with Disabilities Remember the Torch of Gold Award Woods Services Award Nominations Deadline Fast Approaching Remembering Yogi Berra’s Dedication to Scouts with Disabilities Registering a Scout as Disabled or Having Special Needs The Disabilities Awareness Conference at Philmont A Peek

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews


What is the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews? The purpose of the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews is to teach crew members with leadership positions about their new roles and how to most effectively reach success in that role. It is intended to help Venturers in leadership positions within their crew understand their

Patriots’ Path Council Welcomes

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Explorer Post 911 Arbor Hose Fire 1780 W 7th St Piscataway, NJ 08854-1607 For more information or to join as a youth or adult contact Eric Martin   (908) 377-6820 For more information on Fire Exploring Other Fire Service Explorer posts in Patriot’s’ Path Council are in Iselin, Colonia, Fords and Cranford.

Special Learning Classes at the MB Intro Workshop

Den Chief Training, Eagle Project Management, and Trail to Eagle Introduction.

Merit Badge Intro Workshop Registration Now Open:

Saturday, November 21 at Brooklawn Middle School. 

Is your Cub pack looking for more Cub Scouts?


BLAST OFF INTO CUB SCOUTING!  Rocket Building and Cub Scout Registration Night Friday, November 20, 2015 6:30-8:30 PM Locations in Linden, Piscataway, Randolph and East Hanover Rocket Launch Saturday 11/21 North Branch Park, Bridgewater 9 AM-1 PM The council membership committee is conducting a special recruiting event only for boys who are not yet

Shawnee Mountain

When you think ski, snowboard and snow tubing trips for your Scouts this winter, think Shawnee Mountain in the Pocono Mountains.  Shawnee is your “#1 Scout Headquarters for Winter Fun” offering  one-day and overnight trips, merit badge programs and special Scout events.  Click here for more details on group outings and discounts that can save

BSA LearnCenter – Cub Scout Learning Plans Complete!

It is official.  Cub Scout leaders can complete the all the elements required for position specific training in the BSA Learn Center.  The last module was Cub Scout Insignia which was posted on Friday.  To login, go to then click on “My Dashboard” on the top left.   Navigate to the “Training Center” tab

Liberty Science Center and Liberty Jamboree Better Together


October 3, 2015 at Liberty Science Center For Cub Scouts and Families (Co-ed event) Due to the excitement around the Liberty Jamboree  – the Liberty Science Center has waived the pre-registration requirement for the event this Saturday.  If you are a Cub Scout Family and still want to attend – walk in registrations will be

NJ Devils Scout Nights

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   Devils vs. Vancouver Canucks Sunday, November 8th at 5:00PM *Special Pregame Presentation “Holiday Gathering”   Devils vs. Columbus Blue Jackets Tuesday, December 29th at 7:00PM *Post game Photo on the Logo   To order individual tickets, visit:   Use Promo Code Scouts Click here for the flyer.

Looking for some extra dollars?

Looking for some extra dollars? The Cedar Knolls and Mountainside stores have openings for part time Scout shop associate. Must be able to work evenings and Saturdays. Details- -Part time, 15-25 hours per week. -Day, evening and Saturday hours available. -Retail/ Scouting experience, as well as knowledge of word, excel and power point is helpful,

Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Come join the Radio City Christmas Spectacular from Nov 13 to Jan 3. Check out the flyer.