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S.T.E.M.-A-Palooza Hosted by Raritan Valley District

Interested in starting your journey to your STEM NOVA award? We have just the place, so mark the calendar and plan to join us! Save the Date: November 8, 2014 Time: 8 More »

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Den Chief Training

Registration for summer and fall den chief training is now open.  A Boy Scout who serves as a den chief not only helps Cub Scouts have fun as he provides a valuable More »

Everyone Bookmark This Page!

This page is the landing site for most all the activities: not only for Cub Scout packs, but also for families and most other Scout units.  Included are activity opportunities  for Scouting groups and also individuals.  Many offers are applicable to family and friends groups as well.  Categories of events include: sports, shows, museums and

Liberty Science Center Sleep Over

Start the New Year with a special event!

Special Events

Macallan Scotch Tasting and Food Pairing Master Class Thursday, November 14th at Morris County Golf Club. Click here for more details and to register. 2014 Maritime and Labor Luncheon honoring Ian Cairns and Herbert Hall will be on Thursday, November 13th. Please click here for more details and to register. Join us at the 2014

Munsee District Pinewood Derby Championships

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Munsee Cub Scouts and Webelos!

Munsee Winter Fun Cub Scout Extravaganza

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A Fun Daytime Activity

Munsee Alaskan Challenge / Webelos Klondike

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Lets take a journey to Alaska! Join Munsee district for both a Boy Scout Alaskan Challenge and the Webelos Klondike! This amazing winter journey will take place on Saturday February 7, 2015. Registration will open soon! For more information and updates: Boy Scouts http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1501599   Chair Patrick Lewis peglegs1@verizon.net Webelos      http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1606824   Chair Dan Turano   turanmkd@comcast.net

Scouting and STEM: Cub Scout Recruiting Night

Fun with science and technology

Toys For Tots Campaign

Help children in need this holiday season through the Toys for Tots campaign.

Registration Notes and Reminders

The fall recruiting season is in full swing and it is important to forward all new youth and adult applications to the registration department on a timely basis. A new youth and adult applicant must be registered with the Boy Scouts of America in order to participate in unit and/or council sponsored activities. Without current

Charter Renewal Report Package Checklist

The charter checklist form will be used to review a unit charter renewal package when it is turned in. A very similar form was utilized last year and this version incorporates some revisions and suggestions received after the charter renewal period last year. Please note that there are five areas that will be reviewed. These are the most common omissions

University of Scouting

The 2014 Patriots’ Path Council  University of Scouting will take place on Saturday, December 6, at Randolph Middle School from 8:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.   Registration has been available on line for a couple of weeks. Classes are beginning to fill up, in fact 4 classes are already closed.  BUT IT’S NOT TOO LATE!  There are still 146

2015 Eagle Scout Recognition & Reunion Dinner

Save the date – Friday, January 9, 2015!

Know the Bear Facts

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Black bears are the largest land mammal in New Jersey. They are an integral part of the state’s natural heritage and a vital component of healthy ecosystems. Since the 1980s the Garden State’s black bear population has been increasing and expanding its range both southward and eastward from the forested areas of northwestern New Jersey.

Camp Wheeler Day Camp Increases Bus Routes in Sussex.

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Cub Scouts in Sussex District now have more options to get to camp! The new J bus will run weeks 1,3,6 from Branchville to Byram. The C bus will run all six weeks from Highland Lakes to Sparta, with an express bus running weeks 1,3,6. The F bus will run all six weeks from Jefferson

Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp Expands Bus Route to Morristown and Madison

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Cub Scouts in Fishawack District now have more options to get to camp!  An expanded bus route will begin in Morristown and bring campers to Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp starting in 2015. This new bus route will allow Fishawack Cub Scouts to experience both Camp Wheeler and Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp.  The bus

Attention Pack Leaders: Sign Up For a Cub Summer Camp Promotion!

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Leaders, make sure to sign up your pack for a 2015 summer camp promotion!  Let us help build the excitement! Just tell us when and where – it is helpful if you can provide a TV and DVD player – and we’ll do the rest!  We’d like about 15 to 20 minutes for the presentation, but we will

Fishawack Fellowship Dinner and Annual Meeting

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Join us as we honor great leaders from each pack, troop & crew on January 21st at the Hanover Manor. Social hour starts at 6:00 pm.  Dinner and annual meeting start at 7:00 pm. Online registration open December 20th to January 16th through the Fishawack District calendar. For more information, contact Al Thomas, al.thomas@scouting.org, 973-765-9322

Four Percent: The Story of Uncommon Youth in a Century of American Life

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The 2012 winner of USA Book News award for Best Non-Fiction, Four Percent is one of the most complete histories of Boy Scouts of America® ever written and the first to focus on Eagle Scouts®. Award-winning author and veteran journalist Michael S. Malone brings a story that for too long has been wrapped in myth

Are There Still Boy Scouts?

In the October edition of Esquire magazine, writer Mike Sager profiles our national president, Dr. Robert M. Gates, and the Boy Scouts of America. Click on the link above to go to the site for the full story, which is available on newsstands now.  Check out the article.

Zip Lines Planned for 2015 Liberty Jamboree

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That’s right! Like to zip line?  Be one of the first to zip line through Liberty State Park at the 2015 Liberty Jamboree. More than 5 zip lines will be set up for Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Explorers at the Patirots’ Path Council 2015 Liberty Jamboree held on October 2-4 at Liberty State Park in

Sussex District Boy Scout Klondike Derby!

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Boy Scout troops- mark your calendars!  The annual Sussex District Klondike Derby will be held on January 23-25, 2015 at Camp Somers, Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation. Start practicing your knots and fire building skills!  Make sure to invite your incoming Webelos as well. More information will be available in early November.  For more information, contact

Sussex District Cub Freeze-O-Ree

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All Cub Scouts are invited to the Sussex District Cub Scout Winter event. The event will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 (rain date January 17th) from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at Andover Borough Park (Rt. 517, Andover, NJ). The cost is $5 per Scout or sibling (under age 3 for free).  Please

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Eagle’s Nest Follow-Up Day

Eagle’s Nest Follow-Up Day, November 3rd deadline approaching! Limited to Scouts with partials from Mrs. Hawkins from Camp Somers 2014 season. Please see details at : http://www.camps.ppbsa.org/camps/somers/eagles_nest.htm#followup

PATRIOTS’ PATH COUNCIL BELT LOOP BONANZA

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Saturday, April 11, 2015 – Winnebago Scout Reservation Scouts will work on 4 belt loops during 4 one hour sessions.     There will be an hour lunch break. Save the date.  More info to come. For  questions contact: Eileen Galley skout@optonline.net or Al Thomas al.thomas@scouting.org. Click here for the flyer.

Registration Continues for 2014 Merit Badge Intro Workshop & Den Chief Training

The class list and schedule for the November 22, 2014 Merit Badge Introduction Workshop are available online thru the Council Calendar at www.ppbsa.org.  As we go to press a few classes are full, but why not try a new subject or skill?  Many badges are new to the Workshop this year such as Digital Technology,

FISHAWACK KLONDIKE DERBY

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The Fishawack Klondike Derby will be at Camp Sacajawea in Sparta on Saturday, January 31st from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Scouts will haul their sleds through eight towns that will test each team’s knowledge, skills, teamwork, physical endurance and mental ingenuity. Online registration opens January 1st through the Fishawack District calendar and closes January

Multi-Location Coat Drive

Camp COLEY is running a multi-location coat drive November 1-7, 2014. There will be drop off locations in Succasunna, Mine Hill, Oak Ridge, Carteret, Glenside PA and Yardley PA. Please bring your gently used coats to one of these locations.

Ice Skating Party Night

Munsee District will be hosting an Ice Skating Party night on December 27th, 2014 between the hours of 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Warinaco Park rink. Cost is $6.00 per skater and $4.00 for rentals if needed. For more information please go to http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1597904 or contact Trish and Scott at cubelosteam@aol.com?. 

Four Centuries in a Weekend at the Deserted Village

Visit the Deserted Village of Feltville/Glenside Park during  the Four Centuries In A Weekend program on Saturday, October 18 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 19 from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m., free of charge. The day includes guided and self-guided tours, hayrides, apple cider pressing, old fashioned children’s games, an archaeological

FROZEN: Disney on Ice

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Don’t get FROZEN out in the cold!

Eagle Scout Alumni Association Scholarship Applications Due

Eagle Scout Alumni Association Scholarship applications are due on Saturday, November 1, 2014.  For more details and the application form, please visit: http://alumni.ppbsa.org/scholar/

Upcoming Special Events

2014 Sussex County Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner Join us on Wednesday, October 22nd at Perona Farms in Andover as we honor Chuck Roberts of Ames Rubber Corp. Click here for more details   2014 Tribute to Women Awards Luncheon in Middlesex County We will be honoring outstanding women of Middlesex County on Thursday, October 23rd

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast, games, prizes, a letter from Santa, and a story read by Santa at Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation on December 13, 2014. For more information and to register, please click here.

Operation Zero at Sabattis

Embark on the greatest winter camping adventure that will ever challenge you as a Boy Scout or Venturer! Operation Zero at Sabattis Adventure Camp in Long Lake, NY offers a beautiful setting for your exciting winter adventure. This premier winter event always sells out, so be sure to register early.  For more information, please visit

2014 Fall VOS: Incentive Gives Units $500 to Reinvest Into the Scouting Experience

For the fall 2014 release (October 7-22), those units where the responses from Cub Scout parents, Boy Scouts/Venturers, or Boy Scout parents total more than 50 percent of the unit’s youth membership will be entered into a drawing to win $500. Drawings will be done at the area level, with a potential of 27 total awards. Winners

The Bill of Rights Institute’s 2014 Boy Scout Contest

It’s an essay contest about the extent to which the Declaration of Independence asserts a moral or philosophical vision for America. The prompt can be found here. The grand prize winner will receive $1,000, and two honorable mentions will receive $500 each! Additionally, the troop with the grand prize winner earns $500 and troops with

2015 Florida Sea Base Volunteer Training Conferences

New for 2015—Three weeks of conferences and an extra day each week! A week in the Florida Keys learning with experienced and informed Scouters with ample time to enjoy the climate and beauty of the Keys!! Check out the flyer for dates and more information.

2015 NAYLE at Sea Base

WHAT IS NAYLE? The National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) is an exciting program where young men and women enhance their leadership skills through team building, ethical decision-making, problem solving and service to others. WHAT CAN I EXPECT? NAYLE is a very special experience. At the Sea Base NAYLE, you spend several days and nights

Summer in Review Video

Check out this video highlighting some of the cool programs our Scouts took advantage of this summer!

New Jersey Devils Scout Nights

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Take your unit out to see the New Jersey Devils!

Battle of Trenton -Indoor Racing

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December 19-20 at Sun Bank Center Trenton To order tickets call: 609-656-3234 or email: snbcgroupsales@snbcenter.com Deadline:  12/17 at 5:00 P.M. Cost: $14  

Congratulations to 2013 Eagle Scout, Ryan Moroney

Ryan received the 2014 Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout service project of the year award. Ryan performed an original cabaret entitled “Dream” to inspire children and teenagers with special needs to reach their dreams. http://youtu.be/iJ4wtiVypXo – Part One http://youtu.be/r6AZ7T_LCJ0 – Part Two

WHITE CASTLE – WATCHUNG MOUNTAIN CHESS TOURNAMENT

Join us for the inaugural White Castle-Watchung Mountain District Chess Tournament Open to all registered Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Explorers Saturday, November 1 at Stonecrest Community Church (11 Technology Dr. N. in Warren) Cost: $6 Limited to first 40 Scouts/Venturers/Explorers Lunch will be provided for all participants and guests by our generous sponsor, White Castle.

First Aid and CPR Training Day

DATE: Saturday, December 6, 2014 TIME: 9:30 A.M. registration.  Class begins at 10:00 A.M. sharp. LOCATION: Osceola Presbyterian Church, 1689 Raritan Road, Clark, NJ 07066 TRAINING AGENDA: This is the current American Red Cross Lay Responder- Adult CPR and Standard First Aid Course. The training will center on the new compression ratios, terminology, and will

Merit Badge Pamphlet Sale

Now is a great time to restock your merit badge library! Price will drop from $4.99 to $3.99 at both the Mountainside and Cedar Knolls stores from October 1 to 31, 2014. Store stock only. Please click here for a printable flyer.

University of Scouting

Be sure to keep December 6, 2014 open in your unit calendar so your adult and youth leaders can come to the University of Scouting.   Our annual event takes place at the Randolph Middle School, 507 Millbrook  Avenue, from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM.  University of Scouting is a day-long training experience with many courses

Liberty State Park Service Project Program

Help your troop, post, or crew reach its JTE community service  objectives. As part of the 2015 Liberty Jamboree, Patriots’ Path Council has developed a program of service projects in Liberty State Park to benefit the park, Scouts, and units attending the Jamboree. Each day of service is designed as a project for approximately 50

MONSTER JAM – Scout Night

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December 27th 7:30 PM Global Spectrum | Sun National Bank Center 81 Hamilton Avenue | Trenton, NJ  | 08611  CRUSH BULLYING CLINIC (prior to the  show ) Shift Gears . Stand Up . Stop Bullying One of the drivers will talk and educate the kids about the effects of bullying and encourage kids to pledge to stand

Woodsman’s Thong Training

Check out the promo video found in this post for a sneak preview for the upcoming training held on October 25, 2015 to October 26, 2014.