STEM Nova Event: Science Everywhere

In this two hour program, your cub scouts can earn all but two prerequisite requirements toward a Nova Awards Badge. The Science Everywhere workshop will teach them the basics of Science and Scientific More »

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OA Lodge Executive Committee

On behalf of the Lodge Executive Committee, it would be our pleasure to invite you to a meeting of Woapalanne Lodge #43, Order of the Arrow on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at the council service center in Cedar Knolls from 7:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. As Patriots’ Path Council’s contingent of the Boy Scouts of

Raritan Valley District Boy Scout Klondike Derby

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The Raritan Valley District Boy Scout Klondike Derby is coming around again!   Each year this one-day patrol competition is held on the first Saturday in February – this year it’s 2/7/15, at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater, NJ. Both Webelos and Arrow of Light dens are also encouraged to come do some scaled-down fun challenges

Extreme Winter Motorsport Scout Night

The world’s top professional ice racers will travel to the Sun National Bank Center to do battle in the Trenton Round of the 39th Annual World Championship Ice Racing Series. Established in 1977, the longest running arena racing series on earth features two professional competition divisions: Manufacturers World Cup Motorcycles and Unlimited Outlaw Quads. I.C.E./International

2015 Super Bowl A Thon

Join us for a few hours of family fun where all members of the family are welcome to bowl! The Black River 2015 Cub Family Super Bowl A Thon will take place on Sunday, February 1, at the Rockaway Lanes,  365 Route 46, Rockaway. There are three sessions to choose.  Registration is available via the

CAMP MASTERS

Patriots’ Path Council, BSA, is excited to announce CAMP MASTERS as the official supplier for the 2015 Popcorn Sale. CAMP MASTERS is headquartered in Ramsey, Indiana, and is a division of Ramsey Popcorn, a 70 year old family owned and operated company proudly serving Boy Scouts of America as a preferred vendor the past 14 years. CAMP

Summit Bechtel Reserve – High Adventure Rally

Summit Bechtel Reserve – High Adventure Rally Sunday, January 25, 2015 – 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. Council Service Center – 1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls, NJ Learn all about the Summit Bechtel Reserve and Patriots’ Path Council’s 2015  first annual contingent to the BSA’s newest high adventure base in West Virginia Check out the

Alumni & Friends Trip to the Hudson Valley

For over thirty years, Hudson River excursions with Hudson River Cruises has provided passengers a first hand view of the historic shoreline from the decks of the Rip Van Winkle. From our location in the heart of the Hudson River Valley in Kingston NY, Hudson River Cruises provides a delightfully unique opportunity to explore this scenic

Leadership Experience – Direct Results

Yes, the Team Eagle Foundation’s Leadership Experience – Direct Results (or LEDR) Program has opened up its nominations for 2015, which is year #4! This is a real-world Strategic Mentoring Program that includes: *        Educational Support (Collegiate & Tech) *        Scholarship & Internship Training *        Career

NEW Newsletter for Merit Badge Counselors

The first edition of the Counselor’s Compass Newsletter is available at http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/512-937_Dec2014.pdf.  This first edition includes “The Essentials of Merit Badge Counseling” and information for subscribing to future editions.

Liberty State Park Service Program

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Join in on the service opportunities, just like Chatham Troop 8, New Providence; Troop 1, Fishawack; Troop 173 and several others! 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

Build a House with Habitat for Humanity

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STEM is not the only thing coming to the Liberty Jamboree.  Skill trades will also be a key ingredient to this once in a lifetime opportunity! Volunteers from Habitat for Humanity, local union workers, Scouting members, and other companies came together to plan for a house building project, on site, at the Jamboree. Scouts will

Munsee District Pinewood Derby

Following a tradition started more than 60 years ago, Cub Scouts of all ages gathered at the Cranford Community Center in March 2014 for the annual Munsee District Pinewood Derby. (above-photo by Don Sweeney) Seventy-four Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts with their families from Avenel, Carteret, Clark, Colonia, Cranford, Elizabeth, Fords, Hillside, Hopelawn, Iselin, Keasby,

Geology and Mining in Society Merit Badges

Looking to earn your Geology and Mining in Society merit badges? Contact Braen Stone today! http://www.braenstone.com/boy-scouts-of-america-merit-badges/

WANT TO EARN 50% OFF RANK ADVANCEMENT PATCHES FOR YOUR UNIT?

That is one of the rewards for units that reach Platinum Level in Friends of Scouting. Plus, this year your unit has the option to run its FOS campaign online. Your unit can send a link to your dedicated FOS page where families can make their pledge and even forward to friends. For more info,

Munsee District Annual Meeting

The Munsee District annual meeting will be held on January 20th at the Cranford United Methodist Church starting at 7 PM.  Voting members of the district include current district members at large, chartered organization representatives and council executive board members who reside in the district.  The 2015 slate will be presented by the nominating committee. 

NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING (NYLT)

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 Venture 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

Bruce Black Memorial Scholarship

Unfortunately the Bruce Black Memorial Scholarship will not be offered in the upcoming year.

Scout of the Year Nomination

The Grand Lodge of New Jersey Subcommittee on Masonry and Scouting will recommend to the Grand Master one Scout to receive the “Grand Lodge Scout of the Year” award, and as many runner-ups as the Grand Lodge Committee deems worthy of recognition. For the application, click here.

Raritan Valley Pinewood Derby

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Come join Raritan Valley District for the Cub Scout games and district Pinewood Derby. This will be held March 7, 2015, at the Herbert Hoover Middle School in Edison. For more information please contact Rich Langballe at r.a.langballe@gmail.com.  Registration will open soon!

Boy Scout Leader Training

To become a trained as an Scoutmaster or assistant Scoutmaster, the following courses are required: Youth Protection Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specifics Outdoor Leader Skills To become a trained as a committee member, the following courses are required: Youth Protection Troop Committee Challenge Please see below for the upcoming training opportunities. Scoutmaster and Assistant

Trainer’s EDGE

Trainer’s EDGE is a train-the-trainer course which focuses on using the EDGE method to teach.  This course is required for NYLT and Wood Badge staff members and can also be used to fulfill an approved ticket item for current Wood Badge members working on ticket items.  Other trainers should be taking this course as a pre-requisite

Seaton Hall Basketball Scout Night

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Seaton Hall Basketball Scout Night January 31st  12 noon Seton Hall Pirates vs. Xavier Musketeers   Scout Day experience includes: Official Seton Hall Pirate Scout Day Badge Chance to participate in the players High-five Tunnel on the court (Top 2 Selling Packs) $2 back to Patriots’ Path Council for EVERY Scout, Friend & Family ticket

Black River 2015 Cub Family Super Bowl A Thon

The Black River 2015 Cub Family Super Bowl A Thon will take place on Sunday, February 1, at Rockaway Lanes,  365 Route 46, Rockaway. Join us for a few hours of family fun where all members of the family are welcome to bowl!   There are three sessions to choose from.  Registration is available via the

2015 Black River Belt Loop Midway

Looking for a great opportunity for your Cubs to earn Academic and Sports belt loops in one day?   Come out and join the fun at the 2015 Black River Belt Loop Midway.  Our annual event takes place on January 3, at the Eisenhower Middle School, 47 Eyland Avenue, Succasunna, 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM.   There are

2015 Black River Klondike Derby

Get your sleds ready for the 2015 Black River Klondike Derby  competition!  Registration is now open for the event.  We will hold our annual winter competition once again at Trexler Scout Reservation in Effort, Pennsylvania, from Friday, January 23 through Sunday, January 25. Units  from all districts are welcome to attend.  Registration fee is $17

Wood Badge Early Bird Ending

Patriots’ Path Council and Northern New Jersey Council will be running a joint Wood Badge over two weekends in May and June 2015.  Sign-ups are currently underway and the first deadline is rapidly approaching.  Any individuals that are interested in taking Wood Badge will not want to miss the opportunity to sign-up before the end

STEM Nova Event: Science Everywhere

In this two hour program, your cub scouts can earn all but two prerequisite requirements toward a Nova Awards Badge. The Science Everywhere workshop will teach them the basics of Science and Scientific research as well as earn them one Beltloop. This is a great opportunity for every cub scout to explore their interest in science as

Community Service Hours

Please remember to record your community service hours online in order for them to count toward Journey to Excellence objectives for this year.  

Watchung Mountain 2015 Boy Scout Klondike Derby

The WM Boy Scout Klondike Derby will be held on Saturday, January 31 at Watchung Reservation Please see the Snow-gram for more information Registration information coming soon!

Watchung Mountain 2015 Webelos Klondike Trek

Join us Saturday, January 31 from 10:00 am – 1:30 pm at Watchung Reservation Webelos get a chance to compete while practicing their outdoor skills! This is a fun activity to help get your Cubs ready for Boy Scouts. Please see the station guide for more information. Registration information coming soon.

Watchung Mountain Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner

The WM Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner will be held on January 14, 2015 at Snuffy’s Pantagis Renaissance in Scotch Plains. A vote will take place for the 2015 Watchung Mountain District slate of officers conducted by the nominations committee as well as recognitions; The District Award of Merit and Unit Leader Award of Merit

Night with the New Jersey Devils

Take advantage of these special offers. Save off the box office price for the following great games! Choose your own seats! Proceeds to benefit the Patriots’ Path Council. Devils vs. Canadiens Friday, January 2nd at 7:00 PM Tickets start at only $34.51 Devils vs. Penguins Friday, January 30th at 7:00 PM Tickets start at only $50.77

Exploring Spurgeon Awards Announced

It a pleasure to announce that the following individuals and post will receive the Exploring Spurgeon Awards. The awards will be presented at our Youth Leadership Brunch on Sunday, February 15, 2015. Youth Member Anthony Hayeck-Post 264-Long Hill Township Police Dept. Adult Advisors Joseph Marchese-Post 2510-Laire William Merwede-Post 37 –Cranford Fire Dept. Chartering Organization Berkeley Heights

Cub Scout Advancement Program is Being Totally Changed! Are You Ready and Prepared?

In September of 2015 there will be a new program for Cub Scouts.  All of the Cub Scout handbooks will be changed.  There will be new leader handbooks for each level of Cub Scouting.  (There will be an option for boys who will be in the 5th grade in September to continue with the current

Increased Membership is Everyone’s Job!

Come out to the Patriots’ Path Councils’ Membership Summit to hear and be heard! The council membership committee will unveil its latest projects and take input from all attendees’ best practices and suggestions to amend existing recommended plans and procedures related to membership growth.  Share what your unit is doing that works.  Come to learn

December Photo of the Month

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Thanks for your support of our 8th Annual Council Blood Drive. We have one final drive in Atlantic County on 12/29 run by  LEDR Alumni. Thus far we have collected  130 viable pints – helping 390 people in need already. Our goal for Atlantic County is to collect another 20 pints, so we’ll be at

January Webcasts on the New Cub Scouting Program

As you know, a new Cub Scouting program is launching June 1, 2015 that will be more fun and exciting for boys, and easier to implement for unit leaders. If you are unable to attend the live session conducted at Patriots’ Path Council on 1/17/15 starting at 12:30 PM you may want to participate in

Monster Jam Last Call

Need a last minute holiday gift?  Looking for something fun to do with family, friends or your Scout group? Monster Jam at IZOD Center may be what you need. Friday, January 30th at 7:30 PM HARD DEADLINE for ticket sales  11:00 AM 12/30.  http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1621388 Flyer to share with friends and families.  http://cubopportunities.ppbsa.org/pdf/2015MJPatriotsPath.pdf

The Munsee District 2015 Klondike Challenge

Come out to the “The Munsee District 2015 Klondike Challenge”  (TMD2015KC)! http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1501599 Registration deadlines are firm.  Get the best prices by signing up before the deadline on 1/9/2015 for a 50% discount. Absolutely no registrations will be accepted after Friday 1/30/15. It is required that each troop provide three adult volunteers to man stations for

Munsee District Webelos Klondike Competition

Saturday February 7th  9:30 AM – 1:00 PM Watchung Reservation – Trailside Loop Competitions: Event Preparedness Orienteering Knot Tying Fire Building First Aid More information and registration portal can be found at  http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1606824 Don’t miss the fun!   Register Today!

Munsee Winter Cub Scout Extravaganza!

Winter Fun Day at MASR Cub Scout Shooting Sports Mark your calendars now for March 14, 2014 Available space is expected to sell out quickly.  Registration is now open. Print and share flyers with your boys and leaders.  http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1564571

Munsee District Pinewood Derby Championship

Save the date and plan to conduct your pack Pinewood Derby before the District Championships Saturday,  March 7, 2015 9:00 am-3:30 pm St. John the Apostle Church 1 Ridgeview Terrace, Clark Watch for a detailed package of information at the January Munsee Cub Scout Roundtable and at the link below. Print and share this file.

Last Call for Family Fun Ice Skating with Munsee District!

Need to stretch your legs from the holidays?  Get up and get out to the Ice Skating Party for Scouting Families hosted by the Munsee District. Sign up today!  Arrive at the rink early as some skate sizes are limited. Munsee Cub Scout Family Ice Skating PartyWarinanco Park, Thompson Ave, Roselle, NJ 07203 December 27th

Commissioner Basic Training

A good commissioner can make the difference between a pack, troop, crew or team that is struggling, and one that is ready to take on the world.  Learn how to make this difference!  After all, our kids deserve it!

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Sussex District Hosts First-Aid-O-Ree

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All troops, teams, and crews are welcome to enter a team to compete in the Sussex District First-Aid-O-Ree!  Registration is now open.  The event will be held on March 7, 2015 at Walkill Valley Regional High School (10 Grumm Rd Hamburg, NJ) from 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Details: *Teams should have a minimum of 8 participants

Florida Sea Base

Located in Islamorada in the beautiful Florida Keys, the Florida National High Adventure Sea Base is a unique Scouting program that offers aquatics programs found nowhere else. Patriots’ Path Council annually sends a contingent of 20 participants to the Florida Sea Base. This 2015 trip will be held July 15-22, 2015. We will be embarking on the Keys

The Summit Bechtel Reserve

Patriots’ Path Council’s inaugural annual contingent of 48 youth and adults to the BSA’s newest high adventure base in West Virginia will be held the week of August 2-8, 2015. Choose from six great focused programs at The Summit: The River, Helmets & Harnesses, The Marksman, Tires & Trails, Berms & Bars, or Ramps & Rails.

Philmont 2016 – Crew Application

It’s not too early to begin planning for the summer of 2016!  Units who plan on attending Philmont in 2016, need to have their Crew Application submitted by January 23, 2015.  You can find all the details and the application here.

Perfect Holiday Gift

Are you looking for the perfect holiday gift for your Scout? At PPC Outfitters, we have the right outdoor gifts for all of your Scout’s needs. From day hikes to high adventure trips, we have the right gear. Check us out at www.ppcoutfitters.com. If you are looking for something you can’t find on there, email

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