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 More »

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.

So…your son has joined Cub Scouts…What’s next?

Join us to find out: Sunday, November 8, 2015 2-4 pm or Monday, November 9, 2015 7-9 pm Child Care Will Be Available!   Patriots’ Path Council Offices 1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls, NJ for more information   Adventure! With your den and your pack, but also through district and council wide events Camping,

Edison Memorial Tower

You could consider Thomas Alva Edison was the original “Mr. STEM” The Boy Scouts of America have participated at the laboratory of “The Wizard of Menlo Park” since 1927. The Edison Memorial Tower was dedicated in 1938 and Boy Scouts were there. On October 24, 2015 they are “relighting” the Edison Memorial Tower and would

Earlier Deadline for NESA Scholarships

With an all-time high of $645,000 in Eagle Scout scholarships awarded last year, NESA’s scholarship program keeps getting better and better. This year will be no exception as the National Eagle Scout Association plans to increase the minimum value of scholarships to $5,000 from $1,000 and allow students at vocational trade schools to apply. Also

Boy Scout Rank Requirement Changes Begin January 1, 2016

With all the recent “buzz” about the new Cub Scout rank changes, some may have missed that at the beginning of next year, Boy Scout rank requirements will also undergo changes.  Click here for the details on the changes to the Boy Scout rank requirements.   Click here for an overview of the changes.


Registration is now  available via council webpage , click on calendar/main council calendar/December 5, 2015/ University of Scouting Or go to   Be sure to include University of Scouting in your fall unit calendar plans   on Saturday, December 5,  Randolph Middle School , 8:00 AM- 3:30 PM. Get the most out of  our

Do you have an extra hour during the week (to volunteer)?

Do you have an extra hour during the week (to volunteer)? Would you like to join us at the office in Cedar Knolls (nice people and hot coffee)? WE NEED YOU! To help assemble Onboarding envelopes for all the Cub Scout recruiting in October. An Onboarding envelope is filled with information that the new Cub

Ten Scouts Selected for PPC’s Media Patrol


Elite Unit Will Serve as Official Eyes & Ears Of the 2015 Liberty Jamboree The following Scouts have been selected as members of Patriots’ Path Council’s newly established Media Patrol: Stephen Rozek Celeste Post Cameron Corey Shane Jones Tyler Chmiel Sam Brothman Melissa Sarcona Maximus Mercurio Emily Brothman Jennifer Sarcona   The Media Patrol’s first

Voice of the Scout


The 2015 fall Voice of the Scout survey is heading your way the first week of October! This is a brief survey that helps the Boy Scouts of America understand the impressions of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, their parents, district volunteers, council volunteers, and chartered organization representatives. If you hold one of these roles

Operation Zero at Sabattis – Registration Open

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. Register now at and


Saturday, November 21st at Brooklawn Middle School in Parsippany.  Sponsored by Patriots’ Path Council Advancement Committee. 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 be able to obtain a “Partial” but will not be

New York Red Bulls

Join your New York Red Bulls as they take on the Columbus Crew for Scout Night at Red Bull Arena. All scouts in attendance will be RECOGNIZED ON THE IN-STADIUM VIDEO BOARDS as they MARCH FIELD SIDE AT HALFTIME and will receive a LIMITED EDITION NEW YORK RED BULLS PATCH. As an added value, the

Chandler receives prestigious Philmont Staff Association Award


Dawn Chandler, formerly of the Watchung Area Council now Patriots’ Path Council, has received the prestigious Philmont Staff Association’s (PSA) Silver Sage Award. The award is “presented to those who have provided exceptional service to Philmont, its participants, the PSA, or any field of human endeavor that brings honor and credit to the legacy of

2016 Re-Charter Season is Soon Upon Us

Our 2016 re-charter packets (with the exception of Munsee) will be available at the September roundtables. Black River 9/1/15 Fishawack 9/3/15 Munsee 9/1/15 Raritan Valley 9/16/15 Sussex 9/3/15 Watchung Mountain 9/2/15   Please visit your districts website for more information, Youth Protection training is required for ALL registered Scouters and expires every 2 years.

Deadline Extended for NESA Scholarship Applications

Due to the overwhelming number of applications that were received in 2014, the NESA scholarship committee has voted to move the NESA scholarship window up two months. The new deadline for submissions is October 31. Applications went online during the first week of August and applicants will have three months to fill out and submit

Fall Webelos Woods camporee for Webelos Cub Scouts and their Families.

Webelos Woods is a program hosted by the Raritan Valley District , but open to all Webleos and families

Raritan Valley District Activities Save the Dates

Please mark your calendars….

Liberty Jamboree Trading Post


We have extended the pre-order date for trading post orders until August 31, 2015. This is the last week to pre-order for the Liberty Jamboree Trading Post. The order form can be found at: Pictures of the merchandise can be found at: Form can be e-mailed to,  mailed to 1 Saddle Rd.,

2nd Annual White Castle Watchung Mountain Chess Tournament

Saturday, November 7, 2015 More information coming soon For updates visit Click here for the save the date flyer.

Watchung Mountain Fall Cub Family Camporee

October 16-18, 2015 at Winnebago Scout Reservation More information coming soon For updates visit Click here for the save the date flyer.

Helpful Information from YOUR Scout Shop


Many of you have been asking for the former program helps, which contained the monthly themes for your den and pack meetings. To date, there is still nothing in print at the Scout shop. The below link will supply the themes for your Cubs until 2017. Feel free to download and use. We will

2015 Liberty Jamboree Update

SPACES STILL AVAILABLE! Additional Registrations will be taken until 9/8/15 Do you have Scouts (or leaders) who missed the deadline to register for the Jamboree?  Do you have new Scouts who have just joined your troop and want to be a part of this historic event?  IT IS NOT TOO LATE!  We will be accepting


The Advancement Committee is seeking Counselors who can help out with introducing a MB subject to the Scouts in a classroom environment.  We are putting together our schedule RIGHT NOW so we can start registering Scouts later in September.  See the flyer; please SIGN UP ONLINE NOW to share your time and talent.

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 Introduction to 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

Liberty Jamboree Media Patrol Application Deadline Extended!

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The application deadline for the Jamboree Media Patrol has been extended until further notice to allow for those youth who were away this summer more time to apply. Skills are needed from all BSA youth to help create the first media patrol in Patriots’ Path Council!  If you plan to attend the Liberty Jamboree, consider

Dutch Springs

Dutch Springs provides a safe and fun experience for Scouts, promoting strength, balance, trust, confidence, and problem solving skills, while also promoting the importance of play with our Scuba Diving experiences, Aqua Park and Sky Challenge! Link:

State Theatre

The State Theatre is New Jersey’s home for Arts and Entertainment. For the third year in a row, State Theatre ranks as NJ’s most attended theater.

Giddy-up Cub Scouts!

Check out this special Rodeo & BBQ Package at Shawnee Mountain in September.

Raritan Valley District Cub Scout Family Camporee

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September 25 – 27, 2015 This is a family camp out for Scouts, siblings, parents and guardians held at Winnebago Scout Reservation.  Cost is $23 for all attendees. Leader and Parent Cub Family Camping Handbook We encourage all adults attending to have current Youth Protection training. All packs should be prepared to deliver a skit or

Liberty Jamboree Newsletter

Check out the latest issue of the Liberty Jamboree Newsletter.  Please read and share with your unit and fellow leaders.

Den Chief Training

Registration for the August 30 Den Chief Training class is now open at A Boy Scout who serves as a Den Chief not only helps Cub Scouts have fun as he provides a valuable resource for Den Leaders, those working toward the ranks of Star, Life, or Eagle can also meet the Position of



All Scouts are welcome, especially those whose families came from either of these nations. Scouts will receive the Messenger of Peace patch. Both parades are in Edison. INDIAN DAY PARADE – Sunday, August 9th, arrive at 1:00 pm, parade goes from 2:00 to approximately 3:30 pm. PAKISTAN DAY PARADE – Sunday, August 16th,  arrive at


Planning your annual unit program?? Don’t forget to include: Saturday, December 5 – University of Scouting, So all your leaders (youth and adult) will be able to go to Randolph Middle School for a day of Scouting education, camaraderie, and FUN!!! Click here for the flyer.

Nominate your Scout Scholar Athlete today!

The Scout Scholar Athlete Award strives to recognize Scouts that excel at both academics and athletics while maintaining their involvement in Scouting. Click here to nominate your Scout Scholar Athlete!

Are you a member of the Popcorn Patrol?

Does your Pack, Troop or Crew sell Popcorn? If they do not, YOU CAN. Earn money for Summer Camp, High Adventure Trips and Scouting Supplies and get Prizes too! Follow this link to get more information on joining the Popcorn Patrol

Black River District 2015 Fall Family Cub Camporee

Save the date!  The Black River District 2015 Fall Family Cub Camporee will take place at Winnebago Scout Reservation,   October 9-11.   Bring the whole family as we enjoy a weekend of fun surrounded by beautiful fall foliage at Camp Winnebago. Registration will open in early July via district calendar, Click here for the flyer.

Liberty Jamboree Souvenir and Clothing Preorder Sheet

Attention all Troops, Crews, Ships, & Posts attending the 2015 Liberty Jamboree!  Be sure to order all your Jamboree swag before the EPIC event starts!

Now Casting CULINARY KIDS ALL AGES for Food Network’s Chopped!

Food Network is looking for the most talented kid chefs around the country who have what it takes to compete on Chopped.  They are in search of young culinary masterminds between the ages of 9 and 17 who can take the heat in the kitchen and the competition! Click here for the flyer and click

2015 Liberty Jamboree Social Media Challenge!

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Attention all Troops, Crews, Ships, & Posts attending the 2015 Liberty Jamboree!  Be sure to catch the attest news on our three social media accounts… FACEBOOK: TWITTER: @15LibertyJambo INSTAGRAM: 2015_Liberty_Jamboree Wait There Is More… The three units with the most “POSTS” by 7/15/15 will win one of the following Amazing Prizes: FREE PARKING PASS

Train others in Youth Protection!


Youth Protection Facilitator training will be offered at the council offices on Tuesday, August 25, 2015. This course allows you to train others in Youth Protection. Volunteers are needed to become facilitators and teach the Youth Protection course. This course will also serve to update your Youth Protection training if it is set to expire.

WILD Outdoor Expo

The NJDEP’s sixth annual NJ WILD Outdoor Expo will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 12-13, at the Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area in Jackson Township, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. This fun-filled family event is designed for visitors to discover new ways to appreciate and enjoy New Jersey’s great outdoors. 


The Advancement Committee is seeking Counselors who can help out by introducing a MB subject to Boy Scouts in a classroom environment.  Putting together our schedule this summer so we can start registering Scouts in early September.  See the attached flyer; COUNSELORS PLEASE SIGN UP AT NOW to indicate your interest in helping out. The

NEW Cub Scout Leader Position-Specific Training

Make your Cub Scout leader job EASIER and MORE FUN!  An enthusiastic, trained leader can make the difference between a den or pack that is struggling, and one that is ready to take on the world.  Find out how to use the “NEW Cub Scout Adventure Leader Guides” and other resources available.  After all, your

Fundamentals of Training

Every Scout deserves a TRAINED LEADER!     

Woodsman’s Thong

It is time again for the course no one else offers. This course, developed by Scouters from our Council, is designed to increase your knowledge of the outdoors and the skills you need to keep your outdoor program exciting.

NAYLE at Florida 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 Sea Base NAYLE, you spend several days and nights on

Cub Scout Leader Specific Training

There are still spots open for Cub Scout Leader Specific Training for June 20, 2015.  This course will deliver Cub Scout Leader Training based on the new syllabus released this Spring with breakout groups for Cubmasters and assistant Cubmasters, Den Leaders, and Pack committee. June 20, 2015 Registration begins at 9:00am, Classes begin at 9:30am.