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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 »

Mad Science loves scouts!

High energy, entertaining and educational shows! Book your blue and gold dinner entertainment early to ensure availability! Workshops are available for smaller groups. Visit our website: http://morrissussex.madscience.org/

Special Cub Pack Rodeo Package

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September 20 and 21 at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area. Cost: $20/person (Groups of 10+); includes admission & BBQ lunch. Watch live PRCA Bronc & Bull Riding, calf roping, rodeo clowns, and more. Plus Annual Chili Cook-Off sampling. Visit Shawnee Mountain website. or call 570-421-7231 ext 223. click here for flier.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets!

For our second year we are offering discounted tickets for the shows.  Buy your tickets early – last year they ran out! Radio City makes a contribution to Patriots’ Path based on ticket sales using our code. Please share with family and friends! Have a happy holiday season! Click here for the flyer.

Battleship Cove Camporee

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Battleship Cove Camporee for Boy Scouts and Families hosted by Munsee District http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1454350 Join the trip to Fall River, Massachusetts for the group outing!  The event is open to all districts. The cost for the weekend is $70 not including transportation.  Get there on your own or contact chairman Jim Parlapiano  jim.parlapiano@bankofamerica.com for possible bus

Fright Night

October 25th 2014 at Winnebago Scout Reservation A scary and fun family adventure for everyone including Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and their families. Winnebago is transformed once a year from a peaceful Scout camp into a haunted Halloween play land filled with witches, ghosts, goblins and other surprises. In addition to visiting all of the

The Great Pumpkin’s Treasure Hunt

October 25th and 26th 2014 at Camp Wheeler A fun October adventure for Cub Scouts and their families. Each team of 7-10 people will explore Camp Wheeler while finding and counting pumpkins throughout the camp. It is fun for the entire family and all participants receive a goodie bag to take home. Please wear comfortable

From a Scoutmaster – The Value of Northern Tier

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Northern Tier’s Ely Trail staff director received this letter from a Scoutmaster a few weeks ago. The letter is a true testimonial to the benefit of having a Northern Tier interpreter and the value of a Northern Tier trek. We could go on, but we’re going to let the letter speak to the Northern Tier

Family Friends Of Scouting 2015

          Be part of the roll out of the new              Unit Presentation Options REFRESHMENTS SERVED AT ALL LOCATIONS Please send at least one representative from your unit Program includes: NEW for this year, a variety of unit participation options What is a Council Friends of Scouting (FOS) Campaign Why Family Friends Of Scouting (FOS)

2nd Annual Farm to Table Dinner at The Barn at Perona Farms

Join us for the 2nd Annual Farm to Table Dinner at The Barn at Perona Farms! Thursday, September 25th at 7:00 pm. Enjoy local fare prepared by award winning Chef, Kirk Avondoglio. Click here for more details and to register    

Woodsman’s Thong

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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. Registration is open to youth that are 13 years old and Star rank, Venturers, and to

Arrrrr…….Shiver me Timbers

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The Pirates of Munsee at Fall Cubelos will be held on October 25 and 26, 2014 at Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation in Stanhope NJ. The price is $15.00 per person and there are two mandatory meetings that must be attended by a pack liaison. August 26th at 7:30 pm and September 23rd at 7:30 pm,

Has Your Unit Reserved Their Site Yet?!

Registration to “save a site” for the 2015 Liberty Jamboree is now open!  This once in a lifetime event overlooking the NYC skyline will be held on October 2-4, 2015.  Site reservations and registrations will be offered to Patriots’ Path Council units first.  Out of council units may submit a “save a site” reservation at

APPLY TODAY: Join the Staff of the 2015 Liberty Jamboree!

The Patriots’ Path Council will host a Jamboree for 5,000 Scouts on October 2-4, 2015 at the one and only Liberty State Park.  That’s right!  We will be tenting with the view of lower Manhattan, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty!  An event like this requires a large number of dedicated volunteers to be

MULTI DISTRICT FALL BOY SCOUT/ VENTURER CAMPOREE

Join us October 10-12, 2014 for the “Patriot Games” at Round Valley Reservoir in Lebanon, NJ Highlights include: Staff and SPL Hunt Friday night, Merit Badge Primers / STEM activities Saturday AM, Campwide competitions in the afternoon – MAY THE ODDS BE EVER IN YOUR FAVOR! Patrol/Crew Competitions will be selected by chance! A Turks

WM FALL CUB FAMILY CAMPOREE

Join us as we explore our favorite hobbies at the Watchung Mountain Fall Cub Family Camporee on October 17-19 at Winnebago Scout Reservation in Rockaway, NJ More information coming soon. If you have any questions please contact Judy Joshua at judy@jjoshua.com

The Scouting U Challenge

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The Scouting U Challenge makes learning requirements for rank advancements fun. Download now from Google Play or ios App Store and try the new application to learn the first aid requirements for Tenderfoot.

NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife – NJ WILD Outdoor Expo

The New Jersey WILD Outdoor Expo celebrates the state’s bountiful natural resources and rich outdoor heritage. The event is held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area in Jackson Township, Ocean County. The 2014 dates are September 13 and 14. The Expo is an annual event which is

Attention all Venture Scouts!

Do you want to: Complete prerequisites for NYLT, NAYLE, and Kodiak? Learn new skills? Play games? Get to know other Venturers? HAVE FUN? If you answered yes to any of the above, come to the Venturing Introduction to Leadership Skills Course! The purpose of the Venturing Introduction to Leadership Skills Course is to teach crew

Liberty State Park Service Project Program

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 Scouts and adult leaders, with work beginning at 9:00 AM and ending

$40,000 Scholarship for your Scouts!

Did you know that your troop’s Scouts entering senior year in high school are eligible for a $40,000 ($10,000 per year for four years) scholarship at Albright College, Reading PA? Patriots’ Path Council administers the Devin Donnelly Papp Memorial Scholarship.  It is only open to Boy Scouts in troops registered with Patriots’ Path Council for

Stuff for Scouts

Would your unit like to do a “Stuff for Scouts” drive? Your Scouts can help other Scouts in the council and/or the council office by coordinating a “Stuff for Scouts” drive. Click here http://stuffforscouts.org/  for the Stuff for Scouts website, search items for “Stuff”, and encourage your Scouts to take up a collection. Contact Jennifer

FISHAWACK DISTRICT SPRING BOY SCOUT CAMPOREE AT HERSHEY PARK CAMPGROUND

MAY 15-17, 2015 Arrive Friday night or Saturday morning. Online registration opens in January through the Fishawack calendar. $75 per person for early bird registration up to April 14, 2015. $85 per person for late registration from April 15 to April 30, 2015. Registration closes April 30, 2015. Includes full day admission at Hershey Park,

8th Annual “Council-Wide” Blood Drive

On Friday, November 28, 2014 four locations will feature the blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please note that appointments are necessary so that the Red Cross can provide enough Blood Technicians to keep the lines moving.  Appointment Link:     http://www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation For the flyer, click here. Locations: Patriots’ Path Council Office 1 Saddle Road

Boy Scout Adult 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

Register Today for the Sussex Cub Scout and Boy Scout Spring Camporee!

The Knights of Winnebago at Winnebago Scout Reservation located in Rockaway Twp, NJ.  The combined camporee will be held on October 10-12, 2014. Calling all Knights of the Sussex Roundtable! Behold, our Boy Scout Troops will amaze our Cub Scouts with Medieval games and skills! Dragons and Wizards abound as our Cubs venture through the

Do you like CAKE?

Join us for the first Sussex District Roundtable of the 2014-2015 Scouting year!  Join in on the fun, networking with other leaders and the most timely Scouting information available! September Roundtable will include cake, popcorn information, fall recruiting information, and much more!  Roundtable is always held the first Thursday of each month (September 4th) @

Riedel Wine Tasting Event at Masker’s Barn in the Watchung Reservation!

Thursday, September 18th at 7:00pm! Join us to sample great wine using the Riedel wine glasses! Visit here for more details.

Street League Skateboarding

Special savings for Sunday, August 24, 2014. Click here for more info.

New York Giants vs. New York Jets Game

Take advantage of discounted tickets for New York Giants vs. New York Jets on Friday, August 22, 2014. Click here for the flyer.

Raritan Valley Webelos Readyman

Description: Raritan Valley Webelos Readyman 900260 Start Date/Time: 11/22/2014 8:30 AM   End Date/Time: 11/22/2014 12:00 PM Registration Begins: 6/8/2014 Last Day to Register: 11/16/2014 Contact E-mail: bidocj@verizon.net Cost: $4.00 Details: Earn the READYMAN Activity Pin** NOTE **:  First Come/First Served – attendance must be limited (72 Webelos)   TIME:  CHECK IN STARTS AT 8:30 AM                EVENT RUNS

Raritan Valley Boy Scout First Aid Meet

Save the date for Saturday, December 13, 2014. Event will start at 9:00 AM and will end by 1:00 PM.  Location still being confirmed.

Fall Raritan Valley Webelos Woods

Start Date/Time: 9/26/2014 5:00 PM   End Date/Time: 9/28/2014 12:00 PM    Add to calendar Contact E-mail: kelly51@optonline.net Details: Spring camporee for older Cub Scouts and their families.Registration required for all units.For more information contact Jim Kelly at kelly51@optonline.net or 908-725-1025 Activity Location: Map:  102 Timberbrook Road, Rockaway, NJ 07866, US Click here for the flyer. Register now!

RARITAN VALLEY DISTRICT SEPTEMBER ROUNDTABLE PICNIC

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September 3, 2014 (Adults Only Non-Uniformed Event) Register by August 30th We will kick-off the 2014-2015 program year When: Wednesday, September 3rd Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm Where: The Eagles Club, 350 Woodside Ln, Somerville, NJ, 08807 Who: Adult Leadership (Spouses welcome) Cost: $10 per person Guest Speaker: TBA Hosted by Raritan Valley District Food and Drink provided

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

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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 am -12:30 pm Location: Our Lady of Fatima, 499 New Market Road, Piscataway Township We will have the following belt loops available (select

NATIONAL CATHOLIC COMMITTEE ON SCOUTING CONFERENCE

NCCS Region 3 Pennsylvania and New Jersey invites all Roman and Eastern Rite Catholic Boy Scouters, diocesan Scouting committee members, all persons involved in Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Catholic youth ministry and religious emblems to the annual Region 3 conference.  The conference will be held on September 7th and September 8th, 2014 at the Park

Munsee Fall Cubelos

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Pirates of Munsee Fall Cubelos October 25th to the 26th, 2014 Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation Family Tent Camping All packs must register as a PACK http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1454555 Doubleknot registration to close midnight on October 9th, 2014 NO EXCEPTIONS Mandatory Planning meeting for all attending packs: Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 Clark Recreation Center – 430 Westfield Avenue,

Black River District Fall Family Cub Camporee

The Black River District Fall Family Cub Camporee will take place Friday, October 10-Sunday, October 12, 2014, at Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation, Camp Somers. Our theme is Colonial America.  Cub Scouts and their families from all districts are welcome to attend! Join us for a great weekend in the outdoors surrounded by beautiful fall foliage.

FISHAWACK DISTRICT SPRING BOY SCOUT CAMPOREE

FISHAWACK DISTRICT SPRING BOY SCOUT CAMPOREE AT HERSHEY PARK CAMPGROUND MAY 15-17, 2015 Arrive Friday night or Saturday morning. Online registration opens in January through the Fishawack calendar. $75 per person for early bird registration up to April 14, 2015. $85 per person for late registration from April 15 to April 30, 2015. Registration closes

PERSONAL MANAGEMENT MERIT BADGE WORKSHOP

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Personal Management Merit Badge Workshop Sponsored by The FLAG Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney   Registration is only ON-LINE, starting August 29th @ 7:00 am. Register at www.ppbsa.org, through the September 16th date on the council calendar.  $15 registration fee. Designed to help Scouts earn the Personal Management merit badge, this in-depth, interactive, 4-session

Fundraiser Night at Houlihan’s

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TWO LOCATIONS: 65 Route 1, Metuchen, NJ 08840 – (732) 205-19001288 Route 22,  Bridgewater, NJ 08807 – (908) 252-1300 Date: Tues., Sept 16th, 5 pm-9 pm **** Must Present Flyer **** Please RSVP by 9/14 to: Email tomchura1@hotmail.com or visit http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1578664 **A portion of the proceeds goes to benefit Boy Scouts of America.** No coupons or

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN—WM FALL BOY SCOUT/ VENTURE CREW CAMPOREE

o   Join us October 10-12, 2014 for the “Patriot Games” at Round Valley Reservoir in Lebanon, NJ o   Highlights include: Staff and SPL Hunt Friday night, Merit Badge Primers / STEM Activities Saturday AM, Campwide Competitions in the afternoon – MAY THE ODDS BE EVER IN YOUR FAVOR!  Patrol/Crew Competitions will be selected by chance!

PPC / Microsoft STEM Advancement Weekends

The Patriot’s Path Council STEM Committee, working together with Microsoft is offering STEM advancement opportunities for Cub and Boy Scouts.  Belt loops and merit badges are part of the requirements for the STEM Nova awards.  The STEM committee has arranged with Microsoft to offer a series of STEM related advancements that Cub Scouts and Boy

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 discovery as well as earn them one belt loop. This is a great opportunity for every Cub Scout to gain an interest

H2 Fuel Cell Competition, Hosted by the STEM Committee

The Hydrogen Fuel Cell Model Car Challenge (H2 Challenge) is a free “hands-on” STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program offered by TransOptions to educate students about the existence of alternative fuels.  For the first time, Patriots’ Path Council, BSA is partnering with TransOptions to allow teams of Scouts to participate. The challenge requires students

Junior Solar Sprints Competition, Hosted by the STEM Committee

Making science come alive and be fun is what TransOptions’ Junior Solar Sprints (JSS) is all about.  For the 13th year, this free, environmental education event will challenge middle school students to put on their thinking caps and collaborate to design, build and race solar powered model cars.  For the first time, Patriots’ Path Council

RV Fall Cub Family Camping / Cubelos – Save the Date

Description: Fall Cub Family Camping / Cubelos – Save the Date Start Date/Time: 9/26/2014 5:00 PM   End Date/Time: 9/28/2014 12:00 PM Contact E-mail: frostykoskulitz62@gmail.com Details: Cub Scout Family CampingQuestions contact Dr. Joe Koskulitz at frostykoskulitz62@gmail.com or 908-642-0408 Click here for the flyer Register now!

District Executive Position Openings in Patriots’ Path Council

Today’s professional Scouters are a diverse group of men and women sharing a dynamic career offering, independence, achievement and stability.  This is work that make a difference.

Cub Scouts 2015 – Preview

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I’ve heard the BSA has a new mascot for Cub Scouts.  Is that true?

SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE! – 2014 Merit Badge Workshop

Merit badge counselors, please sign up to introduce Scouts to a merit badge at the Patriots’ Path Council’s Merit Badge Workshop, November 22 in Parsippany. For more info, contact Bruce Benson, ppbsambws@gmail.com. For the flyer, click here.

BSA 31st Annual Golf Classic

Boy Scouts of America 31st Annual Golf Classic at Morris County Country Club-Monday, September 22nd 11:00am Join us for a fun day of golf that supports over 18,000 youth in our council! For more information about the event and to register click here http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/31st-annual-golf-classic/1570936