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Giving Tuesday

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2017 Ethan Giving Tree

Hello Leaders, The Patriots’ Path Council Scout Shops are providing an opportunity for the Scouting community to help local Scout members who may be in need of uniforms and uniform items. This help will be done through The Ethan Giving Tree program starting October 1 through December 1, 2017. The Ethan Giving Tree program works

Bullying Awareness

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The idea that a Scout should treat others as he or she wants to be treated—a Scout is kind—is woven throughout the programs and literature of the Boy Scouts of America. When a Scout follows the principles of the Scout Oath and Scout Law, bullying and hazing situations should never occur. These fact sheets will

What’s New at Your Scout Shops?

Scout Shop Fall Hours NEW!!!Cedar Knolls – 1 Saddle Road M-T-W-Th 9 AM – 7:30 PM Friday 9 AM-5 PM Sat 9 AM-3 PM 973-765-9322 X241 Mountainside 1130 Rt. 22 West in the Verrex building M-F 9-2 PM and 4-7 PM, Sat 10 AM-3 PM 908-654-9191 Both shops closed on Sundays. Please check shop.ppbsa.org for

Message from the Northeast Region BSA regarding Scouting in Puerto Rico

As you probably are aware, Northeast Region Area 5 includes all of New Jersey, parts of Pennsylvania, Transatlantic Council, and Puerto Rico.   After a long period of silence due to lack of power, cellular and landline service, we have just recently received word how Puerto Rico Council BSA’s Office and Camp Guajataka fared due to

Four Centuries in a Weekend-Explore the Historic Sites of Union County!

October 21-22, 2017 Saturday 10 am – 5 pm | Sunday 12 – 5 pm More than 30 sites open to the public – many offering special activities & events! Bring your Scouts out for this awesome event! http://ucnj.org/parks-recreation/cultural-heritage-affairs/historic-sites-map/

Shawnee Mountain

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October SHAWNEE MOUNTAIN SKI AREA – “Your #1 Scout Headquarters for Snow Sports Fun” Winter’s coming… what’s your activity plan? Want to learn a lifetime sport, go indoor camping, take the snow tubing plunge to earn merit badge requirements? Shawnee Mountain offers Cub and Boy Scouts great options for one-day or overnight trips. Click here

Scout Scholar Athlete Award Nominations

Nominate your Scout(s) for the Scout Scholar Athlete Award! Nominations must be submitted by midnight on Friday, October 13th! Nominate your Scout(s) today! The nomination form can be found here.

Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science

Friday, November 3, 2017 at 7:00 PM. For flyer, click here.

Patriots’ Path Council, BSA Scout Shops

Our annual 10% off sale dates have changed. It is now a week-long sale from 11-4 thru 11-11, excluding Sunday. This sale includes all items except awards/advancements, uniforms/insignia, and custom/special orders. Limited to store stock only. We will not be open Thanksgiving weekend. For flyer, click here.

PPC Outfitters: Cub Package

Cub Package Special Package Price $137.99 Package value $156.96 Package Includes: – Canyon 30 Liters Backpack – Headlamp – Sleeping Bag (35 degrees) – Nalgene Water Bottle 16 oz. To see the flyer, click here.  Click HERE to place your order now! Please contact Steve Beirach at sales@ppcoutfitters.com for ordering or for more details. Colors

Holiday Greeting Cards Council-Wide Project

Patriots’ Path Council has partnered with Brighton Cromwell of Randolph, NJ, to deliver 1,300 holiday greetings to our servicemen and women around the world. We hope that your den, patrol and crew members would write / draw a letter, or card (see attached for an idea) offering your thanks and best wishes for them and

Mad Science Has a Program For You!

Entertainment for Blue & Gold Dinners, Science Nights & Badge Workshops, and much more. For more information, click here.

Registration Now Open for STEM University at CCM

In collaboration with County College of Morris, Patriots’ Path Council is inviting middle and high-school age Boy Scouts, Sea Scouts, Venturing and Exploring members from all our council area to participate in a day of STEM related activities on the County College of Morris Campus in Randolph on November 4, 2017. To register please visit:

Welcome Back Ian Craig!

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Returning for his 8th summer organizing the SAC Trek Program, Ian Craig is very excited for the 2018 season! He has been involved with BSA summer trekking programs in the Adirondacks for 10+ years and the BSA National Camping School Trek Leader (Voyageur) program as a staff member for 11 years. An Eagle Scout originally

MERIT BADGE INTRO WORKSHOP – 14 NEW BADGES THIS YEAR

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On November 4, 2017, our council advancement committee will run our Merit Badge Intro Workshop & Den Chief Training at Brooklawn Middle School in Parsippany. Among new badges covered this year will be Medicine, Exploration, Law, and Backpacking. The purpose of the workshop is to introduce badges to the Scouts and to help them understand

Jack Frost Big Boulder Scout Sundays

Jack Frost Big Boulder Scout Sundays Sunday fun at special Scout prices at Jack Frost Big Boulder. Skiing/ Snowboarding. Groups of 15 more more/ Ages 8+. Advanced reservations required. Please call 570.443.8425 or email GroupSales@JFBBcom   Click here for flier.

2018 Scout Patch Design Contest For Whitewater Challengers

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Submit your idea for the 2018 Scout Patch for Whitewater Challenger Deadline to enter: December 30, 2017 Guidelines: Please take into consideration the activities that we offer at the Whitewater Challengers Lehigh River Adventure Center. Designs must include: “2018”, “SCOUT”, and “Whitewater Challengers”. The design can be any shape no larger than 3″ x3″. We are suggesting

Red Bulls Scout Night

Red Bulls

Sunday, October 15, 2017  at Red Bulls Arena, 5 pm. Join your New York Red Bulls as they take on Atlanta United for Scout Night at Red Bull Arena. All Scouts in attendance will be recognized on the in-arena video boards and will receive a limited edition New York Red Bulls patch. As an added value,

New York Jets Scout Night

New York Jets vs. Jacksonville Jaguars October 1, 2017  at 1 pm. The first 5 units to get to 25 tickets sold will participate in the flag holder experience on the field! Click for more information.

Jamboree on the Air – October 20-22, 2017

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Jamboree on the Air is an annual Scouting event that uses amateur radio to link Scouts around the world, across the country and in your own community. There are no official hours, so you have the whole weekend to make JOTA contacts. The event officially starts Friday evening during the JOTA Jump Start and runs through Sunday evening. Who: Scouts

The Great Pumpkin’s A to Z Hunt

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Sunday fun for the entire family at Camp Wheeler. Check out after the hunt and enjoy a hot dog, juice and cookies. Fee $4 per Cub/adult/sibling. Dates available are: 9/24, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12. All registrations must be done by phone first. Call Tom Stoddard at 973-765-9322 X 413. Click for the sign up form.

Sussex Family Camping

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October 6-8 2017, Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation Fee: $18 per person, including Saturday’s dinner. Children 5 and under are free. Registration is online only and must be completed by  September 30. The theme for this event is Vikings! Our Scouts will build Viking long boats and trebuchets and chuck apples into the lake. The events we have

Raritan Valley Rocket Launch – October 7, 2017

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North Branch Park – Bridgewater. Fee: $13 per Scout which includes rocket and patch. Co-sponsored by the Radical Rocketeers.   For more information contact: Javier.Juarez@Scouting.org or Deb Hopkins at (908) 444-2588 or e-mail: rvtroop125@aol.com. Click to register.

Cub Scout Adventure Day: October 7, 2017

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Adventure Day at Watchung Day Camp is a fun-filled event this fall for parents and children to come and see what summer camp and Scouting is all about. This event is absolutely free. Some of the activities included are Nature, Art and Crafts, Sports and Games, Scoutcraft, BB/Archery, Cooking, and STEM. Regular events will be running all day. Specialized events such

Fishing News

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Information on the upcoming fall trout stocking season is available on the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife website. As in past years the fish will be 2-year old Rainbow Trout measuring 14″ up to 22″ in length and weighing one-and-a-half pounds to almost eight pounds. Visit http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/trtinfo_fall.htm for the schedule and more information.   CAI (Certified

Save The Date for the College of Commissioner Science

Saturday, April 14, 2018. For more information, click here.

What’s New At Your Scout Shop?

Scout Shop Fall Hours Cedar Knolls – 1 Saddle Road M-W-F: 9 AM – 5 PM Tues & Thurs 9 AM-9 PM Sat 9 AM-3 PM 973-765-9322 X241 Mountainside 1130 Rt. 22 West in the Verrex building M-F 9-2 PM and 4-7 PM, Sat 10 AM-3 PM 908-654-9191 Both shops closed on Sundays. Please check

New Schedule for 2017-2018 Programs Now Available

Weekdays for Cub Scout Dens After school programs are available for your den. What a way to add variety to meetings or to just provide fun and/or skill training for your boys. Program offerings include: BB gun shooting, compass, historic hike, historic trail, Webelos Outdoorsman cooking and knots, and Bear cooking and knots. The day

Leave No Trace Trainer Training

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Registration is open for Leave No Trace (LNT) Trainer training October 27- 29 at Winnebago Scout Reservation. Participants completing the course will become Leave No Trace Trainers, be authorized to conduct LNT Awareness and Orientation classes for Scout and non-Scout groups, and assist with BSA Outdoor Ethics Awards and co-teaching other classes. Cost is $60

Munsee District Raft-O-Ree Weekend

Munsee District is hosting this special event 4/27-29, 2018.  All are welcome to join. For more information, click here.

2018 Family Friends of Scouting Kicked-Off!

During the last two weeks of September six districts hosted Family Friends of Scouting kick-offs. Eighty Scouting units signed-up for 2018 Family Friends of Scouting presentations.  Making the commitment earned each unit the choice of $50 Scout Shop gift certificate or a free Outdoor Experience at WSR or MASR. There is still limited time for

Rutgers University Geology Museum

Earn your Earth Rocks merit badge with us! We offer: Group Tours Birthday Parties Special Events Field Trips Fossil Hunting Guest Lectures And much more! For more information about registering for these and other special events, check out our website here or contact the museum director at lauren.adamo@rutgers.edu.

Raritan Valley District Webelos First Responder: November 4, 2017

Webelos First Responder

Two class sessions:  9:00 – 11:45 am (check in 8:30 am) and  1:00- 3:45 pm (check in 12:30 pm). LOCATION:  Presbyterian Church, 409 Mountain Avenue, Bound Brook, NJ 08805. Fee: $5 per Webelos. We ask that all youth are accompanied by an adult.  Supervision maybe provided by a parent, guardian or trusted adult. Registration closes October 29 –

Fishawack District Cubmobile: Saturday, November 4, 2017

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The Fishawack District’s Cubmobile Derby is designed to be more fun than competition. Drivers will race their cars downhill against one other car, with their lanes separated by tires or hay bales.  Race times will not be measured.  All registered Scouts will receive a Cubmobile patch. Check in starts at 11:30 am with activities from

Munsee Family Camping: October 27-28, 2017

Munsee Fall Cubelos

Theme: Munsee Around the World. Fee: $15 each, children under 4 are free. Held at Camp Somers, Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation. Click to register.

Cub Scout Activities – Fall 2017

(It is the policy of the Patriots’ Path Council that all district and council events are open to participation from any of our Scouting units regardless of home district. If your unit is unable to participate in a home district event, please avail yourself of an opportunity in another district.)   9/15-9/17      

NJ Devils vs NY Rangers Pre-Season Game – Scout Day

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Saturday, September 23rd at 7:00 PM Prudential Center, Newark, NJ Admission to the pregame Funzone 4:00 – 5:30 pm (sponsored by the NJ Devils) on the plaza Tickets in Section 101-106 (Devils Attack Side Endzone) Bonus $10 in food (voucher.) Parking not included, see:  http://www.prucenter.com/getting-here#/parking BSA uniform preferred but not required (there could be photo opportunities) http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2153378 Art Lobdell 

Don’t Be Missed: Update Your BeAScout Pin Now!

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BeAScout.org is the application that puts your unit on the map! Prospective Scouts and their families can visit BeAScout.org to find a Scouting program in their neighborhood. If your unit’s pin is up to date they’ll find you! Raise your unit’s profile in the community. Recruit more youth and volunteers and help grow Scouting. Customize

National Recruitment Ads Are Launched: Are You on The Map?

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We are pleased to announce the National Office of the Boy Scouts will launch several, nation-wide Scouting recruitment digital ads this fall. This means families with boys 6-10 years old in your community should start seeing the opportunity to join Scouting appear on Google searches, Facebook posts, and related websites throughout the fall!  All media

Scout Executive Letter on Charter Renewal Process

Below are the key points for this year’s charter renewal process. The 2018 recharter season has arrived. Your district’s Key 3 have agreed to supply you with the recharter packet online instead of receiving it at the September roundtables. In this letter is everything you’ll need to get started online. If you have any questions

Shooting Sports Event at Camp Somers!

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SHOOTING SPORTS EVENT AT CAMP SOMERS! _____________________________ STANHOPE, NJ – OCTOBER 8, 2017 – Patriots’ Path Council’s Youth Executive Committee will be hosting a shooting event for youth between the ages of 14-21. Tickets will cost $15 if you register in advance, and $20 at the door. The event will take place from 1:00 pm

2017 University of Scouting

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Looking to get trained for your Scouting position?  Are you interested in learning more about specific topics and are wondering “How do I find out about that?”  Come spend the day at the PPC University of Scouting on Saturday December 2!  We offer over one hundred classes on a wide variety of topics of interest

2018 Family Friends of Scouting Kickoffs

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Please send at least one representative from your unit, preferably your FOS contact person.            You are welcome at any district’s Kickoff.             Choose the date and location that works best for you.            Review your unit’s calendar & come ready to schedule

Adventure Day at Watchung Day Camp

Saturday October 7, 2017 at Watchung Reservation Adventure Day at Watchung Day Camp is a fun filled event this fall for parents and children to come and see what summer camp and Scouting is all about. This event is absolutely free. Activities including, arts and crafts, sports and games, Scoutcraft, and STEM will be ongoing

The Devin Donnelly Papp Memorial Scholarship

Devin Donnelly Papp Memorial Scholarship

The Devin Donnelly Papp Memorial Scholarship is a $40,000 award ($10,000 per year) awarded annually to an active 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 Knolls, NJ administers the

Registration Fee Notice from Patriots’ Path Council

NOTICE TO PATRIOTS’ PATH COUNCIL SCOUTS AND SCOUTERS September 1, 2017 Effective December 1, 2017, the National Council, Boy Scouts of America, is raising the fee to be a member in the Boy Scouts of America from $24.00 per person annually, to $33.00 per person annually. Patriots’ Path Council has chosen to absorb the increase

Patriot’s Path Council Summer Camps 2017 Highlights

Certified Angling Instructor (CAI) Course

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October 6-8, 2017   • Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation Developed and directed by the BSA National Fishing Committee This is the only CAI course in NJ in 2017!  Seating is limited so register now. No experience necessary. Click the flyer for more information.

Welcome MASR Camp Director Dave Lage

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A very warm welcome to our new Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation Camp Director, Dave Lage! Dave was learning the ropes from former Reservation Director, Keith Dlugoz this summer and shared his ATV skills as the Camp Somers ATV program area director. Dave comes to us with very diverse experience.  Among other things, Dave has been a

2018 Cub Scout Summer Day Camps For Boys AND Girls

For 2018 we will be offering summer day camp for boys AND girls at both our Stanhope, NJ and Mountainside, NJ locations! The Wildflower day camp for girls held this summer at our Mountainside location was so popular we’re bringing it back for 2018 and expanding the program to our Stanhope location. The Cub Scout and