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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 »

Houlihan's

Fundraiser Night at Houlihan’s

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 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 »

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 – Hold the Date

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.

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

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

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.

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

2nd Annual Osteria Morini Pig Roast

Sunday, September 7th Noon to 4:00pm at Osteria Morini 107 Morristown Road in Bernardsville. Come out and bring the family for pork, music, wine, pizza, gelato, beer, sides, and raffle! $25 for adults and $15 for kids 12 & under. All proceeds go to the Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council. For more information

Den Chief Training

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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 resource for den leaders, those working toward the ranks of Star, Life, or Eagle can also meet the Position of Responsibility requirement for

Are Your Ready for School Week for Scouting (SWFS)?

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School Week for Scouting is a Council-wide recruiting initiative to have one week in September when families can join Scouting in each town. The plan is to have recruiting during the week of September 15-19, 2014 in elementary schools in Patriots’ Path Council.   http://join.ppbsa.org/membership/swfs/ School Week for Scouting Plan: Cub Scout packs and Boy Scout

Popcorn Top 100 Sellers’ Club

The Popcorn Top 100 sellers from the 2013 Trails End Popcorn sale have been invited to a free of charge special event and party. Scouts and a parent have received free tickets to Walking with Dinosaurs at the Prudential Center on Friday July 20th.    They will also receive a special edition Top 100 Club t-shirt.

Part Time Administrative Assistant Opening

Part time administrative assistant position immediate opening.  Job includes data entry, report preparation, mailings and other office work.  Must be organized and able to work independently.  A familiarity with Word and Excel is required.  20 hours per week, 4 or 5 days per week, Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.  Contact Beth Miller-Porter at beth.millerporter@scouting.org

23rd World Scout Jamboree

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Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi, Japan July 28, 2015 to August 8, 2015 Adult Leader and Youth Participant fee – $5,750 International Service Team – $2,000 Scouts will experience the 23rd World Scout Jamboree through module activities, subcamp life, arena events, and interaction and exchange with Scouts from all around the globe. Who may attend? Participants must be

Packing your Bag for Summer Camp?

Don’t forget these items to keep your Scout protected from mosquitoes and ticks.

Scout Shop Summer Hours

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Scout Shop summer hours will begin Tuesday, July 1 and end August 31. Mountainside Monday- Friday 10 AM- 2 PM. Closed evenings and Saturdays Cedar Knolls Monday-Friday 9 AM-5 PM, Closed evenings and Saturdays. Both stores will be closed Friday, July 4. The Mountainside store will be closed July 28 through August 10 for vacation.

CUB SCOUT NOVA AWARD: Swing. July 23, 2014

5:30PM – 7:30 PM at the Council Service Center (1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927) In this 2 hour program you will earn all but two of the requirements for the STEM Nova Award: Swing Bring your pack to the council service center to get started on one of the coolest new awards in the Scouting.

Scout Scholar Athlete Award

The Scout Scholar Athlete Award recognizes Scouts who have participated in sports, have good academic grades, and follow the Scout Oath and Law daily. Please nominate or apply for this award by clicking here http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/scout-scholar-athlete-award-nominationapplication/1571951. Please fill out the online form or e-mail a typed version of the application to Jennifer Volz at jennifer.volz@scouting.org. If

Charter Renewal 2015 Announcements

Charter Renewal Packages Charter renewal packages for 2015 were prepared and distributed at the Tradeshow of Scouting held at the Birchwood Manor on Monday June 2nd. Any unit who did not pick up their materials may contact their district executive to make arrangements to acquire the information package. On the unit label on the envelope

FISHAWACK FALL BOY SCOUT CAMPOREE

October 10-12, 2014, Camp Wheeler, Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation. Planned activities include Civil War Cannon Demonstration, Black Powder Rifle Demonstration, Blacksmith, Bear Bag Hoisting, COPE, Tomahawk Throwing, Knife Throwing, and Rock Climbing. For more information, contact Al Thomas, al.thomas@scouting.org, 973-765-9322 x229. Click here for the flyer.

2014 MERIT BADGE WORKSHOP & DEN CHIEF TRAINING

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Save the date, Saturday, November 22, in Parsippany. 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 obtain a “partial” but will not be able to complete the badge at this event. Last year’s badges

New Cub Scout Packs Forming

Staff and volunteers are working on new Cub Scout packs to serve Layfayette, Morristown, Dover, New Brunswick,  Stanhope, Linden and North Plainfield.   Other areas are also being considered. More volunteer support is needed as new unit developers, district new unit chairs and many helping hands   Join the team today! For more information contact your

Strength for Service to God and Community

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Pocket-sized daily devotional messages for first responders and Scouts of all ages. BSA® has been at the forefront of first response and, through its merit badge and training programs, gives Scouts their first exposure to careers in first response. Boy Scouts could be categorized as ‘first responders in training’. This is the perfect gift for

FISHAWACK CUBMOBILE

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Bring your own cubmobile or race one of ours. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, at William Mason School, in Montville.  $7.00 per driver (pre-registered) or $9.00 (for walk-ins). Online registration will open September 24, through the Fishawack district calendar. For more info, contact Al Thomas, 973-765-9322 x229, al.thomas@scouting.org To view the

Newly Elected Lodge Officers

Congratulations to the newly elected lodge offers in the Order of the Arrow.  For more information on the Order of the Arrow, please visit: http://oa.ppbsa.org/ Lodge Chief- Seth Abbott Vice Chief of Program – Matt Kaufman Vice Chief of Administration – Ken Schwemmer Vice Chief of Lore – Kolten Hilton Treasurer – Steve Murset Secretary –

Please Read This Vacation Note

Within the last week or so some of our PPC board members have discovered our New Mexico Vacation would make a terrific gift for their parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, and/or close friends. We need your help. So far 24 folks have signed on to this vacation in the Land of Enchantment A vacation at an

Professional Bull Rider Association

June 28 at 7:00 PM Prudential Center, Newark Registration ends promptly at 10:00 AM Wednesday 6/25! All sales are final. Register: http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1569395 You will pick up tickets at the Will Call Window at the Prudential Center the day of the event. Please note that in order to bring you this opportunity the ticket prices are based

Cub Scouts 2015 Update

“We have heard that Cub Scout Belt Loops are being discontinued.”  Is that true?

2015 Eagle Hall of Fame Inductees

The following individuals will be inducted into our 2015 Eagle Hall of Fame Class: Gary Binning, Chatham NJ- Eagle Class 1976 Keith Dlugosz, Stanhope NJ- Eagle Class 1985 Scott Kampe, Edison NJ- Eagle Class 1966 Emil Rufolo, Summit NJ- Eagle Class 1972 Ed Tirpack, Sparta NJ- Eagle Class 1969 Geoff Zoeller, Boonton Township NJ-Eagle Class 1986

RESERVE A SCOUTING ADVENTURE – FIELD STATION DINOSAURS

Dinosaurs’ first Scout Day of the season is June 14! Celebrate Scouting, plus National Get Outdoors Day and Flag Day with special exhibitors in the park all day long. http://bit.ly/1xchYA3

Microsoft & Scout Events

What: Raritan Valley District is partnering with Microsoft to offer a series of belt loops and merit badges to your pack or troop at no cost! For who:  Any Scout or Patriots’ Path Council troop or pack Summary: The belt loops offered for Cub Scouts are: Computers Belt Loop  Photography Belt Loop  Video Game Belt

Marvel Universe Live!

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Save The Date IZOD Center July 31 – August 10 Scout Show:  Friday, August 1 at 7 pm Register: http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1565200 Marvel fans, assemble! Marvel Universe LIVE! is taking the live entertainment experience to a whole new level, with a mind-blowing show unlike anything you’ve seen before. Watch your favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man, The Avengers