Join the Patriots’ Path Council’s Scout Shop Staff- Immediate Opening

Click here for the job description: https://ppcbsa.org/…/Sales-Associate-Wanted-new-10-15-19-1.… Contact Steve Beirach at 973-765-9322 Ext. 241. Send resumes to Steve.Beirach@scouting.org More »

20th Anniversary of PPC Celebration Interview: George Barnard

George joined Scouting as a Cub and earned his Eagle Award in 1967. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing and boating with his family. George is a father of a married More »

Using Social Media to Market Your Unit!

Here are some points on how to better market your unit through social media and the local press. 1. Get Permission: There are permission release forms for parents to sign off in More »

Giving Tuesday

Start your holiday season with a great feeling by participating in the nationwide movement of #GivingTuesday. Share with us an act of kindness on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn and please remember More »

2021 National Jamboree Registration Open

Be the first to signup your Scout for an experience of their lifetime! With only 140 youth spots available, be sure to reserve your spot today! All registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis.  A waiting list will become available automatically when spots are sold out.  https://ppcbsa.org/2021jambo For eligible Scouts BSA youth at least 12

Black River / Fishawack Webelos First Aid Rally

The Black River /Fishawack Webelos First Aid Rally was held at Camp Somers on Saturday February 8th.  A total of over 50 Webelos and their adult partners attended the event.  The youth were trained in their ‘first responder’ requirements and provided with additional first aid and CPR training.  The adults were certified in First aid

Patriots’ Path Council Sea Scout Bulletin

Now is a great time to get involved with Sea Scouts.  Our programs run year-round and we’re currently preparing our 2020 calendar of events in and around the water.  In addition to weekend trips and the summer long cruise, there will be activities focused on water safety, small boat sailing, navigation and maritime career opportunities.

Raritan Valley District Annual Meeting

Raritan Valley District held its annual meeting on February 5, 2020, at Pluckemin Presbyterian Church. Pictured from left are Mike O’Shea, district vice chair, talent management; Karen Gough, district chair; David Robbins, district vice chair, membership and relationships;  Patriots’ Path Council Board Member Wayne Hampton, who inducted district officers; and Hamilton Slye, district vice chair,

Watchung Mountain District Annual Meeting

Board Member and Watchung Mountain District Chair Jack Flood lead the Watchung Mountain District annual meeting and recognition dinner. Seventy-five Scouters were present at the event, which was held February 6, 2020, at Shackamaxon Country Club.  Rick Jurgens, roundtable commissioner, was awarded the Distinguished Commissioner Honor. Judy Joshua was made a James E. West Fellow

Rutgers Geology Museum Offers Programs for Scouts

Plan an outing for your troop or pack to Rutgers Geology Museum, 85 Somerset St., New Brunswick, N.J. 08901. The museum offers geology merit badge and fun patch programs; tours, field trips and birthday parties also are options for visits. For more information, visit https://geologymuseum.rutgers.edu

New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat

Join Patriots’ Path Council for a night of NBA action when the New York Knicks take on the Miami Heat on Sunday, April 5 at 5 p.m. at Madison Square Garden. Tickets start at $92. To purchase tickets, visit https://fevo.me/3aOH8xA If you would like to purchase 12 or more tickets, contact Frank Coppola at 212-631-5262

New York Rangers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

Join Patriots’ Path Council for a night of NHL hockey when the New York Rangers take on the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday, March 24 at 7 p.m. at Madison Square Garden. Tickets start at $87. To purchase tickets, visit https://fevo.me/311uLtF If you would like to purchase 12 or more tickets, contact Frank Coppola at

Traditional Earth Skills

Traditional Earth Skills is accepting reservations for its Lenape artifacts and wilderness skills workshops that are available to Scout groups in north and central New Jersey. Mike Dennis, education specialist, recently noted that he had email trouble in the fall and is asking anyone who inquired about the programs and did not receive a response

Mets Scout Day

Join Patriots’ Path Council and the N.Y. Mets at Citi Field for Scout Day 2020 on Sunday, May 3, when the Mets take on the Atlanta Braves beginning at 1:10 p.m. All Scouts in attendance will receive a limited-edition Mets Scout Day Patch. In addition, all Scouts and leaders in uniform will be invited onto

Annual Scout Weekend at Shawnee Mountain

Shawnee Mountain will hold its 30th annual Scout Weekend on March 14 and 15. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, rain or shine. An early bird discount is available for purchases made online before Feb. 28 at 4 p.m. No minimums required; buy for the whole troop or

The Sky’s the Limit at The Franklin Institute

From its unforgettable overnight experiences to its extraordinary group visits, The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pa., works hard to make sure Scout groups always have an amazing experience. Space-themed activities are always popular at the museum, and The Franklin Institute has all levels of Scouting covered. Activities include: Fels Planetarium – On a daily basis,

Cub Scout Winter Shooting Sports Event

Munsee District will host a winter Cub Scout BB shooting sports event Feb. 22 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation Dining Hall, 750 Waterloo Road, Stanhope, N.J. 07874. Range shooting times will be given on a first-come, first-served basis as registrations are received. This is a great opportunity for

New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat

Join Patriots’ Path Council for a night of NBA action when the New York Knicks take on the Miami Heat on Sunday, April 5 at 5 p.m. at Madison Square Garden. Tickets start at $92. To purchase tickets, visit https://fevo.me/3aOH8xA If you would like to purchase 12 or more tickets, contact Frank Coppola at 212-631-5262

New York Rangers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

Join Patriots’ Path Council for a night of NHL hockey when the New York Rangers take on the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday, March 24 at 7 p.m. at Madison Square Garden. Tickets start at $87. To purchase tickets, visit https://fevo.me/311uLtF If you would like to purchase 12 or more tickets, contact Frank Coppola at

2020 Electives Extravaganza

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Devils Scout Night with Photography Merit Badge Workshop

  Come out and enjoy a night with family and friends for Scout Night when the New Jersey Devils take on the Columbus Blue Jackets Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. at Prudential Center in Newark. Tickets will sell fast so be sure to purchase ASAP using the following link: https://fevo.me/patriotpath Patriots’ Path Council photography merit

Munsee District to Host Chess Tournament

Munsee District will host a chess tournament on Feb. 22, 2020. Cost is $15 per participant. It is open to both Scouts and non Scouts. The tournament will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave., Cranford, N.J. Registration is $15; note that this is a non-rated

Munsee District Webelos Klondike Derby

The Munsee District Klondike is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. The event will be held in the Watchung Reservation in Mountainside, N.J., from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Webelos will then have the opportunity to visit the other event sites. Registration closes Feb. 2, 2020. Register at: https://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2575968

Den Chief Training

One of the best helpers for a Cub Scout den leader or Webelos leader is a den chief, a Scout who can help with activities, advancement, ceremonies, crafts and other den events. And the best den chief is one who has attended Den Chief training to learn about games, songs, tricks, puzzles and other things

Sussex District Klondike

On the weekend of Jan. 24-26, 2020, the Sussex District Klondike was held at Winnebago Scout Reservation.  Approximately 300 Scouts, adult leaders and staff participated in the event. Sixteen troops attended. The weather did not cooperate and Klondike competition was suspended after noon.  Most troops remined on site and attended the dinner and “campfire” in

Black River District Klondike

The Black River Klondike was held at Camp Akelaland Trexler Scout Reservation on the weekend of Jan. 24-26, 2020.  More than 500 Scouts, adult leaders and staff attended the Klondike, with 29 troops from Black River, Fishawack and out of council participating. Unfortunately, the rains came and made operations difficult.  In spite of the weather,

Shawnee Mountain Lift Tickets

Last call for the one set of two Shawnee Mountain lift tickets that is still available. The tickets are valued at up to $68 each. Tickets expire March 14. Visit https://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2606292 to purchase.

Scout Events at Shawnee Mountain

Shawnee Mountain will continue to offer great events for Scouts of all ages in 2020, including its fourth annual Super Scout Sunday on Feb. 2 and its 30th annual Scout Weekend on March 14 and 15. The fourth annual Super Scout Sunday on Feb. 2 will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets

2020 Friends of Scouting

The following units have conducted their 2020 FOS presentation: District Packs Troops Crews Black River           47 49 50 99 133 147 19 113 139 147 163 555 50 156         Fishawack             8 513           8 25 39

Mets Scout Day

Join Patriots’ Path Council and the N.Y. Mets at Citi Field for Scout Day 2020 on Sunday, May 3, when the Mets take on the Atlanta Braves beginning at 1:10 p.m. All Scouts in attendance will receive a limited-edition Mets Scout Day Patch. In addition, all Scouts and leaders in uniform will be invited onto

Rutgers Geology Museum Offers Programs for Scouts

Plan an outing for your troop or pack to Rutgers Geology Museum, 85 Somerset St., New Brunswick, N.J. 08901. The museum offers geology merit badge and fun patch programs; tours, field trips and birthday parties also are options for visits. For more information, visit https://geologymuseum.rutgers.edu

Scout Appreciation at Medieval Times

Medieval Times invites all Scouts to the castle in Lyndhurst for feasting and fun! As honored guests, Scouts and troop leaders receive a special rate, starting at $35.95, on select dates. Upcoming dates are Feb. 23 and March 22. Tickets include the two-hour tournament and four-course feast. Medieval Times also offers a special discount rate

The Franklin Institute’s Camp-In

Have you ever wanted to sleep below a giant heart or enjoy a private IMAX show? If so, The Franklin Institute’s Camp-In is the perfect sleepover event for children ages 6-13 and provides an unforgettable experience for families, Scout troops, school groups, birthday parties and more! For these special events, the museum lets attendees take

Pinewood Derby Champ Camp

Start your engines!! February 1 is our Pinewood Derby Champ Camp! Stop by the Cedar Knolls Scout Shop between 9am and 3 pm to get tips and tricks on building/tuning your car. Afterwards, race it on our test track to see how fast it goes. Be sure to check out our new accessories including emergency

Shawnee Mountain Lift Tickets

One set of two Shawnee Mountain ski lift tickets is still available. Tickets are valued at up to $68 each. Tickets expire March 14. https://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2606292

Mets Scout Day

Join Patriots’ Path Council and the N.Y. Mets at Citi Field for Scout Day 2020 on Sunday, May 3, when the Mets take on the Atlanta Braves beginning at 1:10 p.m. All Scouts in attendance will receive a limited-edition Mets Scout Day Patch. In addition, all Scouts and leaders in uniform will be invited onto

Whitewater Challengers Cub-O-Ree

A Cub-O-Ree featuring camping and other activities in the Poconos in Pennsylvania will be held April 17-19. The event is sponsored by Whitewater Challengers and Patriots’ Path Council, BSA. The cost is $49 per person and activities include two nights camping, a tour of the historic Eckley Miners’ Village, Saturday bag lunch, geocaching site, nature

Whitewater Challengers Raft-O-Ree

Whitewater Challengers and Patriots’ Path Council, BSA, will sponsor a Raft-O-Ree weekend April 17-19 in the Poconos in Pennsylvania. Cost is $70 per person and the weekend includes Friday and Saturday night camping, Saturday rafting on the Lehigh River, Saturday river lunch, Saturday evening entertainment, and a free Scout patch and certificate of achievement. Optional

Rutgers Geology Museum – Programs for Scouts

Plan an outing for your troop or pack at Rutgers Geology Museum, 85 Somerset St., New Brunswick, N.J. 08901. The museum offers geology merit badge and fun patch programs as well. Tours, field trips and birthday parties are also options for visits. For information, visit www.Geologymuseum.rutgers.edu   (Rutgers Geology Museum is a paid advertiser of

Traditional Earth Skills

Traditional Earth Skills is accepting reservations for its Lenape artifacts and wilderness skills workshops that are available to Scout groups in north and central New Jersey. Mike Dennis, education specialist, recently noted that he had email trouble in the fall and is asking anyone who inquired about the programs and did not receive a response

Scout Appreciation at Medieval Times

Medieval Times invites all Scouts to the castle in Lyndhurst for feasting and fun! As honored guests, Scouts and troop leaders receive a special rate, starting at $35.95, on select dates.   Upcoming dates are Feb. 23 and March 22. Tickets include the two-hour tournament and four-course feast. Medieval Times also offers a special discount

The Franklin Institute Camp-In

Have you ever wanted to sleep below a giant heart or enjoy a private IMAX show? If so, The Franklin Institute’s Camp-In is the perfect sleepover event for children ages 6-13 and provides an unforgettable experience for families, Scout troops, school groups, birthday parties and more! For these special events, the museum lets attendees take

Watchung Mountain Adult Award Nominations Are Open

Nominations for volunteer recognition are now open.  The volunteers of Watchung Mountain District provide exceptional service to youth.  The only way for adults to be recognized is by compiling a nomination form.  We have now made the process very simple.  Use the link here to nominate someone for the District Award of Merit of the

2021 National Jamboree Interest

The 2021 National Jamboree – Powered by Scouts Like You Join the interest list and be in the know as soon as registrations come online!  The registration to accept your deposit is scheduled to come online this month.  Individuals on the interest list will be sent the link first prior to posting to the general

Shawnee Lift Tickets

Two sets of two Shawnee Mountain lift tickets are available. They are valued at up to $68 each. Tickets expire March 14. https://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2606292

Traditional Earth Skills Living History Programs

Traditional Earth Skills is accepting reservations for its Lenape artifacts and wilderness skills workshops that are available to Scout groups in north and central New Jersey. Mike Dennis, education specialist, recently noted that he had email trouble in the fall and is asking anyone who inquired about the programs and did not receive a response

Jurassic World

Jurassic World comes to life for the first time in a touring arena show Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at Prudential Center in Newark Your trip to Isla Nublar takes a terrifying turn after the Indominus rex escapes and causes chaos in the park! The adventure continues as you join forces with a team of scientists

Scout Events at Shawnee Mountain

Shawnee Mountain will continue to offer great events for Scouts of all ages in 2020, including its fourth annual Super Scout Sunday on Feb. 2 and its 30th annual Scout Weekend on March 14 and 15.  The two events offer the best Scout discounts of the season; buy advanced tickets to save more. Shawnee Mountain

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! encourages a fun learning experience that supports Scout badge requirements. A visit to Ripley’s Times Square in New York City will impact and excite Scouts in an unbelievable way! As one of New York City’s most popular attractions, its aim is to inspire creativity, expand cultural understanding and provide an

Scout Days at Sesame Place

Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pa., offers Scout Days on select dates throughout the year. A day at the park includes a patch-earning scavenger hunt, live shows, a neighborhood street party parade, whirling rides and water slides (weather permitting), character story time, group dining and character photo opportunities. Tickets start at $15 per person plus tax

Scout Appreciation at Medieval Times

Medieval Times invites all Scouts to the castle in Lyndhurst for feasting and fun! As honored guests, Scouts and troop leaders receive a special rate, starting at $35.95, on select dates. Upcoming dates are Feb. 23 and March 22. Tickets include the two-hour tournament and four-course feast. Medieval Times also offers a special discount rate for

The Franklin Institute Offers New Scout Activity Worksheets

No matter what level of Scouting your Scouts have achieved, The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pa.,  has activities that work toward your goals! The museum staff has scoured Scouting badges and activities to find new Scout activity worksheets that units can work on just by going to the exhibits.  The connections are endless! For more

Interfaith Ceremonies

We hope everyone enjoyed their respective holiday celebrations. Please remember that a Scout is reverent. He is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties and respects the convictions of others in matters of custom and religion. We wish to invite you to participate in this year’s interfaith ceremonies. Whether it’s Scout Sunday,

Black River, Fishawack and Sussex upcoming events

The Sussex District Klondike will be at Winnebago Scout Reservation on the weekend of Jan. 24-26. Cost will be $10 per person, with optional Saturday dinner for $8.50 per person. Registration is open at ppcbsa.org on the Sussex calendar. The Black River Klondike is scheduled for Jan. 24-26 at Trexler Scout Reservation. Registration is open