Giving Tuesday

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New Jersey State Police National Guard Camporee

Join Scouts and units from all over New Jersey at the 5th New Jersey State Police National Guard Camporee in Sea Girt, May 19-21, 2017.  For more information and to register go to the Jersey Shore Council website (  Our own Archer Jones, Chairman of the New Jersey State Police Eagle Scout Association and Black



REGISTRATION CLOSES OCTOBER 28TH Saturday, November 5, 2016, Brooklawn Middle School, 250 Beachwood Road at Route 202, Parsippany NJ. The purpose of the workshop is to introduce merit 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

PPC Custom Made Nametag

The latest addition to our PPC custom made items is our magnetic back nametag. Any Scouting logo that can be copied may be used. The background can be white, yellow, green, pink, tan, or orange (or anything else if you supply the paper!) The print can be any style or color. Price of $7.50 includes

Jamboree Medical Staff

We are looking for qualified medical staff. Volunteers make the Jamboree go, no question about it. The 2017 Medical Services Leadership Team is looking for volunteers for the 2017 National Jamboree – health care professionals and medical support staff. There are openings for the following positions: Physician Physician Assistant Advance Practice Nurse (NP, CNS) Nurse Mental Health Professional

Philmont 2017 Opening

Patriots’ Path Council has an opening for 1 Full Crew A crew is made up of 9 Scouts/Venturers and 3 adults or 8 Scouts/Venturers and 4 adults The travel dates are June 28 – July 12, 2017 Join us for a 15-day adventure that will cost approximately $2,200 and includes: 2-day Colorado tour with meals,



The Patriots’ Path Council STEM Committee announces a new STEM program during teacher’s convention: STEM Adventure.  The program is open to all students in first through sixth grade (for both boys and girls, Scouts and non-Scouts). The program will be located at the Boy Scouts of America Headquarters (1 Saddle Rd Cedar Knolls, NJ). Programs

Shawnee Mountain Overnight Scout Packages

Extend your winter fun with a Shawnee Mountain Scout overnight trip package. Choose from “indoor camping” at the Shawnee Presbyterian Hostel, our “Top of the Mountain” Summit Lodge Dormitory or nearby hotel overnight packages. “One Call Books It All” at Shawnee Mountain; reserve lodging, meals, lift tickets, equipment rentals and lessons in just one phone

Catholic Committee on Scouting

Greetings Leaders in Scouting! The following are some upcoming opportunities for you, your leaders and your Scouts being sponsored by the Catholic Committee on Scouting in the Archdiocese of Newark! Scout Sunday Ceremony The annual celebration of Boy Scouts and the awarding of medals and emblems this year will be held at 3 pm on


Scoutreach Programs Elizabeth, NJ Program specialist is responsible for running after school programs that are about one hour meetings. The groups are primarily youth between 1st and 5th grades, though some high school groups are also participating in the program. The programs run between 3:30 pm and 6 pm. Must have a mode of transportation

New Venturing Material in the Scout Shop


The Patriots’ Path Council Scout Shops are now carrying the new Venturing Advisors Guide and the new Venturing Awards Guide! Get your’s today in Cedar Knolls or Mountainside. A great tool for any Venturing leader, from novice to seasoned advisor. The handbook guides Venturing leaders, committee members, and CORs toward a successful crew. Includes information

Red Bulls Soccer Scout Nights


Sunday, October 16 at 3:00 pm vs Columbus Crew SC Tickets are $25.  For more information contact Rich A. Larcara by 973-776-8971 or email October 16 Scout Night flier

NJ Devils Hockey 2016 – Save the Dates


NJ Devils vs St. Louis Blues – Friday, December 9, 2016 at 7:30 pm  – Scout Night – Scouting Showcase in the Concourse Click for flier. Regular Season Game at The Prudential Center

ILSC (Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews)

What: ILSC (Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews) is a one-day training for any Venturing youth or adult.  Explorers are welcome to attend as well. When: November 5, 2016 Where: Brooklawn Middle School – 250 Beachwood Rd, Parsippany, NJ Check-in: 8:00 AM Training: 8:30 AM Who: Any registered Venturing youth or adult and any registered

Doing the Pioneering Merit Badge?

Both of the kits below satisfy requirement #7. Only $6.00 each. They are available now at your Patriots’ Path Scout shops in Cedar Knolls and Mountainside. Click here for the flyer.

New! STEM Kits!

Bring the fun of STEM Summer Camp home, now available in our Scout Shops! Click here for the flyer. Item # Description Price 618785 Physics: Force and Pressure Science Kit $14.99 618784 Chem C100 Test Lab Science Kit $14.99 619574 Solar Cooking Kit Science Kit $14.99 621499 Secret Messages Scientific Explorer Kit $14.99 627343 Spy

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area

Winter will be right around the corner, so now is the perfect time to start making your winter trip plans! Shawnee Mountain is the #1 Scout Headquarters for Winter Fun” offering one-day as well as overnight trips, merit badge programs and special Scout events. Click here for more details on all the fun and savings

Scouter Social

Join us for a fun evening with your fellow Scouters! Cost is $35. You will enjoy a live, 5-piece band, dancing, finger food-including veggies and dip, cheese and fruit, assorted finger sandwiches, fresh mozzarella and tomato, fresh fruit, cookies and brownies. Be sure to BYOB. This is a non-uniform, social event. Feel free to bring

Facebook Pages

Want to know the various council pages for Facebook? Look no further than here!

2016 Popcorn Sale Warehouse Needs

This year we are faced with the challenge of finding a new location for the product delivery and pick up by the units, for our Fall Take Order Sale (11/19/16). Warehouse needs: Requirements for all locations: easy access from major highway and secondary roads delivery is scheduled by the site to accommodate its daily business

Are you a Scouter and a teacher? Your feedback is needed for BSA pilot programs


By Bryan Wendell on Sep 16, 2016 (Bryan on Scouting) In a way, all Scouters are teachers. All Scouters shape the lives of America’s youth and introduce them to new ways of seeing the world. But some Scouters are paid (though not nearly enough) to teach for a living. If that’s you, the Boy Scouts of America needs your help.

Working with a Den Chief

Den leaders and Cubmasters, to better appreciate the role of your den chiefs and the direction and support needed from you, please take a look at the latest “Working with a Den Chief” presentation at

Operation Zero Registration Now Open!!

Operation Zero registration is now open for Patriots’ Path Council Scouts and adults. Join us for the ultimate in winter camping – Operation Zero. Held at Sabattis Adventure Camp in Long Lake, NY, Operation Zero always sells out, so be sure to register early. Registration is only open to Patriots’ Path Council participants until October

Did You Know? Sustainability Committee

DID YOU KNOW ? The sustainability committee of PPC oversees the Forestry Stewardship program to maintain the health of of the forests at our three camp properties. Scientific lumber harvesting produces money used for conservation related projects in our camps. DID YOU KNOW? The camp properties are converting much of their outdoor lighting from incandescent

Have questions about the Journey to Excellence Program?

UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING December 3, 2016 Commissioner’s JTE Help Desk Meet with commissioners to learn about the JTE Program Learn how your unit would benefit and “What’s in it for me?” Best practices that strengthen any unit How to complete the JTE Scorecards

New item at PPC


Whether you’re basking in the sun on the beach, gathering around the campfire, listening to your favorite band at an outdoor concert, or sitting around the pool chatting with friends, the Rendezvous is going to provide the comfort and strength you want in a chair. The Rendezvous sits low to the ground and allows you



Free activity for boys who are joining Cub Scouts this fall (or thinking of joining). Come for a 30 minute shift in a pit crew helping to build one of our Fishawack District Cubmobiles on Friday, November 4th, between 6:00 – 9:00 pm, in Montville. Return on Saturday, November 5th, between noon – 3:00 pm



Saturday, November 5th from noon-3:00 pm at William Mason School, 5 Shawnee Trail in Montville. Come as a pack, den or a Cub with his parent.  Bring your own car or come race in one of ours. Register at by October 28th.  Fee is $7 per boy.  After October 28th, walk-in fee is $9. 



Jamboree-on-the-Internet (JOTI for short) is an annual international Scouting event sponsored by the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). Each year, during the third weekend in October, Scouts from around the world gather online to learn about other cultures and the activities that other Scouts participate in. They communicate with each other using Internet-enabled



Jamboree-on-the-Air (“JOTA” for short) is the largest Scouting event in the world! It’s held annually the third full weekend in October. JOTA uses amateur radio to link Scouts and ham radio operators around the world, around the nation, and in your own community. JOTA requires no travel other than to a nearby amateur radio operator’s


The B-Involved Scholarship has been established in memory of Bob Beaman, a beloved Scouter who served the Madison community and mentored youth in numerous ways throughout his life.  It is open to high school seniors and students in college or technical schools.  For full eligibility and application, click here.

Training Opportunities

Whether it is for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, or Venturers, we have it all.  There is no better time than the present to look at upcoming training opportunities.  Whether it is for your position, an upcoming position, or supplemental training opportunities, the training team’s new website has it all!  Check us out along with dates



October 7 – October 9, 2016                      Winnebago Scout Reservation                Rockaway, NJ            Register via Bring the whole family               THIS WILL BE THE BEST TIME YOUR PACK WILL HAVE IN THE WOODS Enjoy a weekend in the great outdoors surrounded by beautiful fall foliage. Have fun with Camping, Scout Skills,

Attention: Boy Scouts, leaders and Venturers. New items are available at your Cedar Knolls and Mountainside stores!

Program Features for Troops, Teams and Crews: A Guide to Program Planning Volume 3 Item: 616353 Price: $14.99 Guide to troop program planning features 12 months of program helps. Subjects in this third volume include Caving, Cooking, Duty to God, Emergency Preparedness, Ethics, Financial Management, Multi Media, Nature & Environment, Project COPE, Project Planning, Shotgun Shooting and

Attention: Eagle Scouts, leaders and parents. New items at your Scout Shops in Cedar Knolls and Mountainside are now available!

Eagle Scout® Grandparent Pin Item: 634664 Price: $6.99 To be worn with pride by the grandparents of an Eagle Scout, oval pin features full-color background with “Eagle Scout Grandparent” lettering. Pin measures ¾” high, with military clutch back. Eagle Scout® Magnet Item: 635432 Price: $7.99 Made of the highest-quality magnet available, this thin material contours beautifully to

NESA Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIPS The National Eagle Scout Association offers two types of Eagle Scout scholarships: Academic Scholarships Academic scholarships are based on school and Scouting participation, academic performance, and financial need. Applicants must score a minimum 1800 SAT (if taken before January, 2016), 1290 (if taken after March, 2016), or 28 ACT to apply. These include a

Check out what’s happening at Union County Parks!

From a Harvest Festival to Haunted Hayrides to Touch A Truck, it’s all happening in Union County Parks this fall.  For more details, go to: Come visit Union County’s first and only public archery range.  Group lessons and private lessons available.  For more details, go to: Haunted Hayrides in the Deserted Village, Watchung


Ever wonder what Scouts around the world are doing? Ever wanted to chat with a Scout from another country, or hear what’s going on somewhere outside the BSA? Here’s your chance! Just go to and listen in — This online radio station is now in its 11th year, and going strong.

2017 New Jersey State Police National Guard (NJSPNG) Camporee

ATTENTION ALL SCOUT TROOPS AND VENTURE CREWS Make sure you consider the 2017 New Jersey State Police National Guard (NJSPNG) Camporee during your planning meetings this summer. In 2017 more councils are being invited to participate BUT the attendance cap was not / could not be increased. If you are planning, SAVE THE DATE and

WM/BR/RV Fall Boy Scout/Venturer Camporee

MARK YOUR UNIT CALENDARS! Monkey bridges in the morning and skills competition in the afternoon! Updates (including Camporee Handbook) will be posted on the WM district page: Please reserve your unit by September 18th to let us know you are coming. There is no charge to reserve your spot, we only need approximate numbers.


The BSA is sending a contingent to the 15th World Scout Moot in Iceland, summer 2017. What’s a “Moot”?  A Scout Moot is an international gathering of Scouts/Venturers age 18 – 25.  In many countries, this is the “Rover” age of Scouts.  In the BSA, it applies to young Boy Scout leaders (i.e., ASMs), as

Attention All Cub Scout Leaders!

Fall is almost here and, with it, come our wonderful Cub Family Camporees and Cubelos events! If your pack is planning to go family camping, either at one of these or on your own, you MUST  HAVE at least one BALOO-trained adult to assure the trip is adequately planned, and allow your participation to be

Sea Scouts, Venturers, and Explorers Welcome to Explore Florida Sea Base in February


If you’re registered in an Exploring post, Sea Scout ship, or Venturing crew you are invited to take part in the 2017 Florida Sea Base Adventure.  The Youth Executive Committee and Venturing Exploring Experience group will be taking flight to Florida Sea Base on March 2- March 5, 2017 for a long weekend of Scouting


September 30 – October 2 at Winnebago Scout Reservation.  The theme is Build A Bridge to the Future. Activities include Rifle Shooting, Knife Throwing, Tomahawk Throwing, Archery, Pinewood Derby Race (Scouts will create a car at camp), & STEM Competition. Also, demonstrations of Black Powder Shooting, Civil War Cannon and Monkey Bridge Building. For more


Saturday, November 5, 2016, Brooklawn Middle School, 250 Beachwood Road at Route 202, Parsippany NJ. 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


The Morris County Bar Foundation and Exploring Post 22 would like to welcome students ages 14 – 20 to attend the Law Symposium, a program about careers in law.  The event will be held on Saturday September 24, 2016 from 9:00 am until 12:45 pm at the Morristown Campus of the County College of Morris

Visit BSA’s Sea Base and the Florida Keys

Here’s your chance to visit BSA’s Sea Base and the Florida Keys. The Patriots’ Path Council Alumni Committee is planning a trip in February. The dates are February 9-12, 2017. Get out of the New Jersey winter and spend a nice 4 day weekend in Florida. Cost – Double Occupancy: $800.00 per person / Single Occupancy: $1,250.00 per

Eagle Scout Hall of Fame

The following have been selected to the Eagle Scout Hall of Fame for the class of 2017. They will be inducted at our Eagle Recognition Dinner on Friday, January 6, 2017 at the Park Avenue Club. Archer Jones- Eagle Scout 1988 Eric Kastango- Eagle Scout 1977 Clifford Lindholm- Eagle Scout 1977 Michael Merritt- Eagle Scout

2017 Recharter Season is Coming Soon

Five districts have requested to have their recharter information packages sent electronically. The unit committee chairs and unit leaders of Black River, Fishawack, Munsee, Sussex, and Watchung Mountain should have received an email, which included links with step-by-step instructions, the week of August 29, 2016. This email includes your unique access code. You will not


October 15-16 at Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation. Activities include BB gun, Archery, First Aid Skills, Zip Line, Knot Skills, Bottle Rockets, Row Boats, Songs, Skits, Historic Hike, Fishing and Climbing. Webelos & AOLs have the option to hike from Camp Somers to Camp Wheeler for a day of activities and rejoin their pack for dinner. 


Each pack, troop and crew is asked to send a representative to one of the 5 Friends of Scouting Kickoffs.  Schedule your unit’s FOS presentation at the Kickoff and receive rewards for your unit. Kickoff dates & locations: 9/21 at Publick House Tavern & Inn, 111 Main St., Chester 9/26 at Clark Firehouse, 250 Broadway,