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Giving Tuesday

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April Tribute Fund Contributions

By making a contribution to the Patriots’ Path Council’s tribute fund, you can express your feelings to the entire alumni, friends, and membership of the Patriots’ Path Council. There are several opportunities available to send a tribute to someone. You can congratulate an Eagle Scout, celebrate an anniversary or a birthday, remember a friend or

Staten Island Yankees Scout Night

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Saturday, July 9, 2016 and Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm. The team is a class A affiliate of the NY Yankees. They are offering two Scout days with discounted baseball tickets and a patch. Post-game sleepover on the field featuring a movie on the big screen. All kids 12 & under run the

World Championship Pinewood Derby

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Saturday, June 25, 2016 in Times Square, New York City. All pinewood derby finalists may attend. A finalists is a Scout that finished 1st, 2nd or 3rd in their respective rank in the district pinewood derby. Click for flier. Click for the rules. For more information or to register, visit their website.

Build An Adventure – Rocket into Scouting

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The council membership committee announces Build an Adventure – Rocket into Scouting (A Cub Scout recruiting campaign) Between May 14th and May 22st  there will be several recruiting centers open to register new boys into Scouting. The evenings will be for parents to get information and complete joining paperwork. The boys will have the opportunity

Fishawack Cub Scout Gold Rush

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On Sunday, May 22, from 1:00- 4:00 pm at Smith Field Park, Baldwin Road (just south of Route 46) in Parsippany.  We will have fun activities for all our Cubs.  Come as a pack, den or individual boys with their Akela.  A great activity for boys who are new to Cub Scouts this spring.  Registration

Lion Cub Scouts

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Patriots’ Path Council has been accepted as part of the National pilot program for Lion Cub Scouts.  PPC Cub Scout packs who apply to participate in the National pilot program may begin operating Scouting programs for Kindergarten boys on September 1, 2016. Pack applications can be found on the PPC Lion Cub Scout webpage http://tinyurl.com/LionCubScouts.

Somerset Patriots Scout Days

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Friday, June 3rd at 7:05 pm Sunday, July 31st at 5:05 pm Thursday, August 18th at 7:05 pm The Somerset Patriots have several opportunities for Scouts to enjoy a great event at the ballpark. Upper Box Tickets Start At Just $8.50 For All Opportunities! Scout Days -All Scouts and leaders will be invited on the field

Black River Annual District Dinner on May 18

Join the fellowship of the Black River district as we honor the hard work of our dedicated volunteers at the annual district dinner, Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 6:30 PM, at the Zeris Inn, Route 46 East, Mountain Lakes.  Our District Award of Merit and Black River Best Awards will be presented to fellow Scouters recognized

2016 Black River District Spring Cub Camporee!

The 2016 Black River District Spring Cub Family Camporee will take place Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22, at Camp Somers, Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation.  Bring the whole family and enjoy a weekend full of fun outdoor activities surrounded by the beautiful bright green leaves of spring.  Registration is now open via district website

ATTEND THE 2016 LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPLORER’S ACADMEY!

Male and females ages 14-20 are welcome to join the law enforcement Explorers and attend the 2016 academy.  The event will be held on June 25, 2016 through June 30, 2016 at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, NJ. The program is open to registered law enforcement Explorers ages 14-20.  To register in a law enforcement

Annual Lehigh Valley Sporting Clay Shoot

Join us on Sunday, June 12th for the Boy Scouts of America 3rd Annual Lehigh Valley Sporting Clay Shoot! It will be a fun day of shooting all for a great cause! For more information and to register, visit here http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/3rd-annual-lehigh-valley-sporting-clay-shoot/1876461.

GOT NOVA? The Scout Shop Does!

Not only are these kids’ kits packed with hands-on fun, they also help Scouts earn their NOVA award. The kit activities tie in specifically with NOVA requirements at all levels. (Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venturing.)  

PHILMONT 2017 OPENING

Our council’s  2017 Philmont contingent has an opening for one full crew of 9 Scouts and 3 adults. Contact Debbie Wickham at the service center for details. 973-765-9322 x239.

Camping Essentials!

Packing your bag for summer camp? Have you earned your Firem’n Chit card? Some of these just might help! These and many other fire starter products and accessories are available at our PPC Scout shops. Check our web page at ppcbsa.org for locations, hours and direction for our Cedar Knolls and Mountainside locations.

Wondering What to get Mom for Mother’s Day?

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Let our Cedar Knolls and Mountainside Scout shops help you out. Click here: https://ppcbsa.org/about-us/shop/ All items available to order via our 358scoutshoporders@scouting.org. You may pick up at our stores or have them shipped for an additional cost. Supplies are limited, order yours today!

Check out the Latest Happenings at Liberty State Park!

The Liberty State Park’s newsletter is the best way to find out about scheduled events and programs for Scouting units. Many of the programs are free and are beneficial for Scouts of all ages. We also have volunteer service opportunities for any Scouts that need service hours. Read more at: http://www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/parks/docs/the_green_oasis.pdf

THANK YOU

On behalf of ALL Scouts I’d like to THANK YOU for your donation to the 2016 Friends of Scouting campaign.  Because of your contribution, Scouting participants will continue to learn, grow and become the leaders of tomorrow.  The Scouting program does prepare Scouts to be successful in facing life’s challenges. With a few clicks of

Donate Your Refrigerator to Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp

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Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp is seeking a used or new refrigerator to be used for our summer camp season.  The refrigerator is mainly used to keep medication, ice packs, and extra food cool in the office. We are respectfully requesting a full size refrigerator with freezer.  We are able to pick up the refrigerator

Hiring Health Officer for Summer STEM Institute

A health officer is needed for the Summer STEM Institute located at Saint Virgil Academy in Morris Plains, NJ.  The requirements for health officer are: Works closely with the director to plan a safe and exciting program for the participants entering grades 1-6. Maintain all health records, provide first aid to campers and staff, review

Got an Old Backpack?

Got an old backpack? Trade it in towards a new camping backpack. See coupon for details. Check us out at www.ppcoutfitters.com. Check out the flyer.

PPC Tradeshow of Scouting

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Catch Scouting fever at the PPC Tradeshow of Scouting June 6, 5:45-9:00 PM, The Birchwood Manor, Whippany Get pumped for the Summer Games and beyond! Tradeshow is your summer roundtable where you’ll find: Patriots’ Path Games Park:  We’ve got more display tables in our main venue than there are sporting venues in Barra Olympic Park! 

Charter Certificates and Membership Cards Are Available!

Charter certificates and membership cards were distributed at the February – May roundtables for units that turned in their charter renewals with no unresolved errors. After roundtables the packages may be picked any time during regular Scout Shop hours at the Cedar Knolls Scout Shop.  If you want to stop in for your kit, it

2016 Kinus for Jewish Scout Families!

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The 2016 NJ Kinus, organized by the Northeast Region Jewish Committee on Scouting, will be back at Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco in Hardwick, New Jersey in the Appalachian Mountains alongside the Kittatinny Ridge. This Kinus is open to all Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Girl Scouts. The Kinus will be held on Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-30, 2016.  Applications are

New Websites for Program and Membership!

Please visit these and add them to your bookmarks Membership Resources for ordering supplies related to recruiting as well as best methods, plans and procedures https://ppcbsa.org/membership/currentmembers/resources/   Information for New Families (also called On Boarding material) https://ppcbsa.org/membership/currentmembers/infonewscoutingfamilies/   Lion Pilot Program information for Patriots’ Path Council packs https://ppcbsa.org/?page_id=10191   School Weeks for Scouting September 12-23

NEW: Patriots’ Path Council Complete Angler

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Patriots’ Path Council announces the complete angler recognition.  Fish in three of our four on-property fishing spots this year and earn this special recognition. A certificate will be awarded free of charge.  Fishing can happen any time your unit is in camp or with prior permission of the camping department. Under no circumstances can you

2016 Cub Scout Annual Recruitment Incentive Program

Any Cub Scout pack can qualify for a bonus from the council membership committee, by actively engaging in membership, recruiting and public relations activities! Using a point system on the incentive form, achieve a total of 10 points, and earn YOUR CHOICE of either (1) one free Camp Card for every family in your unit,

It’s Popcorn Time!

This is the time to start planning for your best Popcorn Sale EVER! Never sold popcorn or want to start selling again? It’s a great way to support  your Scouting year with ONE fundraiser.  We can tell you how and train you, your leaders and your Scouts!   It’s easy to get your unit started –

Scout Day at Dorney Park

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July 21, 2016 Scout Day at Dorney Park – Thursday, July 21, 2016 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM $35/person Register before July 1st. Register here. http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1898348 Questions? E-mail Art.Lobell@scouting.org

Den Chief Training

Registration for both the April 16 and May 14 Den Chief Training classes are now open; just scroll down to Youth Training on https://ppcbsa.org/committees/training/. 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

Area 5 Rendezvous

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May 20-22, 2016 What is the Rendezvous you may ask? Every year, Area 5 holds an annual Rendezvous and you and your friends are invited to attend. This is a camping experience where Venturers in Area 5 come together and have a fun time as well as make new friends across the board. This year’s

VenturingFest 2016

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Calling all Venturers!  The first ever national gathering of Venturers will be held July 31 to August 5, 2016 at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia.  This six-day high-adventure festival invites participants to explore the best the Summit has to offer.  We’re talking rock climbing, skateboarding, BMS biking, water sports, shooting sports, zip lines,

AdVenturee

When: April 8-10, 2016    (Last day to register is 4/1/16) Cost: $45 per paricipant Where: Camp Somers, Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation, located at 750 Waterloo Road, Stanhope, NJ 07874 Who: Any registered Venturer, adult leader, or Venturing aged Boy Scout (14+) What: The AdVenturee is a council wide get together for Venturers! Venturers from out

CUB SCOUT ELECTIVES EXTRAVAGANZA

REGISTRATION CLOSES ON APRIL 1ST On April 9th at Winnebago Scout Reservation, Cub Scouts will work on elective adventures for their rank (or some just for fun events).  Register at http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1871087. For more info and course descriptions, click here.

Camping Essentials!

Packing your bag for summer camp? Don’t forget these items to keep your Scout protected from mosquitos and ticks. Provides eight hours of DEET-free protection from biting insects and ticks. Picaradin formula is recommended by the CDC to repel insects carrying illnesses such as West Nile virus and EEE. 3.5-oz. pump spray. Natrapel, only $9.99

Upcoming Alumni Events!

Get information and register on-line on our alumni web page https://ppcbsa.org/committees/alumni/ today and bring a friend. Some are no charge! March 29             Fishawack Alumni Reception-The Villa, Mountain Lakes. No charge! March 30             Committee Meeting 7 pm Come join our growing committee! March 31    

SUMMER STEM INSTITUTE PREPARES FOR NEW CURRICULM

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The Summer STEM Institute staff has been busy preparing a new curriculum for its expanded program this summer.   The expansion of the second year program will now provide a STEM experience for boys and girls in grades 1-6 and will be held at Saint Virgil Academy in Morris Plans under the direction of their new

Attention Explorers, Venturers, and Sea Scouts! 2016 Fundraising Card Sale is Happening Now!

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Have you been wondering about how to finance your way to camp, conferences, uniforms, national high adventure activities, purchase new equipment, etc? If you have, then you understand the difficulty in not only setting up, but raising enough money to justify the cost and time of the fundraiser. Luckily, the Patriots’ Path Council has a

Warren Wheeler Adventureship

Want to send your son to camp, but can’t afford the full cost? The Warren Wheeler Adventureship fund is available to help families in need of financial assistance. For more information,  use the following link: Warren Wheeler Adventureship Request . Please note that the deadline to apply for Cub Scout camps and Boy Scout camps

Build an Adventure: Blast off into Cub Scouting

A Cub Scout recruiting program.

Fishing Gear is Needed!

Fishing Gear is Needed! Patriots’ Path Council is seeking the donation of new or lightly used fishing rods and reels for use both with the Hooked on Scouting Cub Scout Recruiting campaign and to enhance other fishing program opportunities.  We are not at all interested in the bamboo – string and stick type rigs.  Donations

Community Alliances: Recreation and Parks Departments

The Patriots’ Path Council is seeking to be in deeper relationships with municipal and county recreation and parks departments. During February, PPC staff attended the State of New Jersey Parks and Recreation Conference.  Many of the goals of the Boy Scouts are closely aligned with recreation and parks departments.  We made several new friends and

2016 Abilities Digest

Below please find your 2016 Winter Issue of Abilities Digest. We hope you will find it helpful. The following articles are included in this issue: Disabilities Awareness Staff Opportunities at the 2017 National Jamboree 2016 Training at Philmont Three New Disabilities Awareness Training Presentations Now Available on Scouting.org Disability Etiquette and Other Thoughts on Person-First Language A National

SUPPORT BILL AS HE RUNS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR SUMMER STEM INSTITITUE SCHOLARSHIPS!

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Every child should be given an opportunity to take part in STEM programs. The Summer STEM Institute (SSI) Scholarship program has been established so that families have the opportunity to receive financial assistance when needed. Bill SanFilippo, staff advisor to SSI, will be running in the Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon on the morning of

Community Service Committee

The Patriots’ Path Council Community Service Committee would like to recognize the following units who have recorded the highest number of service hours, either total per unit, or average per individual, in each district. Congratulations! Black River: Pack 147, Troop 50 Fishawack:  Pack 201, Troop 18 Munsee:  Pack 145, Troop 23, Troop 80 Raritan Valley:

Summer Camp Employment

We will once again hire approximately 300 seasonal staff for our camp operations this summer. We have positions at our two Cub Scout day camps as well as at our three Boy Scout resident facilities. If interested please complete an on line application at: https://scoutingevent.com/?2016camp_staff

Raritan Valley District Alumni Event

Hosts for the event will be: Mike O’Shea Larry Rosello Thursday, March 31, 2016 7-9 PM Fox Hollow 59 Fox Chase Run Branchburg, NJ 08876 Click here for the flyer. Please Register Online at: ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1872013 By: Sunday, March 24, 2016

2015 Annual Report

Check out the 2015 Annual Report.

Winter Pathfinder

Check out the Winter 2016 edition of the Pathfinder.

2016 Camp Cards are here!!!!

Does your Scout need help earning their way to camp? Is your unit in need of new equipment?  A new Pinewood Derby track?  Our Camp Card program can help you achieve those goals. We have 2 cards this year. Cub Scouts/Boy Scouts Venture Crews/Sea Scouts/Explorers   All unit coordinators should sign up their pack, troop,

Boy Scout Troop – Drug Abuse Prevention

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If you are using the material provided by Foundation for a Drug Free World with your troop and would be willing to provide photos using standard photo release protocols of your troop in action, please send them to Art.Lobdell@Scouting.org. Packages have been available through your district executive at the February and March roundtables. The Foundation