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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 »

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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 »

MONSTER JAM – Scout Night

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December 27th 7:30 PM Global Spectrum | Sun National Bank Center 81 Hamilton Avenue | Trenton, NJ  | 08611  CRUSH BULLYING CLINIC (prior to the  show ) Shift Gears . Stand Up . Stop Bullying One of the drivers will talk and educate the kids about the effects of bullying and encourage kids to pledge to stand

Woodsman’s Thong Training

Check out the promo video found in this post for a sneak preview for the upcoming training held on October 25, 2015 to October 26, 2014.

Liberty State Park Service Project Program

As part of the 2015 Liberty Jamboree, Patriots’ Path Council has developed a program of service projects in Liberty State Park to benefit the park, Scouts and units attending the jamboree. Each Day of Service is designed as a project for approximately 50 Scouts and adult leaders, with work beginning at 9:00 AM and ending

Will Your Unit Be Part of the 2015 Liberty Jamboree?

Unit “Save a Site” registration is now open!  Be sure to register and make your $100.00 deposit so your unit can participate in the once in a lifetime: Patriots’ Path Council Liberty Jamboree at Liberty State Park! It will be a Jamboree different than anything you’ve experienced before.  Click here for the registration form. Key

BALOO Training

Have an upcoming pack outing?  BALOO training is your gateway for the Scouts to enjoy the benefits of outdoor pack activities.  Come on out and enjoy a day of beautiful fall weather during different breakout sessions with a delicious meal included.   BALOO is a one-day training event, presented by the district, that introduces Cub Scout

New Holiday Family Show – Frozen!

Plan a trip with family, friends or your Scout unit to the IZOD Center. Discounted tickets are available for you and a portion of the ticket sales helps support Patriots’ Path Council. Order tickets by November 14, 2014 for this show at the IZOD center on 11/28/14 at 7 PM A great way to start

STEM NOVA PROGRAM and AWARDS

These three books support the new NOVA Awards program offered by the Boy Scouts of America. This program incorporates learning with cool activities and exposure to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The hope is that the requirements and activities for earning these awards will stimulate an interest in STEM-related fields as they show how Science, Technology,

Philmont 2016

Planning to apply directly to Philmont for a 2016 trek? Registration for participation in the selection process will begin online October 29 thru November 19, 2014. Crews selected will be announced the first week of December. Click here for details. For information about the 2016 Watchu Experience, Patriots’ Path’s Trail to Philmont, click here.”

New Jersey Scout Museum Open House

As we commemorate the tenth anniversary of the New Jersey Scout Museum, you are invited to join us on Saturday October 4 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Sunday October 5, 2014 from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm for this celebratory open house. The NJSM currently features a series of exhibits that document the history of

Youth Protection Training Aging Report

My.Scouting tools is the resource for Key 3 unit leaders to get up to date a Youth Protection Aging Report.  A report has been enclosed in the 2015 charter materials package but additional updates may be obtained using this tools.  To access the training tools, just sign into your account at MyScouting.org and again into

Explorer Post for High School Students Interested in Careers in Law

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All high school students are invited to the next meeting, Monday, September 29th, from 7:00-8:00 pm, across from the county courthouse in Morristown in the Records and Administration building. This month’s topic is:  The Role of the Detective in the Legal Process. Our guest speaker is Daniel Coleman, 25 year veteran detective,  retired from the

Summit Bechtel Reserve 2015 Inaugural Contingent

Looking for a new adventure next summer?  Rafting, kayaking, climbing, archery, shooting , mountain biking, skateboarding – these are just some of the activities you can participate in at BSA newest high adventure base located in the wilds of West Virginia.  The Summit is an adventure center for the millions of youth and adults who

CLASSES ANNOUNCED FOR 2014 MERIT BADGE WORKSHOP & DEN CHIEF TRAINING

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The class list and schedule for the 2014 Merit Badge Workshop have been announced.  Registration is online only, opening October 4, 2014 through the council calendar at www.ppbsa.org and closes November 14. Save the date, Saturday, November 22, 2014 in Parsippany. For more information, contact ppbsambws@gmail.com. MBWS 2014 class list and instructions Schedule of Classes

Geoff Zoeller Featured in CubCast

Geoffrey Zoeller, membership and relations VP for Patriots’ Path Council, is “right on” in this podcast when it comes why every Cub Scout pack should hold a new-parent orientation the night of their recruitment event.  Hear it here: http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2014/08/04/new-parent-orientation-must-cub-scout-pack/.  He recommends that you look to incorporate & train your Cub Scout volunteers in this concept

College of Commissioner Science

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The Northern New Jersey & Patriots’ Path Councils proudly announce the October 25, 2014 College of Commissioner Science   WHO? Commissioners from all councils WHAT? College of Commissioner Science: Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral Degree Programs.  More newly revised national courses KEYNOTE SPEAKER:   Tico Perez, National Commissioner WHEN? Saturday, October 25, 2014 WHERE? Brooklawn Middle School,

STEM Nova Event: Tech Talk

In this two hour program, your Cub Scouts can earn all but two prerequisite requirements toward a Nova Award. The Tech Talk Workshop will teach them the basics of technology and its uses as well as earn them one belt loop. This is a great opportunity for every Cub Scout to explore their interest in

Rutgers Football Scout Day

November 15th  (Time to be determined, based on TV coverage) Rutgers vs Indiana $53/person.  Includes a discounted ticket, handling fees and a contribution to Patriots’ Path Council. Buy ticket now for your Scout group or family while tickets last  http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1604449

Scout Night with the Harlem Globetrotters – IZOD Center

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December 29th  at 2 PM and 7 PM Fun for families and Scout groups! Tickets on sale until Monday December 1 at 11:00 AM! Two price levels to choose from $22 or $31 Prices include discounted tickets, handling fees and a contribution to the Patriots’ Path Council! http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1604391  

WM FALL CUB FAMILY CAMPOREE

Join us on October 17-19 at WSR in Rockaway, NJ

Sussex Cub Family Camping and Boy Scout Camporee!

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 King’s woods. Your Pack will Camp and enjoy a day of enchantment and a Saturday Evening Campfire provided by our Boy Scouts. It

2015 Charter Renewal Announcement

Please see below for information regarding the 2015 charter renewal information.

Mad Science loves scouts!

High energy, entertaining and educational shows! Book your blue and gold dinner entertainment early to ensure availability! Workshops are available for smaller groups. Visit our website: http://morrissussex.madscience.org/

Special Cub Pack Rodeo Package

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September 20 and 21 at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area. Cost: $20/person (Groups of 10+); includes admission & BBQ lunch. Watch live PRCA Bronc & Bull Riding, calf roping, rodeo clowns, and more. Plus Annual Chili Cook-Off sampling. Visit Shawnee Mountain website. or call 570-421-7231 ext 223. click here for flier.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets!

For our second year we are offering discounted tickets for the shows.  Buy your tickets early – last year they ran out! Radio City makes a contribution to Patriots’ Path based on ticket sales using our code. Please share with family and friends! Have a happy holiday season! Click here for the flyer.

Battleship Cove Camporee

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Battleship Cove Camporee for Boy Scouts and Families hosted by Munsee District http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1454350 Join the trip to Fall River, Massachusetts for the group outing!  The event is open to all districts. The cost for the weekend is $70 not including transportation.  Get there on your own or contact chairman Jim Parlapiano  jim.parlapiano@bankofamerica.com for possible bus

Fright Night

October 25th 2014 at Winnebago Scout Reservation A scary and fun family adventure for everyone including Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and their families. Winnebago is transformed once a year from a peaceful Scout camp into a haunted Halloween play land filled with witches, ghosts, goblins and other surprises. In addition to visiting all of the

The Great Pumpkin’s Treasure Hunt

October 25th and 26th 2014 at Camp Wheeler A fun October adventure for Cub Scouts and their families. Each team of 7-10 people will explore Camp Wheeler while finding and counting pumpkins throughout the camp. It is fun for the entire family and all participants receive a goodie bag to take home. Please wear comfortable

From a Scoutmaster – The Value of Northern Tier

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Northern Tier’s Ely Trail staff director received this letter from a Scoutmaster a few weeks ago. The letter is a true testimonial to the benefit of having a Northern Tier interpreter and the value of a Northern Tier trek. We could go on, but we’re going to let the letter speak to the Northern Tier

Family Friends Of Scouting 2015

          Be part of the roll out of the new              Unit Presentation Options REFRESHMENTS SERVED AT ALL LOCATIONS Please send at least one representative from your unit Program includes: NEW for this year, a variety of unit participation options What is a Council Friends of Scouting (FOS) Campaign Why Family Friends Of Scouting (FOS)

2nd Annual Farm to Table Dinner at The Barn at Perona Farms

Join us for the 2nd Annual Farm to Table Dinner at The Barn at Perona Farms! Thursday, September 25th at 7:00 pm. Enjoy local fare prepared by award winning Chef, Kirk Avondoglio. Click here for more details and to register    

Woodsman’s Thong

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It is time again for the course no one else offers. This course, developed by Scouters from our Council, is designed to increase your knowledge of the outdoors and the skills you need to keep your outdoor program exciting. Registration is open to youth that are 13 years old and Star rank, Venturers, and to

Arrrrr…….Shiver me Timbers

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The Pirates of Munsee at Fall Cubelos will be held on October 25 and 26, 2014 at Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation in Stanhope NJ. The price is $15.00 per person and there are two mandatory meetings that must be attended by a pack liaison. August 26th at 7:30 pm and September 23rd at 7:30 pm,

Has Your Unit Reserved Their Site Yet?!

Registration to “save a site” for the 2015 Liberty Jamboree is now open!  This once in a lifetime event overlooking the NYC skyline will be held on October 2-4, 2015.  Site reservations and registrations will be offered to Patriots’ Path Council units first.  Out of council units may submit a “save a site” reservation at

APPLY TODAY: Join the Staff of the 2015 Liberty Jamboree!

The Patriots’ Path Council will host a Jamboree for 5,000 Scouts on October 2-4, 2015 at the one and only Liberty State Park.  That’s right!  We will be tenting with the view of lower Manhattan, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty!  An event like this requires a large number of dedicated volunteers to be

MULTI DISTRICT FALL BOY SCOUT/ VENTURER CAMPOREE

Join us October 10-12, 2014 for the “Patriot Games” at Round Valley Reservoir in Lebanon, NJ 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! A Turks

WM FALL CUB FAMILY CAMPOREE

Join us as we explore our favorite hobbies at the Watchung Mountain Fall Cub Family Camporee on October 17-19 at Winnebago Scout Reservation in Rockaway, NJ More information coming soon. If you have any questions please contact Judy Joshua at judy@jjoshua.com

The Scouting U Challenge

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The Scouting U Challenge makes learning requirements for rank advancements fun. Download now from Google Play or ios App Store and try the new application to learn the first aid requirements for Tenderfoot.

NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife – NJ WILD Outdoor Expo

The New Jersey WILD Outdoor Expo celebrates the state’s bountiful natural resources and rich outdoor heritage. The event is held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area in Jackson Township, Ocean County. The 2014 dates are September 13 and 14. The Expo is an annual event which is

Attention all Venture Scouts!

Do you want to: Complete prerequisites for NYLT, NAYLE, and Kodiak? Learn new skills? Play games? Get to know other Venturers? HAVE FUN? If you answered yes to any of the above, come to the Venturing Introduction to Leadership Skills Course! The purpose of the Venturing Introduction to Leadership Skills Course is to teach crew

Liberty State Park Service Project Program

As part of the 2015 Liberty Jamboree, Patriots’ Path Council has developed a program of service projects in Liberty State Park to benefit the park, Scouts and units attending the Jamboree. Each Day of Service is designed as a project for approximately 50 Scouts and adult leaders, with work beginning at 9:00 AM and ending

$40,000 Scholarship for your Scouts!

Did you know that your troop’s Scouts entering senior year in high school are eligible for a $40,000 ($10,000 per year for four years) scholarship at Albright College, Reading PA? Patriots’ Path Council administers the Devin Donnelly Papp Memorial Scholarship.  It is only open to Boy Scouts in troops registered with Patriots’ Path Council for

Stuff for Scouts

Would your unit like to do a “Stuff for Scouts” drive? Your Scouts can help other Scouts in the council and/or the council office by coordinating a “Stuff for Scouts” drive. Click here http://stuffforscouts.org/  for the Stuff for Scouts website, search items for “Stuff”, and encourage your Scouts to take up a collection. Contact Jennifer

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 April 30, 2015. Includes full day admission at Hershey Park,

8th Annual “Council-Wide” Blood Drive

On Friday, November 28, 2014 four locations will feature the blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please note that appointments are necessary so that the Red Cross can provide enough Blood Technicians to keep the lines moving.  Appointment Link:     http://www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation For the flyer, click here. Locations: Patriots’ Path Council Office 1 Saddle Road

Boy Scout Adult Training

To become a trained as an Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster, the following courses are required: Youth Protection Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specifics Outdoor Leader Skills To become a trained as a Committee Member, the following courses are required: Youth Protection Troop Committee Challenge Please see below for the upcoming training opportunities. Scoutmaster and Assistant

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.