Monthly Archives: June 2013

Liberty Science Center

Mark your calendars and save the date of January 18, 2014 or March 8, 2014 for the Patriots’ Path Council Camp-Ins.  New this year- both nights are co-ed for Cub Scouts and siblings age 6-11 with a parent/guardian.  Cost is $60.00 per person.  For more information see flyer.

Sweet 16 of BSA Safety

Today we’re highlighting the 7th point which is Safety Procedures and Policies.

Few youth organizations encompass the breadth, volume, and diversity of physical activity common to Scouting, and none enjoy a better safety record. The key to maintaining and improving this exemplary record is the conscientious and trained adult leader who is attentive to safety concerns.

As an aid in the continuing effort to protect participants in a Scout activity, the BSA National Health and Safety Committee and the Council Services Division of the BSA National Council have developed the “Sweet Sixteen” of BSA safety procedures for physical activity. These 16 points, which embody good judgement and common sense, are applicable to all activities.


For most activities, there are common-sense procedures and standards that can greatly reduce the risk. These should be known and appreciated by all participants, and the supervisor must ensure compliance.

Las Dieciséis Pautas de Seguridad de BSA

Son pocas las organizaciones para jóvenes que abarcan la amplitud, cantidad y diversidad de actividades físicas que son comunes en el programa Scouting, y ninguna disfruta de mejor récord de seguridad. La clave para mantener y mejorar ese récord ejemplar es tener un líder adulto concienzudo y capacitado que esté atento a los problemas de seguridad.

Para ayudar en el continuo esfuerzo de proteger a los que participan en las actividades Scout, el Comité Nacional de Salud y Seguridad de BSA y la División de Servicios del Concilio Nacional de BSA han elaborado Las Dieciséis Pautas de los procedimientos de seguridad de BSA para actividades físicas. Estos 16 puntos, que reflejan el buen criterio y el sentido común, aplican a todas las actividades.


Para la mayor parte de las actividades hay procedimientos y políticas de sentido común que pueden reducir el riesgo de manera considerable. Todos los participantes deben conocerlos y valorarlos, y el supervisor debe asegurarse de que se cumplan.


Jockey Hollow Trail

Does your Cub Scout pack need an event to count toward the Summertime Pack Award?  Hike the Jockey Hollow Trail in June, July or August and count it as an event toward the award.  You may then purchase, at the Scout Shop, a patch for each participant at the cost of $2 per patch. Contact Linda Mickel at for the booklet needed for the hike.

Beefsteak Dinner

Join us for the inaugural camp scholarship beefsteak dinner. The dinner takes place on Saturday July 27th at Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation in the Camp Somers dining hall. Tickets are $50 per person and advanced reservations are required. All proceeds go to the council’s campership fund. Please download the flyer for more information or register online.

LED Handy Lantern

Special Purchase!

LED Handy Lantern #611021, was $9.99, now $7.50

Last Chance For June NYLT

There’s still time to sign up for the June NYLT course.  There are currently 31 openings.  Registration ends on June 23rd.  Please note that the August  NYLT course is full. To register, you can visit the NYLT website at then click on Registration Info.

New Items Hitting the Watchung Mountain Fall Cub Family Camporee

The Watchung Mountain Fall Cub Family Camporee is fast approaching.  Join us on October 4th– 6th at Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation for a weekend of fun and adventure.  Bring a friend and show him what Scouting is all about.  All meals will be available for purchase and new programs are on the horizon!  For more information, visit the district website at

Are you Tougher than a Boy Scout?

Join us for the Fall Boy Scout Camporee to be held on October 11 – 13, 2013 for the Watchung Mountain / Black River / Raritan Valley Districts. The theme is- Are you TOUGHER than a Boy Scout?  The event will be held at Round Valley in Lebanon, NJ.  For more information, visit or contact Rick  Jurgens – Camporee Chair at .

Insurance fee increase . . .

Attached please find the letter explaining the liability insurance increase.  At this time, we are not aware of any other fee increases from the national organization.  We envision that annual rechartering fees for 2014 will be as follows:

Registration Insurance Activity Fee Boy’s Life optional
Youth $15.00 $9.00 $13.00 $12.00
Adult $15.00 $9.00 XXXXX $12.00

IZOD Center Special Events

Look for more information and save the dates for these special events.

Informational flyer (PDF)