Monthly Archives: November 2013

Raritan Valley Webelos Klondike

Raritan Valley District Webelos Klondike on February 1, 2014, Save the Date!

Click here for the flyer.

Raritan Valley Boy Scout First Aid Competition

Register now for the Raritan Valley District First Aid Competition!

Check out the flyer.

Disney On Ice

Please check out the flyer for full details on special Scout pricing for Friday, November 29th.

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Volunteer Empowerment – Fostering Strong Units

By now, many of you have heard about the new MyScouting Tools. For those who haven’t, here’s a brief summary:

  • MyScouting Tools was developed and designed back in November 2012 to empower volunteers by providing easy-to-use, intuitive tools they can use to manage virtually all aspects of the programs and unit information. It was designed to make their job less time consuming by simplifying the administrative tasks of Scouting. For the first time, unit and district Key 3 were able to directly update BSA membership records in the field. Registered adults were also able to update their own profile information as well as view their training, access calendars, announcements, and print their membership cards.
  • In August 2013, MyScouting Tools version 2.0 (6th release) was launched providing more intuitive functionality and improved navigation. It’s fast and dynamic to fit on any mobile screen allowing volunteers to update information anytime, and anywhere they have an Internet connection. This helps free the council staff to focus on other council goals and opportunities, like membership growth.

Current Tools Available
Below are tools available to Key 3 organization administrators (click on link below to download instructions):

Munsee Roundtable

Don’t miss the fun, fellowship, food and more at the next roundtable!  Give yourself a holiday present by completing the charter renewal early. Do it before the holiday season   Get those papers out of your house!

Tuesday December 3rd

7:30 pm at Osceola Presbyterian Church, Raritan Rd., Clark

For all

  • Charter Review and Turn In
  • Youth Protection Training
  • Toys for Tots DropOoff
  • Holiday Fellowship
  • (if so inclined bring treats to share)

For Cubs

  • Winter Camping
  • New District Skate Party
  • District Pinewood

For Boy Scouts

  • Klondike Derby

Empowering Volunteers, Empowering You!

Specifically, volunteers are the backbone of our efforts to recruit more youth into the BSA. To impact the lives of youth in each unit, volunteers must be more engaged. Easy to say, but how can you do it?

A new online membership resource, available at assist new and current members in areas that include community projects, membership analyses, marketing, Webelos-to-Scout transition plans, and much more!

Volunteers responsible for membership in a council, district, or unit can find practical methods, new videos, and ideas for developing and implementing a successful membership campaign. Sometimes all you need to get on the right course is a good map. Here’s to steering your recruiting efforts in the right direction!

For more information about this great new online tool or other available resources, contact your council, or district membership chairman.

Philmont 2015

Sign ups for Philmont for the summer of 2015 has begun. For all the details please click here.

Grand Lodge of New Jersey Free & Accepted Masons Scout of the Year Nomination Form

The Grand Lodge of New Jersey Subcommittee on Masonry and Scouting will recommend to the Grand Master one Scout to receive the “Grand Lodge Scout of the Year” award, and as many runner-ups as the Grand Lodge Committee deems worthy of recognition.

For the form, see below.

NJ Devils Scout Nights!

Join us for your first two Scout Nights of the 2013-14 Devils Season!

A portion of the proceeds of ticket sales supports the Patriots’ Path Council and you still receive a discount from regular prices.

The more tickets you buy – the more perks you may receive from the Devils!

Patriots’ Path Council Proudly Announces Our Next Scouting Jamboree

In October 2015 the Patriots’ Path Council will be conducting a Scouting Jamboree. The theme of the Jamboree will be Scouting and STEM. A spectacular location is now in the planning and will be announced shortly.

Doug Trump and John Kennedy our council program vice presidents are pleased to announce the appointment of Bob Davidson as our Jamboree chairman.

Bob began Cub Scouts in Westwood in 1966, and continued in Scouting until 1975, earning the rank of Star in Troop 157 in Midland Park. He began his adult Scouter life as a Tiger den leader with Pack 68 in Towaco in 2000, continuing as a den leader through Webelos II in 2005. In September 2005 he joined Troop 74 as an ASM, moving up to Scoutmaster in 2008 and serving until 2011. Bob attended summer camp for four years, 2006 through 2009.

In 2009 he began serving on the 2010 National Jamboree committee, and served as the 3rd assistant Scoutmaster for PPC Jamboree Troop 208. In 2010 he became Advisor to Venturing Crew 74, restarting the crew with 5 members, and it has now grown to 17. Bob has led treks to Sabattis Adventure Camp in 2011 and Florida Sea Base in 2012. The crew will trek at Northern Tier in June 2014.

In 2011 he began work on the 2013 National Jamboree committee and served on as the PPC Venturing Crew F507 Advisor. In February of 2013 Bob became the Fishawack District advancement chairman and also currently serves as a Fishawack unit commissioner.

He attended Wood Badge training in the fall of 2011, earning his beads in the spring of 2012. He has also earned the Scouter Training Award as Scoutmaster and Crew Advisor, and has earned the Scouter’s Key and Unit Leader Award of Merit.

Bob lives in Towaco since 1997 with his wife Cathe and son Clayton, a 2010 Eagle Scout, Venturer, and sophomore at Syracuse University