Monthly Archives: November 2013

2015 Philmont District Provisional Crews

2015 Philmont district provisional crews are forming now. District provisional crews will go to the head of the line, avoid the Watchu Philmont lottery in January, and will select preferred New Mexico travel dates. Please click here for crew membership requirements and application details.

Support Scouting, Shop Amazon!

We are pleased to announce that while you do your holiday shopping at, you can also help Patriots’ Path Council. Amazon will donate .5% of the price of your AmazonSmile purchases to the Boy Scouts of America whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know! Same products, same great prices, same service!

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*Note: The AmazonSmile webpage will say you are supporting the Boy Scouts of America; not specifically Patriots’ Path Council. Rest assured, this link will direct all proceeds directly to Patriots’ Path Council.

Sabattis Adventure Camp – Program Director Announcement

Patriots’ Path Council is pleased to announce Frank Smith as the 2014 Sabattis Adventure Camp Program Director!

Frank was a Cub and Boy Scout in Pack and Troop 56, Millington, NJ where he remains active with the troop. He has served for six years on Sabattis staff, starting as a CIT and working up to Ecology/Conservation Director. He is also active on the Operation Zero staff. Frank is an avid outdoorsman and just recently moved to Saranac Lake, NY. Please join us in welcoming Frank!

He will play an important role in hiring the camp program staff this summer.

CPR Training

The Liberty Flotilla Sea Scouts  will be offering a CPR / FIRST AID CLASS on Saturday, December 14, 2013, to be held in the Osceola Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, Clark, NJ.  Adults and youth over 14 are invited to attend if you wish to take the training for the first time or need to renew. Class begins at 10 am and should be over around 2 pm. Upon successful completion of the course, your American Red Cross certification will be good for two years!  Advance registration is required; see our sign up flyer.

This training is required for some tour plans as well as rank advancement.  Hope you can join us.


Youth Protection training is required for all registered volunteers.

New leaders are required to take Youth Protection training before they submit an application for registration. The certificate of completion for this training must be submitted at the time the application is made and before volunteer service with youth begins.

Youth Protection training must be taken every two years. If the volunteer’s Youth Protection training record is not current at the time of recharter, the volunteer will not be reregistered.

How do I complete Youth Protection training?

The training can be completed online and a certificate of completion should be printed at the end of the session.

To take the training,  log into and create an account. From the MyScouting portal, click on E-Learning and take the Youth Protection training.

Upon completion, print a certificate and submit it with an adult application to the unit leader for processing at the local council.

Why must I print the certificate? Can’t my record be updated electronically?

Yes it can but ONLY if your member ID number has been entered in the demographic tab when creating your MyScouting account. Your account is personal and password protected. The ID number is the only link to your Scouting registration associated with the Patriots’ Path Council.

I am a new leader and do not have an ID number, how do I get credit for the training I completed online?

It is imperative that you print your Youth Protection training certificate at the end of the training session. It must accompany your complete adult application when submitted to register with BSA. At registration, the training is logged into your newly created record and membership ID number.

I see that other training is available through the E-Learning portal; would these trainings be entered into my record?

Again, only if the membership ID number has been entered into the MyScouting account information.

New leaders must access their MyScouting account once they are registered and have received their membership card from the unit leader. Otherwise, all trainings remain recorded in the MyScouting account with no link to the BSA registration record of the individual.

I am not a new leader but I do not know my membership ID number. How can I obtain it?

After a charter is activated for the year, membership cards and a unit roster is forwarded to the unit. The card will have your ID# and the number is also listed on the roster. Please contact your unit leader or committee chair to obtain your number.

I have taken training but have been contacted that it is the wrong one. Why?

There are two Youth Protection training courses that are available for adults registered in traditional Scouting units.

Y01 – Youth Protection Training is for leaders active in Cub Scout packs and Boy Scout troops.

Y02-Ventruing Youth Protection Training is for leaders active in Venture crews and ships. While the information is similar, the two trainings are not interchangeable. A leader registered in both types of units must complete both versions of Youth Protection training.

2014 Recharter Question & Answer Sessions and Charter Turn-in

To assist units with the 2014 Charter Renewal process, each district has set up times and locations when volunteer staff will be on hand to answer questions and accept the charter paperwork and payment for the 2014 charter year.

Of course, the charter may be brought to our new council service center located at 1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls , NJ.





Black River December 3 


7:00-10:00 PM Redeemer Lutheran Church203 Eyland Avenue


Fishawack December 5 7:30 – 9:00 PM Recharter Workshop @ RoundtableLocation TBA
Munsee December 3 7:00 –10:00 PM Roundtable @Osceola Presbyterian Church

1689 Raritan Road, Clark

Raritan Valley 









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December 4

January 8



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 December 17

7:00 – 8:00 PM 



Prior to Roundtable




7:00 – 8:30 PM



7:00- 8:30 PM

Pluckemin Presbyterian Church275 Highway 206,



Somerville Middle School

51 West Cliff Street



Our Lady of Fatima Cafeteria



Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Room B/C

Somerville, NJ

Sussex December 5January 2 6:30 -8:30 PM Roundtable @Wallkill Valley Regional High School

10 Grumm Road


Watchung Mountain December 4 7:30 – 9:00 PM Roundtable @Vermuele Community Center

614 Greenbrook Road,. North Plainfield

Adult Position Changes for 2014 Recharter Process

ScoutParent (PS)  designation expired as of 7/1/2013 and has been removed from the position selection pick list in Internet Rechartering.

“Adults without Assigned Position Report” has been added to the Unit Charter Renewal Report Package DRAFT VERSION. This will only appear in the draft view of the report if there are one or more adults assigned to the ScoutParent position. This report will not appear when the unit charter renewal is submitted because a unit cannot be submitted with adults with unassigned positions.

Check Roster validation will display an error for any former ScoutParent (PS) who was selected for renewal but whose position was not changed to a valid adult leader position. Processors will have the option to assign a new position or to remove the adult from the unit renewal. Note: these individuals are new adult registrants and therefore completed adult leader applications must be submitted with the charter renewal report. Any new adult leader designation is a fee paying position.

Parent Coordinator (PC) is the renamed position for the ScoutParent Unit Coordinator and is a fee paying position.

College Scouter Reserve

92U -Unit College Scouter Reserve is available for packs,  and troops. The minimum age requirement is 18. It is a fee paying position and a complete adult application is necessary for registration.

92V- Unit College Scouter Reserve is available for crews and ships. The minimum age requirement is 21. It is a fee paying position and a complete adult application is necessary for registration.

91U – Unit Scouter Reserve is for packs, troops, crews and ships. The minimum age requirement is 21. It is a fee paying position and a complete adult application is necessary for registration.

Nutcracker Collectors!

We now have, in stock, five different kinds of Scout collectible nutcrackers.  They range in size from 4 to 14 inches tall and in price from $9.00 to $32.00.  A must addition to your collection! Why not come to our 10% off sales days, November 29-30 and purchase all 5?

Click here for the flyer.

2013 Warren/Watchung Good Scout Award Dinner

2013 Warren/Watchung Good Scout Award Dinner


Executive Director
Mt. Bethel Village

Long standing committee members
Boy Scout Troop 228, Warren

Grand Knight, Knights of Columbus, Watchung
Scoutmaster Emeritus, Boy Scout Troop 555, Basking Ridge

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Realtor
Watchung Historical Committee Member

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The Primavera Regency in Stirling at 7:00 pm
Registration is available here

2014 Eagle Scout Recognition & Reunion Dinner

2014 Eagle Scout Recognition & Reunion Dinner


The Eagle Scout Class of 2013  and the 2014 Hall of Fame Honorees

Eagle Class 1962

Eagle Class 1959

Eagle Class 1973

Eagle Class 1964

Eagle Class 1973

CHARLES SMITH (1914-2013)
Eagle Class 1932

Friday, January 3, 2014
The Park Avenue Club at 6:00 pm

RSVP Deadline is Friday, December 20, 2013
Don’t delay! This event will sell out!
Invitation is attached
Registration is available online here