Monthly Archives: January 2014


Starting on February 1, 2014 the hours at the Mountainside Scout Shop will be changing.  Also on February 1, 2014, both Scout Shops will feature a simple fundraiser.  See below the hours for more info.

The new hours will be as follows.

1130 Route 22 West (in the Verrex Building)
Mountainside, NJ 07092

Monday 9:00 AM -2:00 PM and 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM -1:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM -9:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM and 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

New and more friendly hours to make it easier for you.


As Webelos transitions and new Boy Scouts season is coming soon, the PPC Scout Shops would like to help you put a few dollars in your unit account. It’s simple.

  1. Make copies of the coupons (PDF); they are also available on our PPC Scout Shop web page.
  2. Fill in your unit number and circle your unit type and district to make sure we credit the correct account.
  3. Talk to your new Scouts, their parents and leaders and encourage them to use the coupons.
  4. Sit back and watch your unit account grow in funds available for you to spend.
  5. Credits will be posted to your unit account within a few days of the actual purchase.
  6. Uniform price sheets are also on our Scout Shop web site.
  7. Any questions, ask a Scout Shop associate, call by phone 973-765-9322 X233, 908-654-9191 or e-mail

Liberty Science Center

Interested in going to Liberty Science Center?  Our next date is March 8, 2014.  Sign up now.  The cost is $60 per person and I heard from several who just went that they had a wonderful time.  It’s not too early to sign up.  For more information contact Linda Mickel at for more information.


This week we will look at #13 of our Sweet 16 of BSA Safety.

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.


The supervisor should determine what first-aid supplies to include among the activity equipment. The level of first-aid training and skill appropriate for the activity should also be considered. An extended trek over remote terrain obviously may require more first-aid resources and capabilities than an afternoon activity in the local community. Whatever is determined to be needed should be available.


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.



El supervisor debe determinar qué suministros de primeros auxilios debe incluir en el equipo para la actividad. También debe tomar en consideración el nivel de capacitación y habilidad de primeros auxilios que sean apropiados para la actividad. Obviamente, una excursión larga en terreno remoto requerirá más recursos y habilidadess de primeros auxilios que una actividad en la comunidad local que sólo dure una tarde. Se debe contar con todo lo que se determine necesario.




Scout price of $22 includes patch and exclusive access to the pre-show at 5:30 pm.

Order tickets by  March 14th at 11:00 AM

IZOD Center is a marketing partner of Patriots’ Path Council.

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More about the show

Nuclear Cowboyz

March 2, 2 pm

at the Izod Center

Adults $46.50 Scouts $23.50
Scout Packages:
10 Youth, 2 Adult Tickets: $320
5 Youth, 2 Adult Tickets: $190
2 Youth, 2 Adult Tickets: $130
All Scouts receive a FREE patch and an exclusive Scout Clinic beginning at 12 noon.
Order tickets by February 21
IZOD Center is a marketing partner of Patriots’ Path Council.


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The 2014 Nuclear Cowboyz freestyle motocross (FMX) tour is the most explosive choreographed arena-based production in the world. The show features a storyline conveyed through more than 1000 gravity-defying freestyle tricks performed by the globe’s most dominant freestyle athletes. The action-packed show is complete with stunning laser effects, the largest indoor pyrotechnics show and an infectious soundtrack comprised of heavy metal, electronic dubstep and alternative hip hop.

Adding to the action, the show features the critically-acclaimed Shaolin Kung Fu Warriors defying their limits of courage through heart-wrenching martial arts performances with swift movements, extreme force and fierce concentration that test the sheer strength and agility of their bodies. These warriors will use their own bodies to bend metal rods, break objects in precise strikes and be lifted in the air on the points of handheld spears.

Scout Night at the NJ Devils

New Jersey Devils vs.  Edmonton Oilers

February 7 at 7:00 pm
To order tickets, use code SCOUTS. Patch for each Scout. $1 hot dog night.
BONUS: Organize a group of 10 or more have the unique experience of having your pack take a picture on the center ice logo after the game!

Order Tickets

Questions, or to order 10 or more seats call Tom Stocky, Devils Group Sales, at (973) 757-6179.


We are very pleased to announce that Patrick Coughlin has accepted the reins as camp director for the 2014 season. Pat is an Eagle Scout and volunteer in the Rochester NY council. He has several years of camp administration within their camps and is familiar with Adirondack camping.   He already has half of the staff hired, so don’t delay if you are considering joining the team this summer.

World Scout Jamboree

The Northeast Region is in the process of identifying individuals that would like to serve as unit leaders for the 2015 World Scout Jamboree in Japan.  Interviews will be held in various locations in each region during the months of February and March, 2014.  We do not want to miss anyone that would be a great leader for our unit contingents.

Please see the below files for more information:

WSJ NER Leader Application Form

The World Scout Jamboree website and online registration site will be available soon.


The Amazing Scout Race, May 2-4, 2014 at Camp Somers, Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation.  Patrol size groups will use Geocaching to navigate to activities.  For more info, click here.

Patriots’ Path Council Belt Loop Bonanza

Saturday, April 5, at Winnebago Scout Reservation.

The 2014 Belt Loop Bonanza is a day of fun activities for all Cub Scouts.  Held at Winnebago Scout Reservation – RAIN or SHINE!  Activities will be held throughout the camp. (Be prepared to get some exercise!)  Each Scout will work on 4 belt loops during 4 one hour sessions.  There will be an hour lunch break.  Additional activities include Whittlin’ Chip and Fun with Knots.

For more info, click here.

To register, click here.