Monthly Archives: February 2014

Bullying Awareness Project

What: Community Awareness Service Project
Who: Everyone
When: The next few months
Cost: Free

Last year Post 629, Linden addressed school shootings and keeping students safe after the Connecticut school shooting incident.  This year, as a result of the recent suicide of a Linden student in middle school, the youth explorers will be addressing a project aimed at raising awareness of bullying and the alarming rising numbers of suicides as a result of bullying.   The goal of the project is nationwide and is very ambitious.  We need all the assistance we can get and all the ideas we can generate for them would be most helpful.

Anyone interested can contact Lucia E. Perpina at 908-718-5877.

2014 White Castle Munsee District Boy Scout Chess Tournament

Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cranford Community Center.

Now open to Boy Scouts, Venturers, Sea Scouts and Explorers from any district or council!

Please check out the updated flyer.

Third Annual New Providence Good Scout Award Dinner Registration

Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council

3rd Annual New Providence Good Scout Award Dinner

The Primavera Regency in Stirling

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 7:00 PM

Honoring:

Michael Flavin
Associate Pastor, Student Ministries
The Presbyterian Church at New Providence

Adam M. Forbes
Director Human Resources, Honeywell International &
Assistant Cubmaster, Cub Scout Pack 263, New Providence

Dr. Bob Robinson
Orthodontist &
New Providence Borough Councilman

Adam Smith
Partner, Coughlin Duff LLP &
Member & Past President, New Providence Board of Education

Please come and show your support!

 

For more information, click here.

Wild Game and Wine Pairing Dinner

Friday, March 7, 2014 at the Park Avenue Club.

Click here for details http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2014-game-dinner/1492159

“GO-FOR-THE-GOLD” on the 2014 Journey To Excellence

SIGN-UP TODAY for the Northeast Region Area 5 “JTE Summit” to get the tips and techniques to achieve JTE GOLD Status!

Saturday, March 8, 2014
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Raritan Valley Community College, 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, N.J. 08876
Cost: $30 per person (includes breakfast & lunch)
Register Online: http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2014-area-5-conference/1475531 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
-Council Executive Board & District Committee Members
-Council and District Membership Chairs and Committee Members
-Council, District and Unit Commissioners
-All Scouting Professionals (Council, District, Area)
-Key Volunteers (Key-3, Council/District Chairs)
-All Scouters interested in improving their Councils/Districts/Units

The Summit is designed for volunteers and Scouting professionals to learn from each other and share best practices. Topics will focus on 2014 JTE criteria and what you need to do on the unit, district and council levels to achieve Gold Status. District and Council Level Tracks will be offered in Membership, Commissioner Service, Finance, Council Leadership, Advancement, Endowment, and more.

For the flyer, click here.

Munsee Cub Scout and Family Skate Night

Winter Family Fun! Come out for an evening of skating at Warinanco Park! Complete a requirement for Cub Scout Skate Belt Loop!

Who: Cub Scouts and Families
Where: Warinanco Park, Elizabeth/Roselle
When: March 15, 6:00 PM
How Much: $6:00

Check out http://cubopportunities.ppbsa.org/ for more information.

Newly Announced Scout Games at the NJ Devils!

When: March 2014
What: Discounted tickets
Who: For Scouts, families and friends
Where: Prudential Center
Cost: Variable

Great family fun at discounted prices and your participation helps the Patriots’ Path Council provide programs to youth!

Click here for the flyer.

Forest Corps enters its Second Season! Sign up today.

Forest Corps participants bravely join their two fearless instructors venturing out into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), embracing both the trials and triumphs of the trail. While enjoying a canoe trip in the wilderness, participants challenges themselves mentally and physically by helping the US Forest Service perform vital trail and campsite repair and attending educational sessions to learn about the ecology of the area.

Designed to teach young adults about important concepts of responsible land management, practical conservation skills, and the ethics of Leave No Trace, the Forest Corps program is an amazing co-educational offering Northern Tier provides for Scouts and Venturers ages 14 to 21. While focusing on environmental education components, leadership principles are infused throughout the program to aid the students in becoming young outdoor leaders. Specifically targeted to Venturers, the elements of this program allow for Scouts to complete various components of their Ranger Award while on the trip.

With the education and guidance of their leaders, the students are placed in a unique learning environment where they are free to discover and make connections about how their actions can impact the greater world. Through the medium of experiential education, students are able to grasp the notion that wilderness areas, like the BWCAW, would not exist if their generation did not care about protecting and managing these beautiful, natural places. One of the aims for the Forest Corps program is to create land stewards who have a positive connection with the land around them. The program teaches Scouts to develop a passion for conservation and advocate for the protection of natural places so these spectacular recreation areas exist for the enjoyment of generations to come.

Why participate? This program is an incredible opportunity to learn about interesting topics such as forest fire ecology, geology, natural history, ecosystems and low impact wilderness travel in a fun and non-traditional way – through experiences outside in nature! You get to work and play outside for two weeks – rain or shine – working alongside some of the coolest people you will ever meet. You also will gain practical conservation and land management skills while working with the US Forest Service.

Why send your Scout/Venturer? Two trained, highly knowledgeable outdoor professionals will instruct participants on the different elements of the trip and train them in the proper handling and use of conservation tool. In addition to environmental education, both instructors have training in wilderness medicine, Leave No Trace and group management skills. These certifications are industry standards and provide instructors with the proper guidelines for effectively leading and developing the potential in participants.

This two week co-educational experience has the capacity to educate today’s youth about important environmental concepts and inspires the confidence to become an effective leader- not only in the outdoors but in every aspect of their life.  Participants are encouraged to take what they learn home and educate their communities at about these important environmental concerns explored during their time serving and playing in the BWCAW. The elements of this program hope to inspire corps members to freely learn about their relationships with ecosystems, and what they can do to protect them. The Forest Corps program will most definitely deliver a wilderness experience that lasts a lifetime.

For more information visit www.ntier.org, email info@ntier.org or call 218.365.4811.

See you Up North!

Summer Employment

Patriots’ Path Council, Boy Scouts of America employs over 250 people every summer at our five Boy Scout and Cub Scout camp facilities. All applications for staff and counselor in training (CIT) positions must be submitted online. CITs must be at least 14. The online application is available now to apply for a position.

For more information, please check out http://www.camps.ppbsa.org/camping/employment.htm for the latest updates.

Registration Now Open: Sussex Spring Cub Family Camporee

Your pack is invited to The Pirates of Allamuchy, Sussex District Spring Cub Family Camporee, held at Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation on June 6 – 8, 2014.

Sussex District Spring Cub Event – new location!!!!

When: June 6-8, 2014

Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation, Stanhope, NJ

The Pirates of the Allamuchy

THE 2014 SUSSEX DISTRICT FAMILY SPRING CAMPOREE

Here’s our annual spring Cub Scout event where our Cub packs will be providing program stations of skill, activity, or fun and games for our Cub Scouts and their siblings!

Bring your pirate ships, Grr voices, and wear your pirate costumes!  Our activities include: Slingshot and Water Pistol Range, Fishing, Camping, Games, Nature Hikes, and More

……plus Saturday Evening Outdoor Movie.

Informational Flyer

Click here for all the details. For more information, contact Karl Grogaard @ 973-459-1384.