Monthly Archives: July 2014

District Executive Position Openings in Patriots’ Path Council

Today’s professional Scouters are a diverse group of men and women sharing a dynamic career offering, independence, achievement and stability.  This is work that make a difference.

Cub Scouts 2015 – Preview

I’ve heard the BSA has a new mascot for Cub Scouts.  Is that true?

SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE! – 2014 Merit Badge Workshop

Merit badge counselors, please sign up to introduce Scouts to a merit badge at the Patriots’ Path Council’s Merit Badge Workshop, November 22 in Parsippany.

For more info, contact Bruce Benson, ppbsambws@gmail.com.

For the flyer, click here.

BSA 31st Annual Golf Classic

Boy Scouts of America 31st Annual Golf Classic at Morris County Country Club-Monday, September 22nd 11:00am

Join us for a fun day of golf that supports over 18,000 youth in our council!

For more information about the event and to register click here http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/31st-annual-golf-classic/1570936

2nd Annual Osteria Morini Pig Roast

Sunday, September 7th Noon to 4:00pm at Osteria Morini 107 Morristown Road in Bernardsville. Come out and bring the family for pork, music, wine, pizza, gelato, beer, sides, and raffle! $25 for adults and $15 for kids 12 & under. All proceeds go to the Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Elizabeth Canvin ecanvin@altamareagroup.com

Den Chief Training

Registration for summer and fall den chief training is now open.  A Boy Scout who serves as a den chief not only helps Cub Scouts have fun as he provides a valuable resource for den leaders, those working toward the ranks of Star, Life, or Eagle can also meet the Position of Responsibility requirement for their next rank.

Furthermore, trained den chiefs are one of the best helpers around for Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and Arrow of Light den leaders, as they help with activities, advancement, ceremonies, crafts, and other den events. More information about den chiefs, along with class registration links, is available on the Den Chief Training Page (http://training.ppbsa.org/youth/denchief/).

Finally, den leaders should take a look at http://training.ppbsa.org/youth/denchief/WorkingWithADenChief.ppt to see for yourselves how a den chief can help you deliver the Cub Scout program.

Our next den chief training is being presented on Sunday, August 24 at 1 PM in the Berkeley Heights Rescue Squad building.

Details and signup are at http://training.ppbsa.org/youth/denchief/

Are Your Ready for School Week for Scouting (SWFS)?

School Week for Scouting is a Council-wide recruiting initiative to have one week in September when families can join Scouting in each town. The plan is to have recruiting during the week of September 15-19, 2014 in elementary schools in Patriots’ Path Council.   http://join.ppbsa.org/membership/swfs/

School Week for Scouting Plan:

  • Cub Scout packs and Boy Scout troops will run a pack meeting or will have demonstrations and exhibits.
  • Scouting information including what Scouting is, parent responsibility, and how to enroll will be given to those present.
  • Applications and fees will be collected that night.
  • New Scouts will be invited to pack or troop and district Fall activities.
  • Registration forms for upcoming training courses for new leaders will be distributed and collected.
School Week Resources

Popcorn Top 100 Sellers’ Club

The Popcorn Top 100 sellers from the 2013 Trails End Popcorn sale have been invited to a free of charge special event and party. Scouts and a parent have received free tickets to Walking with Dinosaurs at the Prudential Center on Friday July 20th.    They will also receive a special edition Top 100 Club t-shirt.  Other special opportunities may be made available for this special group of Scouts in the near future.  Watch for details!

Will any of your Scouts be in the Top 100 club for 2014?

Part Time Administrative Assistant Opening

Part time administrative assistant position immediate opening.  Job includes data entry, report preparation, mailings and other office work.  Must be organized and able to work independently.  A familiarity with Word and Excel is required.  20 hours per week, 4 or 5 days per week, Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.  Contact Beth Miller-Porter at beth.millerporter@scouting.org or 973-765-9322 x259.

23rd World Scout Jamboree

Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi, Japan
July 28, 2015 to August 8, 2015
Adult Leader and Youth Participant fee – $5,750
International Service Team – $2,000

Scouts will experience the 23rd World Scout Jamboree through module activities, subcamp life, arena events, and interaction and exchange with Scouts from all around the globe.

Who may attend?

  • Participants must be registered with the Boy Scouts of America as a Boy Scout or Venturer and have been born between July 27, 1997 and July 28, 2001.  These age ranges are set by the World Organization of the Scout Movement and are not negotiable.
  • To join the International Service Team at the jamboree, you need to have turned 18 at the start of the camp, July 28, 2015.
  • Leaders: All Boy Scouts of America leadership must meet the requirements listed on the adult leader web page at www.scouting.org/worldjamboree.  In addition, councils must first give their approval to applicants.  Selection will then be made under the direction of each regional director.

For additional information and to register for the 23rd World Scout Jamboree, please go to www.scouting.org/worldjamboree