Monthly Archives: October 2014

FROZEN: Disney on Ice

Don’t get FROZEN out in the cold!

Eagle Scout Alumni Association Scholarship Applications Due

Eagle Scout Alumni Association Scholarship applications are due on Saturday, November 1, 2014.  For more details and the application form, please visit: http://alumni.ppbsa.org/scholar/

Upcoming Special Events

March 11, 2015 – 4th Annual New Providence Good Scout Award Dinner CLICK HERE to register

April 29, 2015 – 2015 Summit Good Scout Award Dinner CLICK HERE to register

May 6, 2015 – 5th Annual Alumni & Friends Golf Classic CLICK HERE to register

May 8, 2015 – 21st Annual Sussex County Tribute to Women Awards Luncheon CLICK HERE to register

May 11, 2015 – 2015 Sporting Clays Shoot CLICK HERE to register

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast, games, prizes, a letter from Santa, and a story read by Santa at Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation on December 13, 2014. For more information and to register, please click here.

Operation Zero at Sabattis

Embark on the greatest winter camping adventure that will ever challenge you as a Boy Scout or Venturer! Operation Zero at Sabattis Adventure Camp in Long Lake, NY offers a beautiful setting for your exciting winter adventure. This premier winter event always sells out, so be sure to register early.  For more information, please visit

http://camps.ppbsa.org/camps/sac/operationzero/

2014 Fall VOS: Incentive Gives Units $500 to Reinvest Into the Scouting Experience

For the fall 2014 release (October 7-22), those units where the responses from Cub Scout parents, Boy Scouts/Venturers, or Boy Scout parents total more than 50 percent of the unit’s youth membership will be entered into a drawing to win $500.

Drawings will be done at the area level, with a potential of 27 total awards. Winners will be announced in November in Scout Wire, along with a direct communication to the unit leader and the council Key 3. Units that meet this threshold will be featured in the next VOS infographic as well.

As part of a national Boy Scout of America program, the Patriots’ Path Council is excited to announce their participation in the Voice of the Scout.  With over four million members, this program is being adopted as a key way to collect experiences and deliver upon the expectation of members as they participate in Scouting.

Look for an email from the Boy Scouts of America in your inboxes! Beginning mid-March, parents, Scouts & Venturers over 14, volunteers and chartered organizations will begin seeing surveys delivered into their email inboxes for Voice of the Scout.  The surveys have been designed to be very brief but will give needed insight into the variety of experiences at the unit and district within our council.

Surveys will stay open for three weeks, then information will be referenced for making key decisions to drive Scouting forward, as guided by the people that matter most- our members.  It will be a continuous program, in that we will launch these surveys twice per year, with no household receiving more than one survey every six months.

Due to the sheer volume of surveys in this program, we must deliver via email to effectively and efficiently collect opinions.  To make the most of this program we will begin asking for email updates regularly, so please make sure we have your most recent email by sending to our council registration director Fran Callahan fran.callahan@scouting.org any change of email address in the past 6 months.

Voice of the Scout is how we will help guide our decision-making for our future programs and operational delivery.  Please take a few minutes of your time to participate!

The Bill of Rights Institute’s 2014 Boy Scout Contest

It’s an essay contest about the extent to which the Declaration of Independence asserts a moral or philosophical vision for America. The prompt can be found here.

The grand prize winner will receive $1,000, and two honorable mentions will receive $500 each! Additionally, the troop with the grand prize winner earns $500 and troops with honorable mentions earn $250 each. In special recognition of the achievements of Eagle Scouts and Life Scouts, we created a $500 prize drawing just for them! So long as they lead by example and write an essay of their own, they will earn one entry into the drawing for each nomination they receive.

The contest is open to all current and former Boy Scouts between the ages of 14-19. More details can be found on our website at http://billofrightsinstitute.org/programs-events/students-programs-events/boyscout/

2015 Florida Sea Base Volunteer Training Conferences

New for 2015—Three weeks of conferences and an extra day each week! A week in the Florida Keys learning with experienced and informed Scouters with ample time to enjoy the climate and beauty of the Keys!!

Check out the flyer for dates and more information.

2015 NAYLE at Sea Base

WHAT IS NAYLE? The National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) is an exciting program where young men and women enhance their leadership skills through team building, ethical decision-making, problem solving and service to others.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT? NAYLE is a very special experience. At the Sea Base NAYLE, you spend several days and nights on a boat at sea, where you will use your leadership skills to resolve challenging situations. The week ends with a closing challenge for each participant to use what they’ve learned in service to others.

WHAT WILL I TAKE HOME FROM NAYLE?

  • The experience of living and working on a 40-foot sailboat, which will improve your ability to function well in team or group situations.
  • The skill, ability and motivation to be a dynamic and effective leader through advanced, practical applications of National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) skills.
  • Nationwide resources, including new ideas and contacts that can only be gained through a program of this type.
  • Personal, written commitment to apply NAYLE skills back home.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO ATTEND?

  • Completion of Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops, Crews or Ships (ILST, ILSC or ILSS) and the National Youth Leadership Training program (NYLT)
  • The course is physically demanding and participants must be in top physical condition. A BSA Annual Health and Medical Record: Parts A, B and C along with the Florida Sea Base High- Adventure Risk Advisory to Health-Care Providers and Parents, is required.
  • The ability to swim 100 yards (official BSA swim test) and stay afloat for one (1) minute.
  • Be at least 14 years of age and not yet 21.
  • Hold a unit leadership position.

WHEN IS IT? Session 1: Feb 28 – March 6, 2015       Session 2: April 11 – 17, 2015

WHAT IS THE COST? $995 per participant. A payment of at least $100 is due on application, with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival. HOW DO I REGISTER? To register, go to: http://reservations.scouting.org/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x360445e33

HOW CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?

  • Visit the Florida Sea Base website: www.bsaseabase.org
  • Send Sea Base and email for general Sea Base question: tim.stanfill@scouting.org
  • Visit the NAYLE Facebook page: www.facebook.com/BSANAYLE
  • Call Sea Base: 305-664-5628

View the full flyer.

Summer in Review Video

Check out this video highlighting some of the cool programs our Scouts took advantage of this summer!