Monthly Archives: December 2014

Breakfast with Santa at Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation

Join us on Saturday, December 13, 2014 for a breakfast with Santa! We have games, letters and stories from Santa – breakfast and refreshments will be served – only $5 per person. Call Lori at 973-765-9322 x 414 or email to register. Family, friends and non-Scouters welcome!

Click here for the flyer.

2014 Annual Year In Review and Awards Celebration

Join us on Monday, February 23, 2015 at the 2014 Annual Year In Review and Awards Celebration (Annual Meeting)! We will also be celebrating the 2014 James E. West recipients at 5:00 pm prior to the dinner that starts at 6:00 pm. During the business meeting at 7:30 we will celebrate Patriots’ Path Council’s 2014 achievements, celebrating our latest Silver Beaver Award, Trailblazer Award, and Youth Leadership Award recipients. CLICK HERE for more information. You can also sign up to attend via the council calendar.

Wood Badge Promotions and Discounts

Patriots’ Path Council and Northern New Jersey Council are running a joint Wood Badge course in 2015.  Registrations are already underway at  After December 31, 2014, the discounted early bird rate will expire.  If you would like to take advantage of the lowest price possible and other incentive possibilities, please see below for actions you can take.

  • Early Bird – Register prior to January 1, 2015 for a reduced rate.
  • Pay in Full – Pay in full for a discounted rate.
  • University of Scouting – Come out to the University of Scouting and if you register at the Wood Badge booth, you will receive either $25 off your last payment (limited coupons with a first-come, first-served basis) OR a $25 credit at the Wood Badge Trading Post (limited coupons with a first-come, first-served basis) during the course.
  • Lottery Prizes – All registrations during the early bird period will be entered into a lottery for prizes including:
    • First choice of critter
    • Snack for the patrol
    • Individual snack
  • Gift Certificates – Know someone you would like to take Wood Badge?  Help them by defraying the cost for to provide an extra incentive to participate.  Denominations can be as low as $25 up to the full-course fee.  If you would like to participate, please contact: Andrew Joiner via e-mail,
  • Financial Assistance – Scholarships are generally limited to $100 or approximately 1/3 of the course cost in the belief that the balance is the responsibility of the individual and the community or unit who will directly benefit from your training.  These scholarships are funded by a “silent auction” of Wood Badge & Scouting memorabilia and a portion of the proceeds from the annual Gilwell “Dining Out” Brunch in January hosted by the Northern New Jersey Council.  Please see the application if interested.

Who is your Scouting Hero?

Tell us about someone in your Scouting life that is your hero.

Scouting is full of everyday heroes. Adults and young people, who achieve amazing things, selflessly serve others, or overcome obstacles in their lives to do their best.

These everyday Scouting heroes come in all shapes and sizes: a youth or an adult; new to Scouting or a Scouting veteran; an Eagle Scout or a Cub Scout anyone involved in Scouting who has made a difference.

Tell us in 250 words or less about a Scouting hero you know and why he or she is your hero. We may feature them (and you) in our upcoming annual report!


• Tell us about your hero in 250 words or less

• Submit to Vicki Kallok
Fax: 973-267-3406
Mail: 1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls NJ 07927

• Submissions must be received by December 15, 2014

• Winning submissions will be featured in the Patriots’ Path Council 2014 Annual Report

• Questions? Contact Vicki Kallok at or 973-765-9322 x225

For a flyer, click here.



Trailblazer and Youth Leadership Awards

The following have been selected to receive the Trailblazer Award for outstanding service to the Patriots’ Path Council. The awards will be presented at the Council Annual Meeting.

  • Tony Britt
  • Greg DeSalvo
  • Brian Hass
  • Dave McIntyre
  • Gary Steppfanne
  • Dan Stringham
  • Garrick Stoldt

The following have been selected to receive the Youth Leadership Award for outstanding service to the Patriots’ Path Council. The awards will be presented at the Council Annual Meeting.

  • Seth Abbott
  • Andrew Kamichoff
  • Ryan LePre
  • Charles Nary
  • Alex Smith

Rutgers University among Several Universities Attending the 2015 LIBERTY JAMBOREE

Rutgers University, the state university of New Jersey, will be participating in our 2015 Liberty Jamboree.

More than 5 New Jersey colleges and universities will bring all kinds of displays, demonstrations, and hands on activities for Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Explorers at the Patriots’’ Path Council 2015 Liberty Jamboree held on October 2-4 at Liberty State Park in Jersey City.

Other institutions participating in the Jamboree include New Jersey Institute of Technology, Kean University, New Jersey City University, Stevens Institute of Technology, and Montclair State University.

Jamboree activities will include STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) programs, kayaking, buckskin games, climbing walls, backwoods engineering activities, zip lines, monkey bridge, slack rope obstacle course, robotics, skill trades, target paintball, arena show, outdoor challenges, high adventure, and live entertainment.

SO, ARE YOU IN?  Registration is open for Patriots’ Path Council and out-of council units.  We have allocated 1000 early reservation participant slots for out-of-council units.  You can submit a “Save a Site” reservation with your deposit now, and confirm with full payment by April 15, 2015.  Reservations beyond the 1000 slots will go on a waiting list.  In the event that there are no remaining slots the Jamboree Committee will return the $100 deposit.  Out-of-council reservations are on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, contact Bill SanFilippo, Staff Advisor, at (973) 765-9322 or or please visit   Click here for the flyer.

Raritan Valley District First Aid Meet

 All Boy Scout Troops: “WE WANT YOU!”

The Raritan Valley District is holding their yearly first aid event, on December 13, 2014 at the Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy.

Come on out and show off your first aid skills, while competing with your fellow troops.  You will have four different scenarios each giving the Scout an opportunity to demonstrate different first aid skills. In addition, Scouts will be able to see and hear from people who deal with similar situations on a daily basis.

More information and registration go to:

Register no later than November 23, 2014.

Contact Debbie Kazar at:

Click for the Event Packet

Sussex District Cub Freeze-o-Ree

All Cub Scouts and their friends are invited to the Sussex District Cub Scout winter event. The Freeze-o-Ree will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 (rain date January 17th) from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at Andover Borough Park (Rt. 517, Andover, NJ). The cost is $5 per Scout or sibling (under age 3 for free).  Please pay at the door.  (A patch will be available for the first 200 Scouts)

Come out and enjoy the winter weather with your fellow Sussex Cubs and their families! Our local packs will create some fantastic events that will get you going with fun and adventure!

Bring your sleds!  Be ready to have f-u-n! Wear your snow pants!

Snacks and drinks will be available at Pack 181’s snack bar!  More information to be released shortly.  Packs are encouraged to help run a station.

For more information, contact Bill SanFilippo at

“North to Alaska” Theme Planned for Sussex District Klondike Derby

The camporee committee has announced the 2015 Klondike Theme as “North to Alaska!”  When Scouts aren’t showing off their skills they will have the opportunity to participate in themed activities as well.

Registration is now open for the Klondike taking place January 23-25, 2015 at Camp Somers, Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation.

Start practicing your knots and fire building skills!  Make sure to invite your incoming Webelos as well.  Stations will be announced shortly.

More information and to register at

For more information, contact Gary Carlson at

Catch the antics of the Harlem Globetrotters!

Great Holiday Fun!


December 30, 2014


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