Monthly Archives: February 2015

2015 Munsee District Pinewood Derby

The 2015 Munsee District Pinewood Derby will be hosted by Cub Scout Pack 30, chartered by St. John the Apostle Church in Clark.  The 2015 District Derby will be held at the Church, starting 9:00 AM on Saturday, March 7th, 2015.

Registration will close at midnight on March 5th, Thursday.

New for 2015!

A dedicated Girl Scout Division with trophies and medals.

Adult leaders will now compete for Lord Munsee’s Cup, a new annual trophy honoring pack leaders who have as much fun as their sons (and now daughters) racing in the pinewood.

Check out these Munsee District Pinewood Derby Videos!

Cub Scout Pinewood

http://youtu.be/clfsmrwap_U

Girl Scout Pinewood

http://youtu.be/UCLxlsd0AYI

First Newsletter Released for the 2015 Liberty Jamboree!

Been looking for more information on the #libertyjamboree?!  The first of serval Liberty Jamboree newsletters has been released!

Articles Include:

  • Welcome message from the chairman
  • Registration Information
  • Staff Information
  • Mandatory Leaders Meeting
  • District Service Days
  • Habitat for Humanity Project

You can find the newsletter at: http://libertyjamboree.ppbsa.org/newsletter/news.htm

Also, don’t forget to like us on Facebook for the latest updates on the Jamboree!  Our facebook page is called “2015 Liberty Jamboree”

For more information, contact Bill SanFilippo, Staff Advisor, at (973) 765-9322 x227 or bill.sanfilippo@scouting.org or please visit www.libertyjamboree.ppbsa.org.

WANTED: Day Camp Aquatics Director with Signing Bonus!

Our summer camps are looking good for 2015 – we are gearing up for a great summer!

Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp is still looking for an Aquatics Director – if you know anyone interested, have them apply now for a 2015 summer camp staff position!

Notice Regarding 15-Passenger Vans

Effective September 1, 2015, the use of 15-passenger vans manufactured before 2005 will no longer be allowed in connection with Scouting programs and activities. Any 2005 or later 15-passenger vans may be used if equipped with Electronic Stability Control and seat belts for all passengers as well as the driver. This applies to all vehicles, regardless of ownership.

This prohibition must be effectively communicated to all unit leaders and chartered organization representatives in a manner that ensures it is received and understood. The use of pre-2005 15-passenger vans could result in there being no BSA GLIP insurance coverage available in the event of an accident.

For full information including background, click here.

OPERATION SUB ZERO 2015

CONGRATULATIONS TO 120 OF OUR LEADERS AND SCOUTS FOR PARTICIPATING IN THIS YEAR’S OPERATION ZERO PROGRAM ON FEBRUARY 13-16 AT OUR SABATTIS ADVENTURE CAMP IN THE ADIRONDACKS.

IT WAS -23 DEGREES AT NIGHT YET EVERYONE HAD A GREAT TIME WITH NO INJURIES REPORTED. SPECIAL THANKS TO THE OP ZERO COMMITTEE/STAFF FOR THEIR LEADERSHIP. WARM UP GUYS!

Summer STEM Institute: We’re STEMulating Young Minds into STEM Scholars

Neil Armstrong.  Marie Curie.  Alexander Graham Bell. Before they changed the world, they played. They let their curiosity loose. They explored their world.

Explore your world this summer at the Summer STEM Institute ran by the Patriots’ Path Council, open to all boys and girls entering 3-5 grade this September.

Space is limited. For more information and to register, click here http://www.ssi.ppbsa.org/index.htm.

Alumni Networking Breakfast

Join us on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 for our Alumni Networking Breakfast featuring Scott Berger of CBS Evening News.

Click here for the flyer and for more information.

Summit Bechtel Reserve

There are still openings to attend the Patriots’ Path contingent to attend the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, on August 2-8, 2015.  You can pick which activities you want to participate in: The Summit Experience allows you to try a little bit of everything the Summit has to offer; The River for rafting and kayaking; Helmets and Harnesses focuses on climbing, canopy and challenge courses; The Marksman for archery, shooting; Tires and Trails has mountain biking; Berms and Bars for BMX racing and freestyle; and Ramps and Rails focuses on skateboarding.  For more information and the application to apply, click here or contact Debbie Wickham at 973-765-9322 ext. 239 or debbie.wickham@scouting.org.

Camp Staff Recruitment Incentive

Patriots’ Path Council is looking to fill some key camp staff positions at Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp, Sabattis Adventure Camp, and Camp Wheeler Cub Scout Day Camp.  It you help us identify people who may fill these positions, you could earn a $100 signing bonus!  Click here to see what key positions are needed and what the specifics are for you to qualify.

Summer Employment

Looking for something to do this summer? How about working at one of Patriots’ Path Council’s five camps? There are many opportunities still available for ages 14 through 21+.  Go to here to see what positions are available and how to apply.