Monthly Archives: February 2015

Watchung Mountain Spring Cub Family Camporee

Join us for a family camping adventure on Friday, May 15, 2015 through Sunday, May 17, 2015.  More information coming soon!

Watchung Mountain Pinewood Derby

  • The WMD Pinewood Derby will be held on Saturday, March 21 at Mountain Park Elementary in Berkeley Heights.
  • The District Derby is for the top three qualifiers from each level (Tiger, Bear, etc.) for speed and single den winner for design categories, as of pack PWD.
  • You can find the district rules here.
  • Click here for the flyer.

REVISED PROCESS FOR SUBMITTING EAGLE DOCUMENTS TO COUNCIL

Know what documents are needed at council prior to the Board of Review, what is needed at the Board of Review, and what must be submitted after the Board of Review

Summer Resident Camp for Girls (and boys)

Do you have a daughter who wants to experience the fun and excitement of summer camp? Camp COLEY is a co-ed resident camp held at Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation. It is for grades 3-12. Although many of the campers are girls, boys are welcome too. Camp operates the week of August 9 through August 15, 2015. Please join us at Camp COLEY fun day on Saturday April 18th to meet staff and get a taste of what Camp COLEY is all about.

For more information visit http://camps.ppbsa.org/camps/coley.

Summer Camps for Individual Boy Scouts

A baseball batting cage, paintball, all terrain vehicles, merit badges, skateboard half pipe, zip line, sailing, rock climbing and bridge building are some of the exciting programs offered at one or more of our summer camps. If you can’t attend summer camp with your troop or you are looking for more weeks at camp, one of our individual summer camp programs may be just for you. Camp Somers and Winnebago Scout Reservation offer both day and resident camp programs for all Boy Scouts. Trailblazer Day Camp includes bus service. Specialty programs include Trail to Eagle Camp and Backwoods Engineering Camp.

For more information on these and all of our summer camps for individual Boy Scouts, please visit http://www.camps.ppbsa.org/camping/BoyScoutCamping.htm.

Cub Scout Summer Camp

Summer camp registration for individual Cub Scouts and Webelos is now available at www.cubcamps.ppbsa.org. You can also visit that web site for more information about our day and resident camps. Camp brochures will be mailed shortly to all registered Cub Scouts. We will also be visiting most packs for a camp promotion. If you are a pack leader who has not yet signed up for your camp promotion, please register at http://www.camps.ppbsa.org/camping/camp%20promotion.htm. Not sure if your pack has already registered for a promotion? Then take a look at http://www.camps.ppbsa.org/files/cubpromos.pdf.

 

Ice Fishing Contest

All Boy Scout troops are invited to compete in the first annual Frenche’s Pond Ice Fishing Contest. The contest will be held at Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation on Saturday February 21 from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm.  The event is free and lunch is included.  More than $1,300 worth of prizes will be awarded.

Pre-registration is required. Visit www.camps.ppbsa.org for more information.

HOT OFF THE PRESS: Registration Now Open for the 2015 LIBERTY JAMBOREE!

With just 9 months until the 2015 Liberty Jamboree, registration is now open!  More than 2,500 Scouts have already saved their spot, and they are filling fast!

Webelos 2 & Arrow Light Scouts: We’d also like to remind leaders to invite their new Boy Scouts who are about to cross over from Cub Scouts.  Make sure to count them in your Save a Site and final registration numbers.  No better event to get them hooked on Boy Scouting than the Jamboree!

FAQ:  Just released!  Have some questions you’ve been meaning to ask?  The Liberty Jamboree committee has created a Frequently Asked Questions document to help you plan for this major event! Click here for more info:

Pricing Guide:  Still wondering what that $50’s gets you?  Maybe you want to reduce your cost and volunteer for a few hours?  Check out the complete pricing guide here:

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

SAVE A SITE at: http://www.libertyjamboree.ppbsa.org/docs/Jambo_Unit.pdf

Final Registration Forms can be found at: http://www.libertyjamboree.ppbsa.org/docs/Jamboree%20Registration%20Form.pdf

Join the Staff: We could use help in program, logistics, finance, and much more!  Once your application is submitted, a Liberty Jamboree Vice Chairman will be in contact with you.  For a copy of the application click Here

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.   Click here for the flyer.

FISHAWACK GOLD RUSH RELOCATED

The Fishawack Cub Scout Gold Rush on June 7th is being relocated to the athletic fields of Central School in East Hanover.

Activities are also being redesigned to be fun for boys who have just joined through spring recruiting, as well as for experienced Cub Scouts.

For more info click here.

District Service Days Announced for Liberty Jamboree Service Program!

The Patriots’ Path Council Community Service Committee is pleased to announce District Service Days as part of the Liberty Jamboree Service Program.

As part of the 2015 Liberty Jamboree, Patriots’ Path Council has developed a program of service projects at Liberty State Park to benefit the park, Scouts and units attending the Jamboree.

Each Day of Service is designed as a project for approximately 50 Scouts and adult leaders, with work beginning at 9:00 AM and ending at 2:00 PM.

The scheduled District Service Days* are:

 

Black River District March 21, 2015 Mulch
Sussex District April 11, 2015 Salt Marsh Clean Up
Watchung Mountain District April 18, 2015 Garden & Weed Control
Munsee District April 25, 2015 Nature Center Garden
Fishawack District May 2, 2015 Garden/ Weed Control
Woapalanne Lodge May 9, 2015 Invasive Control
Raritan Valley District June 7, 2015 Trail Maintenance
Youth Executive Committee June 13, 2015 Invasive Control

 

Units that participate in the service projects will earn several recognitions for their efforts!  For more information, please visit www.libertyjamboree.ppbsa.org.  To register for a day of service, visit the council calendar.

*Other dates include: March 14, March 29, April 19, May 17, and June 20, 2015.  Units do not have to participate in specified district days and can register for any date, but are encouraged to participate with their district.