Monthly Archives: February 2015

Raritan Valley District Spring Camporee

Open to all Patriots’ Path Council Boy Scouts!

The Raritan Valley District is hosting their annual Spring Boy Scout Camporee. The event will he held April 24th – 26th at Winnebago Scout Reservation.

Come on out and enjoy this awesome event! There will be stations on map and compass, pioneering, tarp set up, knots, and fire building. There will be great fun activities like 2 man log cutting, fishing derby, zip line and COPE course.

More information and registration go to: rv.ppbsa.org

All participants will receive a commemorative patch.

Contact: Ray Koperwhats, Camporee Chair

Athiker91@aol.com or 732-331-4598

Cost: $13.00 for youth and adults by April 10th

$2.00 late fee per person after

Robert Tunnell Memorial Fishing Tournament

On Saturday May 9, 2015 parents and sons are invited to join us for the Robert Tunnell Memorial Fishing Tournament at Winnebago Scout Reservation. Enjoy a great day of fishing on Durham Pond. You are also welcome to bring a tent on Friday evening and camp for the weekend. All attendees will receive a gift and prizes will be awarded.

The event is open to registered Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers and their parents.

For more information and to register, please visit http://www.camps.ppbsa.org/camps/wsr/fishing_tourney.htm

STEM Scholarship Opportunity

Conserve Wildlife Foundation invites high school students from across the state to submit a video, app, podcast, digital graphic design, webpage, or other multimedia component showing why wildlife is important to protect in New Jersey.

The fun and educational Species on the Edge 2.0 Multimedia Contest capitalizes on high school students’ expertise with technology, and provides them with the opportunity to showcase their talent, creativity, and love of nature. The contest helps to develop students’ experience in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and their project management skills.

Prize amounts range from $250-$1000.  Additionally, all applicants will be entered into a drawing to spend a day in the field with a wildlife biologist!

All entries must be received by April 30.  More information can be found here: http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/edge2.0/?

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 am and 5 pm.  Please send a letter of interest with resume to Mark Spaldo at Mark.spaldo@scouting.org.

CUB SCOUTS & WEBELOS ARE WELCOME TO SPEND THE DAY AT The 2015 Liberty Jamboree!

You might not be old enough to attend as an older Scout, but you can check it out for the day and get a feel for what the future holds ahead!

Specific Details

The day visitor package at the Liberty Jamboree, being held at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, will include parking and admission to the Jamboree activity and exhibit areas starting at 10:00 am on Saturday, October 3, 2015.  This package also includes admission to the Saturday evening Arena Show.

Day visitors can tour the Jamboree and view exhibits, but will not be able to participate in Jamboree activities, which are designed for registered Scouts, age 11 and older.

Webelos, Cub Scouts, and their families have the opportunity to participate in the Patriots’ Path Council Camp In at the Liberty Science Center, which is located on the same property as the Jamboree.  For more details regarding the Camp In, please contact Linda Mickel at 973-765-9322 ext. 258 or at linda.mickel@scouting.org.   Registration for the Camp In is separate from the day visitor registration.

The cost to attend as a day visitor at the Jamboree is $10.00 per person.  More information will be released in the Spring of 2015.

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.

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews

What is the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews?

The purpose of the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews is to teach crew members with leadership positions about their new roles and how to most effectively reach success in that role. It is intended to help Venturers in leadership positions within their crew understand their responsibilities and to equip them with organizational and leadership skills to fulfill those responsibilities. Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews is the first course in the series of leadership training offered to Venturers.

Completion of Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews is a prerequisite for Venturers to participate in the more advanced leadership courses National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) and the National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE). It is also required for Kodiak.

Participants will have the chance to participate in team building activities and games; learn about the Venturing program; learn how a crew functions; learn leadership skills; learn the EDGE method; complete prerequisites for NYLT, NAYLE, and Kodiak; and get to know other Venturers and crews; all while having a great time.

When: Sunday, February 21, 2015

Where: Saint Agnes Church (332 Madison Hill Road, Clark, NJ)

Check In:  8:30 am – 9:00 am

Training: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Who: Any registered Venturing youth

Cost: $10 Includes: Lunch, Program Supplies, and Materials

Registration: Go to www.ppbsa.org. Click on Council Calendar. Go to February 21, 2015. Click on Event to Register.

Event Chair: Katie Rozek at (973) 670-6998 or kt.rozek@gmail.com

Event Advisor: Meghan Fortus at mesukovich@yahoo.com

Click here for the flyer.

Camp COLEY ‘s Annual FUN DAY Open House – Saturday, April 18

Come join the fun at Camp COLEY’s annual FUN DAY Open House! Meet Camp COLEY staff, leaders and CITs (counselors in training) and enjoy a great day of food and fun. Fun Day is open to all boys and girls grades 3rd—12th, and their parents. You do not need to be a Scout to attend. Bring a friend and share the fun! $5 cost includes songs, activities, camp games, BBQ dinner, parent session, evening campfire with s’mores! RSVP at campcoley@gmail.comwww.campcoley.comwww.facebook.com/campcoley

Summer Camp Leaders Meeting

Join us on March 21, 2015 for the annual Leaders Meeting – check in is at 12:30 and the meeting starts at 1:00 . We cover staff introductions, camp marketing and promotions, camp cards, advancement in camp, payment deadlines, adding/dropping Scouts and additional summer camp opportunities. Following the general meeting, we move into the individual camps at 1:30. Sabattis Adirondack Treks follow at 2:30. Contact John Dorn at 973-765-9322 x 238 or John.Dorn@Scouting.org with any questions. Pre-registration at www.scoutingevent.com?LeadersMeeting  is preferred, but walk ins are welcome.

Chartered Organization Representative Training

As a chartered organization representative, you hold a key position in Scouting.  Check out the details to get trained in this position.