Monthly Archives: March 2015

Purchasing Adventure Insignia for New Cub Scout Program

The launch of the new Cub Scout adventure program is fast approaching. Printed materials (handbooks, den leader guides, etc.) are on track for delivery to local council Scout Shops by May 1st and the adventure insignia for program recognition will be delivered 30-60 days later.

Click here for pictures and more information.

Click here for Cub Scout program transition information.

2015 Monster Energy AMA Supercross

Scout Night at the 2015 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship will storm into MetLife Stadium as it plays host to the penultimate stop of the 2015 Supercross season on April 25, 2015.

The Pit Party will run from 9 am – 2 pm and the event begins at 2:30 pm.


For stadium information and to see pictures from last year click here.

Tickets are nonrefundable and are picked up at the box office.

New Cub Scout Book Pre-Order

New Cub Scout books and merchandise are now available to pre-order. Use our printable form or excel order form and send to or drop it off at our Cedar Knolls or Mountainside shop. We will e-mail you when your order is complete, after May 1, 2015. Forms are also available on our website under the Scout Shop.

Fillable Excel
Printable PDF

Black River District Award of Merit and Black River’s Best Award

Join the fellowship of the Black River district as we honor the hard work of our dedicated volunteers at the annual District Dinner, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 6:30 PM, at the Zeris Inn, Route 46 East, Mountain Lakes.  Our District Award of Merit and Black River Best Awards will be presented to fellow Scouters recognized for their contributions to Scouting over the years.  Registration now open via the district website or use direct link     For more information, contact recognition chair Richard Preuss,

Friends asking Friends

Looking to increase social media to increase your unit’s FOS contribution?  Read about our new “Friends asking Friends” program.  Click here for the PDF.

Boy Scouts of America Abilities Digest

The following articles are included in this issue:

  • Special Invitation from the National Disabilities Awareness Committee
  • New Advancement Educational Presentation Gains Traction
  • New Disabilities Awareness Educational Presentation on the Horizon
  • Local Council Promotes Inclusion and Awareness on YouTube
  • Disabilities Awareness now on Facebook and Twitter
  • Using the New Registration Beyond the Age of Eligibility Form
  • Individual Scout Advancement Plan — More than Just a Form
  • Creativity — The Key to Alternative Requirements
  • Random Sample Survey Coming Soon
  • Accessing Disabilities Awareness Materials and Web Sites
  • Topics Planned For Next Issue
  • Click here to view the 2015 Abilities Digest Winter Issue

Philmont Openings for July 2015

Have you always wanted to hike Northeastern New Mexico? The Philmont Scout Ranch is situated in the Cimarron Range of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Patriots’ Path Council still has several openings for slots this summer. Act quickly and call Debbie Wickham at our Cedar Knolls office: Extension 239.

Youth Protection Forum 2015

Put the YOU in Youth Protection – complete our challenge to make your unit safer while becoming eligible for a $200 gift certificate to our Scout Shops for your unit. Challenge includes attending a Youth Protection Forum and adding a Youth Protection Champion to your committee.  More information available in this Youth Protection Incentive flier. Help keep our Scouts safe!

Camp Cards

Don’t forget to order Camp Card’s to help your Scouts raise money for summer camp and / or high adventure trips.  Units can receive up to 50% commission.

STRIVE FOR 25 – For every 25 Camp Cards an individual Scout sells they can enter into one of our fourteen weekly drawings. Each weekly drawing will have two winners, prizes being your choice of a Walmart gift card or an gift card. There will be a first place ($50) and a second place ($25) winner.  All entries from the weekly drawings will then be put into the Super Drawing at the end of the sale for even larger prizes!

Click here for the Camp Card order form.

Click here for the Camp Cards Leaders Guidebook.


Camp COLEY Cares, the community service branch of Camp COLEY, will hold a food drive April 18, 2015 from 2 pm – 4 pm during their annual Fun Day Open House at Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation. Everyone that participates and donates a non-perishable food item will be entered into a raffle to win a basket of goodies. All collected food will be donated to a local food bank. Please bring non-perishable canned goods or dry food to the Camp Somers parking lot at Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation – 750 Waterloo Road, Stanhope, NJ. Follow the road to the top of the hill. The parking lot is on the left just past the lake on the right.

This year’s Fun Day Open House theme is Halloween! Meet Camp COLEY staff, leaders and CITs (counselors in training) and enjoy a great day of food and spooktacular fun. Fun Day is open to all boys and girls in 3rd—12th grades and their parents. You do not need to be a Scout to attend. The cost is $5 and includes Halloween themed activities and camp games, camp songs, BBQ dinner, parent session and an evening campfire with s’mores! Fun Day registration forms are on the website

Camp COLEY is a week-long overnight camp open to girls and boys entering grades 3-12 and offers a fully supervised day and night program. Age appropriate activities include swimming, boating, first aid, ecology, outdoor skills, hiking, crafts, rock climbing, all-terrain vehicles, shooting sports, COPE, sports, games, songs, campfires and a Thursday night dance with a DJ.

Campers are divided by grade level and gender, and are supervised by Camp COLEY counselors as well as the Boy Scout staff as they visit the various program areas throughout camp. Campers sleep in 2 person tents on cots. Shower facilities are provided and hot meals are provided daily in the dining hall. Camp is held at Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation, Camp Somers in Stanhope, NJ. Camp COLEY is an Exploring Post with Learning for Life, Patriots’ Path Council, Boy Scouts of America.

For more information about Camp COLEY please visit, email or call 215-233-5709 or 973-252-2949.