Monthly Archives: April 2015

Scout Monster Jam Experience!

Special discounted pricing and added features

Lowest prices available through this Scout offer.  Ticket price includes pit party!

Sign up today! While tickets last

Greetings from Monster Jam


BSA Monster Jam Truck

(The BSA Truck will not yet appear in the NJ Shows)

STEM Newsletter

Check out the April edition of STEM NEWS!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME

Friday, May 15, 2015 – 7:00pm

 Scout tickets are located in the lower or upper level (Regular Ticket Price: $21.00 or $16.00). Scouts are invited to come early for an exclusive VIP All Access Pre-Show!

 $15.00 (including facility fee)

Minimum 15 tickets

Offer expires 5/12/15 at 5pm.

For more information contact Ashley Perna

2015 Black River District Fellowship and Recognition Dinner

Entertainment will be provided by the Black River Not Ready for Prime Time Players (formerly known as the West Morris Players)

Mark your calendar!!!

Wednesday, May 20 at 6:30 pm

The Zeris Inn, Route 46, Mountain Lakes

$32.00 per person buffet dinner with cash bar


Business Casual Attire

Register at

For additional information please contact Marc Maratea

(973) 765-9322 ext. 240 or

Black River District BALOO Training

Black River District BALOO training is Saturday, May 9, Camp Wheeler

The Black River Training Committee will be conducting a BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) training for all eligible pack leaders on Saturday, May 9, at the Camp Wheeler office, Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM.    Packs planning to participate in spring district family camporees or any other camping outing must have at least one BALOO trained adult in attendance.   Take advantage of this opportunity to have as many leaders in your pack trained as possible to be prepared for future outings.

Registration available via . Also available via council website  Volunteer/Adult Training/Cub Scouts/BALOO

Contact Marc Maratea, (973) 765-9322 X240

Register Your Pack Now For The Black River District Spring Camporee!

The 2015 Black River District Spring Cub Family Camporee will take place Friday, May 29 through Sunday, May 31, at Camp Somers, Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation.   This year’s theme will be “Space”.     Bring the whole family and have fun exploring the wonders of the solar system and the world above.  Registration is now open via .  Registration also available via district website  For further information, contact Glen Treier,,   (973) 627-8026, or Marc Maratea,, (973) 765-9322 X240.

Climbing Instructor Training

Accredition photo

Patriots’ Path Council (PPC) Climbing Instructor (CI) training qualifies for BSA National Level II accreditation! Larry Borshard (PPC, BSA Climbing Director, center) accepts the Level II accreditation certificate from Chris Moon (Northeast Region Climbing & COPE chair, left) at Philmont Training Center as John Winter (Climbing & COPE National Task Force chair, far left), Keith Christopher (National Director, Outdoor Programs and Properties, right) and Tom Dennis (Northeast Region Training Program Evaluator, far right) look on.

The next Climbing Instructor (CI) training is:

  • Sunday May 3, 2015 (8:00 am – 6:00 pm) and May 29 – May 31, 2015 (Friday 6:00 pm – Sunday 6:00 pm).  You must attend both sessions.



Register Online

2015 Camp Card

There is still plenty of time to raise money for summer camp expenses.

The 2015 Camp Card program runs through June 26, 2015.

To get your cards

CONTEST for the youth: Strive for 25.  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 non-winning weekly entries will be carried over to the next weekly drawing.  All entries from the weekly drawings will then be put into the Super Drawing at the end of the sale for even larger prizes!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS IN STRIVE FOR 25.  To date we have given out 6 gift cards – Nicholas C – Troop 119 in Raritan Valley two time winner; Ryan B – Pack 101 in Fishawack, Brian C – Troop 119 in Raritan Valley, Joshua D – Troop 915 in Sussex and Christian G – Troop 63 in Munsee.

Trenton Freedom Indoor Football

Saturday, April 25, 2015 – 7pm

Scout tickets are just $5.00 in the upper level!

Scouts will be invited to stay after the game for a Skills Clinic with Trenton Freedom players and coaches. Each Scout will earn a patch for completing all skills stations.

Skills Stations include: Passing, Catching, Tackling and Kicking

More Info – flyer

Donate Your Refrigerator to Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp

Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp is seeking a used or new refrigerator to be used for our summer camp season.  The refrigerator is mainly used to keep medication, ice packs, and extra food cool in the office.

We are respectfully requesting a full size refrigerator with freezer.  We are able to pick up the refrigerator and transport it to camp.  The donation is tax deductible.

For more information, please contact Bill SanFilippo at