Monthly Archives: April 2015

NATIONAL ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE GUEST

Larry Lynn, chairman of the National Advancement Committee Eagle Issues Task Force, will lead a discussion on Boy Scout advancement with an emphasis on the rank of Eagle Scout, on April 14th @ 7:00 pm at the council service center, 1 Saddle Road in Cedar Knolls.  Members of district advancement committees, Eagle project coaches, and troop leaders are invited and encouraged to attend.  Space is limited.  Register at http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/eagle-rank-topics/1703010

2015 Beefsteak Dinner

Don’t miss out on this fun filled dinner. Sign up early because it will sell out.

Help send some Scouts in need to camp!

Saturday, July 25, 2015
7 pm seating at Scout Camp Dining Hall
$50.00 person • $500.00 for a table of ten
No tickets available at the door

Click here for the invitation.

Investors Bank Care2Share Program

Patriots’ Path Council periodically reviews services provided by vendors.  Last year, a task force was assembled to review the council’s banking relationships.  The task force reviewed proposals from three banks; comparing the array of services offered.  Their recommendation was to transition our banking relationships from TD Bank and PNC Bank to Investors Bank and Lakeland Bank.  In addition to being able to satisfy the council’s banking requirements, these banks are very supportive of the Scouting movement.  Investors Bank offers a program called Care2Share which is similar to TD Bank’s affinity program.  The program essentially aggregates Investors Bank account balances for individuals and families desiring to be affiliated with the council.  When you link your eligible accounts to Patriots’ Path Council, Boy Scouts of America, the organization will receive from Investors Bank .25% on the average monthly balance* of your checking account or .15% on the average monthly balance* of your savings account. This is free to you and does not affect any of the features or benefits that come with your accounts.

If you are interested in supporting the council financially this way, please consider opening an Investors Bank checking or savings account and affiliating yourself with the council. Account linking forms are available at any Investors branch; by visiting www.myinvestorsbank.com/care2share; or by contacting jennifer.volz@scouting.org.

*Average balances are annualized and paid in quarterly increments.

Summer STEM Institute is Hiring!

Online applications (www.scoutingevent.com?SSIStaff) are being accepted for the following positions:

Summer STEM Institute – The Summer STEM Institute is located at Patriots’ Path Council, 1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls, N.J. The program’s participants are boys and girls entering grades 3 – 5 in September. The program operates in six weekly sessions (July 6 – July 10, July 13 – July 17, July 20 – July 24, July 27 – July 31, August 3 – August 7, August 10 – August 14). The STEM program runs Monday to Friday from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm. Before care and after care is offered beginning at 7:00 am and ending at 6:00 pm.

Click here for the flyer.

Signs, Signals, and Codes

Newly Released Merit Badge:

Enhancing Our Youth’s Competitive Edge

Signs, Signals, and Codes: Communication for Everyone

Troops – It is not too late to register for summer camp!

We still have openings for selected weeks at Camp Somers, Winnebago Scout Reservation and Sabattis Adventure Camp. Thousands of Scouts attend our three nationally accredited camps every year. In addition to many Patriots’ Path Council units, we have troops from 16 other councils coming to our camps in 2015.  If your troop is not yet registered, we would love to have join us and see why our PPC camps are so popular.

Visit www.camps.ppbsa.org for more information or to schedule a summer camp promotion.

$324 for a Week of Summer Resident Camp!

The week of August 2 – 8 is Bonus Week for the Provisional Camp Troop at Camp Somers.  Individual Boy Scouts and Venturers are invited to Camp Somers for a week of fun, merit badges and other advancement opportunities.  Activities include all terrain vehicles, swimming, sailboats, canoes, kayaks, rifle shooting, shotgun shooting, archery, paintball, climbing, mountain biking, fishing, COPE, zip line, campfires, contests, ecology, Scoutcraft, steak cookout and lots more.

We provide lodging in tents with cots, dining hall meals, adult leadership and more.

$324 for registrations after April 30. No other discounts apply. Regular fees apply to other weeks and programs.

See http://www.camps.ppbsa.org/files/Somers_Bonus_Week.pdf for more details.

NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING (NYLT)

NYLT is a rigorous youth leadership training program that provides skills for life and is designed to benefit and enhance the leadership teams of Troops and Ventures. It is FUN, Challenging and Informative. Upon completion each participant will receive a certificate of this nationally recognized program.

The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what a leader must KNOW, and what a leader must DO. The key elements are taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The skills come alive during the week as the participants go on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership. NYLT is a seven-day course. Content is delivered in a troop and patrol outdoor setting with an emphasis on immediate application of learning in a fun, guiding environment. Interconnecting concepts and work processes are introduced early, built upon, and aided by the use of memory aids which allow participants to understand and employ this “Tool Box” of leadership skills much faster.

Patriot Path Council offers two NYLT 2015 programs.  Sunday June 29th to Saturday July 4th and Sunday August 10th to Saturday August 16th. The early bird fee is $280 and $310 after May 31th for the June course and after July 9th for the August course.

Register on line at PPCNYLT.ORG.

Mark Spaldo
NYLT Staff Advisor
Phone 973-765-9322 x251
Email:mark.spaldo@scouting.org

Emil Rufolo
NYLT Course Director
Phone 908-380-2963
Email: nyltppcdirector@gmail.com

Den Chief Training

Den Chief Training classes are being offered on May 9 and May 30.  Please make sure that all Scouts who will be or are thinking about serving as Den Chiefs in the fall, as well as those Scouts currently serving but who haven’t completed this course, sign up for one of the classes at http://training.ppbsa.org/youth/denchief/.

Sabattis Summer Camp Aquatics Director

Summer Employment Opportunity