Monthly Archives: October 2015

Read the Area 5 Venturing Newsletter!

The September 2015 newsletter is here! We have articles from all around Area 5, written by youth, for youth! Check out exciting articles such as our Area 5 President’s experience at NAYLE, or our Regional Venturing President’s trip to World Jamboree 2015 in Japan.

If you have an idea for an article, or would like to write one yourself, message us on Facebook or send us an email.

Make sure to share with all your Venturers and fellow units.

Abilities Digest Fall Issue


The following articles are included in this issue:

  • CSE Mike Surbaugh’s Vision for Scouts with Disabilities
  • Remember the Torch of Gold Award
  • Woods Services Award Nominations Deadline Fast Approaching
  • Remembering Yogi Berra’s Dedication to Scouts with Disabilities
  • Registering a Scout as Disabled or Having Special Needs
  • The Disabilities Awareness Conference at Philmont
  • A Peek Ahead
  • Helpful Links

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: Saturday, November 7, 2015
Where: Patriots’ Path Council Service Center (1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927)
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 Click on Council Calendar. Go to November 7, 2015. Click on Event to Register.


Event Chair: Katie Rozek at (973) 670-6998 or
Event Advisor: Meghan Fortus at

Patriots’ Path Council Welcomes

Explorer Post 911

Arbor Hose Fire

1780 W 7th St

Piscataway, NJ 08854-1607

For more information or to join as a youth or adult contact Eric Martin   (908) 377-6820

For more information on Fire Exploring

Other Fire Service Explorer posts in Patriot’s’ Path Council are in Iselin, Colonia, Fords and Cranford.

Special Learning Classes at the MB Intro Workshop

Den Chief Training, Eagle Project Management, and Trail to Eagle Introduction.

Merit Badge Intro Workshop Registration Now Open:

Saturday, November 21 at Brooklawn Middle School. 

Is your Cub pack looking for more Cub Scouts?


 Rocket Building and Cub Scout Registration Night

Friday, November 20, 2015

6:30-8:30 PM

Locations in Linden, Piscataway, Randolph and East Hanover

Rocket Launch Saturday 11/21

North Branch Park, Bridgewater 9 AM-1 PM

The council membership committee is conducting a special recruiting event only for boys who are not yet Cub Scouts. Volunteers are needed to support this important event.  Cub packs who want more boys to join their unit need to have a representative at the site of the event closest to you and make sure your district executive knows you would like invitations sent out in your area.  Packs and volunteers please register here.

This event is not for boys who are already in Cub Scouts it is an opportunity to invite new boys!


Shawnee Mountain

When you think ski, snowboard and snow tubing trips for your Scouts this winter, think Shawnee Mountain in the Pocono Mountains.  Shawnee is your “#1 Scout Headquarters for Winter Fun” offering  one-day and overnight trips, merit badge programs and special Scout events.  Click here for more details on group outings and discounts that can save you up to 45% off retail rates.

BSA LearnCenter – Cub Scout Learning Plans Complete!

It is official.  Cub Scout leaders can complete the all the elements required for position specific training in the BSA Learn Center.  The last module was Cub Scout Insignia which was posted on Friday.  To login, go to then click on “My Dashboard” on the top left.   Navigate to the “Training Center” tab then click on Cub Scouting.  Finally, click on “Take Course” next to the leader position-specific training you are interested in taking.

Please help share the word.

Liberty Science Center and Liberty Jamboree Better Together

October 3, 2015 at Liberty Science Center

For Cub Scouts and Families (Co-ed event)

Due to the excitement around the Liberty Jamboree  – the Liberty Science Center has waived the pre-registration requirement for the event this Saturday.  If you are a Cub Scout Family and still want to attend – walk in registrations will be accepted for the Camp-In at the Liberty Science Center.  Details and pricing can be found here. (The only change is that payments will be accepted in person by Patriots’ Path staff at the Science Center on Saturday, not on-line for this extended offer.)

Includes hundreds of hands-on exhibits, a RealD 3d movie in the nation’s largest IMAX Dome Theatre, live science demonstrations.