Monthly Archives: November 2015

Information and Updates from the Advancement Committee

There have recently been quite a few changes made by BSA National to the Cub Scout program (have patience, this is a large file) and to the Boy Scout advancement requirements.  Here is a comparison between old and new Boy Scout requirements (have patience, this is a large file) and a more concise list of Boy Scout requirement changes.  Here’s a link to the Cub Scout Program Resources forms.  The Patriot’s Path Council Advancement Committee is making a concerted effort to distribute these changes via the council website, an Advancement News flyer, the Signs Up e-newsletter, roundtables, district advancement chairs, handouts at the service center, the University of Scouting, and other venues.  The committee maintains the Patriots’ Path Council advancement website where much additional advancement information can be found.  Keep up with all the latest advancement newsVisit the Patriots’ Path Council Advancement website.


The Advancement Committee holds two major Council wide advancement events each year.  The Merit Badge Introduction Workshop will be held on November 21, 2015 and the Elective Extravaganza for Cub Scouts will be held on April 9th, 2016 at Camp Winnebago.  The Elective Extravaganza replaces the Belt Loop Bonanza due to the Cub Scout Program changes.  Each of the Council’s six Districts will be supporting a portion of the Elective Extravaganza.  Contact your District Advancement Chair (here for a list) to help out.

The 2016 Eagle Scout Recognition & Reunion Dinner

Join us on Friday, January 8th at the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park as we celebrate and recognize our 2015 Eagle Scout Class and our 2016 Eagle Hall of Fame Inductees. RSVP by Friday, December 18th. This is a sellout event, please register today by visiting here.

2015 Eagle Scout Speed Networking Event

Are you an Eagle Scout ages 18-30? Click here for a super fun event we are holding for you on Monday, December 7th!

Ski Shawnee!

Shawnee Mountain’s Scout Weekend 2016 will be held Saturday & Sunday, March 12 & 13. Come as a troop or on your own with family; no minimum required.  Save BIG on tickets and lesson packages, meal plans and lodging; complimentary merit badge testing both days.  Click here for more event details.

9th Annual Blood Drive to Be Held on Black Friday!

Patriots’ Path Council will again host the annual Black Friday Blood Drive on November 27, 2015. Four locations will host the blood donation services form 10 am -4 pm.

The four blood drive locations include:

  • Patriots’ Path Council- 1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls, NJ
  • Madison Elks Lodge- 192 Main Street, Madison, NJ
  • NJ Sharing Network- 691 Central Ave., New Providence, NJ
  • United Methodist Church- 201 Lincoln Ave,. East Cranford, NJ

To schedule an appointment for November 27, please visit

For more information contact Justin Strnatko at (908) 635-7567 or or Bill SanFilippo at 862-777-2524 or


Are you ready to venture on the trails? PPC Outfitters is here to help get you and your Scout outfitted with the appropriate equipment for camping. We sell age-appropriate, quality camping equipment packages at a reasonable price that have been selected by experienced leaders. is a part of Patriots’ Path Council so please check us out and support our Boy Scout council!

PPC Outfitters partnered with Adidas Outdoor to bring you a great selection of hiking boots. We currently carry three styles of boots for adults: Ax2, Ax2 Mid Gtx, and the Terrex Fast X High Gtx. Sizes range from 6-12 (including half sizes) and 13, 14.  We also carry the Ax2 K for youth/kid sizes 10.5k to 7. Starting at $60 you can get your very own pair of boots.

Support your council and order yours online at

If you have any questions you can contact Steven Beirach at or call Mountainside Scout Shop at 908-654-9191 or see details online at

2016 Trailblazer Award Recipients

The Trailblazer Award is a council award presented to a Scouter who has achieved significant accomplishments on a council level over a 24-month period. The accomplishments should be directly related to the Council Vision Statement and Strategic Plan.

The Patriots’ Path Council presents the Trailblazer Award at the Council Annual Meeting.

We are pleased to announce our 2016 award recipients

Sue Carter- Council Youth Protection Committee

Mary Lynne Capen- Council Advancement Committee

Robert Newbury- Camp Noble Cause

James Parlapiano- Munsee District

Joseph Pawelczyk- Council Finance Management Committee

Larry Rosello- Council Alumni Committee

Chris Sturm- Order of the Arrow, Woapalanne Lodge