Monthly Archives: December 2015

NOW HIRING: Summer STEM Institute


Summer STEM Institute positions are currently available.  The following positions include:

-STEM Director (Min. Age 21, 1 position)

-Assistant Director- Grades 1-3 (1 position)

-Assistant Director- -Grades 4-6 (1 position)

-Health Officer/ Business Administrator (1 position)

-Office Clerk (1 position)

-Counselors (8 positions)

-Counselors in Training (Must be age 14; this is an unpaid position, 6 positions open)

Apply online at: 

Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status or the presence of a health problem or handicap that is unrelated to the person’s ability to perform the job assigned. The staff advisor for SSI will contact applicants for an interview. Registration with the Learning for Life program will be required upon employment.

If interested, please register online at or contact Bill SanFilippo at or 973-765-9322 x227 with any questions.

Animation merit badge pamphlet and emblem have arrived!

This new merit badge pamphlet assists Scouts seeking to earn the Animation merit badge. Requirements include computer and traditional animation tasks that will test a Scout’s creativity, artistic skills, and storytelling abilities.

Item: 620096 & 620494

Retail Price: $4.99 & $2.50

Popcorn Kick Off Contest

Congratulations to all of the winners of this year’s Popcorn Kick Off Contest!

Units who participated were entered into both the CAMP MASTERS national contest as well as our own Patriots’ Path Council contest.

Pack 20 in Raritan Valley District won 3rd place in the national competition! Pack 20 will receive a bonus $100 in commission and each Scout will receive a $15 gift card to Walmart.

The winners of the PPC Contest are:

  • Troop 104 Watchung Mountain
  • Pack 50 Black River
  • Pack 160 Black River
  • Pack 673 Watchung Mountain

Each winning unit will receive a $100 Walmart gift card.

Thank you to all the units and kernels that participated. Please remember to look out for details on next year’s contest.

2016 Youth Protection Symposium

On Friday, April 29, 2016 Patriots’ Path Council will host the 2016 Youth Protection Symposium featuring Victor Vieth, executive director emeritus of the Gundersen National Children Protection Training Center. Mr. Veith’s topics will include “What Every Youth-Serving Organization Should Know” and “Understanding Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Research.” Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about these serious topics in an engaging and inspirational “MUST SEE” presentation from nationally known speaker, Victor Vieth, in one of his few East Coast engagements in 2016. The symposium is for professionals and volunteers who work with children and families including educators and administrators, childcare providers, law enforcement, community youth-serving organizations, health and human service providers, faith-based organizations, healthcare and victim advocates. Register At:

Continuing education credits offered. Early-bird fee $35 (through 2.15.2016).

Please see the flyer.

2016 WMD Annual Meeting and Recognition Dinner

Save the Date! The 2016 WMD Annual Meeting and Recognition Dinner will be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at Snuffy’s Pantagis Renaissance in Scotch Plains. For updates visit

2016 Watchung Mountain Klondike

Its Klondike time! Registration for both the Boy Scout Klondike Derby and the Webelos Klondike Trek is open! Both events will be held Saturday, January 30 at Watchung Reservation. More information here: Boy Scout Klondike Derby and Webelos Klondike Trek.

Winter Training Day for Venturing and Explorers Members!

The new Venturing Exploring Xperience committee is excited to launch its first Winter Training Day.  The courses being offered that day include Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews, Venturing Advisor Position Specific Training, Crew Committee Challenge, and Adult Explorer Leader Basic Training.

When: Saturday, February 20, 2016

Where: The Presbyterian Church at Pluckemin (279 Route 202/206, Pluckemin, NJ 07978)

Check In:  8:30 am – 9:00 am

Training: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Who: Any registered Venturing youth or adult and any registered Exploring adult

Cost: $10 includes: Lunch, Program Supplies, and Materials

Registration: Go to and click on Council Calendar.  Go to February 20, 2016.  Click on event to register.

For more information contact event chair: Katie Rozek at or event advisor: Bill San Filippo (862) 777-2524 or


This is a new, ongoing column that will appear regularly beginning with this issue. We all know Scouting is world-wide, but rarely stop to think that we can “get out there” and participate as Scouts, with other Scouts around the world. So here’s a start!  Our first issue focuses on Europe!

Fishawack Finest Fellowship Dinner

Each pack, troop and crew in Fishawack can select one of their volunteers to receive the Fishawack’s Finest Award. 

The only criteria for receiving the Fishawack’s Finest is the gratitude and affection of other leaders in the unit.  Submit your unit’s choice at

Please arrange for your honoree and other leaders from your unit to attend the dinner on Wednesday, January 27th at the Hanover Manor, 16 Eagle Rock Ave. in East Hanover.  Social hour starts at 6:00 pm and dinner at 7:00 pm.  Dinner registration is $37.50 per person.  Registration is online at and closes on January 22.

Join us for the Patriots’ Path Council Annual Year in Review & Awards Celebration!

Monday, February 29th at the Hanover Manor in East Hanover at 5:00 pm. Honor our 2016 Silver Beavers, Trailblazers, and Youth Leadership Award recipients! Celebrate our 2015 achievements as a council!

Register today by visiting here.