Monthly Archives: May 2016

Night at the Soul!

Come support the Patriots’ Path Council and celebrate Soul Scout Day by purchasing tickets through the special URL.

Tradeshow of Scouting

Celebrate the 2016 Summer Games!

June 6, 5:45-9:00 PM, Birchwood Manor, Whippany

Tradeshow is your summer roundtable

Visit our New Council Key 3 Gold Room, take a seat and chat with our PPC leadership.

Explore the Patriots’ Path Games Park Show Floor for ideas to enhance your program from council committees and from new and returning outside vendors… too many to list here!

Attend a Breakout Session:

New Lion Training:  PPC is part of this national pilot program for kindergarten boys. If you wish to participate or want more information please attend.

Camp Master Popcorn:  Popcorn Sales Jedi Master Michael Beck will be here again for a great presentation! PPC units that attended in 2015 averaged a 14.9% growth in sales.

Popcorn Training:  Qualifies for the 3% commission for the unit kernel being trained.

Build an Adventure: Activity Based Recruiting

How to Use the Truth About Drugs Program in your Troop

Marketing: Promote & Recruit for Your Unit… Using Local and Social Media

Rechartering How To:  Hosted by the Raritan Valley District, learn about the process.

Recruiting For Cub Scout Packs:  Learn some new tips and share your successful ideas.

Stop by the District Venue:  Meet your district leaders, grab a snack (or three), and have some fun!

Go For Gold (Door Prizes):  You can’t win if you don’t compete!  Our webpage lists ways to earn more tickets to increase your chances!  Sign up to attend online!

To qualify for extra door prize tickets registration ends 5/31/16!

We’re on the web:

and on Facebook at

Lion Hunting Begins!

Let’s invite kindergarten boys to join Scouting effective 9/1/2016!

Congratulations to the first wave of packs approved to participate in the Patriots’ Path Council’s  Lion pilot program.

More packs will be joining the pilot soon. Application deadline for the 2016-17 program year is June 30, 2016.

Applications can be found on

Packs committed prior to 5/1/2016

236 Black River Long Valley
50 Black River Randolph
49 Black River Jefferson
113 Black River Rockaway
101 Fishawack Butler
53 Munsee Fords
193 RV Manville
185 RV Branchburg
42 RV South Bound Brook

Lion merchandise will start arriving soon.  The first items are expected the last week of May to include the Lion Activity Book for boys and the Parent/Leader Guide packaged together and a special edition adult Lion polo shirt (supplies will be limited.)  The items will be available at the Tradeshow of Scouting.

A new BSA National Lion webpage recently was activated.

New Units under Construction

As part of the council membership plan, in addition to growing and supporting current Scouting units, new unit also need to be organized.

The following list includes prospects that are almost complete to those that are just in initial stages of contacting potential organizations.

If you have any connections or relationships with any on the list or that seeing this list gives you an idea of another partner we should begin the process with please contact Art Lobdell today.

Exploring Posts/Clubs

  • TapInto – Union County                                  Expected to complete registration by 5/30/2016
  • Alcoa, Dover                                                      Expected to complete registration by 5/30/2016
  • Clark Police Department                               Expected to complete registration by 5/30/2016
  • Edison Police Department                            Expected to complete registration by 5/30/2016
  • Radical Rocketeers                                          Expected to complete registration by 5/30/2016
  • Roxbury Recreation Department
  • Middlesex Sherriff Department
  • Madison Public Safety
  • Parsippany Police Department
  • Union Sherriff Department
  • Perth Amboy Police
  • St. Peters Hospital
  • Newton Hospital
  • New Brunswick Youth Services


Cub Scout Packs

  • Rahway Boys and Girls Club                         Expected to complete registration by 5/30/2016
  • McKinley School New Brunswick
  • St. Pious, Montville
  • Winfield Park Recreation
  • Elizabeth Urban Coalition
  • Elizabethport Center
  • Boundbrook Presbyterian
  • Fountain Baptist Church
  • New Brunswick Youth Services


Venture Crews

  • American Legion, Morristown                    Expected to complete registration by 5/30/2016
  • New Brunswick Recreation


Sussex County Miners – 2nd Annual Scout Sleepover

You are invited to the Second Annual Scout Sleepover to be held at Skylands Stadium in Augusta, NJ.

Your Package Includes:

  • A ticket to the June 10th game against the Shikoku Island All-Stars
  • Camp out in the outfield at Skylands Stadium
  • A movie on the new video wall at the stadium

Tickets are $15 per person.   Informational Flyer

Click Here to Register

94 Championship Place Augusta, NJ 07822, US

Door Prizes Galore!

Over the last few years there has been “Door Prize Mania” at the annual Tradeshow of Scouting.

We need your help gathering more prizes.  If you can donate anything that could be useful to other Scouters such as gift certificates, collectables, new or very gently used Scouting items, Scouting memorabilia, new items that might be in a re-gifting area in your home, tickets to upcoming events and more, please let us know today.

Go For Gold (Door Prizes):  You can’t win if you don’t compete!  Receive tickets by registering online by 5/31/16.  Increase your chances:  Watch our webpage for ways to earn more tickets such as bringing your troop SPL, Explorer post or Venturing president, ship boatswain or den chief to the Tradeshow.  You can also earn tickets by showing us the PPC app on your mobile device or attending Lion Cub, Build an Adventure, Recruiting for Cub Scout Packs or Promote/Recruit using Media training.  Bring another adult who was not at the Tradeshow in 2015 or dress in costume/uniform.

Boy Scouts of America Abilities Digest

The following articles are included in this issue:

  • Enhancing Awareness
  • Recognizing Abilities
  • Adapting Advancement
  • A Peek Ahead
  • Professional Corner
  • Helpful Links

Click here to read this issue.

WANTED: Sabattis COPE Director

Who do you know that likes to climb all over everything, loves the outdoors, team leader type and would enjoy July in the cool Adirondack mountains of NY?

Please open this attachment and pass this along to those you think would be interested.

Scoutmaster Specific Training at Summer Camp

JUST A REMINDER – June 1 is the registration deadline for summer camp training.  Please make sure all your leaders who will be attending camp know about this opportunity!   Here’s a re-send of our original message.


To:  All adult leaders with troops attending 2016 summer camp at Winnebago Scout Reservation and Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation’s Camp Somers

As we discussed at the Summer Camp Leaders’ Meeting, Patriots’ Path Council will be offering Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training each week during summer camp at Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation’s Camp Somers and at Winnebago Scout Reservation, from 8:50 am-4:00 pm.   The training flyer is attached.

  • Winnebago will have training on Wednesdays:  July 13, 20, 27 & August 3
  • Somers will have training on Thursdays:          July 14, 21, 28 & August 4

Please let all your troop’s adult leaders know about this great opportunity to complete part of their training.

THE DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS JUNE 1. Registration can be accomplished by going to the Patriots’ Path Council website at, hovering over “Program” then clicking on “Training” in the drop-down menu.  This will take you to the Training page, where you can select the “Boy Scout Summer Camp” tab, and pick the training date at the camp you desire.  You can also access registration by going to your desired date on the Council Calendar and clicking on the course name.


  • Leaders do not have to be attending summer camp to attend the training course.  They can just come up for the day.
  • Training will be conducted even if only one person is registered for a given date.
  • If nobody registers by June 1 for a particular training date, that date will be removed from the schedule and no staff will be available to conduct the training.
  • So please, if your leaders are interested in taking this training, make sure they sign up by June 1!

We look forward to working with the adult leaders from your troops in this important effort to get everyone trained…EVERY SCOUT DESERVES A TRAINED LEADER!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Mary Ruth Lareau, Patriots’ Path Council Training Chairman (


A day camp for all girls and boys entering grades 1 – 6

At the Summer STEM Institute (SSI), boys and girls have the ability to do work in teams, meet new friends and perform hands-on experiments that make science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) come alive.

We offer six (one-week) sessions beginning July 5th and running through August 12, 2016 located at the Patriots’ Path Council service center (1 Saddle Road Cedar Knolls, NJ.)

Please contact Bill SanFilippo at (862) 777-2524 or with any questions.