Monthly Archives: May 2016


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 Venturing crews. 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.

Patriots’ Path Council offers three NYLT 2016 programs.

Sunday, June 26th to Saturday July 2th

Sunday, August 7th to Saturday August 13th

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, November 11th to 13th and November 18th to 20th
(Must attend both weekends)

Early bird fee is $270      On Time Registration Fee $285     Late Registration $315

Register on line at PPCNYLT.ORG

Click the Boy Scout Tab & Scroll down to NYLT

Mark Spaldo, NYLT Staff Advisor
Phone 973-765-9322 x251

Emil Rufolo, NYLT Course Director
Phone 908-380-2963


On May 3, 2016, the Northeast Region Venturing Officers’ Association announced the selection of their 3 Regional Venturing Vice Presidents for the 2016-2017 term.

Patriots’ Path Council (PPC) of the Boy Scouts of America is proud to have one of our own Venturers selected to serve the Northeast Region. Katie Rozek of Andover, NJ will serve as the Region’s Vice President of Communication.  Currently, Katie is the Northeast Region Area 5 Vice President of Communication and the Vice President of Program for Crew 276, Byram.

The Northeast Region Venturing (NERVE) is comprised of 6 areas and serves more than 18,000 Venturers in 62 councils across 13 states, the Virgin Islands, Europe, and Puerto Rico.

In addition to the Boy Scout’s Venturing program, Katie is a member of the Girl Scouts and Sussex County 4-H program.  She has earned the highest award in both the Girl Scout and Venturing programs; the Girl Scouts Gold Award and Venturing Silver Award.  She was also the recipient of the PPC Venturing Leadership Award in 2015.  Katie has been to many leadership courses including National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT), Powderhorn and Leadership Excellence Direct Results (LEDR).  Katie is a member of the PPC Youth Executive Committee where she just competed her term as Venturing President.

Katie has been a member of 4-H for the past 6 years holding various offices in several clubs.  She is currently the president of the Kitty Kat Kidz 4H club.  Katie is also an avid musician who performs in community, college and church concerts.  She plays clarinet, saxophone, piano, violin, flute, cello, hand bells and recorder.

Katie is currently a homeschooled high school senior.  She will be attending Hofstra University in the fall, majoring in Biology with a concentration in pre-veterinary medicine.

Now in Stock! Solar Powered Lanterns

PPC Outfitters has the Luci EMRG and the Luci Original in stock at your local Scout shop and online on our website at These solar powered lanterns make a wonderful Father’s Day gift starting at $9.99. Never have to worry about batteries again! Visit us at to see everything we have to get you outfitted for your next adventure.

Every Scout DESERVES a Trained Leader!

We will give you the tools to “do your best,” for what to do, so you can deliver a FUN and exciting program to your Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers.  Patriots’ Path Council offers a range of National BSA training courses to help make your job easier and more FUN.  If you are new to Scouting, or new in a particular Scouting job, we offer position-specific training courses for you to learn the basics of your new position.  If you are a seasoned veteran, we have a variety of advanced training programs.  There are also courses for youth leaders.  Just click on this link (, to access the council training webpage and sign up for the courses you want!  More courses will be announced at the Tradeshow of Scouting on June 6 at Birchwood Manor in Whippany, so stop by the training table, talk to our friendly training committee members, and pick up some flyers!

Eagle Hall of Fame Nominations Now Open

The Eagle Scout Hall of Fame Award is a recognition from the Patriots’ Path Council’s Alumni Association. The award was established to recognize Eagle Scouts who, after 25 years or longer of having received the Eagle Scout Award, have reached the highest level of success in their field. In addition, these recipients have demonstrated a strong record of volunteer leadership service to their community.

Submit you nomination to Dennis Kohl by May 31st. Click here for the nomination form.

Get Ready for POPCORN!

The popcorn sale is great way to support your Scouting year with ONE fundraiser.  We can train you, your leaders and your Scouts!   It’s easy to get your unit started – contact Mark Spaldo at 973.765.9322 X 251 or

Popcorn Trainings Happening NOW!  Sessions are being offered throughout the spring and summer around the council-attend one near you.  Register now before they fill up!

Don’t forget to attended the sessions by Michael Beck at the June 6th Tradeshow of Scouting.  PPC units that attended in 2015 averaged a 14.9% growth in sales!  The Tradeshow is also the perfect place to get all the latest popcorn information and have your questions answered.

JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP!  Get the latest popcorn updates, share best practices and ideas, and ask questions.  Search for: Patriots’ Path Council Popcorn or click:   Once you find the group-select JOIN GROUP to be added as a member.


The 2016 Merit Badge Intro Workshop will be on November 5 (earlier this year due to a change in teacher convention weekend).

The purpose of the workshop is to introduce badges to the Scouts and to help them understand the merit badge process.  For most of the merit badges, Scouts will obtain a partial but will not be able to complete the merit badge event at this event.  Registration will open in September through the council calendar.

Father’s Day

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Winnebago Scout Reservation is celebrating its 75th Anniversary on Friday, June 24 to Sunday, June 26, 2016. Former and current campers, leaders and staff, and their families, are invited to spend all or part of the weekend at WSR to see the camp, take part in activities, reminisce and reacquaint with old friends.

Activities on Saturday include:

  • a handicraft project for children
  • archery, rifle, and shotgun ranges
  • swimming and boating
  • zip-line across Durham Pond
  • camp history presentations by Jeff Huppert
  • guided tours by Rich Mager
  • memorabilia display (bring yours to display or swap)
  • 90-minute campfire (you can lead your favorite song or skit)

Camping in a tent or lean-to site is an option available Friday and Saturday nights (bring your own breakfast).

Registration fee includes:

  • all activities and lunch
  • commemorative patch
  • history booklet
  • self-tour guide book

Tickets for BBQ dinner can be purchased separately. Extra patches and a WSR 75th Anniversary t-shirt can be pre-ordered.
Registration closes June 17.
Register at
For additional information contact Bob Sukovich, or Dan Bernier,

Click here for the flyer.

April Tribute Fund Contributions

By making a contribution to the Patriots’ Path Council’s tribute fund, you can express your feelings to the entire alumni, friends, and membership of the Patriots’ Path Council.

There are several opportunities available to send a tribute to someone. You can congratulate an Eagle Scout, celebrate an anniversary or a birthday, remember a friend or a loved one, or a simple “get well” for someone who is ill. A tribute card is sent to the person, organization, or family, and an acknowledgement is sent to the contributor. All donations are put into our adventureship endowment fund where the interest earned is used to help Scouts attend camp, high adventure activites, or trainings.

Below are the tributes received during the month of April:

Cecelia and John Kennedy in memory of Jerome Artigliere

Dave Setzer in memory of Jim Heath

Gina and Greg Caburis in memory of Katherine Rauch

If you wish to make a contribution to the Patriots’ Path Council’s tribute fund, contact George Hemenetz at 973.765.9322 x235 or donate