Monthly Archives: June 2016

Scout Leader Position-Specific Training

EVERY WEEK OF SUMMER CAMP we are offering Scout Leader Training at both Winnebago Scout Reservation, and Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation, Camp Somers!

The course is “Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training,” which is part of the required training for all uniformed adult Boy Scout Leaders.  It’s a good course for your Committee, too!


  1. The courses are FREE!
  2. Winnebago courses are on Wednesdays in the Flintlock Building, and Somers courses are on Thursdays in the Dining Hall.  Both buildings are close to their respective parking lots.
  3. Sessions run from 8:50am to 4:00pm, with a two hour break for lunch and siesta time so leaders who are attending summer camp can be with their Scouts.
  4. You do not have to be attending summer camp with your troop to attend the course.  You can just c’mon over!
  5. You will have to bring your lunch if you aren’t attending camp with your troop.
  6. You should wear your uniform, if you have one.
  7. Registration Deadline is the SUNDAY NIGHT before each course, and is shown on each individual course registration page.

PLEASE PASS THIS INFORMATION ON TO ALL YOUR ADULT LEADERS.  We have close to 60 people registered already, and the more, the merrier!

In Person Youth Protection Training

Join us Tuesday, August 30th for a live in-person Youth Protection Training held at the council service center, 1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls, NJ. The event will begin at 1:00 pm, following SM/ASM Specifics. Please register at least one week prior to the course.

More information and alternate dates can be found here.

WM Fall Cub Camporee

Save the date for a weekend full of Super Hero fun! Watchung Mountain Fall Cub Family Camporee will be taking place the weekend of October 21-23, 2016 at Winnebago Scout Reservation. For More information please click here.

WM/BR/RV Boy Scout/Venturer Camporee!

Save the date for a fun weekend full of monkey bridge building, carnival style patrol competitions, capture the flag, and more!

October 14-16, 2016 held at Round Valley Youth Center at Round Valley Reservoir, Lebanon New Jersey. For more information please refer to the 2016 Boy Scout Fall Camporee Announcement.


All money goes towards sending some Scouts in need to camp! (Camp Scholarship Fund)

Saturday, July 23, 2016

At Winnebago Scout Reservation

102 Timberbrook Road, Rockaway, NJ

7pm seating at Scout Camp Dining Hall

$50.00 per person, $500.00 for a table of 10

  • No tickets available at door
  • Reservation Required
  • Professional Table Service
  • Famous Nightingale Beefsteak
  • Bread Building Contest
  • Fun & Prizes
  • Auction
  • Casual attire
  • Includes all you can eat:

Relish Trays with olives and pickles, family style Spring mixed salad and dressing, all you can eat hand sliced beef tenderloin on French bread, golden brown French fries, ice cream sundaes, birch beer, coffee.



Office Volunteer Opportunities

Do you have a couple of hours you could spare during the day?  Have you considered volunteering at the Patriots’ Path Council Office?  Would you like to?  Please contact Amy Schwartz at 973-765-9322 ext. 246 or email her at


All weeks still have a few spaces left for those girls and boys who are entering grades 1-6. At the Summer STEM Institute (SSI), boys and girls have the ability to do just that. Work in teams, meet new friends and perform hands-on experiments that make science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) come alive.

The SSI program has been designed and vetted by STEM educators and professionals to be fun and age-appropriate. Hands-on activities help students learn the academic concepts behind the experiments.

We have a staff to student ratio of 1:4 and there is a maximum of 35 students per week. The program is broken into three levels, grade 1, grades 2-3 and grades 4-6. Grades 2-6 have the option of attending five sessions beginning July 11th and running through August 12, 2016. Check out our great program below for dates, fees, registration and more information.

Form more information and to register visit:

An easier way to donate to Patriots’ Path Council

As you know, Patriots’ Path Council is always seeking new ways to obtain funding for Scouting. That’s why we joined the Care2Share Affinity Program, a free service offered by Investors Bank. As an enrolled member of Care2Share, we receive quarterly donations, which are based on the balances that our members and supporters maintain in their Investors personal checking and savings accounts.

Here’s how it works. When you or anyone you know link your Investors Bank accounts to Patriots’ Path Council the bank will provide us with quarterly contributions. These contributions will be equivalent to .25% on the average balance of all personal checking accounts and .15% on the average balance of all personal savings accounts (including money market accounts, CDs and IRAs).

It is easy to enroll in the Care2Share program. If you are already a customer, just stop by any Investors branch and complete an Account Linking form. The form can also be downloaded from

If you’re not yet a customer of Investors, you may wish to consider them for your personal banking needs. The Account Linking form may be completed when you open your account. Plus when you open an Investors Checking Account, your first order of checks are free.*

To learn more about how you can support Patriots’ Path Council through Care2Share, contact George Hemenetz at 973.765.9322 x235 or Information about the program may also be obtained at any Investors Bank branch, by visiting or calling the Investors’ Client Care Center at 855-iBank4U (422.6548).

*Limited designs and order quantity depends upon the type of account opened.

FAQ’s are found here:

2017 World Scout Moot

The 15th World Scout Moot will be held in Iceland from July 25th to August 2nd, 2017.  It is an official event of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), hosted and organized by the Icelandic Boy and Girl Scout Association, for young people ages between 18 and 25 inclusive. With more than 160 member organizations within WOSM, there are many international Scouting events each year. They provide a great opportunity for our BSA members to connect with the world, to learn about other countries, people, and cultures through Scouting activities, and to make new friendships as part of their Scouting adventure.

The BSA is looking for a highly motivated individual to serve as Head of Contingent at the 15th World Scout Moot. The personal leadership of the contingent leader is one of the most important factors in effective administration of an international event. Two key deliverables are (1) assembling the contingent to give the participants a once-in-a-lifetime experience at a reasonable cost and 2) showcasing the United States and the Boy Scouts of America to the world during the event. The BSA contingent leader will be responsible for their own World Scout Moot registration fees, flights, and any pre or post event travel. We will also ask that the contingent leader be available and willing to attend the Head of Contingent Meeting in late July of this year at their own cost. More details about the 15th World Scout Moot and Head of Contingent Meeting are attached.

If you are interested in applying for this position or know someone who is, please make sure to thoroughly review the position description attached and make sure you are comfortable taking on all of these responsibilities. All completed Contingent Leader Applications should be submitted no later than June 23rd, 2016 to

Contingent Leader Application World Scout Moot

Contingent Leader Position Description


May 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 May:

David Setzer in memory of Elvira Budesheim

Charles Boucher in memory of W. M. Boucher

Dennis Kohl in memory of Louise Favale

Alan Gotliffe in memory of Elvira Budesheim

Cecelia and John Kennedy in memory of “Mom” of the Phakey family

Jean and Ed Fiedler in memory of Katherine Rauch

Chris Szymczak in honor of Dylan Scheidle

Dennis Kohl congratulations to Amanda Landwehrle

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