Monthly Archives: July 2016

Amazon Prime Day

Amazon’s second-annual Prime Day is on July 12 and will feature more than 100,000 deals exclusively for Prime members, making it one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Don’t forget to shop at and Amazon will donate to Boy Scouts Of America, Patriots’ Path Council.

When you #StartWithaSmile on #PrimeDay, Amazon donates to Boy Scouts Of America, Patriots’ Path Council. Shop for great deals at

If you have any questions, contact George Hemenetz at 973.765.9322 x235 or


Scout Day at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom!

Discount tickets – $35 per person

EXTENDED OFFER: Must be purchased by July 14th Midnight

Tickets will be available for pick up between 10:00 and 11:00 am from the Patriots’ Path Council Top 100 representative (look for the person holding the sign).  After 11:00 am you must pick up your tickets at the Will Call window.  Parking is an additional cost.

Click Here for the Informational Flyer

Lion Pilot Roll Call

The following packs have applied and been approved for the 2016-17 program year for participation in the Lion program.

Information can be found here.

  • Pack  District        Town
  • 45 BR  Mine Hill/Wharton
  • 49 BR  Jefferson
  • 50 BR  Randolph
  • 51 BR Basking Ridge
  • 54 BR  Roxbury
  • 54 BR Liberty Corner
  • 60 BR Mt. Arlington
  • 62 BR Budd Lake
  • 113 BR  Rockaway
  • 165 BR Rockaway
  • 166 BR  Randolph
  • 236 BR  Long Valley
  • 79 Fish Pequannock
  • 101 Fish Butler
  • 142 Fish Parsippany
  • 201 Fish Boonton
  • 228 Fish Morristown
  • 513 Fish Morristown
  • 143 Fish Parsippany
  • 30 MN  Clark/Linden
  • 47  MN  Rahway
  • 53  MN  Fords
  • 75  MN Cranford
  • 145 MN Clark
  • 523 MN Colonia
  • 12 RV Edison
  • 15 RV Metuchen
  • 42 RV  S. Bound Brook
  • 45 RV   Middlesex
  • 64 RV   Bridgewater
  • 185 RV  Branchburg
  • 186 RV Hillsborough
  • 189 RV Hillsborough
  • 193 RV  Manville
  • 207 RV  South Plainfield
  • 224 RV South Plainfield
  • 489 RV Hillsborough
  • 88 SX   Hopatcong
  • 93 SX   Netcong
  • 153 SX Wantage
  • 298 SX Hardyston
  • 4 WM Scotch Plains/Fanwood
  • 182 WM Warren

Cub Scout Recruiting Resources Training

8/27/16 10:30-11:30 AM

1 Saddle Rd Cedar Knolls

Learn how to get printed flyers, Boys’ Life magazine samples, a giant dancing Cub Scout, feather banners, on-boarding envelops and much more…..

Hear about the best practices from other Cub Leaders on effective recruiting strategies.

Brainstorm new ways to invite boys to join  the program.

Share your recruiting plans with others.

Register here

Lion Pilot Orientation

Is your pack registered for the Lion pilot program ?  If so please attend the training if you missed the opportunity in June at the Tradeshow of Scouting.

Learn about how to conduct the Cub Scout program for Kindergarten age boys.

Learn about the Adventures for the Lions.

Learn what Lions can and Can not do.

Get your questions answered by the PPC Lion Steering Committee.

Register here

Somerset Patriots Scout Days

  • Sunday, July 31st at 5:05 pm
  • Thursday, August 18th at 7:05 pm
The Somerset Patriots have several opportunities for Scouts to enjoy a great event at the ballpark.
Upper Box Tickets Start At Just $8.50 For All Opportunities!

Scout Days -All Scouts and leaders will be invited on the field for a pregame parade and remain on the field during the national anthem.

Super Activity!

Staten Island Yankees Baseball Campout

and more…….

Saturday, July 9, 2016


Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 7pm.

The team is a class A affiliate of the NY Yankees.

They are offering two Scout days with discounted baseball tickets and a patch. Post-game sleepover on the field featuring a movie on the big screen. All kids 12 & under run the bases after the game.

Post-game fireworks.

Click here for flier.

Click above for order form and program options and prices. Group rate $12 per seat (minimum 10 tickets).



Ride the Staten Island Ferry to NYC and back!  Free! (25 minute trip one way)

The Staten Island Ferry has great views of NYC Harbor and the Statue of Liberty!

The Patriots’ Path Council is pleased to announce the 2017 PPC Honors Recipients

Donald Beach for his outstanding work with our National Scout Jamboree program
Michael O’Shea for his dedication and work with Woodman’s Thong training program
Maryann Simonenko and Glenn Trier for their outstanding work with the Cub Scout camping programs

The Patriots’ Path Council is pleased to announce the third PPC Honors
awards. This award is given in recognition to Scouters who have spent several
decades giving leadership to a specific function of the Patriots’ Path Council.

The presentation will take place on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Perona Farms in Andover, NJ.

2016 POPCORN SALE UPDATE – 6/22/16


Attend and participate in the Popcorn Sales Training. (See dates and registration link below).

With your committee, set a sales goal for your unit and for each Scout.

  • Most important step a unit can do. Base the goal on your actual budget needs.
  • Formulate a popcorn sales plan that includes the 3 methods of selling popcorn: Take Order Form, Show & Sell and Online.
  • Create a timeline of when all order forms, popcorn money and Scout prize forms will be due. Be sure to consider the key sales dates.


Conduct a “fun-filled” kick-off event for Scout families.

  • Emphasize what the Scouts will receive for hitting their goal.
  • Provide a letter to the parents that clearly spells out:
    • The purpose of the sale, funding an upcoming year of Scouting.
    • Support and additional rewards available to the Scout.
    • Important deadlines.


Encourage ALL your Scouts to go out and sell! 67% of people will buy when asked and less than 30% of the public is asked.

  • Sell to friends, family members, neighbors, etc.
  • Take the “Take Order form” to work.
  • Set up an organized “Blitz Day” at the beginning of the sale to help give your Scouts a good start to their sale.


Orders are paperless!

  • Total the Scouts’ orders into a unit order and submit online.
  • Prizes are also ordered online.
  • Most supplemental prizes can be submitted online by parents.


Coordinate your unit’s popcorn pick-up and distribution.

  • Bring enough vehicles to accommodate your order. Approximate vehicle capacity (without passenger): Mid-Size Car= 30 cases, Van= 50 cases, Full size pick-up truck= 60 cases


Collect money from your Scouts and pay your invoice by November 19th.

  • Make unit check for “Amount Due Council” payable to Patriots’ Path Council, BSA. Write your district name on the check.


Distribute prizes upon receipt in a timely manner.


Celebrate your unit’s success!



You order full cases of popcorn by August 1, and pick up your order on August 20th.  (The 50% payment on your order isn’t due until October 12th.)  All sales count toward your commission. Any leftover popcorn can be used to fill your Take Order Sale needs. Note: Chocolate Popcorn is not available for Show & Sell. Sale goes from August 20th through October 30th.  More info about Show and Sell sales:


Get permission to sell near a store or other heavily trafficked area-secure your selling dates and promote to your unit.

Suggested locations:

Tips on securing a storefront:


Popcorn sale material is now available for pick up at the office in Cedar Knolls.




Training sessions are happening throughout the council until July 28.   Learn how to use the CAMPMASTERS system, what the new products are, and take home a demo $750 Club prize.  Bring along your Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, den leaders, committee members, senior patrol leaders, or ANYONE who is interested in helping make this year’s sale a success. Find one near you and register online today at:



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.


QUESTIONS ABOUT THE 2016 POPCORN SALE?  Contact Mark Spaldo at:  973.765.9322 X 251 or


Sussex County Miners Scout Sleepover Night

July 29, 2016

Click for flier.  Tickets
Gates open at 6:00 PM, first pitch 7:05.
-Tickets can be picked up at a separate table where you will receive your wristband to re-enter
the stadium for the sleepover.

-Once the game has concluded you can go to the parking lot to get your camping gear. Once the stadium has been cleared of all fans you may re-enter the stadium.
-Tents are allowed however no tent stakes are allowed so that the field and sprinkler systems are not damaged.
-Once most Scouts have returned to the field, we will begin the movie on the video wall.
-Concessions and restrooms will be available during the night and breakfast will be provided the next morning.