Monthly Archives: July 2016
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 smile.amazon.com 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 http://smile.amazon.com/gp/charity/homepage.html?orig=%2Fgp%2Fbrowse.html%3Fnode%3D11448061011&ein=22-3661431
If you have any questions, contact George Hemenetz at 973.765.9322 x235 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discount tickets – $35 per person
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.
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. https://ppcbsa.org/membership/getting-started/lion/
- 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
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 http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1943862
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 http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1943860
- 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.
Staten Island Yankees Baseball Campout
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.
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!
• 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.
ARE YOU ON TRACK FOR A GREAT SALE? FOLLOW THIS UNIT KERNAL CHECKLIST!
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!
GET READY FOR SHOW AND SELL SALES
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: https://ppcbsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/2015-Show-Sell-General-Information.pdf
Get permission to sell near a store or other heavily trafficked area-secure your selling dates and promote to your unit.
Suggested locations: https://ppcbsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/2015-Show-Sell-Location-Ideas.pdf
Tips on securing a storefront: https://ppcbsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/2015-Show-Sell-Secure-a-Location.pdf
POPCORN SALES MATERIALS AVAILABLE
Popcorn sale material is now available for pick up at the office in Cedar Knolls.
DON’T MISS POPCORN TRAINING!
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: ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1898557
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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1291256864223809/. 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 email@example.com
July 29, 2016
–Click for flier. Tickets https://scoutingevent.com/?Miner
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.