Monthly Archives: September 2016

2017 New Jersey State Police National Guard (NJSPNG) Camporee


Make sure you consider the 2017 New Jersey State Police National Guard (NJSPNG) Camporee during your planning meetings this summer.

In 2017 more councils are being invited to participate BUT the attendance cap was not / could not be increased.

If you are planning, SAVE THE DATE and look for the registration to open in September.

In 2014, 1,225 Patriots’ Path Scouts and Scouters representing 49 units participated in the event.

Click here for the flyer.

WM/BR/RV Fall Boy Scout/Venturer Camporee

MARK YOUR UNIT CALENDARS! Monkey bridges in the morning and skills competition in the afternoon! Updates (including Camporee Handbook) will be posted on the WM district page:

Please reserve your unit by September 18th to let us know you are coming. There is no charge to reserve your spot, we only need approximate numbers. Reserve here:

Registrations (with exact attendee numbers) are $13 per person before October 2 and $18 per person after. Register here:

Click here for the flyer.


The BSA is sending a contingent to the 15th World Scout Moot in Iceland, summer 2017.

What’s a “Moot”?  A Scout Moot is an international gathering of Scouts/Venturers age 18 – 25.  In many countries, this is the “Rover” age of Scouts.  In the BSA, it applies to young Boy Scout leaders (i.e., ASMs), as well as Venturers and leaders in that age range.  (Adults over the age of 25 can apply for the International Service Team [“IST” for short]).  Our goal is to send a contingent of 50 participants and 25 IST members.

This 2017 Moot promises to be a very exciting program!  It has two parts – a four-day expedition with Scouts from other countries, and four days of international exchange, dialogue and activities at the “Althingi”–an ancient Icelandic gathering of people.

Iceland is a beautiful place and Scouts Iceland has done a great job preparing for it.  Check out their website at for more information and stunning images of the country.

Go here –> –> so that you can receive registration information.

(Yes, the BSA National Jamboree happens around the same time. But this is a different age-group, so if you fit, be sure to check it out!)



Yours in Scouting,

Hal Daume

(PPC International Representative)

Attention All Cub Scout Leaders!

Fall is almost here and, with it, come our wonderful Cub Family Camporees and Cubelos events!

If your pack is planning to go family camping, either at one of these or on your own, you MUST  HAVE at least one BALOO-trained adult to assure the trip is adequately planned, and allow your participation to be officially approved by the BSA.

DOES YOUR PACK HAVE SOMEONE WHO HAS TAKEN BALOO TRAINING?  (It’s actually a good idea to have more than one person with this training…just in case!)

If you need to get someone into a BALOO course, this is your lucky day!  Patriots’ Path Council is offering not one….not two….but SIX courses this fall!   Go to the council website at, click on “Program,” then on “Training” in the drop down menu.  You’ll find all the BALOO courses listed under the Cub Training tab.

These courses often fill up, so get your registration in NOW!!

Make sure your pack can REALLY put the OUTING in SCOUTING!

Sea Scouts, Venturers, and Explorers Welcome to Explore Florida Sea Base in February

If you’re registered in an Exploring post, Sea Scout ship, or Venturing crew you are invited to take part in the 2017 Florida Sea Base Adventure.  The Youth Executive Committee and Venturing Exploring Experience group will be taking flight to Florida Sea Base on March 2- March 5, 2017 for a long weekend of Scouting fun.

Tentative Schedule

Thursday, March 2 – Leave from council service center in early morning to Newark

Airport.  Fly to Ft. Lauderdale and board a van to Florida Sea Base.

Friday, March 3 – All day: Water Sports Adventure, Key West.  Spend the day on the

water on a private yacht.  Activities include snorkeling, wave runners, banana boat,

kneeboarding, sailing, rockwall climbing, windsurfing, kayaks and rafting.

Saturday, March 4 – Scuba Adventure or Swimming with the Dolphins Adventure.  You

must choose one or the other.

Sunday, March 5 – Check out of Sea Base. Return to airport for flight home.  Return to

council service center late Sunday Evening.



Deposit– $400 deposit due on or before October 15, 2016 (non-refundable: please make all checks payable to Patriots’ Path Council or contact John Dorn for credit card payments).

Balance– $400* due on or before December 15, 2016.

Total– $800 includes all transportation, lodging, activities, and meals

*Based on the airline fee, the price for the trip may increase.


Other Details – there will be a brief MANDATORY meeting on Sunday, February 19th at 5 pm at the council service center.


  1. All transportation, lodging, and meals are included in the above fees. Any additional money would be for personal spending only.
  2. The itinerary is subject to change based on departure and arrival times.
  3. A full BSA Medical Form will need to be completed and turned in by February, 1.
  4. A copy of your official photo ID (current student ID or driver’s license) must be turned in with your deposit on or before October 15, 2016.


Register online at:


For more information, contact Bill SanFilippo at 862-777-2524 or


September 30 – October 2 at Winnebago Scout Reservation.  The theme is Build A Bridge to the Future.

Activities include Rifle Shooting, Knife Throwing, Tomahawk Throwing, Archery, Pinewood Derby Race (Scouts will create a car at camp), & STEM Competition.

Also, demonstrations of Black Powder Shooting, Civil War Cannon and Monkey Bridge Building.

For more info, Gary Treubig,  Registration is open at


Saturday, November 5, 2016, Brooklawn Middle School, 250 Beachwood Road at Route 202, Parsippany NJ.

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 at this event.

Registration and class catalog are at

For more info, contact Michael Merritt,


The Morris County Bar Foundation and Exploring Post 22 would like to welcome students ages 14 – 20 to attend the Law Symposium, a program about careers in law.  The event will be held on Saturday September 24, 2016 from 9:00 am until 12:45 pm at the Morristown Campus of the County College of Morris (30 Schuyler Place, Morristown).

Admission is free for those attending, however a reservation is recommended.  Please register and direct any questions to Andrew R. Jacobs, Esq. at (973) 532-9681 or or Linda Mainenti Walsh, Esq. at Attendees will have the option to join Law & Government Exploring Post 22, which will meet monthly to help its members explore opportunities in the profession.

Visit BSA’s Sea Base and the Florida Keys

Here’s your chance to visit BSA’s Sea Base and the Florida Keys. The Patriots’ Path Council Alumni Committee is planning a trip in February. The dates are February 9-12, 2017. Get out of the New Jersey winter and spend a nice 4 day weekend in Florida.

Cost – Double Occupancy: $800.00 per person / Single Occupancy: $1,250.00 per person

We will be staying at Postcard Inn, 84001 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL.

Click here for information.

Eagle Scout Hall of Fame

The following have been selected to the Eagle Scout Hall of Fame for the class of 2017. They will be inducted at our Eagle Recognition Dinner on Friday, January 6, 2017 at the Park Avenue Club.

Archer Jones- Eagle Scout 1988

Eric Kastango- Eagle Scout 1977

Clifford Lindholm- Eagle Scout 1977

Michael Merritt- Eagle Scout 1974

Peter Migliorini- Eagle Scout 1972