Monthly Archives: October 2016

New Jersey State Police National Guard Camporee

Join Scouts and units from all over New Jersey at the 5th New Jersey State Police National Guard Camporee in Sea Girt, May 19-21, 2017.  For more information and to register go to the Jersey Shore Council website (  Our own Archer Jones, Chairman of the New Jersey State Police Eagle Scout Association and Black River District commissioner, is a camporee co-chair.  In 2014, 1,225 Patriots’ Path Council Scouts and Scouters representing 49 units participated in the event.

See you in Sea Girt!




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

The purpose of the workshop is to introduce merit 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,

PPC Custom Made Nametag

The latest addition to our PPC custom made items is our magnetic back nametag. Any Scouting logo that can be copied may be used. The background can be white, yellow, green, pink, tan, or orange (or anything else if you supply the paper!) The print can be any style or color. Price of $7.50 includes a logo and one line of print. Each additional line is $1.00 extra. The best part is, if you wish to change it, there is only a $2.50 charge for a new logo and one line of print. See our partial list of logos below and order yours today!


Jamboree Medical Staff

We are looking for qualified medical staff. Volunteers make the Jamboree go, no question about it. The 2017 Medical Services Leadership Team is looking for volunteers for the 2017 National Jamboree – health care professionals and medical support staff. There are openings for the following positions:

Physician Assistant
Advance Practice Nurse (NP, CNS)
Mental Health Professional
Clerk/Support Staff
Medical Information Technologist
Medical Supply Personnel

The Jamboree will run from July 19 – July 28, 2017 and will be held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. Staff dates are July 15-29, 2017. To register, please visit the Summit Bechtel Reserve 2017 Jamboree website:
There you will find more information and may register for a staff position online. When you register, please make sure you check “Administration-Medical Services/Clinical EMS” as your preferred staff position. You may elect to serve for the entire Jamboree term, or only a half term, depending on your availability.

For questions, send email to JamboMed@Scouting.Org or contact one of the key leaders directly by sending email to

Jamboree Medical Staff is Jamboree Troop 9010.

Jamboree Medical Staff is primarily a facility-based operation. We have primary care facilities in the Base Camps and we have acute care facilities and Aid Stations scattered throughout the program areas. We also provide non-emergent medical transport between facilities. The Jamboree Health Lodge and the Ortho Clinic have x-ray capability.

Staff at these facilities is based on a team approach with clerical support staff, tech (EMTs at all levels), nurses, and providers (docs and advanced practice nurses). Aid Stations are staffed by 2-3 individuals, usually rotating every 4 hours. Aid stations are either ALS (at the water fronts) or BLS. The BLS stations are located at shooting sports (Barrels and Bows), the Oasis, The Rocks (climbing and rappelling), the Gateway, Garden Ground Mountain, and the Stage.

Medical Licensure and Medical Malpractice – You must register as a BSA Adult Leader and must register for the Jamboree. You must hold an active US State Medical or Health Board License in good standing. West Virginia has passed special legislation called the WV Code for Volunteer for Nonprofit Youth Organization Act. This allows you to submit the appropriate credentials (similar to a hospital) to the Summit Health Services Credentialing Committee. If there are no problems with your credentials and your state license is valid then you will receive a temporary WV permit to practice on Summit property for the duration of the Jamboree. After qualifying for the Summit Health Services Permit you will then be covered by BSA malpractice insurance.

More general Jamboree information can be found at

Philmont 2017 Opening

Patriots’ Path Council has an opening for
1 Full Crew

A crew is made up of
9 Scouts/Venturers and 3 adults
or 8 Scouts/Venturers and 4 adults

The travel dates are June 28 – July 12, 2017
Join us for a 15-day adventure that will cost approximately $2,200 and includes: 2-day Colorado tour with meals, Philmont trek, airfare transfers to/from Philmont, training, t-shirt, day pack and carry-on bag. Financial aid may be available.
If interested or need additional information, please contact Bob Morris, 973-765-9322 ext. 223, or Debbie Wickham at 973-765-9322 ext. 239,


The Patriots’ Path Council STEM Committee announces a new STEM program during teacher’s convention: STEM Adventure.  The program is open to all students in first through sixth grade (for both boys and girls, Scouts and non-Scouts).

The program will be located at the Boy Scouts of America Headquarters (1 Saddle Rd Cedar Knolls, NJ).

Programs will include:


Before and aftercare is also available for an additional fee.  Be sure to register early as space is limited to the first 50 children.  Register at

For more information, please contact Bill SanFilippo, STEM Executive at (973) 765-9322 x227 or

Shawnee Mountain Overnight Scout Packages

Extend your winter fun with a Shawnee Mountain Scout overnight trip package. Choose from “indoor camping” at the Shawnee Presbyterian Hostel, our “Top of the Mountain” Summit Lodge Dormitory or nearby hotel overnight packages. “One Call Books It All” at Shawnee Mountain; reserve lodging, meals, lift tickets, equipment rentals and lessons in just one phone call. Overnight Scout packages start as low as $69.00/person/night. Click here for more details.

Catholic Committee on Scouting

Greetings Leaders in Scouting!

The following are some upcoming opportunities for you, your leaders and your Scouts being sponsored by the Catholic Committee on Scouting in the Archdiocese of Newark!

Scout Sunday Ceremony

The annual celebration of Boy Scouts and the awarding of medals and emblems this year will be held at 3 pm on Sunday February 12th at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart.  Last year the Archdiocese of Newark was tied for the 10th in the country with the number of medals that were awarded!   We hope you and Scouts might consider doing the religious emblems this year!   You can learn more about them on our website at

The Order of St. George Award

This award was created by the Archdiocese of Newark’s Catholic Committee on Scouting for adults and also Scouts.  It can be earned each year!  It’s a great opportunity for those Scouts in between that might have already completed the Cub awards but are not old enough to do the Boy Scout awards.   The Catholic Committee on Scouting has REVISED THE CRITERIA for this award so that in can be completed within a 3-4 month time span – if not sooner!    We are putting the final touches on the revisions and will pass along when it is completed.   Our hope would be that many of you might consider having your Scouts take the “The Quest” and complete the Order of St. George Award.

If you could maybe help us out by forwarding this information to any fellow Scout leaders that you think might benefit from the information, or might be interested we would greatly appreciate it!   I look forward to hopefully seeing you and your Scouts at some of these events in the near future!

Thank you again for all you do day after day for the youth of our Archdiocese, and for all you will continue to do in shaping the future of our young church.



Scoutreach Programs

Elizabeth, NJ

  • Program specialist is responsible for running after school programs that are about one hour meetings. The groups are primarily youth between 1st and 5th grades, though some high school groups are also participating in the program.
  • The programs run between 3:30 pm and 6 pm. Must have a mode of transportation and be at least 18 years of age.
  • Qualifications:
    • Must have a mode of transportation
    • Be at least 18 years of age
    • Successfully complete a background check
  • Dates: September 2016 – June 15, 2017
  • Pay: $10-13 per hour

If interested, please send cover letters and resume to Bill SanFilippo, District Executive- Venturing/ Exploring/ STEM at or 973-765-9322 x227 or via mail

Attn:  Bill SanFilippo

Patriots’ Path Council, Boy Scouts of America

1 Saddle Road

Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927


New Venturing Material in the Scout Shop

The Patriots’ Path Council Scout Shops are now carrying the new Venturing Advisors Guide and the new Venturing Awards Guide! Get your’s today in Cedar Knolls or Mountainside.

A great tool for any Venturing leader, from novice to seasoned advisor. The handbook guides Venturing leaders, committee members, and CORs toward a successful crew. Includes information on Venturing Basics, Methods of Venturing and Areas of Program Emphasis, and Program Resources and Administration.

It also answers questions such as:

  • What are the responsibilities of adult Advisors and youth leaders?
  • How will being an Advisor benefit me or others?
  • How do I support youth as they plan a fun program that fulfills their goals and interests?
  • Where can I get practical help for things that we need to do in our crew?