Monthly Archives: October 2016

Red Bulls Soccer Scout Nights

Sunday, October 16 at 3:00 pm vs Columbus Crew SC

Tickets are $25.  For more information contact Rich A. Larcara by 973-776-8971 or email

October 16 Scout Night flier

NJ Devils Hockey 2016 – Save the Dates

NJ Devils vs St. Louis Blues – Friday, December 9, 2016 at 7:30 pm  – Scout Night – Scouting Showcase in the Concourse

Click for flier.

Regular Season Game at The Prudential Center

ILSC (Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews)

What: ILSC (Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews) is a one-day training for any Venturing youth or adult.  Explorers are welcome to attend as well.

When: November 5, 2016

Where: Brooklawn Middle School – 250 Beachwood Rd, Parsippany, NJ

Check-in: 8:00 AM

Training: 8:30 AM

Who: Any registered Venturing youth or adult and any registered Exploring youth or adult.

Cost: Free (bring a bagged lunch)

Registration: Go to Click on Council Calendar and go to the training date to register.

Event Chair:  Ken Schwemmer

Event Advisor: Ashley Mickel


The purpose of the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews is to teach crew members with a leadership position about their new role and how to most effectively reach success in that role. It is intended help Venturers in leadership positions within their crew understand their responsibilities and to equip them with organizational and leadership skills to fulfill those responsibilities. Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews is the first course in the series of leadership training offered to Venturers.



Completion of Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews is a prerequisite for Venturers to participate in the more advanced leadership courses like National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) and the National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE). It is also required for Kodiak.

Doing the Pioneering Merit Badge?

Both of the kits below satisfy requirement #7. Only $6.00 each.

They are available now at your Patriots’ Path Scout shops in Cedar Knolls and Mountainside.

Click here for the flyer.

New! STEM Kits!

Bring the fun of STEM Summer Camp home, now available in our Scout Shops!

Click here for the flyer.

Item # Description Price
618785 Physics: Force and Pressure

Science Kit

618784 Chem C100 Test Lab

Science Kit

619574 Solar Cooking Kit

Science Kit

621499 Secret Messages

Scientific Explorer Kit

627343 Spy Science Secret Messages

KidzLabs 4M Kit

621498 Weather Station

Green Science Kit

621365 Tin Can Robot

Green Science Kit


Shawnee Mountain Ski Area

Winter will be right around the corner, so now is the perfect time to start making your winter trip plans! Shawnee Mountain is the #1 Scout Headquarters for Winter Fun” offering one-day as well as overnight trips, merit badge programs and special Scout events. Click here for more details on all the fun and savings waiting for your group at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area.

Scouter Social

Join us for a fun evening with your fellow Scouters! Cost is $35. You will enjoy a live, 5-piece band, dancing, finger food-including veggies and dip, cheese and fruit, assorted finger sandwiches, fresh mozzarella and tomato, fresh fruit, cookies and brownies. Be sure to BYOB.

This is a non-uniform, social event. Feel free to bring a friend! The date is Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 7:00 pm-10:00 pm at the council service center, 1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls, NJ. Click here for the registration flyer and more information.

Facebook Pages

Want to know the various council pages for Facebook?

Look no further than here!

2016 Popcorn Sale Warehouse Needs

This year we are faced with the challenge of finding a new location for the product delivery and pick up by the units, for our Fall Take Order Sale (11/19/16).

Warehouse needs:

Requirements for all locations:

  • easy access from major highway and secondary roads
  • delivery is scheduled by the site to accommodate its daily business activity
  • a loading dock with fork lift drive on /off capabilities, the ability to accommodate 55 ft trailers with tractor,
  • the ability to receive the product and store it for three days, delivered Wednesday, picked up by the units on Saturday, approximately 80 – 100 pallets, that can be double stacked
  • employee to operate forklift to unload product when delivered on Wednesday
  • drive in /drive through access or covered loading dock for the product pick up by the units on Saturday

Product Delivery Day Needs:

  • employee to operate fork lift, layout product, move product during the sorting time, access to hand trucks for volunteers to move small amounts of product
  • floor space to sort the inventory by product (13), ideally two sorting areas, large enough for 13 pallets wide by 2 pallets deep, single stacked
  • floor space, in front of the sorted inventory, for the volunteers to pick and pack the inventory into individual unit orders for pick up
  • access to rest rooms, ability to set up coffee station
  • disposal of miscellaneous shipping material; pallets, shrink wrap, cardboard
  • volunteer staff arrives around 7:00am, units start to arrive at 8:00am, delivery completed and all volunteers leave by 12 noon


 For additional information please contact Mark Spaldo at the numbers/email below.

973 765-9322 ext 251

A single location somewhat central in the area below would be ideal.
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Are you a Scouter and a teacher? Your feedback is needed for BSA pilot programs

By Bryan Wendell on Sep 16, 2016 (Bryan on Scouting)

In a way, all Scouters are teachers. All Scouters shape the lives of America’s youth and introduce them to new ways of seeing the world.

But some Scouters are paid (though not nearly enough) to teach for a living. If that’s you, the Boy Scouts of America needs your help.

Scouters who are teachers are asked to serve on an advisory panel for BSA programs, especially the new Lion Pilot program.

Kindergarten teachers are in highest demand for the panel, but teachers in all grades are welcome.

If you agree to this short-term commitment, you’ll be contacted on an occasional basis to offer feedback about BSA program ideas.

No traveling is necessary; you’ll offer feedback from the comfort of your laptop or smartphone.

Interested? Email your contact info to