Monthly Archives: November 2016

2017 Youth Leadership Award

The Patriots’ Path Council is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Youth Leadership Awards!

The Youth Leadership Award is presented to youth members in the Patriots’ Path Council for their leadership and service on a council level. We are pleased to announce our 2017 recipients.

The award presentation will take place on Monday, February 27th at our council annual meeting which begins at 7PM at the Hanover Manor restaurant.

2017 Youth Leadership Award

JC Borman

Megan Campbell

Josh Kamath

Peter Heim

Katie Rozek

Shane Jones

Matt Harris

First Responder

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Register Here

We ask that all youth are accompanied by an adult.  Supervision maybe provided by a parent, guardian or trusted adult.

NOTE:  First Come/First Served – attendance must be limited to 60 in each session.

Non-Raritan Valley Packs will not be able to register until November 7th, space permitted.

Two Class Sessions:

Session 1:  CHECK IN STARTS AT 8:30 AM   – EVENT RUNS FROM 9:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Session 2:  CHECK IN STARTS AT 12:30 PM  – EVENT RUNS FROM 1:00 PM – 3:45 PM

LOCATION:  Presbyterian Church in Bound Brook

409 Mountain Avenue Bound Brook, NJ 08805

Cost:   $5 per Webelos


Families and Friends of Patriots’ Path Council,

This year, on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, Patriots’ Path Council is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving.

Last year, more than 45,000 organizations in 71 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities. We invite you to join the movement and to help get out and give this November 29.

You can help spread the word with your workplace, friends, business affiliates about #GivingTuesday. Encourage them to like Patriots’ Path Council on Facebook at and share the #GivingTuesday announcements!

There are many ways to be involved in #GivingTuesday. We encourage you to join the movement and make a difference in the lives of our youth on November 29, this #GivingTuesday. #WeAreTheBSA

Yours in Scouting,

Bill Van Saders

2017 Trailblazer Recipients

The Patriots’ Path Council is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Trailblazer Award

The Trailblazer Award is a council award presented to a Scouter who has achieved significant accomplishments related to our council vision and strategic plan.

The award presentation will take place on Monday, February 27th at our council annual meeting which begins at 7PM at the Hanover Manor restaurant.


2017 Trailblazer Recipients

Kevin Alton

Michael Cantone

Douglas Gabel

David Helsabeck

Rick Weber

June Zeringue

Nisha Zoeller

2017 Silver Beaver Recipients

Please congratulate the following Scouters who will be presented the Silver Beaver Award the highest award for a volunteer in Scouting in a council. The awards will be presented at the Council Annual Meeting on February 27, 2017.

2017 Silver Beaver Recipients

Anthony Campasano

Carol Dadaian

Stanley Krieger

Scott McCabe

Stephen Minett

Lawrence Rosello

William Sherman

NY Knicks Boy Scout Day, 11/20 vs. Atlanta Hawks at 12:00pm Madison Square Garden

  • Ticket prices are as follows:
    • $100 ticket (100 Level, Sections 102 & 112, $8 of each ticket goes back to the Boy Scout Council)
    • $70 ticket (West Balcony Sections 317-323 & 200 Lower Level, $10 of each ticket goes back to the Boy Scout Council)
    • $50 ticket (Upper 200 level and 400 level, $10 of each ticket goes back to the Boy Scout Council)
  • All Scouts will receive a Knicks Boy Scout Patch in Section 310 before end of Half Time
  • Units can receive a Welcome Message on our scoreboard during the game

Art Lobdell 973 765 9322 ext 228 Art.Lobdell

Blood Drive

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ – September 26, 2016 – In partnership with the American Red Cross the Patriots’ Path Council Boy Scouts of America will host its’ 11th annual blood drive on Black Friday. Blood donations will be collected on Friday, November 25 from 10:00 am- 3:00 pm at four different locations. The four locations are:
· Patriots’ Path Council, 1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
· NJ Sharing Network, 691 Central Ave., New Providence, NJ 07974
· Madison Elks Lodge, 192 Main Street, Madison, NJ 07940
· United Methodist Church, 201 Lincoln Ave. East, Cranford, NJ 07016

To register please go onto and search the location you wish to donate blood at. Donors will receive a special edition Red Cross spoon and recipe book while supplies last.

Click here for the flyer.

For further information, please contact Justin Strnatko at (908) 635-7567 or or Marty Foy at (973) 864-4810 or

Summer STEM Institute is HIRING!

Join the Summer STEM team and have a great summer with STEM students!

The Summer STEM Institute is located at Patriots’ Path Council, 1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls, N.J. The program’s participants are boys and girls entering grades 1 – 6 in September. The program operates in five weekly sessions beginning July 10 through August 11, 2017.  A mandatory staff week will be held July 3. The STEM program runs Monday to Friday from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm. Before care and after care is offered beginning at 7:00 am and ending at 6:00 pm for an additional fee. More information about the program can be found by visiting

Summer STEM Institute Positions Currently Available

  • Assistant STEM Director (Min. Age 21, 1 position)
  • Lead Instructor- Grades 1-3 (1 position)
  • Lead Instructor – Grades 4-6 (1 position)
  • Health Officer/ Business Administrator (1 position)
  • Office Clerk (1 position)
  • Counselors (10 positions)
  • Before Care Staff (2 positions)
  • After Care Staff (2 positions)
  • Counselor in Training (Must be age 14; this is an unpaid position; 6 positions open)

Apply online at:

Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status or the presence of a health problem or handicap that is unrelated to the person’s ability to perform the job assigned. The staff advisor for SSI will contact applicants for an interview. Registration with the Learning for Life program will be required upon employment.

                                            Must meet minimum age requirement by June 1

If interested, please register online at or contact Bill SanFilippo at or 973-765-9322 x227 with any questions.

NJ Devils vs Toronto Maples Leafs

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 7:00pm  – Scout Night

Thanksgiving Eve – great opportunity for families and returning college students

Scout Nights at The Prudential Center


2017 Black River Klondike

Registration is now open for the 2017 Black River Klondike. We will be returning to the Trexler Scout Reservation in Effort, PA,  on January 27-29.

Rally your Scouts now for  what always proves to be a fun event!  Register by January 13 to beat the late fee.

Registration available via  the district website

For more information,  see attached leader guide.