Monthly Archives: December 2016

Assistant Ranger Opening

Our Winnebago Scout Reservation in Rockaway NJ has an opening for a part time ranger. The start date is March 1, 2017. Please contact Assistant Scout Executive, Bob Morris at the council service center for (see attached) more details. The office number is 973-765-9322 x223.  Email is An interview with Winnebago’s Director, Curt Haak is required.

Check out the job requirements.

Sabattis Director

PPC Executive Board Member Jeff Deisher has agreed to be the next director for our Sabattis Adventure Camp. Jeff is an avid outdoorsman, loves the Adirondacks and has served as chairman of our properties and camping committees.

Let’s all support Jeff as he recruits the summer staff and is engaged in bringing more troops/crews to the Adirondack camp experience!

2016 Christmas Ornaments

Check out the 2016 Christmas ornaments flyer.

Flintlocks Craft Kits—a Great Den or Pack Meetings Project

If you are looking for a project for your Scouts to do in a den or pack meeting, consider assembling Flintlocks Craft Kits. These kits provide a great opportunity for the Scouts to follow directions, work with a few simple hand tools and build a useful, functional and attractive wood project such as a bird houses, handy boxes, handy benches, etc.

Examples of assembled items and a full list of the craft kits are in stock and available for purchase in our Cedar Knolls and Mountainside Scout Shops.

Flintlocks is a group of retired & semi-retired men who volunteer their time, talents and skills to support the Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council. They meet every Thursday at the Flintlocks building at Winnebago Scout Reservation where they produce the kits and have a complete wood working shop. Their time is devoted to maintaining, constructing and improving the facilities of the Scout camps owned and operated by the Patriots’ Path Council.  As they say, the Flintlocks build everything from buildings to birdhouses.

All the revenue derived from the kit sales is used to purchase construction materials to maintain the camps. 100% of the revenue from Flintlock Craft Kit sales is retained for use within the Patriots’ Path Council. 

The Flintlocks is a 501 c 3 non-profit charitable organization and if you are interested in joining this volunteer group, please contact Bob Pysher (908) 578-8860 or by e-mail at

If you want more information about the Craft Kits our representatives at the Scout Shops are knowledgeable and will be glad to assist you

Journey to Excellence 2016 Unit Gold Award Patches are Available Now!

Part of BSA’s council performance recognition program, this award represents excellence (the highest performance standard) at the unit level.


December 15th is the deadline for getting a registration DISCOUNT for the BSA contingent to the 15th World Scout Moot in Iceland in summer 2017!

What’s a “Moot”?  A Scout Moot is an international gathering of Scouts aged 18 – 25.  In the BSA, this applies to young Boy Scout leaders, as well as Venturers and leaders in that age range.  (Adults over the age of 25 can apply for the International Service Team [aka “IST”].)  The overall BSA goal is to send a contingent of 50 youth participants and 25 adult IST members.

The World Scout Moot is a WOSM program, and as a WOSM member (and one of the hosts of the next World Scout Jamboree), we want to actively participate in the Moot.  However, the Moot does conflict with the 2017 National BSA Jamboree, so please make your plans accordingly.

To register, or get more information on this Moot, contact anyone of these three and attached:

Andy Chapman, Head of Contingent,

Mark Beese, Deputy Contingent Leader,

Amy Hutcherson, International Department BSA,


Who: All Lodge Members and Families

What: Annual Lodge Banquet

When: Saturday January 7, 2017 at 6pm

Where: The Hanover Manor (16 Eagle Rock Ave., East Hanover, NJ 07936)

Why: Food, Fun, Fellowship, Entertainment, An all-around good time

The dinner will be a buffet of Antipasto, Roast Beef with Au Jus, Turkey with Gravy, Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Penne Pasta in Vodka Sauce, Chicken Francaise, Eggplant Rollatini, Broiled Salmon, Oven Roasted Potatoes, String Beans, Fresh Fruit, Salad, Rolls and Butter, Coffee, Tea, Soda and Ice Cream Cake Roll!

It will certainly be a night to remember. Events will include a recap in photos of the past year, presentations of the Russ Jenkins and Founders Awards, callout of Vigil candidates that have been selected for induction in 2017, and a silent auction (patches, etc.). The Trading Post will be open before and after the dinner and program.

Please direct questions to Banquet Coordinator Evan Cirkus at or Associate Lodge Adviser Marty Foy at

This is a Uniform Event (Class A with OA sash)

Online Registration Only!

Go to and register today!

Registration will close at 11:59 pm on December 31st.

Holiday Greeting from your Key 3

Please check out the video from your Council President, Commissioner, and Scout Executive.

2017 WM Annual Meeting and Recognition Dinner

Save the date! The Watchung Mountain Annual Meeting and Recognition Dinner will be held Wednesday, February 8 at Snuffy’s Pantagis Renaissance in Scotch Plains. More details to come!

WM 2017 Webelos Klondike Trek

Webelos and Arrows of Light—test your skills! Registration is open for the 2017 Webelos Klondike Trek! We’ll take over Watchung Reservation on Saturday, January 28. Full guide can be found here. You can register here: