Monthly Archives: March 2017

Attention Munsee Alumni!

Come join us 4-19-17 for an evening of fun, friendship and food for FREE.

Please forward this to other Munsee Scouters. Information and registration on link ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2045647

Click here for the flyer and more details.

Attention Fishawack Alumni!

Come join us 3-29-17 for an evening of fun, friendship and food for FREE.

Please forward this to other Fishawack Scouters. Information and registration on link ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2045644                       

    Register today!

Click here for the flyer and more details.

Attention All Alumni in the Raritan Valley District

Come join us 3-27-17 for an evening of fun, friendship and food for FREE.

Please forward this to other Raritan Valley Scouters. Information and registration on link ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2045638

Click here for the flyer and more details.

FISHAWACK DISTRICT SPRING CUB FAMILY CAMPING

On May 20-21, 2017, at Winnebago Scout Reservation, packs will enjoy activities including:

BB, Archery, Bouldering Wall, Cubmobile Run, Batting Cage, Fishing on the camp dock, Softball-Mini-Golf, District Pinewood Derby, and Winnebago Cub Scout Trail Hiking.  Please note activities are subject to change.  Online registration opens on March 20th through the Fishawack calendar at www.ppcbsa.org (click on May 20) and closes on May 11th.   

ONE PERSON SHOULD REGISTER ALL ATTENDEES FROM YOUR PACK – CAMPERS & DAY TRIPPERS.

You can choose to have dinner in the Winnebago dining hall or cook in your campsite.

 Fees:

$18.50 per Scout, adult and sibling over 6 years old, if pack is having dinner in the dining hall.  Free for sibling age 6 and less. 

$10.00 per Scout, adult and sibling over 6 years old, if your pack is cooking dinner in its campsite.  Free for sibling age 6 and less.  

10% discount if your pack has a trained rangemaster who can run BB or archery for a 2 hour shift.  (Rangemaster training can be taken on April 29th at Camp Wheeler from 9 am – 4 pm.)

Register for rangemaster training at https://scoutingevent.com/358-2017AprilRangemaster)

 

For more information, contact Al Thomas, al.thomas@scouting.org.

The 2017 Patriots’ Path Council Scouting Adventure Card!

This initiative is designed to help Scouts earn their way to Cub Scout Day Camp, Webelos Resident Camp, Boy Scout Resident Camp, National High Adventure Activities, purchase new camping equipment, etc.

New This Year – the SaveAround® Mobile App and online coupons allow you to save easily and on the go.  Activate your SaveAround® Membership using the Savings Pass Number in your booklet.  Savings beyond what is in the booklet. Saving around the country!

Unit leaders click on this link to find more information, https://ppcbsa.org/give/scouting-adventure-card/

Patriots’ Path Council (PPC) Climbing Instructor (CI) Training

What: 

Highly skilled, outdoor hands-on program covering PPC Level II Climbing Instructor (CI) trainingBy completing this training, you will be a qualified Level I CI and can help Level II CIs run exciting rock climbing programs!  With practice and proficiency, you can return for an evaluation to become a Level II CI

What is Monthly Sunday SLIC?

SLIC is Scout Leader Intro to Climbing

It’s a small, exclusive, free program, one Sunday afternoon each month, to introduce adults to BSA rock climbing skills,rain or shine, summer or winter, hot or cold, indoors or out, at Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation (MASR), Stanhope NJ.

Monthly Sunday Scout Leader Intro to Climbing (SLIC) resumes in March!  Sunday dates for 2017 are:
March 5
April 2
May 7
June 4
July 9
August 6
September 10
October 15
November 5
December 3

NO CLIMBING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!  We provide all instruction and climbing gear.

Check the PPC climbing info for upcoming monthly SLIC dates.
Go to PPCBSA.org, click on the Camping tab, then Year-Round Camping, then “COPE, CLIMB and Zip Line” to find SLIC.
(https://ppcbsa.org/camping/cope-climb-zip-line/)

Unit leaders, adults, and parents are all welcome to participate.  Each adult may bring one Scout-aged youth.

See what BSA rock climbing is all about.  Have fun and learn about belaying, climbing or rappelling. Learn prerequisite skills for our BSA Climbing Instructor (CI) training.

If you’ve taken CI training or are an experienced climber, come on out to brush up or advance your instructor and climbing skills.

Sessions are held on the rocks at MASR or at the COPE Pavilion, depending on weather.

To register, contact Larry Borshard by e-mail (misterLB@optonline.net) at least one week prior with your choice of date, and all participants’ names, ages and mobile phone numbers. You’ll get a reply confirming your sign-up.

Limited openings, first-come, first-served.

Click here for the flyer.

See you there!
Larry B. (Larry Borshard)
Patriots’ Path Council, Climbing Director
(m) 973-945-0291

2018 Individual Philmont Opportunity

Patriots’ Path Council is forming a co-ed provisional crew for Philmont 2018.  The crew is open to young men and women, Scouts and Venturers, who will be ages 15 – 18 in June 2018.  Please click here for more information.

National Advancement Training Conference

Friday, March 17, 2017 from 7:00 pm-10:00 pm

Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 9:00 am-5:30 pm

Hildale Presbyterian Church, 85 Ridgedale Ave., Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927

Conference Fee: $30 per person

Registration closes on March 10, 2017 or when maximum attendance of 50 is reached.  Register at http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2053518

For the flyer, click here.

Advancement is a key indicator of a successful unit program. Learn how to best assist your Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts and Venturers by increasing your knowledge of BSA’s policies and procedures governing advancement.

This conference, designed for district and council-level volunteers and professional Scouters will:

  • Connect participants to the essentials of advancement
  • Steer them towards a wealth of advancement resources available on scouting.org
  • Engage them through group discussions on effective ways of resolving all types of advancement issues and challenges

Our conference facilitators will be Scott Berger and Dan Maxfield who are members of the National BSA Advancement Committee.

Scott Berger – Patriots’ Path Council Executive Board member Scott Berger has served as a council vice-president, district advancement chair and commissioner. He currently serves on the National Boy Scout Committee as chairman of the merit badge maintenance task force, and on the National Program Development Committee. Scott leads the Northeast Region’s Advancement Committee as it’s chairman.

Dan Maxfield – Dan has served locally as the commissioner and a vice president on his council board for many years. On the national level he was a member of the advancement committee for 20 years, has served on the commissioner support staff for the past six years, and is a member of the Boy Scout sub committee.

SAVE ON TUITION FOR SUMMER STEM INSTITUTE BY MARCH 31!

Register for a week of Summer STEM Institute for just under $300 before the price increases April 1!  The price of $299 includes registration, tee shirt, supplies, safety equipment, disposable lab coat and a weekly field trip.

Summer STEM Institute is an experience for the family.  Boys and girls entering grades 1-6 are welcome to attend the full day program!

New for 2017 is busing for all weeks in addition to our growing before and aftercare program!

Bus transportation is available each week from selected locations in Morris, Sussex, Union, Somerset and Middlesex counties. The bus route varies each week.  Bus transportation is an additional $60 per week.*

To view the list of bus routes: https://ppcbsa.org/wp-content/uploads/SSI_bus_routes_2017.pdf

For additional information, please visit www.summerstem.org or contact Bill SanFilippo, SSI advisor at bill.sanfilippo@scouting.org or call 973-765-9322 x227.

*If a minimum number of 15 students are not registered for each bus, the bus will be cancelled by June 15, 2017.