Monthly Archives: May 2017


A new Eagle Application was released on April 22, 2017.  Details below and on our council website,

This is not a major change, and applications in the process (especially with dated signatures) should continue with the old form.  But please make sure any new applications use the official form from the National site, found at  (Links to this are also prominent from the advancement committee page on our council site,

REMEMBER: Do not make or distribute local copies of this form, since they can get out of date and put Scouts through extra work and hassle.  ALWAYS point them to the national site, directly or via, to avoid confusion and dismay.

Thanks for all you do!

Yours in Scouting,

Michael Merritt  |

Chair, Advancement Committee

Patriots’ Path Council, BSA

Duty to God

All Scouts have a Duty to God.

One way that Scouts can show their Duty to God is to earn the religious emblem of their faith and to wear the emblem on their uniform.

Here’s an opportunity to do just that!

Mt. Fern United Methodist Church in Randolph, NJ is offering the following religious emblem programs on Sundays, October 1st – November 5th.

Check out the flyer for more details!

Eagle Scout Hall of Fame Nominations are Now Open

The Eagle Scout Hall of Fame Award is a recognition from the Patriots’ Path Council’s Alumni Association. The award was established to recognize Eagle Scouts who, after 25 years or longer of having received the Eagle Scout Award, have reached the highest level of success in their field. In addition, these recipients have demonstrated a strong record of volunteer leadership service to their community.

Submit your nomination to Dennis Kohl by May 31st. Click here for the nomination form.

Start Planning For Your Popcorn Sale Now!

Don’t Miss the Tradeshow of Scouting:  Plan to attend on Monday, June 5, 2017 at the Birchwood Manor, Whippany  NJ. Popcorn training will be offered and you will have the chance to see this year’s products and prizes, as well as have all your popcorn questions answered! More info here:

Attend Popcorn Training:  Make this your best year yet!  Popcorn training have started!  There are 26 sessions being offered-attend one near you.  Register now before they fill up!

Exclusive Unit Training with Michael Beck: Units that attend this training continue to average a double-digit growth in their sale.  This training will be held Saturday, July 8th, from 8:30 am –10:00 am at the County College of Morris. Every unit that attends will receive 2 vouchers for the Longo Planetarium at the college. Click here for more info and to register.

Start Planning Your Show and Sell
Check out the 2017 Products
See the 2017 Prizes

Never sold popcorn or want to start selling again? It’s a great way to support your Scouting year with ONE fundraiser.  We can tell you how and train you, your leaders and your Scouts!   It’s easy to get your unit started – contact Mark Spaldo at 973.765.9322 X 251 or

JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP!  Get the latest popcorn updates, share best practices and ideas, and ask questions.  Search for: Patriots’ Path Council Popcorn or click:   Once you find the group-select JOIN GROUP to be added as a member.

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE 2017 POPCORN SALE?  Contact Mark Spaldo at:  973.765.9322 X 251 or

Patriots’ Path Council Racing Team Trip to Times Square

Phone Conference Meetings

6/24 (Time TBA)
6/1/17, 6/12/17 at 7:00 PM

Conference dial-in number: (712) 770-4160
Participant access code: 447153#

Gear up! Tshirts, Hats, Flags
Compare travel plans.
Group Meet-up in NYC!

Qualified Cub Scouts from District Championships

Competition in the World Championship Pinewood Derby is open to all 2017 Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Finalists. Finalists are Cub Scouts that finished either 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in their respective rank (Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos I, Webelos II) within their local District or Council Championship Race. The youth must be a registered Cub Scout at some point since January 1st, 2017. Boys that began the calendar year as a Webelos Scout and have since transitioned to a troop are eligible to compete.


Art Lobdell, Staff Advisor 973 765 9322 ext 228