Monthly Archives: June 2017

SEND KIDS TO CAMP!

The Warren Wheeler Adventureship Fund is holding a Beefsteak Dinner to raise funds to send kids to camp. On Saturday, July 29, 2017 you are invited to Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation’s dining hall at 7:00 PM to partake in this fun filled evening with great food, music, and an epic bread building contest. Cost is $50 per person (50% of the proceeds are tax deductible). It cost $450 to send a kid to overnight camp. The funds raised will be part of the Warren Wheeler Advenureship Endowment Fund – the interest earned will be used to supplement the cost of kids from underserved areas.

REGISTRATIONS ARE REQUIRED! REGISTER ONLINE or call the council service center at 973.765.9322 x231.

Wood Badge Registration Now Live

Many Scouters consider Wood Badge to be one of the highlights of their Scouting careers. It has served as leadership training and inspiration to thousands. In return, Wood Badgers have positively influenced the lives of millions of America’s youth.

Registration for Wood Badge, an advanced adult leader training course, is now open!
http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2130259

The 2018 course will occur over a duration of two weekends (must attend both weekends):

Weekend #1 – May 18-20, 2018 (Fri AM – Sun PM) – Winnebago Scout Reservation
Weekend #2 – June 9-11, 2018 (Sat AM – Mon PM) –  Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation

June Alumni News

Check out the latest alumni news!

FISHAWACK DISTRICT FALL BOY SCOUT CAMPOREE – BACKWOODS ADVENTURES

SEPTEMBER 22-24, 2017 at CAMP SOMERS, MOUNT ALLAMUCHY SCOUT RESERVATION.

Planned activities include: BACKWOODS ENGINEERING, TOMAHAWKS, UNIQUE FIRE BUILDING, PIONEERING COMPETITION, TWO-MAN SAW RACE, PATROL LOG CARRY, UTENSIL-LESS COOKING.

Registration opens July 22, 2017 through the Fishawack calendar at www.ppcbsa.org.

For more info, contact Gary Treubig, gtbsa@optonline.net, 973-332-9072

On-Line Registration for New Members and Adults now Active!

Pack 142 in Montville chartered by Glacier Hills Association was the first PPC unit to accept youth applications with this new method.

On June 5, 2017 Patriots’ Path Council flipped the switch to turn on the ability of youth and adults to join our program by completing applications and paying by credit card on-line.  The system uses the BeAscout.org website in conjunction with My.Scotuing to get authorizations from local units to process those completing applications digitally.  http://www.scouting.org/onlineregistration.aspx  There is a unit handbook for leaders to re-configure their unit pin on BeAscout.org to opt in or out of the new features that was placed in all unit mailboxes for the Tradeshow of Scouting.

Joe Jeffs, a member of the Council Commissioner Staff, assisted with the preparation and roll-out for local units.  There were two orientation session at Tradeshow of Scouting with more to come.

Pack 182, Nets new Cub Scouts!

Using the Hooked on Scouting program  (https://ppcbsa.org/programs/fishing/) pack 182 chartered to Warren-Watchung Rotary recruited new Cub Scouts this Spring.

The new Cubs will be awarded fishing poles as part of the spring membership recruitment campaign.

All new applications from participating packs must be turned into the council service center by June 30th  to qualify.

It is expected that Hooked on Scouting will be renewed for 2018 for the period between April 1 and June 30th  

 The Hooked on Scouting program kit is available all year.  The fishing pole premium are limited availability during the Spring Recruiting campaigns.

https://ppcbsa.org/wp-content/uploads/Hooked-on-Scouting-Kit-Form.pdf

The Commissioner’s Corner – Highest District Honor bestowed to Unit Commissioner

Munsee District has a lot to be proud about as it awarded the District Award of Merit to Steve Kurland one of its Unit Commissioners during its Annual Awards Dinner. The District Award of Merit is the highest award a District can bestow upon a volunteer Scouter and is given to one who renders service of an outstanding nature.

What made this particular award even more special is that a Cub Scout Unit leader nominated Steve. Dan Turano, the District Commissioner exclaimed that “in my 28 years as a Scouter this is the first time that I am aware of where a unit leader nominated a Scouter for this award”.

The Cubmaster of Pack 47 in Rahway spoke about how Steve enabled the Pack to thrive because of his support. “Wanting to quit when things were not going as well as anticipated, Steve supported me to keep going, telling me that I was the glue that held Pack 47 together”.

The Cubmaster states that Steve has gone above and beyond to make sure the transition into Scouting has been easier. “Steve has believed in me even when I didn’t believe in myself. He is always readily available to help, direct and find me answers even when he doesn’t have them. He has been a brother Scout to me, helped me through my years of Scouting and mold me into the leader I am today. Steve Kurland deserves recognition for his ability to make unit leaders feel more than capable of wearing all the hats they wear, for supporting units and cheering us on”.

As Council Commissioner I know Steve personally. He is a true Servant Leader and has a deep willingness to help and a strong passion for scouting. We all congratulate him and are proud he is part of the Commissioner Corps. He exemplifies what a Unit Commissioner is and what they can provide for a Unit.

Thanks Steve

Yours in Scouting
Emil Rufolo
Council Commissioner
Patriots’ Path Council
ppccommissioner@gmail.com

Boy Scout/Venturing Crew Multi District Camporee!

WM is hosting our annual multi-district camporee at Round Valley Youth Center October 20-22. More info here.

WM Cub Fall Family Camporee

Join us for our Halloween-themed Fall Cub Scout Family Camporee! October 13-15 at Winnebago Scout Reservation. More info here.

Youth Protection Training

Observe National Bullying Awareness Month by updating your youth protection training! Tuesday, October 10 at 7pm at the council service center. More info here.