Monthly Archives: August 2017

Merit Badge Pamphlet 10% Off Sale

Now is a great time to restock your merit badge library! Price will drop from $4.99 to $4.49 at both the Mountainside and Cedar Knolls stores from August 1 to 31, 2017. Store stock only.

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Eagle Scout Frame with Signature Mat

Create a treasured keepsake right on the spot! Perfect for Eagle Scout Court of Honor banquets or ceremonies, this frame includes a felt pen so guests can write sentiments directly onto the mat.

Frame is made of black MDF. White paper mat includes black-paper accent around photo cutout window and features a four-color Eagle Scout oval logo above window and “Eagle Scout” at bottom.

Frame measures 12″ x 15″; holds a 5″ x 7″ photo. Includes hanging hardware on backer board.

Only available at the Cedar Knolls and Mountainside Scout Shops for an incredibly low price!

Limited Quantities available. While supplies last.

STEM NOVA PROGRAM and AWARDS

These three books support the new NOVA awards program offered by the Boy Scouts of America. This program incorporates learning with cool activities and exposure to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The hope is that the requirements and activities for earning these awards will stimulate an interest in STEM-related fields as they show how Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics apply to everyday living and the world around them. Counselors and mentors help bring this engaging, contemporary, and fun program to life for youth members.

All requirements may be found in the Nova awards guidebooks, available through our Patriots’ Path Council Scout Shops—one for Cub Scouts, one for Boy Scouts, and one for Venturers. The requirements can be completed with a parent or an adult leader as the counselor (for the Nova awards) or mentor (for the Supernova awards). Each guidebook includes a section for the counselor and mentor.

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New STEM Kits!

Bring the fun of STEM Summer Camp home, available in our Scout Shop!

Item # Description Price
618785 Physics: Force and Pressure

Science Kit

$14.99
618784 Chem C100 Test Lab

Science Kit

$14.99
619574 Solar Cooking Kit

Science Kit

$14.99
629023 Crime Catchers

Spy Scientific Explorer Kit

$12.99
627343 Spy Science Secret Messages

KidzLabs 4M Kit

$14.99
17288 Crystal Radio

Green Science Kit

$9.49
7406 Slime Science

Green Science Kit

$9.50

 

New! Custom Name Plates Now Available Within a Week!

Both have pin backs. (PDF)

 C20102- Black with white letters and fleur-de-lis, one line, only $6.99

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C20104- Black with white letters and fleur-de-lis, two lines, only $7.99

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New! Eclipse Badge

New! Eclipse badge is now available!  Part #641563.

Pre-order yours today, only $1.99! Great summertime pack award or troop camping idea. For more info, visit the link at http://www.scouting.org/eclipse2017.aspx

The requirements to earn the BSA 2017 Solar Eclipse patch are simple:
1. Locate a site suitable for viewing either the total eclipse or the partial eclipse.
2. Describe how to safely view the eclipse.
3. Discuss with your group what you saw and felt during the eclipse. If you can, post your comments and eclipse photos on social media with the hashtag #BSAEclipse2017.

Do the following:

  1. Cub Scouts—Discuss what a solar eclipse is with your leaders.
  2. Boy Scouts and Varsity Scouts—Draw a diagram of the positions of the moon, earth, and sun to show how the solar eclipse happens.
  3. Venturers and Sea Scouts—Research Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington’s 1919 experiment and discuss how it confirmed Einstein’s theory of general relativity.

POPCORN UPDATE

Show and Sell:
Show and Sell orders were due August 3.  Show and Sell pick up is August 19.  If your unit cannot pick up on that date contact Mark Spaldo directly at mark.spaldo@scouting.org.

MAKE YOUR SHOW AND SELL SALE GREAT:
Secure your Show and Sell Locations: Sample Request Letter
Tips for your Show and Sell Sale:  Plan Your Show and Sell

Training:
Popcorn trainings are continuing throughout council.  Learn about the products and the new incentives for 2017.  Take home your unit’s $750 club prize (can only be picked up at one of the listed training sessions).  We will take you step by step through the popcorn system.  These are the only trainings that qualify for the 3% commission for the unit kernel being trained.  Register now:  ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2097922

Check out the 2017 Products

See the 2017 Prizes

Never sold popcorn or want to start selling again? It’s not too late!  We can tell you how the sale works 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 mark.spaldo@scouting.org

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:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1291256864223809/   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 mark.spaldo@scouting.org

REVISED CAMPOUT REQUIREMENTS FOR SECOND CLASS & FIRST CLASS EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2017

The number of overnight campouts required for a young man to earn the Second Class and First Class ranks will be reduced under new requirements that take effect Aug. 1, 2017.

But the total number of camping nights a Boy Scout will experience in the program as he progresses toward the rank of Eagle Scout will not change.

Full details are available at https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2017/07/11/revised-campout-requirements-aug-1-2017/

CHANGES TO EAGLE PALM REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES – EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2017

The biggest change affects young men who haven’t yet earned Eagle. Beginning Aug. 1, all earned Palms may be awarded instantly to new Eagle Scouts at their Eagle court of honor.  Other changes and full info is available at https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2017/07/10/changes-to-eagle-palms/

FALL BOY SCOUT CAMPOREE

Fishawack Paul Bunyan Games Fall Camporee, September 22-24, 2017, at Camp Somers, Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation.

Activities will include BACKWOODS ENGINEERING, TOMAHAWKS, UNIQUE FIRE BUILDING, PIONEERING COMPETITION, TWO-MAN SAW RACE, PATROL LOG CARRY, & UTENSIL-LESS COOKING.

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