Monthly Archives: January 2018

Munsee District 2018 Pinewood Derby

Saturday March 3, 2018

8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cranford United Methodist Church

Corner of Lincoln and Walnut Ave, Cranford, NJ

All Cub Scouts are eligible to race. There are NO prequalifications for a car to race.

Register at:

Registration: $15.00 per car

Trophies, medals, and ribbons will be awarded.

Girls are welcome to participate in their own division.

For answers to questions please contact race steward Orest Hrycak at

Watchung Mountain Klondike

Watchung Mountain Klondike

The annual Watchung Mountain Klondike Derby will take place at the



JANUARY 27, 2018

7:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Contact: Governor Charlie Rose, 908-644-9197,

Register @

New This Year:

  • Each patrol will be required to have their Senior Patrol Leader check in with the Governor 15-30 minutes prior to their scheduled launch time.
  • After check in, patrols will line up according to their scheduled Launch Time.

Munsee District Klondike

The Munsee District Klondike is almost here for Boy Scouts and Webelos.



JANUARY 27, 2018

7:30 AM – 3:30 PM

For more information

Mr. Pat Lewis, the Klondike Governor at

Lt Governor Mr. Curt Kamichoff at

The registration links are:

Boy Scout Klondike registration:

Webelos Klondike registration

Patches will be given to all participants.

Participation ribbons will be presented to all sleds.

Munsee District Winter Cub Scout Event

Are you looking for a fun event to break up the winter for your Cub Scouts… Well, look no further!

When: Saturday, February 24, 2018

Where: Camp Somers Dining Hall

How Much: $8/person

Don’t miss out!

Add the Shooting Sports event to your calendar now

More information contact:

Summer Camp Leaders’ Meetings

Summer camp is nearly upon us! Join the PPC Outdoor Program Group as we launch our 2018 summer camp season with our annual leaders’ meetings. The leaders’ meeting is a wonderful time to ask questions as well as learn about the themes and new program offerings at our summer camps.

With a new camping director comes big changes, and one change is the locations of the leaders’ meetings and how they will be run. Camp Somers leaders’ meeting will be held at the Dining Hall at Camp Somers at 1 pm on March 10, 2018. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the camp and meet the new reservation director as well as the Camp Somers staff. The Sabattis Adventure Camp meeting will be held at the council service center at 1 pm on March 24, 2018 in training rooms A&B. It is a great chance to meet the staff and new camp director as well as get a jump on your trek planning. Finally, join us at the Winnebago Scout Reservation Dining Hall on April 21, 2018 at 1pm for a chance to learn all about the changes going on at Camp Winnebago this summer.

Whether attending camp this summer or not, this is a great occasion to meet the staff or connect with old Scouting friends all while helping the Scouts create positive lifelong memories!

2017 Eagle Scouts

Congratulations to our 424 new Eagle Scouts from 2017! This is a new record of Eagles in one year for the Patriots’ Path Council.

To see the full list of Eagle Scouts, click here.

Lion Pilot Program Update

The Lion pilot program continues to go strong in 2017 at Patriots’ Path Council.  We wanted to share with you some updates from the national service center regarding the Lion pilot program.

  • The Lion pilot program ended 2016 with 204 councils and 30,559 new members. Unofficial year-end numbers for 2017 are 46,851 in 245 councils.
  • Focus groups and surveys were conducted that indicate overall success of the program – youth and families are enjoying the program, indicating that they believe it provides value to their child.
  • Adventure Loops are now available to Lions, in addition to their stickers.
  • A motion has been made and unanimously approved by the Program Development Support Committee for a recommendation to the Membership Growth Standing Committee to move the Lion program from a pilot to an official part of the Cub Scouting program. Pending approval by the committee, it may be on the consent agenda for the National Executive Board during the February meeting.

To update your Lion contact information, contact Bill SanFilippo at

Exploring Careers in Law

Young men and women, ages 14-20, who are interested in the legal profession are invited to join Law Explorer Post 22.

Come to our first meeting of the year on February 3, 2018, from 10:00 am – 11:45 am, at 1 Saddle Road in Cedar Knolls.

Future meetings will each focus on specific areas of the legal profession.

Meetings will be held monthly on Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to noon.

Register for this event & join Explorer Post 22 at


For more information, contact Linda Mainenti Walsh, Esq., or Andrew Jacobs, Esq.,, or Al Thomas,

Reduced Popcorn Prices

Now that all your family and friends ate all your popcorn over the holidays.

It’s time to stock up for the cold months of January and February.


Both the Cedar Knolls and Mountainside Scout Shops have a supply of popcorn for over the counter sales.

  Product Original selling price New price effective 1/2/18

While supplies last

B 3 Way Premium Tin $40.00 $26.00
P 3 Way Cheesy Cheese Tin $35.00 $19.00
N Variety Tin $30.00 $18.00
MM 22 Pack Movie Theatre Microwave Popcorn $25.00 $14.00
E Supreme Caramel Crunch $22.00 $13.00
X Trail Mix $20.00 $13.00
G 14 Pack Microwave Extra Butter $15.00 $9.00
SS Sea Salt Tin $15.00 $9.00
YY 12 Pack Microwave Kettle Corn $15.00 $9.00
V Popping corn Jar $12.00 $5.00
L Caramel Corn Tin $10.00 $5.00

BSA’s Scoutbook Lite, which will replace Internet Advancement, debuts in early 2018

The BSA announced it will release Scoutbook Lite, a new tool for quickly inputting advancement data, in the second quarter of 2018.

This free solution will replace the current Internet Advancement platform, which will be retired.

Scoutbook Lite will feature a slick new user interface. It will be optimized to whatever device you use: desktop, tablet or smartphone.

Once Scoutbook Lite is released, the Scoutbook database will become the official record of advancement for the BSA.

Scoutbook Lite, as you might guess, comes from the team behind Scoutbook, the BSA’s advancement-tracking web app that has more than 1 million users. The Lite version of Scoutbook will incorporate key elements of the paid version.

Even after Scoutbook Lite is released, the Scoutbook team will continue to work on and improve Scoutbook as the full-featured application. That means you can expect frequent exciting updates.

Scoutbook Lite: What to expect

Scoutbook Lite will offer optimized functions for almost everything found in the current Internet Advancement platform.

I say almost, because one feature won’t be making the leap to Scoutbook Lite. The system will no longer support the CSV data file import.

The BSA found that less than 10 percent of units used this feature in Internet Advancement. The team focused instead on tools that more Scouters need and want.

Are you a programmer?

As Steve Jobs used to say, there’s “one more thing.”

Scouters experienced in the development of apps or web platforms will be excited to learn that the BSA will roll out a number of APIs (application programming interfaces).

The BSA will release a selection of specific, read-only APIs to Scouting volunteers in the first half of 2018. There are no current plans to roll out APIs to third parties.

Article originally found here.