Monthly Archives: April 2018

Sussex County Miners Scout Sleepover



Camp Out Package
Reserved: $30
Field Level: $32



Happy Salmon is the simple, fast-paced card game packed to the gills with high-flying’, fin-flappin’ fun. Actions including the classic “high 5”, the unifying “pound it”, the frantic “Switcheroo”, and the delightful “happy salmon” will leave players doubled over in laughter. With so many mini-celebrations built into the play, it’s the happiest game ever!

How to play: 1. Everyone calls out the action shown on their top card. 2. When two players have a match, they celebrate performing that action together, then discard their top card. 3. The first player to match all of the cards in their deck wins!

Only $14.99 | # C00090

Promote Scouting and Win a Chance at a $25 or the Grand Prize

Promote Scouting in your local neighborhoods, schools, and communities for a chance to win a $25 gift card each week and a chance at winning the grand prize.

It’s simple!

Receive 1 entry to WIN when you:

  • POST a picture doing Scouting on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Include #ChooseYourAdventure and mention
  • POST a “Join Scouting” lawn sign in yard
  • HANG a poster in your school or business


Receive 3 entries to WIN by:

  • POSTING THIS MESSAGE on a business marquee: “Join Scouting!”
  • PLACING AN AD/ARTICLE in a school, church, or other newsletter, or local newspaper (online or in print)
  • HANGING A POSTER in a unique kid-friendly public place


Receive 5 entries to WIN every time:



Every submission is a ticket in the weekly $25 gift card raffle drawing and grand prize drawing.  The grand prize is a family packet of four tickets to Six Flags or Dorney Park.  The winner will also win a pizza party for their unit!


This incentive is for youth recruited April 15 through June 29, 2018.


#ChooseYourAdventure Promotion Contest Rules:

Entries must be turned into the council service center (1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927) or submitted via email to: no later than June 25, 2018.  Photos must accompany all entries to qualify, or email a screenshot of your social media post.


All Scouts, Scouters, and Scout families who participate will be entered in the grand prize and weekly drawings. Participants in this promotion can enter multiple times and are encouraged to do so!


This incentive is for youth recruited April 15 through June 15. This form cannot be used for previous applications already submitted prior to April 15. The first weekly drawing will take place on May 4th and will end with the grand prize drawing on June 29, 2018.


NOTE: This offer is for new Scouts, not for Webelos/ AOL’s transferring to Boy Scouts.


GRAND PRIZE DRAWING will be held on Friday, June 29, at the council service center in Cedar Knolls. You do not need to be present to win. The council service center is located at 1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927 or forms can be submitted via email to:



To download the entry form visit:


If you have any questions please contact Bill SanFilippo, at 862-777-2524 or


All the resources you need for a successful spring recruitment.  It’s a crucial time to recruit families into our packs this spring.  There was a lot of resources we talked about including Family Scouting, New Member Coordinator, BeAScout Pins plans and more.


Download the latest resources,  Get the latest updates at: or  You can also contact your membership executives for help with recruitment.

Mary Lynne Capen Retirement Celebration

Please join us to celebrate Mary Lynne’s 25 year career with the Boy Scouts of America. Mary Lynne joined the Morris-Sussex Area Council in March 1993 as an assistant registrar. In 1994 she was appointed trading post manager. In January 1995 she became the program specialist for Scouting for the Disabled. In 1996 she be-came the Scout Shop Director and has served in that position for 22 years.

Find all the details and RSVP form by viewing Mary Lynne’s Invitation.

Please RSVP by April 20, 2018

Patriot Family 5K Run / Walk

Patriot Family 5K Run / Walk

June 16

Duke Island Park-Old York Rd, Bridgewater

Please join the Patriots’ Path Council, BSA, for our inaugural Patriot Family 5K Run / Walk. This will be a fun event for individual runners, walkers and the whole family. We would encourage you to represent your unit individually or assemble a team from your unit to show your support for the Scouting program. Entire families are also encouraged to sign up and have everyone participate, either running or walking for a set price of $75.

All participants are encouraged to secure additional donations / sponsors. Incentives are available for those that do. Invite your friends and family members to participate and plan to join us for this fun Scouting event. Let’s go…

Form to solicit sponsors to support your participation in the event.  

Race Sponsorship form.                                                                   

Membership Committee to hold Adventure Day for Boys Who Left Scouting

Many of us know that many Scouts decide to leave Scouting for a variety of reasons.  The membership committee has been following a plan to welcome those Scouts back into their local troops.

Boys who left Boy Scouting early will be invited to Adventure Day at MASR Camp Somers in Stanhope, New Jersey.  The event is targeted to males ages 11- 17.  Adventure day will take place on Sunday, May 6th from 1-4 pm at Camp Somers located at 750 Waterloo Rd., Stanhope, New Jersey.

Activities will include fishing, shooting sports, rock climbing, geocaching, nature hikes, S’mores making, and more.   The event is sponsored by the membership committee of Patriots’ Path Council.

The cost per boy is $5.  Participants are encouraged to bring a friend and register by May 1.

To register, please visit Registration is required and will close on May 1.

For more information, please contact Bill SanFilippo, Youth Protection Staff Advisor at 862-777-2524 or

Spread the Word About Philmont Family Adventure

This summer, choose the ultimate family vacation. Choose Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico and skip the crowds, long lines, and expensive ticket prices.

Philmont Family Adventure, new for 2018, gives families the chance to experience Philmont however they want. Hike or ride horses, craft or climb rocks, explore or simply enjoy an ice cream cone at the cantina. You and your family will choose your own adventures.

The best part is, you’ll spend the whole week together, as a family. And you’ll do so at Philmont, the BSA’s enchanting high-adventure base in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Philmont Family Adventure is open to all registered BSA members and their families.

The program will use an open-enrollment format where families can choose activities that appeal to them. Some of the choices include:

  • Inspiration Point Hike: Take a guided hike as a family to a spectacular view on the side of Urraca Mesa.
  • Hunting Lodge Hike: Hike as a family from Cimarroncito Turnaround to Hunting Lodge and Window Rock.
  • Rock Climbing: A daylong session begins with a mild hike from Cimarroncito Turnaround to Cimarroncito Backcountry Staff Camp. Once there, you’ll receive a safety briefing and climbing demonstration followed by a chance to climb several different routes on natural rock.
  • Philmont Living History Day
  • Craft Center: Including the chance to work with ceramics, wearable art (clothing and accessories), leathercraft, stamp art, Southwestern crafts, and home decor.
  • Shooting Sports: Learn the fundamentals of archery, slingshots, tomahawks, air guns, .22 rifles and/or shotguns.
  • COPE: This Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience includes initiative games, trust events, and high and low ropes courses for the whole family. There are elements to challenge individuals of all ages and skill levels.

To learn more, read the full story in Scouting magazine’s “Bryan on Scouting” blog, and visit the Philmont Family Adventure page.

REGISTER NOW: 2018 Youth Protection Symposium Opioid Awareness, Protecting Our Teens!

You can now register for the 2018 Youth Protection Symposium Opioid Awareness, Protecting Our Teens!

On a biannual basis, the Patriots’ Path Council hosts its Youth Protection Symposium. The event will take place on Friday, May 11, 2018 at the Boy Scouts of America Service Center in Cedar Knolls, NJ.

This year’s topic is Opioid Awareness, Protecting Our Teens! Any individual, including current youth workers, school counselors, camp directors, mental health workers, sports coaches, etc, interested in learning about protecting our local teenagers are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Be sure to open the attachment for the full details at

or contact Bill SanFilippo at 862-777- 2524 or



Looking for a Gift for Mom?

What’s new for Mom at your Cedar Knolls and Mountainside Scout Shops?

best scout mom ever

-Best Scout Mom Ever t-shirt is available in lavender with yellow lettering. Perfect

Mother’s Day gift.

eagle scout mom

-Eagle Scout Mom t-shirt comes in royal blue. This is a great way to honor Mom at

a court of honor or say special thanks from an Eagle Scout son.

Sizes available for both are small through 4XL; priced at $14.99-$15.99

Get yours while supplies last!