Monthly Archives: October 2018

University of Scouting

Looking to get trained for your Scouting position?  Are you interested in learning more about specific topics and are wondering, “How do I find out about that?”  Come spend the day at the 2018 PPC University of Scouting on Saturday December 1!  We offer over one hundred classes on a wide variety of topics of interest to Scout leaders.  Whether you are a Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing or Exploring leader, we have topics of interest for you – a smorgasbord of opportunities!  Come check out our registration page to see what we have for you.

Direct registration link

Or via council website: calendar/December 1

Den chief training is also available, and older Boy Scouts and Venturers may find the classes helpful.  The University is held at Randolph Middle School and both child care and a Cub Scout program are available while you attend classes.  Come check it out!

Questions? Contact Dave Walsh
University of Scouting Chancellor

SHAWNEE MOUNTAIN SKI AREA – “Your #1 Scout Headquarters for Group Snow Sports Fun”

Winter’s coming … what’s your activity plan? We have group overnight packages, two (2) special Scout events, and one-day ski/snowboard & snow-tubing trips with savings up to 45% off retail ticket rates. EZ to organize, EZ to book and EZ to supervise. Click here for all the details.   


Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council announced that on Sunday, October 14th, it will host a presentation by Dan Stringham, who earlier this year completed a 5-week expedition to reach the summit of Mt. Everest in Nepal. The peak of Mt. Everest is 29,035 feet above sea level; no other mountain on earth has a higher altitude.

Last May – after several months of training and conditioning – Dan Stringham and three companions survived one of the most dangerous and physically demanding challenges known to mankind: reaching the summit of Mt. Everest, where approximately 300 people have perished in pursuit of that goal. Dan Stringham, who serves as a member of the executive board of Patriots’ Path Council, is Vice President and Corporate Counsel at Prudential Financial. Dan, his father and two sons are all Eagle Scouts.

In this special presentation, which will feature photographs from his expedition, Dan will share:
o What motivated him to undertake this challenge
o The extensive preparations required to make this climb safely
o The physical and mental challenges he faced
o The climb’s “36-hour day” that’s necessary to reach the summit
o What it feels like to touch the top of the world
o The important life lessons he’s learned from the experience
Dan’s presentation will be followed by a Q&A and light refreshments. There is no charge for this one-time event. The general public is invited to attend, but advance registration is required. Attendance is limited, so please reserve seats as soon as possible, by registering online at .

This event is scheduled for 4:00 pm on Sunday, October 14th, and will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 283 James Street, Morristown, NJ 07960. Proper attire, appropriate for a church setting, is requested.


Merit Badge Intro Workshop and Den Chief Training

Have a Scout looking to start on merit badges?  The Merit Badge Introduction and Den Chief Training Workshop is the place to be.  Pick from a list of badges and attend a few class periods while earning some requirements!

Sound quite interesting?

See you on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Brooklawn Middle School, 250 Beachwood Road at Route 202, Parsippany NJ.

Be sure to register now and claim your seats!

Registration and class catalog are at

For more info, contact Michael Merritt,

Looking for den chief training?  This is still the spot for you!  Register at

VEX (Venturing, Exploring, Xperience) Committee to Host Its Annual Membership Challenge

This challenge was taken up to help our older youth units in Venturing, Exploring, and Sea Scouting with hosting open houses through promotional materials and a small token for someone joining a unit.  See attached flyer.

Specialized Training for Incoming Youth Leaders for 2019 Start-Up Troops

October 26th – 28th at Winnebago Scout Reservation, this course will prepare girls entering Scouts BSA troops in February.  You’ll be able to know what to do and have more FUN in your new troop right from the start!

Ordering Materials for Cub Scout Recruitment

The form for ordering Cub Scout recruitment materials is at   It has pictures of the flyers that are currently available.  You can also order lawn signs, posters, on boarding envelopes, etc.  All materials are free, paid for by Friends of Scouting donations.  The form can be faxed to 973-267-3406 or scan it/send a photo to

Fall Cub Scout Recruitment Challenge

Recruit a friend into your pack and enter into a drawing to receive a free week at day camp or a set of camping equipment from the Scout Shop.


Just when you thought you could wrap up recruiting for the fall, there’s one more way you can gain more youth for your pack or troop. Think about attaching a “Join Cub Scout” card on each piece of candy you hand out on Halloween. Or attach the joining card to the candy you hand out at the local trunk or treat.

Click the PDFs on our membership resources website for an editable template.  You can print the cards as is or edit them with your specific pack or troop information.

You can find them at the council website, here. Or the direct link to the PDF, here.

You may also place an order for your cards by emailing your membership executive, Javier Juarez or Al Thomas.  You must submit your order at least one week in advance.

Be sure to share with all your parents and leaders. This is a really fun way of letting people know about your local Scouting program. Candy is not included.

Scout Day

Sunday, Oct. 28 at 4:30 PM

Click here for flyer.