Monthly Archives: April 2019

Are you your unit’s popcorn kernel for 2019?

LEARN THE NEW WEBSITE

Learn about the products!

Learn about the new incentives for 2019

We will take you step by step through the popcorn system

To register, and for directions, click here, select the date of the session you are interested in and complete the required, simpler registration.

Click here for the flyer.

Is Your Unit Attending the Jersey Jam?

Click here for the Jersey Jam registration as of 3/27/19.

Membership Reminders

  1. The national office has slimmed down the membership applications by removing the duplicate copies. Please read the attached.
  2. A reminder that our activity fee will be prorated as of April 1 for all new members joining Patriots’ Path Council. Attached is the letter from our finance committee which was also included in the charter packets.
  3. A reminder, national is no longer issuing the printed card stock to local councils so we can print membership cards. The units have the option to print their own cards now through https://my.scouting.org. Attached is a PDF instructing you how to print membership cards, and another PDF instructing you how to print your charter certificate.

Certified Angler Instructor Course

Join the BSA Certified Angler Instructor Team to include fishing activities in recruiting and retaining Scouts at all levels: Cub Scouts,Scouts BSA and Venturing.  Weekend event includes a Friday night cracker barrel; Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cracker barrel; Sunday breakfast and lunch. Coffee and tea available all day. All instructional materials and hands on activities needed for Fishing, Fly Fishing and Fish & Wildlife Management training are included.  Use this program to increase participation at your pack, troop or crew! Cost: $60, includes meals, training materials, and accommodations for the weekend.

No experience necessary! All are welcome: den leaders, Cubmasters, assistant Scoutmasters, membership committee members, merit badge counselors, and crew Advisors. Learn or sharpen your skills using a variety of fishing poles from push button to fly rods! Use at den and pack meetings or troop outings to increase participation.

Registration available online at https://scoutingevent.com/358-CAI

Youth Fishing Challenge, Saturday, June 8, 2019

At Parks Lake, 73 Academy St. in Rockaway, 8:00 am – noon.  This is a statewide “free fishing” day – no licenses required.

Invite a friend who might want to join your pack or troop!  Boys & girls who join a pack or troop that day will receive a free fishing kit.

Prizes will be awarded!

Register at https://tinyurl.com/myfishchallenge.  For information contact, al.thomas@scouting.org, 973-765-9322 x229.

High School Juniors Explore Careers in Business and Finance

High school juniors are invited to learn about careers in business and finance during a six-week program at Exploring Post 40.  The post will be chartered to the Silberman College of Business at Fairleigh Dickinson University.  The post will give young people an understanding of various careers in business and finance.

The post will meet each Tuesday from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, May 7th to June 11th at FDU’s Florham Campus.

Topics will include Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Using the Bloomberg Terminal, Stock Pitch and more.

Limited to first 20 registrants.  Fee is $33.

For more information, contact Al Thomas, al.thomas@scouting.org; 973-765-9322 x229.

Watchung Mountain District Hosts Cardboard Regatta

Watchung Mountain District hosted on Sunday April 7 their first ever Cardboard Regatta. The event was chaired by Jack Flood and held at the Berkeley Aquatic Club. Watchung Mountain District Troops 59, 68, and 72 along with Troop 90 from Raritan Valley District participated in this premier event. Six boats were entered, and four boats completed the race. The winning boats were:

1st Place    Troop 68 WM Pink Panther

2nd Place    Troop 90 RV Titanic

3rd Place    Troop 59 WM BSA Can’t Sink

Special thanks to Troop 368 for providing the PFD’s. We look forward to an even bigger event next year.

Exclusive Unit Workshop with Michael Beck

Wednesday, June 19th, 6:30 – 8:30 PM (with dinner) at the council service center, 1 Saddle Road, Cedar KnollsClick here for the flyer. To register go to the council calendar on June 19th or click here.

Meet the New Staff

Stefanie Kazimierczak is the new development executive serving Black River, Fishawack and Sussex Districts.  In her role as development executive, Stefanie will be your contact for the 2019 popcorn sale in Black River, Fishawack and Sussex.  She will also be the contact for the 2020 Family FOS Campaign.  We are very happy to have Stefanie on our team.  You can reach her at Stefanie.kazimierczak@scouting.org, or 973 765-9322 ext. 224.

Joshua Kelly is the new development assistant working in the development department at the Patriots’ Path Council.  In this role, he will support the team by setting up materials and tracking money for special events.  We are very happy to have Josh working with us in this role.  He can be reached at Joshua.kelly@scouting.org or 973 765-9322 ext. 244.