Giving Tuesday

Start your holiday season with a great feeling by participating in the nationwide movement of #GivingTuesday. Share with us an act of kindness on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn and please remember More »

WM 2017 Boy Scout Klondike Derby

Book your trip to the Yukon Territory! Registration is open for the WM 2017 Boy Scout Klondike Derby! We’ll take over Watchung Reservation on Saturday, January 28. Full guide can be found here. You can register here:

Learn How New Cub Scout Advancement Modifications Offer Greater Flexibility

Learn How New Cub Scout Advancement Modifications Offer Greater Flexibility The BSA announces modifications to Cub Scouting that make the program more flexible for busy parents, den leaders, and Cubmasters. As you may be aware, with one year of experience, feedback suggests that the new design of the Cub Scout program did successfully address many

Venturing/Exploring Training Day!

When: February 5, 2017 Time: Check in at 8:00 am, Ends at 4:00 pm Where: Patriots’ Path Council Service Center (1 Saddle Rd, Cedar Knolls, New Jersey 07927) What: Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews Venturing Goal Setting & Time Management Venturing Mentoring Training Crew Committee Challenge & Venture Leader Specifics Explorer Basic Training Who:

Northern New Jersey and Patriots’ Path Councils to Host 2017 Venturing Powder Horn Course


The Northern New Jersey and Patriots’ Path Councils will host a joint high-adventure resources management course called Powder Horn on October 12, 2017 thru October 15, 2017 at the Winnebago and Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservations. Powder Horn is designed to expose Scouting adults and youth to activities and resources necessary to operate a successful outdoor/high

Philmont Openings

Philmont 2017 Openings and Philmont 2018

2017 Venturing Leadership Award/ Sea Scout Leadership Award / Exploring Spurgeon Awards

Venturing Leadership Award Ken Schwemmer Stephen Rozek Karen Rozek Sea Scout Leadership Award Thomas J. Handley Exploring Spurgeon Award Tony Giardina Branden Fasano

2017 Youth Leadership Award

The Patriots’ Path Council is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Youth Leadership Awards! The Youth Leadership Award is presented to youth members in the Patriots’ Path Council for their leadership and service on a council level. We are pleased to announce our 2017 recipients. The award presentation will take place on Monday,

First Responder

Saturday, November 19, 2016 SPACE STILL AVAILABLE (11/17/2016) Register Here We ask that all youth are accompanied by an adult.  Supervision maybe provided by a parent, guardian or trusted adult. NOTE:  First Come/First Served – attendance must be limited to 60 in each session. Non-Raritan Valley Packs will not be able to register until November



Families and Friends of Patriots’ Path Council, This year, on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, Patriots’ Path Council is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. Last year, more than 45,000 organizations in 71 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in

2017 Trailblazer Recipients

The Patriots’ Path Council is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Trailblazer Award The Trailblazer Award is a council award presented to a Scouter who has achieved significant accomplishments related to our council vision and strategic plan. The award presentation will take place on Monday, February 27th at our council annual meeting which

2017 Silver Beaver Recipients

Please congratulate the following Scouters who will be presented the Silver Beaver Award the highest award for a volunteer in Scouting in a council. The awards will be presented at the Council Annual Meeting on February 27, 2017. 2017 Silver Beaver Recipients Anthony Campasano Carol Dadaian Stanley Krieger Scott McCabe Stephen Minett Lawrence Rosello William

NY Knicks Boy Scout Day, 11/20 vs. Atlanta Hawks at 12:00pm Madison Square Garden


Ticket prices are as follows: $100 ticket (100 Level, Sections 102 & 112, $8 of each ticket goes back to the Boy Scout Council) $70 ticket (West Balcony Sections 317-323 & 200 Lower Level, $10 of each ticket goes back to the Boy Scout Council) $50 ticket (Upper 200 level and 400 level, $10 of

Blood Drive


CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ – September 26, 2016 – In partnership with the American Red Cross the Patriots’ Path Council Boy Scouts of America will host its’ 11th annual blood drive on Black Friday. Blood donations will be collected on Friday, November 25 from 10:00 am- 3:00 pm at four different locations. The four locations are:

Summer STEM Institute is HIRING!

Join the Summer STEM team and have a great summer with STEM students! The Summer STEM Institute is located at Patriots’ Path Council, 1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls, N.J. The program’s participants are boys and girls entering grades 1 – 6 in September. The program operates in five weekly sessions beginning July 10 through August

NJ Devils vs Toronto Maples Leafs


Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 7:00pm  – Scout Night Thanksgiving Eve – great opportunity for families and returning college students Scout Nights at The Prudential Center  

2017 Black River Klondike

Registration is now open for the 2017 Black River Klondike. We will be returning to the Trexler Scout Reservation in Effort, PA,  on January 27-29. Rally your Scouts now for  what always proves to be a fun event!  Register by January 13 to beat the late fee. Registration available via  the district website For

University of Scouting

The Patriots’ Path Council 2016 University of Scouting will take place on Saturday, December 3, at Randolph Middle School from 8:00 am-3:30 pm.   Registration has been available on line for over two months, and if you have already signed up, THANKS! BUT, IF YOU HAVEN’T SIGNED UP YET, IT’S NOT TOO LATE!  Most of the 133 classes are still

Fall 2016 Pathfinder

Check out the Fall 2016 Pathfinder here!

First Aid and CPR Training Day – Liberty Flotilla-Sea Scouts

This is the current American Red Cross Lay Responder- Adult CPR and Standard First Aid Course. The training will center on the new compression ratios, terminology, and will employ an updated DVD format. This program will be offered to youth and adult Sea Scout / Boy Scout members. Completing participants will receive the applicable certifications,


The BSA’s NORTHERN TIER is–believe-it-or-not–our oldest National High Adventure program, established in 1923!  Its Charles L. Sommers Canoe Base has been home to high adventure canoe treks since 1941. North America’s Canoe Country is a vast series of navigable lakes and rivers spanning thousands of square miles. It’s one of the last great wildernesses on

Allamuchy Arctic Blast

All Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and their siblings (grade 2 and up) are invited to have a blast at Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation for a week of winter fun from Dec 26th thru December 30th, 2016.  Come for one day, three days, or the whole week. For more information, please see the attached flyer or

Camp Promotion Incentive Plan

Cubmasters and Committee Chairs, As you may already know, March and April are the busiest months for camp promotions. If you have your summer camp promotion before January 31, 2017, you will receive $100 in your Scout shop unit account as a thank you. The $100 can be used towards advancements, registration, other Scout shop

Scouting For Food

Scouting for Food bags are now available at the Cedar Knolls and Mountainside Scout Shops.  For your convenience, you may customize use the Word template for your unit’s needs.  If you have any questions about the program you may contact Marc Maratea at

Abilities Digest

Please find your 2016 Fall Issue of Abilities Digest. We hope you will find it helpful. The following articles are included in this issue: Enhancing Awareness Upcoming Events Recognizing Abilities A Peek Ahead Helpful Links

The Ethan Giving Tree

Your Cedar Knolls and Mountainside Scout Shops are providing an opportunity for the Scouting community to help local Scout members who may be in need of uniforms and uniform items. This help will be done through The Ethan Giving Tree program starting November 1, through December 20, 2016. The Ethan Giving Tree program works on

Annual 10% off Sales Days


Our Annual 10% off sales days are Friday, November 25, 9 am-5 pm and Saturday, November 26, 9 am-3 pm. The sale includes all merchandise except awards, advancements, custom, and special order items. The sale is limited to in store stock only. Also continuing, is the 25% off sale on all Coghlan camping merchandise. Phone

New District Structure

The purpose of a Boy Scout council is to organize Scouting units, promote Scouting, recruit youth members and adult leaders, coordinate and administer the program, and raise the financial and other resources necessary to support the quality Scouting program. To accomplish those goals, the council works to build and support its units, and employs a

Full Time Administrative Assistant Position – Immediate Opening.

Full time administrative assistant position immediate opening.  Job includes data entry, report preparation, mailings and other office work.  Must be organized and able to work independently.  A familiarity with Word and Excel is required.  Sedentary work 80% of the time and moderate physical activity 20% of the time (must be able to lift 25 pounds). 

Coghlan’s Sale

All Coghlan’s branded camping merchandise is 25% off until 12-20-16. Additional 10% off does not apply on 11-25/26. On-line orders can be placed through our e-mail at

New! STEM Kits


Bring the fun of STEM Summer Camp home, now 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 621499 Secret Messages Scientific Explorer Kit $14.99 627343 Spy Science Secret Messages KidzLabs 4M

Shop Amazon Smile this Cyber Monday


When you shop at AmazonSmile this Cyber Monday, Amazon donates .5% of the purchase price to Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council! Bookmark this link and support us every time you shop!

November 2016 – Super Scout Sunday Focus

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area is excited to announce Super Scout Sunday, our first ever “In-Season” All-Scout Event on Sunday, February 5, 2017! All-mountain lift tickets, equipment rentals, “Learn to Ski/Board Packages” and a discounted meal deal are on sale; save up to 50% off retail rates. Ticket quantities are limited and will only be available

Design a Patch for the 2017 AdVenturee!

If your design is chosen, you get to attend the AdVenturee for free! The rules contain the following: This year’s AdVenturee is Star Wars themed, so keep with the theme, but be mindful of trademark laws. The design must include the following details: AdVenturee, Camp Somers, 2017 Submit art work in electronic format (jpg, bmp,


The AdVenturee is a get together for Venturers and Scouts ages 14+. The weekend will be full of super fun activities, meeting other Venturers, and completing award requirements. Activities include pistol shooting, archery, ATV, COPE, shotgun, night climbing and more! Cost: $45 per person – includes Friday cracker barrel, Saturday breakfast & dinner and Sunday

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area is excited to announce Super Scout Sunday, our first ever “In-Season” All-Scout Event on Sunday, February 5, 2017! All-mountain lift tickets, equipment rentals, “Learn to Ski/Board Packages” and a discounted meal deal are on sale; save up to 50% off retail rates. Ticket quantities are limited and will only be available

New Jersey State Police National Guard Camporee

Join Scouts and units from all over New Jersey at the 5th New Jersey State Police National Guard Camporee in Sea Girt, May 19-21, 2017.  For more information and to register go to the Jersey Shore Council website (  Our own Archer Jones, Chairman of the New Jersey State Police Eagle Scout Association and Black



REGISTRATION CLOSES OCTOBER 28TH Saturday, November 5, 2016, Brooklawn Middle School, 250 Beachwood Road at Route 202, Parsippany NJ. The purpose of the workshop is to introduce merit badges to the Scouts and to help them understand the merit badge process.  For most of the merit badges, Scouts will obtain a “partial” but will not

PPC Custom Made Nametag

The latest addition to our PPC custom made items is our magnetic back nametag. Any Scouting logo that can be copied may be used. The background can be white, yellow, green, pink, tan, or orange (or anything else if you supply the paper!) The print can be any style or color. Price of $7.50 includes

Jamboree Medical Staff

We are looking for qualified medical staff. Volunteers make the Jamboree go, no question about it. The 2017 Medical Services Leadership Team is looking for volunteers for the 2017 National Jamboree – health care professionals and medical support staff. There are openings for the following positions: Physician Physician Assistant Advance Practice Nurse (NP, CNS) Nurse Mental Health Professional

Philmont 2017 Opening

Patriots’ Path Council has an opening for 1 Full Crew A crew is made up of 9 Scouts/Venturers and 3 adults or 8 Scouts/Venturers and 4 adults The travel dates are June 28 – July 12, 2017 Join us for a 15-day adventure that will cost approximately $2,200 and includes: 2-day Colorado tour with meals,



The Patriots’ Path Council STEM Committee announces a new STEM program during teacher’s convention: STEM Adventure.  The program is open to all students in first through sixth grade (for both boys and girls, Scouts and non-Scouts). The program will be located at the Boy Scouts of America Headquarters (1 Saddle Rd Cedar Knolls, NJ). Programs

Shawnee Mountain Overnight Scout Packages

Extend your winter fun with a Shawnee Mountain Scout overnight trip package. Choose from “indoor camping” at the Shawnee Presbyterian Hostel, our “Top of the Mountain” Summit Lodge Dormitory or nearby hotel overnight packages. “One Call Books It All” at Shawnee Mountain; reserve lodging, meals, lift tickets, equipment rentals and lessons in just one phone

Catholic Committee on Scouting

Greetings Leaders in Scouting! The following are some upcoming opportunities for you, your leaders and your Scouts being sponsored by the Catholic Committee on Scouting in the Archdiocese of Newark! Scout Sunday Ceremony The annual celebration of Boy Scouts and the awarding of medals and emblems this year will be held at 3 pm on


Scoutreach Programs Elizabeth, NJ Program specialist is responsible for running after school programs that are about one hour meetings. The groups are primarily youth between 1st and 5th grades, though some high school groups are also participating in the program. The programs run between 3:30 pm and 6 pm. Must have a mode of transportation

New Venturing Material in the Scout Shop


The Patriots’ Path Council Scout Shops are now carrying the new Venturing Advisors Guide and the new Venturing Awards Guide! Get your’s today in Cedar Knolls or Mountainside. A great tool for any Venturing leader, from novice to seasoned advisor. The handbook guides Venturing leaders, committee members, and CORs toward a successful crew. Includes information

Red Bulls Soccer Scout Nights


Sunday, October 16 at 3:00 pm vs Columbus Crew SC Tickets are $25.  For more information contact Rich A. Larcara by 973-776-8971 or email October 16 Scout Night flier

NJ Devils Hockey 2016 – Save the Dates


NJ Devils vs St. Louis Blues – Friday, December 9, 2016 at 7:30 pm  – Scout Night – Scouting Showcase in the Concourse Click for flier. Regular Season Game at The Prudential Center

ILSC (Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews)

What: ILSC (Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews) is a one-day training for any Venturing youth or adult.  Explorers are welcome to attend as well. When: November 5, 2016 Where: Brooklawn Middle School – 250 Beachwood Rd, Parsippany, NJ Check-in: 8:00 AM Training: 8:30 AM Who: Any registered Venturing youth or adult and any registered

Doing the Pioneering Merit Badge?

Both of the kits below satisfy requirement #7. Only $6.00 each. They are available now at your Patriots’ Path Scout shops in Cedar Knolls and Mountainside. Click here for the flyer.

New! STEM Kits!

Bring the fun of STEM Summer Camp home, now available in our Scout Shops! Click here for the flyer. 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 621499 Secret Messages Scientific Explorer Kit $14.99 627343 Spy