Mary Lynne

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 More »

Philmont Family

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 More »

03.30.18 Elective Extravaganza

3rd Annual Elective Extravaganza!

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Winnebago Scout Reservation 102 Timberbrook Road, Rockaway, NJ 07866 NEW THIS YEAR: Condensed Tiger schedule   Check in starts at 8:00 am     Opening More »

Using Social Media to Market Your Unit!

Here are some points on how to better market your unit through social media and the local press. 1. Get Permission: There are permission release forms for parents to sign off in More »

New Youth Protection Program Letter

March 1, 2018 To all Patriots’ Path Council families; In Scouting, our first obligation is to provide a safe environment for our youth.  As an organization, we are committed to continuous improvement.  More »

PPC Outfitter Webelos Package

Special Package Price $175.00 Package value $207.40 Package includes: • Tikkina 150 Headlamp • Red Rock External Frame Backpack 34Liters • Sleeping bag (35 degrees) • Nalgene Water bottle 32oz. • Strapits- Sleeping bag straps • Mess kit with utensils and bag Click HERE to place your order now! Please contact Steve Beirach at sales@ppcoutfitters.com

Speakers and Presenters Needed!

3.13.18 Speakers and Presenters Needed!

This site: https://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2323560) is used to register speakers and presenters for Explorer Post 3737 chartered to the City Of Woodbridge, meeting at Colonia Library, 607 Inman Ave Colonia, NJ 07067. They meet on Monday evenings twice a month. The post consists of dynamic young people looking at careers in Engineering or STEM fields.    Presenters

March Popcorn Pricing Madness!!!

Make sure to get your popcorn for all the games!!! Click here to see the popcorn prices.

Fishawack Cub Family Spring Camping

The 2018 Fishawack Cub Family Spring Camping event will be held on the weekend of May 5-6, 2018 at Winnebago Scout Reservation.  Cost per camper will be $18.50, which includes dinner in the dining hall; for those who those to cook in their campsite the cost will be $10.00 per person (6 and under is

AmazonSmile Triple Rewards

Three times your impact! Amazon is tripling the donation rate on your first smile.amazon.com purchase – through March 31! Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/22-3661431 and Amazon donates to Patriots’ Path Council, Boy Scouts of America. Not signed up for Amazon Smile? Let’s get started! All you have to do is sign up here. If successful, Amazon should

Volunteers Needed for Scouting’s 5K

June 16,  Duke Island Park Race Director Physical Arrangements Registration Greeting/Directions/Parking Water Stops Please register as a volunteer today!   http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2338198 For questions call Art Lobdell at 973 965-9322 ext. 228  art.Lobdell@scouting.org.

UPDATED: BOY SCOUTS 2018 REQUIREMENTS BOOK, NOW IN STOCK!

2.14.18 Updated Boy Scouts 2018 Requirements Book, Now in Stock

Updated for 2018! The Boy Scouts Requirement Book gives you up-to-the-minute information on the latest rank requirement changes. You’ll also be current on all revised requirements and minor updates affecting merit badges. This replaces previous #641568 2017 Boy Scout™ Requirements Book. 2018 Boy Scouts Requirement Book #641568 $ 5.99

Personal shopper service e-mail addresses have changed at your PPC Scout Shops.

Don’t have time to spend picking out awards for your next pack meeting or court of honor? Let your Patriots’ Path Scout Shops’ Staff do it for you. Your new orders only addresses are: 358scoutshoporderscedarknolls@scouting.org 358scoutshopordersmountainside@scouting.org Information we need. 1. List of items and quantities (or attach your internet advancement). 2. Send to the store

Munsee Chess Tournament Recap

The fifth annual Munsee District Chess tournament was held on Saturday February 24, 2018 at the Cranford Community Center. Thirty-seven Scouts and two girls from throughout the council came to compete and test their skills. A Swiss-system tournament is a non-eliminating tournament format which features a set number of rounds of competition. In a Swiss tournament, each competitor does

Munsee Shooting Sports Recap

2.27.18 Munsee Shooting Sports Recap

On Saturday February 24, 2018, Munsee District held their annual Cub Scout BB and Archery shooting sports event at Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation. More than 20 Cub Scouts from throughout the district participated in this event to test their marksmanship. Special thanks go out to Scott McCabe and Trish Plummer for coordinating this year’s event.

The Scouting Adventure Card is Here

The 2018 Scouting Adventure Card Program is underway. From now through July 29, 2018, Scouts may sell adventure cards to family, friends, neighbors, etc., to help them fund their camp experience. The program is simple to administer. The Scout sells each card for $10.00 by cash or check. (The check is made out to the

New Youth Protection Program Letter

March 1, 2018 To all Patriots’ Path Council families; In Scouting, our first obligation is to provide a safe environment for our youth.  As an organization, we are committed to continuous improvement.  This includes our approach to youth protection.  As our understanding of these threats has evolved, so has our approach to keeping youth safe. 

Save The Date! 2018 Youth Protection Symposium: Opioid Awareness, Protecting Our Teens!

You’re Invited!  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! The Symposium will begin with check in and breakfast

2018 Patriots’ Path Council Tradeshow of Scouting and Cub Scout Expo

2.27.18 Tradeshow of Scouting

Are you ready for the 2018 Tradeshow of Scouting?  Of course not, but the Tradeshow committee is getting ready for you! The committee has been meeting to plan another great Tradeshow taking place June 4, 2018. Various council committees are or have received invitation letters regarding how to sign up for a display table. We

Robert Tunnell Memorial Fishing Tournament

Saturday May 12, 2018 at Winnebago Scout Reservation, Rockaway, NJ The Robert Tunnell Memorial Fishing Tournament is a fun filled day of fishing open to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers and their parents. The event is from 8 am till 3 pm. Lunch is also included for just $30.00 a person. Boats are available to

Munsee Klondike Derby 2018 Recap

The annual Munsee Webelos and Boy Scout Klondikes took place on Saturday February 10, 2018 in the “Loop” area of the Watchung Reservation. Under the leadership of Ed Novak and Dan Turano, 20 patrols from 10 packs totaling 109 Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts tested their Scouting skills in various areas including fire building

Sussex Boy Scout Spring Camporee

The 2018 Sussex District Spring Boy Scout Camporee will be held the weekend of May 4-6, 2018.  The theme of the camporee is a ‘Catastrophe-O-Ree’ and will focus on first aid skills and resourcefulness in emergency situations. The camporee will be held at Lodestar Park in Fredon and will cost $12.00 per person. Contact Dave

Fishawack Pinewood Derby Championship

The 2018 Fishawack Pinewood Derby championship will be held on Saturday April 21, 2018 at the Alfred Vail School on Speedwell Ave. in Morristown. The competition is open to all Fishawack Cub Scouts who finished in 1st through 3rd place in their age group in their pack’s derby. Registration for the event is $5.00. and

Philomont 2018 Individual Registrations

Patriots’ Path Council is currently accepting individual registrations to attend Philmont Scout Ranch in 2018 as part of one of five contingents on a 15 day trip to Colorado and New Mexico.  The trip will include an action-packed two-day tour of the front range of the Colorado Rockies (Air Force Academy, Garden of the Gods,

Philmont 2019

Patriots’ Path Council is currently accepting additional applications for crews to attend Philmont Scout Ranch in 2019 as part of one of four contingents on a 15 day trip to Colorado and New Mexico.  The trip will include an action packed two day tour of the front range of the Colorado Rockies (Air Force Academy,

Order Your 2018 Scouting Adventure Cards NOW!

The Scouting Adventure/ Camp Card is a terrific way for a Scout to earn their way to summer camp or it can be a great fundraiser for your pack, troop or crew!  This initiative is designed to help Scouts earn their way to Cub Scout day camp, Webelos resident camp, Boy Scout resident camp, national

Raritan Valley Pinewood Derby and Cub Scout Games

2.14.18 Raritan Valley Pinewood Derby and Cub Scout Games

Racers start your engines. The Raritan Valley Pinewood Derby and Cub Scout Games are here. The top finishers in your pack are eligible to race. Cost is $10.00 per Scout. This year’s races will be on March 24th at Saint Anne’s Church, 45 Anderson Street, Raritan, NJ 08869. Registration starts at 8 am and races

Watchung Mountain Klondike Results

The Watchung Mountain District held their annual Klondike derby on January 27, 2018. Over 300 Scouts and leaders converged on the Watchung Reservation to test their Scouting skills. Skills tested included first aid, fire building, map and compass, knots and lashing, tomahawk throw, and wilderness survival. Senior Scouts and Scouts competed to earn nuggets to

Raritan Valley District Scout and Webelos Klondike

Saturday February 3, 2018 was cold and sunny as more than 100 Webelos and 300 Boy Scouts traveled to the Watchung Reservation for their annual Klondike Derby. Klondike governor Dave Robbins from Troop 154 along with a dedicated staff of volunteers set up various stations to test Scouts and Webelos in rope skills, sled races,

Boy Scout Recruitment Plans

February 1, 2018 Subject: AOL to Boy Scout/ Boy Scout Recruitment Plans Dear Scoutmaster: Are You In?  Let’s Get More Boy Scouts! We appreciate all the hours you put in to provide the best program possible for our Scouts.  In 2018, the council membership committee would like to help every troop provide their program to

Save The Date: Spring Membership Breakfast!

2.14.18 Save The Date Spring Membership Breakfast

We had an awesome last two years of membership growth, and with all the exciting changes occurring in the future, we want to keep the growth going in 2018! Mark your calendars and spread the word for Saturday, April 7th from 8 am to 12 noon!  The day will cover spring recruitment materials, Family Scouting

Updated: Boy Scouts 2018 Requirements Book, Now in Stock!

2.14.18 Updated Boy Scouts 2018 Requirements Book, Now in Stock

Updated for 2018! The Boy Scouts Requirement Book gives you up-to-the-minute information on the latest rank requirement changes. You’ll also be current on all revised requirements and minor updates affecting merit badges. This replaces previous #641568 2017 Boy Scout™ Requirements Book. 2018 Boy Scouts Requirement Book #641568   $ 5.99

Personal Shopper Service-New E-mail Addresses

Personal shopper service e-mail addresses have changed at your PPC Scout Shops. Don’t have time to spend picking out awards for your next pack meeting or court of honor? Let your Patriots’ Path Scout Shops’ Staff do it for you. Your new orders only addresses are:    358scoutshoporderscedarknolls@scouting.org and 358scoutshopordersmountainside@scouting.org Information we need: List of items and quantities

Rangemaster Training

Attention Cub leaders:  Do you need to get volunteers trained to staff your shooting ranges for spring camporees? The shooting sports committee is holding BB and Archery Rangemaster Training on Saturday April 7 at Camp Wheeler. This certification is good for two years and is open to registered Scouters 18 or older.  Registration and further

Sussex Cub Scout Spring Camporee

The 2018 Sussex Cub Scout Spring Camporee will be held on the weekend of June 1-3, 2018 at Camp Somers, Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation.  The camporee will feature a theme of ‘Fun, Games and Scouting.’ Cost per camper will be $12.00.  Scouts and their families will be able to participate in a variety of fun

Munsee District Boy Scout Chess Tournament

Saturday, February 24, 2018 Tournament runs from 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM Sign-in/Setup at 10:00 AM Located at the Cranford Community Center 220 Walnut Ave, Cranford, NJ Open to all registered Boy Scouts/Venturers/Explorers. Non-Scouts welcome! Limited to 40 players who must know how to play chess. Registration is $12. Trophies awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

Updated: Boy Scouts Requirements Book, Now in Stock!

The 2018 Boy Scouts Requirements Book Updated for 2018! The Boy Scouts Requirement Book gives you up-to-the-minute information on the latest rank requirement changes. You’ll also be current on all revised requirements and minor updates affecting merit badges. This replaces previous #641568 2016 Boy Scout™ Requirements Book. 2018 Boy Scouts Requirement Book #641568   $ 5.99

Exploring Careers in Finance for Teens

2.1.18 Exploring Careers in Finance for Teens

Young men and women, ages 14-20, who are interested in careers in finance are invited to an open house for our new post at Boiling Springs Saving Bank, 448 Main Road, Towaco, on February 13, 2018 from 7 PM to 8 PM. For more information, contact Al Thomas at al.thomas@scouting.org or (973) 765-9322 x229.

Munsee District 2018 Pinewood Derby

1.17.18 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: http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2289944 Registration: $15.00 per car Trophies, medals, and ribbons will be awarded. Girls are welcome to

Watchung Mountain Klondike

1.17.18 Watchung Mountain Klondike

Watchung Mountain Klondike The annual Watchung Mountain Klondike Derby will take place at the WATCHUNG RESERVATION MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ JANUARY 27, 2018 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM Contact: Governor Charlie Rose, 908-644-9197, wm.klondikederby@gmail.com Register @  http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/Event/2280459 New This Year: Each patrol will be required to have their Senior Patrol Leader check in with the Governor 15-30 minutes prior to

Munsee District Klondike

1.17.18 Munsee District Klondike

The Munsee District Klondike is almost here for Boy Scouts and Webelos. WATCHUNG RESERVATION “The LOOP AREA” MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ JANUARY 27, 2018 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM For more information Mr. Pat Lewis, the Klondike Governor at munseeklondike@gmail.com Lt Governor Mr. Curt Kamichoff at curt@cyberpuppi.com The registration links are: Boy Scout Klondike registration: http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2229203 Webelos

Munsee District Winter Cub Scout Event

1.17.18 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: cubelosteam@aol.com http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2289972

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

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.

Exploring Careers in Law

1.17.18 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

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. AND THE PRICES ARE REDUCED! ! ! Both the Cedar Knolls and Mountainside Scout Shops have a supply of popcorn for over the counter sales.   Product Original

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,

2018 Cub Scout Electives Extravaganza

April 28, 2018 at Winnebago Scout Reservation.  A day of activities based on Cub Scout elective adventures. Registration and class list will be available on February 22, 2018 through the council calendar at ppcbsa.org. Sure to be a fun day for all Cub Scouts! For more info, contact council Advancement Chair, Michael Merritt at michael@mischu.me.

Raritan Valley District – Boy Scout Greenbar Camporee

When: April 20-22, 2018 Where: Watchung Reservation, Scout Camping Area Hosted by Flint and Steel Don Androwksi, you can contact him via Dandrowski@netscape.net. **Please note that BALOO will run concurrently with this event**

Two Special Scout Events at Shawnee Mountain – “Come as a Troop or Come as a Family”

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area - Ski Shawnee

Shawnee Mountain continues to offer these great events to Scouts of all ages in 2018: Super Scout Sunday on February 4 and Scout Weekend on March 10 & 11.  These events offer the best Scout discounts of the season; buy advanced tickets to save more. Hurry, tickets are limited. Click here for more details.

Summer STEM Institute

We are excited for the SSI program this summer.  Currently we are working on obtaining a larger facility to promote further expansion because of our great success over the years.  If you have a facility in mind, please check out the criteria to see if it would be a good match for us.  In the

Cub Scout Leader Training

Make your Cub Scout leader job EASIER and MORE FUN! An enthusiastic, trained leader can make the difference between a den or pack that is struggling, and one that is ready to take on the world. Find out how to use the “Cub Scout Adventure Leader Guides” and other resources available. After all, your Cub

Raritan Valley Klondike Trails

1.3.18 Raritan Valley Klondike Trails

TWO EVENTS ONE LOCATION! When: February 3, 2018 Where: Watchung Reservation For the Boy Scout Klondike Trail, click here. For the Raritan Valley Webelos Klondike Trail, click here. Girl dens are anticipated.   Any questions, please contact Dave Robbins, Governor at robbins154rv@gmail.com.

Family Scouting – January 2018 start of girls in Cub Scouts!

To: All Patriots’ Path Council Cub Scout Packs Subject: Family Scouting – January 2018 start of girls in Cub Scouts! As you hopefully already know, the BSA’s Board of Directors recently approved a plan to invite girls and young women into all Scouting programs.  Requirements for females in the Scouting programs will be identical to