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The Great Pumpkin’s A to Z Hunt

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Sunday fun for the entire family at Camp Wheeler. Check out after the hunt and enjoy a hot dog, juice and cookies. Fee $4 per Cub/adult/sibling. Dates available are: 9/24, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12. All registrations must be done by phone first. Call Tom Stoddard at 973-765-9322 X 413. Click for the sign up form.

Sussex Family Camping

Viking

October 6-8 2017, Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation Fee: $18 per person, including Saturday’s dinner. Children 5 and under are free. Registration is online only and must be completed by  September 30. The theme for this event is Vikings! Our Scouts will build Viking long boats and trebuchets and chuck apples into the lake. The events we have

Raritan Valley Rocket Launch – October 7, 2017

Rocket Launch

North Branch Park – Bridgewater. Fee: $13 per Scout which includes rocket and patch. Co-sponsored by the Radical Rocketeers.   For more information contact: Javier.Juarez@Scouting.org or Deb Hopkins at (908) 444-2588 or e-mail: rvtroop125@aol.com. Click to register.

Cub Scout Adventure Day: October 7, 2017

Watchung CSDC

Adventure Day at Watchung Day Camp is a fun-filled event this fall for parents and children to come and see what summer camp and Scouting is all about. This event is absolutely free. Some of the activities included are Nature, Art and Crafts, Sports and Games, Scoutcraft, BB/Archery, Cooking, and STEM. Regular events will be running all day. Specialized events such

Fishing News

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Information on the upcoming fall trout stocking season is available on the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife website. As in past years the fish will be 2-year old Rainbow Trout measuring 14″ up to 22″ in length and weighing one-and-a-half pounds to almost eight pounds. Visit http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/trtinfo_fall.htm for the schedule and more information.   CAI (Certified

Save The Date for the College of Commissioner Science

Saturday, April 14, 2018. For more information, click here.

What’s New At Your Scout Shop?

Scout Shop Fall Hours Cedar Knolls – 1 Saddle Road M-W-F: 9 AM – 5 PM Tues & Thurs 9 AM-9 PM Sat 9 AM-3 PM 973-765-9322 X241 Mountainside 1130 Rt. 22 West in the Verrex building M-F 9-2 PM and 4-7 PM, Sat 10 AM-3 PM 908-654-9191 Both shops closed on Sundays. Please check

New Schedule for 2017-2018 Programs Now Available

Weekdays for Cub Scout Dens After school programs are available for your den. What a way to add variety to meetings or to just provide fun and/or skill training for your boys. Program offerings include: BB gun shooting, compass, historic hike, historic trail, Webelos Outdoorsman cooking and knots, and Bear cooking and knots. The day

Leave No Trace Trainer Training

LNT

Registration is open for Leave No Trace (LNT) Trainer training October 27- 29 at Winnebago Scout Reservation. Participants completing the course will become Leave No Trace Trainers, be authorized to conduct LNT Awareness and Orientation classes for Scout and non-Scout groups, and assist with BSA Outdoor Ethics Awards and co-teaching other classes. Cost is $60

Munsee District Raft-O-Ree Weekend

Munsee District is hosting this special event 4/27-29, 2018.  All are welcome to join. For more information, click here.

2018 Family Friends of Scouting Kicked-Off!

During the last two weeks of September six districts hosted Family Friends of Scouting kick-offs. Eighty Scouting units signed-up for 2018 Family Friends of Scouting presentations.  Making the commitment earned each unit the choice of $50 Scout Shop gift certificate or a free Outdoor Experience at WSR or MASR. There is still limited time for

Rutgers University Geology Museum

Earn your Earth Rocks merit badge with us! We offer: Group Tours Birthday Parties Special Events Field Trips Fossil Hunting Guest Lectures And much more! For more information about registering for these and other special events, check out our website here or contact the museum director at lauren.adamo@rutgers.edu.

Raritan Valley District Webelos First Responder: November 4, 2017

Webelos First Responder

Two class sessions:  9:00 – 11:45 am (check in 8:30 am) and  1:00- 3:45 pm (check in 12:30 pm). LOCATION:  Presbyterian Church, 409 Mountain Avenue, Bound Brook, NJ 08805. Fee: $5 per Webelos. We ask that all youth are accompanied by an adult.  Supervision maybe provided by a parent, guardian or trusted adult. Registration closes October 29 –

Fishawack District Cubmobile: Saturday, November 4, 2017

Fishawack Cubmobiles

The Fishawack District’s Cubmobile Derby is designed to be more fun than competition. Drivers will race their cars downhill against one other car, with their lanes separated by tires or hay bales.  Race times will not be measured.  All registered Scouts will receive a Cubmobile patch. Check in starts at 11:30 am with activities from

Munsee Family Camping: October 27-28, 2017

Munsee Fall Cubelos

Theme: Munsee Around the World. Fee: $15 each, children under 4 are free. Held at Camp Somers, Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation. Click to register.

Cub Scout Activities – Fall 2017

(It is the policy of the Patriots’ Path Council that all district and council events are open to participation from any of our Scouting units regardless of home district. If your unit is unable to participate in a home district event, please avail yourself of an opportunity in another district.)   9/15-9/17      

NJ Devils vs NY Rangers Pre-Season Game – Scout Day

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Saturday, September 23rd at 7:00 PM Prudential Center, Newark, NJ Admission to the pregame Funzone 4:00 – 5:30 pm (sponsored by the NJ Devils) on the plaza Tickets in Section 101-106 (Devils Attack Side Endzone) Bonus $10 in food (voucher.) Parking not included, see:  http://www.prucenter.com/getting-here#/parking BSA uniform preferred but not required (there could be photo opportunities) http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2153378 Art Lobdell 

Don’t Be Missed: Update Your BeAScout Pin Now!

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BeAScout.org is the application that puts your unit on the map! Prospective Scouts and their families can visit BeAScout.org to find a Scouting program in their neighborhood. If your unit’s pin is up to date they’ll find you! Raise your unit’s profile in the community. Recruit more youth and volunteers and help grow Scouting. Customize

National Recruitment Ads Are Launched: Are You on The Map?

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We are pleased to announce the National Office of the Boy Scouts will launch several, nation-wide Scouting recruitment digital ads this fall. This means families with boys 6-10 years old in your community should start seeing the opportunity to join Scouting appear on Google searches, Facebook posts, and related websites throughout the fall!  All media

Scout Executive Letter on Charter Renewal Process

Below are the key points for this year’s charter renewal process. The 2018 recharter season has arrived. Your district’s Key 3 have agreed to supply you with the recharter packet online instead of receiving it at the September roundtables. In this letter is everything you’ll need to get started online. If you have any questions

Shooting Sports Event at Camp Somers!

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SHOOTING SPORTS EVENT AT CAMP SOMERS! _____________________________ STANHOPE, NJ – OCTOBER 8, 2017 – Patriots’ Path Council’s Youth Executive Committee will be hosting a shooting event for youth between the ages of 14-21. Tickets will cost $15 if you register in advance, and $20 at the door. The event will take place from 1:00 pm

2017 University of Scouting

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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 PPC University of Scouting on Saturday December 2!  We offer over one hundred classes on a wide variety of topics of interest

2018 Family Friends of Scouting Kickoffs

FOS

Please send at least one representative from your unit, preferably your FOS contact person.            You are welcome at any district’s Kickoff.             Choose the date and location that works best for you.            Review your unit’s calendar & come ready to schedule

Adventure Day at Watchung Day Camp

Saturday October 7, 2017 at Watchung Reservation Adventure Day at Watchung Day Camp is a fun filled event this fall for parents and children to come and see what summer camp and Scouting is all about. This event is absolutely free. Activities including, arts and crafts, sports and games, Scoutcraft, and STEM will be ongoing

The Devin Donnelly Papp Memorial Scholarship

Devin Donnelly Papp Memorial Scholarship

The Devin Donnelly Papp Memorial Scholarship is a $40,000 award ($10,000 per year) awarded annually to an active Boy Scout who has demonstrated leadership in the Boy Scouts of America and who has shown fine academic achievement on the secondary school level. The Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council, Cedar Knolls, NJ administers the

Registration Fee Notice from Patriots’ Path Council

NOTICE TO PATRIOTS’ PATH COUNCIL SCOUTS AND SCOUTERS September 1, 2017 Effective December 1, 2017, the National Council, Boy Scouts of America, is raising the fee to be a member in the Boy Scouts of America from $24.00 per person annually, to $33.00 per person annually. Patriots’ Path Council has chosen to absorb the increase

Patriot’s Path Council Summer Camps 2017 Highlights

Certified Angling Instructor (CAI) Course

CAI

October 6-8, 2017   • Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation Developed and directed by the BSA National Fishing Committee This is the only CAI course in NJ in 2017!  Seating is limited so register now. No experience necessary. Click the flyer for more information.

Welcome MASR Camp Director Dave Lage

Dave Lage

A very warm welcome to our new Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation Camp Director, Dave Lage! Dave was learning the ropes from former Reservation Director, Keith Dlugoz this summer and shared his ATV skills as the Camp Somers ATV program area director. Dave comes to us with very diverse experience.  Among other things, Dave has been a

2018 Cub Scout Summer Day Camps For Boys AND Girls

For 2018 we will be offering summer day camp for boys AND girls at both our Stanhope, NJ and Mountainside, NJ locations! The Wildflower day camp for girls held this summer at our Mountainside location was so popular we’re bringing it back for 2018 and expanding the program to our Stanhope location. The Cub Scout and

Merit Badge Intro Workshop and Den Chief Training

2017 MBWS September Roundtable UPDATED-1

Merit Badge Intro Workshop And Den Chief Training sponsored by the Patriots’ Path Council Advancement Committee will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Brooklawn Middle School, 250 Beachwood Road at Route 202, Parsippany NJ.  Check-in at the cafeteria beginning at 8:00 am, the program ends at 1:10 pm.  The purpose of the workshop

STILL TIME TO REGISTER for our 2017 Venturing Powder Horn Course

VEX Powder Horn

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

Lion Pilot Program for Kindergartners Off to a Roaring Start

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Lion pilot program for kindergartners off to a roaring start with exciting changes coming for 2017-2018 “It’s fun, hands-on and active.” “It’s simple and easy to implement.” “It’s age-appropriate, builds character and develops new skills.” That’s just a glimpse of what parents and youth across the country are saying about Lions, the BSA’s pilot program for kindergarten-age

The Commissioner’s Corner – Our Scouting Summer

Well, here we are toward the end of August. I trust your summer was enjoyable. Soon we will be starting again with all our yearly Scouting activities. Our council’s Scouting summer has been very active and our camps have been bustling with activities; Cub Scout day camp, the new Wildflower program for girls, Boy Scout

New District Structure

Subject: New District Structure – Staffing Plan to Support New Structure, Effective January 1, 2018 September, 2017 The council’s new structure will increase the number of professional staff, and significantly change the organization and roles of our professional Scouters.  It will also change who our volunteers go to for support, depending on the function. The

2017 Insomniacs Revenge

From the Venturing Officers Association of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council-BSA… Coming this fall to Goose Pond Scout Reservation is this year’s Insomniacs Revenge! Welcome to a war-torn world full of the monsters of the night. Choose your side carefully. Will you be an Intellectual Vampire or a Raging Werewolf? What: 2017 Insomniacs Revenge Vampires vs. Werewolves Who:

2018 RE-CHARTER SEASON IS ALMOST UPON US

September 1, 2017: The unit leader and committee chairperson will receive the re-charter email. Much like last year, this email will include the unique access code and links to all the information needed to re-charter your unit for 2018. *****Note: LAST YEAR’S CODE WILL NOT WORK THIS YEAR***** The September 1st email will also include

Eagle Scouts can Apply for these Scholarships until Oct. 31, 2017

From https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2017/08/07/eagle-scout-scholarships. College isn’t cheap, but for more than 150 worthy Eagle Scouts, it’s about to get a lot more affordable. The National Eagle Scout Association will award nearly $700,000 in scholarships to Eagle Scouts based on their academic performance, Scouting background, college plans and financial need. The window for the latest round of National Eagle Scout

New York Jets vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Jets

October 1, 2017 at 1 pm. The first 5 units to get to 25 tickets sold will participate in the flag holder experience on the field! Click for more information.

2017 Guide to Advancement

Guide to Advancement

2017 Guide to Advancement, is now available in print at your Cedar Knolls and Mountainside Scout Shops! Item number is 637686 and price is $11.99 This updated 2017 edition details the latest official Boy Scout advancement, including ranks and merit badges. All information is effective January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017.

Special Recognitions

The Patriots’ Path Council will be recognizing Scouters for their service to our Hispanic, Asian and low income youth members. The recognitions are listed below. Nominations should be submitted by October 1, 2017. The awards will be presented at the council annual meeting dinner. Vale La Pena Award – The purpose of the ¡Scouting …

Merit Badge Pamphlet 10% Off Sale

Now is a great time to restock your merit badge library! Price will drop from $4.99 to $4.49 at both the Mountainside and Cedar Knolls stores from August 1 to 31, 2017. Store stock only. (PDF)

Eagle Scout Frame with Signature Mat

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Create a treasured keepsake right on the spot! Perfect for Eagle Scout Court of Honor banquets or ceremonies, this frame includes a felt pen so guests can write sentiments directly onto the mat. Frame is made of black MDF. White paper mat includes black-paper accent around photo cutout window and features a four-color Eagle Scout

STEM NOVA PROGRAM and AWARDS

NOVA Books

These three books support the new NOVA awards program offered by the Boy Scouts of America. This program incorporates learning with cool activities and exposure to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The hope is that the requirements and activities for earning these awards will stimulate an interest in STEM-related fields as they show how Science,

New STEM Kits!

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Bring the fun of STEM Summer Camp home, 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 629023 Crime Catchers Spy Scientific Explorer Kit $12.99 627343 Spy Science Secret Messages KidzLabs 4M

New! Custom Name Plates Now Available Within a Week!

Both have pin backs. (PDF)  C20102- Black with white letters and fleur-de-lis, one line, only $6.99 C20104- Black with white letters and fleur-de-lis, two lines, only $7.99

New! Eclipse Badge

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New! Eclipse badge is now available!  Part #641563. Pre-order yours today, only $1.99! Great summertime pack award or troop camping idea. For more info, visit the link at http://www.scouting.org/eclipse2017.aspx The requirements to earn the BSA 2017 Solar Eclipse patch are simple: 1. Locate a site suitable for viewing either the total eclipse or the partial

POPCORN UPDATE

Show and Sell: Show and Sell orders were due August 3.  Show and Sell pick up is August 19.  If your unit cannot pick up on that date contact Mark Spaldo directly at mark.spaldo@scouting.org. MAKE YOUR SHOW AND SELL SALE GREAT: Secure your Show and Sell Locations: Sample Request Letter Tips for your Show and

REVISED CAMPOUT REQUIREMENTS FOR SECOND CLASS & FIRST CLASS EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2017

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The number of overnight campouts required for a young man to earn the Second Class and First Class ranks will be reduced under new requirements that take effect Aug. 1, 2017. But the total number of camping nights a Boy Scout will experience in the program as he progresses toward the rank of Eagle Scout

CHANGES TO EAGLE PALM REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES – EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2017

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The biggest change affects young men who haven’t yet earned Eagle. Beginning Aug. 1, all earned Palms may be awarded instantly to new Eagle Scouts at their Eagle court of honor.  Other changes and full info is available at https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2017/07/10/changes-to-eagle-palms/