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Giving Tuesday

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Touch-A-Truck at the Watchung Reservation

The Loop @ Watchung Reservation Sunday, April 30th  from 11 am- 5 pm Youngsters can climb aboard dump trucks, bulldozers, police cars, HAZMAT response units, and “The Bear” used by Union County SWAT team in serious emergencies. Admission: $4/person & children aged 6 & under are FREE For more details visit www.ucnj.org/parks-recreation

Gender Identity Statement

As one of America’s largest youth-serving organizations, the Boy Scouts of America continues to work to bring the benefits of our programs to as many children, families and communities as possible. “While we offer a number of programs that serve all youth, Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting are specifically designed to meet the needs of

Stars and Stripes Breakfast

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017 the Patriots’ Path Council will be holding the first ever Stars and Stripes Breakfast at the Hilton Short Hills at 7:00 AM until 8:45 AM. Our keynote speaker that morning will be Captain James Lovell, the captain of the Apollo 13 mission and Distinguished Eagle Scout, Class of 1943. The

Share the SUMMER STEM INSTITUTE Experience with Your Unit!

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Summer STEM Institute is an experience for the family.  Boys and girls entering grades 1-6 are welcome to attend the full day program! Sign up for an SSI promotion today and let your family and friends know about the exciting program.  Each promotion is about 5 minutes long.  A volunteer promoter works with the unit

World Scout Moot 2017, an adventure event for older Scouts, seeks BSA participants

Re-post from: http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2017/01/10/world-scout-moot-2017-an-adventure-event-for-older-scouts-seeks-bsa-participants/ This summer, join fellow Scouts from around the world as you backpack, kayak and explore Iceland — a land of incredible natural beauty where the late July sun rises at 4 a.m. and sets just before 11 p.m. It’s called the 15th World Scout Moot, and the Boy Scouts of America has space for

New Council Program Director Position Being Established

In 2018 the Patriots’ Path Council will be establishing a new staff position called the Council Program Director. This position will be responsible for working with the council high adventure programs, the 2019 council Boy Scout Jamboree, our STEM programs and more. Attached is the position description. Interested candidates can send their resumes to Dennis

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, Morristown

New programs for Tigers to Boy Scouts debuting this spring! http://www.maccullochhall.org/scouts/

NEW: TRANSPORTATION NOW AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER STEM INSTITUTE PARTICIPANTS!

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Summer STEM Institute is an experience for the family.  Boys and girls entering grades 1-6 are welcome to attend the full day program! New for 2017 is busing for all weeks in addition to our growing before and aftercare program! Bus transportation is available each week from selected locations in Morris, Sussex, Union, Somerset and

Venturers Welcome to Attend the Area 5 Rendezvous!

Every spring, Area 5 hosts an annual Rendezvous, that you and your friends are invited to attend. Each year, a new and exciting theme is brought to the event. The theme for the 2017 Rendezvous is Back to the Future! That’s right, you’ll get to spend an entire weekend with Doc Brown, Marty Mcfly, the

VEX Committee Hosts Volleyball Competition

The volleyball competition will be held on February 19 from 1-5 pm at the Raymond Chisholm Community Center. There should be six Venturers to a team.  There will be a VEX meeting afterwards and all are encouraged to stay. This will be a fun event.  If you have any questions, please contact Katelyn Bereheiko (krbear804@gmail.com)

Winter Training Day This February!

The winter training day will be a day of training for Venturers. The trainings are ILSC and Goal Setting & Time Management.  ILSC is Introduction to Leadership Skills in the Crew. The training day will be held on February 5 at Patriots’ Path Council Service Center. The time for check in is at 8:00 am.

NJ State Police National Guard Camporee

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NJ State Police National Guard Camporee National Guard Training Center, Sea Girt, NJ May 19-21, 2017 Camping space is limited so signup today to guarantee your spot! https://www.jerseyshorescouts.org/njspngcamporee Early reservation rate ends January 31, 2017 ($5 deposit does not guarantee early reservation rate)  Facebook Event Group Unit Entry Rules for STEM/Cyber Project Contest Camporee Leaders Guide

Top Trained Unit Awards

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Top Trained Unit In order to be registered leaders in a BSA unit, adults MUST be current in Youth Protection Training.   The next training step for leaders is to complete the basic training course(s) for their position because: “Every Scout deserves a trained leader.”  (Lord Baden-Powell) The 2016 Patriots’ Path “Top Trained Unit” Award recognizes

Shane Jones Named New Youth Executive Committee President

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Effective January 1, 2017 Shane Jones will take the reigns as the 2017 Youth Executive Committee President.  Shane is an emerging youth leader in the Patriots’ Path Council and will take the place of outgoing president, Justin Strnatko.  Justin has served the committee as its president since 2015. Shane joined the Scouting program back in

THANKS TO OUR FLINTLOCKS

Flintlock President Bob Pysher reports that our council received 895 volunteer man hours in 2016! Many thanks gents. The other good news is that their building at Winnebago Scout Reservation is fully operational and humming along. So who do you know that might be interested in joining? Please contact Bob at rpysh@verizon.net

Assistant Ranger Opening

Our Winnebago Scout Reservation in Rockaway NJ has an opening for a part time ranger. The start date is March 1, 2017. Please contact Assistant Scout Executive, Bob Morris at the council service center for (see attached) more details. The office number is 973-765-9322 x223.  Email is Robert.morris@scouting.org. An interview with Winnebago’s Director, Curt Haak

Sabattis Director

PPC Executive Board Member Jeff Deisher has agreed to be the next director for our Sabattis Adventure Camp. Jeff is an avid outdoorsman, loves the Adirondacks and has served as chairman of our properties and camping committees. Let’s all support Jeff as he recruits the summer staff and is engaged in bringing more troops/crews to

2016 Christmas Ornaments

Check out the 2016 Christmas ornaments flyer.

Flintlocks Craft Kits—a Great Den or Pack Meetings Project

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If you are looking for a project for your Scouts to do in a den or pack meeting, consider assembling Flintlocks Craft Kits. These kits provide a great opportunity for the Scouts to follow directions, work with a few simple hand tools and build a useful, functional and attractive wood project such as a bird

Journey to Excellence 2016 Unit Gold Award Patches are Available Now!

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Part of BSA’s council performance recognition program, this award represents excellence (the highest performance standard) at the unit level.

LAST CHANCE REMINDER FOR 2017 MOOT REGISTRATION DISCOUNT!

December 15th is the deadline for getting a registration DISCOUNT for the BSA contingent to the 15th World Scout Moot in Iceland in summer 2017! What’s a “Moot”?  A Scout Moot is an international gathering of Scouts aged 18 – 25.  In the BSA, this applies to young Boy Scout leaders, as well as Venturers

2017 LODGE BANQUET

Who: All Lodge Members and Families What: Annual Lodge Banquet When: Saturday January 7, 2017 at 6pm Where: The Hanover Manor (16 Eagle Rock Ave., East Hanover, NJ 07936) Why: Food, Fun, Fellowship, Entertainment, An all-around good time The dinner will be a buffet of Antipasto, Roast Beef with Au Jus, Turkey with Gravy, Stuffing,

Holiday Greeting from your Key 3

Please check out the video from your Council President, Commissioner, and Scout Executive.

2017 WM Annual Meeting and Recognition Dinner

Save the date! The Watchung Mountain Annual Meeting and Recognition Dinner will be held Wednesday, February 8 at Snuffy’s Pantagis Renaissance in Scotch Plains. More details to come!

WM 2017 Webelos Klondike Trek

Webelos and Arrows of Light—test your skills! Registration is open for the 2017 Webelos Klondike Trek! We’ll take over Watchung Reservation on Saturday, January 28. Full guide can be found here. You can register here: http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2024204

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: http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2024213

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

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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

#GivingTuesday…#WeAreTheBSA

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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

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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

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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

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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 https://ppcbsa.org/districts/black-river-district/ 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,

INTERNATIONAL ADVENTURES at our NORTHERN TIER

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 marc.maratea@scouting.org.

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