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The Commissioner’s Corner – May

The Trail to Excellence What do you want your child to get out of Scouting? As parents, I believe we look for our children to obtain the most out of anything they do, to help them succeed in life and be happy at it. So, what does Scouting have to help units build a great

Don’t Miss the Tradeshow of Scouting!

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We already have 400 volunteers registered! Monday, June 5, 2017 at The Birchwood Manor 111 North Jefferson Road Whippany, New Jersey 5:45 – 9:00 pm. You don’t want to miss this special event. REGISTER NOW for the Tradeshow & Cub Scout Expo and the seminars at the Tradeshow. You will receive extra door prize tickets! This event is free to

NEW EAGLE APPLICATION RELEASED

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A new Eagle Application was released on April 22, 2017.  Details below and on our council website, https://ppcbsa.org/committees/advancement/. This is not a major change, and applications in the process (especially with dated signatures) should continue with the old form.  But please make sure any new applications use the official form from the National site, found

Duty to God

All Scouts have a Duty to God. One way that Scouts can show their Duty to God is to earn the religious emblem of their faith and to wear the emblem on their uniform. Here’s an opportunity to do just that! Mt. Fern United Methodist Church in Randolph, NJ is offering the following religious emblem

Eagle Scout Hall of Fame Nominations are Now Open

The Eagle Scout Hall of Fame Award is a recognition from the Patriots’ Path Council’s Alumni Association. The award was established to recognize Eagle Scouts who, after 25 years or longer of having received the Eagle Scout Award, have reached the highest level of success in their field. In addition, these recipients have demonstrated a

Start Planning For Your Popcorn Sale Now!

Don’t Miss the Tradeshow of Scouting:  Plan to attend on Monday, June 5, 2017 at the Birchwood Manor, Whippany  NJ. Popcorn training will be offered and you will have the chance to see this year’s products and prizes, as well as have all your popcorn questions answered! More info here:  https://ppcbsa.org/committees/tradeshow/ Attend Popcorn Training:  Make

Patriots’ Path Council Racing Team Trip to Times Square

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Phone Conference Meetings 6/24 (Time TBA) 6/1/17, 6/12/17 at 7:00 PM Conference dial-in number: (712) 770-4160 Participant access code: 447153# Gear up! Tshirts, Hats, Flags Compare travel plans. Group Meet-up in NYC! Qualified Cub Scouts from District Championships Competition in the World Championship Pinewood Derby is open to all 2017 Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Finalists.

New District Structure – Staffing Plan to Support New Structure, Effective January 1, 2018

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 team of professionals serving the districts will be led by a field director. The role of the

2017 Abilities Digest Spring Issue

Please check out the 2017 Spring Issue of Abilities Digest. We hope you will find it helpful. The following articles are included in this issue: Adapting Activities Awareness Events Enhancing Awareness Adapting Advancements Recognizing Abilities A Peek Ahead Helpful Links

Philmont

It’s not too late to begin making plans for the Summer of 2018. There are openings for 2 full crews for Philmont 2018. A crew consists of 12 crew members – 8 or 9 youth and 3 or 4 adults. The travel dates are June 28 – July 12, 2018 or July 11 – July

CAMP COLEY OPEN HOUSE ~ April 22, 2017

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Don’t miss the annual Camp COLEY open house! Come meet Camp COLEY staff, leaders & CITs and enjoy a great day of food & fun.  There will be lots of Super Hero activities for the kids and a camp tour with a Q&A session for the adults. The day concludes with a BBQ and s’mores!! Camp COLEY is

DON’T MISS AN ISSUE OF LET’S GET CAMPING!

Are you receiving the monthly camping newsletter, Let’s Get Camping?  The newsletter features insider information about Patriots’ Path Council camps, camping programs, special events, future plans, registration information and much more! If you would like to receive the newsletter, click here to add your name and email address to the Let’s Get Camping! mailing list.

The Commissioner’s Corner

Why do we need commissioners? I had the privilege of being newly elected as council commissioner of Patriots’ Path Council at the annual meeting this past February 27.  It is my honor to serve for the next three years and I will do my best to work with our council to continue the excellent programs

Tour and Activity Plan Terminated

A cross-functional team (at the National level) has completed an evaluation of the BSA’s Tour and Activity Plan, resulting in a recommendation to terminate the plan effective April 1, 2017. Please take an opportunity to check out the FAQ’s.

CUB SCOUT EXPO at the Tradeshow of Scouting!

Don’t Miss the Inaugural CUB SCOUT EXPO at the Tradeshow of Scouting! June 5, 2017 5:45 pm to 9:00 pm Birchwood Manor • Whippany, NJ For the first time we are bringing together and providing you easy access to all your Cub Scout resources – both council resources and vendor resources – in one location.

Scouts Day at One World Observatory

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Come SEE FOREVER at One World Observatory. Start at the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, where you can truly feel the city’s invincible spirit! The package includes a Limited Edition OWO Scout Patch and a ticket to the Observatory. Scouts of all ages are invited to this fun and educational outing

SPRING 2017 PATHFINDER

Check out the newest edition of The Pathfinder!  

Legendary American Hero, Former Astronaut James Lovell, to be Guest Speaker at Boy Scouts of America Breakfast in April

Public is invited to hear Captain Lovell, forever associated with NASA’s troubled Apollo 13 (“Houston, we have a problem.”) mission to the Moon nearly 50 years ago

2017 Patriots’ Path Council Jamboree Shoulder Patch Fundraising Set

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The Limited Edition 2017 National Scout Jamboree Fundraising Set is now available. Patriots’ Path Council is sending 4 troops and venturing crews to this once in a lifetime event at The Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. In keeping with our Jamboree tradition, Patriots’ Path Council is producing a special set of National Scout Jamboree

Red Bulls Soccer Scout Nights

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Saturday, April 22, 2017 vs Columbus Crew  @ 7:30pm. TO RESERVE YOUR GROUP, PLEASE CONTACT RICH LARCARA AT 973-776-8971 OR RICH.LARCARA@NEWYORKREDBULLS.COM While supplies last free Red Bulls Bag and $5 food coupon. Join your New York Red Bulls as they take on Columbus Crew SC for Scout Night at Red Bull Arena.  All scouts in attendance will

NY Knicks Scout Days

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NY Knicks Scout Day – vs Detroit Pistons – Monday, March 27, 2017 at 7:30 pm NY Knicks Scout Days – vs Toronto Raptors – Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 12:00pm Join our Scouting community at the Knicks vs Detroit Pistons basketball game on March 27 and/or the New York Knicks vs Toronto Raptors basketball game on April 9.

Medieval Times

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All Scouts will receive a Medieval Times patch. Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm Special Scout pricing for the two hour dinner and show. other dates with special pricing for Scout groups of 15+. For more information,click for flier. For reservations, contact Megan Margulis -201-933-2220 x2321.

NJ Devils vs Columbus Blue Jackets

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Tickets start at $40.81. A portion of each ticket sold will benefit your council. Each kid will receive a Devils limited edition poster! To reserve a group of (10+), please contact Eddie Nicastro, Devils Event Specialist at 973.757.6453. For individual discounted tickets, please visit: www.newjerseydevils.com/scouts and use promo code SCOUTS. Sunday, March 19, 2016 at 1:00pm –  Kid’s Day

Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation Beaver Day

Saturday, April 22, 2017 Beaver Day is a day long program during which units and individual volunteers work on improvement projects at Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation. In past years, over 500 dedicated volunteers have attended Beaver Day, and have left camp in finer condition than when they arrived. Projects are determined by the properties committee. We welcome any

Winnebago Scout Reservation Beaver Day

Saturday, April 22, 2017 Beaver Day is a day long program during which units and individual volunteers work on improvement projects at Winnebago Scout Reservation. In past years, over 500 dedicated volunteers have attended Beaver Day, and have left camp in finer condition than when they arrived. Projects are determined by the properties committee. We welcome any registered

Attention Sussex Alumni!

Come join us 5-17-17 for an evening of fun, friendship and food for FREE. Please forward this to other Sussex Scouters. Information and registration on link ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2045648     Register today! Click here for the flyer and more information.

Attention Watchung Mountain Alumni!

Come join us 4-6-17 for an evening of fun, friendship and food for FREE. Please forward this to other Watchung Mountain Scouters. Information and registration on link ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2045645     Register today! Click here for the flyer and more details.

Attention Munsee Alumni!

Come join us 4-19-17 for an evening of fun, friendship and food for FREE. Please forward this to other Munsee Scouters. Information and registration on link ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2045647 Click here for the flyer and more details.

Attention Fishawack Alumni!

Come join us 3-29-17 for an evening of fun, friendship and food for FREE. Please forward this to other Fishawack Scouters. Information and registration on link ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2045644                            Register today! Click here for the flyer and more details.

Attention All Alumni in the Raritan Valley District

Come join us 3-27-17 for an evening of fun, friendship and food for FREE. Please forward this to other Raritan Valley Scouters. Information and registration on link ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2045638 Click here for the flyer and more details.

FISHAWACK DISTRICT SPRING CUB FAMILY CAMPING

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On May 20-21, 2017, at Winnebago Scout Reservation, packs will enjoy activities including: BB, Archery, Bouldering Wall, Cubmobile Run, Batting Cage, Fishing on the camp dock, Softball-Mini-Golf, District Pinewood Derby, and Winnebago Cub Scout Trail Hiking.  Please note activities are subject to change.  Online registration opens on March 20th through the Fishawack calendar at www.ppcbsa.org

The 2017 Patriots’ Path Council Scouting Adventure Card!

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This initiative is designed to help Scouts earn their way to Cub Scout Day Camp, Webelos Resident Camp, Boy Scout Resident Camp, National High Adventure Activities, purchase new camping equipment, etc. New This Year – the SaveAround® Mobile App and online coupons allow you to save easily and on the go.  Activate your SaveAround® Membership using the Savings

Patriots’ Path Council (PPC) Climbing Instructor (CI) Training

What:  Highly skilled, outdoor hands-on program covering PPC Level II Climbing Instructor (CI) training.  By completing this training, you will be a qualified Level I CI and can help Level II CIs run exciting rock climbing programs!  With practice and proficiency, you can return for an evaluation to become a Level II CI. 

What is Monthly Sunday SLIC?

SLIC is Scout Leader Intro to Climbing It’s a small, exclusive, free program, one Sunday afternoon each month, to introduce adults to BSA rock climbing skills,rain or shine, summer or winter, hot or cold, indoors or out, at Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation (MASR), Stanhope NJ. Monthly Sunday Scout Leader Intro to Climbing (SLIC) resumes in March!  Sunday

2018 Individual Philmont Opportunity

Patriots’ Path Council is forming a co-ed provisional crew for Philmont 2018.  The crew is open to young men and women, Scouts and Venturers, who will be ages 15 – 18 in June 2018.  Please click here for more information.

National Advancement Training Conference

Friday, March 17, 2017 from 7:00 pm-10:00 pm Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 9:00 am-5:30 pm Hildale Presbyterian Church, 85 Ridgedale Ave., Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927 Conference Fee: $30 per person Registration closes on March 10, 2017 or when maximum attendance of 50 is reached.  Register at http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2053518 For the flyer, click here. Advancement is

SAVE ON TUITION FOR SUMMER STEM INSTITUTE BY MARCH 31!

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Register for a week of Summer STEM Institute for just under $300 before the price increases April 1!  The price of $299 includes registration, tee shirt, supplies, safety equipment, disposable lab coat and a weekly field trip. Summer STEM Institute is an experience for the family.  Boys and girls entering grades 1-6 are welcome to

Robert Tunnell Memorial Fishing Tournament

The annual fishing tournament will take place on May 6, 2017 at Winnebago Scout Reservation.  Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, and their parents are all welcome. Fish from 8 am to 3 pm with lunch included for just $30.00 a person. Register now at https://scoutingevent.com/358-2017RTMFT.

Watchung Day

Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp is hosting a fun filled event on May 13th at the Watchung Reservation, 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, arts and crafts, sports and games, Scoutcraft, BB/archery, cooking, and STEM. Register today at https://scoutingevent.com/358-2017watchungday.

Camp Hall of Fame

Join us for the 2017 Camp Hall of Fame induction honoring Dennis Busniak-Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation, Edward McEntee Jr. – Winnebago Scout Reservation, and Joe Schott – Sabattis Adventure Camp. Join us Saturday, July 15, at Winnebago Scout Reservation at 5:00 pm for the BBQ and 6:00 pm for the ceremony. Visit www.scoutingevent.com/358-2017CHOF to register!

Summer Camp Leaders Meeting

Our 2017 Summer Camp Leaders Meeting is March 18, 2017, at 1:00 PM at the council service center, 1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927.  We ask that each unit send one representative, and a maximum of two representatives (space is limited). We will be covering staff introductions, administrative topics (payments/etc.), summer camp staff opportunities,

Scout Shop Sales Associate Wanted

-Part time, 15-25 hours per week. -Immediate opening available. -Day, evening and Saturday hours available. -Retail/ Scouting experience, as well as knowledge of Word, Excel and Power Point is helpful, but not required. -Responsible for sales of merchandise, reconciliation and posting of sales, program receipting, and inventory restocking. -Cedar Knolls store, 1 Saddle Rd., Cedar

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