Venturing Officers Association Elections Planned

The Venturing Officers Association was created late last year with a temporary set of officers. In order to formally establish a slate of officers that will go on to serve a one-year More »

Cub Scouts Learn About Backyard Birds

On Saturday, April 9, 2022, Cub Scouts and families participated in a fun adventure to discover the birds in their backyard. Included in each session was a discussion of local birds, a More »

NYLT Registration Now Open

Troop Scoutmasters, do you have new youth leaders this year? Do you wish your youth leaders had great training just in time for summer camp? Do you wish you could get the More »

Raritan Valley District Has First Female Eagle Scout

On January 12, 2022, Preya Majmundar became Raritan Valley’s first female Scout to have her Eagle Scout board of review. Preya’s project was to improve the outside of Edison VFW Memorial Post More »

Summer Camp Season Coming Soon

The heat is on … well kind of sort of.  The early bird deadline for summer fun is quickly approaching.  Whether you are rowing at Winnebago, shooting at Somers, or enjoying the More »

Woapalanne Lodge OA Upcoming Events Video

With so many different activities every year, its’ hard to keep track of what is next. Connor, Lodge Chief of the Woapalanne Lodge, together with Carson, chapter chief of Aihamikwen chapter help Order of the Arrow members keep track of upcoming activities and events. Woapalanne Lodge OA Upcoming Events Video

National Scout Jamboree June Open House

There are only 14 months left until the Jamboree, and around the country the excitement is building in Scouting!  Scouts in Patriots’ Path Council that have already registered are busy deciding which adventures they will do when they are there.  Pistol, crossbow, black powder rifle, rock climbing, BMX, skateboarding, zip lines, whitewater rafting and canopy

PPC Adventure Programs – Astronomy

Trustee, Kevin Alton, astronomy lover extraordinaire, shares his knowledge of the planets, sun, moon and more to Scouts, at his Astronomy Merit Badge sessions at the PPC Service Center. For more information about how your unit or an individual Scout can participate in PPC Adventure Programs, please visit https://www.ppcadventures.org/ for a listing of new and

Memorial Day Closures

Memorial Day and the unofficial start to summer is right around the corner. We wanted to remind everyone that Patriots’ Path Council will be closed in observance of the holiday. The Kurland Family Scout Shop at Cedar Knolls will close on Saturday May 28, 2022 and reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday May 31,

New Jersey State Police and National Guard Camporee

Please join Patriots’ Path Council and numerous BSA councils across New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York for the 2022 New Jersey State Police Camporee in Sea Girt, NJ on June 3-5, 2022. Exclusive commemorative items for the Camporee can be preordered online at: https://www.ppcoutfitters.com/shop/camporee/50 Purchases can be picked up at the Camporee, the Cedar Knolls Scout

Sea Scouts Open House

Boy Scouts of America for more then 100 years has offered a great program for youth, but did you know we have a nautical program? Sea Scouts is a great opportunity for youth to get out on the high seas! This program not only opens youth eyes to other opportunities, but it also has all

Camp Staff Needed!

We are still looking for counselors this summer at multiple camp locations. Get outdoors! Learn new skills! Get paid! Apply today at  https://ppcbsa.workbrightats.com/jobs/

Summer Camp is Around the Corner

Spring is officially here, which means summer camp is around the corner. Grades 2 through 5 are welcome to join us this summer at Camp Wheeler for five weeks of fun in the sun. Get ready for archery, boating, fishing, swimming in the pool, and a lot more fun! Bus transportation is available from many locations in Morris and

2022 Spring Membership Drive Video

In 2022, we will be working with all of our Scouting units to ensure that Scouting in all of our communities is more VISIBLE, more INVITING and more FUN! Believe it or not, one of the most common questions we get is “Where is Scouting today?” The key to showcasing Scouting and growing excitement to

Camp Early Bird Discount Ends Soon

The early bird special end date is on the horizon.  We are currently offering a discounted rate for Scouts and non-Scouts, to attend Summer Camp this year.  In case you haven’t heard, camp is back to normal after two long years. So please, don’t let this opportunity pass you by.  Register as soon as possible.

Skylands District Holds First Scouts BSA Spring Camporee

The Skylands District held its first ever Spring Scouts BSA Camporee the weekend of April 22-24, 2022, at Winnebago Scout Reservation in Rockaway Township. The theme of the camporee was first responder/emergency services. Scouts from nine troops got close hands-on demonstrations of first responder life saving equipment and gear. Emergency service units from the following

50% Off – All Popcorn on Sale!

Popcorn is going fast – some products are already sold out! All remaining popcorn is on sale for 50% off the original price.  Sale prices are good while stock remains.  Below are some examples of price reductions: Product Regular Price 50% Off Price Caramel Corn Bag $10.00 $5.00 Summer Roasted MW 14 pack $15.00 $7.50

PPC Adventure Programs for Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA

PPC Adventure Programs has several new activities scheduled in May and June. Cub Scouts Rocketry Saturday June 4th – we will have a very exciting and fun Rocketry program at Camp Somers. Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA and families will build a rocket and then launch the rocket.  Registration is $15.00 which includes the rocket kit

Patriots’ Path Council Cub Scout Wins Scout Life Reading Contest

Congratulations to AOL Scout Constantin Bellmann of Pack 182 in Warren for winning first place in the 2021 national Scout Life Reading Contest. Constantin was featured in the May 2022 issue of Scout Life Magazine and was the recipient of a $100 Scout shop gift card. Constantin wrote a 500-word book report on one of

2022 Patriots’ Path Council Awards Celebration

REGISTER NOW FOR THE 2022 PATRIOTS’ PATH COUNCIL AWARDS CELEBRATION MAY 14, 2022 at WINNEBAGO SCOUT RESERVATION Join us in celebrating some of the best in Scouting.  We will be presenting the 2022 SILVER BEAVER AWARDS, TRAILBLAZER AWARDS, YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS, COUNCIL ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR AWARD, TORCH OF GOLD AWARD, and VENTURING LEADERSHIP AWARDS. Please plan

Early Bird Deadline for NYLT Summer courses:

Calling all current and future Youth Leaders! NYLT summer courses are here again, and it’s a great opportunity to experience a great leadership training experience. YOU MUST ACT SOON! Early Bird for June/July course ends on May 1st. To register, click here: https://scoutingevent.com/358-NYLT2022

2022 Patriots’ Path Council Family 5K Run/Walk

Join us during May 23—June 5, 2022, for this year’s 5K Run/Walk. You can choose when and where you wish to participate. Invite your family and friends. Scout units can make a fun day event and help raise funds for Patriots’ Path Council. Funds raised by a unit will count towards their FOS goal! All

Venturing Officers Association Elections Planned

The Venturing Officers Association was created late last year with a temporary set of officers. In order to formally establish a slate of officers that will go on to serve a one-year term, the Patriots’ Path Council VOA will hold elections on May 10, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. at the PPC Service Center in Cedar

Cub Scouts Learn About Backyard Birds

On Saturday, April 9, 2022, Cub Scouts and families participated in a fun adventure to discover the birds in their backyard. Included in each session was a discussion of local birds, a snack, and the opportunity to build either a bird feeder or a birdhouse kit. A total of 56 Scouts and siblings accompanied by

Registration Continues for Awards Celebration

Patriots’ Path Council will be presenting the 2022 Silver Beaver Awards at its awards celebration on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Winnebago Scout Reservation. The council also will be presenting the Trailblazer Awards, Youth Leadership Awards, Council Alumnus of the Year Award, Torch of Gold Award  – and just added – Venturing Leadership Awards. Please

Fishawack District Plans Cub Scout Camporee

The Fishawack Cub Circus Spring Camporee will be held May 21-22, 2022, at Winnebago Scout Reservation. Activities expected to include BB, archery, rowboats, fishing, Cubmobile, bouldering wall, obstacle course, fly casting instruction and recycling raingutter regatta. Registration opens April 22 and closes May 12. For additional information, click here. To register, click here.

NYLT Registration Now Open

Troop Scoutmasters, do you have new youth leaders this year? Do you wish your youth leaders had great training just in time for summer camp? Do you wish you could get the patrol method working the way it should? Well, you’re in good hands when you have your youth leaders sign up and attend this

Part-Time Sales Associate Needed for Scout Shops

Patriots’ Path Council is seeking a part-time sales associate (12-21 hours per week) for its Kurland Family Scout Shop in Cedar Knolls and its Mountainside Scout Shop. PPC is offering an outstanding opportunity for a motivated part-time sales associate in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment. Open to all experience levels. Job Overview: Contributes to the successful daily

Counselor Training Offered for New Merit Badge

Patriots’ Path Council will be offering two live Citizenship in Society merit badge counselor training sessions via Zoom. Participation in this training is required in order to be approved as a merit badge counselor for the new merit badge. Training sessions are offered on the following dates: Monday, April 18, 2022, at 8 p.m.: https://247scouting.com/forms/358-CitizenshipSocietyMB418

Raritan Valley District Has First Female Eagle Scout

On January 12, 2022, Preya Majmundar became Raritan Valley’s first female Scout to have her Eagle Scout board of review. Preya’s project was to improve the outside of Edison VFW Memorial Post 3117. She added a new flagpole, repaired bricks, added a light to illuminate the flag, and weeded around the cutout and the sign.

Summer Camp Season Coming Soon

The heat is on … well kind of sort of.  The early bird deadline for summer fun is quickly approaching.  Whether you are rowing at Winnebago, shooting at Somers, or enjoying the whirlwind of activities at Wheeler, be sure to take advantage of this sizzling summer saving! Busing is available for Camp Somers and Camp

Camping Early Bird Special Ends May 1

A new video is now available on YouTube. The video focuses on day camp at Camp Wheeler and the early bird special for registration. The early bird special ends on May 1, 2022. Click here to view the new video. For more information, click here.  

Start Thinking About Spring Recruiting

As Patriots’ Path Council finishes up the recharter season, it is now time to start thinking about spring recruiting. Many of the council’s Scout families, especially at the kindergarten and first-grade age, are looking for an opportunity to join. Scouting is a great family program, and now is the time to invite them to join.

Deadline Approaching for State Police Camporee

Calling all Scouts BSA units! The 2022 New Jersey State Police and National Guard Camporee, expected to be the largest regional Scouting activity in the entire country, is scheduled for June 3-5, 2022. The registration deadline is April 15, 2022, and the event coordinators are requesting that units initiate registrations as soon as possible so

Registration Open for PPC Awards Celebration

On Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Winnebago Scout Reservation in Rockaway Township, Patriots’ Path Council will present the 2022 Silver Beaver Awards. The council also will present the Trailblazer Awards, Youth Leadership Awards, Council Alumnus of the Year Award and the Torch of Gold Award. Please plan to come out and honor these dedicated volunteers

Scholarship Opportunities Offered to Eagles

A variety of scholarship opportunities are available for Eagle Scouts in the Patriots’ Path Council. These opportunities include: Patriots’ Path Council Eagle Scout Merit Scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior or an undergraduate college student not beyond his or her junior year.  All applicants must be an Eagle Scout registered with the

Camp Scholarship Program Deadline Extended

The Thomas A. Pepe Adventureship application deadline for scholarships for camp programs has been extended to May 15, 2022. If you know anyone in your unit who may need assistance with sending a Scout to camp this summer, please click here. Every Scout should have a chance to experience summer camp and Patriots’ Path Council

Openings Still Available for Sea Base in August

Patriots’ Path Council currently has five openings for Sea Base, which include two adult spots. With deadlines coming soon for airline and touring, PPC is looking to fill the spots ASAP! Click here to register. Please feel free to pass this opportunity to any eligible Scout at least 13 years old and completed the eighth

Camps Gearing Up for Summer of Adventure

Patriots’ Path Council’s early-bird pricing for camping is still in effect. The council has camp options for youth of all ages. Camp Wheeler, Watchung Reservation and Johnson Park are geared toward grades two through five, offering a day camp program that includes hiking, fishing and crafts just to name a few activities. Johnson Park Day

Registration Open for Skylands Spring Cub Camporee

Register now for the new Skylands District 2022 Spring Cub Family Camporee, scheduled to run Friday, May 6, through Sunday, May 8, 2022, at Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation, Camp Somers. Packs are welcome to camp out Friday and Saturday night, or only one night if preferred. This year’s theme will be conservation. Spend a weekend

Pioneer District Hosts Chess Tournament

The Pioneer District Scouts BSA Chess Tournament has held on Saturday, March 26, 2022. It was held at the Cranford Community Center with 30 youth participants. The event was also used as a recruiting event as half of the participants were non-Scouts. The top three winners of the tournament were Paul Mild (1st), Paul Rinaldi

Fishawack District to Honor Its Finest on May 17

Fishawack’s Finest Fellowship Dinner will be held on May 17, 2022, at the Hanover Manor in East Hanover. Fishawack packs, troops and crews are encouraged to honor one of their volunteers with the Fishawack’s Finest award. Nominations and registration are open at https://scoutingevent.com/358-FSHNominations

New Video Focuses on the Yo-Yo

A new video is now available on YouTube. This preview adventure gives Cub Scouts the opportunity to learn the concepts that make a yo-yo work and the basic physics of a pendulum. To view the video, click here. Visit ppcbsa.org/yo-yo for more information.

Newsletter Highlights Community Service

The second edition of Spotlight on Service, the Patriots’ Path Council Community Service Committee newsletter, was recently published. Click on the pages below to view the newsletter.

Honor Your Eagle With a Unique Gift

Honor your Eagle Scout with a stunning mahogany box with Eagle top and engravable plate available for $49.99 at the Kurland Family Scout Shop in Cedar Knolls and at the Mountainside Scout Shop. The box is a beautiful gift for the Eagle Scout in your life. It looks wonderful sitting on a bedroom bureau or

Ukrainian Catholic Church Welcomes PPC Scouts

On Sunday, March 13, 2022, the Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Catholic Church, Hillside, in Union County, New Jersey, was blessed and honored to have more than 35 Scouts BSA youth and adult leaders from Patriots’ Path Council, BSA, participating in the celebration of the Divine Liturgy and praying for Ukraine during this very difficult time. Scouts

Units March in St. Patrick’s Day Parade

On Saturday, March 19, 2022, Patriots’ Path Council participated in the Morris County St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Morristown. Four troops and five packs participated, totaling about 100 Scouts and families. The weather was great, and everyone enjoyed the pipe bands, the Irish dancers and the firetrucks! Participating units: Troop 34 Morristown Troop 340, Morristown

Cub Scouts Look to the Stars During Program

On Friday, March 18, 2022, about 60 Cub Scouts and their families participated in an evening star gazing event at Camp Somers at Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation. The event was the initial activity sponsored by Patriots Path Council Adventure Programs. Tim Carroll served as the “astronomer” and provided a fun lecture on the night sky.

Deadline for Skylands District Award Nominations is April 5

The Skylands District will be honoring Scouters who go above and beyond in their service to Scouting at its awards recognition ceremony at the Club at Picatinny Arsenal on Wednesday evening, May 18, 2022. Submit your suggestions for the Skylands Superstar Award, unit leader specific awards as well as the District Award of Merit nomination

Munsee District Holds Final Volunteer Recognition

On Saturday, March 5, 2022, the Munsee District conducted its final volunteer recognition breakfast. There were over 100 people in attendance as volunteers were recognized for their hard work and dedication to Scouting. Four Scouters received the Munsee District Award of Merit – Lea Sheridan and Hattie Warren for 2020, and Matthew Dohn and Robert

Camp 2022 – Back to Normal

Patriots’ Path Council is pleased to share that New Jersey summer camps will return to pre-COVID-19 operations for the 2022 season. Governor Phil Murphy issued an Executive Order terminating the Public Health Emergency effective March 7, 2022. As a result of NJ Camp’s advocacy efforts, Governor Murphy has made specific reference in that Executive Order

Camping Season is Just Around the Corner

Spring over to Patriots’ Path Council’s camping page to get early bird specials for your Scout. Hurry, pricing ends midnight May 1. Camp programs are available for all ages and offer a wide variety of programs making learning fun and easy. Choose your adventure! Mark your calendars for Beaver Day on April 23 at Mount Allamuchy

Venturing Program Uniforms Available at Scout Shops

Venturing is a wonderful BSA program for males and females, aged 14-21, to get more out of the Scouting experience and continue the high adventure into young adulthood. PPC is proud to support its Venturing crews, and you will now find the complete array of men’s and women’s uniform sizes stocked at the Kurland Family

Scouting Forward Reception Planned May 3

The Patriots’ Path Council is inviting you to hear Jack Ciattarelli’s story and his forecast for the next four years at the 2022 Scouting Forward reception at the Canoe Brook Country Club, 1108 Morris Turnpike, Summit. The event will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, starting at 6 p.m. with Bart Oates as the

2022 Eagle Recognition to be Held May 12

You’re invited to Patriots’ Path Council’s 2022 Eagle Scout Recognition and Reunion Dinner, where the council will be honoring the Eagle Scout Class of 2021 and the 2022 Hall of Fame honorees. The dinner will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at Olde Mill Inn in Basking Ridge. The Hall of Fame and general