Klondikes – Register / Save the Dates

Your district’s annual Klondike is fast approaching. We’ll have the registration sites open soon. Please see below for the Save the Dates, or if you’d like to register for the Skylands District’s More »

2023 PPC Award Nominations Due This Week!!!

This is a final reminder to submit an award application for deserving Scouts or Scouters who go above and beyond in their dedication to Scouting. Nominations are being accepted for the following More »

EXTENDED: MONTH OF SERVICE

#MonthofService  Based on wanting to give as many units as possible the opportunity to participate, we are extending the service and recognition opportunity through year-end!!  See our PPC Video Series production to More »

2023 National Jamboree Early Bird ends October 31st!!!

Book your spot before by October 31st, to avoid National’s $215 increase! We still have spots open, and it is not too late to register! There are currently timely items for 2023 More »

Mountainside Scout Shop Vacation Dates

Reminder: The Mountainside Scout Shop will be closed beginning August 22, 2022 for vacations. We will reopen on Wednesday September 7, 2022 at 2 PM, when the shop will return to normal More »

Philmont 2024 – Registration is Open!!!

With the end of 2022 fast approaching it is time to start the planning and preparations for your unit’s 2024 adventure at the “Pinnacle of Scouting” – Philmont Scout Ranch in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in New Mexico. The applications to join one of the Patriots’ Path Council Philmont contingents for the fifteen (15)

PPC Eagle Scout Merit Scholarship Application Deadline 12/1

Patriots’ Path Council Eagle Scout Merit Scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior or an undergraduate college student not beyond their junior year.  All applicants must be an Eagle Scout registered with the Patriots’ Path Council and have demonstrated strong leadership and a spirit of service to others in or outside of Scouting. 

The Holiday Shopping Season Is Here!!!!

If you are looking for the perfect gift for your Scout, Volunteer, or Parent… stop by our Scout Shops for unique Scouting Themed Holiday Items you won’t find anywhere else! We have Nutcrackers, Mugs, Stockings, Gift Bags, and a dozen different ornaments to choose from. Most are unique collectables no longer available for order, so

Office and Scout Shop Closing Dates for the Holidays

With the holidays here, we wanted to announce the days our office and Scout shops will be closed…… Council Service Center and Kurland Family Scout Shop November 24-27, 2022 — Closed for Thanksgiving December 7, 2022 — 12-5 PM Closed December 23-26, 2022 — Closed Christmas December 27-29, 2022 — Closed for Inventory (Kurland Family

Commissioner Podcast

Patriots’ Path Council now has its very own Commissioner Podcast. Check it out here Patriots’ Path Commissioner Podcast  

Klondikes – Register / Save the Dates

Your district’s annual Klondike is fast approaching. We’ll have the registration sites open soon. Please see below for the Save the Dates, or if you’d like to register for the Skylands District’s Klondike, that one is ready to go. Fishawack: Save the Date Scouts BSA and Webelos / AOL are both on 2/4 at Mount

PPC Adventure Fall Program for Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA

Cub Scouts Program Opportunities Join in the fun! PPC Adventure Programs are now available for Cubs. The Holiday Workshop for CUBS has sold out. Star Gazing, For the Birds (build a bird house), and Rockets date will be updated soon. BB Guns and Archery Shooting Sports, Compass, and Knots dates for Winter and Spring 2023

Merit Badge Workshop Last Chance to Register!!!!

The Merit Badge Workshop registration closes this Sunday, December 4th at 11:59 PM. Many sessions have sold out. Please visit the link below soon to learn more. Patriots’ Path Council – Merit Badge Introduction 900031 (scoutingevent.com) The purpose of this workshop is to introduce badges to Scouts and help them understand the merit badge process.

Share Your Story

Boy Scouts of America is a great story to tell. Please share your story, your story is one that will help sell Scouting to other families. Your story can be as simple as going to the Scout Shop with your Scout and purchasing a new uniform or what you did during your Troop camping trip.

Patriots’ Path Council YouTube Channel

New Videos If you have not been to our council Youtube channel in a while, you should check it out Here. We have a bunch of new content. Please feel free to like and share.

Operation Zero

Registration for Operation Zero is OPEN!  This is a winter camping adventure you won’t want to miss!  On President’s Day Weekend 2023 (February 18-20) Scouts and Venturers will build and sleep in Quinzees, go snowshoeing, sledding, ice fishing, and more! Travel to Long Lake, Camp Sabattis, NY for a weekend of adventure. Register at https://scoutingevent.com/358-OpZero2023.

Holiday Closures

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching we wanted to update everyone on holiday closings. Council Service Center and Kurland Family Scout Shop November 24-27, 2022 — Closed for Thanksgiving December 7, 2022 — 1-5 PM Closed December 23-26, 2022 — Closed Christmas December 27-29, 2022 — Closed for Inventory (Kurland Family Scout Shop Only) December 30, 2022

2023 Summer Camp Registration is Now Open!!!!

Summer Camp 2023 registration is now open. Have a favorite campsite? Don’t’ wait to reserve it! Whether it’s Somers, Winnebago or Sabattis, you can’t go wrong. If you want to save money, check out our Super Saver discount! The Super Saver is an additional $25 discount along with saving $50 on the Early Bird discount.

Wood Badge 2023

2023 Wood Badge registration is now live! Wood Badge is designed to meet the advanced leadership needs of all Scouters, particularly unit level Scouters, such as Cub leaders, Scoutmasters and assistants, Venturing Crew Advisors, Committee Chairs and members. Additionally, Scouters serving at the district and council levels can achieve greater effectiveness through Wood Badge. To

Fall is the Best Time to be Camping!

Fall is the best time to be camping! Our Council has now had 8 Scouts, BSA and Cub Scout Camporees this month. Almost 1,900 Scouts and more than 1,600 adults and siblings enjoying our camps and great program put on by the volunteer leadership from Fishawack, Pioneer, Raritan Valley and Skylands districts. Special thanks to

Membership Incentives #ADVENTUREON

Membership Incentive Time is running out to qualify your Scouts for a 10% discount good for a year in the Scout Shop and either Pinewood Derby Cars for your entire pack or a $50 Summer Camp Gift Certificate, don’t miss out. See our flyer here.

Come Get Fleeced at the Scout Shop

Come Get Fleeced at the Scout Shop (Don’t worry, it’s a good thing!) New for the 2022 Fall season, is a collection of Patriots’ Path Council full-zip Fleece Jackets! You can show your Patriots’ Path Pride with a striking Red fleece featuring a Stars and Stripes BSA logo. A wonderful cost-effective alternative to the classic

Merit Badge Workshops Fall 2022

Scouts, ages 11 & up, can earn merit badges at the Great Swamp OEC or Pyramid Mountain NHA. Take advantage of a day off from school to complete most, if not all, of these complicated merit badges. Limit 10 participants – register today! See our flyer here  

2022 Patriots’ Path Council Toy Drive

2022 Patriots’ Path Council Toy Drive Patriots’ Path Council’s Community Service Committee asks the Packs, Troops and Crews of our council to assist with the annual drive of new and unwrapped toys.   You can collect toys and donate to an organization of your choice or drop off toys at the following locations where they

PPC Scout Featured in Scout Life Magazine

Patriots’ Path Council Scout Featured in Scout Life Magazine Congratulations to Long Valley Tenderfoot Scout Gavin Smith, who is featured in the November 2022 issue of Scout Life magazine.  Gavin is 13 years old and in Troop 436 in Long Valley.  He is included in the SL Headlines section for participating in the 2022 Quebec

2023 PPC Award Nominations Due This Week!!!

This is a final reminder to submit an award application for deserving Scouts or Scouters who go above and beyond in their dedication to Scouting. Nominations are being accepted for the following awards: Silver Beaver, Trailblazer, Youth Leadership, Alumnus of the Year, and Eagle Scout Hall of Fame. Details on these awards can be found

EXTENDED: MONTH OF SERVICE

#MonthofService  Based on wanting to give as many units as possible the opportunity to participate, we are extending the service and recognition opportunity through year-end!!  See our PPC Video Series production to gain some inspiration! 2022 Month of Service – YouTube The most powerful way to thank a chartered organization is to provide service. This

Membership & Recruiting

Patriots’ Path Council march to 11,000 youth served This fall we hope to welcome 2,000 new families to Scouting. September was a great start, we recruited 461 new Scouts and their families, that is more then 100 more then September of 2021. In order to encourage every pack, troop, crew and ship to recruit new

2023 National Jamboree Early Bird ends October 31st!!!

Book your spot before by October 31st, to avoid National’s $215 increase! We still have spots open, and it is not too late to register! There are currently timely items for 2023 National Scout Jamboree planned July 18-28, 2023, at Summit Bechtel…   Only a few days left to book your spot and save money

Summer Camp 2022!!

What did you do this past summer? 2022 was a great camping season for all of Patriots’ Path Council. Watch the video below to see some of the fun things our Scouts took part in during summer camp this year.

Archdiocese of Newark 2022 Scout Retreat Weekend

Once again Scout Units are invited to join the annual Scout camping retreat weekend held at the Ross Dock area of the Palisades Interstate Park near the George Washington Bridge in NJ. The weekend not only encompasses the opportunity for scouts to camp out, but builds community and includes several retreat sessions for the Scouts

Popcorn! Popcorn! Popcorn!

The 2022 Popcorn campaign is in full swing. We have Scouts taking part in Show and Sells all over the council. Last year popcorn helped to provide $396K to our local packs, troops, ships, and crews to support their program. If your unit is interested in popcorn there is still time to take part, contact

Patriots’ Path Council Fall Events!!

Get outside and Scout. Fall is a busy time of year for all Scouts. This year is no different with lots of outdoor program. Take a look at the upcoming events on our council calendar Patriots’ Path Council Calendar Of Events Come join us at our fall camporees. Please see the registration sites below for

District Roundtables Are Back

Your district roundtables are back in session!  Click on your roundtable below to view the district page and see what’s going on around your district.   Fishawack Roundtables 1st Tuesday of every month at the council service center located at 1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls. We start promptly at 7:30 pm   Pioneer Roundtables 1st

RECRUITING IS HERE!!!!

School is back in session. And that means it’s RECRUITING TIME!!!! Now is the time to think about new families joining Scouting. If you are a Pack, Troop, Crew or Ship leader, we hope that you are thinking about how you can welcome the more then 2000 new families we expect to join Patriots Path

Skylands District Roundtable

Hello Scouters of the Skylands District! Your commissioner team is looking forward to welcoming everyone back to another great scouting season. It’s time to get back into the swing of things with our monthly roundtable. These roundtables provide unit leaders with the skill and the will to do what is needed to ensure that every

FAMILY FUN DAY

Come join us September 10th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for a day of family fun at Camp Winnebago. This is a great opportunity to get out and visit camp to kick-off the Scouting year. This event is open to families! The following program areas will be open: BB Gun Archery Rifle Range (Scouts,

Register for the NYLT November Course Now

The NYLT November course is just over 2 months away and spots are filling up fast. Scoutmasters, do you have new youth leaders this year? Do you wish your youth leaders had the training need to run their patrols? Do you wish you could get the patrol method working the way it should? Well, you’re

Labor Day Weekend

Patriots’ Path Council Service Center, Kurland Family Scout Shop and Mountainside Scout Shop will be closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The Council Service Center and the Kurland Family Scout Shop will reopen for normal hours at 9 AM on Tuesday September 6, 2022. The Mountainside Scout Shop will reopen for normal business

Scout Shops, Service Center Operating Hours

Patriots’ Path Council Scout shops and service center maintain the following regular schedule: PPC’s Cedar Knolls service center, located at 1 Saddle Road, is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday. The Scout shops are open: Kurland Family Scout Shop in Cedar Knolls 1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls,

SCOUTING FORWARD BREAKFAST FEATURING NJ DEVIL’S KEN DANEYKO AND NY GIANT’S BART OATES

Patriots’ Path Council, Boy Scouts of America 2022 Scouting Forward Breakfast Tuesday, September 13, 2022 Park Avenue Club, Florham Park, N.J. 6:30 a.m. – Check-In and Breakfast Buffet Open 7:30-8:45 a.m. – Program Featured Speaker: NJ Devil’s, Ken Daneyko With Emcee: NY Giant’s, Bart Oates Click here to register Patriots’ Path Council – 2022 Scouting

How to purify water in the wild

There are few places in North America where you can safely drink water from a lake or stream. So unless you camp where safe drinking water is readily available, you’d best bring your own. But at about 8 pounds per gallon, water can be a real drag if you have to carry it far. The

POPCORN SEASON FOR SCOUTING IS HERE!

Last year popcorn helped Scout units to earn $396K to support Scouting locally. It is not too late io get in on the action. We currently have popcorn in stock if your unit wants to do Show and Sell (Booth Sales) or if you prefer we have materials for Take Order (traditional door to door

Successful Camp Season Ending Soon

Patriots Path Council BSA Accredited Summer Camp programs have entered their final week. This has been a successful summer returning to a full summer camp season. Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation in Stanhope, New Jersey, kicked off its summer camp season with Scouts BSA troops arriving at Camp Somers. Patriots’ Path Council Commissioner Archer Jones addressed

Mountainside Scout Shop Vacation Dates

Reminder: The Mountainside Scout Shop will be closed beginning August 22, 2022 for vacations. We will reopen on Wednesday September 7, 2022 at 2 PM, when the shop will return to normal shop hours. The Kurland Family Scout Shop will be open with summer hours until Labor Day. Please feel free to place your orders

Helping Inexperienced Scouts with Their Fear of Camping

Some Scouts are naturally adventurous, always willing and excited to try new things. Others? … Not so much. One is not necessarily better than the other. (We’ve seen plenty of the first type get themselves in trouble because of their lack of fear.) Both can be worked with. In an article from a 2011 issue of Scouting

2023 National Jamboree

We still have spots open, and it is not yet too late to register!  There are currently timely items for 2023 National Scout Jamboree planned July 18-28, 2023, at Summit Bechtel High Adventure Base in West Virginia. Get registered! (https://ppcbsa.org/2023jambo/) Spread the word. Schedule your unit’s presentation by contacting Don Fowler [email protected] Your jamboree leader

Share Your Camp Story

Have a great camping story this summer?  Let us know!  We encourage you to submit pictures of camp this year featuring our own Scouts and family’s so we can share them across various platforms and outlets. https://ppcbsa.org/story/

Reducing the Dangers of Insect Bites

Recently, the CDC has seen a rise in reports of reactions to insect bites and stings at summer camps across the country. While not all insect bites are life-threatening, some individuals can have more severe reactions to various types of bites than others, which may require additional medical attention. Learn how to help your campers

New Video for Online Program Resources

A new video has been created to help unit leaders navigate the Scouts BSA Resource Website. It’s a quick 10-minute tour of the website to guide you through the Troop Leader and Troop Program Re-source portion of the page. There is so much good information in these sections, but they are often overlooked or just

Unit Roster Clean-up

Now is the time of year your unit leaders should be focusing on their leadership team moving into the fall to prepare for the recharter season. Getting the right people in place now really helps for a smoother recharter season.   Q) Will any current registered adult’s youth protection expire before December? How can you

Summer Camp is in Full Swing

Our Summer Camp program is in full swing and there’s lots of photo’s to show the fun our Scouts are having. We still have availability at all our camps and bus transportation is offered from many locations. For more information, please visit our website at https://ppcbsa.org/camping/ Is your Scout in grades 2 – 5? Click here

Somerset Patriots Scout Night

Come see the Somerset Patriots take on the Reading Fighting Phils. Enjoy a fun night out on July 23, 2022 with your friends and family by taking in America’s pastime at the Somerset Patriot’s Scout night. Take advantage of discounted tickets for the game! Plus, each Pack/Troop in attendance will be able to participate in

Program Launch was a Success

Program Launch: Program Launch was a successful day at camp. We had families come take part in program and with the support of the District Operating Committees and council committees was able to share lots of information about programing coming up for the 2022-2023 Scouting year.

New York Jets Scout Night

New York Jets Scout Night: The New York Jets have partnered with the Patriots’ Path Council to offer a Scout Night. Come join the Jets for a pre-season game against the Atlanta Falcons at Met Life Stadium. The game will take place on Monday August 22, 2022, that’s right, a Prime-Time Monday night game for