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2019 LEDR


Leadership Excellence – Direct Results

August 11-17, 2019
An exciting and educational week-long program, helping young men and women ages 15-20 years old connect with and become leaders in their community.
Nominations open NOW!


LEDR is designed to highlight the need for continued support of older youth by providing them with training in “applicable leadership” and development for entry into the workforce.
LEDR components have been selected to highlight “life skill” areas not easily obtained through general education. Some of these areas include Government, Environmental, Criminal Justice, Education, Healthcare, and Communications.
LEDR participants are provided with educational and vocational exposure to governmental leaders, corporations, educational institutions, community and environmental issues through broad view activities that support the current needs of out communities, in a fun and personal setting.
LEDR participants will also take part in personal community service projects that will teach them the key aspects of the LEDR program, as well as personal responsibility.
LEDR now has:
  • 301 alumni from all 21 NJ Counties – all accepted to attend the week-long camp program at no cost to them or their parents
  • Provided almost $100,000 (now at $97,500) in additional scholarships
  • LEDR attendees and staff just topped 500,000 service hours over the past 7 years

100% of all donations go into the programs and can be provided through:

  • Our Annual Golf Outing: “Jersey Guys – FORE!”
  • Our ‘What’s So Cool About Manufacturing’ Video Contest

20th Anniversary of PPC Celebration Interview: John Glockner

John began his adult service to Scouting in 1970 in the Allegheny Trails Council in Pittsburgh, PA, where he served as a commissioner and was on Junior Leader Training staffs. He led eight, week-long council Junior Leader Training Conferences in the Allegheny Trails and Watchung Area Councils. He also staffed Wood Badge courses on both.

In addition to serving as the chairman of the National Junior Leader Training Camp at Philmont Scout Ranch, he has served in commissioner roles in three councils (including Patriots’ Path Council).

John served on the National Scoutmaster Handbook Task Force Committee, has done regional council charter reviews and was the Area World Jamboree Coordinator. He was a member of the New Jersey 21st Century Vision of Scouting Task Force. The United Way recognized him with its Outstanding Volunteer Award.

His awards include the Silver Beaver, the Silver Antelope, the James E. West Fellowship Award, and the Vigil Honor Member of the Order of the Arrow.

John and his wife, Eleanor, have three adult children and numerous grandchildren.




Q: Were you a President or a Commissioner?

A: Commissioner – the first one!


Q: What years did you hold this position?

A: 1989-91 – I think!


Q: What was the most memorable experience during your term?

A: Working with Scouters who recognized the importance of the consolidation and supported it.


Q: What would you say was your biggest accomplishment during your term?

A: Expanding the PPC commissioner roster.


Q: If you were to do it again, what would you do differently?

A: Visit district commissioner meetings more often.


Q: How many hours do you think it took to accomplish the position?

A: Ten hours per week.


Q: What do you hope to see in the next 20 years of PPC?

A: Continued membership and financial growth (if I should live so long!)


Q: In what ways has Scouting/PPC benefited you?

A: Fantastic friends and experiences, i.e. twenty plus summer staff assignments at Philmont; development team member for new national, regional and council-level Scout leadership training programs, including three sessions at the Florida Sea Base; and many, many others.

Get Outdoors Hoodies Starting at $29.99

Just arrived at the Patriots’ Path Council’s Scout Shops.

Keep warm this spring while showing off your passion for the outdoors. Available in adult sizes: small through 3XL. Guaranteed to sell out fast! Don’t wait and be stuck in the cold!

Cedar Knolls Scout Shop

1 Saddle Road

Cedar Knolls NJ 07927

973-765-9322 ext. 233


9 am-7:30 pm

Saturday 9 am-3 pm

Mountainside Scout Shop

1130 Route 22 West

Mountainside NJ 07092



9 am-2 pm & 4 pm-7 pm

Saturday 9 am-3 pm

Watchung Mountain Pinewood Derby

Watchung Mountain District held their annual District Pinewood Derby on Saturday March 30th at the Warren Township Middle School. Over 127 local pack winners from all over Watchung Mountain district came together to race for the glory of being crowned district champion for Lions, Tigers, Bears, Webelos and Arrow of Light. Special thanks to Adam Gioia, the volunteers of Pack 182 and all the other people that came out to help, support and root the cars on to victory.

Winners by division:

Avg. Time

Place                     (Seconds)            Avg MPH              NAME                                  Pack       Car#       Group


Arrow of Light

1                              2.2189                  209.33                  Nikos Z                                  34           21           AOL

2                              2.2202                  209.21                  Ethan C                                 182        7             AOL

3                             2.2220                  209.04                  Sean N                                 171        14           AOL


1                              2.2160                  209.61                  Luca A                                   176        1             Webelos

2                             2.2210                  209.13                  Eric S                                     273        18           Webelos

3                             2.2242                  208.83                  Marcello G                          182        4             Webelos


1                             2.2244                  208.82                  Samuel H                             34           9             Bear

2                             2.228                     208.48                  Michael B                            368        3             Bear

3                             2.2298                  208.31                  Parker P                               172        19           Bear


1                             2.2204                  209.19                  Ezekiel M                             182        18           Wolf

2                             2.2258                  208.68                  Eli S                                        273        26           Wolf

3                             2.2375                  207.59                  Jed C                                      32           5             Wolf


1                             2.209                     210.27                  Matteo L                              32           14           Tiger

2                             2.2366                  207.68                  TJ H                                        263        11           Tiger

3                             2.2444                  206.95                  Alexander C                        182        7             Tiger


1                             2.2286                  208.42                  Riley R                                   110        7             Lion

2                             2.2306                  208.23                  Ryan M                                 268        4             Lion

3                             2.2504                  206.4                     Graham B                            182        1             Lion

Mount Allamuchy Staff Alumni Association: Camping Weekend

July 26-28, 2019 at Camp Wheeler, MASR

For the flyer, click here.

To register for THE INAUGURAL MASAA WEEKEND please click here.



Are You a Talented Scout? The Jersey Jamboree Shows Group Needs Your Help!

As we prepare to set the tone and script for Saturday’s evening show at the 2019 Jersey Jamboree, we need some Scouts to help.

The jamboree shows group is looking for 5-10 Scouts to be part of the youth advisory council. The youth advisory council will provide ideas and suggestions for what the Friday and Saturday night entertainment will look like at the 2019 Jersey Jamboree.

Scouts should be 12-18 years of age and in good standing with their unit. Unit leader approval will be needed prior to appointment to the advisory board. The deadline to apply is May 30th.

To submit an application, please following the link:

For more information, contact Kevin Hernandez at [email protected]. Youth must have two adults in all electronic communications.

Sussex Scouts BSA Camporee

The Sussex District Spring Scouts BSA camporee was held at the Sterling Hill Mining Museum on the weekend of April 12-14.  A total of 175 Scouts and adult leaders from 12 troops registered for the event.  Activities included tours of the interior of zinc mine, the external structures used to process the ore and the mineral  and mining museums on site.  Participants also were treated to a campfire in the quarry with the back wall lit up to show off the florescent minerals.  Other than a VERY wet Friday night everything went as planned.  Special thanks to Jeff Winkler who chaired the event along with Dave DiPietro and the rest of the Sussex District Activities Committee.  The event was a financial success, all the numbers are not in, but it appears that we will earn a profit of approximately $500.00 on this event.  The facilities use and tours were donated by the Sterling Hill Mining Museum Foundation.

Youth Fishing Challenge, Saturday, June 8, 2019

Taking place at Parks Lake, 73 Academy St. in Rockaway, from 8:00 am – noon.  This is a statewide “free fishing” day – no licenses required.

Invite a friend who might want to join your pack or troop!  Boys & girls who join a pack or troop that day will receive a free fishing kit.

Prizes will be awarded!

Register at  For information contact, [email protected], 973-765-9322 x229.

High School Juniors Explore Careers in Business and Finance

High school juniors are invited to learn about careers in business and finance during a six-week program at Exploring Post 40.  The post will be chartered to the Silberman College of Business at Fairleigh Dickinson University.  The post will give young people an understanding of various careers in business and finance.

The post will meet each Tuesday from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, May 7th to June 11th at FDU’s Florham Campus.

Topics will include Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Using the Bloomberg Terminal, Stock Pitch and more.

Limited to first 20 registrants.  Fee is $33.

For more information, contact Al Thomas, [email protected]; 973-765-9322 x229.

2019 Climbing Instructor Training

Highly skilled, outdoor hands-on program covering PPC 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.

In Scouting, a Level II CI works with another CI to set up and then run climbing programs that anyone can enjoy!

Topics include gear inspection and management, knots and rigging, site selection and safety, teaching skills, running program, and emergency procedures.

CIs are encouraged to return and practice their skills at any PPC monthly Sunday Adult Rock Climbing Session.  After developing your proficiency, you may schedule a  Level II CI evaluation. By BSA’s Climb On Safely rules, a unit who has a Level II CI and one other CI can have unit-run climbing outings at any suitable rock face such as  Allamuchy State Park (Stanhope), Rick’s Rocks (Blairstown) or Ralph Stover State Park (Buck’s County, PA).

(NOTE: Non-PPC participants should verify that this training meets their council’s CI staff requirements.)

Recommended Equipment:  Participants are welcome and encouraged to bring their own commercial or tied webbing climbing harness, climbing helmet, leather palmed gloves.

Registration includes cabin camping, program materials and food for the weekend.

Click here to register.