Monthly Archives: June 2019

Summer Training Opportunities at Patriots’ Path Council

August 4 to 10th
November 8-10 and 15-19th

Click Here to Register for NYLT


Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training at PPC Summer Camps

Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation – Camp Somers Dining Hall
July 11th
                July 18th
                July 25th
                August 1st

Winnebago Scout Reservation – Flintlocks Building

July 10th
                July 17th
                July 24th
                July 31st

Click Here to Register for Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Position Specific Training at Summer Camp


Cub Leader Position-Specific Training
August 24th – Cranford

Click Here to register for Cub Leader Position- Specific Training


Den Chief Training
August 25th – Summit

Click Here to Register for Den Chief Training

For more information, please visit

Safety Tip of the Month

5 Steps to Summer Water Safety
Nothing sounds more appealing in the summer than swimming in a nearby lake, canoeing down a river or jumping into the pool, but as inviting as water is, it can also be dangerous if we don’t take the right precautions.With more than 1.5 million aquatics-related merit badges earned by Scouts since 2009 and more than 181,336 earned last year, the Boy Scouts of America’s programs aim to prepare young people with the skills and steps to take to be able to enjoy water-related fun safely. For at least 80 years, checklists have been in place to make sure those aquatic experiences are positive ones.

Here are five things everybody should remember to stay safe in the water.

  1. Learn to swim. You don’t have to be working on a Scout rank to learn to swim. This basic skill is fundamental to ensuring that you are able to take advantage of cooling off safely in the summer.
  2. Look for a safe area. From rising rivers to sudden thunderstorms, it’s important to assess the environment you will be in to make sure that everybody in your group can safely enjoy the experience. If conditions change, be prepared to change your plans to stay safe.
  3. Wear a life jacket. Where causes of death among boating fatalities in 2017 are known, 76 percent of the victims drowned, according to the United States Coast Guard. In cases where it is known whether or not life jackets were in use, 84.5 percent of the victims were not wearing life jackets, and two-thirds of the victims were reportedly good swimmers. Taking this one step can save your life and should be mandatory for anybody in a boat, kayak or canoe.
  4. Buddy system. Not only are the outdoors more enjoyable when you can share a memory, but having a buddy on your next outing helps ensure that there’s somebody there to help you in the case of an emergency.
  5. How to help. Once you’ve taken steps to stay safe in the water, know what to look for and how to help in an emergency. Learn to recognize the signs of drowning since it often does not look like what you’d think, and then make sure to know techniques to help, including CPR and Reach-Throw-Row-Go so that you can help.

For more information about aquatics safety, please visit

Patriots’ Path Council’s Scout Shop Summer Hours

Effective: July 1, 2019 – September 2, 2019


Cedar Knolls

Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm*



Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm & 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm*


*Saturdays: July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27, and August 3 only.

Closed Independence Day – July 4, 2019

Closed Labor Day – September 2, 2019


Cedar Knolls Scout Shop

1 Saddle Road

Cedar Knolls NJ 07927

973-765-9322 ext. 233

Mountainside Scout Shop

1130 Route 22 West

Mountainside NJ 07092


Wolf’em Stick

Take your hands-on, over-the-fire cooking to the next level with this innovation on campfire cooking tools!  With the included step-by-step instructions, 30 recipe ideas and bonus tips and tricks, you will be a pro at camp cooking!

Great for pack campfires, backyard barbecues, summer camp!

Get yours now!


Available at the Scout Shop booth, Cedar Knolls and Mountainside Scout Shops.

NYLT – National Youth Leadership Training

BE, KNOW, DO – what every leader needs to be. NYLT is the only council-wide youth training program that is not designed to be program specific.  NYLT is a rigorous youth leadership training program that provides skills for life and is designed to benefit and enhance the leadership teams of troops, ships and Venturing crews.  It is fun, challenging and informative. Throughout the week, Scouts will learn different leadership skills and how to develop stronger teams. With the undertone of be, know, do happening throughout the course, each Scout who completes the course will have a better understanding of the importance of leadership in their home unit and the benefits learned will become a staple throughout their collegiate and career experiences.

There are three courses to choose from, June 30 – July 6, August 4-10, and two weekends in November, the 8-10, and 15-17.



PPC Outdoor Academy Family Adventure Day at Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation

On Saturday, September 7, PPC Outdoor Academy and Patriots’ Path Council are hosting a day of free activities, open to the general public, Scouts, Scouters, families and friends.  Activities will run from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, and will include fishing, archery, BB shooting, COPE challenge events, nature hikes, field games, and more.

This is a great recruiting opportunity for all units – invite prospective Scouts and their families to come and find out what our outdoor program is all about.  And if you’re looking for an exciting and rewarding team building adventure, we’ll show you the ropes on our COPE course.

You may come at any time and leave when you wish.  Please bring your own lunch and Scout appropriate beverages.  The trading post will be open, offering snacks, drinks, camp apparel and outdoor gear.

Register for free today to help PPC Outdoor Academy plan the program activities for the day!

To register, please go to

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday, September 7!

2019 Camp Hall of Fame and Wheeler Beefsteak Dinner

Join us to recognize three individuals who have accumulated over 100 years of service to the camps of Patriots’ Path Council at the Camp Hall of Fame and Wheeler Beefsteak Dinner. Come and recognize Scott Gallaway for his many years of service at Sabattis, Russ Jenkins for his work at Mt. Allamuchy SR, and Rich Mager for his commitment at Winnebago SR. The funds from the beefsteak dinner will be added to the Wheeler endowment – a fund set so the interest earned can help send our less fortunate youth to camp. For more information go to or to make your reservation over the phone, contact Zach at 973.765.9322 x231

Jersey Jam Final Payment

Action Needed: registration and full payment is due by June 17, 2019.

Register Now

Patriots’ Path Council is now making financial commitments to our vendors. It is time to provide us with your best final count and associated payment by June 17, 2019.

The fee per person is set at $50 which will include camping, program, and access to the Jamboree site.

Please make appropriate arrangements for cooking food within your campsite. A camping guide will be sent out shortly which includes access to water and grey water disposal.

Food trucks have been arranged and a pricing list will be available by the leaders meeting on September 15, 2019.

When you register online, please have ready:

  • Total number of youth and adults
  • On-site leader contact information
  • Your contact information
  • Sizing of your trailer or if you will use an equipment vehicle.

Additional parking passes can be purchased. One parking pass will be issued for every 5 participants registered.

If you have pre-registered and have paid the $100 site deposit, you will be credited this fee for your first two participants.

You may be recruiting new Scouts during the new school year and this is an event they certainly do not want to miss. Additional registrations for Scouts can be accepted with full payment if there are spots available.

Please add on your calendar an important leader’s meeting at the Jamboree site itself on September 15, 2019 from 1 PM to 2:30 PM. Additional information will be sent out in August.

Thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Thank You!

To our units and families that have supported the 2019  Friends of Scouting campaign. Click on the link below to see the list of supporters

Would you Support the Leaders of Tomorrow by Rounding up your Purchases as Donations?

It’s as easy as:

Text PPCFOS to 435-06 or visit

Step 1) Register and connect a card or cards
Step 2) Your everyday purchases are rounded up as donations to Patriots’ Path Council, Friends of Scouting.

If you need additional info please reach out, either via FB or email to [email protected].

Thank You!