Monthly Archives: September 2019

Woodmans Thong

October 25-27 at Winnebago.  It’s a good, unique  outdoor training course for adults and Scouts 13 years old and Star rank.  You can find information and registration at Woodsman Thong Registration

Woodsman’s Thong, a unique training course developed by Scouters from our council, is designed to increase your knowledge of the outdoors and the skills you need to keep your outdoor program exciting.  It will provide a foundation for your unit’s High Adventure program.

Held at Winnebago Scout Reservation.  Registration is open to youth that are 13 years old and Star rank and above, Venturers, and to registered adult leaders.  Space is limited so sign-up on-line as soon as possible.

Jamboree on the Air

October 18-20 at Watchung Reservation
Would you like the opportunity to speak to other scouts from all over the world? Come join us for a few hours, the whole day, or camp with us for the whole weekend.

The event takes place the weekend of October 19 and 20 in the Scout camping area in the Watchung Reservation. In addition to the radios, we are offering badges and activities for all ages. For Cubs, there will be knot, compass, pioneering skills, games and more. Scouts BSA will be able to work on Radio and additional merit badges.  Hikes will be available to everyone. Lunch is also available for all participants. For more information or to register go to:

Recent Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Outbreaks

From Michigan to Rhode Island and Massachusetts, mosquitos are spreading the EEE virus which cause brain infections. Several state health departments are recommending restricting outdoor activities; particularly at dawn or dusk.

Now is a great time to remind participants to follow key strategies to prevent the mosquito bite and infection.

  • Avoid outdoor activities at dawn and dusk when mosquitos are most active.
  • Avoid camping downwind from a forest.
  • Use an EPA registered insect repellent that contains DEET or Picaridin.
  • Wear long sleeved shirts, long pants, and socks.
  • Use clothing and tents treated with Permethrin.

Additional Resources:
Center for Disease Control
Guide to Safe Scouting


Ripley’s encourages a fun learning experience that support scout badge requirements. A visit to Ripley’s Times Square in New York City will impact and excite your scouts in an unbelievable way! As one of New York City’s most popular attractions, out aim is to inspire creativity, expand, cultural understanding, and provide an experience that is educational, memorable, and easy to plan.

For more information email [email protected] or visit

Scout Shop News

We are pleased to introduce our new Mountainside Scout Shop Manager, Wayne Neyman.  Wayne has been with Patriots’ Path Council for several years, and he is excited to serve our Scouting families.  You can reach him at [email protected].

The Mountainside Scout Shop received a fresh coat of white paint on September 12, courtesy of the Flintlocks.  The store is brighter, highlighting our expanded selection of youth and adult uniforms, accessories, and outdoor gear for the whole family.  We have also expanded our hours and are no longer closed from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  The shop is now open continuously from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday through Friday, and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

We have a new uniform shop in the Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation Trading Post, offering youth and adult Cub and Scouts BSA uniforms, insignia, neckerchiefs, caps, belts, handbooks, leader guides and more.  The uniform shop is open on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and Saturday mornings from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.

We hope to see you in one of our shops soon!

Medieval Times is Pleased to Invite all Scouts to the Castle for Feasting and Fun!

As honored guests, Scouts & troop leaders receive a special rate, starting at $35.95  on select dates. Tickets include the two-hour tournament and four-course feast!

Medieval Times also offers a special discount rate for Scouts all year-long. Please call for details.  201-933-2220 x2324

Click here for flyer.

The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute’s Camp-in is the perfect sleepover event for children ages 6-13 and provides an unforgettable experience for families, Scout troops, school groups, birthday parties, and more! Where else can you sleep next to a Giant Heart or a 350-ton locomotive?

Camp-In Highlights:

NEW! Experience the Worst Case Scenario Survival Experience (starting in October)

NEW! The Search for Life in Space in the Fels Planetarium

NEW! Volcano: The Fires of Creation in the Tuttleman IMAX® Dome Theater

Telescopic observing in the Joel N. Bloom Observatory (weather permitting)

Light continental breakfast

PLUS explore all of The Franklin Institute’s beloved permanent exhibits like The Giant Heart, Sir Isaac’s Loft, Your Brain, and more.

Prices: $49.50 per person – Friday Nights · $59.50 – Saturday Nights

Special achievements for Scouts!

Visit our website (link to: for upcoming dates!

We Have for Sale a Red 2018 Toyota Camry XSE

Click here for specifications

Mileage – 40,000

Asking – $25,000 or b/o

Contact – Mike Sass [email protected] or Mark Spaldo [email protected]

The Devin Donnelly Papp Memorial Scholarship

The Devin Donnelly Papp Memorial Scholarship is a $40,000 award ($10,000 per year) awarded annually to an active Scout who has demonstrated leadership in Scouts BSA and who has shown fine academic achievement on the secondary school level.

Patriots’ Path Council of the Boy Scouts of America administers the scholarship.

The successful candidate must be an active Scout in 12th grade, complete a scholarship application and be accepted as a full time student to Albright College.

An application is available from the Patriots’ Path Council website or by contacting Bob Papp at 908-658-4049 or [email protected] (use Scholarship in the subject line if you send via email). The contact information for submittal is included on the application.

The completed application is submitted to the Scout executive of Patriots’ Path Council no later than January 15th for the next fall term.

The scholarship is awarded upon entrance to Albright College. It is contingent upon the recipient studying full-time on campus, maintaining good academic standing and being active with the Albright College Volunteer Center.

Albright College is an excellent liberal arts school located on a 110-acre suburban campus in northeast Reading, PA. The college established the scholarship in memory of Devin to acknowledge his contributions to Albright as a student and to our community as a junior leader and Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.

Shawnee Mountain is Planning for Winter, are You?

We have Scout-friendly 1-day ski/snowboard, snowtubing, budget-conscious overnight pkgs & 2 special Scout Events: Super Scout Sunday (2/2/20) & Scout Weekend (3/14 – 3/15/20). Check out our discounted programs today!