Monthly Archives: July 2020

Popcorn Sale Helps Raise Funds

Families and leaders –

                • Does your unit sell popcorn, but your families are understandably nervous?
                • Our unit has never sold popcorn; we don’t know if we can sell wreaths and Christmas trees this year.
                • COVID-19 has really hit us hard; our Scout(s) could use some help with Scouting expenses.

Please click on this short video to view an important message about fall fundraising opportunities. The link to register is in the video and can also be accessed at


Plan a Scavenger Hunt for Cub Scouts

Cub Scout leaders are facing some challenges in recruiting new Cub Scouts.

With that in mind, Patriots’ Path Council wants to encourage packs to bring in as many members as they can.

Click here for a plan to run a scavenger hunt for your pack that offers one activity that could attract families of Cub Scout-age children. It will be simple to run and can happen despite social distancing.

Patriots’ Path Council will help with:

  • flyers to promote your scavenger hunt
  • setting up an online registration so you have contact info for all the families that participate
  • providing a small prize for everyone who participates and a larger prize to raffle off
  • providing onboarding packets at your hand-in containing Adventures in Cub Scouting booklet, mini-Boys’ Life and youth application
  • providing the attached template of the scavenger hunt scorecard. You can edit this if you want youth to find different items or visit some landmark in your town. On the day of your scavenger hunt, at a set time, you will email the scorecard to everyone who has registered.

Restart Scouting Checklist

This Restart Scouting Checklist outlines several minimum guiding protocols that adult leaders/volunteers must consider while working with local and state health departments.

If it is not practical to meet these minimal protocols, do not restart in-person activities.

Additional information is available at


NYLT to be Held at Camp Ockanickon in Pennsylvania

Patriot Path Council is still accepting registrations for the National Youth Leadership Training program (NYLT) in November. A limited number of openings are available.

The dates are Nov. 6-8 and Nov. 13-15, and the program will be held at Camp Ockanickon in Pipersville, Pennsylvania (just over the border from Frenchtown).

New Jersey’s COVID-19 restrictions do not permit youth camping, which creates a serious problem in the delivery of the NYLT program. NYLT leadership, after considering various options, concluded that this was the best alternative to maintain the continuity and value of the program, and minimize inconvenience to the families of the participants.

Participants must attend both weekends to be credited with completing the course.

What is NYLT? 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 and crews. It is fun, challenging and informative.

The NYLT course centers on the concepts of what a leader must BE, what a leader must KNOW, and what a leader must DO. The key elements are taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The skills come alive during the week as the participants go on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.

Who may attend NYLT? Registered Scouts BSA 13 years of age or completed the seventh grade until 18 years of age who have obtained First Class and who have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops at their home unit.  OR: Registered Venturers and Sea Scouts 14 years of age and completed the eighth grade who have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews or Ships at their home unit. Highly recommended to have one year of camping experience.

The cost is $310 for regular registration, and $340 for late registration (after October 15, 2020).

Registers at

Shop with AmazonSmile to Support PPC

AmazonSmile customers can now support Patriots’ Path Council in the Amazon shopping app in iOS and Android mobile phones!

Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations:

  • Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
  • Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into “Settings”
  • Tap “AmazonSmile” and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process

You can find the Patriots’ Path Council by searching the name or through our EIN Number: 22-3661431.

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