Monthly Archives: September 2020

2021 Individual Philmont Opportunities Still Available

Patriots’ Path Council currently has availability for individuals and small groups to join one of our 2021 contingents going to Philmont Scout Ranch between late June and early August.

This trip will be a fun-filled 15-day adventure, which includes a two-day tour of the front range of the Colorado Rockies.

Visit the Air Force Academy, Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, and enjoy whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River.

This will be followed by a 12-day backpacking trek at Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarron, N.M.

You will part of a crew that selects its backcountry adventure based on the program activities you want to do and the peaks you want to hike.  Many consider a Philmont trek to be the highlight of their Scouting experiences.

The estimated cost of the trip is $2,400 and includes roundtrip airfare to Denver, the Colorado tour, Philmont trek, and all meals and ground transportation in Colorado and New Mexico.

For additional information including specific dates and openings, please contact Eduard Mostert ([email protected]) or Alan Gotliffe ([email protected]).

To register, please click on the Individual Application link.

BSA Membership Group on Facebook

A group of volunteers from New Jersey BSA councils has created this group on Facebook focused on membership growth.

You can join the group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/802920240270209/?source_id=325959311231170. Please encourage other interested Scouters to join.

PPC Offers Historic Trails Hikes

Patriots’ Path Council has several historic trails within its council area that allow Scouts to explore New Jersey’s rich history. The historic trail hikes have options suitable for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA and Venture Scouts.

Historic hikes not only give Scouts the opportunity to learn about the history of the area they are hiking, they also provide opportunities to complete advancement and merit badge requirements. Scouts can learn how to prepare for an outing, safety and the Buddy System, how to apply Leave No Trace principles, as well as learning about the environment they will be exploring. The Victory Trail Historic Hike and Walking Tour provide Scouts these learning opportunities in an urban setting.

For more information, click here.

Important Advancement Updates

This Scouts BSA COVID19 Updates pdf, eventually to be added to the National COVID-19 FAQ, includes temporary deferments on swimming and camping requirements and an update to the Eagle extension process.