Monthly Archives: October 2021

State Police Camporee Planned in 2022

The theme of the 2022 New Jersey State Police National Guard Camporee is “Remember the Fallen,” in honor of the fallen law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Join the event on June 3, 4 and 5, 2022, at the New Jersey National Guard Training Facility at Sea Girt. Any registered Scout troop, Venture crew, Sea Scout ship, or Explorer post may attend this event.

Questions about registration should be sent to [email protected]

Popcorn Sale Grosses More Than $1 Million

Thank you and congratulations to the 132 packs, troops and crews that took part in this year’s unit fundraising opportunity.

This year’s popcorn sale grossed over $1 million!

That means that close to $400,000 will go right back to help support the participating packs, troops and crews program, plus they all will receive prizes and incentives!

We have one more important milestone in this year’s sale, and that is going to be November 13, when the final Take Order popcorn arrives and is distributed to our units.

In future updates on the sale we will be recognizing the top sellers, both individuals and units. Thanks again for all the support to make this a successful campaign that will directly support our packs, troops and crews.

Fishawack Cub Scouts Have Fun at Camp Somers

On October 23-24, 2021, the Fishawack Cubelos had 256 Cub Scouts and their parents at Camp Somers, Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation.

Activities included BB guns, archery, fishing, bouldering wall, stomp rockets, soccer skills, monkey bridge and blacksmith.

Sussex District Camporee Held at Camp Somers

On the weekend of Oct. 15-17, 2021, Sussex District held its fall Cub Scout Camporee at Camp Somers. A total of 233 Cub Scouts, family members and adult leaders participated in the event.

Cubs enjoyed archery, BB guns and fishing. In addition, the program included pumpkin painting, scarecrow building and a “songs and skits” program to provide a fun campfire program in the evening.

The weather was great (except for a severe wind and rainstorm that passed through around 4 p.m.). The event was chaired by Katherine Smith and supported by many adult volunteers and Scouts from Sussex troops.

Apply Now to Join Summer Camping Team

Patriots’ Path Council, Boy Scouts of America, employs over 250 people every summer at our five summer camp facilities.

If you like being outdoors and working with kids, we have the job for you!

For more information and sign-up link, click here.


PPC Implements New Calendar

A new and improved calendar has been implemented that better integrates Patriots’ Path Council events and activities onto one calendar.

The calendar features a way to filter or categorize different types of event types, and a way to subscribe to the calendar feed.

Be sure to check it out at

Updates Made to Incident Reporting and Safety Guide

Scout safety is our top priority! Since the beginning of August, the Boy Scouts of America has made updates to incident reporting and to the Guide to Safe Scouting.

All incident reports must be filed with the Boy Scouts of America in Riskonnect within 72 hours of the incident. Incident reports are important to the Boy Scouts of America because information provided helps both National and the Patriots’ Path Council in assessing risk of our Scouts taking part in programs or use of facilities.

An incident report should be filed for any COVID-19 cases of registered Scouts or adult leaders, any injury or illness that requires attention beyond Scout rendered first aid, Youth Protection/membership infractions, and near miss incidents.

Information on and more detail of each of these incident reports can be found here. With the 72-hour reporting requirement, we need the help of all our Patriots’ Path families in getting information or reports filed.

Also, the Boy Scouts of America has released a new update to The Guide to Safe Scouting.

In the most recent update there are changes to the Age-Appropriate Guidelines and Transportation Policy. We are asking that every unit review the newest information. More information can be found here.

Submit News About Unit Projects

We want to hear all about the great projects your unit performs, and be sure to include a nice picture or two!

Check out the Community Service Page for information on submitting a description and picture of your service projects, other information on service, and how to contact your district community service chair.


Scouting for Food Helps Stop Hunger

Scouting for Food is the Boy Scouts of America’s nationwide service project to help stop hunger in our communities. It began as a Scout’s service project in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1985, and was adopted by the Boy Scout National Organization in 1988.

You are welcome to host a Scouting for Food Drive at any point during the year. This is an impactful service project that helps our communities. Please contact your district community service chair for more information on how to run a drive.

Please note that Scouting for Food plastic bags will not be available. As environmental initiatives are being implemented in our state to reduce single use plastic bags, our provider is no longer able to donate Scouting-branded Scouting for Food bags.

Your unit should plan on distributing flyers to promote the food drive. If you have any questions, reach out to your district community service chair or Linda Cummings at [email protected] for more information.

Scouting is in the Air!

Scouting is in the air!

Fall is more than crisp air and pumpkin spice; it is the start to the Scouting year.

The past two weekends have been packed with Scouting activities. We had over 1,250 people (Scouts, siblings and parents) take part in activities at both Winnebago and Mount Allamuchy Scout reservations.

And that is just the start, as there are Scout activities planned almost every weekend between now and Thanksgiving.