Monthly Archives: January 2022

Get Ready for the 2023 National Jamboree

Get ready for the 2023 National Scout Jamboree planned July 18-28, 2023, at Summit Bechtel High Adventure Base in West Virginia.

More than 17,000 Scouts from around the country and the world will attend the event, which will include stadium shows with bands like Plain White T’s and Imagine Dragons, as well as whitewater rafting and kayaking, rock climbing and bouldering, mountain biking, skateboarding, BMX, shooting sports (rifle, pistol, black powder), archery (including crossbow), biggest zip line on the East Coast, canopy tours, patch trading and much more.

Depart July 18, 2023, by coach bus, stop overnight on the way, and get to the Jamboree on July 19.

Scouts, Venturers and Sea Scouts ages 12-17 can attend; troop leaders, Venturers and Sea Scouts ages 18-20 can go as program eligible adults.

Youth qualifications for the National Jamboree:

  • MUST have a current BSA membership.
  • MUST be at least 12 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree, but has not reached his or her 18th birthday by the last day of the Jamboree.
  • Be approved by the unit leader and local council.
  • MUST have appropriate parent/guardian to complete the online parental consent. (An email will be sent to the parent/guardian during the application process.)
  • Participate in pre-Jamboree training experience with local council and unit leader.

National and council scholarships are available.

Give the Gift of Adventure allows friends and family to contribute to the cost. For information, click here.

Scouts register individually and are grouped by geographic regions of Patriots’ Path Council into provisional troops. There will be a north, south, east and west troop for male Scouts, and a council-wide troop for female Scouts.

Cost will be approximately $2,100, paid in installments.

If interested go to and be among the first to be notified when registration goes live.


Calling All Campers for Summer Programs

Calling all campers!

Patriots’ Path Council has programs for all ages, from day programs to resident camping for older Scouts. Bus transportation is provided from many locations throughout Morris, Sussex, Somerset, Union and Middlesex counties.

PPC is big on safety when it comes to its camps, which are nationally accredited and inspected by local, state and national organizations. The staff is fully trained, with background checks being acquired before hiring. PPC camps are staffed with certified lifeguards and state certified EMT or RN, and PPC provides safe and educational programs for the youth of today.

Want to earn extra cash while having fun? Join the team! PPC is looking for young adults to be role models for its campers. Help youth develop life skills while making lifelong memories. You can improve your interviewing skills and save money too, which seems like a win-win situation.

Parents, plan on sending your camper multiple weeks? Register now and save!

For more information and to register, click here.

COVID-19 Modifications to be Rolled Back

As of March 1, 2022, all temporary changes made to Scouts BSA advancement requirements to address the COVID-19 pandemic will expire, and there will be a return to the standard rules for Scouts BSA advancement.

This includes deferment of some swimming requirements for First and Second class, virtual activities for Tenderfoot, Second and First Class, and requirement 9b of the Camping merit badge.

As always, the BSA’s top priority is the health and safety of all youth participating in BSA programs. In 2020, the BSA instituted several modifications to rank requirements and merit badge requirements (“advancement modifications”) to accommodate activity restrictions necessitated by COVID-19.

Effective March 1, those modifications will be removed, and the standard rules for advancement and merit badges will again become effective. These requirements are published here and in the Requirements Guidebook.

Specifically, these modifications related to the swimming requirements for Second and First class ranks, virtual activities for Tenderfoot, Second and First Class, and requirement 9b of the Camping merit badge.

The Guide to Advancement, section, states that “Members must meet current advancement requirements as written for merit badges, all ranks, and Eagle Palms—no more and no less—and they are to do exactly what is stated.”

Questions? Email [email protected].

Fishawack’s Finest Dinner Moved to May

Fishawack’s Finest Fellowship Dinner has been rescheduled to May 17, 2022.  Fishawack packs, troops and crews are encouraged to honor one of their volunteers with the Fishawack’s Finest award.

Nominations and registration are open here.

To view the event flyer, click here.