Monthly Archives: February 2022

Patriots’ Path Council Scout Featured in Magazine

Congratulations to Edison Life Scout Dhruv Rungta, who is featured in the January-February 2022 issue of Scout Life magazine.

Dhruv is 17 years old and in Troop 66 in Edison. He is included in the SL Headlines section for being the national champion in broadcast journalism at the 2021 Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference.

Among other tasks for the competition, Dhruv and his project partner, Ishani Mhatre, interviewed Chieh Huang, CEO and a founder of multimillion-dollar company Boxed.

Popcorn Available in Both Scout Shops

Have you finished all your Scout popcorn?

Looking for more?

The Scout Shops in Cedar Knolls and Mountainside are fully stocked with all your favorite varieties. There are even some new items like honey roasted peanuts and chocolate covered pretzels.

And remember, 70% is returned to local Scouting!

Raritan Valley District Accepting Award Nominations

Nominations for the district awards for Raritan Valley District are being accepted now through March 4, 2022.

This is an excellent opportunity to recognize all those great adults who help your unit succeed.

Every unit should nominate one adult leader from the unit who does a little extra or a whole lot extra to help the unit.

For more information, click here.

Scouts Hit the Snow at Black River Klondike

The final “Black River District” Klondike was held this past Sunday, January 30, 2022, at Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation, Camp Somers.

The event was rescheduled from the day before due to the anticipated snowstorm and statewide state of emergency declaration.

After a bitter cold and snowy Saturday, 370 Scouts and leaders from 23 troops came out to camp on Sunday on a beautiful sunny day with no wind chill to enjoy a full day of Scout spirit and competition.

Scouts tested their Scout skills at 12 different stations. Smiles abounded on the faces of Scouts at this highlight of the Scouting year.

Special thanks once again to co-chairs Larry Gersten and Howard Gordon for coordinating and planning another successful Black River Klondike Derby, as well as the leaders from the following units that ran stations:  Crew 17 and troops 36, 49, 53, 109, 111, 113, 166, 188, 236, 249 and 901.


Beefsteak Dinner Raises $38,000 for Adventureships

The Patriots’ Path Council Beefsteak Dinner, established to help raise scholarships and camperships for the Thomas A. Pepe Adventureship Fund, has raised $38,000!

The dinner welcomed Tom’s wife, Donna, and their two Eagle Scout sons, Jonathon and Christopher. The beefsteak raised a significant amount for the fund, reached record attendance, and celebrated the life of our Good Scout Tom!

Pictured above from left at the special check presentation are Gary Porter, chairman of the Adventureship Committee; Marc Andreo, Scout executive; Mark Tallmadge, council president; and Donna Pepe, Tom’s wife.

For more information on the fund, or how you can support it, contact [email protected].