Monthly Archives: March 2022

Early Bird Camping Deals Still Available

The early bird catches the worm, and Patriots’ Path Council’s early bird camping deals are still in effect.

Trailblazer Day Camp choices range from day camp and a residential option to Adventure Week. Camp Wheeler Day Camp is filled with all kinds of Scout fun for younger camps. Get your discount today!

For information on all this summer’s offerings, click here.

Spring Camporee Season Kicks Off in March

Spring starts on March 20, 2022, so PPC Scouts will kick off the spring camporee season in March this year. Spring camporees are another great opportunity to get Scouts outdoors.

Here is a list of upcoming opportunities:

Raritan Valley

  • Scouts BSA Camporee: March 25-27
  • Cub Scouts Camporee: June 3-5


  • Scouts BSA Camporee: April 22-24
  • Cub Family Camporee: May 6-8


  • Cub Scouts Camporee: May 21-22

Check back for registration links for all events soon.

In addition, the sixth New Jersey State Police National Guard Camporee will be held June, 3, 4 and 5, 2022, at New Jersey National Guard Training Facility in
Sea Girt. For information, click here.

Morris Scout Units Invited to Participate in Parade

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Morristown will be stepping off at noon sharp on Saturday, March 12, 2022, and all Morris County Patriots’ Path Council Scout units are invited to participate.

The parade begins at the Morristown Town Hall at 200 South Street (opposite Kings). The parade route itself is about 1 mile from South Street, around the Green to Washington Street, and ends at Morristown High on Early Street.

If you plan on attending, please note the following:

  • Marchers should assemble between 10:30 and 11 a.m. in the parking lot behind the Town Hall.
  • Drop off is on the Franklin Street side of the Town Hall (off Elm Street).
  • There is no parking at Town Hall.
  • Appropriate adult leadership is expected for each unit (two-deep leadership, etc.).
  • Cub Scouts should be accompanied by parents; siblings are welcome to march with the unit.
  • This is a Class A uniform event. Bring your unit flags and/or banners!
  • Dress for the weather and bring a snack; we will be outside until at least 2:30 p.m.
  • All Scout units should register in advance by contacting Michael Loughman at 973-714-7308 or [email protected]
  • Any questions, please reach out.

Flintlocks Help Joe Schott Celebrate 100th Birthday

The Flintlocks celebrated Joe Schott’s 100th birthday on Thursday, February 17, 2022. Joe has been active in this volunteer group for 33 years since retiring from Bells Labs.

He recruited many of his friends to join, and even a few relatives.

Joe is a Navy World War II veteran; he helped prepare the ships for the Normandy Invasion.

Joe has a wry sense of humor, so the group presented him with a parking plaque which reads: “Reserved Parking Only for Flintlocks Over 100 Years Old.”

The picture above shows Joe seated next to the parking sign with a birthday cake in front of him. His Flintlock friends and a few relatives surround him.

The Flintlocks are a group of retired Scouters who devote every Thursday all year-round to helping the Scout camps. They build cabins, make picnic tables, paint the dining hall, do maintenance and build craft kits for the Scout shops.

The Flintlocks represent a wide range of skills, including two electricians, a millwright, carpenters, plumbers, diesel mechanics, police officers and HAVAC, as well as many professionals such as a dentist, two college professors, computer experts, financial advisors, salesmen, etc.

The Flintlocks meet every Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Camp Winnebago in Rockaway. Guests are always welcome.

For information, contact Secretary Dr. D. Michael Hart by email at [email protected]



Register Now for 2023 National Jamboree

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

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.

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 register now!

National Retires Space Derby Program

Unfortunately, due to ongoing supply chain issues, Space Derby kits were eliminated by the supplier, and after reviewing membership participation over the last several years, the decision to retire the Space Derby program has been made by National.

If a pack or den is planning a Space Derby event, there is still inventory at the Kurland Family Scout Shop in Cedar Knolls and at the Mountainside Scout Shop while supplies last. Patriots’ Path Council’s national distributer inventory has been depleted, so these items will not be replenished.

When finally gone, raingutter regattas are great alternatives to a Space Derby event. And for those Scouts who still dream of “racing to the stars,” classic solid fuel rocket programs are also an option.

Fishawack District Plans Pinewood Derby

The Fishawack District Pinewood Derby will be held Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Patriots’ Path Council Service Center, 1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls.

Cost is $15 to participate. The derby is open to any Cub Scout who came in first, second or third for their rank at their pack’s Pinewood Derby.

Registration opens April 1; click here to register.

Save the Date for Family 5K Run/Walk

Join Patriots’ Path Council from May 23 to June 5, 2022, for this year’s Patriot Family 5K Run/Walk.

You can choose when and where you wish to participate. Invite your family and friends. Scout units can make a fun day event and help raise funds for Patriots’ Path Council.

Funds raised by a unit will count toward its 2022 FOS goal! All proceeds will benefit the local Scouting program here in Patriots’ Path Council.

This year we will be collecting your virtual times and all participants will earn a patch. There will be more information to come, and registration will open toward the end of March.

Klondike Derbies Cross the Finish Line

Scouts from Patriots’ Path Council made good use of this winter season.

PPC held eight different Klondike Derby events, with 1,266 Scouts and 438 adults participating.

The council also had many adults who took part as volunteers for the event, running towns/stations. What a great way to get the Scouts outdoors!

New Video Highlights 2021 Events

A new video posted on YouTube highlights the many events Patriots’ Path Council held in 2021.

Click here to view the year in review video.