Monthly Archives: April 2022

Cub Scouts Learn About Backyard Birds

On Saturday, April 9, 2022, Cub Scouts and families participated in a fun adventure to discover the birds in their backyard. Included in each session was a discussion of local birds, a snack, and the opportunity to build either a bird feeder or a birdhouse kit.

A total of 56 Scouts and siblings accompanied by their parents participated at Winnebago and Watchung Reservation. For the construction of the birdhouses and bird feeders, special thanks go to the Flintlocks (John Koneski, Michael Hart, Bob Pysher, Jeff Huppert, Frank Wallace and Dave Green). A big thank you was also earned by Mitch Erickson, Magda Menner and Marc Maratea, who offered their expertise on bird study to facilitate the program.

While the weather could have cooperated more, everyone had a great time.

Registration Continues for Awards Celebration

Patriots’ Path Council will be presenting the 2022 Silver Beaver Awards at its awards celebration on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Winnebago Scout Reservation.

The council also will be presenting the Trailblazer Awards, Youth Leadership Awards, Council Alumnus of the Year Award, Torch of Gold Award  – and just added – Venturing Leadership Awards. Please plan to come out and honor these dedicated volunteers and youth leaders!

The celebration will be held under a large event tent beginning with a gathering at 11:30 a.m. The luncheon and awards ceremony will be at 12:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. You can register online here. The deadline to RSVP is May 9, 2022.

For more information or questions, contact Vicki Kallok at 973-765-9322, ext. 246, or [email protected]

The 2022 Award Recipients:


Frank Caccavale
Douglas Dzwonczyk
Robert A. Fromtling Sr.
William “Bill” Stroh
Robert Reidmiller
David Robbins
Tim Sugrue


John Koneski
Emil Rufolo
Adam Sonzogni


Joshua Danus
Katelin Hanifan
Michael Minenna
Connor Neuhaus
Kevin Soutar


Mark Tallmadge


Jim Agar


Ronald “R.J.” Bubnowski Jr.
Brianna Conlon
Peter Lefkowitz
Michael Conlon

Fishawack District Plans Cub Scout Camporee

The Fishawack Cub Circus Spring Camporee will be held May 21-22, 2022, at Winnebago Scout Reservation.

Activities expected to include BB, archery, rowboats, fishing, Cubmobile, bouldering wall, obstacle course, fly casting instruction and recycling raingutter regatta.

Registration opens April 22 and closes May 12.

For additional information, click here.

To register, click here.

NYLT Registration For the August Course is Extended to July 15th.

Troop Scoutmasters, do you have new youth leaders this year? Do you wish your youth leaders had great training just in time for summer camp? Do you wish you could get the patrol method working the way it should?

Well, you’re in good hands when you have your youth leaders sign up and attend this year’s National Youth Leadership Training.

NYLT is a rigorous youth leadership training program that provides skills for life and is designed to benefit and enhance the leadership teams of troops and crews. It is fun, challenging and informative.

Openings are still available for the two seven-day courses planned June 26-July 3 and August 8-14, and the two-weekend course planned the weekends of November 5-7 and November 12-14 (both weekends are required).

To find out more or to register, click NYLT Course Flyer 2022

Part-Time Sales Associate Needed for Scout Shops

Patriots’ Path Council is seeking a part-time sales associate (12-21 hours per week) for its Kurland Family Scout Shop in Cedar Knolls and its Mountainside Scout Shop.

PPC is offering an outstanding opportunity for a motivated part-time sales associate in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment.

Open to all experience levels.

Job Overview: Contributes to the successful daily operation of the Scout Shops by processing sales, fulfilling online/phone orders, receiving stock, and maintaining a positive & friendly environment. Flexible schedules, closed on Sundays, and employee discount.

The individual in this position will:

  • Provide excellent customer service in the store and on the phone.
  • Processes customer orders through the POS system.
  • Maintain a stocked, organized, and clean store.
  • Open and close the store as directed by management using the prescribed procedures.


  • Knowledge of Scouting program preferred
  • Good communication skills
  • Retail experience a plus but not necessary
  • Flexible availability
  • Associate will be available to work at both locations: Kurland Family Scout Shop, 1 Saddle Rd., Cedar Knolls, N.J. 07927, and Mountainside Shop, 1130 Route 22 West, Mountainside, N.J. 07092

For more information or to apply, email Matthew Isak, Scout Shop manager, at [email protected]

Counselor Training Offered for New Merit Badge

Patriots’ Path Council will be offering two live Citizenship in Society merit badge counselor training sessions via Zoom. Participation in this training is required in order to be approved as a merit badge counselor for the new merit badge.

Training sessions are offered on the following dates:

Monday, April 18, 2022, at 8 p.m.:

Monday, May 2, 2022, at 8 p.m.:

Raritan Valley District Has First Female Eagle Scout

On January 12, 2022, Preya Majmundar became Raritan Valley’s first female Scout to have her Eagle Scout board of review.

Preya’s project was to improve the outside of Edison VFW Memorial Post 3117. She added a new flagpole, repaired bricks, added a light to illuminate the flag, and weeded around the cutout and the sign.

Preya is from Troop 2 of Edison and her Scoutmaster is William Hartley.

Flagpole area before project.

Flagpole area after project.

Summer Camp Season Coming Soon

The heat is on … well kind of sort of.  The early bird deadline for summer fun is quickly approaching.  Whether you are rowing at Winnebago, shooting at Somers, or enjoying the whirlwind of activities at Wheeler, be sure to take advantage of this sizzling summer saving!

Busing is available for Camp Somers and Camp Wheeler.  The early bird deadline is May 1, 2022.

Regional Day Camp is available at two locations: Johnson Park and Watchung Reservation. Both camps offer a plethora of fun. Fishing, hiking, shooting sports and much more. Busing is available for Watchung Reservation.

PPC is are currently seeking energetic beings to staff its camps this season. Spend the summer outdoors helping youth learn new skills and earn cash at the same time. Win win. Click here for more information.

Calling all helpers! Beaver Day is April 23, 2022. All hands on deck for a variety of service projects to help get ready for camping season. Many hands make for light work. Register today!

Leader’s meeting dates are as follows:

Saturday, April 30, at Winnebago from noon to 3 p.m.

Sunday, May 1, at Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation from noon to 3 p.m.

Camping Early Bird Special Ends May 1

A new video is now available on YouTube.

The video focuses on day camp at Camp Wheeler and the early bird special for registration. The early bird special ends on May 1, 2022.

Click here to view the new video.

For more information, click here.