Monthly Archives: May 2022

Woapalanne Lodge OA Upcoming Events Video

With so many different activities every year, its’ hard to keep track of what is next. Connor, Lodge Chief of the Woapalanne Lodge, together with Carson, chapter chief of Aihamikwen chapter help Order of the Arrow members keep track of upcoming activities and events.

Woapalanne Lodge OA Upcoming Events Video

National Scout Jamboree June Open House

There are only 14 months left until the Jamboree, and around the country the excitement is building in Scouting!  Scouts in Patriots’ Path Council that have already registered are busy deciding which adventures they will do when they are there.  Pistol, crossbow, black powder rifle, rock climbing, BMX, skateboarding, zip lines, whitewater rafting and canopy tours are just a few of the 100s of activities available.  Plus stadium shows, patch trading and the chance to meet thousands of Scouts from all over the country.  You can check out all of the latest news at the National Jamboree website.

Our 4 male and 1 female provisional troops are filling up fast, so sign up now if you want to go to the biggest event that BSA offers.

Still have questions?  Come to one of the Jamboree Open Houses in June.  There will be staff to answer any questions, plus activities, jamboree displays, snacks and maybe ice cream.

  The two dates are:

  • June 15th, 7:00pm -8:30pm – Winnebago Scout Reservation – Parade Field, Winter Lodge
  • June 16th, 7:00pm – 8:30pm – Watchung Reservation

If you will be able to attend, please register here so we can have a better understanding in how many light desserts to bring.  Don’t forget to tell your fellow Scouts.

Event Details:

The National Jamboree dates physically at The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve are July 19-28, 2023, with an overnight at Concord University on July 18, 2023.

Pricing based on current transportation fares is set at $2,100.*

(*Price may increase because of fuel cost or other factors.)

Upon registration, a $445 deposit ($100 is non-refundable) is required to secure the spot.  Initial deposit can be made directly online, by check mailed to the council service center, or by visiting one of the Scout shops.  Completion of the online registration is required regardless of payment method.

There is an additional 3% charge for all credit card payments, which is the council’s cost.  The 3% credit card processing fee is the same regardless of paying directly online or through the council office and Scout shops.  Payments by cash or check will not incur a 3% processing fee.

Subsequent payments are due per the payment schedule below – either online or directly to Patriots’ Path Council:

Payment Schedule:

At registration: $445 deposit

$445 before June 15, 2022

$445 before Sept. 15, 2022

$445 before Jan. 15, 2023

$320 before March 15, 2023

$TBD before May 15, 2023 (additional payment if needed due to fuel cost or other factors)

Travel dates:

Early July 18, 2023 – Late July 28, 2023, via coach buses

Trip Insurance:

Patriots’ Path Council does not provide trip insurance for its National Jamboree participants as it is less expensive for individuals to purchase trip insurance for themselves than it is for the council to purchase a group policy.  The council strongly recommends that each family consider purchasing trip insurance that may best meet their needs.

Council Refund Policy:

Please refer to the Council Refund Policy for more information. The High Adventure and Jamboree Refund Policy is in effect.

Other Important Information:

All participants must adhere to The Code of Conduct and Physical Fitness requirements set forth by the National Office.

PPC Adventure Programs – Astronomy

Trustee, Kevin Alton, astronomy lover extraordinaire, shares his knowledge of the planets, sun, moon and more to Scouts, at his Astronomy Merit Badge sessions at the PPC Service Center.

For more information about how your unit or an individual Scout can participate in PPC Adventure Programs, please visit for a listing of new and exciting upcoming programs as well as our year round favorites.

4th of July Closure

In observance of the holiday Patriots’ Path Council will be closed on Monday July 4th, 2022. This includes the Cedar Knolls Scout Service Center, The Kurland Family Scout Shop and the Mountainside Scout Shop.


New Jersey State Police and National Guard Camporee

Please join Patriots’ Path Council and numerous BSA councils across New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York for the 2022 New Jersey State Police Camporee in Sea Girt, NJ on June 3-5, 2022.

Exclusive commemorative items for the Camporee can be preordered online at:

Purchases can be picked up at the Camporee, the Cedar Knolls Scout Shop, or even shipped right to your home when available!

Find Hoodies, T-shirts, Belts, Belt Buckles, challenge Coins, water Bottles, & more!
All Feature the Logos of the BSA, NJ State Police, NJ National Guard, and several memorial law enforcement groups. A great way to honor Heroes and “Remember the Fallen” all year round.

Sea Scouts Open House

Boy Scouts of America for more then 100 years has offered a great program for youth, but did you know we have a nautical program? Sea Scouts is a great opportunity for youth to get out on the high seas! This program not only opens youth eyes to other opportunities, but it also has all the great things about Scouting such as Leadership and Advancement opportunity.

Camp Staff Needed!

We are still looking for counselors this summer at multiple camp locations. Get outdoors! Learn new skills! Get paid!

Email Bridget Capen at [email protected].


Summer Camp is Around the Corner

Spring is officially here, which means summer camp is around the corner. Grades 2 through 5 are welcome to join us this summer at Camp Wheeler for five weeks of fun in the sun. Get ready for archery, boating, fishing, swimming in the pool, and a lot more fun! Bus transportation is available from many locations in Morris and Sussex. Regional Day Camp brings summer camp to you, with two different locations available. Join us at Johnson Park in Piscataway for a mini week or a full week adventure. Visit the zoo and take a trip back in time as we visit the East Jersey Old Town Village. Watchung Reservation in Mountainside offers four weeks of day camp with bus transportation included from surrounding areas.

Grades 6 and up, Camp Somers is home to one of the best day camp and resident camp programs. Trailblazer day camp offers a great first year program and an awesome program for returning higher experienced youth. Bus transportation is included. Resident camp options include camping with your troop for a week or attending one of our Specialty Programs the week of August 7-13. Come for many weeks! We promise the adventure will keep going!


 Camp Winnebago offers unit based camping this summer with an all new canopy tour. Zip line across the lake and take in the views. Get ready to learn about black smithing and many other unique merit badges!


For these and other summer camp opportunities, please visit our website at  



The Thomas A. Pepe Adventureship deadline to apply for financial assistance to attend one of our summer camp programs has been extended to May 15th. Apply today at