Monthly Archives: August 2022

Scout Shops, Service Center Operating Hours

Patriots’ Path Council Scout shops and service center maintain the following regular schedule:

PPC’s Cedar Knolls service center, located at 1 Saddle Road, is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday.

The Scout shops are open:

Kurland Family Scout Shop in Cedar Knolls
1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls, N.J. 07927
(973) 765-9322, ext. 233
[email protected]

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mountainside Scout Shop
1130 Route 22 West, Mountainside, N.J. 07092
(908) 654-9191
[email protected]

Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday: Noon – 5 p.m.
Friday: Noon – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Remember to shop local, as all sales from our Scout shops stay local.

A variety of items are available at the Kurland Family Scout Shop in Cedar Knolls.





Patriots’ Path Council,
Boy Scouts of America
2022 Scouting Forward Breakfast
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Park Avenue Club, Florham Park, N.J.
6:30 a.m. – Check-In and Breakfast Buffet Open
7:30-8:45 a.m. – Program
Featured Speaker:
NJ Devil’s, Ken Daneyko
With Emcee:
NY Giant’s, Bart Oates


Month of Service

In the spirit of the BSA Slogan, “Do a Good Turn Daily,” Patriots’ Path Council is excited to announce that we have designated October 2022 as a Month of Service for our chartered organizations. We want to give back to these important partners who are an integral part of Scouting and thank them through our service. How can your unit get involved?


  1. Make a plan to provide service to your chartered organization during the month of October and then share your story through Patriots’ Path Council’s “Share Your Story” portal located at Additionally, we encourage you to share your success through social media using #MonthofService.


  1. SIGN UP! Be sure to register your unit’s participation at All units who register and share their chartered organization service project through Patriots’ Path Council’s Share Your Story portal located at will receive a streamer for their unit flag and all participants will receive a special Month of Service patch.


See the Letter to Units and Month of Service Flyer for more details on how your unit can be a part of this exciting campaign!

PPC Adventure Fall Program for Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA

Scouts BSA Program Opportunities

Merit Badges –

  • In the fall we will have approximately 20-25 merit badge offerings some of which are already open on our web page. Current merit badge offerings include Astronomy, Electricity, Electronics, Engineering, Digital Technology, Disability Awareness, Fire Safety, Law, Metalwork, Plumbing, Programming, and Welding
  • Scouts and adult leaders should check frequently as new programs are added.

To learn more click here


Scouts BSA Program opportunities at PPC Camps:

  • We plan on a variety of program opportunities for troops and individual Scouts at both Camp Somers and Winnebago.
  • Activities include Troop shoots (rifle and archery), climbing, COPE, ATVs, mountain bikes, and more.
  • Check out the availability on the website or contact Mike Loughman at email [email protected] or call at 973-714-7308 to arrange an adventure for your unit.


Cub Scout Program Opportunities –

  • At Camp Wheeler in September through December we have scheduled various opportunities for Cub Packs to sign up for BB guns, Archery, Knots and Compass on Saturdays.
  • We also plan on presenting Stargazing, Rocketry and Bird Study and other adventure programs in the fall.

Check our web page for the various Cub Scout program opportunities to be held at Camp Wheeler, Camp Somers, and Winnebago Scout Reservation as well as other venues. Additional programs will be added as scheduling is finalized.

Click the link below to learn more about our PPC Adventure Programs.

Patriots’ Path Council – Fall 2022 Merit Badges Presented by PPC Adventure Programs (

How to purify water in the wild

There are few places in North America where you can safely drink water from a lake or stream. So unless you camp where safe drinking water is readily available, you’d best bring your own. But at about 8 pounds per gallon, water can be a real drag if you have to carry it far. The alternative is to go light and purify what you need.

Learn more about safe drinking water in the 2015 September-October issue of Scouting magazine here: How to purify water in the wild (


Last year popcorn helped Scout units to earn $396K to support Scouting locally. It is not too late io get in on the action. We currently have popcorn in stock if your unit wants to do Show and Sell (Booth Sales) or if you prefer we have materials for Take Order (traditional door to door sales). First step is deciding to sell and we will help you to be successful! For questions please contact Jason Dugan [email protected]

Popcorn is a great way for every Pack, Troop and Crew to fund the programs they would like to do, from a weekend camping trip, to Philmont, to the National Jamboree. Now is the time to commit to this year’s campaign! There is no risk to your unit and you can earn up to 40% commission on top of earning prizes and rewards for individual Scout sales.

Join our Patriots’ Path Council Popcorn group on Facebook here PPC Popcorn Facebook group

For more information visit our popcorn page on the council website. Popcorn – Patriots’ Path Council – Boy Scouts of America (


June 13 to September 27 Council-wide trainings
August 1 through December 30 Online Popcorn Sales
July 19 Show & Sell orders due online.

FULL cases only

August 6 Show & Sell pick-up
September 12 Take Order / Show & Deliver sale begins
October 7 50% RETAIL Show & Sell Payment

Due in office

October 10 Show & Sell popcorn returns begin.

Take Order sale orders can be submitted online.

October 21 Show & Sell returns due in office by 3:30 p.m.

40% Restocking charge after this day.

October 25 Take Order sale orders due online.
November 1 Prize Orders from sales insert due online.

Council provided prize forms due in office.

November 9 Take Order pick-up times & locations emailed to kernels.

Invoices are final & available online.

November 12 Take Order pick-up


November 21 Last day to EXCHANGE popcorn without a 40% restocking fee.
December 10 Last date to submit ALL prize orders.


Council Popcorn Kernel Katherine Smith 862-354-7320 [email protected]
Council Staff Advisor Jason Dugan 973-765-9322 x 251 [email protected]
Council Support Beth Miller-Porter 973-765-9322 x 259 [email protected]
Council Support Ryan Palmer 973-765-9322 x 261 [email protected]
Fishawack Kernel Tim Sugrue 973-635-0272 [email protected]
Fishawack Executive Shawn Trimmer 973-255-6188 [email protected]
Pioneer Kernel Open
Pioneer Executive Victoria Moran 862-354-4892 [email protected]
Raritan Valley Kernel Raquel Roben 732-253-0168 [email protected]
Raritan Valley Executive Javier Juarez 973-714-3281 [email protected]
Skylands Kernel Keri Hanlon 862-377-1446 [email protected]
Skylands Executive Marc Maratea 973-900-0919 [email protected]



Successful Camp Season Ending Soon

Patriots Path Council BSA Accredited Summer Camp programs have entered their final week. This has been a successful summer returning to a full summer camp season.

Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation in Stanhope, New Jersey, kicked off its summer camp season with Scouts BSA troops arriving at Camp Somers. Patriots’ Path Council Commissioner Archer Jones addressed Scouts and leaders at Camp Somers on Tuesday night at dinner, saying “It is AWESOME to have Scouts back in camp.”

On Monday mornings six buses arrive bringing Scouts to Camp Somers Trailblazer Day Camp and Cub Scouts to Camp Wheeler Cub Scout Day Camp. Watchung Regional Day Camp opened with four buses of Cub Scouts when the excitement of the outdoors will came alive for our Cubs, offering fishing, BB guns and archery, among other activities.

On Sunday, July 10th, Scouts and their leaders arrived in Rockaway, NJ, at Winnebago Scout Reservation for a fun-filled outdoor adventure. The first week of summer camp was one of the largest of the summer, where Scouts made memories that will last a lifetime. Garrick Stoldt, Patriots’ Path Council president, addressed the Winnebago dining hall at lunch on Tuesday, as the camp received its National Accreditation flag from the BSA, sharing how great it was to be at camp again.


Mountainside Scout Shop Vacation Dates

Reminder: The Mountainside Scout Shop will be closed beginning August 22, 2022 for vacations. We will reopen on Wednesday September 7, 2022 at 2 PM, when the shop will return to normal shop hours. The Kurland Family Scout Shop will be open with summer hours until Labor Day.

Please feel free to place your orders ahead of time in order to speed your visit.

To place an order for pick up from The Kurland Family Scout Shop, you can email: [email protected]

To place an order for pick up from the Mountainside Scout Shop, you can email: [email protected]

You will be notified when you order is ready for pick-up.


Scout Shop Summer Hours

Beginning July 5, 2022 the Kurland Family Scout Shop and the Mountain Side Scout Shop will begin summer hours.


Kurland Family Scout Shop

Monday to Friday 9AM until 5PM


Mountainside Scout Shop

Wednesday through Friday: Noon until 5PM

Mountainside Scout Shop will be closed:

August 22, 2022 until September 7, 2022


We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.