Monthly Archives: September 2022

Archdiocese of Newark 2022 Scout Retreat Weekend

Once again Scout Units are invited to join the annual Scout camping retreat weekend held at the Ross Dock area of the Palisades Interstate Park near the George Washington Bridge in NJ.

The weekend not only encompasses the opportunity for scouts to camp out, but builds community and includes several retreat sessions for the Scouts to grow in their faith.

Sponsored by the Catholic Committee on Scouting, this weekend is an annual favorite for many of our Units.

Click the link here to learn more about the retreat and to register: Annual Scout Retreat Weekend

Popcorn! Popcorn! Popcorn!

The 2022 Popcorn campaign is in full swing. We have Scouts taking part in Show and Sells all over the council. Last year popcorn helped to provide $396K to our local packs, troops, ships, and crews to support their program. If your unit is interested in popcorn there is still time to take part, contact [email protected] for more information. Popcorn makes a great gift and helps to support Scouting at the same time!

Patriots’ Path Council Fall Events!!

Get outside and Scout.

Fall is a busy time of year for all Scouts. This year is no different with lots of outdoor program. Take a look at the upcoming events on our council calendar Patriots’ Path Council Calendar Of Events

Come join us at our fall camporees. Please see the registration sites below for more details!


Fishawack Fall Harvest Cubelos

When: 10/22 – 10/23

Where: Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation

Fishawack Fall Scouts BSA Camporee

When: 9/30 – 10/2

Where: Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation

Pioneer Fall Cub Family Camping

When: 10/14 – 10/16

Where: Winnebago Scout Reservation

Pioneer Scouts BSA Fall Camporee

When: 10/21 – 10/23

Where: Round Valley Youth Center

Raritan Valley Fall Cub Family Camping

When: 9/30 – 10/2

Where: Winnebago Scout Reservation

Raritan Valley Fall Scouts BSA Camporee

When: 10/21 – 10/23

Where: Winnebago Scout Reservation

Skylands Cub Scout Fall Family Camping

When: 10/7 – 10/9

Where: Winnebago Scout Reservation

Skylands Scouts BSA Fall Camporee

When: 10/14 – 10/16

Where: Washington Crossing State Park

District Roundtables Are Back

Your district roundtables are back in session! 

Click on your roundtable below to view the district page and see what’s going on around your district.


Fishawack Roundtables

1st Tuesday of every month at the council service center located at 1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls.

We start promptly at 7:30 pm


Pioneer Roundtables

1st Tuesday of every month over Zoom.

We start promptly at 7:30 pm

Meeting ID: 845 0013 2831

Passcode: 305208

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Raritan Valley Roundtables

1st Wednesday of every month at Bedminster Township School, located at 234 Somerville Road, Bedminster.

We start promptly at 7:30 pm


Skylands Roundtables

1st Tuesday of every month at Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation, located at 750 Waterloo Road, Stanhope.

We start promptly at 7:30 pm.



School is back in session. And that means it’s RECRUITING TIME!!!! Now is the time to think about new families joining Scouting. If you are a Pack, Troop, Crew or Ship leader, we hope that you are thinking about how you can welcome the more then 2000 new families we expect to join Patriots Path Council this fall. We are here to help you with recruiting, look at all the resources you have provided by Patriots’ Path Council: Recruiting resources

And watch our recruiting video featuring Lawrence Morris, PPC’s membership chairman.

Skylands District Roundtable

Hello Scouters of the Skylands District! Your commissioner team is looking forward to welcoming everyone back to another great scouting season. It’s time to get back into the swing of things with our monthly roundtable. These roundtables provide unit leaders with the skill and the will to do what is needed to ensure that every member of every unit has a great Scouting experience.

Please note – the September roundtable date has been moved. Roundtable will be held on Thursday September 8 at Camp Somers.

Due to the Yom Kippur High Holy Day, our October roundtable is also rescheduled to the following Tuesday, October 11, at Camp Somers.

It’s trailer rally time!

  • Bring your trailer – so that you can show off your setup and what has worked best for your troop.
    • For any unit that brings a trailer to display- we ask that you set up in the Camp Somers parking lot no later than 7pm – this will allow for daylight display of trailers.
  • Interested participants can tour trailers and discuss what works and doesn’t with unit volunteers from 7 to 7:30.
  • Roundtable will begin at 7:30 in the Camp Somers dining hall.
  • We’ll have our joint session with Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Cub Scouts and then break out into Cub and Scouts BSA/Venturing sessions
    • In Scouts BSA/Venturing, we will discuss plenty of trailer related information.
  • In the Cub Scout breakout, we’ll cover Cub Scout camping. We will announce location of the Cub Scout breakout session at the joint session.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone again.


Mike Conlon,

Skylands Scouts BSA Roundtable Commissioner

[email protected]


Katherine Smith

Linda Hogan

Skylands Cub Roundtable coordinators

[email protected]

[email protected]


Marc Maratea

Senior District Executive / Skylands District

973-765-9322 ext 240

[email protected]


Come join us September 10th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for a day of family fun at Camp Winnebago. This is a great opportunity to get out and visit camp to kick-off the Scouting year. This event is open to families!

The following program areas will be open:

BB Gun
Rifle Range (Scouts, BSA)
Shotgun Range (Scouts, BSA)

The Camp Trading Post will be open and lunch will be available for purchase.

Winnebago Scout Reservation
102 Timberbrook Road
Rockaway, NJ 07866

Parking lot opens at 9:30 am.

Register here: Patriots’ Path Council – Patriots’ Path Council Family Fun Day (

Register for the NYLT November Course Now

The NYLT November course is just over 2 months away and spots are filling up fast.

Scoutmasters, do you have new youth leaders this year? Do you wish your youth leaders had the training need to run their patrols? 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’s fun, it’s challenging, and it’s informative.

Openings are still available for the November course. This course is spread out over two weekends (November 4th – 6th and November 11th – 13th).

Both weekends are required to get credit for the course.

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

Labor Day Weekend

Patriots’ Path Council Service Center, Kurland Family Scout Shop and Mountainside Scout Shop will be closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The Council Service Center and the Kurland Family Scout Shop will reopen for normal hours at 9 AM on Tuesday September 6, 2022. The Mountainside Scout Shop will reopen for normal business hours on Wednesday September 7, 2022 at 2 PM.

Have a happy and safe holiday.