Monthly Archives: February 2023

National Jamboree Last Chance to Register

Warning!!!  The 2023 Jamboree is reaching its capacity at the National level.  This is likely the last chance to secure your Scout’s spot for the National Jamboree at Summit Bechtel High Adventure Base in West Virginia before National registrations close.  Our contingent has about 10 spots left!  Any Scout that misses this great opportunity during July 18-28, 2023 will have to wait until the next National Jamboree which is likely scheduled for 2027. 

Already signed up?  Spread the word!

To do list:

  1. Get registered! (
  2. Spread the word.
  3. Schedule your unit’s presentation by contacting Don Fowler [email protected]

Here are the event details:

Depart on July 18, 2023, by coach bus, stop overnight on the way, and get to the Jamboree on July 19.

Qualifications to attend the National Jamboree:

  • MUST have a current BSA membership in Patriots’ Path Council.
  • MUST be at least 12 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree but has not reached his or her 21st birthday by the last day of the Jamboree.  (One-time exception for ages 18-20 is due to the postponement of the 2021 National Jamboree.)
  • Be approved by the unit leader and local council.
  • MUST have the appropriate parent/guardian 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 the 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.

The cost will be approximately $2,315 based on current budgeted figures.  The deadline to apply for the Thomas A. Pepe scholarship has been temporarily extended until the end of Program Launch on March 4, 2023 to accommodate late registrations.

If interested please visit and register now!

Wood Badge 75th Anniversary

Just seventy-five years ago, Wood Badge made its way to the U.S. in 1948 to Schiff Scout Reservation in Mendham, New Jersey.  Read all about this history at:

Did you know there is an upcoming course this year?

Wood Badge is designed to meet the advanced leadership needs of all Scouters, particularly unit level Scouters, such as Cub leaders, Scoutmasters and assistants, Venturing Crew Advisors, Committee Chairs and members. Additionally, Scouters serving at the district and council levels can achieve greater effectiveness through Wood Badge.

To attend a Wood Badge course, individuals must:

Be registered members of the Boy Scouts of America. (Youth 18 and older may attend as long as the appropriate Youth Protection guidelines are followed. They do not need to be registered in an adult leadership role.)

Have completed the basic training courses for their Scouting position.

Be capable of functioning safely in an outdoor environment. All participants are required to complete the Annual Health and Medical Record form parts A, B, and C.

Where: ST13-358-23 will be held on two weekends. You must attend both weekends in their entirety to complete the training.

Weekend 1
Winnebago Scout Reservation
Rockaway, NJ
Friday 09-8-2023 7:00 AM to
Sunday 09-10-2023 5:00 PM

Weekend 2
Camp Somers
Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation
Stanhope, NJ
Saturday 10-14-2023 7:00 AM to
Sunday 10-15-2023 5:00 PM

Register now!

Also, check out our Training Staffing Interest Survey to put in your interest to staff a variety of our courses.

Sixth Annual Patriot Family 5K Run/Walk – Registration is Open!

Physically Strong is not only part of the Scout Oath, but one of our Council Programs!

Join us on Sunday, April 23rd for our annual 5K Run/Walk. Check-In will begin at 9am. The event will take place at Oak Ridge Park, which is a USATF certified 5K course in Clark, NJ.

Another benefit is that registration fees can be credited to your Scouting units Friends of Scouting campaign.

Don’t feel like running? That’s ok! Feel free to sign up the family for a nice Sunday stroll in the park. Registration is open!

Click here to register


Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

Patriots’ Path Council will be marching in the annual Morris County St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Morristown on March 11, 2023 at 12:00 noon.  PPC has marched in the parade for many years, and we are hoping for another large turnout for the parade.  We will be marching together as a single contingent.

Register your unit at the Council calendar for March 11th or go to

A few reminders.  This is a uniform event so proudly wear your Scout colors.  Be at the assembly area behind the Morristown Municipal Building 200 South Street, by 11:00.  It is always fun to listen to the bands warming up, admire the dresses of the Irish dancers, and check out the fire trucks, ambulances, etc.  The parade will end at Morristown High on Atno Avenue so make sure your parents are aware of the pickup location.

Questions should be addressed to Mike Loughman at 973-714-7308 or [email protected]

Super Saver Camp Discount Extended!

Super Saver discount extended!  This discount is available until March 19th at midnight.  Super Saver can be used for Scouts attending Camp Wheeler, Camp Somers (Unit, Provisional, and Trailblazers), and Camp Winnebago (Unit and Provisional).  We hope to see you there!  For information and registration go to


Scout Shops Closed March 4th – Visit Us at Program Launch

Both the Kurland Family Scout Shop in Cedar Knolls and the Mountainside Scout Shop in Mountainside will be closed on Saturday, March 4th.

The Scout shops will be at the University of Scouting / Program Launch.  Join us there!

University of Scouting & program Launch Registration Closes on Feb. 27th

The University of Scouting and Program Launch registrations are closing on February 27th.

If you need a reason to attend:

Six Reasons to attend University of Scouting

  1. Engaging and interactive curriculum designed to help you learn and master additional skills to make you a successful Scout leader.
  2. Receive up-to-date information on the latest Scouting programs and resources.
  3. Get specialized classes from experienced Scoutmasters and other experts in the field.
  4. Network with other leaders and learn best practices on how to lead a successful troop or pack.
  5. Learn new techniques to help you become a better mentor and teacher.
  6. Have fun and make memories with fellow Scouters!

Five Reasons to attend Program Launch

  1. Meet new people: Attending Program Launch is a great opportunity to connect with other people interested in scouting.
  2. Gain leadership experience: Participating in Program Launch provides an opportunity to take on leadership roles in the different committees.
  3. Have fun: Scouting is an exciting and fun activity, and attending Program Launch is a great way to have a good time.
  4. Gain new skills: Learn about the different types of Scouting available and find the right program for you.
  5. Make a difference: Make new friends and create lasting memories. Have fun and enjoy a unique experience.


Sign up now and don’t miss out. Click on the links below to register now:

University of Scouting Registration

Program Launch Registration

2024 Council Camporee Name Selected

Patriots’ Path Council is planning a council wide camporee for October 2024. Mark your calendars for this opportunity to celebrate Scouting!

The winner of the Camporee Naming Contest is : Jersey 360 Council Camporee

The location and more details will be coming soon.

Check out our latest commercial:


Latest Commissioner Podcast

Check out the latest issue of our Commissioners Podcast, we are discussing University of Scouting and Program Launch.

Skylands Scouts BSA Spring Camporee

We are pleased to announce registration is now open for the Skylands District Scouts BSA Spring Camporee! This year’s event is known as the “Scout Skills Adventure Challenge”, described as Scouts BSA meets the Amazing Race!

Our event will take place the weekend of April 21-23, at Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation, Camp Somers.

Rally your Scouts now to participate in what will be a great, fun, challenging event!

Don’t delay- register today.

Registration link: