Monthly Archives: April 2023

Adams Award Recipient Announced

Congratulations to Charlotte Pennington from Troop 1150 in Sparta who was selected as PPC’s Glenn and Melinda Adams Service Project of the Year recipient. The Adams Awards was created to recognize valuable service of an exceptional nature by a Scout to a religious institution, a school, a community, or another entity while doing his or her Eagle Scout service project. Her project has been submitted to the National Eagle Scout Association?for National Service Territory consideration.

Charlotte created and organized Prepare and Play Soccer Clinic as her Eagle Scout Project after she tore her ACL during a soccer game. She combined her love of soccer and interest in sports injury prevention by developing a soccer skill development and injury prevention clinic to share with others in the community.

Join Us at the 2023 Patriots’ Path Council Awards Celebration

The PPC Awards Celebration is being held on May 6 at Winnebago Scout Reservation, where we will honor our 2023 SILVER BEAVER AWARD recipients. We are also presenting the SILVER ANTELOPE AWARD, TRAILBLAZER AWARDS, YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS, VENTURING LEADERSHIP AWARDS, and COUNCIL ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR AWARD.

The celebration will be held in the dining hall, with a gathering at 11:30 a.m. The luncheon and awards ceremony will be at 12:30 p.m.  Seating is limited and registration is required. You can register on-line HERE. RSVP deadline is May 1, 2023.

We hope you will come out and support these dedicated volunteers and youth leaders! If you can’t attend the event in person, consider placing an ad or congratulatory message in the journal. Details about all these options are available HERE

For more information or questions, please contact Vicki Kallok at 973-765-9322 x246 or [email protected]

Congratulations to our 2023 recipients!

SILVER BEAVER AWARD: James Agar, Westfield; William Debiec, Vernon; Andy Monka, Denville; Gerard Serpico, Byram; J. Hamilton Slye, Bridgewater; Les Wu, Parsippany; and Geoffrey Zoeller, Rockaway Township

SILVER ANTELOPE AWARD: Archer Jones, Flanders

TRAILBLAZER AWARD: Jay DeBoey, Long Valley; Jack Flood, New Providence; Alan Gotliffe, Chatham; Dianne Hartshorn, Hopatcong; Joseph Schott, Fanwood; and Glenn Treier, Denville

YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD: Patrick Bubniak, Troop 49; Ronald “R.J.” Bubnowski, Jr., Troop 150; Brianna Conlon, Crew 276; Sebastián J. Heredia, Ship 228; and Lora Panepinto, Ship 228

VENTURING LEADERSHIP AWARD: Connor Neuhaus, Crew 17; and Katherine Smith, Sparta

PPC ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR AWARD: Hal Daumé (1942-2022)

NYLT Early Registration Discount Ends April 30th!

NYLT Early Registration Discount Ends April 30!  


Time is running out on the opportunity to save on the participant registration fee. Don’t miss out!   Registration is open!


Do you know about National Youth Leadership Training?


The purpose of NYLT is to provide training to youth members of Scouts BSA troops, Sea Scout ships and Venturing crews to be the best leaders in their home unit.


For more information click here and watch our short video:


If you are interested in registering your Scout:

Early Bird Discount Still Available!

Summer is just around the corner!

Patriots’ Path Council Summer Camps are the perfect opportunity for your child to experience adventure, make new friends, and develop valuable skills. Don’t miss out on this limited-time offer to save money and secure your child’s spot at camp.

We have a variety of sessions available throughout the summer, so you can choose the dates that work best for your family’s schedule. Whether your child is a seasoned camper or a first-timer, we guarantee they will have an unforgettable experience at one of our camps.

To take advantage of the early bird discount, simply register online at by May 1.

Cub Scout Day Camps Host Open Houses

Thinking about Day Camp this summer?  Register for one of our Cub Scout Day Camp Open Houses.  Enjoy a day with your family, and experience many of the activities that kids experience during their week at camp.  Bring your lunch and have a picnic.  Kids must be accompanied by an adult.  We welcome families already registered for camp.

May 13th at Watchung Regional Day Camp from 10 am until 2 pm.  BB gun shooting, disc golf, crafts and more. Register at

May 14th at Camp Wheeler from 11 am until 3 pm.  BB gun shooting, crafts, fishing, and more. Register at

Summer Camp Staff Wanted

Looking for a summer job?  We are hiring!

Teens and adults are welcome to apply!  Complete your application today, interview has begun.

Visit our main camping website or go directly to the application at for jobs at Camp Somers or Winnebago, Camp Wheeler and Watchung Regional Day Camp.

Weekend Camping

Spring is here!  Make your reservation today and get outdoors.

Our facilities are open to both Scouting and Non-Scouting units and groups. Choose from a variety of campsites, cabins, programs, and meeting areas for your next adventure.

Visit to book your reservation today.

New Jersey 360 Camporee

Patriots’ Path Council will be hosting a council wide camporee in October of 2024. This is a great opportunity to celebrate Scouting with 5000 of your closest Scouting friends!

We are starting the planning process and welcome your participation and ideas.

If you are interested in joining the staff, please take a few minutes to complete our survey: Take the survey

2022 Merit Badge Rankings: A New Chart-Topper Emerges

Do you know what the most earned merit badge was in 2022?

In February the BSA article in Aaron on Scouting gave the full breakdown of all the merit badges earned in 2022 including the top 10 and the 10 rarest. Check out this article to see where your favorite merit badge was on the list:


Catch a Red Bulls Game and Support Scouting

The New York Red Bulls will be taking on the Philadelphia Union on May 6, for their 2023 Scout Night. A portion of every ticket sold will be donated back to support local Scouting in the Patriots’ Path Council.