Monthly Archives: May 2023

Pilot Program: Extra Week at Winnebago!

Introducing a pilot program for completing merit badges!  Weeks 3 & 4 at camp, troops can return for a second week of camp for only $225 per scout to finish partial merit badges. Price applies to a second week of camp only.  Units will camp will in the south end of Winnebago. For more information contact us at 973-765-9322 x 225.

2023 Saturday Splash at Camp Wheeler Pool!

2023 Saturday Splash at Camp Wheeler Pool!

Have a pool party this summer with your troop or pack!  We provide the lifeguards, a grill, and the great outdoors. You provide the food and fun! Kids all ages are welcome with parent supervision! Saturday, July 8, 15, 22, and 29th from 5 PM – 8 PM.

Available for group rentals only.  One group per date.  Group rate: $300 for the whole afternoon.  Register at

Open House Success!

Open House Success!

On a beautiful spring weekend, we welcomed more than 70 families to our Cub Scout Day Camp Open Houses. Cub scouts enjoyed a variety of activities, archery, bb guns, painting crafts, and field games, while experiencing a part of a day at summer camp.

Watchung Regional Day Camp Early Drop Off

Watchung Regional Day Camp Early Drop Off

Watchung Day Camp is offering an EARLY DROP OFF option this year!  For only $25 per week, you can drop your camper off at 7:30 am.  To take advantage of this offer, select the Early Drop off option in your registration. If you have already registered and would like to use the Early Drop option, you can use your registration link to select this option.  Call us at 973-765-9322 x 225 for assistance.  Register for camp at

Watchung Nights

Watchung Nights

Looking for more summer fun?  One night a week (during summer camp) we are offering a series of events for cubs and their families- Twilight Hike, Stargazing, and Campfires.  Visit our website for more information at or register at  The fun starts on July 12 at Watchung Reservation Scout Camping Area.  $15 per cub scout, parents and siblings are free.  You do not need to be registered for summer camp to join us for these fun evenings.

Winnebago Family Camping

Winnebago Family Camping

Join us for a fun family camping night at the end of the summer camp season on August 5, 2023.  There will be lots of fun activities for all.  Registration is open at  $45 per person, children under 5 free.

New Eagle Scout Letterman Jacket

New Eagle Scout Letterman Jacket

Show pride in the monumental achievement of becoming an Eagle Scout with our exclusive Eagle Scout Letterman Jacket.

Stylish as it is… or personalize with all your own Scout patches or other achievements! Makes a wonderful award for new Eagles, or a gift for any past Eagle Scout; Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle!

A matching Eagle year patch of your choice* is also available to be custom sewn on.

Stop into the Scout Shop today or order online:

Patriots’ Path Council Awards Celebration – Recap


Over 100 people came out to Winnebago Scout Reservation on Saturday May 6 for the Patriots’ Path Council Awards Celebration.

The council presented the 2023 Silver Beaver Awards along with Trailblazer Awards, Youth Leadership Awards, Venturing Leadership Awards, the PPC Alumnus of the Year Award and the Silver Antelope Award.

There were 22 award recipients in total who were recognized for their contributions to Scouting.

These deserving Scouts and Scouters have made an impact on all levels of Scouting and the council is fortunate to have them as volunteers and youth leaders.



The 2023 Award Recipients:

James Agar
William Debiec
Andy Monka
Gerard Serpico
J. Hamilton Slye
Les Wu
Geoffrey Zoeller

Archer Jones

Jay DeBoey
Jack Flood
Alan Gotliffe
Dianne Hartshorn
Joseph Schott
Glenn Treier

Patrick Bubniak
Ronald “R.J.” Bubnowski, Jr.
Brianna Conlon
Sebastián J. Heredia
Lora Panepinto

Connor Neuhaus
Katherine Smith

Hal Daumé (1942-2022)

PPC Adventures Update 5/18

This past week we had some fun and exciting Scouting adventures.

  • On Tuesday May 9th, 11 Scouts completed the Music Merit Badge under the guidance of MB counselor Deb Minenna.
  • On Saturday May 13th, 11 Scouts finished up their work in the Aviation Merit Badge at Morristown Airport. Tom Flatley was the MB counselor for this exciting program.
  • Also, on Saturday Cub Scouts and their families participated int the For the Birds program at Camp Somers.
  • At Winnebago Saturday two different groups of Scouts completed the Welding Merit Badge under the direction of Charlie Sonzogni.
  • At Winnebago Scouts from Crew 28 Chatham, Troop 53 Fords, and Troop 106 NNJ enjoyed troop shooting at the rifle range.


Check out our website for more PPC Adventures programs.

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Skylands Scouts BSA Spring Camporee Recap

The Skylands District hosted its Spring Scouts BSA Camporee the weekend of April 21-23 at Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation, Camp Somers.  The event was also known as “Scouts BSA Adventure Challenge”.

Approximately one hundred Scouts from ten troops participated in team building exercises and races, testing their skills in problem solving and mystery solving. Scouts had a great time trying activities different from past traditional camporees.