Category: Featured

Inaugural Class of Female Eagle Scouts

Join us in celebrating the inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts on February 21 at 8 p.m. on YouTube and Facebook Live. Over the coming weeks we’ll also be posting content that helps promote the event, but also celebrates the

Eagle Scout Rescues Trapped SUV Crash Victim

On January 7, two Paramus police officers rescued a trapped driver whose SUV crashed on Route 17. One of the police officers was Nicholas Perna, Eagle Scout Class of 2007, Troop 186, Raritan Valley District. The driver’s vehicle ended up

Order Online for Scout Shop Pick-Up

Are you ready to get your unit’s advancement order? Let us help! Please use this link below to fill out an online order form. When you submit, it will come directly to us, we’ll get your order together and let

Proposed Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Merit Badge Delayed

The introduction of the proposed Diversity, Equity and Inclusion merit badge is being delayed to allow for the careful consideration and evaluation of feedback received from a wide variety of commenters on the draft requirements. Until further notice, all Scouts

Pre-Order Pinewood Derby Emblems Now

Getting ready for the big race? Don’t forget to order your 2021 Pinewood Derby emblems. Contact Wayne at the Mountainside Scout Shop or Steve at the Kurland Family Scout Shop in Cedar Knolls to place your order. They can also

Limited Extensions Available to Earn Eagle Rank

Effective January 1, 2021, local councils will have the authority to grant limited extensions of time to complete Eagle, Quartermaster or Summit requirements. These extensions are available only to youth members who qualify under the three tests listed on BSA

PPC Collects More Than 2,000 Toys for Toys for Tots

Thank you to everyone in Patriots’ Path Council who donated to the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. “Even though we were limited to only collecting at the Scout Shops this year, we collected the most toys ever,” said

Watchung Reservation Available for Outdoor Meetings

Gov. Phil Murphy’s Executive Order No. 196 set a limit on indoor gatherings to 10 people or less.  That has created a dilemma for most Scout units, as they are now unable to hold meetings indoors, except by den or

Be Sure to Designate a Primary Unit for Registration

A Reminder from Council Registrar Mike Wellech: As a reminder to everyone, you can register in as many traditional units as you’d like, but you only pay once, annually. As the volunteer participating in multiple units, it is your responsibility

Scouts BSA Face Masks Now Available

Purchase your Scouts BSA face masks now! The reusable/washable masks are available for $5.49 each. The masks have two layers of protection and elastic straps/trim, and one size fits most. Less than 100 masks left! For more information, click here.