Scoutbook Expert to Present Training

On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, from 8 to 10 p.m., members of the Patriots’ Path Council will have the opportunity to hear from a leading national expert on using Scoutbook. The live More »

National Recruitment Webinar Planned July 9

A national recruitment webinar titled “Tech Hacks – Making BeAScout and Online Registration Work for You” will be presented Thursday, July 9, 2020, at 8 p.m. The webinar is for unit leaders, commissioners, More »

Den Chief Training Offered to Scouts

The August 30 session of Den Chief training will take place via teleconference from 1 to 4 p.m. Information will be sent to the registration contact prior to the start of the More »

NYLT Now Accepting Registrations for November Program

Patriot Path is still accepting registrations for the National Youth Leadership Training program (NYLT) in November. The dates are Nov. 6-8 and Nov. 13-15, and the program will be held at Winnebago More »

New Scouts BSA Adult Training Available August 3

A new online Scouts BSA training for adult positions has been developed by the National office and will be available on August 3. If you are currently in the middle of completing More »

Munsee District Community Service at the Klondike

During the Klondike held on February 8, 2020, we had almost full participation in the food drive and collected close to 1,600 food items that were split between four local food pantries. We also collected 299 pairs of socks.  All the women’s and children’s socks went to Turning Point shelter in Irvington. The men’s socks

Raritan Valley District Awards Breakfast

Raritan Valley District Awards Breakfast Saturday, March 21, 2020, 8:30 AM TO 11:00 AM New Location Pluckemin Presbyterian Church 279 Route 202/206, Pluckemin This is a great opportunity for fellowship with great food. Price: $20 per person prior to March 2nd $25 per person March 2nd through March 16th Breakfast Registration closes March 16th Click here to register.

Catholic Scout Awards & 2020 Award Recipients

Scouting BSA is another way to help Catholic youth do their duty to God and to their country. Scouting builds character and teaches devotion to God in an environment that provides wholesome fun under the guidance of strong adult role models. Through the various awards, emblems and patches, it is the desire and hope of

Electives Extravaganza 2020

The Electives Extravaganza is a full day of activities based on elective adventures in your Cub Scout handbook. Scouts will work on up to four (4) elective adventures during four sessions, with one hour for lunch. Almost all activities are rank specific, but some are just for fun. You may only choose Archery or BB Shooting

Cub Scouts Start Your Engines

With March comes District Pinewood Derbies. Munsee District, Raritan Valley District and Watchung Mountain District are recruiting pack Pinewood Derby winners to compete in their district derby. Munsee District will be holding its Pinewood Derby on Saturday, March 21, 2020, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Thomas Deverin Community Center located at 100 Cooke Ave.

Raritan Valley Cub Camporee

The Raritan Valley District is planning a rootin, tootin return to the Wild West for its spring 2020 Cub Family Camporee. Winnebago Scout Reservation will be the site of this wild, Wild West weekend. Many activities are planned around the Old West theme including archery, BB guns, boating, field games, fishing, crafts, campfire entertainment and

Districts Planning Spring Cub Camporees

The Munsee District Spring 2020 Cubelos is scheduled for the weekend of June 5-7, 2020, at Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation. Trish Plummer will be chairing the event. Volunteers are needed to help plan, organize and run the event. If you are interested in being a part of the Cubelos committee, please reach out to [email protected]

Down To the Sea We Go

The Watchung Mountain District is sponsoring a Cardboard Regatta open to ALL troops in the Patriots’ Path Council. The details are: Date:          April 5, 2020 Time:          1 to 4 p.m. Location:   Berkeley Aquatics (629 Central Avenue, New Providence, N.J.) Cost:          $15 per boat   The Cardboard Regatta is an inter-patrol competition for Scouts BSA members

Munsee District Scouts BSA Klondike Results

Saturday, February 8, 2020, dawned as a cold, clear, sunny day as 184 Scouts BSA youth descended on the Watchung Reservation to test their cold-weather skills. The Scouts practiced their skills at astronomy, cooking, rope whip and fuse, while dragging their Nordic sled and equipment from station to station. At the end of the day

Springtime Recruitment

Springtime is a great time to recruit new Scouts to your unit. Most youth are looking for something new and exciting to do after winter. Whether you’re a troop planning a camping trip or a pack preparing for a Pinewood Derby, springtime is essential for growth in your unit, and the membership committee is ready

Watchung Mountain Klondike Derby Results

Saturday January 25, 2020, dawned as a cold, rainy day that was anything but the best of conditions for a Klondike derby yet more than 330 Scouts BSA members, Webelos and AOL Scouts gathered in the Watchung Reservation to test their skills in first aid, compass and orienteering, survival, preparedness, lashing and knots and fire

Patriot Family 5K Run/Walk

Join us for the third annual Patriot Family 5K Run/Walk. Click here for the flyer.

2021 National Jamboree Registration Open

Be the first to signup your Scout for an experience of their lifetime! With only 140 youth spots available, be sure to reserve your spot today! All registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis.  A waiting list will become available automatically when spots are sold out.  https://ppcbsa.org/2021jambo For eligible Scouts BSA youth at least 12

Black River / Fishawack Webelos First Aid Rally

The Black River /Fishawack Webelos First Aid Rally was held at Camp Somers on Saturday February 8th.  A total of over 50 Webelos and their adult partners attended the event.  The youth were trained in their ‘first responder’ requirements and provided with additional first aid and CPR training.  The adults were certified in First aid

Patriots’ Path Council Sea Scout Bulletin

Now is a great time to get involved with Sea Scouts.  Our programs run year-round and we’re currently preparing our 2020 calendar of events in and around the water.  In addition to weekend trips and the summer long cruise, there will be activities focused on water safety, small boat sailing, navigation and maritime career opportunities.

Raritan Valley District Annual Meeting

Raritan Valley District held its annual meeting on February 5, 2020, at Pluckemin Presbyterian Church. Pictured from left are Mike O’Shea, district vice chair, talent management; Karen Gough, district chair; David Robbins, district vice chair, membership and relationships;  Patriots’ Path Council Board Member Wayne Hampton, who inducted district officers; and Hamilton Slye, district vice chair,

Watchung Mountain District Annual Meeting

Board Member and Watchung Mountain District Chair Jack Flood lead the Watchung Mountain District annual meeting and recognition dinner. Seventy-five Scouters were present at the event, which was held February 6, 2020, at Shackamaxon Country Club.  Rick Jurgens, roundtable commissioner, was awarded the Distinguished Commissioner Honor. Judy Joshua was made a James E. West Fellow

Rutgers Geology Museum Offers Programs for Scouts

Plan an outing for your troop or pack to Rutgers Geology Museum, 85 Somerset St., New Brunswick, N.J. 08901. The museum offers geology merit badge and fun patch programs; tours, field trips and birthday parties also are options for visits. For more information, visit https://geologymuseum.rutgers.edu

New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat

Join Patriots’ Path Council for a night of NBA action when the New York Knicks take on the Miami Heat on Sunday, April 5 at 5 p.m. at Madison Square Garden. Tickets start at $92. To purchase tickets, visit https://fevo.me/3aOH8xA If you would like to purchase 12 or more tickets, contact Frank Coppola at 212-631-5262

New York Rangers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

Join Patriots’ Path Council for a night of NHL hockey when the New York Rangers take on the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday, March 24 at 7 p.m. at Madison Square Garden. Tickets start at $87. To purchase tickets, visit https://fevo.me/311uLtF If you would like to purchase 12 or more tickets, contact Frank Coppola at

Traditional Earth Skills

Traditional Earth Skills is accepting reservations for its Lenape artifacts and wilderness skills workshops that are available to Scout groups in north and central New Jersey. Mike Dennis, education specialist, recently noted that he had email trouble in the fall and is asking anyone who inquired about the programs and did not receive a response

Mets Scout Day

Join Patriots’ Path Council and the N.Y. Mets at Citi Field for Scout Day 2020 on Sunday, May 3, when the Mets take on the Atlanta Braves beginning at 1:10 p.m. All Scouts in attendance will receive a limited-edition Mets Scout Day Patch. In addition, all Scouts and leaders in uniform will be invited onto

Annual Scout Weekend at Shawnee Mountain

Shawnee Mountain will hold its 30th annual Scout Weekend on March 14 and 15, 2020. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, rain or shine. No minimums required; buy for the whole troop or just your family. Upgrade your Scout Weekend lift ticket to include snowtubing; available day-of at

The Sky’s the Limit at The Franklin Institute

From its unforgettable overnight experiences to its extraordinary group visits, The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pa., works hard to make sure Scout groups always have an amazing experience. Space-themed activities are always popular at the museum, and The Franklin Institute has all levels of Scouting covered. Activities include: Fels Planetarium – On a daily basis,

Cub Scout Winter Shooting Sports Event

Munsee District will host a winter Cub Scout BB shooting sports event Feb. 22 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation Dining Hall, 750 Waterloo Road, Stanhope, N.J. 07874. Range shooting times will be given on a first-come, first-served basis as registrations are received. This is a great opportunity for

New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat

Join Patriots’ Path Council for a night of NBA action when the New York Knicks take on the Miami Heat on Sunday, April 5 at 5 p.m. at Madison Square Garden. Tickets start at $92. To purchase tickets, visit https://fevo.me/3aOH8xA If you would like to purchase 12 or more tickets, contact Frank Coppola at 212-631-5262

New York Rangers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

Join Patriots’ Path Council for a night of NHL hockey when the New York Rangers take on the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday, March 24 at 7 p.m. at Madison Square Garden. Tickets start at $87. To purchase tickets, visit https://fevo.me/311uLtF If you would like to purchase 12 or more tickets, contact Frank Coppola at

2020 Electives Extravaganza

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Devils Scout Night with Photography Merit Badge Workshop

  Come out and enjoy a night with family and friends for Scout Night when the New Jersey Devils take on the Columbus Blue Jackets Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. at Prudential Center in Newark. Tickets will sell fast so be sure to purchase ASAP using the following link: https://fevo.me/patriotpath Patriots’ Path Council photography merit

Munsee District to Host Chess Tournament

Munsee District will host a chess tournament on Feb. 22, 2020. Cost is $15 per participant. It is open to both Scouts and non Scouts. The tournament will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave., Cranford, N.J. Registration is $15; note that this is a non-rated

Munsee District Webelos Klondike Derby

The Munsee District Klondike is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. The event will be held in the Watchung Reservation in Mountainside, N.J., from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Webelos will then have the opportunity to visit the other event sites. Registration closes Feb. 2, 2020. Register at: https://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2575968

Den Chief Training

One of the best helpers for a Cub Scout den leader or Webelos leader is a den chief, a Scout who can help with activities, advancement, ceremonies, crafts and other den events. And the best den chief is one who has attended Den Chief training to learn about games, songs, tricks, puzzles and other things

Sussex District Klondike

On the weekend of Jan. 24-26, 2020, the Sussex District Klondike was held at Winnebago Scout Reservation.  Approximately 300 Scouts, adult leaders and staff participated in the event. Sixteen troops attended. The weather did not cooperate and Klondike competition was suspended after noon.  Most troops remined on site and attended the dinner and “campfire” in

Black River District Klondike

The Black River Klondike was held at Camp Akelaland Trexler Scout Reservation on the weekend of Jan. 24-26, 2020.  More than 500 Scouts, adult leaders and staff attended the Klondike, with 29 troops from Black River, Fishawack and out of council participating. Unfortunately, the rains came and made operations difficult.  In spite of the weather,

Shawnee Mountain Lift Tickets

Last call for the one set of two Shawnee Mountain lift tickets that is still available. The tickets are valued at up to $68 each. Tickets expire March 14. Visit https://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2606292 to purchase.

Scout Events at Shawnee Mountain

Shawnee Mountain will continue to offer great events for Scouts of all ages in 2020, including its fourth annual Super Scout Sunday on Feb. 2 and its 30th annual Scout Weekend on March 14 and 15. The fourth annual Super Scout Sunday on Feb. 2 will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets

2020 Friends of Scouting

The following units have conducted their 2020 FOS presentation: District Packs Troops Crews Black River                   31 36 47 49 50 99 133 147 150 159 19 49 53 54LC 113 139 147 163 555   50 156                 Fishawack

Mets Scout Day

Join Patriots’ Path Council and the N.Y. Mets at Citi Field for Scout Day 2020 on Sunday, May 3, when the Mets take on the Atlanta Braves beginning at 1:10 p.m. All Scouts in attendance will receive a limited-edition Mets Scout Day Patch. In addition, all Scouts and leaders in uniform will be invited onto

Rutgers Geology Museum Offers Programs for Scouts

Plan an outing for your troop or pack to Rutgers Geology Museum, 85 Somerset St., New Brunswick, N.J. 08901. The museum offers geology merit badge and fun patch programs; tours, field trips and birthday parties also are options for visits. For more information, visit https://geologymuseum.rutgers.edu

Scout Appreciation at Medieval Times

Medieval Times invites all Scouts to the castle in Lyndhurst for feasting and fun! As honored guests, Scouts and troop leaders receive a special rate, starting at $35.95, on select dates. Upcoming date is March 22. Tickets include the two-hour tournament and four-course feast. Medieval Times also offers a special discount rate for Scouts throughout

The Franklin Institute’s Camp-In

Have you ever wanted to sleep below a giant heart or enjoy a private IMAX show? If so, The Franklin Institute’s Camp-In is the perfect sleepover event for children ages 6-13 and provides an unforgettable experience for families, Scout troops, school groups, birthday parties and more! For these special events, the museum lets attendees take

Pinewood Derby Champ Camp

Start your engines!! February 1 is our Pinewood Derby Champ Camp! Stop by the Cedar Knolls Scout Shop between 9am and 3 pm to get tips and tricks on building/tuning your car. Afterwards, race it on our test track to see how fast it goes. Be sure to check out our new accessories including emergency

Shawnee Mountain Lift Tickets

One set of two Shawnee Mountain ski lift tickets is still available. Tickets are valued at up to $68 each. Tickets expire March 14. https://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2606292

Mets Scout Day

Join Patriots’ Path Council and the N.Y. Mets at Citi Field for Scout Day 2020 on Sunday, May 3, when the Mets take on the Atlanta Braves beginning at 1:10 p.m. All Scouts in attendance will receive a limited-edition Mets Scout Day Patch. In addition, all Scouts and leaders in uniform will be invited onto

Whitewater Challengers Cub-O-Ree

A Cub-O-Ree featuring camping and other activities in the Poconos in Pennsylvania will be held April 17-19. The event is sponsored by Whitewater Challengers and Patriots’ Path Council, BSA. The cost is $49 per person and activities include two nights camping, a tour of the historic Eckley Miners’ Village, Saturday bag lunch, geocaching site, nature

Whitewater Challengers Raft-O-Ree

Whitewater Challengers and Patriots’ Path Council, BSA, will sponsor a Raft-O-Ree weekend April 17-19 in the Poconos in Pennsylvania. Cost is $70 per person and the weekend includes Friday and Saturday night camping, Saturday rafting on the Lehigh River, Saturday river lunch, Saturday evening entertainment, and a free Scout patch and certificate of achievement. Optional

Rutgers Geology Museum – Programs for Scouts

Plan an outing for your troop or pack at Rutgers Geology Museum, 85 Somerset St., New Brunswick, N.J. 08901. The museum offers geology merit badge and fun patch programs as well. Tours, field trips and birthday parties are also options for visits. For information, visit www.Geologymuseum.rutgers.edu   (Rutgers Geology Museum is a paid advertiser of

Traditional Earth Skills

Traditional Earth Skills is accepting reservations for its Lenape artifacts and wilderness skills workshops that are available to Scout groups in north and central New Jersey. Mike Dennis, education specialist, recently noted that he had email trouble in the fall and is asking anyone who inquired about the programs and did not receive a response

Scout Appreciation at Medieval Times

Medieval Times invites all Scouts to the castle in Lyndhurst for feasting and fun! As honored guests, Scouts and troop leaders receive a special rate, starting at $35.95, on select dates.   Upcoming dates are Feb. 23 and March 22. Tickets include the two-hour tournament and four-course feast. Medieval Times also offers a special discount

The Franklin Institute Camp-In

Have you ever wanted to sleep below a giant heart or enjoy a private IMAX show? If so, The Franklin Institute’s Camp-In is the perfect sleepover event for children ages 6-13 and provides an unforgettable experience for families, Scout troops, school groups, birthday parties and more! For these special events, the museum lets attendees take