Klondikes – Register / Save the Dates

Your district’s annual Klondike is fast approaching. We’ll have the registration sites open soon. Please see below for the Save the Dates, or if you’d like to register for the Skylands District’s More »

2023 PPC Award Nominations Due This Week!!!

This is a final reminder to submit an award application for deserving Scouts or Scouters who go above and beyond in their dedication to Scouting. Nominations are being accepted for the following More »

EXTENDED: MONTH OF SERVICE

#MonthofService  Based on wanting to give as many units as possible the opportunity to participate, we are extending the service and recognition opportunity through year-end!!  See our PPC Video Series production to More »

2023 National Jamboree Early Bird ends October 31st!!!

Book your spot before by October 31st, to avoid National’s $215 increase! We still have spots open, and it is not too late to register! There are currently timely items for 2023 More »

Mountainside Scout Shop Vacation Dates

Reminder: The Mountainside Scout Shop will be closed beginning August 22, 2022 for vacations. We will reopen on Wednesday September 7, 2022 at 2 PM, when the shop will return to normal More »

Pack 94 (Branchburg) Plastic Bag Challenge

Over the last several months, Cub Scout Pack 94 has partnered with Trex, the maker of composite decking materials.  The company recently held a program in which participants were challenged to collect 500lbs. worth of plastic bags.  The scouts worked hard to meet the challenge by collecting bags from our community and were rewarded after meeting

Fanwood-Scotch Plains Good Scout Awards Dinner

Patriots’ Path Council 4th Annual Fanwood-Scotch Plains Good Scout Awards Dinner The Patriots’ Path Council had their 4th annual Fanwood-Scotch Plains Good Scout Awards dinner on Thursday, June 9th at the Westwood in Garwood. The event had over 100 guests who enjoyed a fun evening with friends, family, and community members celebrating the 2022 honorees:

Elizabeth Coalition Raingutter Regatta

Elizabeth Coalition ScoutReach Pack and Troops 118 The year end program Raingutter Regatta races took place in Elizabeth where Pack 118 and both boys and girl’s troops 118 Elizabeth Coalition had a great time having Pizza, the regatta and a closing program and ceremony. Thank you all who participated and all who helped.  

Summer Camp is Starting Soon

In a few short weeks, our summer camps will be open! Get outdoors and enjoy the many programs we offer for kids grades 2 and up. Our staff is fully trained, background checked, and our lifeguards are certified.  We still have availability at our camps and bus transportation is offered from many locations. For more

Eagle Scout candidate refurbishes her father’s own Eagle project from decades earlier

Troop 19 (Rockaway, NJ) and Patriots’ Path Council’s very own Anika Zoeller is featured in Aaron on Scouting where she and her father, Geoff Zoeller are interviewed about her Eagle Scout project in which she gives her father’s very own Eagle project from 1985 a face lift.   See the full article here. Anika Zoeller’s

Patriots’ Path Pride

Patriots’ Path Pride! Summer is a season of patriotic holidays. Show your Patriots’ Path pride this Summer with a whole new line of exclusive custom PPC collectible merchandise. Branded leather belts, belt buckles, neckerchief slides, lapel pins, challenge coins, and more!  All featuring beautifully colored metalwork of the Patriots’ Patch Council CSP.   Collect them

Spotlight on Service newsletter

The third edition of Spotlight on Service, the Patriots’ Path Council Community Service Committee newsletter, was recently published. Check it out! Spotlight on Service newsletter

Raritan Valley Spring Cub Family Camping

This past weekend, Raritan Valley hosted their Spring Cub Family Camping. With over 360 attendees, Raritan Valley leadership had scouts shooting BBs and archery while holding arts and crafts about the Gold Rush. We want to thank all the units who attended and the leadership that helped make this event a successful one.

Raritan Valley Awards Recognition Dinner

Raritan Valley successfully celebrated its annual awards recognition. The district recognized over 30 unit leaders, presented their Cubmaster and Scoutmaster of the year, 4 District Award of Merit, along with the presentation of Doug Dzwonczyk’s Silver Beaver. We want to congratulate all the honorees and thank everyone who helps the district be successful.

Update: Jockey Hollow Special Needs Fish-O-Ree

Pack and Troop 118 from Central Park School sent a very nice thank you card for putting together their fish-o-ree. We’re happy they all had a nice time.   Sixty students, teachers, and parents from Central Park School participated in this years special needs Fishoree. It was a beautiful day to be outside and at

4th of July Closing

In observance of the holiday Patriots’ Path Council will be closed on Monday July 4th, 2022. This includes the Cedar Knolls Scout Service Center, The Kurland Family Scout Shop and the Mountainside Scout Shop.  

State Police Camporee

New Jersey State Police Camporee huge success! After 5 years and many hours of planning the New Jersey State Police Camporee is back. 4,000 Scouts from all over New Jersey took part, including 800+ from the Patriots’ Path Council. Scouts took part in both static and interactive active activities provided by the New Jersey State

Staff Updates

After 17 years of service, it is with mixed emotions that we announce Al Thomas has decided to spend more time at home in retirement with his wife, Grace, and his daughter Miranda. Al has begun his retirement on June 6. He and his family will continue to reside in Chatham. Al came to the

Regional Day Camp

Bring the Summer heat on! Grades 2 through 5 are welcome to join us this summer at Camp Wheeler for five weeks of fun in the sun. Get ready for archery, boating, mountain biking, fishing, swimming, and a lot more! Bus transportation is available from many locations i  n Morris and Sussex counties. Regional Day Camp brings summer camp to

PPC Adventures – Hooked on Fishing

On Sunday June 5th Patriots Path Council supported the ‘Hooked on Fishing’ program offered by NJ Fish and Wildlife.  About 50 Scouts, and their families enjoyed the morning fishing at Camp Somers, MASR, and Winnebago Scout Reservation.  Paul Minenna and Jay DeBoey were the lead volunteers at the respective locations.  Many fish were caught with

Program Launch for 2022 to 2023 Scouting Year

Program Launch is our first event of the 2022-2023 Scouting year. In the past we have called this the Trade Show of Scouting. Last year, we thought that a Trade Show was thinking too small. We opened the event up to not only our unit leaders, but also to all of our families. Program Launch

Fishawack Cub Circus Camporee A Success!

Fishawack had 372 Cubs and their parents at the Cub Circus Camporee on May 21-22 at Winnebago Scout Reservation. Cubs enjoyed a hot day at camp doing bb, archery, rowboats, fishing and more. Next Fishawack Cub camping event will be the Fall Cubelos on October 22-23, 2022 at Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation.

CPR / Wilderness First Aid Spots Available

There are currently spots available for CPR training on Friday, June 3rd and Wilderness First Aid on Saturday-Sunday, June 4-5.  The cost of the classes for Patriots’ Path Council members is $30 and $70 respectively.  Having a valid CPR certificate is a prerequisite for attending the Wilderness First Aid class.  Click on the Links below

Graduation!

Come on by the Scout Shops to purchase Scouting Graduation Honor Cords. We offer Exclusive Eagle Scout Honor Cords as well as Venturing Summit Honor Cords. They are worn around the neck with the Graduation Gown and feature an award medallion attached to one side. They are a resplendent way to show off your achievements

Camp Staff – Counselors Still Needed

We are still looking for counselors this summer at multiple camp locations. Become a mentor to younger kids and make memories with friends along the way. If your Scout is interested please email [email protected]  

Its Time to Register for Summer Camp!

Bring the Summer heat on! Grades 2 through 5 are welcome to join us this summer at Camp Wheeler for five weeks of fun in the sun. Get ready for archery, boating, mountain biking, fishing, swimming, and a lot more! Bus transportation is available from many locations i  n Morris and Sussex counties. Regional Day Camp brings

2022 Patriots’ Path Council Family 5K Run/Walk is HERE!

GET your running shoes!!   The Patriots’ Path Council 5K is off and running! Units, raise funds that will count towards your units FOS Goal!!   Go to this link and sign up today and run before June 5th: https://scoutingevent.com/358-5K   You can enter your time when you finish your run.   For those not sure how

Westlake Troop 1571 Builds Rain Regatta Boats

In preparation for their raingutter regatta race next week, Troop 1571 of Westlake School builds and paints their boats. Their pinewood derby took place in March and the regatta will be during May. The troop under the leadership of Jeff Shanfield has faced many challenges during COVID, they also had to be moved to another

Calling all current and future Youth Leaders!

NYLT summer courses are here again, and it’s a great opportunity to experience a great leadership training experience. However, YOU MUST ACT SOON! Fees will increase on June 1st. Click Here to Register

Pioneer District 2022 Spring Cub Camporee

The first ever Pioneer District 2022 Spring Cub Camporee was held on Friday, May 13th to Sunday, May 15th. It was held at Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation with 323 youth participants and 18 packs. Participants got to participate in activities such as shooting sports (bb guns and archery), historic hiking, fishing, first aid skills, plant

Woapalanne Lodge OA Upcoming Events Video

With so many different activities every year, its’ hard to keep track of what is next. Connor, Lodge Chief of the Woapalanne Lodge, together with Carson, chapter chief of Aihamikwen chapter help Order of the Arrow members keep track of upcoming activities and events. Woapalanne Lodge OA Upcoming Events Video

National Scout Jamboree June Open House

There are only 14 months left until the Jamboree, and around the country the excitement is building in Scouting!  Scouts in Patriots’ Path Council that have already registered are busy deciding which adventures they will do when they are there.  Pistol, crossbow, black powder rifle, rock climbing, BMX, skateboarding, zip lines, whitewater rafting and canopy

PPC Adventure Programs – Astronomy

Trustee, Kevin Alton, astronomy lover extraordinaire, shares his knowledge of the planets, sun, moon and more to Scouts, at his Astronomy Merit Badge sessions at the PPC Service Center. For more information about how your unit or an individual Scout can participate in PPC Adventure Programs, please visit https://www.ppcadventures.org/ for a listing of new and

4th of July Closure

In observance of the holiday Patriots’ Path Council will be closed on Monday July 4th, 2022. This includes the Cedar Knolls Scout Service Center, The Kurland Family Scout Shop and the Mountainside Scout Shop.  

New Jersey State Police and National Guard Camporee

Please join Patriots’ Path Council and numerous BSA councils across New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York for the 2022 New Jersey State Police Camporee in Sea Girt, NJ on June 3-5, 2022. Exclusive commemorative items for the Camporee can be preordered online at: https://www.ppcoutfitters.com/shop/camporee/50 Purchases can be picked up at the Camporee, the Cedar Knolls Scout

Sea Scouts Open House

Boy Scouts of America for more then 100 years has offered a great program for youth, but did you know we have a nautical program? Sea Scouts is a great opportunity for youth to get out on the high seas! This program not only opens youth eyes to other opportunities, but it also has all

Camp Staff Needed!

We are still looking for counselors this summer at multiple camp locations. Get outdoors! Learn new skills! Get paid! Email Bridget Capen at [email protected]  

Summer Camp is Around the Corner

Spring is officially here, which means summer camp is around the corner. Grades 2 through 5 are welcome to join us this summer at Camp Wheeler for five weeks of fun in the sun. Get ready for archery, boating, fishing, swimming in the pool, and a lot more fun! Bus transportation is available from many locations in Morris and

2022 Spring Membership Drive Video

In 2022, we will be working with all of our Scouting units to ensure that Scouting in all of our communities is more VISIBLE, more INVITING and more FUN! Believe it or not, one of the most common questions we get is “Where is Scouting today?” The key to showcasing Scouting and growing excitement to

Camp Early Bird Discount Ends Soon

The early bird special end date is on the horizon.  We are currently offering a discounted rate for Scouts and non-Scouts, to attend Summer Camp this year.  In case you haven’t heard, camp is back to normal after two long years. So please, don’t let this opportunity pass you by.  Register as soon as possible.

Skylands District Holds First Scouts BSA Spring Camporee

The Skylands District held its first ever Spring Scouts BSA Camporee the weekend of April 22-24, 2022, at Winnebago Scout Reservation in Rockaway Township. The theme of the camporee was first responder/emergency services. Scouts from nine troops got close hands-on demonstrations of first responder life saving equipment and gear. Emergency service units from the following

50% Off – All Popcorn on Sale!

Popcorn is going fast – some products are already sold out! All remaining popcorn is on sale for 50% off the original price.  Sale prices are good while stock remains.  Below are some examples of price reductions: Product Regular Price 50% Off Price Caramel Corn Bag $10.00 $5.00 Summer Roasted MW 14 pack $15.00 $7.50

PPC Adventure Programs for Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA

Scouts BSA Program Opportunities Merit Badges – During the spring we offered a variety of merit badges to Scouts. These included Astronomy, Automotive Maintenance, Electricity, Electronics, Engineering (twice), Plumbing, and Programming.  Almost all merit badge opportunities were sold out and feedback from counselors and participants was excellent! Over the summer we offered Personal Fitness in

Patriots’ Path Council Cub Scout Wins Scout Life Reading Contest

Congratulations to AOL Scout Constantin Bellmann of Pack 182 in Warren for winning first place in the 2021 national Scout Life Reading Contest. Constantin was featured in the May 2022 issue of Scout Life Magazine and was the recipient of a $100 Scout shop gift card. Constantin wrote a 500-word book report on one of

2022 Patriots’ Path Council Awards Celebration

REGISTER NOW FOR THE 2022 PATRIOTS’ PATH COUNCIL AWARDS CELEBRATION MAY 14, 2022 at WINNEBAGO SCOUT RESERVATION Join us in celebrating some of the best in Scouting.  We will be presenting the 2022 SILVER BEAVER AWARDS, TRAILBLAZER AWARDS, YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS, COUNCIL ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR AWARD, TORCH OF GOLD AWARD, and VENTURING LEADERSHIP AWARDS. Please plan

Early Bird Deadline for NYLT Summer courses:

Calling all current and future Youth Leaders! NYLT summer courses are here again, and it’s a great opportunity to experience a great leadership training experience. YOU MUST ACT SOON! Early Bird for June/July course ends on May 1st. To register, click here: https://scoutingevent.com/358-NYLT2022

2022 Patriots’ Path Council Family 5K Run/Walk

Join us during May 23—June 5, 2022, for this year’s 5K Run/Walk. You can choose when and where you wish to participate. Invite your family and friends. Scout units can make a fun day event and help raise funds for Patriots’ Path Council. Funds raised by a unit will count towards their FOS goal! All

Venturing Officers Association Elections Planned

The Venturing Officers Association was created late last year with a temporary set of officers. In order to formally establish a slate of officers that will go on to serve a one-year term, the Patriots’ Path Council VOA will hold elections on May 10, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. at the PPC Service Center in Cedar

Cub Scouts Learn About Backyard Birds

On Saturday, April 9, 2022, Cub Scouts and families participated in a fun adventure to discover the birds in their backyard. Included in each session was a discussion of local birds, a snack, and the opportunity to build either a bird feeder or a birdhouse kit. A total of 56 Scouts and siblings accompanied by

Registration Continues for Awards Celebration

Patriots’ Path Council will be presenting the 2022 Silver Beaver Awards at its awards celebration on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Winnebago Scout Reservation. The council also will be presenting the Trailblazer Awards, Youth Leadership Awards, Council Alumnus of the Year Award, Torch of Gold Award  – and just added – Venturing Leadership Awards. Please

Fishawack District Plans Cub Scout Camporee

The Fishawack Cub Circus Spring Camporee will be held May 21-22, 2022, at Winnebago Scout Reservation. Activities expected to include BB, archery, rowboats, fishing, Cubmobile, bouldering wall, obstacle course, fly casting instruction and recycling raingutter regatta. Registration opens April 22 and closes May 12. For additional information, click here. To register, click here.

NYLT Registration For the August Course is Extended to July 15th.

Troop Scoutmasters, do you have new youth leaders this year? Do you wish your youth leaders had great training just in time for summer camp? Do you wish you could get the patrol method working the way it should? Well, you’re in good hands when you have your youth leaders sign up and attend this

Part-Time Sales Associate Needed for Scout Shops

Patriots’ Path Council is seeking a part-time sales associate (12-21 hours per week) for its Kurland Family Scout Shop in Cedar Knolls and its Mountainside Scout Shop. PPC is offering an outstanding opportunity for a motivated part-time sales associate in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment. Open to all experience levels. Job Overview: Contributes to the successful daily

Counselor Training Offered for New Merit Badge

Patriots’ Path Council will be offering two live Citizenship in Society merit badge counselor training sessions via Zoom. Participation in this training is required in order to be approved as a merit badge counselor for the new merit badge. Training sessions are offered on the following dates: Monday, April 18, 2022, at 8 p.m.: https://247scouting.com/forms/358-CitizenshipSocietyMB418

Raritan Valley District Has First Female Eagle Scout

On January 12, 2022, Preya Majmundar became Raritan Valley’s first female Scout to have her Eagle Scout board of review. Preya’s project was to improve the outside of Edison VFW Memorial Post 3117. She added a new flagpole, repaired bricks, added a light to illuminate the flag, and weeded around the cutout and the sign.