Klondikes – (Registration is almost closed)

Klondike Derbies are a great opportunity to get outside in the winter months. Not only do they allow our Scouts that winter experience, but they also allow them to compete against other 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 »

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.

Summer Camp Season Coming Soon

The heat is on … well kind of sort of.  The early bird deadline for summer fun is quickly approaching.  Whether you are rowing at Winnebago, shooting at Somers, or enjoying the whirlwind of activities at Wheeler, be sure to take advantage of this sizzling summer saving! Busing is available for Camp Somers and Camp

Camping Early Bird Special Ends May 1

A new video is now available on YouTube. The video focuses on day camp at Camp Wheeler and the early bird special for registration. The early bird special ends on May 1, 2022. Click here to view the new video. For more information, click here.  

Start Thinking About Spring Recruiting

As Patriots’ Path Council finishes up the recharter season, it is now time to start thinking about spring recruiting. Many of the council’s Scout families, especially at the kindergarten and first-grade age, are looking for an opportunity to join. Scouting is a great family program, and now is the time to invite them to join.

Deadline Approaching for State Police Camporee

Calling all Scouts BSA units! The 2022 New Jersey State Police and National Guard Camporee, expected to be the largest regional Scouting activity in the entire country, is scheduled for June 3-5, 2022. The registration deadline is April 15, 2022, and the event coordinators are requesting that units initiate registrations as soon as possible so

Registration Open for PPC Awards Celebration

On Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Winnebago Scout Reservation in Rockaway Township, Patriots’ Path Council will present the 2022 Silver Beaver Awards. The council also will present the Trailblazer Awards, Youth Leadership Awards, Council Alumnus of the Year Award and the Torch of Gold Award. Please plan to come out and honor these dedicated volunteers

Scholarship Opportunities Offered to Eagles

A variety of scholarship opportunities are available for Eagle Scouts in the Patriots’ Path Council. These opportunities include: Patriots’ Path Council Eagle Scout Merit Scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior or an undergraduate college student not beyond his or her junior year.  All applicants must be an Eagle Scout registered with the

Camp Scholarship Program Deadline Extended

The Thomas A. Pepe Adventureship application deadline for scholarships for camp programs has been extended to May 15, 2022. If you know anyone in your unit who may need assistance with sending a Scout to camp this summer, please click here. Every Scout should have a chance to experience summer camp and Patriots’ Path Council

Openings Still Available for Sea Base in August

Patriots’ Path Council currently has five openings for Sea Base, which include two adult spots. With deadlines coming soon for airline and touring, PPC is looking to fill the spots ASAP! Click here to register. Please feel free to pass this opportunity to any eligible Scout at least 13 years old and completed the eighth

Camps Gearing Up for Summer of Adventure

Patriots’ Path Council’s early-bird pricing for camping is still in effect. The council has camp options for youth of all ages. Camp Wheeler, Watchung Reservation and Johnson Park are geared toward grades two through five, offering a day camp program that includes hiking, fishing and crafts just to name a few activities. Johnson Park Day

Registration Open for Skylands Spring Cub Camporee

Register now for the new Skylands District 2022 Spring Cub Family Camporee, scheduled to run Friday, May 6, through Sunday, May 8, 2022, at Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation, Camp Somers. Packs are welcome to camp out Friday and Saturday night, or only one night if preferred. This year’s theme will be conservation. Spend a weekend

Pioneer District Hosts Chess Tournament

The Pioneer District Scouts BSA Chess Tournament has held on Saturday, March 26, 2022. It was held at the Cranford Community Center with 30 youth participants. The event was also used as a recruiting event as half of the participants were non-Scouts. The top three winners of the tournament were Paul Mild (1st), Paul Rinaldi

Fishawack District to Honor Its Finest on May 17

Fishawack’s Finest Fellowship Dinner will be held on May 17, 2022, at the Hanover Manor in East Hanover. Fishawack packs, troops and crews are encouraged to honor one of their volunteers with the Fishawack’s Finest award. Nominations and registration are open at https://scoutingevent.com/358-FSHNominations

New Video Focuses on the Yo-Yo

A new video is now available on YouTube. This preview adventure gives Cub Scouts the opportunity to learn the concepts that make a yo-yo work and the basic physics of a pendulum. To view the video, click here. Visit ppcbsa.org/yo-yo for more information.

Newsletter Highlights Community Service

The second edition of Spotlight on Service, the Patriots’ Path Council Community Service Committee newsletter, was recently published. Click on the pages below to view the newsletter.

Honor Your Eagle With a Unique Gift

Honor your Eagle Scout with a stunning mahogany box with Eagle top and engravable plate available for $49.99 at the Kurland Family Scout Shop in Cedar Knolls and at the Mountainside Scout Shop. The box is a beautiful gift for the Eagle Scout in your life. It looks wonderful sitting on a bedroom bureau or

Ukrainian Catholic Church Welcomes PPC Scouts

On Sunday, March 13, 2022, the Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Catholic Church, Hillside, in Union County, New Jersey, was blessed and honored to have more than 35 Scouts BSA youth and adult leaders from Patriots’ Path Council, BSA, participating in the celebration of the Divine Liturgy and praying for Ukraine during this very difficult time. Scouts

Units March in St. Patrick’s Day Parade

On Saturday, March 19, 2022, Patriots’ Path Council participated in the Morris County St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Morristown. Four troops and five packs participated, totaling about 100 Scouts and families. The weather was great, and everyone enjoyed the pipe bands, the Irish dancers and the firetrucks! Participating units: Troop 34 Morristown Troop 340, Morristown

Cub Scouts Look to the Stars During Program

On Friday, March 18, 2022, about 60 Cub Scouts and their families participated in an evening star gazing event at Camp Somers at Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation. The event was the initial activity sponsored by Patriots Path Council Adventure Programs. Tim Carroll served as the “astronomer” and provided a fun lecture on the night sky.

Deadline for Skylands District Award Nominations is April 5

The Skylands District will be honoring Scouters who go above and beyond in their service to Scouting at its awards recognition ceremony at the Club at Picatinny Arsenal on Wednesday evening, May 18, 2022. Submit your suggestions for the Skylands Superstar Award, unit leader specific awards as well as the District Award of Merit nomination

Munsee District Holds Final Volunteer Recognition

On Saturday, March 5, 2022, the Munsee District conducted its final volunteer recognition breakfast. There were over 100 people in attendance as volunteers were recognized for their hard work and dedication to Scouting. Four Scouters received the Munsee District Award of Merit – Lea Sheridan and Hattie Warren for 2020, and Matthew Dohn and Robert

Camp 2022 – Back to Normal

Patriots’ Path Council is pleased to share that New Jersey summer camps will return to pre-COVID-19 operations for the 2022 season. Governor Phil Murphy issued an Executive Order terminating the Public Health Emergency effective March 7, 2022. As a result of NJ Camp’s advocacy efforts, Governor Murphy has made specific reference in that Executive Order

Camping Season is Just Around the Corner

Spring over to Patriots’ Path Council’s camping page to get early bird specials for your Scout. Hurry, pricing ends midnight May 1. Camp programs are available for all ages and offer a wide variety of programs making learning fun and easy. Choose your adventure! Mark your calendars for Beaver Day on April 23 at Mount Allamuchy

Venturing Program Uniforms Available at Scout Shops

Venturing is a wonderful BSA program for males and females, aged 14-21, to get more out of the Scouting experience and continue the high adventure into young adulthood. PPC is proud to support its Venturing crews, and you will now find the complete array of men’s and women’s uniform sizes stocked at the Kurland Family

Scouting Forward Reception Planned May 3

The Patriots’ Path Council is inviting you to hear Jack Ciattarelli’s story and his forecast for the next four years at the 2022 Scouting Forward reception at the Canoe Brook Country Club, 1108 Morris Turnpike, Summit. The event will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, starting at 6 p.m. with Bart Oates as the

2022 Eagle Recognition to be Held May 12

You’re invited to Patriots’ Path Council’s 2022 Eagle Scout Recognition and Reunion Dinner, where the council will be honoring the Eagle Scout Class of 2021 and the 2022 Hall of Fame honorees. The dinner will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at Olde Mill Inn in Basking Ridge. The Hall of Fame and general

Scout Groups Rally Together to Help Ukraine

An emergency response is being coordinated by the World Organization of the Scout Movement together with the World Scout Foundation and in close collaboration with our Eurasia and European Scouting Regions and the National Organization of the Scouts of Ukraine (NOSU) to respond to the unfolding conflict situation in Ukraine which is impacting millions of

New Merit Badge Required for Eagle After June 30

Beginning July 1, 2022, the Citizenship in Society merit badge will be required for any youth seeking to achieve the Eagle Scout rank. Any Scout who has not completed all rank requirements for Eagle, including Scoutmaster conference, by June 30, 2022, will be required to earn the Citizenship in Society badge to earn Scouting’s highest rank.

Staff Changes Recently Announced

The Patriots’ Path Council has some recent and upcoming staff changes to announce to its volunteers. Please click on the image below for details about these updates.

Registration Open For Skylands Scouts BSA Camporee

The Skylands District Scouts BSA Spring Camporee will take place at Winnebago Scout Reservation, Friday, April 22 through Sunday, April 24, 2022. This year’s theme is First Responder/Emergency Services. Emergency service units from the area will showcase their equipment and answer questions on their roles in the community saving lives. The New Jersey State Forest

New YouTube Video Focuses on NYLT

Check out the new video created, directed and acted by some of Patriots’ Path Council’s NYLT staff members. Click here to view. NYLT is a rigorous youth leadership training program that provides skills for life and is designed to benefit and enhance the leadership teams of troops, ships and Venture crews. It is fun, challenging

Troop 1571 Holds Pinewood Derby Races

Troop 1571, which is sponsored by the Westlake School and run by Jeff Shanfield, conducted its 2022 Pinewood Derby races this week. The troop has 15 youth and is part of the Patriots’ Path Council Jockey Hollow district.  

2022 Award Recipients Announced at Annual Meeting

During the council annual meeting on February 28, PPC’s 2022 award recipients were announced. Congratulations to the following individuals for their dedication to Scouting. The Silver Beaver Award The Silver Beaver Award is given for noteworthy service of exceptional character to youth by registered Scouters within the territory under the jurisdiction of the Patriots’ Path

Early Bird Camping Deals Still Available

The early bird catches the worm, and Patriots’ Path Council’s early bird camping deals are still in effect. Trailblazer Day Camp choices range from day camp and a residential option to Adventure Week. Camp Wheeler Day Camp is filled with all kinds of Scout fun for younger camps. Get your discount today! For information on

Spring Camporee Season Kicks Off in March

Spring starts on March 20, 2022, so PPC Scouts will kick off the spring camporee season in March this year. Spring camporees are another great opportunity to get Scouts outdoors. Here is a list of upcoming opportunities: Raritan Valley Scouts BSA Camporee: March 25-27 Cub Scouts Camporee: June 3-5 Skylands Scouts BSA Camporee: April 22-24

Morris Scout Units Invited to Participate in Parade

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Morristown will be stepping off at noon sharp on Saturday, March 12, 2022, and all Morris County Patriots’ Path Council Scout units are invited to participate. The parade begins at the Morristown Town Hall at 200 South Street (opposite Kings). The parade route itself is about 1 mile from

Flintlocks Help Joe Schott Celebrate 100th Birthday

The Flintlocks celebrated Joe Schott’s 100th birthday on Thursday, February 17, 2022. Joe has been active in this volunteer group for 33 years since retiring from Bells Labs. He recruited many of his friends to join, and even a few relatives. Joe is a Navy World War II veteran; he helped prepare the ships for

Register Now for 2023 National Jamboree

Registration is now open! Get ready for the 2023 National Scout Jamboree planned July 18-28, 2023, at Summit Bechtel High Adventure Base in West Virginia. Depart July 18, 2023, by coach bus, stop overnight on the way, and get to the Jamboree on July 19. Scouts, Venturers and Sea Scouts ages 12-17 can attend; troop

National Retires Space Derby Program

Unfortunately, due to ongoing supply chain issues, Space Derby kits were eliminated by the supplier, and after reviewing membership participation over the last several years, the decision to retire the Space Derby program has been made by National. If a pack or den is planning a Space Derby event, there is still inventory at the

Fishawack District Plans Pinewood Derby

The Fishawack District Pinewood Derby will be held Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Patriots’ Path Council Service Center, 1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls. Cost is $15 to participate. The derby is open to any Cub Scout who came in first, second or third for their rank at their pack’s Pinewood Derby. Registration opens April 1;

Save the Date for Family 5K Run/Walk

Join Patriots’ Path Council from May 23 to June 5, 2022, for this year’s Patriot Family 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