July 20, 2020 - UPDATE

Patriots’ Path Council Volunteers and Families:

We appreciate everyone’s patience and continued participation with Scouting. The volunteers and staff of Patriots’ Path Council have been continuing to create program opportunities to serve our Scouts during this challenging time.

We have several summer camping options below, so please take a full read through this communication! 

Stay tuned for our Cub Scout Backyard Challenge, which will launch after our day camp programs wind down over the next few weeks.

In the meantime, please consider joining us at Winnebago Scout Reservation for our Drive-Up Movie event to help support our COVID-19 relief fund!  The date is Wednesday, July 29, and tickets are $25 per car (up to five attendees). You can register for the summer fun that will feature "Jurassic Park" by clicking:

Families and leaders – please click on this short video to view an important message about fall fundraising opportunities. The link to register is in the video and can also be accessed at https://scoutingevent.com/358-PopTrain  

·          Cub Scout Day Camps have been going great at Camp Wheeler and are set to launch at Watchung Reservation. There are still a few spots left in our upcoming sessions, so please consider registering today at https://www.ppccubscoutcamps.org/

·          PPC Outdoor Academy has been a great success with more than 1,200 Scouts BSA members taking one or more merit badges. PPC Outdoor Academy provides a full catalog of merit badges, with limited seats available for our final two sessions. You can still register your Scout at: https://www.ppcoutdooracademy.org/home

·          Day programs are available during the weekday and weekend at Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation. Troops can participate in programs such as shooting sports, scoutcraft and backwoods engineering, as well as fishing and boating. Troop can also design their own program. Packs and dens can participate in various programs offered or design their own program. For a complete list of available programs offered for weekend and week day, please visit https://www.ppccubscoutcamps.org/year-round-activities . All reservations are made through Tom Stoddard at 973-765-9322, ext. 413.

·          Take a break from the long hours of sitting indoors at the computer and get outdoors this summer for family camping weekends at Winnebago Scout Reservation. Explore hiking trails around camp, spend an afternoon fishing, and make lifelong memories around the campfire. For less than $10 a person, the whole family can enjoy all the outdoors has to offer while following the New Jersey state guidelines of social distancing. Reserve your campsite today with Curt Haak at 973-765-9322, ext. 415.

·          The New Jersey Health Department has not issued guidelines for overnight unit camping for youth camps. While we wish we could share better news with everyone, we all need to remain in compliance with New Jersey rules and regulations until further notice.   

Unit Meetings :

We hope our packs, troops and crews are remaining active through the summer, and we ask everyone to follow the BSA’s “Restart Scouting Checklist” before meeting by clicking here:  BSA Restart Checklist
·          Scouting units may meet outdoors in groups of no more than 250 people. Units are required to follow all s tate and federal safeguarding guidelines, including washing hands, wearing masks, and respecting social distancing.

·          Scouting units may meet indoors. While we encourage our units to meet outdoors, for indoor meetings we are requiring our units to follow the state’s plan that restricts gatherings to 100 people or 25% of a building’s capacity - whichever is lower. Units are required to follow all state and federal safeguarding guidelines, including washing hands, wearing masks, and respecting social distancing. Units must consult with their chartered organization representative to ensure that their meeting plans are in compliance with any restrictions and guidelines of their chartered organization.

Summer Hours

Effective June 22, 2020 - September 7, 2020
Cedar Knolls
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday Closed

Closed Labor Day - September 7, 2020
Cedar Knolls
Scout Shop
1 Saddle Road
Cedar Knolls N.J. 07927
973-765-9322, ext. 233
Scout Shop
1130 Route 22 West
Mountainside N.J. 07092
Of course, this remains an evolving situation and guidance will change
as more information becomes available.
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