Patriots’ Path Alumni & Friends

All friends of Scouting are part of our Alumni Association. We can help you enrich your life through special trips, opportunities, events such as special local Alumni events, supporting college scholarships for exceptional college-bound Eagle Scouts, hosting and attending our council’s annual Eagle Scout Recognition and Hall of Fame dinner and a special brunch for anyone who’s been to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico this summer.

We hope to see you at one of our events!

Info for Recent Eagle Scouts
Beyond the Eagle
Past Award Recipients
PPC Alumni Scouter Award

George Barnard
Mary Lynne Capen
Sue Carter
Joseph Gonnella
John Hein
Elsie Hemmings
Dennis Kohl
Larry Rosello
Amy Schwartz
David Setzer
William Smith
Jennifer Volz
Geoff Zoeller

Council Alumnus of the Year Award

2017 Bill Smith
2018 David Setzer


 Adams Award

Patriots’ Path Council Winners
2019 Tristan Chabanel
2018 Robert DiSanza
2017 Christopher M. Solan

2015 Schuler Michael Caffrey
2014 Ryan Moroney

Eagle Scout Alumni
Association Merit Scholarship

Past Awardees
2019 Stephen Rozek
2018 Griffin Heyrich
2017 Andrew Chin

Alumni Committee

Sue Carter, chair
Bill Smith, vice chair
Bob Carlson
Chris Szymczak
Mitch Erikson
Brian Haas
John Hein
Elsie Kohl
Jim Kukucka
Steve Kurland
Andy Jacobs
Larry Rosello

Staff Advisors

Dennis Kohl
973.765.9322 x 245
Amy Schwartz
P 973.765.9322 x 246

2019 Alumni & Friends District Gatherings

Come enjoy fellowship, hors d’oeuvres and beverages with your fellow Scouters at no charge. If you cannot come to your district’s gathering, please attend another one. Save the dates for 2019.  Dress is casual, no uniforms. Hope to see you! All gatherings are sponsored entirely by Alumni fundraising events.


March 12, 2019  Black River
March 26, 2019  Fishawack
March 28, 2019  Sussex
April 23, 2019     Watchung Mountain
May 2, 2019       Munsee & Raritan Valley districts

Alumni Committee Meeting Dates

November 14, 2018
January 23, 2019
March 27, 2019
May 15, 2019
September 25, 2019
November 21, 2019

We always welcome Alumni to our committee meetings. Please RSVP to Sue for time and location.

Alumni & Friends Events and Trips 

All adults welcome to attend our events. 

Check out the Blue Bison Trip Notes by reporter Mitch E. detailing the 2018 PPC Alumni Trip to New Mexico.

2019 Trips and Events

January 4: Eagle Scout Recognition and Dinner–  Scouts that earned the Eagle Scout rank during 2018 will be recognized at this event which includes dinner. Additionally, adult Eagle Scouts will be inducted into the Eagle Scout Hall of Fame. Congratulations to the 2019 inductees:

George Castellito, class of 1965                          James Maguire, class of 1976
Patrick Foley, class of 1973                                  Ralph Tillinghast, class of 1993
Douglas Gabel, class of 1975

Click here for flyer.
Attendees: Alumni & Friends     Dress: Adults-business;  2018 Eagle Scouts – Class A     Fee: Yes Click to register.

2019 Alumni & Friends District Gatherings –  short fifteen-minute program introducing your volunteer district leaders and upcoming events in your area, then enjoy fellowship, food and beverages with Scouting friends! All gatherings are sponsored entirely by Alumni fundraising events. Check back for registration links.
Over 18. Dress: Non-uniformed event. Fee: Free appetizers and refreshments, Cash Bar All gatherings are 7-9pm
March 12    Black River   Rockaway      Rockaway River Barn Restaurant,
March 26    Fishawack    H2Ocean, Cedar Knolls
March 28    Sussex         Mohawk House, Sparta
April 23    Watchung Mountain       Chimney Rock Inn, Gillette
May 2         Munsee & Raritan Valley   Galloping Hills Golf Course, Kenilworth

March 31, 2019 Make Your Own Wine  Meet-up in Riverdale for an afternoon of fun, food and fellowship and wine making! You’ll learn about the art of making and bottling wine and enjoy a take-home gift of a bottle of red or white wine.
Dress: Non-uniformed  Fee:  $75. Must pay and register in advance

May 6: 9th Annual Alumni & Friends Golf Classic  Fox Hollow Golf Club, Branchburg.
Come out to the links for the day. Fun includes hole-in-one, par three challenge and putting contest.
Dress: Golf attire  Fee:  see registration Must pay and register in advance

July 26-28 , Friday-Sunday:     Mt. Allamuchy Staff Alumni Association Camping Weekend

The Mount Allamuchy Staff Alumni Association would like to welcome past Camp Somers and Camp Wheeler staff to a weekend of memories. Bring  a tent, camping supplies, food, and your families and enjoy all that Mount Allamuchy has to offer for only $75.00 per family. Activities will include: • Archery • BB Guns • Boating • Campfires • And much more!
For more information, click here. Register for the weekend.

Attendees: All Alumni, Family & Friends. Dress: Casual. Fee:  single;  per person double. Must pay and register in advance.

July 26-28:             2019 World Jamboree Weekend Trip, Friday-Sunday
Attendees: All Alumni, Family & Friends. Dress: Casual. Fee:   Must pay and register in advance.

September 12-15         A Martha’s Vineyard Getaway and 2019 Council Retreat
Includes three nights at the luxurious Harbor View Resort, bus and ferry transportation and dinner Friday and Saturday nights. Explore Martha’s Vineyard on your own; suggestions include Farm Neck Golf Club, lighthouse tours, biking trails, fishing, shopping, dining and more.  Orientation Meeting: March 10, 2019  Check back for more details..
Attendees: All Alumni, Family & Friends. Dress: Casual. Fee:  TBD.  Must pay and register in advance.    

November 2019 TBD –  Philmont Alumni Brunch
Program Highlights:
• Recognition of the 2019 Philmont Leadership
• Presentation of the David Setzer Philmont Alumnus Award to Tim Avis
Attendees: All Alumni, Family & Friends. Dress: Casual. Fee: