Alumni Committee

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!

Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award

In 2009, the National Eagle Scout Association established the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award to recognize valuable service of an exceptional nature by a Scout to a religious institution, a school, community, or other entity. The award recognizes the Scout for his Eagle Scout leadership service project, which is part of the requirements for earning the Eagle Scout Award. Each year, local councils select a council-level winner, and from that pool, each region selects a region-level winner. A national winner is then selected from the four regional finalists.

Adams ES Scholarship application
Adams scholarship recipients 2017 

Patriots’ Path Council Winners
2017 Christopher M. Solan

(read more in the February newsletter above)
2015 Schuler Michael Caffrey
2014 Ryan Moroney

Event Pictures

Alumni Committee

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

Staff Advisors

Mary Lynne Capen
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Amy Schwartz
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Thanks for attending Alumni Gatherings!

Thanks to all that came to our six Alumni Gatherings in March, April and May. All enjoyed the fellowship and hors d’oeuvres as well as meeting up with friends we haven’t seen in a while and meeting some new friends. Save the dates below for the 2018 gatherings. See you next year!


2018 District Alumni Gatherings

Save the Date Flier 
   Watchung Mountain
3-20-18  Black River
4-3-18 Sussex
4-5-18 Fishawack
4-17-18  Raritan Valley
4-26-18 Munsee 

2017-2018 Upcoming Events (PDF)

All Alumni, family and friends are welcome to attend our Alumni events. Alumni include former Scouts, current Scouts, parents of Scouts, leaders and friends of Scouting. 
November 29: Committee Meeting; 7pm- Conference Call

December 29: New Jersey Devils Ice  Hockey-  Join fellow Scout friends at the Prudential Center in Newark to cheer the NJ Devils as they take on the Sabres from Buffalo. Attendees: Family & Friends, Alumni. Dress: Casual, uniform optional Fee: $47.34 upper tier; $74.95 lower tier Click for flier.  Click to purchase tickets.

2018 Events

January 5: Eagle Scout Recognition and Dinner –  Scouts that earned the Eagle Scout rank during 2017 will be recognized at this event which includes dinner. Additional, adult Eagle Scouts will be inducted into the Eagle Scout Hall of Fame.  Check back later for more information. Attendees: Alumni & Friends     Dress: Adults-business, 2017 Eagle Scouts – Class A     Fee: yes Click to register. Click for flier.

2018 Alumni Gatherings – New this year: short fifteen-minute program introducing your volunteer district leaders and upcoming events in your area. Enjoy fellowship, food and beverages with Scouting friends from your area!   Attendees: Over 18. Dress: Non-uniformed event. Fee: FREE

Tuesday, March 6 at 7pm      Watchung Mountain  –  Chimney Rock Inn, Gillette

Tuesday, March 20 at 7pm    Black River                –  Rockaway River Barn Restaurant, Rockaway

Tuesday, April 3 at 7pm        Sussex                        –  Mohawk House, Sparta

Thursday, April 5 at 7pm      Fishawack                   – H2Ocean, Cedar Knolls

Tuesday, April 17 at 7pm      Raritan Valley             – Fox Hollow Golf Club, Branchburg

Thursday, April 26 at 7pm    Munsee                        – Galloping Hills Golf Course, Kenilworth

March 18, Sunday:             Trip to see A Chorus Line on Broadway.    A musical centered on seventeen Broadway dancers that are auditioning for spots on a chorus line. The story follows the dancers as they must tell the director about themselves to land the part. The audience begin to see each dancer’s individuality through the stories they tell. First debuted in 1975, today A Chorus Line is still funny, heartbreaking, and refreshingly honest.
Attendees: All Alumni, Family & Friends. Dress: Casual. Fee: TBD Must pay and register in advance.

April 19-22, Thursday-Sunday:     Colonial Williamsburg Trip. We hope you and a guest will join us for the Alumni & Friends trip to Colonial Williamsburg. We’ll tour wonderful Colonial Williamsburg throughout the weekend. Hotel, bus transportation, breakfast for all three days, dinner on Friday and reception and dinner on Saturday is included in price.
Attendees: All Alumni, Family & Friends. Dress: Casual. Fee: TBD  Must pay and register in advance.  

August 18, Saturday:            Bethlehem, PA    Join us for a wonderful day at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. There, we will tour the Hoover-Mason Trestle which stands at 46 feet tall and 2,000 feet long. It was once used to carry materials needed to make iron from the ore yard. Now, it is part of the museum and open to visitors year-round. We will also see a show at the Levitt Pavilion and tour the visitor’s center.
Attendees: All Alumni, Family & Friends. Dress: Casual. Fee:  TBD Must pay and register in advance.    

October 20-28, Saturday-Sunday:    Philmont Scout Ranch  We hope you, your spouse, friends, and fellow volunteers will join us for a one week spectacular fall vacation in New Mexico. We will spend time in wonderful Albuquerque, the old mining town of Madrid, historic Santa Fe, the Taos Pueblo, the mountain men rendezvous village of Taos, wild west town of Cimarron and Philmont Scout Ranch. We promise an exciting insider’s view of New Mexico. Whether you are joining us alone or bringing a guest(s) this will be a best in class vacation at a stunning low price!
Attendees: All Alumni, Family & Friends. Dress: Casual. Fee: $1387.00 per person (double Occupancy) and $1897.00 for (single occupancy) Must pay and register in advance. Register using flier. 2018 A Scouter’s Vacation in New Mexico Unless noted Alumni and Friends should be 18 and older. For More Information: Visit contact [email protected] at 973.765.9322 ext 246.