Select Page

Extreme Leadership Extravaganza

What is ELE

The ELE or the Extreme Leadership Extravaganza is a weekend long event of fun activities and training for co-ed youth ages 14 & older. Experience everything from shooting sports, to the waterfront, to hands on training that you can bring back to help your troop, crew, post, or town.



The Extreme Leadership Extravaganza will take place between September 9-11, 2016. Check in for the event will begin on Friday, September, 9, 2016 at 5:00 PM in the Winnebago Scout Reservation a Parking Lot. The checkout will be begin on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 10:00 AM in the Winnebago Scout Reservation Parking Lot.



The Extreme Leadership Extravaganza will take place at the Winnebago Scout Reservation located at 102 Timberbrook Road, Rockaway, NJ 07866.



$45 for Scouts

$55 for non-Scouts

Shooting Sports

– Shotgun
– Archery
– Tomahawk Throwing
– Rifle



– Swimming
– Boating
– Fishing
– Snorkeling



– Ultimate Frisbee
– Disc Golf
– Tug of War
– Zip Line


Demonstrations/ Training

– Fire Department
– Police Department
– Leadership Training
– CPR Training


During the Extreme Leadership Extravaganza all participants will be housed in an indoor cabin on site for the duration of the weekend. Because this is a co-ed event, meaning both male and female participants will be allowed, separate sleeping accommodations have been made.



During the Extreme Leadership Extravaganza all food will be provided for by our commissary staff. If there is an allergy or dietary issue, please let us know so that we may be able to address it properly.

Registration Link



Youth Executive Committee

The Youth Executive Committee is a program within the Boy Scouts of America established in 2008 by the Patriots’ Path Council. This committee is open to male and female representatives, ages 14-20, from the Order of the Arrow, Venturing, Exploring, Sea Scouting, Boy Scouting, Camp Staff, Council Youth Leadership Award recipients, as well as youth not currently in Scouting.

If you are interested in joining the YEC, please fill out this application.

Vision Statement

The Youth Executive Committee is an organization that brings together motivated young adults to demonstrate the excellence of the youth within the Patriots’ Path Council. This is accomplished by providing training, leadership development opportunities, and beneficial community outreach programs to those in and out of scouting. By working with peers, Youth Executive Committee members develop their problem solving, public speaking, and communication skills by using their knowledge to assist and empower youth to be the best leaders that they can be.

President’s Message

The Youth Executive Committee is an organization dedicated to creating youth excellence by working with leaders and innovators within Patriots’ Path Council. To continue developing this this excellence, the vice presidents, the members, and I are dedicated to providing the highest quality of education and service to advance the aims of Scouting within the council and abroad. Since coming into this position, I have been amazed by the level of dedication and commitment each member has brought to bear. It is with this dedication to service and commitment to Scouting that has propelled the Youth Executive Committee, in only a short time, to the success that it has and will continue to be synonymous with. As I look towards the future, I believe that the Youth Executive Committee will continue to exceed my expectations and grow to be a pillar of youth representation within the council

Yours in Scouting,

John Bittner


Program Committee

The program committee is responsible for planning and carrying out day/weekend trips for YEC members. For example a scuba diving weekend or a day trip to go caving. This committee was created to give back to YEC members, who are expected to work hard in every other concentration, such as service and membership retention.

Our mission is to provide enjoyable trips for all of the YEC to participate in because of all of the hard work that they do in their committees.

Service Committee

It is the mission of the YEC Service committee to promote healthy living and physical fitness in Patriot’s Path Council, while performing service activities and helping the community as a whole.

Venturing Committee

The Venturing Committee’s goal is to promote the Venturing program within Patriots’ Path Council through training events, such as the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews, and program events, such as the new AdVenturee April 8 – 10, 2016. The committee is dedicated to helping new crews gain a footing and thrive in the coming years. To find out more, check out the calendar for the upcoming events!

Check out PPCs new Venturing Exploring Xperience (VEX) Committee.

If you have any suggestions or ideas on how we could promote our mission across the council, be sure to contact the VP of Venturing.

Please visit the PPC Venturing page for more information.




John Bittner

John’s scouting career began in Pack 177 where he earned his arrow of light. He crossed over on to Troop 177 in Mountainside, NJ in May of 2009. John served as the troops Den Chief, Patrol Leader, Senior Patrol Leader, and Junior Assistant Scoutmaster before reaching the rank of Eagle.

John has spent the last three summers working at the Watchung Cub Scout Day Camp in the Watchung reservation. He worked there under the rolls of Den Leader, Sports and Games Director, Scout Craft Director, and Camp Promoter. John graduated from Governor Livingston High School in 2016 and now studies Mechanical Engineering at New Jersey’s Institute of Technology in Newark, NJ.

VP of Program



Ryan Mayes

Ryan’s scouting career started with Pack 8 where he earned his Arrow Of Light and crossed over to Troop 8 in Chatham. Ryan served as Patrol Leader, Quartermaster and ASPL. He is still active in his troop and currently doing another ASPL term. During Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts Ryan earned all four Catholic religious emblems and the Pillar of Faith pin. He is a Brotherhood member in the Order Of The Arrow. Ryan was awarded the Scout Scholar Athlete award in 2016. At age 15, Ryan, earned his Eagle rank in Feb. 2017 and completed the requirements for his bronze Eagle Palm.

Ryan earned the Triple Crown patch last summer after going to Philmont, Sea Base and Northern Tier. This spring he became scuba certified and spent another week at Sea Base sailing and diving. He was at the 2013 Jamboree at age 12, and he will be attending the Jamboree this summer as a Patrol Leader. In March Ryan joined a Venture Sea Scout crew. Ship 243, the Seahore, and is working towards Quartermaster

VP of Service



Andrew Kamichoff

Andrew started his scouting career as a Tiger Cub in Pack 30 and bridged to Troop 330. He attained the rank of Eagle Scout and helped found Troop 310. Andrew was elected into the Order of the Arrow and serves as the Vice Chief of Administration. He is a junior at Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark where he is a leading member of the bowling team.

Katie RozekVP of Venturing



Katie Rozek

Katie Rozek joined Venturing in 2013 as a founding member of Venturing Crew 276. She was the founding President and is now the VP of Administration. She has earned her Venturing Sports, Religious Life, Outdoor & Arts and Hobbies Bronze Awards, Venturing Gold Award, Venturing Silver Award and Girl Scout Gold Award. She has completed many training courses including Powder Horn, ILSC, NYLT, Trainers’ EDGE, First Aid, CPR and more. Katie is also currently serving as VP of Communications for Area 5, Northeast Region as well as the President of Patriots’ Path Council’s Venturing Exploring Xperience (VEX) committee.  She is a senior and is homeschooled. She has been a member of the YEC since 2014, and is enjoying the experience. Katie, in true Scout spirit, is constantly looking forward to her next Scouting adventure.




Upcoming Events



YEC Gram