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The district serves the communities of: Basking Ridge, Bedminster, Bernardsville, Brookside, Budd Lake, Chester, Denville, Dover, Far Hills, Flanders, Gladstone, Jefferson Township, Long Valley, Liberty Corner, Mendham, Mine Hill, Mt. Arlington, Mt. Olive, Peapack, Randolph, Rockaway Township, Rockaway (Borough), Roxbury, and Wharton.

iCan Bike – August 6-10

Volunteers Needed for iCan Bike The goal of iCan Bike is to teach individuals with disabilities to ride a conventional two- wheel bicycle and become lifelong independent riders. This achievement, in turn, creates a gateway of opportunity, helping them gain assurance...

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Annual Beefsteak Dinner – July 21, 2018

Annual Beefsteak Dinner – July 21, 2018   Celebrate over 100 years of  combined service by Bob Morris, Chris Szymczak, and George Van Dyke for their dedication and legacy to the camping programs of Patriots’ Path Council! These individuals will be inducted into the...

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Membership Road Show

Membership Experts to Hit the Road This Summer, Train Local Unit Leaders  The council membership committee is pleased to launch the 2018 Membership Road Show!  All leaders are invited and highly encouraged to attend one of the six dates across our council territory....

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Popcorn Training Dates

Popcorn Training Dates This is a onetime only event that should be featured for everyone to see 6/14 6:00 – 8:30 pm MICHAEL BECK WORKSHOP (no unit limit) Registration link: http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/2343543 Registration link for district trainings... read...

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Let’s Get Camping!

Let’s Get Camping! Are you receiving our monthly camping e-newsletter, Let’s Get Camping? Every month we bring you insider information about Patriots’ Path Council camps, camping programs, special events, future plans, registration information and more! CLICK TO JOIN...

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District Summit and BBQ – August 15

District Summit & BBQ Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Patriots’ Path Council 1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls, NJ YOU are invited! ALL District-Level Volunteers are invited.  Interested unit volunteers are welcome! Schedule: Check-in / BBQ at 5:30 PM     Welcome at 6:30 AM...

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2018 Webelos Woods – September 14-16

September 14 to 16, 2018 Open To All Districts REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN (register here) Webelos Woods is the first opportunity for 4th-grade Webelos Cub Scouts to learn what Boy Scouting is all about. It is a weekend trip that exposes the Cub Scout to Boy Scout...

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Black River District Award of Merit

The District Award of Merit is a National BSA Award.  Awardees are determined by the District Higher Awards Committee from a list of individuals who are nominated by their fellow scouters.  These are people considered to be outstanding and who “go above and beyond”...

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Black River’s Best Award Nominations

Name the Black River’s Best from your Pack, Troop, or Crew! They are the folks who do that little bit extra (or that whole lot extra) to make Scouting happen. EVERY pack, troop, and crew has at least one. Black River District wants to help you recognize these...

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Family Scouting

Serving the Whole Family BSA’s mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Our priority is to bring the benefits of Scouting to more youth while remaining...

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Black River District Operating Committee Meetings

All are welcome to attend our District Operating Committee meetings.  If you would like to get involved in Black River District activities or just want to find out how the committee functions, come to a meeting. We  normally meet at Millbrook United Methodist Church...

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Silver Beaver Award

SILVER BEAVER AWARD It is never too early to submit your nominations. June 30th is the deadline for nominations for the Silver Beaver Award.  Please take the effort to nominate a most worthy volunteer. Please note that anyone who has been nominated in the past and did...

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Taking your pack or den camping? At least one adult must take BALOO training first

If you want to take your pack or den camping, at least one adult in your pack must have taken BALOO, the Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation. Here’s what you need to know.
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Patriots’ Path Council offers BALOO Training and other Training Opportunities

Handicapped Accessibility Statement
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Patriots’ Path Council, Boy Scouts of America will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities at its meetings. Please contact Marc Maratea, District Executive, Office: 973-765-9322 x 240, Cell: 973-900-0919 or marc.maratea@scouting.org with your request.

Photo Release
I understand that by attending programs sponsored by the Patriots’ Path Council, Boy Scouts of America, I consent to the use of photographs, film, videotapes, electronic representations and or sound recordings made of me and my family during that time by the Boy Scouts of America, at their discretion, and I hereby release the Boy Scouts of America from any and all liability from such use and publication.

Contact Us

Phone: (973) 765-9322   –   Fax: (973) 267-3406

District Professional Staff:–
Field DirectorBill SanFilippo, ext. 222
Unit Service ExecutiveMarc Maratea, ext. 240
Program ExecutiveMichael Loughman, ext. 226
Membership ExecutiveAl Thomas, ext. 229
Development ExecutiveMaria Yosco, ext. 224

District Committee Chair
Jay DeBoey
908-963-5985 (C)
973-353-7663 (W)

District Commissioner
Tim Farrell
732-921-1175 (C)

Roundtable Commissioners
Boy Scouts – Paul Minenna
Cub Scouts – Mary Ruth Lareau

Download: organiztion chart

Stay Informed at Roundtable patches


Commissioners meeting preceding roundtable at 7PM.

Cub Scout and Boy Scout Roundtables are normally held at 8 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 203 Eyland Ave., Succasunna, N.J.

The Next Boy Scout Roundtable - September 4th. Click on the "+" to see more

8:00     Collaborative Opening Ceremony / News & Information Sharing

8:15     Grab your coffee and be seated

8:30     Program –

Please send in discussion topics for future meetings to me.  My email address is [email protected]

See you there!

Your Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner
Paul Minenna

The Next Cub Scout Roundtable – September 4th. Click on the "+" to see more
The aim of Cub Roundtables is to make your Cub Scout Leader job easier and MORE FUN!  Each month we offer general information on local activities and National BSA news, followed by specific items for the following month’s National BSA Pack Meeting Theme, to help you with your upcoming Pack and Den Meetings.

The Cub Scout Roundtable will run from 8:00 until 9:30.

  • 8:00-8:30 will be a general session for Cub Scout and Boy Scout Leaders, and will include announcements and other info on the upcoming 2017-18 District and Council Events!  Handouts will be available to take back to your Pack.
  • 8:30-9:30 will be a session for Cub Scout Leaders only. (Boy Scout Leaders have their own session.)
  • Featured will be the 8th point of the Scout Law – A Scout is Cheerful – and the National BSA Pack Meeting Theme for February: “Abracadabra.”  We’ll be offering games, a craft, songs, ceremonies, FUN, and information to use in your Den and Pack Meetings during October and beyond.
  • Additionally, there will be 4 separate (12 minute) breakout sessions
      • Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmasters
      • Den Leaders and Assistant Den Leaders
      • Webelos/AOL Leaders and Assistants
      • Committee Chairs and Members

In all 4 of these breakouts, our discussion topic will be “Duty to God Adventures.”  We’ll have handouts and everyone will have an opportunity to ask questions and offer their suggestions on this topic, and any other topic of their choosing!

For reference, the 2017-18 Monthly Scout Law Points and Pack Meeting Themes are listed below.  Pack Meeting Plans may be found at the link.  Each month, our Roundtable will provide you with additional FUN materials for the following month’s theme; e.g. in January we’ll present the February theme materials so you have time to include them in your February Den and Pack Meetings.

Cub Roundtable Commissioner, Mary Ruth Lareau