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.

Black River Klondike Derby – January 24, 25, 26, 2020

Black River Klondike Derby January 24, 25, 26, 2020 Skills competition for Boy Scouts Held at Trexler Scout Reservation Cost: $17.00 per person Cost After January 10, 2020: $27.00 per person No registrations accepted after January 17, 2020 Includes: Camping Facility...

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Webelos First Aid Rally – February 8th, 2020

BLACK RIVER AND FISHAWACK WEBELOS FIRST AID RALLY SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2020 CAMP SOMERS Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation (MASR) This is for 1st year Webelos and a parent! Webelos $35.00, includes lunch. Webelos will earn first responder requirements and receive...

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Time Change for Black River Roundtables

I hope your summer has been going well.  As we prepare for the new Scouting year very soon,  you should know that the Black River District commissioner team that hosts our monthly roundtables has decided to move the roundtable start time up from 8:00PM  to 7:30 PM....

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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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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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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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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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Cub Scout Roundtables (click here)
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 7:30 until 9:00.

  • 7:30-7:45 will be a general session for Cub Scout and Boy Scout Leaders, and will include announcements and other info on the upcoming 2019-20 District and Council Events!  Handouts will be available to take back to your Pack.
  • 8:00-9:00 will be a session for Cub Scout Leaders only. (Boy Scout Leaders have their own session.) 
  • We’ll be offering games, a craft, songs, ceremonies, FUN, and information to use in your Den and Pack Meetings.
  • 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,  We’ll have handouts and everyone will have an opportunity to ask questions and offer their suggestions on any other topic of their choosing!

A message from Mary Ruth:-

Hi Black River Cub Scout Leaders! [NOTE NEW EARLIER START TIME 7:30!  Roundtable will be over at 9:00.]
 
Join your fellow Scouters at the Black River Roundtable on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 7:30pm at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 203 Eyland Avenue, Succasunna.
 
IMPORTANT: The Council Key 3 – the top adult leaders in the Patriots’ Path Council – will join us for the beginning of the Roundtable!  Come on out, hear what they have to say, and ask any questions you have about Scouting Programs and The Boy Scouts of America.  Meet:
– Marc Andreo, our brand new Scout Executive
– Mark Tallmadge, our Council President
– Emil Rufulo, our Council Commissioner

 
What will we do at the December Roundtable? 
A)  From 7:30-8:05, we’ll hear from the Council Key 3, and participate in a Q&A session.
 
B) At 8:05, we’ll have some brief announcements to keep us up to speed on what’s happening in the Black River District, Patriots’ Path Council, and beyond.
C) At 8:15, we’ll split off from the Scouts BSA Leaders and have our own Cub Scout Leaders’ Roundtable session.
  1. This month, we’ll feature materials to use at your January Den and Pack Meetings (ceremonies, games, craft, songs, etc.) related to the 7th Point of the Scout Law – “A Scout is Obedient,” and to the fun Theme “Cub Scout City Council.”
  2. We’ll offer an important discussion topic, chosen by Black River Cub Scout Leaders:
    • Community Service for Cub Scouts
  3. Refreshments will be served!
IMPORTANT NOTE:  Bring something about your town and EARN AN EXTRA BEAD.  
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Cub Roundtable Discussion Topics for the 2019-20 Scouting year, are still being selected by the Cub Leaders of the Black River District.  This is your chance to get your important topics on the list!   We’ll have forms to fill in at the Roundtable.  Be sure to ask for one.
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PACK MEETING THEMES 2019-2020   The following Scout Law Points and Pack Meeting Themes are being used at the Black River Roundtables for the 2019-2020 Scouting Year:
Sep RT for Oct Pack Meetings:
                Kind – Creepy Crawlers
Oct RT for Nov Pack Meetings:
                Courteous – Cubs in Shining Armor
Nov RT for Dec Pack Meetings:
                Cheerful – Celebrate
Dec RT for Jan Pack Meetings:
                Obedient – Cub Scout City Council
Jan RT for Feb Pack Meetings:
                Reverent – Passport to Other Lands
Feb RT for Mar Pack Meetings:
                Loyal – Our National Treasures
Mar RT for Apr Pack Meetings:
                Thrifty – Power Up!
Apr RT for May Pack Meetings:
                Clean – A Picnic with Pizzazz
May RT for Jun Pack Meetings:
                Brave – Roaming Reptile Alert
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Pack Meeting Plans for these (and two additional themes for each point of the Scout Law) may be found at – https://www.scouting.org/programs/cub-scouts/pack-meeting-resources/pack-meeting-plans/
So come join us and meet with other leaders and parents who are part of our Cub Scout family!
Please forward this to all the leaders (or potential leaders) in your Pack!
Questions?  Please Contact Roundtable Commissioner Mary Ruth Lareau at: [email protected] or 973-479-8755.
 
We look forward to seeing you this Tuesday, 12/3/19, at our December Roundtable and beyond!

Yours in Scouting,
 
Your friendly Roundtable Commissioners: 
Mary Ruth, Pete, Beth, Russ, and Krista
Boy Scout Roundtable (click here)

Hi Black River Boy Scout Leaders! [NOTE NEW EARLIER START TIME 7:30!  Roundtable will be over at 9:00.]

7:30     Collaborative Opening Ceremony / News & Information Sharing

7:45     Grab your coffee and be seated

8:00     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
Dave LaFontaine

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 DirectorRichard Peterson, ext. 227
862-354-0046 (C)
Unit Service ExecutiveMarc Maratea, ext. 240
Program ExecutiveMichael Loughman, ext. 226
Membership ExecutiveAl Thomas, ext. 229
Development Executive – 

District Committee Chair
Dave Curtis
973-584-5463

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

Roundtable Commissioners
Boy Scouts – Dave LaFontaine
Cub Scouts – Mary Ruth Lareau

Download: organiztion chart

Stay Informed at Roundtable patches

Roundtables

Commissioners meeting preceding roundtable at 6:30 PM.
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Cub Scout and Boy Scout Roundtables are normally held at 7:30 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 - December 3rd. Click on the "+" to see more

7:30     Collaborative Opening Ceremony / News & Information Sharing

7:45     Grab your coffee and be seated

8:00     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
Dave LaFontaine

The Next Cub Scout Roundtable – December 3rd. 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 7:30 until 9:00.

  • 7:30-7:45 will be a general session for Cub Scout and Boy Scout Leaders, and will include announcements and other info on the upcoming 2019-20 District and Council Events!  Handouts will be available to take back to your Pack.
  • 8:00-9:00 will be a session for Cub Scout Leaders only. (Boy Scout Leaders have their own session.) 
  • We’ll be offering games, a craft, songs, ceremonies, FUN, and information to use in your Den and Pack Meetings.
  • 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,  We’ll have handouts and everyone will have an opportunity to ask questions and offer their suggestions on any other topic of their choosing!

A message from Mary Ruth:-

Hi Black River Cub Scout Leaders! [NOTE NEW EARLIER START TIME 7:30!  Roundtable will be over at 9:00.]
 
Join your fellow Scouters at the Black River Roundtable on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 7:30pm at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 203 Eyland Avenue, Succasunna.
 
IMPORTANT: The Council Key 3 – the top adult leaders in the Patriots’ Path Council – will join us for the beginning of the Roundtable!  Come on out, hear what they have to say, and ask any questions you have about Scouting Programs and The Boy Scouts of America.  Meet:
– Marc Andreo, our brand new Scout Executive
– Mark Tallmadge, our Council President
– Emil Rufulo, our Council Commissioner

 
What will we do at the December Roundtable? 
A)  From 7:30-8:05, we’ll hear from the Council Key 3, and participate in a Q&A session.
 
B) At 8:05, we’ll have some brief announcements to keep us up to speed on what’s happening in the Black River District, Patriots’ Path Council, and beyond.
C) At 8:15, we’ll split off from the Scouts BSA Leaders and have our own Cub Scout Leaders’ Roundtable session.
  1. This month, we’ll feature materials to use at your January Den and Pack Meetings (ceremonies, games, craft, songs, etc.) related to the 7th Point of the Scout Law – “A Scout is Obedient,” and to the fun Theme “Cub Scout City Council.”
  2. We’ll offer an important discussion topic, chosen by Black River Cub Scout Leaders:
    • Community Service for Cub Scouts
  3. Refreshments will be served!
IMPORTANT NOTE:  Bring something about your town and EARN AN EXTRA BEAD.  
———————————————————–
Cub Roundtable Discussion Topics for the 2019-20 Scouting year, are still being selected by the Cub Leaders of the Black River District.  This is your chance to get your important topics on the list!   We’ll have forms to fill in at the Roundtable.  Be sure to ask for one.
————————————————————————
PACK MEETING THEMES 2019-2020   The following Scout Law Points and Pack Meeting Themes are being used at the Black River Roundtables for the 2019-2020 Scouting Year:
Sep RT for Oct Pack Meetings:
                Kind – Creepy Crawlers
Oct RT for Nov Pack Meetings:
                Courteous – Cubs in Shining Armor
Nov RT for Dec Pack Meetings:
                Cheerful – Celebrate
Dec RT for Jan Pack Meetings:
                Obedient – Cub Scout City Council
Jan RT for Feb Pack Meetings:
                Reverent – Passport to Other Lands
Feb RT for Mar Pack Meetings:
                Loyal – Our National Treasures
Mar RT for Apr Pack Meetings:
                Thrifty – Power Up!
Apr RT for May Pack Meetings:
                Clean – A Picnic with Pizzazz
May RT for Jun Pack Meetings:
                Brave – Roaming Reptile Alert
————————————–
Pack Meeting Plans for these (and two additional themes for each point of the Scout Law) may be found at – https://www.scouting.org/programs/cub-scouts/pack-meeting-resources/pack-meeting-plans/
So come join us and meet with other leaders and parents who are part of our Cub Scout family!
Please forward this to all the leaders (or potential leaders) in your Pack!
Questions?  Please Contact Roundtable Commissioner Mary Ruth Lareau at: [email protected] or 973-479-8755.
 
We look forward to seeing you this Tuesday, 12/3/19, at our December Roundtable and beyond!

Yours in Scouting,
 
Your friendly Roundtable Commissioners: 
Mary Ruth, Pete, Beth, Russ, and Krista