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.

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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Jersey Jam Final Payment

Action Needed: registration and full payment is due by June 17, 2019. Register Now Patriots’ Path Council is now making financial commitments to our vendors. It is time to provide us with your best final count and associated payment by June 17, 2019. The fee per...

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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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Jersey Jam is Filling Quickly

JerseyJam 2019 Registration Is Open…and Filling Quickly   COMMUNICATIONS Patriots’ Path Council has scheduled its JerseyJam 2019 – a jamboree for 5,000 Scouts, Explorers, Venturers and Sea Scouts – for the weekend of October 4-6, 2019, rain-or-shine – at Waterloo...

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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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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 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 ExecutiveStefanie Kazimierczak, ext. 224

District Committee Chair
Dave Curtis

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


Commissioners meeting preceding roundtable at 6:30 PM.

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 - October 1st. 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
Paul Minenna

The Next Cub Scout Roundtable – October 1st. 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,
As announced at the May Roundtable, the following Scout Law Points and Pack Meeting Themes will be used at the Black River Roundtable for the 2019-2020 Scouting Year; these were suggested by
Sep Pack Meeting (no August Roundtable) – Helpful – To the Rescue
Oct Pack Meeting (September Roundtable) – Kind – Creepy Crawlers
Nov Pack Meeting (October Roundtable) – Courteous – Cubs in Shining Armor
Dec Pack Meeting (November Roundtable) – Cheerful – Celebrate
Jan Pack Meeting (December Roundtable)– Obedient – Cub Scout City Council
Feb Pack Meeting (January Roundtable)– Reverent – Passport to Other Lands
Mar Pack Meeting (February Roundtable)– Loyal – Our National Treasures
Apr Pack Meeting (March Roundtable)– Thrifty – Power Up!
May Pack Meeting (April Roundtable)– Clean – A Picnic with Pizzazz
Jun Pack Meeting (May Roundtable)– Brave – Roaming Reptile Alert
Links to Pack Meeting Plans for these (and other themes) may be found at –
Additional information and more fun things to do will be presented at the Black River Roundtables one month in advance of the Theme month, e.g. Creepy Crawlers, the October Pack Meeting Theme, was presented at the September Roundtable.
The link above also includes information on Den Requirements that must be completed at Pack Meetings, so you can make plans to include these Den  activities at an appropriate Pack Meeting.
Mary Ruth

Cub Roundtable Commissioner, Mary Ruth Lareau