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.

2020 Black River District Recognition Dinner – May 20

2020 Black River District Recognition Dinner Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Register Cocktails at 6:00 PM Dinner at 7:00 PM Picatinny Arsenal 213 Route 15 Wharton NJ $30.00 per person, buffet dinner with cash bar Spouses encouraged and welcome! Casual business attire...

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A COVID-19 Update

Patriots’ Path Council Volunteers and Families: It has been an inspiration seeing our volunteers and Scouts work together to make sure Scouting continues despite the restrictions associated with the COVID-19 outbreak. The Patriots’ Path Council will continue to...

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Black River District Award of Merit

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 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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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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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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Meetings in Black River District

Due to the COVID-19 we have suspended all in person meetings until further notice We are exploring online meeting options when possible We are currently working on a Virtual Roundtable For the month of April, all district roundtables will be virtual via Zoom. Each...

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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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Cub Scout Roundtables (click here)

ALL ROUNDTABLES WILL BE VIA ZOOM (ON THE INTERNET) MEETINGS FROM HOME UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

SEE ELSEWHERE ON THIS WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMTION

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!
Hi Black River Cub Scout Leaders!
 
Join your fellow Scouters at the Black River Roundtable on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 7:30pm at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 203 Eyland Avenue, Succasunna, NJ.
 
What will we do at the March Roundtable? 
A)  From 7:30-8:00,  there will be some brief announcements to keep us up to speed on what’s happening in the Black River District, Patriots’ Path Council, and beyond.  Find out about upcoming Training courses and events.  Make sure you know how to submit your Black River’s Best and District Award of Merit nominations.  See what else is coming up in the District and Council,
 
C) At 8:00, we’ll split off from the Scouts BSA Leaders and have our own Cub Scout Leaders’ Roundtable session.  We’ll be done by 9:00.
  1. This month, we’ll feature materials to use at your April Den and Pack Meetings (ceremonies, games, craft, songs, skit, etc.) related to the 9th Point of the Scout Law – “A Scout is Thrifty” and to the fun Theme “Power Up!.”
  2. IMPORTANT NOTE:  Tell us about one of the ways you conserve energy,   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!   Let us know if there’s something you’d like to discuss!
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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, and other Packs, too!
Questions?  Please Contact Roundtable Commissioner Mary Ruth Lareau at: [email protected] or 973-479-8755.
 
We look forward to seeing you next Tuesday, 3/3/20, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, for our February Roundtable!

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

ALL ROUNDTABLES WILL BE VIA ZOOM (ON THE INTERNET) MEETINGS FROM HOME UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

SEE ELSEWHERE ON THIS WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMTION

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, Unit Service 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
Scouts BSA – Dave LaFontaine
Cub Scouts – Mary Ruth Lareau

Download: organiztion chart

Stay Informed at Roundtable patches

Roundtables

ALL ROUNDTABLES WILL BE VIA ZOOM (ON THE INTERNET) MEETINGS FROM HOME UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

SEE ELSEWHERE ON THIS WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMTION

Commissioners meeting preceding roundtable at 6:30 PM.
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Cub Scout and Scouts BSA 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 Scouts BSA Roundtable - April 7. Click on the "+" to see more

ALL ROUNDTABLES WILL BE VIA ZOOM (ON THE INTERNET) MEETINGS FROM HOME UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

SEE ELSEWHERE ON THIS WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMTION

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 Scouts BSA Roundtable Commissioner
Dave LaFontaine

The Next Cub Scout Roundtable – April 7. Click on the "+" to see more

ALL ROUNDTABLES WILL BE VIA ZOOM (ON THE INTERNET) MEETINGS FROM HOME UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

SEE ELSEWHERE ON THIS WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMTION

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!
Hi Black River Cub Scout Leaders!
 
Join your fellow Scouters at the Black River Roundtable on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 7:30pm at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 203 Eyland Avenue, Succasunna, NJ.
 
What will we do at the March Roundtable? 
A)  From 7:30-8:00,  there will be some brief announcements to keep us up to speed on what’s happening in the Black River District, Patriots’ Path Council, and beyond.  Find out about upcoming Training courses and events.  Make sure you know how to submit your Black River’s Best and District Award of Merit nominations.  See what else is coming up in the District and Council,
 
C) At 8:00, we’ll split off from the Scouts BSA Leaders and have our own Cub Scout Leaders’ Roundtable session.  We’ll be done by 9:00.
  1. This month, we’ll feature materials to use at your April Den and Pack Meetings (ceremonies, games, craft, songs, skit, etc.) related to the 9th Point of the Scout Law – “A Scout is Thrifty” and to the fun Theme “Power Up!.”
  2. IMPORTANT NOTE:  Tell us about one of the ways you conserve energy,   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!   Let us know if there’s something you’d like to discuss!
————————————————————————
 
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, and other Packs, too!
Questions?  Please Contact Roundtable Commissioner Mary Ruth Lareau at: [email protected] or 973-479-8755.
 
We look forward to seeing you next Tuesday, 3/3/20, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, for our February Roundtable!

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