Black River District

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 District Annual Awards Dinner – May 18

Black River District Annual Awards Dinner The Zeris Inn, Route 46, Mountain Lakes May 18th Registration is now open! Click Here to Register Come out and celebrate all the hard work of the dedicated leaders in our district as we present: The Black River District Award... read more

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”... read more

Black River’s Best Award

They are the folks who make Scouting happen and every pack and troop has at least one. They are the volunteers who always give 150% to make every outing and activity a resounding success. 2016 Black River’s Best Recipients: Recipient Unit Position Bill Gannon... read more

Cub Scout Leader Position-Specific Training

Make your Cub Scout Leader job EASIER and MORE FUN! An enthusiastic, trained leader can make the difference between a Den or Pack that is struggling, and one that is ready to take on the world. Find out how to use the “Cub Scout Adventure Leader Guides” and other... read more

Boy Scout Leader Position-Specific Training

Make your Troop leader job EASIER and MORE FUN! An enthusiastic, trained leader can make the difference between a Troop that is struggling, and one that is ready to take on the world! This course will show both new and experienced Troop leaders how to apply proven... read more

WEBELOS Woods – September 16 to 18

September 16 to 18, 2016 Open To All Districts REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN 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 boys to Boy Scout camping using the Patrol... read more

Silver Beaver Award

SILVER BEAVER AWARD It is never too early to submit your nominations. Oct. 1 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... read more

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

District Executive
Marc Maratea
(973) 765-9322, ext. 240

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

District Commissioner
Archer Jones

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

Download: organiztion chart

Stay Informed at Roundtable patches


Cub Scout and Boy Scout Roundtables are 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 - May 3rd

The Next Boy Scout Roundtable – May 3rd

8:00     Collaborative Opening Ceremony / News & Information Sharing

8:15     Grab your coffee and be seated

8:30     Program –

The May Meeting for Boy Scouts is going to be a “Best Practices” discussion.  Many are seeing the strain of changes to BS program and especially the Scout rank designation.  This meeting will be interesting change to Boy Scout Roundtable.

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 – May 3rd

The Next Cub Scout Roundtable – May 3rd

The Cub Scout Leaders’ Roundtable is for ALL Cub Scout Leaders: Cubmasters, Committee Chairmen & Members, Den Leaders of Tigers, Wolves, Bears, Webelos, Den Chiefs, and all Assistants for any position!

The Roundtable will be from 8:00 until 9:30.  [Please come early…by 7:45…so you can participate in the pre-meeting activity, hang out with your Roundtable friends, HAVE EVEN MORE FUN…AND so we can start on time!]Bring something with your Den or Pack in the Spotlight and EARN AN EXTRA BEAD!





– Just coming to Roundtable earns you the ATTENDANCE BEAD!

– Bringing a friend who’s never been to Roundtable before, earns you the coveted gold-flecked BUDDY BEAD!

– First time attendees get the special red-flecked FIRST-TIMER BEAD!

– Tell us about your use of Roundtable Learnings with your Den or Pack and earn the highly-prized ALPHABET BEAD!
– AND……If any of that white stuff falls from the sky….there’s the extremely rare (well maybe not this year) SNOW BEAD to look forward to!

– REMEMBER, the Pack with the largest attendance at each Roundtable gets to have GARFIELD to entertain until the next Roundtable!!

Cub Roundtable Commissioner, Mary Ruth Lareau