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.
The Patriots’ Path Council is pleased to announce the fourth PPC Honors awards. This award is given in recognition to Scouters who have spent several decades giving leadership to a special function of the Patriots’ Path Council. PPC Honors...read more
For 108 years, “the Scouts have never failed to live up to the motto: Be Prepared. So are they prepared for the challenge of a changing America?” And so began the Feb. 4, 2018, episode of CBS Sunday Morning. The 90-minute newsmagazine, which averages between 5 million...read more
On the weekend of Jan. 26-28, 2018 the Black River District Klondike was held at Trexler Scout Reservation in Effort PA. A total of approximately 550 Scouts, Webelos, adult leaders and volunteers participated in the competition on Saturday. There were 27 troops...read more
Black River Spring Cub Family Camporee HOLD THE DATEread more
September 14 to 16, 2018 Open To All Districts REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN MARCH 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...read more
Save the Date! The 2018 Black River Fall Cub Family Camporee will take place at MASR, Camp Somers. Details and registration to be posted on district website by June 1,...read more
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...read more
The council’s new district staffing structure will increase the number of professional staff, and significantly change the organization and roles of our professional Scouters. It will also change who our volunteers go to for support, depending on the function....read more
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...read more
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...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 email@example.com with your request.
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.
Phone: (973) 765-9322 – Fax: (973) 267-3406
District Professional Staff:–
Field Director – Bill SanFilippo, ext. 222
Unit Service Executive – Marc Maratea, ext. 240
Program Executive – Michael Loughman, ext. 226
Membership Executive – Al Thomas, ext. 229
Development Executive – Maria Yosco, ext. 224
District Committee Chair
Boy Scouts – Paul Minenna
Cub Scouts – Mary Ruth Lareau
Download: organiztion chart
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 - March 6th. 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
The Next Cub Scout Roundtable – March 6th. Click on the "+" to see more
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.
2017–2018 Pack Meeting Plans
- September: Courteous – “How the West Was Fun”
- October: Thrifty – “A-Camping We Will Go”
- November: Reverent – “Cubs Give Thanks”
- December: Kind – “Paying It Forward”
- January: Helpful – “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs”
- February: Cheerful – “Abracadabra!”
- March: Trustworthy – “Cub Scout Investigators”
- April: Loyal – “Cubs in the Future”
- May: Friendly – “Treasure Hunters”
- June: Obedient – “Wheel Into Summer”
- July: Brave – “Home of the Brave”
- August: Clean – “Destination Parks”
Cub Roundtable Commissioner, Mary Ruth Lareau
SEE YOU AT THE ROUNDTABLE!!
Forms & Information
- Black River Org Chart – January 2018
- New District Structure – Staffing Plan to Support New Structure, Effective January 2, 2018
- Meet Your New Service Team: Who is doing what?
- Black River District Award of Merit Past Recipients
- Black River’s Best Past Awardees
- BR Best Nomination Form
- BR District Award of Merit Nomination Form
- Silver Beaver Award Nomination Forms (PDF) or (Word)
- Previous Recipients of the Silver Beaver Award
- Black River District Eagle Rank Advancement Process
- Training Opportunities
- Family Scouting
- Community Service
- Special Recognitions
- Boy Scouts of America
- Facts About Scouting
- About the BSA
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