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.


Refer to the District Calendar above for the dates of the Roundtables


A COVID-19 Update

Patriots’ Path Council Volunteers and Families: Welcome to our Monday message. When we began this communication with you back in March, we never anticipated it going this long. However as we continue to plan for upcoming Scouting activities, we have appreciated the...

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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 currently have Virtual Roundtables All district roundtables will be virtual via Zoom. Each roundtable will be broken up into two...

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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

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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Camping Opportunities During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Click Here For A Look at What is Offered

Scouts from around our council have already taken advantage of our PPC Scouting From Home website! Edison Troop 12 is seen above left showing off how to access the resource during a virtual troop meeting, while Troop 17 in Denville, above right, takes the online safety article to the “T” by going over the Cyber Chip program! New programs and offerings are continually being added on a daily basis for our Scouts to remain active right from home!

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

District Committee Chair
Dave Curtis

District Commissioner
Howard Wolkow​
516-978-3177 (cell)

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

Stay Informed at Roundtable patches

Roundtable Dates Can Be Found On the District Calendar Above

We have resumed in person roundtables at Redeemer Lutheran Church effective September 2021!

Roundtables will be streamed live via Zoom if you cannot attend in person.

Zoom meeting details for September-December 2021:

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Meeting ID: 834 0659 7348

Passcode: 398996

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        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

Commissioners meeting preceding roundtable at 6:30 PM.

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.