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.

2018 Webelos First Aid Rally – February 10

This is a NEW program called Webelos First Aid Rally This program is for the Webelos requirement “First Responder” Your Webelos will earn this requirement in one day. He will also will earn the Adventure Pin. This program is also for a parent. You and your Webelos...

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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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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’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 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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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 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

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
973-945-3997

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

Download: organiztion chart

Stay Informed at Roundtable patches

Roundtables

Commissioners meeting preceding roundtable at 7PM.
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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 - November 7th. Click on the "+" to see more

The Next Boy Scout Roundtable – November 7th

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
Paul Minenna

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

The Next Cub Scout Roundtable – November 7th

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 November 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 National BSA Pack Meeting Theme for November: “Cubs Give Thanks.”  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 “Parent Participation.”  We’ll have handouts and everyone will have an opportunity to ask questions and offer their suggestions on the topic!

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 October we’ll present the November theme materials so you have time to include them in your November Den and Pack Meetings.

Cub Roundtable Commissioner, Mary Ruth Lareau
SEE YOU AT THE ROUNDTABLE!!