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Membership Resources

Summertime Activities for Scouts

Check out the summer Scout activities you can do. Click here for a listing our summertime activities.

Join Us! Activities include: Rocket Launch, Family Scouting Adventure Nights- Aquatics, Family Scouting Adventure Nights- STEM & Family Campfire, Scout Days with Somerset Patriots, Fundraise with Scouting Adventure Cards, Family Scouting Adventure Nights- BB & Archery Shooting Sports, Family Scouting Adventure Nights- BB & Archery Shooting Sports, Family Bowling Event, Staten Island Yankees Sleepover, Hike Through a Historic Trail, Summer STEM Institute, Camp COLEY, Cub Scout Day Camp.


Is Your Post Recruiting for Exploring at Your Local National Night Out?

You may not be thinking about recruitment, but there’s a great opportunity if your community is hosting a national night out this summer on Tuesday, August 7th. Sponsor a table, host an activity, spread the word with the community about why Exploring is such a cool program!  For free Exploring resources and recruitment materials, reach out to our membership executives, Al Thomas, [email protected], 973-919-0389 or Javier Juarez at 973-765-9322 x257, [email protected]

2018 Recruiting Material Request Forms

Free Supplies Available to You for Spring Recruitment

Did you know the council membership committee has plenty of free supplies and materials to assist with your spring recruitment efforts?We can make you flyers at no cost for Lions, Family Scouting, or traditional flyers in black and white. We have lawn signs, cardboard Scout cut-outs for flyer distribution, an inflatable Scout and more! You can also borrow a popcorn machine to give out free popcorn at your recruitment event. Need an activity do at your pack open house?  We have STEM kits, fishing kits, and archery set up, rain gutter regatta, and a Pinewood derby track that can be borrowed to bring excitement to your recruitment. All of these materials are supplied by the many generous Friends of Scouting (FOS) donations families like you provide to Patriots’ Path Council. See the links in the right column.

Are You In?

Let’s Get More Boy Scouts! We appreciate all the hours you put in to provide the best program possible for our Scouts. In 2018, the council membership committee would like to help every troop provide their program to more young men. We have developed a plan that allows troops to participate in actively recruiting new 5th and 6th graders to their home troops. By participating, you will get the support of the membership committee and council professionals to assist in securing recruiting materials, open houses, and school talks. Participating? Follow the link here: https://tinyurl.com/AOL2Scout


Check out the Best Practices page for tools and tips from other Scouters
    – New Tool: Using Preschools to Recruit Lions
– New Tool: Cool Activities to Get Youth Interested & Involved in Scouting
– Using Social Media to Market Your Unit

Seven Reasons Why Parents Should Consider Scouting
On-Boarding Envelope – Information for New Scout Families
Best Practices Blog
Past Membership Breakfast and Summit Materials

Reservation and Order Forms
 – New Family Scouting Recruitment materials are available. More flyers will be made available with “Scouts Me In” this Fall.
– Cub Scout
– Family Scouting Recruitment Flyer
– Family Scouting Recruitment Flyer
– Boy Scout
– Venturing
– New Boy Scout Recruiting Program

Contact your Membership Team
with questions or assistance with your recruitment efforts
Al Thomas for Black River, Fishawack, and Sussex districts 
Javier Juarez
for Raritan Valley, Munsee, and Watching Mountain districts


Trainee New Member Coordinators
Official NMC Uniform Shirts Available

That’s right!  You can now purchase your official New Member Coordinator (NMC) polo uniform shirt. The council is selling the shirts through the membership committee. As it states in the NMC training, the official uniform shirt for the volunteer service in this position is the polo shirt. This allows for a more friendly and open welcoming to families at a recruitment event. To purchase a shirt, please find the order form here: Polo shirt order form.

Sustaining strong membership in a unit depends not only on having new members join the unit, but also on engaging youth and their families in the unit experiences so that they feel Welcomed and want to stay. The role of the New Member Coordinator is to ensure that both keys to success take place. For more information contact the council membership chair, John Cristadoro.

New Member Coordinator Position

Sustaining strong membership in a unit depends not only on having new members join the unit, but also on engaging youth and their families in the unit experiences so that they feel Welcomed and want to stay. The role of the New Member Coordinator is to ensure that both keys to success take place.

Choose an Adventure

A program that starts as a recruiting campaign for Cub Scouts but continues with activities in that theme from Cubs through older Scouts. Current Build an Adventure campaigns in Patriots’ Path Council are Hooked on Scouting, Rocket into Scouting and STEM into Scouting. Visit the Fishing and Rocketry program pages to find recruiting events and other programs in these adventures.

Click for the Choose Your Adventure informational flier.

Hooked on Scouting


Hooked on Scouting is a Build an Adventure recruiting program that is strongly encouraged to be use during the Spring and early Summer. It is a fishing themed recruiting plan. Hooked on Scouting activities kits are available for unit use – click here for an order form. Special patches, flyers and yard signs are available while supplies last. Visit the Fishing page to find more adventures including information on earning new Patriots’ Path Council Complete Angler Award by fishing on at least three council properties.

Don’t forget to hold a boy talk.

Fill out the form and send in to rent a Hooked on Scouting Kit. Click for form. Special flyers and yard signs are available while supplies last.

 Rocket into Scouting

Rocket into Scouting can happen any time of year, but is recommended for mid-Summer through Fall as a Build an Adventure recruiting program. While supplies last, free rocket kits are available for potential new boys. Existing Cub Scouts may purchase rocket supplies. If you don’t membershiprockethave your own connection to host a Rocket Launch, we can help connect you to an area Rocket Club for assistance contact Art Lobdell today. Visit the Rocketry program page to find other programs relating to Rockets. Don’t forget to hold a boy talk.

 View the Rocket into Scouting Resource page.

Ethan Stand Up

Ethan is a great resource for recruiting drives. Fill out the Ethan Scout Form to reserve a date.

Giant Inflatable

Dancing Boy Scout or Cub Scoutinflatables

A great resource for recruiting drives is an
inflatable Boy Scout or  Cub Scout – guaranteed to attract attention.
Click to Click to view the Dancing Cub Scout in action.

Fill out the Dancing Scout Form to reserve a date.

Stand-Up Scout Literature Holder

A helpful resource for recruiting drives. If you have limited access to distributing physical literature through schools, the literature distribution Cub Scout stand-up could enhance your recruiting potential. The stand-ups are about 4 feet high.
Please contact your district executive reserve the stand-ups.
Fill out the Stand-up Scout Form to reserve a date.

Pop-up Canopy

The Patriots’ Path Council has a portable, pop-up canopy, complete with roof, sides and attractive Scouting graphics. This equipment is available for units and districts use to support Cub Scout and Scouting recruitment events, and other special public-facing promotional / educational events.
Fill out the Recruitment Canopy Form to reserve a date.

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Invite a Buddy

You can print buddy cards and invite a friend to join your pack. If one or more friends join Scouting, you will receive a “My Best Friend is a Scout” patch for you and your friends. You will also receive a “Recruiter” patch for yourself. After your friends join, complete the form and turn it to receive the patches. Download the Recruiting form. Download the Buddy Cards.

2017 Cub Scout Recruitment Incentive Program

Any Cub Scout Pack can qualify for a bonus from the Council Membership Committee, by actively engaging in Membership, Recruiting and Public Relations activities! Using the point system below, achieve a total of 10 points, and earn YOUR CHOICE of either (1) one free Camp Card for every family in your unit, OR (2) $50 credit at the PP Scout Shop! To make it easier for you to track your activities, this follows the charter & JTE time frame of November through October. So you might already be earning points! Just submit this form to your District Executive or District Membership Chair along with any backup, whenever you think you’ve hit your point total!. Click for more information and the form.

New Parent Orientation PowerPoint

for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts

PowerPoint presentations that units can use for orienting new Cub Scout and Boy Scout parents that have been specifically designed as companions to the Adventures in Cub Scouting or Boy Scouting guidebook.

For Cub Scouts
View as a PDF.      Download a Power Point.

For Boy Scouts:
View as a PDF.      Download a Power Point.

Fall Recruiting Champion

Each district has a champion to spearhead the effort for fall recruiting. The Champion is a resource for packs and a catalyst of community recruiting efforts. Click for responsibilities.