Patriots’ Path Chess Club

Safe, Fun, No Charge, Online Chess

  • Are you just getting started or would you like to become a better player?
  • You can learn to play chess, solve chess puzzles, and play chess games.
  • You can play games with your fellow scouts.  
  • You can play in club tournaments with other scouts.
  • Easy steps to join:
    1. Sign up for Patriots’ Path Council Chess Club. 
    2. Receive a Username and Password to the Chesskid website for a “Basic” free membership.
      All the tournaments we do on the
      Chesskid website are included in the “Basic” free membership.
      There are benefits to upgrading to “Gold” membership but you do not have to upgrade.
    3. You can enjoy the Chesskid website anytime you want with your “Basic” free membership.
    4. You will be notified about scheduled online tournaments with other club members.


PPC Chess Tournament

The PPC Chess Club tournament Saturday, July 23, 2022 was held virtually on The competition was stiff and fun was had by all!

We had some ties!


1st   –  BigJollyPenguin      – Daniel H.       –  Raritan Valley Pack 80F
2nd  –  MegaRainyBull       – Thomas M.    –  Potential Scout *
2nd  –  AbleInspiredOak     – Rushil R.       –  Raritan Valley Troop 12B
3rd   –  GladFullLava          – Timothy V.     –  Northern NJ Troop 5B *
3rd   –  AttractiveNickel      – Nicholas D.    –  Fishawack Troop 25B

* Just a reminder, Potential Scouts are welcome to join the club, they would just need to be eligible to join the BSA as a scout! Also scouts outside of Patriots Path Council are welcome to join the club too!

Register here to join the club! All Scouts are welcome to register!
For results of previous tournaments, please visit Chess Tournament Results.

Everybody can have fun with Chess


Need Help – Contacts

BSA Contact: [email protected]



Chess Information for Parents

Calendar of Events 

Patriots’ Path Council Virtual Chess Tournament 

1) Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 9am

  • Open to all youth members of Patriots’ Path Council
  • This will be an unrated tournament with a max time of 20 minutes per game with three to five rounds.

            Register here. All Scouts are welcome to register! For now we’ll be using a friendly chess website to play online tournaments. After you register, you will receive, website information, a username and a password.


Chess Merit Badge

Chess Merit Badge Workbook.

Some important pages from the Chess Merit Badge pamphlet





Queen of Katwe 

Arrangements can be made to show this movie on BSA property

Check the Movie Trailer for a description of this wonderful movie.