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 held an online tournament on Saturday, May 27, 2023. We had a tie for third place! Congratulations to our top four finishers and everyone who played!


1st  – AquaNextLake         – Josh M.               – Raritan Valley Troop 90B

2nd – BigJollyPenguin     – Daniel H.             – Raritan Valley Pack 80F

3rd – KindComfySnow     – Anish N.              – Troop 3B of Monmouth

3rd – RubyWrinkledDisk  – Rudransh Sheth – Pioneer Pack 55F

* 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 Meetings

1) Saturday, June 24, 2023, at 9 am – Virtual Chess Tournament, must have a club logon.

  • This will be an unrated tournament with a max time of 20 minutes per game with three to five rounds.

            Register here. All youth of scouting age are welcome to join the club! For online tournaments, we use a friendly chess website. After you register, you will receive website information, a username, and a password.


Questions: Tom Andrea, (973) 224-1395, [email protected]


Chess Merit Badge

Chess Merit Badge Workbook.

Some important pages from the Chess Merit Badge pamphlet