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What Council and District are we in and what are they?
What Council and District are we in and what are they?
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is divided into 4 regional areas and 278 local councils. Each council is chartered from the national organization and supports local units of Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, and Venturing crews.
Our Council is the Patriot’s Path Council. It’s website is http://www.ppbsa.org. It provides training services and camps for our use. These include:

  • Allamuchy Scout Reservation in Stanhope, NJ, which is made of 2 camps
  • Camp Somers for Boy Scouts
  • Camp Wheeler for Cub Scouts
  • Winnebago Scout Reservation in Rockaway Township, NJ, which has a summer program for Boy Scouts
For more information on BSA check the national website, www.scouting.org, or wikipedia.

General Information about Cub Scouts:

  • Cub Scout Parent Information Guide (link)
  • What Is Cub Scouting? (link)
  • Cub Scout Resource (link)
Patriot’s Path Council:
  • Adventures of Cub Scouting: Parent/Guardian Orientation (link)
Forms:
  • Youth Application (contact cub master)
  • Talent Release Form (link)
  • Pack 69 Code of Conduct (link)
Uniform:
  • All youth and adult volunteers should wear uniforms to all events. There are 2 types of uniforms:
    • Field Uniform (aka: Class-A)
      • Cub scout short sleeve shirt
      • Cub scout belt
      • Cub scout pants (optional)
      • Cap (Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos)
      • Neckerchief (Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos)
      • Neckerchief slide (Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos)
      • Insignia/patches
        • World scout crest emblem
        • Council patch
        • Unit number “69”
      • See how the uniform looks at http://bsauniforms.org/
      • Another resource and price estimates: http://www.boyscouttrail.com/uniforms.asp
      • Where to place patches can be seen on the Uniform Inspection Sheet (link) and no we do not have inspections
    • Activity Uniform (aka: Class-B)
      • Wearing any scouting related T-Shirt and proper attire for the activity. This includes, for example, wearing Class-B to school the day of a pack meeting
      • A scout joining the pack gets a Pack T-Shirt. As the scout grows, he can receive a new T-Shirt for each year.
  • Shopping: The scout store is in the Council Office (link) other outdoor stores may have uniforms, such as Ramsey Outdoor.
  • Uniform Swap: At the Summer Picnic, Pack 69 has a uniform swap where uniforms, caps, neckerchiefs may be found.
  • What not to buy. These items are provided by the pack, parents should not purchase the following:
    • Handbooks. The pack supplies the Handbook each year.
    • Achievements.  All achievements from belt loops, beads, and pins will be provided by the pack.  The only exception is with belt loops earned outside of den/pack activities.  The scout may still be awarded the belt loop, but the parents will be asked to provide or pay for the belt loop.

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