Council Activities

The Garden State Council Activities Committee is responsible for the planning, promoting, and coordinating activities at the council level for the benefit of our fellow members in our council.  The committee generally meets on the fourth Thursday of the month, but occasionally there is an additional meeting just prior to an event to dot the i's and cross the t's.  Meetings are held at 7 PM at the 693 Rancocas Building.  The committee consists of the Activity Chairs from each district and other volunteers that have an interest in serving at this level.  The committee is always looking for fresh creative minds to improve our activities.  The chair of the committee is Phil Snyder.  Please contact him at PSnyder.GSCBSA@gmail.com if you would like to join the committee or attend a meeting.   

Council Activities - 2018

Council Recognition Dinner – April 19

A great time to socialize out of uniform with fellow Scouters and recognize the accomplishments of the great volunteers of the Garden State Council.  Don't miss this gala event!

Philmont Trek – July 7 through July 21

Backpack through the Sangre de Cristo range of the Rocky Mountains at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.  Owned by the Boy Scouts of America, it encompasses 137,000 acres of challenges and adventures!  Every Scout should visit Philmont at least once in their lifetime!

Cub FUN Day – October 20

The premier event for Cub Scout recruiting in the Garden State Council.  A FUN-FILLED day of games, archery, BB, hay rides, fishing, and other FUN activities.  This event is open to all Cub Scout aged youth, and membership in the BSA is not a requirement to attend. 

Scouting for Food – Bag Distribution – November 10

A day of service to distribute empty bags in your community to be picked up the following week. As Scouts, we know how fortunate we are to have a warm meal every night — whether around the campfire or at the kitchen table. And we know that not everyone is so lucky.

Scouting for Food – Bag Collection – November 17

Scouts go back into their communities to pick up the empty bags they delivered the previous week.  The bags of food are then delivered to local pantries within our council's borders.  Tens of thousands of hungry families depend on us.  The needy exist in every town. 

Council Activities Committee Meeting Dates

These dates are all tentative based on committee needs.

All meetings will be held at the Rancocas Office, 693 Building 7:00 PM

January 25, 2018

March 22, 2018

April 12, 2018

May 24, 2018

June 28, 2018

August 23, 2018

September 13, 2018

September 27, 2018

October 11, 2018

October 25, 2018

November 29, 2018

Council Activity Committee Members

Christine Aziz - Quakesen District

Jennifer Ellis - Mahalala District

Thom Shoop - Old Colony District

Bill Wasakanes - Bay Sea District

Phil Snyder - White Horse District

Michelle Ieradi

Mark Starcher

Scott Bickhart - Philmont

Joe Brennan - Duty To God