Find Something for Everyone in Garden State Council Scouting!

Scouting is adventure, family, fun, character, leadership, and so much more.

In Scouting, boys and girls start with their best right-now selves and grow into their very best future selves. 
Fun, hands-on learning and achievement puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today — and for life.

Garden State Council serves the kids and their families of six New Jersey counties. Our camp properties serve as gateways to adventures in the Pine Barrens, the Jersey Shore, Philadelphia, and everything in between.

New to Scouting in the BSA? Explore our Programs, below.
Have questions? Contact us.
Ready to find a unit near you? Contact us, or visit BeAScout to search units by zip code.


View our Council calendar and sort it by District or Category. Click through events with a yellow ticket to register!


Read Council and District updates. Also, subscribe to our weekly email-based newsletter The Knapsack.


Volunteers are the backbone of the Scouting movement! Whether you are a Scout parent, a skilled community member, or a business owner looking for a partner opportunity, we have a place for you!


Have a question? Want to provide feedback? Click the word Contact to send us an email! Or type info@gardenstatescouting.org into your mail client.

Note to AOL users: AOL sometimes rejects email forwarders. If you have trouble getting through, we invite you to call our front desk: 609-261-5850.

A Program for Everyone

Support can take many forms: Donate through Friends of Scouting, select Garden State Council when shopping through Amazon Smile, purchase popcorn or camp cards from a local Scout, attend our Women of Achievement dinner or regional Citizenship Awards dinners, and so much more. Your support of Scouting enables Garden State Council to support the experiences of more than 7,000 youth throughout South Jersey!

A few of the many ways you can support scouting in South Jersey

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The Knapsack is Garden State Council's weekly email newsletter containing important Council event dates, program updates, Scout Shop news, and more!