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Category: Council Update

University of Scouting Recap 2022

40 Degrees Conferred Following Virtual Training University of Scouting is a fun-filled annual event of supplemental training for adults involved in the Scouting program. It is the only time during the year where volunteers can find the widest variety of training opportunities in all program areas. The University of Scouting degrees provide Scouters with a […]

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Paul Bunyan Day 2021

The 49th Annual Paul Bunyan Day brought together more than 330 Cub Scouts and their friends for friendly competition in feats of strength and skill that the eponymous man of legend would have enjoyed. If you attended and have pics you would like to share with Council, please upload them here. The Challenges Among the […]

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Unit Recharter 2022: Get Ready for Something New!

Summer is drawing to a close and that means back-to-school, football and… BSA Unit Rechartering Season! This year brings a new online rechartering system that promises to be faster, easier, and, potentially — paperless! National has a short teaser video that shows some of the new features. The new Internet Rechartering system can be accessed […]

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Venturing Leadership Awards for 2020

As we all know, 2020 was a challenging year all around. The Garden State Council Venturing Officers Association did what all other BSA programs did, and pivoted their events and meetings to the online space in order to Scout On. For their tireless efforts to keep their fellow Venturers engaged — and their unceasing optimism […]

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This Just in May Edition

Top 5 Rundown for May Council Executive Patrick Linfors presents This Just In for May, 2021, with a rundown of on Council updates and Scouting opportunities this month. Watch the video for details, and see below for links to items included in the rundown! 1. Summer of Service Service is at the heart of what […]

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This Just In April Edition

Top 5 Rundown for April Council Executive Patrick Linfors presents This Just In for April, 2021, with a rundown of on Council updates and Scouting opportunities this month. Watch the video for details, and see below for links to items included in the rundown! 1. Camping is back! Garden State Council’s camps are open for […]

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Record-Setting Year for Hovnanian Scholarships

The Garden State Council, BSA is proud to announce that 23 of our Scouts are receiving scholarships totaling $35,500 from the Hovnanian Scholarship Fund. These 2021 scholarships are the first awards given in the Council since 2012. Of the 23 Scouts recognized, twelve received awards of $750, six were awarded $1,500 and the Top-5 awardees […]

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Join Camp Staff

Energetic, enthusiastic, and fun people needed for our seasonal summer camp staff! Interviews will be held on Saturday April 17th, and Monday April 19th and be conducted over Google Meet. Interested candidates can sign-up by using the link below and by choosing one of the available time slots. The following positions are available at this […]

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Preston Irving New District Executive for Pine Hill District

The Garden State Council proudly welcomes its newest team member, Preston Irving. A Senior District Executive now serving the Pine Hill District, Preston has served as a Scouting professional since 2014. He started his career in the Glacier’s Edge Council in Madison, Wisconsin, and most recently served in the Washington Crossing Council. Preston was a […]

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Get a CARES Act Tax Deduction

Have you donated $300 to charity this year? Know how the 2020 CARES Act impacts you and charitable donations. Consider a gift to the Garden State Council before December 31st. www.gardenstatescouting.org/fos From the Internal Revenue Service: The IRS is reminding taxpayers of a special new provision that will allow more people to easily deduct up […]

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