Category: Council Update

Virtual Hybrid ILST/C Now Available

In response to the needs of Youth Leaders in Troops and Crews, Scouting U has released two new virtual training programs for Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST), and Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC). These new temporary instructional training programs are available by logging onto https://my.scouting.org and launching the BSA Learn Center.  When the Learn Center opens, you can select the […]

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Huggard Named Gloucester County Distinguished Citizen for 2020

Garden State Council, BSA, is pleased to announce that Ernest D. Huggard, President and CEO of South Jersey Federal Credit Union, is our 2020 Distinguished Citizen for Gloucester County. Event Chairman Benjamin T. Griffith noted that Huggard has earned the respect and esteem of his colleagues throughout not only Gloucester County but South Jersey. Huggard […]

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New Council Shoulder Patch

The Garden State Council is excited to announce the debut of a new Shoulder Patch (CSP) for use on the BSA uniform. This new GSC Shoulder Patch is the product of the dedicated work of a committee of volunteers, both youth and adult, from across the council, who were brought together earlier this year to […]

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Resources to Recruit and Retain

Recruitment season 2020 is here — and it looks very different in the age of COVID. With limited access to schools and fewer available meeting locations, the usual recruitment methods may not be available this year.The good news is that families are looking for engaging, fun, character-building activities — and Scouting checks all of the […]

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Vacation Raffle now Staycation, Too!

Garden State Council is raffling a dream vacation, worth up to $6,000! OR Use the prize for a Staycation and enhance your abode!(no cash will be given in lieu of prize) The winner will be drawn during the Shoot for Scouting Sporting Clays Classic on September 18. The prize applies to travel between Sept. 2020 […]

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Welcome to the Team, Hunter!

Hunter Layne has joine the Garden State Council field services team as the new Senior District Executive for White Horse District.

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Recruitment Hub and #scoutsforme

‘Tis the season to spread the word of Scouting, to grow units and reach more families. And, now more than ever, an activity that gets kids outside, unplugged, with fun, hands-on, character-building experiences is essential. Now is the perfect time to be a Scout! To help units and families share Scouting, we are pleased to […]

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Stage 2 Continues on the Road Back to In-Person Scouting

The State of NJ is currently in Stage 2 of reopening, and so is Garden State Council.

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Online Town Hall Recap

Garden State Council Scout Executive Patrick Linfors offers this recap of the main points discussed at the online “town hall” held on April 7th. Thanks to the 50+ people who joined our Online Town Hall last night. The Council Key 3 is hearing feedback requesting more visits like this throughout the year. Stay tuned for […]

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