Category: Council Update

Preston Irving New District Executive for Pine Hill District

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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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Ferrell Named Salem County Distinguished Citizen for 2020

Garden State Council, BSA, is pleased to announce that William H. Ferrell, Jr., President of W. H. Ferrell’s Oil & Gas, Inc. and Lacy’s Express, is our 2020 Distinguished Citizen for Salem County. The Distinguished Citizen is presented with the “Good Scout” award for exemplifying in their daily life the ideals of the Boy Scouts of […]

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Pipitone Named Cumberland County Distinguished Citizen for 2020

Garden State Council, BSA, is pleased to announce that Sam Pipitone, Jr., President and CEO of F&S Produce Co., Inc., and Owner of Pipco Transportation, is our 2020 Distinguished Citizen for Cumberland County. The Distinguished Citizen is presented with the “Good Scout” award for exemplifying in their daily life the ideals of the Boy Scouts of […]

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Game-A-Thon Extended

More Time to Play, Give, and Win! This week: Four updates for the Game-A-Thon: Deadline Extension Direct links for the event app from PiF Squared Challenges Prizes! ExtensionOne week just isn’t enough time to play. Our Game-A-Thon partner, PiF Squared (PiF^2 for short), agreed to let us play longer! Now, we can all create, compete, […]

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Hansen Scouting Museum Open for Tours

Looking for a place to hold your meetings as the weather changes? Working toward the Scouting Heritage merit badge? While practicing the BSA S.A.F.E. guidelines, the museum offers a chance for unit members to learn about the history of Scouting over the past 110 years. As we prepare for expansion to add another 900 square […]

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Restart Cub Scouting Safely

The Boy Scouts of America released a series of webinars designed to help unit leaders continue Scouting while facing the challenges of 2020. This particular series offer helpful advice to Cub leaders as they restart their meetings after taking a break to be safe during the spring COVID-related shutdown. In these webinars, representatives from the […]

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Game-A-Thon: Play Games to Fight Hunger

Garden State Council Presents: Game-A-Thon The Foodbank of South Jersey is reporting a 200 percent increase in the number of families in our area who are now classified as “food insecure.” To assist the Food Bank of SJ in their mission and to launch our annual Scouting for Food service project, Garden State Council has […]

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Fall Fishing Days are Here

Put the Outing in Scouting this Fall with a little drop-in fishing Don’t miss your chance to do a little fishing at one — or both — of our Fall drop-in fishing open program days! November 1 at Pine Hill Scout Reservation and December 5 at Pine Tree Education and Environmental Center, drop in anytime […]

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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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