Category: Council Update

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! 2. Earn Your Way with Camp Cards Our annual camp card […]

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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

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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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