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Category: Council Update

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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Unit Restart Guide Available

Updated 3-19-2021 Follow the guidelines to make your Unit’s in-person Scouting safer during the COVID-19 pandemic. In-person Scouting activities are possible, and will help keep Scouts engaged and active. However, we are still in Stage 2 of the Road Back to In-Person Scouting, so a lot of care and attention should be paid to the […]

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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

Tools for Growth this Fall ‘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 […]

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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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Online Adult Registration is Here

Starting April 9, the Garden State Council will activate Online Registration for adult volunteers! Adult registration is available for all positions at the Council, District, and unit levels. Online applications for adults are a lot like youth applications, except the approval process for adults involves the CharteredOrganization Representative (COR). Just as the COR must sign […]

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