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Council Board Member Staffs 2022 Normandy Camporee

In April of 2022, Garden State Council Board Member Marc Circus had the privilege of staffing the Trans-Atlantic Council’s Normandy Camporee in France. The camporee is a unique experience as it happens on the beaches of Normandy, where the Allies landed in World War II, and is heavily focused on the Scouts enjoying the history […]

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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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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: 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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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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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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