Category: News

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 […]

Learn More

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 […]

Learn More

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 […]

Learn More

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 […]

Learn More

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 […]

Learn More

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 […]

Learn More

Religious Awards Ceremony Highlights

Garden State Council’s Duty to God committee convened boards of review and a presentation ceremony for the religious awards, held at Roosevelt Scout Reservation on June 27th. Submitted photos of the event show some of the highlights. Click here for more information on the BSA’s religious emblems awards program.

Learn More

Fall Camp Card Special Sale

Special Camp Card sale in September and October will let units earn 30% commission!

Learn More

2020 Camp Card Program Results

Camp Cards are a Great Way to Earn Your Way to Virtual Camp! The 2020 Camp Card Program has officially come to a close — one month later than we initially planned. We appreciate everyone’s commitment to make the effort to sell Camp Cards during these extraordinary times. Thank you to all the units that […]

Learn More