Category: Scouts BSA

NESA Update

Hi Everyone, and greetings from your Council NESA Committee. On the outside chance that you’re not real familiar with NESA, here is a little background, as well as some upcoming awards: Exactly what is NESA? The National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) is an organization comprised of (you guessed it) Eagle Scouts from the entire United […]

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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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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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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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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.

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