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Welcome to the Garden State Council,
Boy Scouts of America!

The Garden State Council offers a variety of programs to serve the youth of South Jersey in the counties of Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem, plus Buena Vista Township and the Borough of Buena in Atlantic County.

Scouting is adventure, family, fun, character, leadership, and so much more.
In Scouting, boys and girls start with their best right-now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life.
Click on each program below for information about it and how to join!
GSC VenturingGSC Sea ScoutsGSC Exploring
You can search for local Cub Scout Packs, Scouts BSA Troops, Venturing Crews, or Sea Scout Ships in your local communities by going to www.BeAScout.org.
If you are interested in learning more about Scouting programs in your community, please contact us by calling (609) 261-5850 OR by filling out the contact form below (a member of our staff will contact you directly). 


Scouting is a family-oriented, volunteer-run program. Our success depends on people like you who can share one hour--or more--a week to help make Scouting possible for the young people in our communities. 

No experience is required to become a Scouting volunteer, only the desire to help young people do their best, and to help us keep the Scouting program strong.

We have a wide range of volunteer opportunities available, whether you want to work directly with young people or alongside other adults. Become a parent volunteer with your child's unit, serve as a leader, share your skills and experience as a Merit Badge counselor, or join a District or Council committee. Choose an area that interests you and help us keep our Council moving forward on committees such as: camping, marketing & membership, program, training, facilities, health & safety, Eagle Board of Review, fundraising, Order of the Arrow, and more. 

For more than 100 years, Scouting has been one of the most positive youth development, leadership, and character-building programs in the nation. If you would like more information about volunteer opportunities please contact us at the Garden State Council.




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