Council News Posts
Use of Camps
With the new school year upon us, units are building a calendar filled with fun.
With COVID-restrictions now part of life, Scouts are finding positive and healthy ways to meet, in-person and online, and execute activities, outside and virtually.
A hybrid model makes sense in the current environment and the Garden State Council is here to support your unit’s programming.
To book a day-time visit to a Council camping property, please contact email@example.com.
Since New Jersey entered Stage-2 back in June, a common question has been, “When can we go camping overnight?”
Here’s a recap on that topic as of September 4, 2020:
- The Council continues to recommend that units do not camp overnight.
- The latest on camping from New Jersey states that family camping is allowed in certain designated state parks. Group camping sites are closed.
- Other states may have different rules, so units considering traveling out-of-state should follow those state’s guidelines, in consultation with their charter partner.
- As always, units are expected to follow the Guide to Safe Scouting.
- As units return to action, volunteers are encouraged to utilize the BSA Safe Scouting Checklist.
- Council properties are open for day visitors, but not for overnight camping. The Council expects to open for overnight camping once NJ reaches Stage-3.
- Lastly, as a reminder, here is the Council’s Road Back to In-Person Scouting.