COVID Updates


Safe Restart Checklist

The BSA offers this PDF as a guideline for Units considering a return to in-person Scouting.

State of NJ Resources

The State of NJ has a resource hub for COVID-related information.

Health Screening Checklist

Use this screening checklist before each in-person event.


BSA's guidance on in-person activities, temporary advancement adjustments, and more. Updated regularly.

Council News Posts

Restart Cub Scouting Safely

The Boy Scouts of America released a series of webinars designed to help unit leaders continue Scouting while facing the...

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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...

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State of NJ Updates

Use of Camps

The following is offered for units to use in their planning, and is intended to be used in conjunction with any current restrictions set by the Governor of New Jersey.

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.

For the latest on virtual and in-person Council activities, keep an eye on https://www.facebook.com/gardenstatebsa and the Knapsack weekly email newsletter.

When attending any in-person activity hosted by Council or a Council-related group, participants are subject to Garden State Council’s Participant Waiver

To book a day-time visit or unit-based camping at a Council camping property, please contact reservations@gardenstatescouting.org.


Safety remains our top priority.

Anyone feeling sick is to stay home.

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.