April 2020
Welcome to NNJ Journey to Adventure! This newsletter highlights all of the great programs and events that are coming up in the next month. If you want your unit, event, or program to be featured for all to see, submit photos and descriptions to communications@nnjbsa.org . Also be sure to check out nnjbsa.org/scoutingfromhome for information about events, advancement, adventures you can take with your Scouts from home, and positive stories from the community.
Feature of the Month: Cyber Security
Pack 168 Rutherford

Webelos & AOL Scouts from Pack 168 demonstrate their knowledge of cyber smarts in this video. In this time of virtual meetings and working from home, it is important to remember that Youth Protection principles still apply. Click here for more information about YPT, BSA principles, and additional resources. Great job, everyone!

This could be you!
Want to see your unit featured in our monthly newsletter? Submit photos and descriptions to communications@nnjbsa.org
Donate Blood with the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during this corona virus outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed to schedule an appointment to give in the days and weeks ahead to help patients counting on lifesaving blood throughout this pandemic.

Click here to visit the Red Cross website and learn about precautions taken in relation to COVID-19.
NNJC Camp at Home Contest
Enter between 3/30 and 4/13

We are so excited for summer camp that we can't wait until July to break out our camping gear! Set up your best tent sites at home and use #NNJCCampatHome to share on Facebook and Instagram. Our team will select a first and second place winner to receive prizes and be featured in our Journey to Excitement newsletter!

Shout out to Logan and Luke from Pack 197 in Wayne for starting us off!
Religious Emblem Awards

Looking for activities for cub scouts at home? Advancement, achievement, and religious emblem award opportunities are available to fulfill our Scouts’ Duty to God. The religious emblem program was designed to encourage members to grow stronger in their faith, and practice the BSA value of reverence. Click here for the full BSA Duty to God booklet. For more information regarding specific denominations and award opportunities, email Jordan.brown@scouting.org . We believe this is a wonderful way for Scouts to learn and grow during this time.
2021 National Scout Jamboree Virtual Info Session
Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

  • Interested in attending the 2021 National Jamboree?
  • Want to get more information?
  • Want to see what the Jamboree has to offer?

Attend our virtual info session to get your questions answered!
X-Treme Sports

May 30, 2020 - May 31, 2020

A weekend of high adventure at Camp Turrell!
  • Zip lining
  • Boating, Kayaking, Canoeing
  • Archery, Rifle Shooting, Shotgun Shooting
  • Rappelling
  • Mountain biking
  • Hatchet throwing
  • ...and more!
Weboree 31
RESCHEDULED for September 25th-27th

Weboree is a weekend of fun and activities for Webelos Scouts and their parent/guardian. You will experience some typical Scout BSA camp activities. We promise to keep your Scouts busy all weekend! Join us on Tuesday, September 1st for an informational Parent/Leader's Meeting.

 Register before August 19th to get
a $5/person discount!
Are you ready to get out of the house and get back outdoors? Summer camp season is right around the corner, and we're planning on having our camps open for an awesome summer! Our camp team at NNJC is closely monitoring and adhering to all CDC and NY/NJ DOH Health and Safety Guidelines. We have a high standard of health expectations for all our camps, and we assure all Scouts and Scouting families that additional cleaning and precautions will be taken prior to and during this summer season. Click here for information from the American Camp Association (ACA) about healthy camping measures that should be taken from home. Our NNJC Camp Department is happy to provide additional information as well.

We want to keep our Scouting families informed as we continue to receive new information. If you want weekly updates about the status of our camps, cleaning/sanitation procedures, payment information and more, email communications@nnjbsa.org to subscribe.
Scouts BSA

We have extended our Early Bird pricing of $415/$440 to May 1, 2020.
After May 1, 2020 the pricing is $460/$485 per scout. 

Check out our Summer Camps below and look through the Leader's Guides to see what new programs we have to offer. Our camp staff is working hard to create new and exciting programs to make this summer a great one!

Cub Scouts

Early Bird deadline: May 1, 2020

Is your Cub Scout ready to get outside and play this summer? We are gearing up and getting ready to open for Summer Camp.

Take a look at our Cub Scout Summer Camps below and see what new programs we have to offer. Our camp staff is working hard to create exciting programs and introduce your Cubs to the outdoors!

Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner & Alumni Gathering
June 2nd, 2020

The Valley Regency
1129 Valley Road
Clifton, NJ 07013

Are you an Eagle Scout? Follow @NESANNJ to connect with other Eagles and to find out when about their Eagle Scout gatherings
Unit Kernel Trainings

Trainings will be held virtually or in person depending on the development of the COVID situation. Look out for updates in future newsletters and What's Poppin'.

  • Monday, May 18th
  • Thursday, June 11th
  • Wednesday, June 24th
  • Tuesday, August 4th

Remember! April 30th is the deadline to register your unit for the 2020 Popcorn Sale!

Check back here for upcoming information about updated products, new rewards, and more!