September 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.
Troop 181 from Wood Ridge donated a bucket truck to one of our summer camps, Camp NoBeBoSco. Scoutmasters John Johansen and John Marasciulo generously donated their time and money fixing up the truck.

The truck will be used to help maintain the campgrounds. Thanks, everyone!
SAFETY IN SCOUTING
As always, the safety of our Scouts, volunteers, employees and communities is our top
priority. The BSA has issued guidelines for Restarting Scouting Checklist. This outlines several minimum guiding protocols that adult leaders/ volunteers must consider while working with local and state health departments, local councils, chartered organizations, and Scouting families. This checklist should be used to assist with resuming meetings, service projects, camping and all other official Scouting activities.
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Family, Den/Patrol, and Day Camping

Are you ready to enjoy the great outdoors? If so come join us at one of our Northern New Jersey Camps for a weekend of camping and fun!!! Whether you are an avid camper or have never slept in a tent, family camping is the perfect opportunity to enjoy. Bring your tents, food and enjoy the weekend!! Your family can just relax and enjoy being outdoors or take advantage of a fishing, hiking the trails, family campfires and campfire cooking. 

We are now taking reservations for family, den, and patrol camping.

Family Camping: One registered scout with immediate and extended family only up to 20 people total.
Den/Patrol Camping: One registered scout with one parent/guardian up to a total number allowed per site.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
BSA Family Fun Fest
Saturday, September 12th


This is your chance to learn what Scouting is all about!

This very special online-only free event will be jam-packed with a sampling of the fun things Cub Scouts across the country do day in and day out. We’ll be going big with all things Pinewood Derby, because hey, it’s kind of our thing! But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. From astronauts to crafts and even a few special surprises it’ll be the most fun your family will have online all summer. 

Scouting is always more fun with friends, so be sure to spread the word about Family Fun Fest on September 12th!
Cub Family Weekend


Bring your tent and supplies and we will provide the food and programs! Join us for a weekend of outdoor fun for the whole family!

Activities Include:
  • Fishing
  • Archery
  • BBs
  • Leatherwork
  • Rockets
*subject to change
Howl-O-Ween

October 24-25

Join us for Trick or Treating and Twilight Hiking. Bring your tent and supplies and we will provide the food and programs!

Activities Include:
  • Slime Making
  • Archery
  • Catapulting with Apples
  • Sensory Areas
SPECIAL EVENTS
Three Rivers Golf Classic
September 22nd, 2020

Held at beautiful White Beeches Golf and Country Club in Haworth, NJ. The outing is perfect for any type of golfer, avid to casual, and features a BBQ lunch, a round of golf, tricky tray, buffet dinner and three-hour open bar.

Sporting Clays Tournament
October 2nd, 2020

Orivs Sandanona Shooting Grounds, Demarest NY

Join us at the NNJC Annual Sporting Clays Tournament in support of Scouting in Northern New Jersey. The event offers an experience and atmosphere like no other that bringing together all levels of shooters and outdoor enthusiast in a beautiful setting.
Prepared. For Life
October 8th, 2020
9:00 AM-10:00 AM

This one-hour virtual event will include inspirational Scout stories and feature an uplifting and motivational address by our keynote speaker, Major General Price served on the President and First Lady's Task Force on "Raising Responsible and Resourceful Teenagers" in 2000 and on President Clinton's "Mississippi Delta Task Force.”
Click the video above for a preview of our keynote speaker!
Building Connections Virtual Event
Skilled Trade Networking and Recognition Program

October 8, 2020
 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM

Building Connections is highly targeted event that promotes careers in the skill trades through Scouting.. The virtual event will consist of networking, recognition, and feature a variety of industry lead breakout discussions. 
Healthcare Annual Honoree Recognition Virtual Event
October 8, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The one-hour virtual event will include inspirational Healthcare honorees and Scout stories. Our Good Scout Award Recipient Dr. James Pruden, will share his experience on the front lines and how he survived COVID-19.
2020 Distinguished Healthcare Service Honorees:
  • Mahesh Bikkina, MD Cardiology Interventional Cardiology, Englewood Hospital

  • Richard Rosa, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Orthopedics Summit Medical Group

  • John Digioia, MD, Internal Medicine
  • Abraham M. Speiser, Park Place, Dental DDS

  • Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik, Passaic County
POPCORN
Show-n-Sell

Orders Due: Saturday, September 12th

Distribution: October 1st-3rd
Take Order

Orders Due: Saturday, October 31st

Distribution: November 19th-21st
EAGLE SCOUTS / NESA
Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner & Alumni Gathering
Thursday, January 13th, 2021

The Northern New Jersey Council’s Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner will be held on January 13th 2021 at The Valley Regency, Clifton NJ. The dinner will recognize the Scouts who earned Eagle in 2019 and 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.
STAY INFORMED
NNJC Special Community Service Recognition - COVID-19
Say THANK YOU to your Scouts, Scouters & Volunteers with a Limited Edition Patches Requirements: - Minimum 5 hours service for each participant. - Service hours must be recorded in “Service Hours Reporting” system. (Details on the back of this flyer) Patches may be purchased at the NNJC Service Center. (Purchase form on the back of this flyer)
NNJC Program Fee Reminder

Scouting has been a part of the northern New Jersey family story for over 110 years. Generations of Scouts fondly remember pinewood derbies, camporees, Scoutfest, Weboree and camping at No-Be-Bo-Sco, Turrell, Floodwood, Lewis and Yaw Paw. We are committed to future generations enjoying the same Scouting magic!