July 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 .
VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMP
Camp Cub-Connect
Sticking together when we have to be apart

Open to all youth entering grades 1-5 in September.

Only $75 for a full week of activities!
New Adventures every week!
July 13-17
July 20-24 July 27-31
NoBe Everywhere
A Virtual Hybrid Experience
The same spirit of NoBe in expanded locations! Here are some things that Scouts and Leaders can expect:
  • Opportunities to earn up to 5 merit badges each week
  • First-Year program with Scout Skills and specific merit badges
  • Trail to Eagle Program
  • First Class Adventure
  • Morning and evening colors
  • Virtual campfires
  • Daily theme events
  • Camp patch and theme pin
  • Achievement and Camp awards
ONLY two weeks left to get in on the adventure!
July 13th-17th
July 20th-24th

Want to see your unit featured in our monthly newsletter? Submit photos and descriptions to communications@nnjbsa.org
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Scout Leader Training for Catholic Religious Emblems
Sunday, July 19, 2020

The Archdiocese of Newark Office for Youth & Young Adult Ministry in conjunction with the Catholic Committee on Scouting will be hosting a Religious Emblems Leader Training for all those that wish to be trained to offer the Catholic Girl or Boy Scout Religious Emblems Programs for their units in the Archdiocese of Newark (Hudson, Bergen, Essex and Union Counties).  There is no cost for this, but registration is required.  You can learn more and register at www.newarkoym.com  If you have questions you can contact Rich Donovan at  richard.donovan@rcan.org
Cub Family Weekends at Camp Lewis


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
2021 Jamboree
July 20 - July 30, 2021
Weboree 31
September 25th-27th, 2020

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!
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.
Eagle Mentor Week
August 3rd to 7th
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Open to High School and College Aged Eagle Scouts
Registration is FREE
A different career will covered each day.
During this one of a kind virtual event lead by Eagle Scouts you will:
  • Learn about what it means to be an Eagle in the workplace
  • Network with a professional in a career field you have an interest in
  • Learn about the career from firsthand experience
  • Share Scouting stories
  • And much more.
SPECIAL EVENTS
Champions Golf Outing
September 22, 2020

Alpine Country Club
80 Anderson Avenue, Demarest NJ

Join us at the NNJC Annual Champions Golf Outing in support of Scouts with special needs. Scouting increases self-confidence, provides a sense of belonging and helps prepare individuals at all levels of ability to participate meaningfully in their communities. Your support of this event helps NNJC fulfill that promise for Scouts who need extra support to participate alongside their typical peers.
For more information, to sponsor, register or to make a donation, contact Laura Jennings at laura.jennings@scouting.org or by phone at (201) 677-1000 x56
Sporting Clays Tournament
October 2, 2020

Orivs Sandanona Shooting Grounds
3047 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook, 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.
For more information, to sponsor, register or to make a donation, contact Peter Kirk at Peter.Kirk@scouting.org or by phone at (201) 677-1000 x 38
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)
Cub Activity Pin Voluntary Recall

The Boy Scouts of America today announced a  voluntary recall  of Cub Scout Outdoor Activity pins that depict a gold animal paw painted on a blue background sold between April 2016 and January 2020.

The pins were sold at local Scout Shops, authorized BSA distributors and online at  scoutshop.org . About 78,000 pins are affected although about 12% of the affected units are in inventory and have never been sold or distributed.

No injuries have been reported as a result of the affected pins, and the BSA has identified and fixed the problem that led to the recall. The recall was prompted when a regular quality assurance the BSA implements through a third-party testing lab indicated that parts of the pin’s face and shaft contained levels of lead above limits set by the federal government.
Discounted SAT/ACT Test Prep for Scouts

T he eKnowledge and the SAT/ACT Donation Project remains in effect for Scout families – both current and former – enabling them to access SAT and/or ACT test-prep computer programs for a reduced rate. The test prep includes multiple hours of video instruction, several lessons and drills, hundreds of practice questions, and numerous automatically graded tests.
Find additional details at http://eKnowledge.com/BSA and by viewing the flyer.
POPCORN
Unit Kernel Training 

Do you have what it takes to become a Popcorn Knight?

Units who participate in one of the four sessions will automatically receive an extra 2% sale commission

Participating in this training is an easy way to get ahead in the sale from the comfort of your own home! Registration is free, but required.

Complete your training, achieve your Knighthood, and ride to victory with us in the Fall!