May 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.

*If you do not wish to receive this weekly update, please email  communications@nnjbsa.org  and we will remove you from the list of recipients.*
Feature of the Month: Devin, T5023 Bloomfield
Devin, a Life Scout of Troop 5023 Bloomfield, has been working with and helping the Passaic Police Department during this quarantine period we are all living in. 

Devin originally came up with the idea of having a safe place for first responders to self-quarantine if they need to be away from their families to reduce the possibility of infecting their family members.This idea was presented to the Passaic Police department and immediately put into action. Devin is mentioned in this article by the South Passaic Daily Voice.

Devin hasn't stopped there! He also secured a supply of N95 masks and donated them to the Passaic Police Department.

Thank you for all your hard work, Devin! We salute you!
This could be you!
Want to see your unit featured in our monthly newsletter? Submit photos and descriptions to communications@nnjbsa.org
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Giving Tuesday Now
Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Today, Scouts stand together. Now more than ever we are called upon to make a difference. The Scouting community continues to deliver program, bring people and communities together, and help others in need. Your investment today will make an impact now and into the future. Your donation of $5, $10, $25, $100 or much more helps. Support Scouts Today!

Why invest in Scouting? Hear from Troop Leader and Eagle Scout Michael.
Our mission is to serve others by helping instill values in young people to prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime and achieve their full potential. More than ever, our mission-driven program is needed. Show your support of our Scouts with a Gift Today. Together, we are stronger!

Ways to Give:
X-Treme Sports: POSTPONED

New dates TBD
*If you were registered for this event, we can issue a gift card that can be used for the new date or any other NNJC event. You can also submit a request in writing to Peter Kirk to receive a full refund.

A weekend of high adventure at Camp Turrell!

Featuring:
  • Zip lining
  • Boating, Kayaking, Canoeing
  • Archery, Rifle Shooting, Shotgun Shooting
  • Rappelling
  • Mountain biking
  • Hatchet throwing
  • ...and more!
My.Scouting.org Technology Management Workshop
Wednesday, May 6th
5:30-6:30 PM

Join the NNJC in an online workshop to guide your Unit through the online registration and electronic application process. All Cub, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scout Leaders are invited!

Find out about:
• How to set up your BeAScout Unit Pin
• How to manage BeAScout Unit Leads
• How to accept / manage online registrations
• The new electronic application process

Advance registration is FREE but required. Can't make it? Watch the live stream recording on our Youtube channel afterwards!
Cub Family Weekends
June 13-14
September 12-13
October 3-4

May 2-3 session cancelled
May 16-17 session cancelled
If you were registered for these weekends, we can move your reservation to any of the other sessions, or provide a full refund.

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!
Program Launch
Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

Location to be determined.

Don’t miss out on this great evening to get the information you need to plan the upcoming Scouting year. We will have social time and midway booths to help you plan a fun filled year.
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!
SPECIAL EVENTS
Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner & Alumni Gathering
Tuesday, August 11th, 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 INVOLVED
Summer Camp: Outdoor Adventure Awaits!

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 to our NNJC Outdoor Adventure Update newsletter.
National Eagle Scout Association (NESA)

The National Eagle Scout Association of Northern New Jersey (NESANNJ) is looking to connect with Eagle Scouts who have earned the rank and live and/or work in Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Passaic counties. They are looking for Eagle Scouts to reconnect, share positive stories on how Scouting has shaped their lives, and to mentor fellow Eagle Scouts. 

NESANNJ serves as an outlet to network and collaborate with other Eagle Scouts through networking events and by participating in service to the Scouting program. If you are an Eagle Scout, please complete this brief survey by clicking here , and join our social media community on Facebook and LinkedIn

For more information contact Peter Kirk, Development Director, Eagle Scout Class of 2005
Peter.kirk@scouting.org , 201-677-1000 ex.38
Extreme Makeover: Website Edition

We are thrilled to launch our new and improved NNJC website! With improved mobile interface and a more streamlined design, our website is your one-stop-shop for all your NNJC resources!

Scouting From Home

Don't forget to check out our Scouting From Home page for Scouting activities, virtual adventures, merit badges, and training that can be completed from the comfort of your own home!
POPCORN
Unit Kernel Training
Monday, May 18th
Thursday, June 11th
Wednesday, June 24th
Tuesday, August 4th

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

Our restructured training is designed to provide Kernels with everything they need to be successful in this year's Popcorn Sale.

The first half will contain general information for everyone; including Trail's End technology updates, new products, commission structure, and more. The second portion will be geared towards new leaders, and will contain an interactive Popcorn Panel at the end.

Visit our council calendar to register!

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