November 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.
#GIVINGTUESDAY
Scouting is about giving back! December 1st is Giving Tuesday, the largest global day of giving, and we ask you to join us to raise $5,000.
Here's how we can come together and make a big difference:
  1. Make a donation: nnjbsa.org/givingtuesday
  2. Spread the word on your on social media pages to ask your friends and family to donate!
  3. Use the attached #Unselfie template to post and share the great work our Scouts are doing everyday.
Giving Tuesday is about making a commitment to all of our Scouts, and investment in our future!
#UnselfieFriday

Share your acts of kindness with us! Why? Because each Friday NNJC we will highlight an unselfish act by a Scout or Scouts here in our council.

Do you have your own Unselfie to share? Use the #unselfie template provided to share your acts of kindness on your social media pages!

Simply add your picture and be sure to use the #NNJCGoodturn and #Unselfie hashtags. Don’t forget to tag @nnjbsa!

Help us reach our #GivingTuesday goal by making your donation today!
SPECIAL EVENTS
2020 Virtual Council Recognition Dinner
Monday, November 16th, 7:00 PM

Join us for our virtual annual council recognition dinner, where we will be presenting the following awards:
Silver Beaver Award
Anthony Moschetta
Barbara Werner
David Baratta
Helen Allen
James Ferrone
William Kyritz
Patti Hartmann-Lieberman
Torch of Gold
Lillian Molnar

Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award
Cyrus L. Ferguson

Venturing Leadership Award
MacKenzie Courtright

Daniel Carter Beard, and more! 
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Cub Scout Winter Camp
Registration is Open!

Join us for another amazing Virtual Experience.

For only $15 your Wolf, Bear, Webelos, or AOL can work towards earning Nova Wild and/or Science Everywhere.

Tiger Scouts can work towards their Story in Shapes Adventure.

Scouts have from December 21 – January 1 to work at their own pace and complete all the requirements.
Council-wide Cub Scout Roundtable Series
Tuesday, November 17th, 7:30 PM
November Topic:
Cub Scout Retention
"Resources & Best Practices"

Join us as we provide Resources for your Cub Scout Pack to get back to meeting as a Den and / or Pack.  We will guide you with a series of resources available to you to help you retain and keep your current Cub Scouts! This will be an exciting and engaging presentation filled with the best practices and resources for your unit.
Have you missed any of our past Roundtables? Click below to see recording of them and see the slides. Also check out our Membership Resource page on the website

September Cub Scout Round Table

October Cub Scout Round Table

Order of the Arrow Lenapehoking Lodge IX
The Lodge will be hosting a work day at Camp Yaw Paw on Saturday November 14, 2021. This service day will run from 9:00am to 2:00pm but is for Members of Lenapehoking Lodge IX and
pre-registration is required. Please register through the link that is being sent out by the lodge as we do have to cap registrations. Snacks will be served!
NNJC Outdoor Ethics Challenge
Leave No Trace is an integral part of Scouting’s long-standing stewardship of our outdoor environment. More recently, increased outdoor usage due to the pandemic has resulted in increased impact of our public lands, making conservation and sustainability ever more essential. Challenge your unit to complete the first step of the Outdoor Ethics Awards series! Get all the information you need at www.outdoorethics-bsa.org and get ready to earn the Outdoor Ethics patch with your unit or on your own!
 
Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award Requirements
  1. Recite from memory and explain the meaning of the Outdoor Code.
  2. Watch the National Park Service Leave No Trace video.
  3. Complete the Leave No Trace online course. “Leave No Trace: Take Action to Protect the Outdoors.” Print the certificate.
  4. Complete the Tread Lightly! online course. Print the certificate.
  5. Participate in an outdoor ethics course, workshop, or training activity facilitated by a person who has completed the BSA outdoor ethics orientation course or is a BSA outdoor ethics trainer or master. *Note: Due to Covid restrictions, see replacement activities under Home, “Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award” at www.outdoorethics-bsa.org to satisfy this requirement.

Delivery
  1. By unit, the leader (SPL, Outdoor Ethics Guide, etc.) introduces and tracks the completion of the first 4 requirements. Utilize a form such as an Excell sheet, etc. to record all completions. All of the requirements are available at www.outdoorethics-bsa.org. Note this website has the most recent information and programming features for Outdoor Ethics.
  2.  Submit completed information to Ann Murphy at the following address: ann.murphy333@scouting.org or mail to NNJC C/O Ann Murphy 25 Ramapo Valley Road Oakland NJ 07436.
  3. Any questions contact Suse Bell, NNJC Outdoor Ethics Advocate at susebell@msn.com.
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.
POPCORN
Take Order Distribution

When: November 19th-21st

Location will be announced soon

Remember: Final payments are due to council on Saturday, November 21st. Checks can be made out to Northern New Jersey Council.

Units who pay on time will receive an additional 1% commission on traditional sales!


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!