October 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.
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.
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.
Archdiocese of Newark Scout Retreat Day
October 17th, 10am-5pm

This year our Retreat will be a Day Retreat being held outdoors at the St. John Paul II Youth Retreat Center located in Kearny, NJ.

Entitled "Blessed By God", this years retreat will look to highlight some of the sessions from the Ad Altare Program.  Interactive Sessions on Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation will be offered.  

Scouts will be divided up into three groups (by units) and will rotate through the sessions.

The cost for the day is $15.00 per person and the cost of the day includes the retreat sessions, lunch, a retreat patch and closing Mass.

Council-wide Cub Scout Roundtable Series
Thursday, October 22nd 7:30 PM
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
2020 Fill-Up Sheets Promotion!

Scouts can send a picture of their completed Take Order forms to jordan.brown@scouting.org and be entered into a weekly drawing for either a 1st or 2nd place prize!

The 1st place prize is a camping mystery bag (valued at over $80), and 2nd place is a $25 visa gift card.

The promotion will run until Take Order is due on Saturday, October 31st.

The more sheets you fill, the more entries you will have in the drawing! Good luck!

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.
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!