August 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.
RESTARTING SCOUTING SAFELY
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.
Troop 44, West Milford - Scouts worked on rank and merit badge requirements. While working on their pioneering merit badge, they built a monkey bridge. The girls (and leaders!) had a great time trying it out. The next day they went on a 5-mile hike at the Apshawa Preserve where they worked on more requirements, got some fresh air, and made lasting memories.
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.
Coping with COVID-19

Throughout the last few months, National Office has heard from parents in our Scouting family who are navigating the challenges of parenting through the COVID-19 crisis. To help address this, they worked with several independent youth development experts to help provide some insight to our Scouting community. These experts are featured in a video series available on a new web page: https://www.scouting.org/coping-with-covid-19/.
Want to see your unit featured in our monthly newsletter? Submit photos and descriptions to communications@nnjbsa.org
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Cub-Connect Adventures
To-Go

We had a blast with Virtual Camp, but the Summer isn't over yet!
We are offering Cub-Connect Adventures To-Go.
Perfect to take with you on a family trip or to catch up on a week that your missed of camp. The boxes will have everything you need to complete 2 rank advancements, Arts & Crafts, Nature, Scout Skills, and a Bonus activity. Scouts can work at their own pace as they watch the pre-recorded videos.

Only $75 for a full week of activities!
BSA Family Fun Fest
Aug 8th

Join in on the fun with activities like designing a Pinewood Derby car and baking homemade treats for your pets with a trained chef. Items will be posted on the website and Facebook.

If you’re already a Cub Scout, you’ll love it! If you’re not a Scout but want to find out about all the fun and cool things Scouts do – this is your chance! And, it’s always more fun with friends, so invite some of yours to join you online for the Family Fun Fest!
Program Launch
Aug 18th at 7:00 PM

Plan on joining us for this important information session with the end of summer, fall, winter, spring and next summers activities
NoBe Summer Adventure
Aug 29th

Join us for a day of Activities will including: Boating, Kayaking, Canoeing, Archery, Rifle Shooting, Shotgun Shooting, Rappelling, hatchet throwing, Mountain Biking, and More.

Open to all Troops, Crews, Posts, and their families.
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
EAGLE SCOUTS / NESA
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.
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.
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
Prepared. For Life
October 8, 2020

Join us at the NNJC Annual Giving Campaign is a mission-driven event that brings together Friends of Scouting who support the Scout Oath and Law. The virtual event is our festive way to celebrate the impact of our local Scouting programs, experiences, and activities that help youth become the best version of themselves. Your support of this event will help the Northern New Jersey Council continue to provide youth opportunities to help our Scouts build strong relationships, develop social skills, a desire to learn, build a code of ethics and set goals.

For more information, to sponsor, register or to make a donation, contact Jennifer Tanis, Director of Development at Jennifer.Tanis@scouting.org or call 201.677.1000 ex 51.
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!
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

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