October 2020
Welcome to NNJ Journey to Excitement! This newsletter highlights all of the great programs that happened in our council over the last 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 use #nnjcgoodturn on Facebook and Instagram to share positive stories from the community!

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October 8th, 2020- A Day of Virtual Events

On Thursday October 8th , Northern New Jersey Council, BSA hosted three virtual fundraising events to support the Scouting program.

The day was kicked off with the Prepared. For Life. celebration featuring keynote speaker Major General Price. The Building Connections Networking Reception brought together more than 125 professional leaders dedicated to the Scouting Exploring program. The virtual event featured over 20 breakout sessions run by professionals in the Skilled Trade and Real Estate industries. The day ended with the Annual Healthcare Awards Reception that promotes Scout’s STEM initiatives in New Jersey’s urban communities. A highlight of the evening was the acknowledgement of medical and community professionals dedication to their service to our local community. The event featured a compelling presentation by Dr. James Pruden on his experience on the front lines of the pandemic and surviving COVID-19.

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Annual NNJC Sporting Clays Tournament

On October 2nd NNJC held our fourth Annual Sporting Clays Tournament at Orvis Sandanona in Millbrook, NY. The event was a huge success resulting in $120,000 raised to support the Scouting program.
Cub Family Weekend at Camp Lewis

We had a very successful Cub Family Weekend at Camp Lewis! Cub Scouts and their families enjoyed fishing, leatherwork, rocket launching, whittling, frog hunting, BBs, archery, and spending time in the great outdoors!

BIG thank you to the volunteers and Camp Lewis staff who helped make this event safe and possible!

If you have pictures from this awesome event, use #nnjccubfamily to share!
Sea Scouts Ship 139

On Saturday, October 10th, Sea Scout Ship Ranger adults and youth set up a booth featuring displays and information about safe boating at the East Rutherford street fair. Scouts and Scouters in attendance gave information to all who were interested about the Sea Scouting program and how to join. 
Council Roundtable Series: Leader Succession Planning

This month in our Council Roundtable Series we discussed resources and best practices for planning for Leader succession.

Here is a recording of the full session on our Council Youtube Page.
Howl-O-Ween at Camp Lewis

We had a spook-tacular time at Camp Lewis this past weekend with our Cub Scouts! Cubs and their families enjoyed a range of activities including zombie defense training, disAbilities awareness, Howl-o-Ween fun, and more!

Thank you to the Camp Lewis staff and volunteers who worked hard to make this day safe and fun for all!
Holiday Sale: EXTENDED

Trail’s End is excited to announce that the Holiday Sale is extended AND we are introducing two new products! These festive treats will bring some holiday cheer to your Online Direct fundraiser and will ship to your customers in time for the holidays, with shipping beginning November 11. Just like the holidays, these products are still only available for a limited time! Trail’s End is now accepting Online Direct orders for the Holiday Line Up until November 16 or while supplies last, so don’t wait!

Scouts can use this image below to promote their online sale! Make sure you include the link to your personal sale page!
As always, the safety of our Scouts, volunteers, employees and communities is our top
priority. The BSA has issued guidelines for getting back to normal programming. This Restarting Scouting Checklist 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 the outdoors. Bring your tents, food, and enjoy the weekend! Your family can just relax and enjoy being outdoors or take advantage of fishing, hiking 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.
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!
Safety in Scouting

As we promote Scouting in our community, some people may have questions about our youth protection policies and how we keep kids safe. Each question is an opportunity to shed light on the important policies and procedures we’ve put in place that make Scouting safer than ever before.

Our Safety in Scouting webpage contains a multitude of resources that address the BSA National Restructuring, Noticing Campaign, and more.