December 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.
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#NNJCGOODTURN
Scouting for Food
Ramapo Valley hosted their annual Scouting for Food Drive on December 5, and had a great turn out. They collected over 1.5 tons of food or over 1200 bags. The Center for Food Action picked up the food and distributed it to needy families in our area.
This could be you!
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WHAT HAPPENED IN DECEMBER
Scout Spotlight:
Pack 192, Wayne

On Wednesday December 9, Pack 192 of Wayne held a virtual holiday meeting and made gingerbread houses together. Scouts used a variety of different building materials to make their houses: some used kits; others used graham crackers; and all of them used creativity and holiday spirit! While the annual holiday pack meeting looked different this year nothing could diminish the spirit of the Scouts. A Scout is Cheerful!
Virtual Winter Camp
Over 220 participants from 25 states, France, Germany, and Japan joined us for our first ever Cub Scout virtual winter camp. Scouts worked towards earning their Nova Wild and Science Everywhere STEM Nova Awards as well as an Adventure. If every Cub Scout completes all requirements, we will be awarding 224 Adventures, 109 STEM Nova, Science Everywhere awards, and 107 STEM Nova, Nova Wild Awards.
Jasmine, working on her Digging in the Past dinosaur layers.
POPCORN
2020 Sale Patches: Now Available for Pickup

Patches are available now for pickup at our council office. Please fill out the 2020 Popcorn Sale Patch Request form so we have your patches ready for you. Only one leader per unit needs to fill out this form.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU
Thank You to everyone who contributed to Scouting this year!

Our Scouting community came together in support of the Northern New Jersey Council like never before through virtual events, speaker fundraising events, and personal contributions!

Our mission is to serve others by helping to instill values in young people and prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetimes, regardless of social, economic or ethnic background. The commitment from our supporters helps us to offer Scouting programs that include Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Exploring, Scoutreach and STEM Scouts to the more than 15,000 youth served annually. To be inspired and learn more about the benefit of Scouting check out our

We appreciate our sponsors commitment to the youth we serve, our sponsors can be viewed by visiting us online Special-event Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors and our Scout community for making great things happen for our youth. You are building leaders for tomorrow!
STAYING CONNECTED
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)

If you need help recording your service hours
please contact us at (201) 677-1000
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 web page contains a multitude of resources that address the BSA National Restructuring, Noticing Campaign, and more.