December 2020
Welcome to NNJC Journey to Training and Advancement! This newsletter highlights all of the great training opportunities and advancement updates coming up over the next few months. 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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TRAINING FEATURE OF THE MONTH
Troop 166(G)

Scouts in Troop 166G completed their Introduction to Leadership Skill for Troop (ILST) training!
Some of their take-aways include: 

  • “Everyone has something that makes them unique.” 

  • “Listening is part of being a leader.” 

  • “Clear communication is important.
ATTENTION ALL UNITS PROCESSING RECHARTER PAPERWORK!
Please note that if you process your unit recharter online, that you will not be able to pay online*.  All unit renewal payments must be sent to the Northern New Jersey Council.  If you need help with processing your unit’s recharter paperwork or would like a staff member to pick up your completed recharter with payment, please reach out at (201) 677-1000 for assistance.

*The online recharter payment system through the National Service Center has instituted a 3% surcharge to the unit on all online payments.  As a result, the Northern New Jersey Council has disabled the online payment option for recharters to save units from incurring this substantial fee.
UPCOMING TRAINING
April 9th-11th, 2021: Camp Winnebago
April 24th-25th, 2021: Camp Lewis

**Both weekends are required**

By taking Wood Badge, Scouters will acquire valuable tools such as listening, communicating, conflict management, project planning and leading change. Participants will better learn to understand and appreciate diversity and differences in our society. They will learn skills that will make them a better Scout leader. Units with trained leaders are able to deliver an improved program and a more meaningful experience for the youth Scouting serves.
By attending Wood Badge, the participants will internalize the five themes of Wood Badge: Living the Values, Growing, Connecting, Guiding, Empowering.
ADVANCEMENT
Northern New Jersey Council Eagle Scout Project of the Year 2020
Attention all Eagle Scouts of the 2020 Northern New Jersey Council Eagle Class!

Submissions for the Northern New Jersey Council Eagle Scout Project of the Year will be accepted until 12/31/2020.  

Please complete the application for the Glenn and Melinda Adams service project of the year.
You will also need to present your Eagle Project Binder for consideration at the Northern New Jersey Council Service Center,  Attn : Billy Cook.

The winner of the NNJC Eagle Scout Project of the Year will then be eligible for consideration at the regional level and then perhaps national level.

Please feel free to reach out to Billy Cook, for any additional information.
Cub Scout Winter Camp
Registration is Open!

Join us for another amazing virtual experience.

For only $15, your Wolf, Bear, Webelos, or Arrow of Light (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.
Virtual Merit Badge Portal
Don’t fall behind in your advancement! The Virtual Merit Badge Portal allows you to work on Merit Badges from the comfort of your home. Speak with your Scoutmaster/Merit Badge counselors about online instruction.
TRAINING HIGHLIGHT
Youth Protection Training (YPT)
Taken Every TWO Years

YPT is required for all leaders to register for the new program/charter year! If your YPT certificate is expired, you should have received an email reminder to accomplish your training.

Youth Protection Training provides parents and leaders with resources for the Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing, and Sea Scouting, Exploring, and STEM Scouts programs. The training is done online at my.scouting.org and must be renewed every two years or whenever an adult changes leadership positions.
All registered adult members of the Boy Scouts of America must be current in Youth Protection Training.
  1. Go to My.Scouting.org (note the “dot” between “my” and “scouting”) and create an account.
  2. From My.Scouting.org, click on the Youth Protection Training logo on the right corner of the screen (or select “My Dashboard” from the “Home” navigation in the upper left corner).
  3. You should see options to take Youth Protection Training. If not, select “YPT” from the menu at the top of the screen.
  4. Upon completion, print a certificate of completion and keep with your records.
  5. A copy of your certificate of completion is required any time you submit a new membership application.
What training does your unit do?
Want to see your unit featured in our monthly newsletter? Submit photos and descriptions of your training event to communications@nnjbsa.org