E-News letter of the Northern New Jersey Council, BSA for the week of March 2, 2018

  Youth Protection 2.0 is Here!

Youth Protection Course Navigation
"Cheat Sheet"


Take the New Updated MANDATORY YPT at my.scouting.org!
New "Scouting" Mobile App is available now

This is an app for Scouts, and their families... this is not an app for units or
non-unit volunteers.

BSA's Information Technology Group, along with many volunteer beta testers, are excited to announce a new Mobile App - Scouting. This free app is available for both iPhone and Android devices.

Scouting is focused on making it easier for youth and their parents to view and track advancement in the Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting programs (From Lion through Eagle)-as well as youth recognition in the Venturing program.

Search for "Scouting BSA" in the Apple App Store  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scouting/id1218464473?mt=8 or Google Play  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bsa.sbm&hl=en... and download today!

The app ties to  Scoutbook.com  and pulls existing advancement data with an enhanced user interface. The offline capability allows parents and youth (13 and older) the ability to access advancement data anywhere at any time.

Once the app is downloaded, parents and youth should use their  Scoutbook.com credentials to login. If you do not have a Scoutbook account, visit   https://www.scoutbook.com/ to create one. Note that a youth and parent can setup a "Scouting" account for the new mobile app--without a unit subscription to  Scoutbook.com

The initial release of the app contains the following functions:
* Track a Scout's advancement 
* Track logs like Service Hours, Hiking, and Camping 
* View parent and/or Scout profile
* Submit Feedback
* Provide parent access to your Scout(s) account

If you find any issues with this new Scouting app, we invite you to use the "Submit Feedback" feature in the app at the "gear" icon.

Under settings, the new app also supports a night-mode feature, user default data settings, and offline capabilities.

Additional features like a Scout community, notifications, leadership, calendar, and Scout challenges are planned to be added and will be gradually introduced throughout 2018.
For More Details, please click here.
Prepared. For Life. FOS Dinner

NASA space mission commander and American hero Captain Mark Kelly to speak at Annual Prepared. For Life. Friends of Scouting Dinner

Prepared. For Life. FOS Dinner
Captain Mark Kelly
Commander Space Shuttle
Endeavour's Final Mission
When: April 24, 2018
Where: The Venetian, Garfield, NJ
6 p.m. - Reception   7 p.m. - Dinner/Program

Come Join Us!

Weboree XXIX

Open to All 1st Year Webelos!   Sign Up Early as this event sells out  and is limited to 750 participants! 

For More Information, visit our registration page!

Get Ready, Get Set, It's Summer! 

Believe it or not summer is just a few short months away and we want to tell you about all of our fantastic summer opportunities available for our Scouts! Schedule your Unit's Camp presentation TODAY by contacting your District Executive OR a member of your Chapter's Order of the Arrow Team!  Visit our websites for more details!

2019 World Scout Jamboree

Registration for the 2019 World Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve is now live. Youth participants, adult volunteers and staffers - known in World Scout Jamboree parlance as the International Service Team (IST) - can register to join the adventure.  Registration is still Open!

Northern New Jersey Council is only allocated to 29 spaces!  Please act quickly as spots are filling up fast.  Applications are now being accepted with a deposit.  Due to the anticipated number of applications that will be filed; a lottery selection will be held to select the candidates in mid March.  If you become on the waiting list and end up not getting selected, you will receive a full refund including initial deposit.

Cub Family Weekends

The ultimate in short-term Cub Scout Camping! Staffed by a mix of Camp
Lewis and Camp Yaw Paw staff's and experienced Cub Scout volunteers, our 2015, 2016, and 2017 Family Camp sessions 
sold out,  so sign up early! Spend all day Saturday engaged in active programs, then spend the night around the campfire with us!

Come and Experience BB Shooting, Archery, Leatherwork, Catapults, Fishing, Rocket Building/Launching, Campfire, and plenty of fellowship with other Cub Scouts and Parents!

Register for the May 5-6 Weekend!
Register for the May 19-20 Weekend!
Register for the June 9-10 Weekend!
College of Commissioner Science

The April 14, 2018 Northern New Jersey and Patriots' Path Councils' College of Commissioner Science is a full day of learning with opportunities to earn the recognition of a Bachelors, Masters, or Doctorate in Commissioner Science or  basic training and a certificate in Roundtable Commissioning. You will be getting the most up   to   date information on ways to improve your service to your units. These informative classes are packed with material you can use on your next unit contact, and are presented by faculty who are highly experienced and trained, dedicated, and are enthusiastic about this year's college. You can expect a great day packed with solid learning experiences plus friendship and fellowship.

  Leave No Trace Trainer Course

Participants completing the course will become Leave No Trace Trainers.
As a Leave No Trace Trainer you will be authorized to conduct Leave No Trace Awareness and Outdoor Ethics Orientation classes for scout and non-scout groups, assist with BSA Outdoor Ethics Awards and co-teach other Leave No Trace classes.  A 10-15 minute presentation is required of each participant. Topics will be assigned before the weekend.

Next Course is April 20-22. 2018


Are you tired of doing the same old thing every summer?  Did you know that the Northern New Jersey Council operates five Scout camps in NJ and NY including Cub Scout, Boy Scout and high adventure programs, a Boy Scout program at Camp Turrell and Camp NoBeBoSco, a High Adventure Trek program at Floodwood Mountain Reservation, a Cub scout Overnight Camp at Camp Lewis, and a Cub Scout Day Camp at Camp Yaw Paw as well as family camp for Cub Scouts at Camp Lewis?

Each of these offers opportunities for a variety of summer camp staff jobs. Most Scout camp counselors are at least 16 years of age, but the Boy Scout and Cub Scout camps have a limited number of jobs for 15 year olds with previous Counselor in Training experience.  The high adventure program employs young people who are at least 18 years of age.

The Northern New Jersey Council, BSA is an equal opportunity employer that hires females and males, as well as people of all ages and ethnic groups, diverse cultures and mixed abilities. No previous Scouting experience is necessary.

Camp Turrell Interviews: Mar. 4 - 10am-2pm at Council Service Center in Oakland, NJ

Camp NoBeBoSco Interviews: Mar. 3 - 9am-2pm at Council Service Center in Oakland, NJ

Northern New Jersey Scout Shop

Email: NorthernNewJerseyScoutShop@scouting.org
Upcoming Events
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Purchase our New "First Edition" Council Shoulder Strip Patch at 
the Council Service Center in Oakland, NJ OR Any of our Events for Only $5!
Produced with the assistance of Northern New Jersey Council's Program Partners

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