E-News letter of the Northern New Jersey Council, BSA for the week of March 29, 2018


A MESSAGE FROM THE COUNCIL KEY 3:  PLANS TO LAUNCH FAMILY SCOUTING

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR ALL UNIT LEADERS: Read the Letter from Our Council Key 3 in Regards to the Rollout of the Family Scouting program.

Have further questions?...Read more about Family Scouting here.

Applications Now Being Accepted for a Healthcare Scholarship


We encourage all students registered in the Boy Scouts of America as Explorers, Venturers, and Boy Scouts pursuing a career in a health profession to apply. Three students will be selected for the $1000.00 Healthcare Scholarship. Please read the requirements and when the student completes the application return it by mail, email,
or fax.  This is only open to seniors who meet the Healthcare Scholarship requirements described in the scholarship application attached.


A new study shows yet another good reason to regularly experience the outdoors: it boosts children's brain development.  The study from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health and the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health has found that long-term exposure to green space during childhood is associated with structural changes to the brain that lead to improved memory and less distraction. 

Philmont 2019 NNJC Contingent

We are currently accepting reservations for Troops or Venturing Crews that are interested in attending Philmont July 8-20, 2019 with a 2 day excursion beforehand leaving on July 6th.  Participants should expect to leave early morning on July 6, 2019.  We have 2 crews of 12 participants for a total of 24 spaces for our Contingent.  Please let Chris Clark know if you are interested ASAP.  Cost is estimated at $2,650 per person.  This includes the Philmont Fee, Blue Sky Adventure Tours Fee, Airfare, All Meals, Busing to and from Airport, and all Liability.  The first deposit of $200.00 will be due when signing up which is non-refundable but is transferrable and is due April 15, 2018.  

There are 24 Spaces available!  Please email Chris.Clark@scouting.org ASAP to let us know of your interest.
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018 NNJBSA NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING (NYLT) COURSE IS NOW OPEN!
 
This year's NYLT Course will be hosted at Camp Turrell inCuddebackville NY, from August 12-18, 2018. Participants will spend a week working together in patrols learning valuable skills like planning, goal setting, conflict resolution, communication, and more.
 
Using the EDGE method, participants will learn how to teach Scout skills to the other youth in their units as they help them on their Scouting journey. When they return to their home, they will be fully prepared to take a leadership role in their units! When they return to their home, they will be fully prepared to take a leadership role in their units!
 
Along the way, participants will make new friends and HAVE FUN! Games, competitions, camp songs, campfire programs, and an outpost adventure are just some of the fun events planned for this year's course!
 
NYLT is led by a youth staff who have spent the year planning and preparing to provide the best possible training experience for our participants . All graduates of NYLT, the youth staff have held leadership roles in their home units, the Order of the Arrow, the Venturing Officers Association, in their schools, and in their communities.


SAVE THE DATE - COUNCIL RECOGNITION DINNER

Monday, May 7, 2018 - Mayfair Farms, West Orange, NJ
6:00 PM - Reception
7:00 PM - Dinner and Program

Congratulations to the following
Silver Beaver Recipients!


Gerald Graham - Lenape Trail
Maria Westbrook - Lenape Trail
Craig Gazzano - Ramapo Valley
Mike Benedetto - Ramapo Valley
Thomas Gingerelli - Three Rivers
Rich Habick - Three Rivers
Ed Winkler - Three Rivers
Edward Hill - Three Rivers

Please plan on attending and showing your support for these great volunteers.  Register Now!  Registration now Open!

Youth Protection Course Navigation
"Cheat Sheet"  
Take the New Updated MANDATORY YPT at my.scouting.org!

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
featuring
  
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! 

Registration still Open!  Sign Up Now!

For More Information, visit our registration page!
Every Scout Deserves a Chance to go to Summer Camp! 

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.  If those spots fill up then you will be placed on a waiting list.  Applications are now being accepted with a deposit.  If you become on the waiting list and end up not getting selected, you will receive a full refund including initial deposit.


SAVE THE DATE - EAGLE SCOUT DINNER!

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!

All 3 Weekends are almost Sold out - Sign Up Now, Don't wait!

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

Invest In Character Spot Light

Did you know it costs $200.00 to deliver the Scouting program to 1 youth for an entire year. 
Picture of the Week

Pack 168 and Troop 166 Rutherford Scouts participating in the Opening Ceremony for the RescueMania, where Scouts go to to meet the wrestlers and show their community spirit.

Have your Scout(s) featured here every week!  Submit your pictures of your Scouts to Chris.Clark@scouting.org!

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