E-News letter of the Northern New Jersey Council, BSA for the week of April 6, 2018


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

Congratulations to the Commissioner Awards Recipients!

Distinguished Commissioner Service Award
Dr. Kenneth King
Wayne Wharton
Thomas Szybist
Frank Miller
Geraldine Beatty
Daniel Carter Beard Award
Allen Sterk - Three Rivers
Ray Grimes, Jr. - Ramapo Valley
Stephen Brown - Lenape Trail
Christopher Dufford - Council

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

Weather Hazards Training Update

BREAKING NEWS:  Effective April 30th, 2018 new direct contact leaders must complete Hazardous Weather Training to be considered position trained.
The FAQs are an import piece of this communication.  As noted in the FAQs:

* Since 2008 there has been a requirement that at least one person on any tour or activity have hazardous weather training. It is also a requirement for all camp staff as part of the NCAP standards SQ-402.
* If you are now trained in your current position, at this time you will not be "required" to take Hazardous Weather Training to be considered position trained.  I.e., you will be 'grandfathered.'
* The old WS81 course is being retired, to stay current with your Hazardous Weather Training henceforth you must take the new SCO_800 course. (SCO designated courses are only capable of being completed on-line through the BSA Learn Center at this time.)
HOT TIP:  Many Scouters will be taking training this month to complete their position specific training.  Each individual should "take charge" of the documentation of their training, and we urge you to make sure that any instructor led training that you take gets documented and recorded in Training Manager prior to the end of April.

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.


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.
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.

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
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!

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!


Boy Scout Summer Camp Fees Early Bird Discount Ends April 15, 2018 and are due to the Council Service Center no later than April 16, 2018!

Cub Scout Summer Camp Fees Early Bird Discount Ends May 1, 2018!

Sign Up Now!  Don't Let your Scout Miss Out on all the Fun and Adventure this Summer!


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

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

Northern New Jersey Scout Shop

Email: NorthernNewJerseyScoutShop@scouting.org
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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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