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Welcome to the Garden State Council,
Boy Scouts of America!

The Garden State Council offers a variety of programs to serve the youth of South Jersey in the counties of Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem, plus Buena Vista Township and the Borough of Buena in Atlantic County.

Scouting is adventure, family, fun, character, leadership and so much more.
In Scouting, boys and girls start with their best right now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life.
Click on each program below for information about it and how to join!
  • Cub Scouts (boys and girls in grades K-5)

  • Scouts BSA (formerly Boy Scouts.  For boys ages 11-17 and girls ages 11-17, in separate, gender-specific troops) 

  • Venturing (co-ed ages 14-20)

  • Exploring (co-ed grades 6-8, and co-ed ages 14-20)  

  • STEM Scouts (co-ed grades 3-12)

You can search for local Cub Scout Packs, Scouts BSA Troops, Venturing Crews, or Sea Scout Ships in your local communities by going to www.BeAScout.org.
If you are interested in learning more about Scouting programs in your community, please contact us by calling (609) 261-5850 OR by filling out the contact form below (a member of our staff will contact you directly). 



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