The Garden State Council marketing committee works to help spread the word about Scouting in the council and to the outside community.
The Knapsack is a weekly newsletter e-mailed to all leaders and parents in the council. Each Knapsack contains information about upcoming events, opportunities for units within the council, and news from the national council. To submit an item please see the Knapsack Guidelines below and send to TheKnapsack@gardenstatecouncil.org. To receive the Knapsack each week click here.
The marketing committee is responsible for maintaining the council's social media presence. The council has accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Pintrest. Connect with the council on any of these networks to see what is going on in the council and share it with your own networks.
Join the committee
The marketing committee is always looking for volunteers or community members willing to join its ranks. If you're interested in helping with the website, any of the projects above, or something marketing related you have an idea for, send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Media & Talent Release Form
Please make sure to have parents fill out the form anytime photos will be taken at a Unit, District or Council activity. This allows us to photograph our Scouts in action to promote Scouting in our communties. This form must be completed when announcing winners of Pinewood Derbies and other Scouting events or if you plan to release any photo/information to the media. Unit leaders should have each family fill out this form and keep it on file for the duration of the Scout's participation in the unit. See separate forms below for Adults and Youth.
If your unit is interested in gaining local media coverage for an event or Scouting story, please contact Marketing & Membership Director who can provide you with resources to assist.