Due to the inclement weather the Garden State Council offices and Scout Shops will function on a delayed opening today. Because of the vast geographic area of the Council, if you are planning a visit to the offices or shops, please call first to be sure that the person you are coming to see is available. Our first priority is the safety of our staff and volunteers. All staff members will be available by email if they are working from home today.
Scout groups can visit Adventure Aquarium for a super-low price during Scout Weekends. Enjoy tons of indoor adventures while learning about sharks, sea turtles, hippos and 8,500 other aquatic species. Dare to cross over Shark Bridge - the longest, V-shaped rope suspension bridge in the world, where you will walk just inches above the 21-foot deep Shark Realm exhibit. Get up close and personal with little blues - aka, the CUTEST. PENGUINS. EVER., inside Little Blue Beach! PLUS, receive a FREE Patch per scout!
Scout Weekend Dates for 2017:
January 28 - January 29
Scouts and Scouters that are looking for THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME, Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico is for you! Typical treks include rock climbing and repelling, horse back riding, burro racing, panning for gold, gold mine tours, spar pole climbing, black powder rifle shoot, Indian lore, mountain man rendevous, home steading, and much more while back-packing in the Rocky Mountains of New Mexico. The trip will be in the summer of 2018. Look for more details soon here, in the Knapsack and your district roundtable meetings.
Hey Scouts and Scouters! It is that time again for the biggest and greatest Camporee you could attend in your Scouting Career! The event this year takes place the weekend of May 19-21 at the Sea Girt faciltiy. Early bird registration ends on January 31, 2017, so sign up now for the best rate. On February 1, the registration fee increases to $35.00 and on March 1, the fee increases to $40.00.
This year Scout Sunday is February 5, 2017 (the Sunday before Scouting's Anniversary of February 8th). Organizations can select their own date to celebrate, for instance, the United Methodist Church celebrates Scout Sunday on the second Sunday in February.
Below is a list of some places of worship that are holding Scout Sunday services. You do not need to belong to a particular church or Scout unit to attend their Scout Sunday service. All are welcome!