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Duty to God: new BSA leadership position

Are you interested in helping Scouts not only say, but live the words: "duty to God?"
To help achieve this goal, the BSA has recently established new adult leadership positions called Religious Emblem Coordinators (RECs), which are at the council, district, and unit level. The positions not only help Scouts earn the religious award of the Scouts' faith, but also promote duty to God activities at the council, district and unit level, such as the Ten Commandments Hike. 

Experience the first-ever Jamboree at the Summit

The first-ever National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve just wrapped up. Whether you were there or not, the BSA has created a great opportunity to relive the experience of this unique national event!

The BSA has created a special Flickr page where they have posted almost 2000 photos of the Jamboree. See if you can pick out the members of Garden State Council!

BSA Membership Resolution

Today, at its national annual business meeting, the nearly 1,400 voting members of the Boy Scouts of America voted in favor of a resolution that eliminates any membership restriction for youth members related to sexual orientation. The Garden State Council welcomes and applauds this decision to deliver Scouting to all young people.