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It is not too late to attend the historic Garden State Council Wood Badge Dining In!  Over 60 people have already registered.  Be a part of history! 

The deadline to register has been extended to Wednesday, April 24, 2013.   

Register online at:

The Dining In is Thursday, May 2, 2013 at the Red Pine Inn, Glassboro, NJ.  (See flyer for details.)


The Dodgeball Tournament will be open to all Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Adult Leaders. There will be five different brackets and five separate winning teams.

Teams must be made up of at least 8 but no more than 10 players. The entry fee for all teams is $50. Units may enter more than one team. All teams (except those in the adult division) must also have 2 adult leaders present at all times. Adult leaders can compete in the adult division, but adult teams must be registered in advance.

Spectators are encouraged to attend show their support. There is no fee for spectators, and concessions will be available for sale.

Teams are also encouraged to design and wear team uniforms, but all dodgeball regalia must be Scouting appropriate.

If you have any questions or need more information please call


609-261-5850 x22 or visit

The deadline for submissions for The Grand Lodge of New Jersey Free & Accepted Masons Scouter of the Year Award has been extended to March 1st.  All nominations are to be sent to the Chairman, RW George T. Barnard IV, 184 Robertson Way, Lincoln Park, NJ 07035, or electronically at .Please do not submit forms to the Garden State Council.

The Grand Lodge of New Jersey Subcommittee on Masonry and Scouting will recommend to the Grand Master one Scout to receive the “Grand Lodge Scout of the Year” award, and as many runner-ups as the Grand Lodge Committee deems worthy of recognition


If you had the power to save someone's life ... would you DO IT? Everyday thousands of patients search for a life saving donor, someone like you~ Come show your support, be swab tested at our “Swab a Cheek & Save a Life Bone Marrow & Blood Drive” on March 16th from 9AM to 2PM at the Lumberton EMS Building, 32 Municipal Drive, Lumberton, NJ. DKMS ( helps patients with Leukemia & other life threatening diseases in need of Bone Marrow Transplants. Tell your family & friends about the critical need for more donors on the registry and ways they can help other patients in need.


Garden State Council  

Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner 

The Garden State Council would like to invite all of our volunteers out for an evening of fun and celebration on

Friday, March 1, 2013 at the Riverton County Club in Cinnaminson starting at 6:30 p.m. 

This evening is all about recognizing the volunteers that make the Burlington County Council work. 

Throughout the year, you put an untold amount of hours into running your local Scouting programs. This is the one evening a year when we can step back and thank you for all of the service that you give to Scouting and the youth of our communities that you impact. 

During the evening, we will be recognizing many people and organizations for what they have given to Scouting.  

We will also be recognizing those leaders that have achieved training awards during the past year. The highlight of the banquet will be the presentation of the District Award of Merit, and the Silver Beaver Awards. These are the highest awards that a District and Council can bestow on its volunteers.  

Please join us to honor the following highly valued volunteers:

Silver Beaver Recipients

Eugene E. Brandt

Michelle D. Horan-Ieradi

Gary Kern

Michael P. Mohan

Debra S. Rosen, Esq

Mahalala District Award of Merit Recipients

John F. Glowacki

Steven J. Poaletti

Craig Randolph


Quakesen District Award of Merit Recipients

Rex Van veldhuisen

Neil M. Wildonger

Click on the link below to register for the dinner online or use the attached flyer to register by mail or in person at the Rowan Scout Resource Center on Rancocas Road.

Wed, 03/06/2013 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Deerwood Country Club 845 Woodlane Road Westampton, NJ 08060
Area Five Membership Summit
“Not just another gathering”
March 9, 2013
Goal: The Summit will focus on recruiting and strengthening Cub Scouting across the Area as a key to long term approach to strengthening membership across the Scouting program. Provide an opportunity for volunteer Scouters and Scouting Professionals to learn from one another and share best practices in membership.
Target:                     Council and District Membership Chairs
                                Council and District Membership Committees
                                Commissioners at all levels
                                Key Volunteer Scouters
                                Key Scouting Professionals
                                Any one interested in membership
Focus:  Cub Scouting as the key to membership and insuring the relevance of the Scouting Program for Area 5 Youth into the future.
  • A discussion of successes or lessons learned lead by selected Area 5 Council Membership Chairmen
  • Introduction of new tools –Target Analysis (Research and Program Innovation)
Location:   Location: Raritan Valley Community College,
Fee:    $25
Check in begins at 8:30am with Opening remarks at 9:15am
Sessions being covered: 
NEW TOOLS: National Market Analysis; Target Analysis; Research and Program Innovation
Cub Scout Recruitment: Resources and Strategies
Cub Scout Recruitment in the African-American Community
Cub Scout Recruitment “Tough Leadership”
Cub Scout Recruitment in the Hispanic Community
Cub Scout Recruitment: The Key to the Future of Scouting – Taking Care of New Volunteer Cub Scout Leaders  
The Council Membership Plan
Point of Contact:  Corky Lowe, Area 5 Committee:                                                                                    
(609) 234-3714
Sat, 03/09/2013 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
118 Lamington Road Branchburg, NJ 08876

 Garden State Council, Boy Scouts of America is teaming up with Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia to present "A Good Turn for Goodwill" clothing drive. Goodwill’s mission is to provide education, training and employment

services that prepare individuals with disabilities and

disadvantages for competitive employment in the community.

Funding for these worthwhile programs is generated through the sale of your gently-used donations in Goodwill’s network of

retail stores. When you donate to Goodwill, you become part of a cycle that builds

stronger families and communities through the power of work.

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on January 20

th the Garden State Council, BSA will be participating in a council-wide clothing drive to collect gently-used clothing, shoes, books and small household goods. Please contact Susan Nagy at the Rowan Scout Resource Center in Westampton to pick-up your Goodwill donation collection bags. Bags are due to arrive at the Council office by Friday, December 28th.

The Goodwill representative for this clothing drive is Deb Eckenhoff. Should you have any questions, she can be contacted at 856-439-0200 ext. 247 or






What is a Cub Scout Leader Pow Wow?

It is an action-packed, all-day training event for Cub Scout Leaders and Pack Committee Members. You’ll

spend the day learning new ideas and having hands-on experiences that will help you deliver a fun-filled,

exciting program to your Cub Scouts.

Who should attend Pow Wow?

All registered Cub Scout Leaders and Assistant Leaders, potential leaders and interested parents. That

would include: Cub Masters, Tiger Cub Den Leaders and Adult Partners, Wolf, Bear and Webelos Den

Leaders and Pack Committee Members and Chairpersons. (Oh!, let’s not forget Charter Organization

Representatives.) A wide variety of training sessions are offered on topics relevant to every Cub Scout

position. Pow Wow will help you make your Cub Scout program more fun for the boys ... and you too!!!

Here’s a Sneak Peak at just of some of the sessions:

Geo-caching and Letter-boxing, Abracadabra, Cubmaster Workshop, Leather Craft, Putting PIZZAZZ Into

Your Meetings, Tied Up In Knots, Kid Cuisine With The Cub Scout Gourmet, Wood Projects, Webelos-To-

Scout Transition, Ceremonies To Create Memories, Cubs with special Behavior and Physical Needs and

many, many more!!

Register Now!

Go to: and click on the Pow Wow Patch!

2013 Pow Wow Beach Party - Session List

Plan your day by picking 6 fun-filled, action-packed sessions!

Pow Wow will be January 26, 2013, starting at 8:30 AM

Lakeview Middle School, 2 Sharp Street, Millville, NJ

UW 211

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