Northern New Jersey Council, BSA

Cheerfully Serving Allendale, Bloomingdale, Clifton, Franklin Lakes, Glen Rock, Hawthorne, Hewitt, Ho-Ho-Kus, Little Falls, Mahwah, 

Midland Park, North Haledon, Oakland, Passaic, Paterson, Pompton Lakes, Prospect Park, Ramsey, Ridgewood,  Ringwood,

Totowa, Upper Greenwood Lake, Upper Saddle River, Waldwick, Wanaque, Wayne, West Milford, Woodland Park, Wyckoff




Daniela Rios,  District Director
Email: daniela.rios@scouting.org
Phone: 201-677-1000,  x23 (Office) 

Lisa Dell Antonia, District Chair
John Brain, District Commissioner
Chris Ceravolo, Vice Chair of Program
Andrew Garlick, Vice Chair of Development
Bob McDevitt, Vice Chair of Membership
Bob Migliorino, District Advancement Chair
Ed Keane, District Activities Chair
Bob Kluck, Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner
Stacey Butler, Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner & Religious Committee Chair
Betsy Person, District Training Chair
David Bock, District Camping Chair
Michael Benedetto, District Communications Chair

Calling All Units!

Do you have great pictures of Scouting in action?  Please email them to mbenedetto@nnjbsa.org .  We want to see and hear about the exciting things happening in your Pack, Troop and Crew.  Send us your best 3-5 pictures of each particular event and always include the who, what, where and when.

Note: Photos may be used by the Ramapo Valley District & NNJC for both internal & external promotional materials.



Cannonball Trail Hike - Patch and Medal Booklet Here ->


Klondike Derby Results

A Big Thanks to Troop 132 in Wanaque for running a great Klondike Derby!
We hope everyone enjoyed themselves and hope to see you back next year!

Click here for a list of the results of Klondike Derby.



Local Boy Scouts donate 25,000 pounds of food to Community Action Centers

The Ramapo Valley District, part of the Northern New Jersey Council, Boy Scouts of America hosted “Scouting for Food,” in support of the “Center for Food Action of New Jersey”

MAHWAH, NJ [3/10/18]— Through the efforts of over 28 Scouting units (Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, and Venturing Crews) in Bergen and Passaic counties, the Ramapo Valley District is pleased to report that over 12 tons, of non-perishable food was collected on behalf of the Center for Food Action of NJ, which acts to prevent hunger and homelessness and improve the lives of individuals and families living in poverty.

The success of the day was amplified by the efforts of 81 volunteers originating from 28 local Scout groups, and the support of several local community organizations: the Rutgers New Brunswick and Stevens Institute of Technology chapters of Alpha Phi Omega (Scouting’s college service fraternity) the Wyckoff/Midland Park Rotary Club, the Mathnasium in Ramsey and the ReAct Service Club from Eisenhower Middle School in Wyckoff, worked a combined 360 hours to sort and pack hundreds of boxes of needed food and supplies.

Special thanks to the Inserra Family of Supermarkets for their consistent support of the event, the Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute for usage of their space as a drop-off and organization center, and the hundreds of families in Northern New Jersey who donated food items in support of the event.

“The Ramapo Valley District Scouting for Food Event was a great success, but only through the efforts of the cub scouts who put out bags, the boy scouts who picked up the food, and all the volunteers who sorted and packed the 12 tons of food collected. This event would not be possible without the generosity of those who made a food donation to this worthy cause,” said Bruce Kuipers, former Scoutmaster of Troop 50 in Mahwah, who also served as the co-chair for Scouting for Food.

“Scouting for Food is an amazing event that encapsulates the Boys Scouts’ challenge to, ‘Do a Good Turn Daily,’” said Geoff Garlick, Venturing Crew 1204 Advisor.

“Today is about using ‘Scouting Muscle’ to give back to our communities and to help those who are in need, which truly speaks to the generosity of those in Bergen and Passaic Counties and the determination of our Scouts. Despite the challenges the recent snowstorm and the resulting power outages presented, we were able to collect an amazing amount of food. I am proud of our District and the many volunteers who donated their time today to make this such a successful endeavor.” –Lisa Dell Antonia, Chair, Ramapo Valley District Boy Scouts.

Scouting for food is an ongoing annual program of the Boy Scouts of America, begun in 1985, that collects food for local food banks and community action centers. It is organized at the local level at various times throughout the year. Scouting for Food is a project that is rooted in the foundations of the Scouting movement in its dedication to implementing the Scout Slogan: “Do a Good Turn Daily.”

The Northern New Jersey Council, BSA provides character development and leadership training to a diverse population of 13,500 youth and 4,000 adults in Bergen, Passaic, Essex, and Hudson counties.

Since its inception, the Boy Scouts of America has become one of the nation’s premier youth development organizations, with more than 100 million youth and adults participating since 1910.





Plus - Dad's Derby Challenge

& Unlimited Class Race

APRIL 21ST at Willowbrook Mall

Click here for the District Derby Rules

Click here for the Agenda & Dad's & Unlimited Class Rules!

Click here for Registration!




For flyer Click Here

For Leaders' Guide Click Here




The Ramapo Valley District Awards Recognition Committee is now accepting nominations for the 
2017-18 District Awards to be presented at the District Recognition Dinner.
All Nominations including the District Award of Merit Nominations must be submitted by 
Monday, April 16, 2018.

To nominate someone for recognition in your Unit or the District, 
please click here.
To nominate someone for the District Award of Merit, please click here.
Please share this information with others in your unit.
District Dinner Will be held on June 6, 2018 
The Barnyard Carriage House - Totowa, NJ
Please submit your nomination forms to:
Daniela Rios
District Director




(Click Below to Register or for More Details)

Scouting for Food Mar 10
Pinewood Derby Finals Check-in Apr 10
Pinewood Derby Finals Check-in Apr 19
District & Super Pinewood Derbys Apr 21
"May the 4th Be With You" Camporee  May 4-6
Cub Family Weekend May 5-6
Cub Family Weekend May 19-20
Fishing Derby Jun 2
Cub Family Weekend Jun 9-10
District Annual Recognition Dinner Jun 6
2018 Program Launch Jun 12

District Journey to Excellence Awards

2017 - Silver

2016 - Gold

2015 - Silver



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