The Prepared for Life Dinner serves as the centerpiece for the yearly Friends of Scouting campaign for NNJC. The dinner builds capacity and support for programs which impact 14,000 scouts in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Passaic counties.The dinner brings together over 600 scouts,leaders,community leaders and business owners to share in fellowship and hear about the scouting program.The evening program highlights the achievements of local scouts,recognizes the leadership efforts of the Scout Reach program, and culminates with a prominent keynote speaker.

What is special about this event is that there is no ticket price to attend,during the dinner guests will be asked to make a donation of at least $300. Majority of the guest in attendance make a donation of $300 or after hearing the story of scouting choose to donate beyond that amount.


Previous Keynote Speakers include:

2017- Mike Piazza, New York Mets All Time Great and MLB Hall of Famer

2016- Dr. Robert Gates, Former Sectary of Defense, Director of the CIA and
                                    past President of the Boy Scouts of America

2015- Eli Manning, New York Giants Quarterback,2x Super Bowl Champ,
                            2X Super Bowl MVP

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