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NNJC Camping News

NNJC Director of Support Services Grey Rolland,
Phone: 201-677-1000, Ext 13. Email:

Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco 85th Anniversary
Summer Camp 2012
New Tour Planning Worksheet
Where to Go Camping Guide
Camp Conservation Online
Campmaster Corp Needs Volunteers
NNJC Year Round Camping Award
Gifts to Camp

  If you would like more information  email us.

 Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco 85th Anniversary

Dear Alumni of Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco,

Milestones - they highlight significant events in our lives and the lives of those around us, and this year the Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco family will be celebrating yet another significant milestone for camp: eighty-five years of outstanding scouting adventures and memories at Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco!

That’s right, for 85 years scouts and their leaders have trekked to the woods in Blairstown, New Jersey (in the early days hiking in from the Blairstown train station) to learn the skills essential to good scouting. Hundreds of thousands of scouts have enjoyed the No-Be-Bo-Sco experience. And that’s cause for celebration!

So celebrate we will - on Saturday, July 28, 2012 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm. Please plan to join us as we open our program areas for your enjoyment. Scoutcraft, handicraft, and nature demonstrations, an amazing display of No-Be memorabilia from our ever expanding museum collection, and an incredible London Broil dinner and dining hall program. There will be an opportunity to test your marksmanship skills up on the range and a cracker barrel room to relax with a cup of coffee and share tales of the “good old days”. We’ll wrap up the celebration with a blazing campfire and program filled with songs and skits in a true NoBe fashion.

We’d really enjoy having you join us for this 85th Anniversary Homecoming! So save the date - July 28, 2012 - and join us at the place we all love - Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco! Additional details will be posted shortly...


 Summer Camp 2012

Information on all NNJC Summer Camp programs for 2012 can be found from the link below.

 New Tour Planning Worksheet


Northern New Jersey Council

New Tour Planning Worksheet


Please submit all Tour Plans via email, fax or in person to Glenda Socha 201-677-1000 x 10 here at our Council Service Center.

Submissions will be reviewed and returned as soon as possible. Please allow adequate time for processing. Thank you.


“Effective March 1 2011 what are currently known as local and national tour permits will be suspended by what will be calling the tour plan. The online tour permit system will be suspended. This update is the accumulation of work by a cross-functional team of volunteers and staff including the Health and Safety Support Committee., Council Solutions, Outdoor Program Group, and Risk Management Advisory Panels.


Here is the definition of the tour plan in the Language of Scouting: “Units complete this form when planning for a local, national, or international adventure. The plan helps to ensure the unit is properly prepared, that the qualified and trained leadership is in place, and that the right equipment is available for the adventure”.



What is different?

   The council is the reviewer of all tour plans; no regional review is required. 

   The tour plan consists of a tour planning worksheet that is completed by the unit/contingent. After processing, the council retains the tour planning worksheet and returns the tour plan to the unit. 

   The plan can be printed on standard 8 ½-by-11-inch paper! 

   21- vs. 14-day advance notice requested for units to submit the plan for your review. 

   A single point of contact (not on the tour) for council use included. 

   Defined reasons/times when a tour plan must be submitted for council review. 

   Updated Pledge of Performance.


When do you need a tour plan?

Times when a tour plan must be submitted for council review include:

   Trips of 500 miles or more

   Trips outside of council borders not to a council-owned property

   Trips to any national high-adventure base, national Scout jamboree, National Order of the Arrow Conference, or regionally sponsored event

   When conducting the following activities outside of council or district events:

   Aquatics activities (swimming, boating, floating, scuba, etc.)

   Climbing and rappelling

   Orientation flights (process flying plan)

   Shooting sports

   Any activities involving motorized vehicles as part of the program (snowmobiles, boating, etc.)

All other standards of training and leadership listed on the tour permit application and found in the Guide to Safe Scouting are in effect at all times whether a tour permit is required or not.

 Where to Go Camping Guide

Lenapehoking Lodge is proud to release a Where to Go Camping Guide for units to use.

 Camp Conservation Online

Camp Conservation Web Pages 

Latest information on the good work that the Council's Conservation Committee is doing.

The site is divided into many different pages, one with general information on Scouting's conservation program, one "For Scouts", one "For Scouters", and then one for No-Be, and one each for the other Council camps. There's information on the Hornaday award, background information and suggested conservation projects, and all sorts of good stuff.

On the camp pages, there is a copy of maps (including cool aerial photos and topographic maps) for each camp, informational handouts on certain hard-to-explain requirements of merit badges that are tailored to each camp, a copy of the nature trail pamphlet for each camp (if available), and a copy of the Camp Conservation Plan (if available). In short, it should be everything a Scoutmaster needs in order to have a successful conservation program during their stay at any of the other Council camps.

The website is found at "". You can also get there from the Council Web Menu. Select "Camping" then "Conservation" from the menu on the left hand side of the screen.)

 Campmaster Corp Needs Volunteers

What is a "Campmaster"?


Sign Up to be Campmaster! (PDF)

We are not the front desk clerks of the camp!


A Campmaster provides Commissioner type service and guidance to the Scout units that use the NNJC camps.


We administer Scouting programs to the units in camp.


We are the front-line individuals that Child Abuse is reported to by the units.


Campmasters are knowledgeable and experienced Scouters.

In order for the NNJC Campmaster Corps to adequately plan and utilize its resources, we need your input.


Do you have a specific training need that weekend?


Are you lacking the experience necessary to adequately train your Scouts in certain areas?


Are you a new leader or unit that could benefit by the assistance of an "expert"?

Campmasters Always Needed!

There is still a need for campmasters at all of our camps. These are individuals who have the ability to support National and Council Camping policies and have some program "flair."

 OK, you have heard this before. Let’s look at this scenario: The caretaker/ranger is on vacation and there is no campmaster for the weekend? Answer: You can't use camp that weekend. There is a need for trained and motivated campmaster. If interested contact your district camping chairman or call Grey Rolland, 201-677-100 x13 for more information.


 NNJC Year Round Camping Award

NNJC Year- Round Camping Award

Download the Year-Round Camping Sheet (PDF)

The Year-Round Camping award is designed to promote “one camping trip a month” in the Packs, Troops, Teams and Crews of the Northern NJ Council, BSA.  The award will be a ribbon for the unit flag and optional patches for participants. The unit can purchase the patches for $1 a piece in the council Service Centers.  In order to earn the award a unit must complete the following requirements:

  1. Take part in at least one overnight camping trip in each month of the year. Unit can start any month of the year but must record trips for 12 consecutive months. One week of summer resident camp is required and will count for both July and August.

  2. 50% of the total camping trips must be to at least four different camps within NNJC.

  3. File for a tour permit for each trip, including summer camp.


 Gifts to Camp

Gifts to Camp

All of our camps could use some help. It starts with active participation in a camp work day. All of our camps will have at least one this spring. At the other end of support is a major gift to camp. A one-hundred thousand dollar shower house or a two hundred and fifty thousand dollar pool would look nice at most of our properties. Then there is the great in-between. Upgrading your personal computer? We might be able to use your old one. Maybe your gift to camp is better for you than a trade-in.

If you are interested call Grey Rolland 201-677-1000 x13, email:   for more information. Remember, your gift of time is the most valuable gift of all.

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