New to Scouting?
For almost 100 years, Scouting programs have instilled in youth the values found in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Today, these values are just as relevant in helping youth grow to their full potential as they were in 1910. Scouting helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives.
The Boy Scouts of America provides youth with programs and activities that allow them to
- Try new things.
- Provide service to others.
- Build self-confidence.
- Reinforce ethical standards.
While various activities and youth groups teach basic skills and promote teamwork, Scouting goes beyond that and encourages youth to achieve a deeper appreciation for service to others in their community.
Scouting provides youth with a sense that they are important as individuals. It is communicated to them that those in the Scouting family care about what happens to them, regardless of whether a game is won or lost.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Scouting promotes activities that lead to personal responsibility and high self-esteem. As a result, when hard decisions have to be made, peer pressure can be resisted and the right choices can be made.
Looking for a Scout unit?
Visit beascout.org! Simply select the program you are looking for at the top of the page and then enter your zip code to locate Scouting units in your area. Cub Scouts(K-5th grade) has opened it's doors to girls to join in 2018 and in February 2019 girls will be able to join Scouts BSA(Grades 6 and up)!
While each Scouting unit puts their own flavor on the Scouting program, all of them follow the same program curriculum. Below are orientation guides for Cub Scouts(Kindergarten to 5th grade) and Boy Scouts(5th Grade till age 18) that cover all the ins and outs of the program.
Uniforms and Scouting Supplies
Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts both wear uniforms. You can purchase uniform and other supplies at our from our Scouts Shops in Galloway and Toms River. You can find more information about them at the below links.
Who do I contact for help?
Jersey Shore Council has several professional staff members who serve different areas of Ocean and Atlantic Counties. These areas are called districts. Our district areas are as follows:
Joshua Huddy District, served by Jerome Townsend: Brick, Jackson, Lakewood, Point Pleasant and Toms River.
Jersey Devil District, served by John Brilla: Barnegat, Beachwood, Berkeley, Bass River, Lacey, Lakehurst, Little Egg Harbor, Manahawkin, Manchester, New Egypt, New Gretna, Ocean Gate, Pine Beach, Seaside Heights, South Toms River, Tuckerton, Waretown, West Creek, and Whiting.
Sea Pines District, served by Kevin Collins: Ocean City and all Atlantic County with the exception of Buena