Scouting in New Jersey has a long history, from the 1910s to the present day, serving thousands of youth in programs that suit the environment in which they live. The second National BSA Headquarters was in North Brunswick, although it was referred to in BSA publications as being in neighboring New Brunswick.
The Washington Crossing Council serves scouts in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and scouts in two districts located in Western New Jersey that were transferred from the former Central New Jersey Council: The Mercer Area District in Mercer County, New Jersey and the Hunterdon Arrowhead District in Hunterdon County, New Jersey.
Central New Jersey Council served central New Jersey from the Delaware River to the Jersey Shore. Central New Jersey Council ceased scouting operations at year end 2013 and will be dissolving. All scouting units have been transferred to neighboring Boy Scout Councils as of January 2014.
Southern New Jersey Council and Burlington County Council merged to form this new council as of January 1, 2013.
The Jersey Shore Council serves all of Ocean County and Atlantic County, and part of Burlington and Cape May Counties.
The Minsi Trails Council is a council of the Boy Scouts of America that serves Scouts of eastern Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley and Pocono regions as well as parts of western New Jersey.
Monmouth Council, BSA, established in 1917, serves all of Monmouth County, New Jersey and part of Middlesex County, New Jersey.
The Northern New Jersey Council serves Scouting in Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Passaic counties. The council is divided into three districts: Three Rivers (eastern Bergen County and Hudson County areas), Ramapo Valley (western Bergen and Passaic County areas), and Lenape Trail (Essex County towns). In 2013, this council served over 13,000 youths.
The Patriots' Path Council includes Morris, Sussex, Somerset, Union, and Middlesex counties in New Jersey. It was born in 2000 with the merger of the Morris-Sussex Area Council (1936–1999) and the Watchung Area Council (1926–1999).On February 6, 2014, Patriots Path Council absorbed several Scouting units from the dissolved Central New Jersey Council(1999-2014).
The grave of Green Bar Bill lies within the geographic scope of the Patriots Path Council. He is buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery (Row 8, Block I) in Mendham, New Jersey (near Schiff Scout Reservation).
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