Central New Jersey Council
Chartered January 1, 1999
Closed February 28, 2014
George Washington Council
Thomas A. Edison Council
Central New Jersey Council Time Line
Central New Jersey Council, created January 1, 1999 with the merger of George Washington Council and Thomas A. Edison Council, acquired Yards Creek Scout Reservation from George Washington Council and Kittatinny Mountain Scout Reservation from Thomas A. Edison Council. Kittatinny Mountain Scout Reservation offered summer camp and facilities for four-season camping. Yards Creek Scout Reservation, available for short-term, limited camping, was a good base camp for units hiking the Appalachian Trail or canoeing the Delaware River.
Early in 1999 the new council sold the Edison office of the former Thomas A. Edison Council and temporarily consolidated its activities at the Pennington office of the former George Washington Council while its new facilities were being renovated. The new facilities are located at 4315 US Highway 1, Monmouth Junction and previously occupied by the Princeton Alliance Church. On June 12, 1999, council moved all its activities to the new offices and gave up its lease on the Pennington office.
Central New Jersey Council began with six districts; three districts from each of the two former councils. The three districts from the George Washington Council, Hunterdon Arrowhead District, Jenny Jump District, and Mercer Area District, were transferred essentially unchanged. The districts from the Thomas A. Edison Council were re-arranged to create Joyce Kilmer District, Raritan Bay District, and SEMEOS District.
Pahaquarra District created
Council relocates headquarters
Hunterdon Arrowhead District and Jenny Jump District merged on June 18, 2008 to form the Pahaquarra District, serving all the units in Hunterdon and Warren Counties. Also in 2008, the Central New Jersey Council moved from its location at 4315 US Highway 1 South in Monmouth Junction to a new location at 2245 US Highway 130 South, Suite 106 in Dayton, NJ.
Mattameechen District created
SEMEOS District and Raritan Bay District merged in year 2010 to form the Mattameechen District, serving all the units in Middlesex County
Order of the Arrow
Sakuwit Lodge 2 History
Sakuwit Lodge 2 Patches
Sakuwit Lodge 2 is a very young lodge continuing the traditions of a very old lodge. In 1999, we celebrated our 80th anniversary.
Council District Patches
Follow the history of Central New Jersey Council through its annual patchse, starting in year 1999. This section is expected to grow over the years.
Camping in Council
Central New Jersey Council currently offers two fine camping facilities in the beautiful Skylands region of New Jersey, close to the Delaware River and the Appalachian Trail. This set of pages discusses the facilities available at each camp, with maps of each camp and maps to each camp. The YCSR pages include some photos and some information about the temporary closing in 1997.
Out of Council Camping
A short section, just for fun, about some non-council camps located either within, or close to, the current Central New Jersey Council. Can you suggest other camps that merit further research?
Some Notes about Dates and Numbers
Historical CNJC Home Page
October 21, 2000