Governor Cuomo Announces Approval of Conservation Plan for William H. Pouch Scout Camp
Vote by Greater New York Council of the Boy Scouts of America Enables State-Negotiated Conservation Plan to Protect Natural Environment on Staten Island
Albany, NY (December 5, 2013)
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the approval of a conservation plan for the William H. Pouch Scout Camp on Staten Island. New York State is providing $6 million through the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) for phases 2 and 3 of the conservation plan. These phases were approved this week by the Board of Directors of the Greater New York Councils (GNYC) of the Boy Scouts of America, which owns the property.
“Staten Island’s Pouch Camp has given generations of Boy Scouts access to the great outdoors, and we must do everything we can to keep this iconic Camp going,” Governor Cuomo said. “This week’s vote was another key step in that direction, allowing us to conserve the Camp as open space, ensuring that Boy Scouts and the public will be able to use it for years to come. I commend the Greater New York Councils for signing onto this collaborative effort to safeguard Staten Island’s natural environment for all.”
Full Announcement Here
Spider-Man “Community Super Hero” Scouts/Students Days on Broadway – Saturday January 25, 2014 and Saturday May 17, 2014! Workshop from 9:00 AM to 11:15 AM – Performance at 2:00PM on Broadway!
Here’s your chance to:
- Interact with a Scout Community of your Peers from Around the World
- Enjoy Behind the Scenes High Profile Key Note Speaker,
- Learn Music and Choreography from the Show,
- Present Community Service Projects for a chance to win a backstage visit
- Interact with Spider-Man Cast Members and Behind the Scenes Creative Team Professionals in a Question and Answer Session and
- Attend the 2:00pm Matinee Performance of Spider-Man with an Audience of Scouts from Across the Country!
Package includes Interactive Workshop, Resource Guide and Preferred Seating to the Show! No orders taken after December 20, 2013 for January 25, 2014 or after April 9, 2014 for May 10, 2014.*Workshop location will be announced at a later date.
See attached flier for full details.
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The annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program is underway. The Staten Island Detachment, of the Marine Corps League, is looking for help from Staten Island Packs, Troops, Crews, and Posts to assist.
Scouting Units are asked to bring unwrapped toys, for boys or girls, aged 1 to 12, to the Detachment headquarters:
46 Marine Corps Boulevard (Ontario Ave.)
Staten Island NY 10301
Detachment hours are approximately Noon to 10PM, each day.
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Attention, all are invited to Pouch Camp for the Annual Garden Lighting
Saturday, December 14, 2013
7pm @ Pouch Camp
Join Us For An Evening of Caroling and Festivities
All That We Ask You To Bring is an Ornament for the Christmas Tree Representing Your Unit and Holiday Cards for the Soldiers…….
If All The Boys and Girls Are Very Good This Year We Might Have a
Visit From Some Very Special Guests…..
Cub Master Pack 150
Aquehonga Activities Chair
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A few changes for the 2014 year:
This year each Scout attendee will receive a commemorative 2014 Pinewood Derby Patch! Oooh, aaah, special!
The Staten Island Mall has moved us to the courtyard outside of the JC Penney store, not in the center court as in years past. Please let your Scouts know and make announcements during your Den Meetings.
Greetings to all,
Yes it’s that time of the year again when Tom and I start planning for our upcoming Shooting Sports Weekends. To help us in our planning process we’re asking units that have participated in the past, as well as units that have expressed an interest in joining us in 2014, to please complete the attached “Commitment Form” and return same to both Tom and I by November 15, 2013.
Scouts age 14-20, you have an opportunity to join a contingent of Scouts from the Greater New York Councils on a trip to Normandy, France, in April of 2014.
This Camporee will mark the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day invasion on the shores of Normandy.
Planning for this trip includes visiting London and Paris, as well as Normandy.
You may contact Contingent Leader Hedy DeBonet at 718-886-5549, or Bob Madsen at 212-651-3075 for more information.
Openings are still available for youth, ages 14-20, registered in GNYC.
Normandy Camporee Flyer
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Here are the procedures for applying for the Lowe’s gift cards for Eagle projects for 2013-2014.
The Lowe’s Grant process has changed. The local Council no longer distributes the Lowe’s grant to a Scout doing an Eagle Project. The cards are now sent directly to the Scout after he applies through GNYC. I have been asked to be the volunteer coordinator for this project.
This is open to all Scouts and Families.
I wanted to reach out now that we have our official Islanders Scout Night flyer. Please see attached for more information on this special offer to your Scouts and their families. It would be greatly appreciated if you forward this email/flyer along to everyone within the Scout community you are connected with.
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Online registration is now open for the 2014 G.N.Y.C. Camp Promotions Orientation/Camp Promotions Recognition Banquet at Alpine Scout Camp, Saturday, January 4, 2014. The CPO runs from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm and the Banquet from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.
Register online at: www.bsa-gnyc.org/promotecamping
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