Boy Scouts to Attend Tribeca Film Festival!

I sent everyone a notice this morning about attending the viewing of this film at the Tribeca film festival.

My original email lead us to believe that the tickets were FREE, it seems that I was not given all the information at once.

Tickets are available on a first come first serve basis at the cost of $14 for scouts in uniform, $16 for others.

Please rethink your original replies and let me know if you are still interested.

The film starts at 12 noon at the BMCC, Borough of Manhattan Community College. It runs for 86 mins and is appropriate for ages 10 and up. This is a family day and there will be street festivals as well.

Again I apologize for the original misinformation.

Joe Bradley
Director of Program

Orginal Notice:
Here is an opportunity to make the ideals of scouting come to life in your boys. A scout is helpful is more than words. Are you teaching any lessons that will be  passed on generation to generation so that 120 years from now people that you’ll never meet will still know those lessons?

I believe that you are. We have been teaching the ideals of Scouting through the Oath and Law. If we do our jobs correctly they will never die.

We are looking for Scouts in uniform who would like to view a showing of this documentary at the Tribeca film festival on Sat. Apr 30th 12 noon in Manhattan.

Please let me know if you or your unit are interested in attending and how many scouts will be coming. I will send the details with your response.

Thank you for considering this event for your unit program activity.
Joe Bradley
Director of Program


Dear Charles,

As I’m sure you are aware, the Little Sioux Scout Ranch in western Iowa suffered a terrible EF3 Tornado in June of 2008 during their National Youth Leadership Training week.  With four of the boy scouts killed and 40 injured, the New York Says Thank You Foundation came to Little Sioux in September of 2009 to help in the rebuilding process by helping to build a beautiful outdoor chapel on the footprint of the building destroyed by the storm.

During their stay that weekend, we continued filming a documentary which covers the story of the New York Says Thank You Foundation and the work they are doing on the anniversary of 9/11 each year to help communities around the country rebuild from their own disasters.  It’s a way for people from New York to help “pay it forward” by paying back all the love and compassion shown by people across this country for New York during their time of need. 

Please copy and paste the below link in your web browser to view a 3 minute film trailer:

The film spotlights in great detail the recovery at Little Sioux as Boy Scouts work hand in hand with New York firefighters and showcases the Boy Scouts movement as a whole.  This documentary film, which has also
been shown to Bob Mazzuca and the senior staff of the National Office last fall, will be opening at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York on April 28th. A second screening will be held on Saturday, April 30th and Tribeca has allowed us a large block of tickets for their Family Festival that day to preview the film.

We would like to have a great showing of scouts in their uniforms, as well as their families, in attendance at this premiere.  It would be a great honor to have the scouts in New York attend to show their support, as this film focuses on the Scouting beliefs, morals, and honor.

Please contact me as soon as possible so that arrangements can be made for the tickets.  Thank you for your support.


Megan Sleeper
New York Says Thank You


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