Monthly Archives: July 2011

Staten Islander Of The Week: Fisherman Teaches Children To Love The Water – NY1

Kudos to Steve.

NY1 VIDEO: The latest Staten Islander of the Week, Steven “Fishing Steve”
Gross, has spent the last 30 years getting youngsters hooked on fishing and
loving the great outdoors.


New Rules for Scout Shop Tax Exempt Purchases

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: According to New York State law any organization that is tax exempt must pay with cash, a troop/pack check, or a troop/pack credit card. Anyone coming in to purchase ranks/pins/awards MUST pay by one of the above mentioned methods or tax will be charged…no questions asked. No one is allowed to make a purchase for their pack/troop with a personal check or personal credit card.

Also, if paying with a check. the person making the purchase must write on the check their name and phone number in case of a discrepancy with the check.

On Behalf of Troop 77 and our Scout’s Family, Thank You

I would like to thank all those who made our car wash such a success; Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, The Staten Island Advance, Boy Scouts of America-Staten Island and all the Face book / email messages.

Thru the two-day effort, we raised an incredible amount of money. More than anyone could imagine. The wheel chair has been paid for, a donation will be sent for research and a large payment will be made towards the wheel chair ramp at the family’s home.

With this undertaking we proved that Staten Island is still a community. One special Scout will now have the ability to be with his fellow brothers for the
adventure of his life.

Tom Eppinger
Troop 77

Troop 77 Car Wash Fundraiser

Living Flag at Richmond County Ballpark – 22 July 2011 – Updated

Assemblyman Lou Tobacco and SI350 are seeking 350 young volunteers from local schools, camps, and community organizations to help create the largest living flag in New York City history. Invited guests include: Mayor Michael Bloomberg & Borough President James Molinaro.

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The Eagle’s Nest – July 2011

Top Story

This month’s top story is the GNYC Program Launch! That’s right, the Program Launch will be back Saturday, September 10th at Camp Alpine, NJ. Watch new GNYC Activities Chairman John Farrell give us a glimpse into this year’s Program Launch.

Read about this and other important events and support information in the Eagle’s Nest July 2011.

Past Issues

Garibaldi Meucci Museum, Service Projects

We have various projects that need the attention of your skilled scouts. We are proposing the following for your consideration as either service  or Eagle Scout

Proposed Projects:

Ferrogosto related projects:

  • Raise approximately 20 tents for annual Ferrogosto Festival on the morning of Sunday August 14th
  • Assemble tables for vendors
  • Assist in pick up and set up of donated items
  • Festival Ground Clean up
  • Assemble Bocce Courts
  • Sand and paint picnic table
  • Create a display and demonstration of various boys scout activities , such as knot-tying,  first aid etc for the children attending the festival

General Maintenance Projects:
We  are a historical house in need of tender loving care.

  • Window washing
  • Organization and clean out of basement storage area
  • Sanding and painting of wooden floors in our exhibit areas
  • Touch up paint throughout the museum most especially the window frames
  • Flag pole repair
  • Instruction for the museum staff on the proper guidelines for flag raising and lowering
  • Plant and maintain a traditional Italian Herb garden

We thank you for you kind consideration.

Janet Grillo
Director of Education GMM
718 494-2509
718 442-1608

Pack a pillow, sleeping bag and a blanket and head for the wild


If you are lucky, you can spend a night under the stars at Wolfe's Pond Park.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – HUGUENOT – Pack a pillow, sleeping bag and a blanket, and keep an eye out for a sky full of stars.

Wolfe’s Pond Park is the Staten Island go-to spot for family summer camping, and, according to Urban Parks Rangers deputy director Richard Simon, it makes for an unforgettable evening of trailblazing and night-watching.

“It’s an experience to immerse yourself in the nighttime world,” said Simon.

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Staten Island Boy Scout Troop 77 Holds Car Wash Fundraiser

Staten Island Boy Scout Troop 77 holds car wash to help buy a Scout’s wheel chair to go to camp.

Staten Island N.Y. : Local Troop 77 is gearing up to help one of it’s very own. The troop will be conducting a car wash to help raise funds and awareness to help an eleven year old scout afflicted with MLC. He has a form of leukodystrophy called Megalencephalic Leukoencephalopathy with Subcortical Cysts (MLC). MLC is a neurodegenerative condition that affects communication between the brain and the muscles and can create difficulty learning. It is similar in some ways to MS as both diseases affect the myelin coating surrounding the axons of the neurons.

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Boy Scout Troop 90 Open House – 28 August 2011

Where: Arden Heights Boulevard Jewish Center
1766 Arthur Kill Road
(Arthur Kill Road near Arden Ave.)

When: Sunday, August 28th, 2011
@ 2:30 PM


For more information contact us at

Ian Kaplan – 718-227-7316

Sea Scout Ship 24 Open House – 13 July 2011