Monthly Archives: March 2012

ReUse a Shoe Program – Eagle Project

Eagle Scout Project

Don’t throw away or give away those old sneakers and shoes you do not want anymore!!!!  Please hang onto them!

The Objective is to collect 500 or more pairs of used or new sneakers (Only sneakers). These sneakers will be shipped to Nike once they are collected, they in turn take off the soles and grind them up. Once the soles are all ground up they take the material and make it into Playground Floors, Running Tracks, Basketball Courts and Tennis Courts.

Big Eagle project coming soon!!!!  See attached flyer.  For further information contact Anthony Mercatante, Life Scout of Troop 139, at 718-848-9419 or or contact his father, Tom Mercatante at

ReUse a Shoe Eagle Project Flier

Scout Night with the Staten Island Yankees – 2012

Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 7:00pm
Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 7:00pm
Richmond County Bank Ballpark

  • A spectacular post-game fireworks show
  • Each registered Scout & Leader will receive a FREE Staten Island Yankees Scout patch
  • FREE Limited Edition Staten Island Yankees cap for each member of your group
  • All kids 12 & under can run the bases after the game
  • Ticket options:
    • $16: ticket to the game, hot dog, drink and above bonuses
    • $22: ticket to the game, hot dog, drink, above bonuses AND admission to the on-field sleepover
    • $29 ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, chips, soda, and water for an additional $7 per person

2012 SI Yanks Scout Sleepover Night Flier

Great Kills Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Muster Time: 1000 Hours or 10:00 AM RAIN OR SHINE

Step-Off Time: Scheduled for 1100 Hours or 11:00 AM

At the assembly / muster area there will be Parade Marshals who you will be able to go up to and ask where your group will be assembling. You will be able to tell who the Parade Marshals are as they will have a baseball cap on that says “MARSHAL”. Tell the Marshal what group you are with and they will tell you what Division Number to report to. The Parade Marshal will then direct you to a DIVISION, either Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, Division 4 or Division 5.

The Divisions will be set up along Durant Avenue in front of Myra S. Barnes Intermediate School (I.S. 24). In the street you will see orange traffic cones, which will have a long piece of wood sticking up with a numbered sign (Div 1; Div 2 etc.) on it. These traffic cones will indicate where each Divisional starting point is located.

2012 Great Kills Memorial Day Parade

Great Kills Memorial Day Parade Muster Instructions 2012

53rd Annual Recognition Dinner – Staten Island Council

This yearly event honors leaders who have given that “something extra” for Staten Island youth. Awards o be presented include those for Training, Religious, O.A. Vigil, Spark Plug, the Prestigious Award of Merit and the Silver Beaver.

The Spark Plug Award is presented to an individual (one per unit) who is responsible for providing that extra spark that “makes the unit go”. The recipient must be present to receive this award.

Also includes Installation of District Officers, The slide show, special Scouters dinner, and a gathering old and new Scouting friends.

June 5, 2012
The Renaissance, Staten Island
6:00PM gathering, dinner starts sharp at 7:00PM
$35 per person, before May 14, and $45 after May 14

If you have pictures you would like included in the slide show, please send them to: Maximum 8.5MB limit.

2012 Recognition Dinner Flyer

Related Links
2012 Calendar Journal Ad Form

BSA Policy Regarding Scouts at Political Rallies

The Boy Scouts of America might be the most patriotic organization in the U.S.

But don’t take that to mean we endorse any one political party.

The same applies to your pack, troop, team, or crew. You and your Scouts should Do Your Duty to Country but not by endorsing any one candidate.

During election years, though, the line between patriotism and political favoritism becomes thin, making it important to remind you of the BSA’s official policy on Scout participation in political rallies.

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions and the BSA’s official answers

Climbing Director Needed for Pouch Day Camp – 2012

Pouch Day Camp is looking for a Climbing Director.

Needed Mondays thru Fridays from July 2 to August 24.

Must be 21 years old or older.

Will have to attend Boy Scout Climbing school before camp.

Contact Marty Eisenberg, or, 917-821-7271

TMR Aviation Camp

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be…

  • a Sky Marshall?
  • a Pilot?
  • an Airport Manager?
  • an Aircraft Mechanic?
  • an Airport First Responder?

Explore aviation careers this summer

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Pay it Forward Food Drive – 2012

April 1, 2012

G’s Salon, in conjunction with the Oakwood Heights Community Church, is running a cut-a-thon food drive, and we need your help! Join in our efforts to raise money and food to be donated to hungry Staten Islanders across our borough.

Oakwood Heights Community Church
Chartering Troop 27 over 60 years .

-Prizes, Raffles, Band, D.J. etc.-

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BALOO Training – GNYC – 2012

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation

When: 12 May, 2012 AND 13 October, 2012
Where: Alpine Scout Camp
Cost: $10 per person

BALOO is a one day training event that introduces leaders and parents to the skills needed to plan and conduct pack outdoor activities, particularly pack camping.

Participants who complete this training course will:

• Understand the focus of the Cub Scout level of the BSA outdoor program
• Gain the skills needed to plan and carry out a successful Cub Scout level overnight activity
• Learn more about the resources available from the Greater New York Councils and BSA for carrying out outdoor activities.

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Aquehongian Lodge 112 Elections – 2012

If your Troop would like to have the members of the Order of the Arrow come down to your troop meeting to conduct an election, please contact John Perchiacca at We will be conducting visitations until the end of April. NO ELECTIONS WILL BE HELD AFTER April 30th.

Thank you
John Perchiacca