Monthly Archives: May 2012

‘Old Glory’ to find good home at Seton Foundation for Learning

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – TOMPKINSVILLE – Special-needs students from the Seton Foundation for Learning can salute “Old Glory” in style, thanks to a brand-new flag pole and garden installed in front of their Arrochar school by Boy Scouts from Troop 77.

The troop is based out of Our Lady of Good Counsel School, Tompkinsville.

Work on the East Shore flagpole and surrounding area was carried out under the direction of Christopher Brown, a West Brighton teen who is completing his requirements for Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Scouting.

For full story, click here.

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Aquehonga District Camporee Overall Troop Winners – Troop 37

The Aquehonga District of the Boy Scouts of America held its annual weekend Camp-O-Ree  “Trail To Eagle – the 100th Anniversary” at the William H. Pouch Scout Camp in Sea View, Friday May 18th, 2012 through Sunday May 20th, 2012 drawing nearly 700 scouts and scoutmasters from Troops across Staten Island for the three-day event. Troop 37 sponsored by Saint Teresa’s Church, were awarded the best overall Troop at the Camp-O-ree.   Members of Troop 37 awarded Trophy for Best Troop at Aquehonga District Camp-o-ree

Lowe’s National Eagle Scout Project Impact Grant

Home improvement retailer Lowe’s has teamed with the Boy Scouts of America to provide the Lowe’s National Eagle Scout Project Impact grant for candidates working on their Eagle Scout project.

About the Grant

A generous contribution from the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has made it possible for local councils to present selected Eagle Scout candidates with a $100 prepaid gift card to be used toward their service projects.

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Webelos Scout Wins Borough-wide Social Studies Fair

Webelos Scout from Pack 150, Great Kills, NY, Represented his School at Borough-wide Social Studies Fair

Staten Island’s 3RD Annual History Day Fair – This Social Studies Program is open to 4th and 5th grade students in all public and private schools throughout Staten Island. Each school is encouraged to hold its own fair, and school-wide winners chosen by the schools will move on to the Borough-wide fair on May 11, 2012 at the Center for the Arts at the College of Staten Island. The event was sponsored by the Borough President’s Office with assistance from The New York Public Library and CSI.

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Troop 5 Trip to Battleship Cove, Mass.

On April 14th, Troop 5 and Pack 5 Sr. Webelos went on an overnight trip to the Battleship Massachusetts or “Big Mame” as she is called. The scouts were treated to a re-enactment of the attack on Pearl Harbor and were also allowed to explore not only the battleship but also the destroyer Joseph P. Kennedy, the Lion Fish submarine and the Hiddensee Missile cruiser. There were 16 scouts and 14 adults/leaders in all, and the whole group had a great time. If anyone wants to experience what our brave men and women of our armed forces had to endure as far as living conditions, battle stations, “cramped and tight” quarters, this trip gives it to you. Great trip and Great experience.

BSA Incident Reporting

Please find attached BSA Guidelines for reporting injuries and /or incidents and notifications, also attached is the required Incident Report blank form. Please printout and retain a copy in the event of a future need.

All participants in official Scouting activities should become familiar with the Guide to Safe Scouting . The Guide to Safe Scouting provides an overview of Scouting policies and procedures rather than comprehensive, standalone documentation. For some items, the policy statements are complete. Unit leaders are expected to review the additional reference material cited prior to conducting such activities.

Below is a link to the complete Guide to Safe Scouting on line version

http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/GSS/toc.aspx

Map and Compass Presentation 2012-04-14

The attached Map and Compass presentation was made to the May 14 Aquehonga District Round Table.

 

New Location of Scout Shop – Manhattan

According to the REAL DEAL (New York City Real Estate News), the Scout Shop is moving to 48 West 37th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

The Shop will have 2,200 square feet on the ground floor, 2,200 square feet on the lower level, and 1,400 square feet of mezzanine space.

The rent is supposedly $16,667 per month.

The store is supposed to open July 1st.

The entire article can be found at:

http://therealdeal.com/blog/2012/04/27/boy-scouts-relocate-retail-store-out-of-empire-state-building/

Aquehonga Camporee Update

CAMPOREE UPDATE MESSAGE

  • Please get your final registrations into the Camporee Chief Michael Feminella
  • The Camporee 2012 would like to support Staten Island Project Homefront
    • Attached is a list of the most needed items for our service men and women protecting our great country
    • Please instruct all scouts to bring donations to the Camporee check-in
  • A copy of the “Troop Site Inspection” is also attached
    • Show this document to your scouts so they can be prepared for your Camporee inspection.

New York Mets Scout Day – 2012 Update

Hello Everyone,

I just spoke with the Mets today and there has not been too many tickets sold for the game.  Remember those who attend in uniform can walk on the warning track during the National Anthem, however the Mets have said that if we don’t get close to 200+ tickets soon, they may deny this perk for us.  I urge you to send the attached flyer to your email list, pack/troop meetings, and round tables.  The flyer is attached with 2 sets of ticket prices.   This does not have to be sent to only Scout people.  You can tell friends and family as well.

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