Monthly Archives: May 2012

2012 Training Amnesty Form

Scout Leaders,

I’m pleased to announce the GNYC Training Committee has approved re-opening our acceptance of the Training Amnesty Form for one last go-round as we look to improve your personal Scouting records.

I cannot stress how important it is that you log in to to review your own records, and use this opportunity to make sure you get credit for every last training course and class you’ve attended as a Leader.

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The Trainer’s Edge Training – GNYC, BSA

June 9, 2012

8:30AM to 5:00PM

Alpine Scout Camp

$5.00 registration, snacks and handouts included.

No walk-ins.

Trainers EDGE Flier (6-9-2012)

Greater New York Council’s 2012-2016 Strategic Plan

Dear Scout Leaders:

Attached is our new Strategic Plan that will be our guiding light serving young people in the city of New York for the next five years.  I hope you enjoy it, and I welcome your feedback.

The plan is volunteer-driven and we spent the last six months getting input and sharing with volunteers at multiple levels.  It is also meant to be a working tool, with benchmarks to be reviewed quarterly and updates and revisions as needed.  While it may not be a fancy coffee table piece, it does reflect our ability to adapt, as our communities and resources change.

Feel free to share the Strategic Plan with friends, donors, scouters, parents or community leaders.  We have attached a PDF to do so.

The Greater New York Councils Board of Directors and staff are excited about where we have been these last few years and even more so with a bright future ahead.

Charles Rosser
Scout Executive & Chief Executive Officer

Strategic Plan Objective Tracking Sheet Guide*

2012-05 — Strategic Plan Objective Tracking Sheet*

2012-06 — Strategic Plan Objective Tracking Sheet*

2012-07 — Strategic Plan Objective Tracking Sheet*

* MS Office  2007 (and newer)

Boy Scout Andrew Meketa Scores a Big Goal

Published: Wednesday, May 02, 2012, 11:33 AM

By Diane Lore

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – GREAT KILLS – When members of the Father Drumgoole Council, Knights of Columbus, needed new shelves for storage in their council hall in Richmond Town, they reached out to Boy Scout Andrew Meketa and volunteers from Boy Scout Troop 5, Huguenot, where Andrew is a special-needs Scout.

Meketa, who is autistic, coordinated the tools and funding and led his fellow Scouts and adult volunteers over a recent weekend to build and install shelving in the council hall, fulfilling his community-service project requirements for promotion to Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Scouting.

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‘Support Staten Island Scouting’ Car Magnet

There is a flyer attached for pre-orders of the ‘We Support Staten Island Boy Scouts’ car magnet.

The cost for each is $5.

They will be available for distribution at upcoming district functions including Round Table meeting on 5/14/12.

This is a fundraiser for the district, as well as a promotion for Scouting in our community.  Please request that Scouters help by passing the flyer along to leaders & parents in their units and to other Scouters on various committees within the district.

Online Tour and Activity Plan to Go Live May 1

Beginning May 1, the old Tour Plan application will be removed and replaced with the new Tour and Activity Plan. Once the new Tour and Activity Plan goes live, any tour plans that are not acted upon will cease to exist, and volunteers must resubmit their trip via the new Tour and Activity Plan application. For more information, you can view the Tour and Activity Plan training video ( and the Tour and Activity Plan FAQ page (

Tour Plan FAQ

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