GNYC New Website and Important Updates

Scout Leaders,

The volunteers & professional staff of GNYC have been hard at work over the past few months and have some BIG announcements for you! First off, head on over to bsa-gnyc.org and check out the brand new design of our Council website. As you’ll see, Activities, Camping, and Training now have their very own tabs on our homepage- allowing for an easier, more intuitive experience.

Next up, the GNYC Program Committee is pleased to announce the first annual GNYC Activities, Camping, and Training Brochures! These brochures put every upcoming event throughout GNYC at your fingertips, and help make planning your Scouting year a breeze. We encourage all of you to venture out and meet Scouters from the eight Districts that make up Greater New York Councils.

Activities Brochure link- http://bsa-gnyc.doubleknot.com/openrosters/DocDownload.aspx?id=113340
Training Brochure link- http://bsa-gnyc.doubleknot.com/openrosters/DocDownload.aspx?id=113339
Camping Brochure link- http://bsa-gnyc.doubleknot.com/openrosters/DocDownload.aspx?id=113341

Additionally, the GNYC Advancement Committee and GNYC Training Committee each have important announcements about some new mandatory standards designed to ratchet up the quality of Scouting Program delivery throughout the Council. Here’s the short of it- for Advancement, using Online Advancement will be mandatory starting 2/1/2013. For Training, every Direct Contact Scout Leader will be required to be “Trained Leader” trained starting 1/1/2014. For full details on each of these policy changes, see the attached notes from each Committee Chairperson.

Finally, GNYC Activities Chairperson John Farrell is pleased to announce the Steak-Out IS BACK! On Saturday, September 8th from 10am-2pm at Camp Alpine we’re bringing back the event that kicks off your Scouting Program year. This year’s Steak-Out will feature a light program on the newly-minted GNYC 2012-2016 Strategic Plan, followed by a steak lunch and socializing.

More info available at the website here- http://bsa-gnyc.org/registration/calendardetail.asp?ActivityKey=1203932

Thanks to each of you for making this past year amazing for our Scouts, here’s to a fantastic summer and upcoming year!

Justin Rodstrom |  Program Director

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Greater New York
350 5th Avenue  |  Suite 7820
New York, NY 10118-7820
P 212.651.2857  |  M 917.709.1772
E jrodstro@bsamail.org

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