Monthly Archives: August 2012

GPS Training 2012 and 2013 ; Archery & BB Master Training 2012 & 2013

We are looking for volunteers to help us run the following training sessions. The first one is GPS training in a couple of weeks (Sept. 15).

Besides this fall’s BB & Archery Training at Alpine on Saturday, October 6th. 2012

We are also looking at the following dates for 2013.

April 13, 2013 – Archery & BB
April 20, 2013 – GPS
September 14, 2013 – GPS
October 5, 2013 – Archery & BB

Any volunteers? The dates are also open to discussion.

If you know of someone that can help with these courses, please feel free to share their names with me.

Julio Garcia  |  Assistant Director of Camping Services

Greater New York Councils

350 Fifth Avenue  |  Suite 430
New York, New York 10118
P 212.651.2877  |  F 201.784.1663

2012 Aquehonga District Webelos-O-Ree For Seniors Webelos

When: Friday October 19th to Sunday October 21st

Where: Pouch Camp — Steward Area

**Check-in at Beach cabin after 5:30pm**

The purpose of the Webelos-o-Ree is to better prepare the Webelos for Boy Scouting. This is a weekend camp-out in either Lean-tos or Tents. All units will participate in the learning stations:

Map & Compass     Knots & Lashing          Camping
Cooking                   First-Aid                        Fire-Building

In order to have a better idea of how many scouts & leaders to plan for, if your unit will be attending for either the week-end or just for the Saturday sessions, Please contact: John Fiore at 718-967-9314 (leave message) or E-mail: before 10-17-2012

**Sites are issued by the size of your unit, First Come Basis**


Unit Membership Chair: Training Session on September 19th

As this new Scouting season begins, one of our District’s biggest priorities is to make sure that each unit has a dedicated Committee level Unit Membership Chairperson (UMC).  Most units have a person or two who dabble with the membership role, but it’s not typically their only role within the unit Committee, and many units are showing mixed results with retaining existing Scouts and recruiting new.

To help this along, we’ll have a UMC training session with emphasis on the role of the Pack UMC on September 19th at 7pm at Pouch’s Berlin Lodge.  The agenda will be a discussion of the role, a few different outreach methods (school, chartered org, community), how to plan a successful fall recruiting campaign including an open house, tracking leads on the site and a few other items.

We’ll have another session with Troop emphasis around the time our Webelos begin to crossover to our Troops in the Jan-Mar time frame.

One of side benefits of getting all of the membership staff together will be the collaboration opportunities, so please plan make sure that a representative from each Pack will attend.  Please confirm attendance by emailing Matt Gaor, our District Membership Chair at, or by calling Matt at 877-90 Pack 6 (877-907-2256).

Cancelled – 2012 Archdiocesan Annual Catholic Scout Retreat

Please note that the 2012 Archdiocesan Annual Catholic Scout Retreat has been cancelled.

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Structure of the Order of the Arrow in the Greater New York Councils

TO: Lodge Chiefs and Lodge Advisers of Aquehongian, Man-A-Hattin, Ranachqua, Shu-Shu-Gah and Suanhacky Lodges
FROM: Charles E. Rosser, Scout Executive and Supreme Chief of the Fire
CC: Omer S. J. Williams, GNYC Camping Committee Chairman GNYC Board of Directors GNYC Staff Donald J. Cunningham, GNYC OA Five-Lodge Coordinator Colin R. Pinnavaia, Past Lodge Adviser, Shu-Shu-Gah Lodge David A. Borchard, Deputy Regional Director, Northeast Region Section NE-2B OA Key Three Northeast Region OA Key Three National OA Key Three
SUBJECT: Structure of the Order of the Arrow in the Greater New York Councils
DATE: August 30, 2012

After careful consideration over the course of many months, I have decided that combining the councils’ five Order of the Arrow lodges into a single lodge will allow the OA to better fulfill the Mission of the Lodge and the Purpose of the Order of the Arrow. The change will also result in a stronger program for the youth in GNYC and in closer alignment between the activities of the OA and the councils’ strategic priorities as set forth in the recently adopted Strategic Plan. Ultimately, I envision a combined lodge that rivals the best in the country and attracts the top leadership, both youth and adult, that the BSA has to offer.

For the complete memorandum, read here

Charter Fee Increases, Changes Name for 2013

BSA Internal Communications

Effective Jan. 1, 2013, what is now known as the “unit charter fee” will be renamed the “unit liability insurance fee” and will increase in cost from $20 to $40 yearly.

As a result, the new fee will begin with units that have December 31, 2012 charter expiration dates (a charter period beginning Jan. 1, 2013).

All units, including Exploring posts, are required to pay this annual fee—100 percent of which goes into the general liability insurance program—when submitting their charter renewal applications. This fee helps defray expenses of the general liability insurance program.

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Staten Island Cub Scout Ghost-o-Ree 2012




Saturday, October 27 , 2012

Rain date October 28

NOON – 3 pm

Camp Pouch / 1465 Manor Rd.

Park in Main Parking Lot

Stewart area

Cost 10$ per child

All welcome

Carnival Games / prizes / fun for all

Haunted House

Costume Contest /  Super Scarecrow Making

Questions Paul / 347-277-3009 /

Ghost o Ree 2012




Where to Turn 9/11 Blood Drive

Jimmy Max of Great Kills gift certificate for one free plain pizza for each donor.

If you can’t donate blood consider dropping by and donating some canned goods

to help restock the food pantry at Mount Loretto
post a flyer at your place of business.

You can let me know if you will donate or you can register on

Facebook at!/events/344513988963661/





September  8th

12:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Mount Loretto
6581 Hylan Blvd

New York City Scout Shop Locations

Please visit one of our two GNYC Scout Shop locations:

The Empire Scout Shop will be open on September 10, 2012 at 9:00am.

48W 37th Street – (between 5 & 6 Ave), just 3 blocks from the council office
New York, NY 10118

Regular Hours:
Monday – Friday – 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday – 11:00am – 4:00pm

Empire Scout Shop Flier


The Empire Scout Shop is currently looking for both Full Time and Part Time sales associates.

Scouting back ground helpful but not necessary.

Must have flexible hours. If interested please contact Tammy Brattin- store manager via e-mail –

200th Anniversary of the War of 1812 Commemorative Rifle Match

3 November 2012

Camp Bullowa
Stoney Point, NY

Awards for competitive shooting events
Commemorative coin, patch and t-shirt for all attendees
Submit registration no later than 1 October 2012
Registration limited to the first 200 registrants

First come, first served

For additional information, cotact:

Tom Maher,
Cell – (917)682-6731, Home – (718)380-5554