Monthly Archives: October 2012

It’s My Park Day – 2012

Hello Volunteers,

This Saturday, 20 October,  is It’s My Park Day and we will be planting 1,200 shrubs and small plants in High Rock Park.  If you’re not doing anything and want to lend a helping hand, please join us at 200 Nevada Avenue, SINY 10306, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

I’ve attached a flyer with more details.  If you can please RSVP if you are able to attend.

Hope to see you Saturday.


Jeanne Doyle Paliswiat

Volunteer/Special Projects Coordinator

T 718.667.2165.ext.311
F 718-667-4599

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The Greenbelt, High Rock Park
200 Nevada AvenueStaten Island, NY 10306
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Graniteville Quarry Clean-up – 11/17/2012

Two hundred million years ago, there was a tremendous earthquake. The shale bedrock cracked and split apart and molten rock surged up from below to fill the gap. A piece of bedrock broke off and settled into the molten rock as it cooled. But it wasn’t absorbed. Its edges melted and pressed against the host rock.  A crystalline layering resulted, a xenolith or “strange rock”, an unusual if not unique outcropping exposed at the surface.

But Nature wasn’t done creating the giant gemstone yet. The massive Wisconsin glacier that covered much of the Northern Hemisphere during the last ice age ground against and polished the stone over more than a hundred thousand years. The softer rock surrounding it was scraped away. About twelve thousand years ago, the great ice sheet retreated, and the water runoff further abraded the rock.

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Cooking, Sustainability Merit Badges to Become Eagle-required

Sustainability and Cooking merit badges will join the list of Eagle-required merit badges over the next 14 months, the Boy Scouts of America’s National Executive Board announced today.

Sustainability, a new merit badge, will join Environmental Science as an Eagle Scout option after its debut at the 2013 jamboree.

Cooking, meanwhile, will become Eagle-required as of Jan. 1, 2014.

The total number of merit badges required for the Eagle Scout Award will remain at 21. In other words, instead of 12 Eagle-required badges and 9 elective badges, a Scout must earn 13 Eagle-required and 8 elective badges.

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BSA to use Scout Oath and Scout Law for all programs

It’s official: The resolution to move to one Oath and Law for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity, Sea Scouts, and Venturing was approved this morning by the Boy Scouts of America’s executive board.

Essentially, this means every Scout of any age will use the Scout Oath and Law instead of reciting separate, program-specific sayings. Cub Scouts will recite the Scout Oath and Law instead of the Cub Scout Promise and Law of the Pack. Similarly, Venturers will no longer use the Venturing Oath and Venturing Code.

Because it will take time to transition into this new approach, the changes are not immediate.

The Venturing change will not happen until late 2013 or early 2014; the Cub Scout change will take effect in mid-2015. Stay tuned to my blog for exact dates as I get them.

Additionally, the newly adopted resolution replaces the full-hand Venturing sign and salute with the three-finger Boy Scout sign and salute.


2014 Philmont Reservations Announcement

Attached you’ll find the Philmont 2014 Unit Registration Packet that was just finalized. The Unit registration process will begin October 29, with each region having an assigned week to enter the random selection. If you’re interested in this fantastic opportunity, make sure you and your Leaders carefully review this document.

2014 Philmont Unit Registration Pkt

Dining to Donate at Jimmy Max – 2012

Come help support the

Staten Island Boy Scouts

and enjoy a great meal at

Jimmy Max

Tuesday, November 13th

All Day Long!!!

Come for Lunch and/or Dinner

All Jimmy Max Locations

280 Watchogue Road – 11:30am – 10:00pm

150K Greaves Lane – 10:30am – 10:00pm

The Staten Island Boy Scouts will receive

50% of your bill.

*You must present the attached flyer to your waitress*

2012 Jimmy Max flyer

Aquehonga District Ice Skating Fundraiser – 2013

Saturday, January 26th
2:30 to 4:30
Staten Island Skating Pavilion
3080 Arthur Kill Road
Staten Island, NY

$10 per skater

(Skate rental will be an additional $5 at the door, if needed.)

For more info contact Greg Mustoe at

2013 Ice Skating Flyer

Staten Island Scouting For Food – 2012

The annual Staten Island Scouting For Food drive will be hold on Saturday, November 10th 2011.

To participate, a unit will show up at their scheduled supermarket at either 9 AM or 12 PM, and cover a 3 hour shift. During this time, the members of the unit will ask entering shoppers to purchase non-perishable goods to donate upon exiting the store. All goods donated will be picked up by Project Hospitality at the store location, and will be given directly to Staten Island’s needy for the Holiday season.

Any Unit interested in helping out is asked to please contact Martin Olsen-

Scouting For Food has been a huge success in the past, and we need Staten Island’s help to make 2012 another great year!

Scouting For Food 2012 Flyer

Aquehonga District Bowl-a-Thon – 2012

Saturday, December 1st @ 12PM
Sunday, December 2nd @ 10AM

Showplace Entertainment Center
141 East Service Road
Travis, Staten Island, N.Y. 10314

$20 per Bowler
(Includes 2 games, shoes, hot dog, and soda)

Free collectors patch for bowlers
(Patches will not be given out at event)
Friends and Family welcome

Please respond by November 18th, to
Greg Mustoe

2012 Bowl-a-thon flyer