Monthly Archives: December 2012

Important Sandy Recovery Information

Important Information about Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP)

The USDA has approved New York State’s proposal on a Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) initiative in New York City’s most devastated areas (please see the below and attached for specific information). The initiative has a limited duration of seven days and New York City Human Resources Administration will begin the application process on December 12, 2012.

We want to ensure D-SNAP is administered efficiently and expeditiously and because of your ties to the communities affected, we are asking for your help.

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Basic Camping Skills Workshop – 5 January 2013

At the GNYC Training Extravaganza on January 5th 2013, Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) will be holding a Basic Camping Skills Workshop.

Camping experts from E.M.S. will demonstrate the basics of Camping and cover the following topics of interest to all camping Units:

  • Different equipment needed for different seasons.
  • Tentage – 3-season tents.
  • Backpacks – Internal & external frame types.
  • Sleeping – Different types of bags and pads.
  • Lighting – Different types.
  • Cooking – Including water filtration, camp stoves & clean up.
  • Basic Camp Sanitation.
  • First Aid Kits – Including sunscreen and insect repellents.
  • Importance of Map and Compass use.
  • Comfort Items.
  • Clothing for the season.
  • Footgear and rain gear.
  • How to select a tent site.
  • Leave-No-Trace common principles.

See the attached flyer for details and on how to sign up.

BSA/NRA Firearms Instructor Training Class

BSA/NRA FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR TRAINING CLASS

                   BECOME A NRA CERTIFIED RIFLE OR SHOTGUN INSTRUCTOR

WHEN

APRIL 12-13-14, 2013

WHERE

TEN MILE RIVER SCOUT CAMPS

1481 CRYSTAL LAKE ROAD

NARROWSBURG NEW YORK, 12764-4414

COST

$250.00, WHICH INCLUDES; LODGING, ALL TRAINING MATERIAL,

NRA PROCESSING AND CERTIFICATION FEES, AND ALL MEALS,

INCLUDING A FRIENDSHIP BANQUET, SATURDAY EVENING,

AT THE CROSSROADS RESTAURANT, YULAN, NEW YORK

Note: You don’t need to be an NRA member to take this training

IF INTERESTED, CONTACT

CO-CHAIRMEN, GNYC SHOOTING SPORTS COMMITTEE
HARRY P. CLARK                                      TOM MAHER
hpc283@comcast.net                           scoutmaster@nyc.rr.com
917-682-6731

Staten Island Scout Shop Still Closed

The Staten Island Scout shop is still closed, due to no heat or power.

Until the shop reopens, please visit the Manhattan Scout shop:

EMPIRE SCOUT SHOP –
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

Condolences to Robin Weinbaum

With heavy heart we share the news of the passing Robin Weinbaum’s mother Susan Lee Nelson, on November 30th. (Robin, Norm, and Stephanie are long time Scouters, on Staten Island.)

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, December 2nd, at 12:30pm at I.J. Morris, 21 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills, NY (phone: 631-499-6060)

Burial will take place immediately following at Beth David Cemetery, 300 Elmont Road, Elmont, NY (phone: 718-343-4000)

Robin will be sitting Shiva with her family at her Parents Home Sunday to Tuesday night at: 35 Bowling Lane, Deer Park, NY 11729 (Monday and Tuesday 2 – 6 and 7 – 9), and at her home at 721 Barlow Ave., Staten Island, NY Thursday ( 2 – 6 and 7- 9) and Friday (2 – 6 )