Monthly Archives: January 2013

Order of the Arrow Pancake Breakfast – 26 January 2013

Come one Come ALL to the Aquehongian Lodge Annual

Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

Berlin Lodge, Pouch Camp

8AM to 11 AM

Cost: $5.00

ALL scouts and their families and friends are welcome.

The Famous Gazinski Pancakes will be served. See attached flyer.


Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund Application – Units

Scout Leaders,

As you all know, many in the Scouting Community have been severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy. After the Hurricane hit, we at GNYC set up a Hurricane Relief Fund to help our Units get back on their feet. While nothing can replace the homes, the memories and the lives lost, we hope our efforts can provide some relief in a time of need.

If your Unit or a Unit you know has lost valuable Scouting items in the Hurricane, please fill out the attached form and email it to Council Program Director Justin Rodstrom at Applications are due for submission by February 15th, 2013, and funds will be dispersed once all applications have been reviewed.

If you’d like to contribute to the Hurricane Relief Fund, please contact our Registrar at 212-242-1100 and mention “Hurricane Relief Fund” when making your contribution.

Thank you!

Justin Rodstrom |  Program Director

Greater New York
350 5th Avenue  |  Suite 7820
New York, NY 10118-7820
P 212.651.2857  |  M 917.709.1772

OA Transition Team Update

DATE: January 8, 2013

Our Order of the Arrow transition team is excited to announce the new identity of the Greater New York Councils Order of the Arrow Lodge.

Lodge Name

After considering the results of the online opinion poll conducted in December 2012, the members of the transition team voted to name the Greater New York Councils Order of the Arrow Lodge, Kintecoying Lodge #4 on January 6, 2013.  Kintecoying is translated as “Crossroads of Nations”.

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Cub Leader Specific Training – 19 January 2013

Who Should Attend?

Cub Scout Leader Specific is a required training for all new Pack leaders -Tiger, Cub Scout (Wolf & Bear), Webelos, Cubmaster, & Pack Committee. This Training covers the topics of den and pack meeting planning, pack finance and management, special activity planning and secrets of successful leaders.. The session includes special breakouts for each leader position. The pre-course requirement is that every person should take “This is Scouting” offered on line at (after you register or sign on – training drop down – e-learning – This is Scouting).

Cub Leader Specific
Saturday, January 19 2013
8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Pouch Camp – Berlin Lodge
Check in at 8:00
continental breakfast and lunch provided


Cub Leader Specific Training – Jan 2013

New District Executive – Aquehonga District – 7 January 2013


Date:   January 7, 2013

To:       All Staff

From:  Joe Schiltz

Re:      Danice Crump, District Executive

Please join me in welcoming Danice Crump to the GNYC Staff.

Danice will serve as a District Executive in the Aquehonga district reporting directory to Greg Mustoe.   Danice is coming to the Greater New York Councils from the Boys and Girls Club in Elizabeth New Jersey where he has worked since August of 2010 as a site director.   Danice is committed to improving the community he lives in and sees the Boy Scouts of America a leader in improving and expanding opportunities for young people.

He is a graduate of Kean University where he was on the Dean List and majored in Political Science and Business Management Science.

Danice is an avid football fan and follows the Giants he also played club soccer in college.   Painting is one of his favorite hobbies.

His phone number are (212) 651-2884, his work cell phone is (646) 592-2438.   Danice e-mail is


Scout Day – Wagner College Basketball – 12 Jan 2013

2013 Wagner Scout Day

Pinewood Derby Rules and Updates – 2013

This year the Aquehonga District will change the format of the District Pinewood Derby Race to conform with the Greater New York Councils method of running the race. We are asking ALL Pack’s to do the same.

Each age group (Tigers, Wolves, Bears, Jr. Webelos and Sr. Webelos) will race in
their own bracket.

Each Pack should send five (5) boys, the first place winner from each of the age
groups in the Pack, to the District Finals on Sunday, February 10, 2013. There will be prizes for the FIRST, SECOND and THIRD place winners of the District Race in each age group.

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Staten Island Scout Shop Reopens

Hi Fellow Scouters

First I would like to thank you all for your support following Sandy.  I am happy to announced that the SI Scout shop is now OPEN for business.   Please pass the word.

We will be here Friday 9 – 5
Sat 9 – 5
We will be closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday

We will reopen Wednesday 1/2/13 at 9am

Have a Happy and Healthy New Year
Always be happy
& Stay Safe
Ro Masullo

2013 Training Expo Update – 4 January 2013

Just a reminder- there’s still time to sign up for the 2013 GNYC Training Extravaganza, taking place Saturday, January 5th at Borough of Manhattan Community College. For full details, visit

Attached you’ll find a very useful Welcome Brochure, with all course offerings listed and described in detail, as well as the agenda for the day. Make sure you send a big thanks to GNYC Training Chairman Tim Thom for his monumental work in organizing this event.

We at GNYC are excited for the 2013 Training Extravaganza. While online pre-registration is now closed, you can still register morning-of by visiting our registration booth at the event midway.

Attached is the schedule of all events and trainings for the day, please use this to make the most use of your time!

Camporee 2013: First Committee Meeting – 23 January 2013

The first committee meeting for the 2013 Camporee will take place on 23 January 2013, at the scout Hall located in New Dorp, at 7:30PM