Monthly Archives: February 2013

2013 SI Klondike Derby Call For Help

Due to the rescheduling of the Klondike to Saturday, February 23, I lost 60% of the staff due to troop camping trips, work and conflicts. 20% have not gotten back to me and 20% is still available. I am looking for people to help run stations.  Please contact me ASAP 917-294-9351

John Scaltro

2013 Staten Island Klondike Derby


The 2013 Staten Island Klondike Derby has been Rescheduled to Saturday, 23 February. 

Staten Island Aquehonga District

Klondike Derby

Date: 9 February 2013

Time: 8:00 AM Check-in, 9:00 AM Start

Location: Camporee Field, Pouch Camp

For detailed information, see attached.

Contact: John Scaltro, 917-294-9351

Archery Crew Open House – Sunday 24 February 2013

Archery Crew Open House  Sun. Feb 24 12noon to 3pm at

The Andrew E. Zimmer Conservation Association,

4411 Arthur Kill Road Staten Island, NY 10309

E-Mail the Crew at:
Club info at:

Welcome to the Open House of Venture Crew 10 of Staten Island. We are a BSA Venture Crew specializing in Archery, sponsored by the A.E. Zimmer Youth Conservation Association. Our goal is to develop new archers and enhance skills of existing archers. Our crew is made up of young men and women ages 14 to 20 years of age who love to learn, grow and compete.

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‘Fast and Furious’ action at Staten Island’s Pinewood Derby – 10 Feb 2013

[From the Staten Island Advance]

PWD Finish 2013STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.  — They started as rectangular blocks of wood, but Sunday they were shaped into cars that zoomed down a track in the center court of the Staten Island Mall. It was part of an annual tradition most Boy Scouts consider a cherished memory of their youth: The Pinewood Derby.

“All they get, it’s literally a block of wood, a rectangular block of wood,” said Jerry Gross, publicity chair for the Staten Island Council of Boy Scouts. “Then, with an adult, usually a parent, they make a car.”

[Read full article here.]

Pinewood Derby Reminder

The Race is Still On

Hello Race Fans!  Get ready to Start Your Engines!!!

A reminder that the names of the winners from all Cub Scout units should have been sent to Racemaster Rich Hahl ( by now.  A Scout who has not been pre-registered via email by the Cubmaster or his delegate will not be able to race on Sunday with no exceptions.  In other words, a Scout can not just show up and state that they were the Wolf winner of Pack X’s Pinewood Derby race, the information must come from the Cubmaster.

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Webelos Leader Training Reporting – Staten Island

To All Cubmasters on Staten Island,

Please provide the training status of ALL of your Webelos leaders to John Fiore, SI District Webelos Chairman. John is also the SI Webelos Training, Activities and Program Director, and SI Webelos Roundtable Commissioner.

John needs to know that each of your Webelos leaders has been trained in Youth Protection and Cub Leader Specific Training for Webelos Leaders, as well as Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders (OWL) training. Please include whether they have Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) training. Please include a list of all of your Webelos leaders, and what training, if any, they have had.

You can send the lists, and any questions to john at

Meeting Report – Aquehonga District Committee – 5 February 2013

As submitted to the Staten Island Advance:

Meeting at Berlin Lodge in Pouch Camp, Seaview, the Aquehonga District Committee of the Boy Scouts of America held its monthly meeting.  Aquehonga District Chair Brenda Gazinski called the meeting to order.

Two major youth events are this weekend.  On Saturday, the Boy Scouts will hold their bi-annual Klondike Derby at Pouch Camp.  Scouts must construct and race a travois, a sled used by the Plains Indians, as well as compete at nine different skill stations.  The Island-wide Finals of the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby will take place at the Staten Island Mall this Sunday, February 10.  Pinewood Derby cars are built from kits by each scout with an adult partner.  This year marks the beginning of a new format for race car classifications, so five Scouts from each Pack will come to the Staten Island Mall to compete.  The winners of each class (Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Junior Webelos and Senior Webelos) will advance to the citywide finals in the Spring.  The first group of cars from the Tiger Scouts will race starting at 11 AM.  Each group will follow, with the Senior Webelos racing at 3 PM.  The top three cars from each division will go on to compete in the New York City finals later this year.

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Rifle Shooting Merit Badge



15 Frank Road

 Stony Point, New York 10980

March 9, 2013 (9AM)

Scouts will be provided the opportunity to complete the requirements for the Rifle Shooting Merit Badge

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Archery & BB Gun Range Safety Officer Course – 2013

The Greater New York Councils, Boy Scouts of America is proud to offer the following courses for our Scout Leaders and Camp Staff. The courses will be held in the classroom of the Activity Center at the Alpine Scout Camp.

March 16, 2013

A BSA National Camp School Certified Shooting Sports Director will instruct this course. Upon successful completion of this course you will be issued a BSA Archery Range and BB Range Safety Officer Card. All participants must be 18 years of age or older. There is a $10 per person fee for the course, Campmasters and Camp Staff (working at a range) will not be charged the fee. The course starts at 9 AM and is limited to the first 24 people to register. Please bring a bag lunch.

Archery BB Gun Instructors 2013

BSA/NRA Shooting Sportsfest – April and May 2013








APRIL 26-27-28, 2013


MAY 3-4-5, 2013

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