Monthly Archives: March 2013

Eagle and Service Projects Available

Steve Gross (Pouch Day Camp fishing counselor, and long time Island Scouter) is involved in taking care of 15 cemeteries around Staten Island. He is always looking for Scouts looking for Eagle and service projects. He is also involved in placing flags on Veterans’ graves for Memorial Day.

Please pass this information on to your units, your Scouts, and other Scouters.

Steve Gross

BSA Values and Membership Standards Review

From the BSA:

Scouting Volunteer,

The Boy Scouts of America is in the process of a careful and deliberate review of our membership policy, as it relates to the national membership restriction regarding sexual orientation.

We are dedicated to the integrity of this process. In an effort to listen to our members’ perspectives and concerns, we ask you to answer some questions about this topic and about your overall Scouting experiences.

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Kintecoying Lodge Officer Nomination Form

Kintecoying Lodge #4

Greater New York Councils

Please circulate the attached form to the youth membership of your lodge. This form should be used by all youth who wish to run for lodge office for the 2013-2014 lodge year. Elections will take place at the Day One Event on April 13, 2013 at Alpine Scout Camp.

Please note that all forms must be signed by the arrowman himself, his current lodge adviser, and his parent/guardian (if under 18yrs old).

All forms must be submitted to Colin Pinnavaia by March 31st. After March 31st, I will compile all of the forms and recirculate them to you so that youth members may review them prior to the election on the 13th.

Please feel free to contact Colin with any questions.

Kintecoying Lodge Officer Nomination Form

2013 National Youth Leadership Training Conference

Greater New York Councils, B.S.A.

Sept. 20–22 and
Oct. 4–6, 2013
(both weekends required)

William H. Pouch Scout Camp, Staten Island, NY

Read Flyer NYLT WE 2013 for details

Meeting Report – Aquehonga District Committee – 5 March 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.

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Game Design Merit Badge Released

From Bryan on Scouting

Let me stop you right here. I know what you’re thinking, but, no, this is not a merit badge Scouts earn by playing video games.

Now that I’ve dispelled that common misconception, here’s the real story: Game Design merit badge — released today — teaches Scouts how to create, test, and refine a game from one of four categories.

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Staten Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade – 17 March 2013

Calling All Boy Scout and Cub Scout Units

S.I. St. Patrick’s Parade

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Parade Starts at noon

Section C-10 off  Hart Blvd.

Bring You’re Unit Flags

Wear Scout Uniform / Dress warm for outside

Questions call Paul –347-277-3009
Aquehonga Activities Chair

G.N.Y.C. Camping Expo and High Adventure Show – Sat. March 9, 2013

Online registration has opened for the G.N.Y.C. Camping Expo and High Adventure Show, Saturday, March 9, 2013, Alpine Scout Camp:

We urge interested persons to register for this event as soon as possible.  This gets them on our mailing list and means that they will be the first to receive our class schedule when released and have the earliest opportunity to register for classes online.  This is a real advantage since certain popular classes will have limited enrollments this year.

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Jewish Scout Sabbath – 15 March 2013

New Date

15 March 2013

Jewish Committee on Scouting of Staten Island will be hosting Scout Sabbath on February 8, 2013 at Congregation B’nai Israel at 45 Twombly Ave. in Bay Terrace.

Service start at 8:00 PM. Scouts and scouters should be there by 7:45 PM in uniform. The services are open to all scouts and scouters of all religions. A free refreshments will be served after services.

Contact Marty Eisenberg for any information at 718-948-4231 or at my email

Marine Corps League honors 3 Eagle Scouts from Staten Island

MCL Eagles 13-03-03

The Staten Island Detachment of the Marine Corps League honored three Eagle Scouts. On hand for the ceremony were Bill Reilly; Sgt. Daniel Leeflang; honorees Timothy Becker, Christopher Brown and Christopher Sorensen; Sgt. Michael Lott; Sandy Shapiro, and Sean Torres.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – The ideals of leadership and dedication in action were honored Sunday at the Marine Corps League, Staten Island Detachment, in Sunnyside, where three Eagle Scouts received the league’s “Good Citizen Award” certificates.

(For the full story, go to SI Live.)


Plans are for the next quarterly ceremony to be held on a Sunday in June.

Copies of the Marine Corps League’s “Eagle Scout Good Citizenship Award” application will be available at this month’s district committee meeting, and copies available at the Roundtable.