Monthly Archives: April 2013

Staten Island Scout Shop Special Camping event

The SI Scout Shop and the Empire Scout shop will be hosting a Camping Kick Off  Sat May 11 2013   9 am – 5pm.

At Pouch we will be measuring Scouts for Backpacks
Showing off our new tents and our new sleeping bags

We will also have scouts practicing knot tying and a sale on Clearance Items

We will also be hosting a JAMBO night for Scouts attending the Jamboree

Sat May 11, 20013 from 5:30- 7:30

Jamboree participants spending $100 on Camping gear will receive a $20.00 gift card.

You must be a Scout  attending the Jambo at the Summit this summer to qualify for the gift card.

11th Annual Scouts in Parks Day

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, April 27, 2013, 9am-3pm
Hurricane Sandy Restoration and Rebuilding Project

HostsThe Greater NY Councils BSA Committee for Outdoor Ethics and Conservation and the NYC Parks Department

Program Focus: this annual event will focus this year on clean-up and rebuilding parks and other green spaces in areas most affected by Superstorm Sandy.  Current locations are:

Cunningham Park
Forest Park
Broad Channel
Rockaway Beach

Coney Island
Leif Ericson Park
Coffey Park
Kaiser Park
Shore front Park (Owls head to Ft. Hamilton)

Staten Island:
Eastern and Southern Shorelines   (Conference House Park, Wolfes Pond Park, Blue Heron Park, Cedar grove  )

Last year’s event featured:

  • 1,500 volunteers led by Scouting members, families, and staff, and including other youth-serving organizations such as the Girl Scouts.  Close to 5,800 service hours completed in one day.
  •  113 Scout units
  • 18 locations throughout the five boroughs of NYC

We are inviting our Scouts,  other youth groups, corporate partners, and community organizations to join us as “Scouts for a Day” to help us rebuild our green spaces.   This is a great opportunity to have fun and make a visible difference to our city’s most devastated neighborhoods.  Please join us!

For more information:  please contact Shawn Spencer at 718-961-8483 or email to register your group.

11th Annual Scouts in Parks Day Summary

Wounded Warriors Fundrasier

APRIL 25TH, 2013
3:00 PM

2800 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY


Wounded Warriors Fundraiser

GNYC Training Amnesty Program

Scout Leaders,

The GNYC Training Committee would like to announce that, as of 6/30/2013, we will wind down the Training Amnesty Program.

For those unfamiliar, the Training Amnesty Program allows parents & leaders to update their Training Records in our system in cases where records were not accurately kept.

If you believe your training records need updating, we encourage you to submit the Training Amnesty form, attached below, to your District Executive before 6/30/2013-


Thank you!

Justin Rodstrom
Council Program Director
Greater New York Councils, BSA
P: 212.651.2857

Ethan Draddy – New Scout Executive for Greater New York Councils

The Greater New York Councils, Boy Scouts of America is pleased to announce the selection of Ethan Draddy as its new Scout Executive / Chief Executive Officer. He begins his new position effective June 1, 2013.

Ethan comes to New York with a proven track record as a Professional Scouter, most recently serving as Scout Executive for the Baltimore Area Council.  He previously served as the Scout Executive at the Jersey Shore Council, Toms River, NJ and Northeastern Pennsylvania Council, Moosic Pennsylvania. He also served as The Director of Field Service and Program Director in the Cross Roads of America Council in Indianapolis, Indiana and a District Executive with the Jersey Shore Council, Toms River, New Jersey.

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BSA Online Training


The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) offers online Adult Leader Training at All leaders are encouraged to take online training because it is timely information and can be completed when you are free to do it. New leaders should complete as least the Fast Start training for their position and Youth Protection Training for their program within the first few days of joining the unit.

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23rd Annual Staten Island Boy Scout Golf Classic

On Friday, June 21st 2013, the Boy Scouts will host a day of fun to help thousands of Staten Island Scouts. We hope that you will join us for the 23rd Annual Staten Island Golf Classic.

The day will begin with a barbecue lunch & check-in at 12:00 p.m. and a shotgun start for our modified scramble tournament at 1:30 p.m. We will conclude with an Italian buffet dinner and awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m.

Act quickly to reserve your space; a discounted rate is available if your registration and payment is received by June 1st.

Your participation will significantly enrich the lives of today’s youth through the programs of Scouting.

We look forward to seeing you on June 21st.

S.I. Golf Committee

2013 Staten Island Golf Classic Flyer

Big Apple Jamboree – 2013

October 11-14, 2013

The Scouting Event of 2013 for GNYC!

Cub Scouting – Cub Carnival

Scouting- High Adventure Activities

Marquee Shows for all Scouts

Biggest Camp Fire!

Save the date

Come One Come All

The GNYC Big Apple Jambo is LIVE for pre-registration!!!  We’re talking serious high adventure activities for our GNYC Scouts! Visit us at for full details, promotional fliers & program info. See below to register!

Big Apple Jambo Cub Carnival October 13 (Packs)

Cub Scouts – Early Bird $30/$40 on August 1st
Cub Scout Leaders – Early Bird $25/$35 on August 1st
This includes 2 meals and a patch. Starting April 1, click here to register!

Big Apple Jambo October 11-14 (Troops, Crews & Posts)

Boy Scouts/Ventures – Early Bird $65/$75 on August 1st
Boy Scout/Crew Leaders – Early Bird $50/$60 on August 1st
Explorers – Early Bird $30/$40 on August 1st
This includes 7 meals and a patch. Starting April 1, click here to register!

Justin Rodstrom – GNYC Program Director at

Big Apple Jambo Flier

CT Science Center Overnight Program

“What Did You Do Over the Weekend?”

On Monday, your answer could be: “I was swept up by a tornado.” Or “I traveled to Mars. Wanna See?” Can you imagine spending the day at the Connecticut Science Center? Now imagine being here when the lights go out! Enjoy a rare opportunity to sleepover at the Science Center at night. Explore the exhibits, enjoy special hands-on actitives to complement the nocturnal science experience and at the end of the night set up camp in your favorite exhibit during this exclusive after-hours experience. Don’t miss this memorable overnight adventure!

Overnight Excursions include:

  • Exploration of our 10 exhibit galleries with 150+ hands-on experiences
  • Science challenges and activities
  • Time with some of our Live Animals, touch tank, and exotic reptiles and insects
  • A 3D film in our state-of-the-art Maximilian E. and Marion O. Hoffman Foundation Science Theater
  • Free General Admission to the Science Center the next day
  • Late-night snack and  light breakfast
  • A special patch for completing the program

Cost: $55 per person
Time: 6PM-8AM
Open To: Families and groups with children ages 5-12 years old
A chaperone/parent-to-child ratio of at least 1:5 is required.

Upcoming Overnights:

Spring 2013
Friday April 26th
Friday May 3rd

Fall 2013
Friday September 20th
Friday October 11th
Friday October 18th
Saturday November 2nd             


Call (860) 520-2117 or e-mail to check availability and to register.

How to contact us?

If you have additional questions, call the Overnights line (860) 520-2117 or email us at You can also visit our website at

Jillian Beans
Overnight Program Coordinator
Connecticut Science Center
250 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT  06103
860.520.2141 direct