Monthly Archives: January 2014

GNYC Camping Expo – March 2014


Alpine Scout Camp, Alpine, NJ
441 Route 9W, Alpine, NJ 07620


Saturday, March 8, 2014
8:30am – 3:00 pm
Registration Begins at 8:00 am

See Camping Expo Flier 2014 for additional details

Eagle Scout Reunion and Hall of Fame – February 2014

Dear Fellow Eagle Scout:

On Thursday, February 6, 2014 the Greater New York Councils, Boy Scouts of America will be re-introducing its’ Eagle Scout Hall of Fame “A Gathering of Eagles” reunion reception and induction ceremony. This renewed tradition here in New York City will welcome, celebrate and reconnect adult Eagle Scouts to Scouting service.

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Training for Scouters in the Metro NYC Area – 2014

Attached, is a list of training options in the NYC Metro Area.  It includes our council and many surrounding councils.

Future Training Dates as of 1-10-2014

Scout Day with the Brooklyn Nets – Sunday, March 30th

24 lucky Scouts will head to the court for the National Anthem, another 6 will greet the Net’s as they arrive on the “High-Five Line”, and 1 Scout will walk away with an autographed Jason Kidd ball!!! Winners will be chosen at random from amongst all Scouts who are registered for the game.

For full details and order form, click here. To sign up, contact Mark Shlyankevich at (718) 942-9662 or

Normandy Camporee Fundraiser

Everyone is Invited

GNYC is sending youth and adults to Normandy to join the International Camporee commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day invasion, and Pathfinder District is sending 2 youth.


In order to help the contingent meet expenses, a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraising event will be held at Berlin Lodge, at Pouch Camp,  on February 22nd, from 5-8 PM.

12 Years and older – $10
5-11 Years – $5
4 Years and under – No cost

Bring friends and family for a fun-filled event.

Flyer is attached.  Questions may be directed to Brenda Gazinski at 718-619-0698.

See you there!!

Normandy Camporee

Aquehonga District Ice Skating Fundraiser – 25 January 2014

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Staten Island Skating Pavilion
3080 Arthur Kill Road
Staten Island, NY

$10 per skater (Scouts, family, friends,…)
(Skate rental additional $5, at the door)

Please purchase tickets ahead of event. Contact Greg Mustoe

Ice Skating Flyer 14-01

Aquehonga District Pinewood Derby – February 9 2014

A few changes for the 2014 year:

This year each Scout attendee will receive a commemorative 2014 Pinewood Derby Patch! Oooh, aaah, special!

The Staten Island Mall has moved us to the courtyard outside of the JC Penney store, not in the center court as in years past. Please let  your Scouts know and make announcements during your Den Meetings.

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Cub Leader Specific Training – 15 February 2014

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, February 15,  2014
8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Pouch Camp – Berlin Lodge
Check in at 8:00
continental breakfast and lunch provided


Pre-Registration Required, No At Door Registration

Youth Protection Offered at 2:00.

2014 CSLST Training Flyer

Aquehonga District Round Table – 13 January 2014

Location – Moravian Church, New Dorp

Program Feature for the Month – Organics Collection Expansion on SI

  • 7:30PM General Opening
    • Welcome
    • Opening Ceremony
    • Introductions/Information
  • 0735PM           Honor Medal for Life Saving to be presented to Conor Maguire of Troop 5 by Fran Harty
  • 0745PM           First Aid Minute presented by Brenda Gazinski
  • 0750PM           Coffee and Refreshments
  • 0800PM           Breakout Sessions
                                        Cub Scouts – Presented by Paul Caminiti
                                        Webelos- Presented by John Fiore
                                        Boy Scouts – Organics Collection Expansion on SI
    presented by Jackie Junttonen, NYC Compost
    Project, Program Associate
                                    Forum on Best Practices:  Preferred Campgrounds
                                    Venturing – Presented by Rosemary Masullo
  • 0830PM           Announcements
  • 0845PM           Words for District Executive
  • 0850PM           Roundtable Commissioner’s Minute
  • 900PM             Closing Ceremony