Monthly Archives: March 2014

BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) Training – 3 May 2014

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation

When: 3 May 2014, 8:00AM to 4:00PM
Where: Berlin Lodge, Pouch Camp
1465 Manor Road, Staten Island, NY 10314
Cost: $10 per person

Any adult who has an interest in camping and learning outdoor skills can take this course. Designed for leaders who are in charge of Pack and Webelos overnight activities, this course covers the rules, guidelines, and safety considerations for “Pack Family Camping” and “Webelos Campouts”. It teaches the why and how of Cub Scout camping; planning, equipment, meal preparation, fire safety, stoves, and lanterns; first aid and sanitation; nature hikes, games, and campfire programs. Participants will receive BALOO certification. Local Tour Permits require that a Pack must have a BALOO-certified adult leader attend Cub Scout Campouts and overnight activities.

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GNYC Council Pinewood Derby Finals – Save the Date – 28 June 2014

The Greater New York Councils Pinewood Derby finals are to be held 28 June, 2014 at Yankee Stadium.

1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners from the Aquehonga district pinewood derby, from Tigers, Wolves, Bears and Jr. &Sr Webelos are invited.

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Greater New York Councils 2013 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report Final

Youth Speaker & Honor Guard Training Seminar – 21 April 2014

This year, our annual Youth Speaker & Honor Guard Training Seminar is scheduled for:
Date: Monday, April 21, 2014 (during school vacation)
Time: 10am – 3pm (light refreshments will be served)
Where: Immaculate Conception Church
21-47 29th Street
Astoria, NY 11105

What is the Youth Speaker & Honor Guard Training Seminar?
Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Explorers and Venturers attending the event will learn practical public speaking techniques, tips on speech-writing, proper etiquette, and how to perform in the BSA Honor Guard during fundraising events throughout the year. In addition, participants must bring a prepared speech about Scouting and read aloud to the group, receiving constructive and positive
feedback from seminar leaders.

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Aquehonga District Round Table – 10 March 2014

Location – Moravian Church, New Dorp

Program Feature for the Month –  Integrating Scouts With Disabilities Into Your Troop

  •  General Opening                Welcome
    Opening Ceremony
  • Announcement regarding SI Yankees Scouting Sleepover Night by Tim Holder
  • Presentation regarding Scouts With Disabilities presented by Teresa Nuccio
  • Coffee and Refreshments
  • Breakout Sessions
    • Cub Scouts – Presented by Paul Caminiti
    • Webelos-  Scientist Activity Badge Presented by John Fiore
    • Boy Scouts – Connecting with New Scout Parents
    • Venturing – Presented by Rosemary Masullo
  • Announcements
  • Words from District Executive
  • Roundtable Commissioner’s Minute
  • Closing Ceremony

Aquehonga Webelos-o-Ree – Oct 17-19 2014

The Aquehonga District Webelos-o-Ree, for Senior Webelos, will be held October 17 to 19, 2014.

Details to follow.

BSA health forms, now as easy as A, B, C

(Reposted from Bryan on Scouting)

Deciding which version of the BSA’s Annual Health and Medical Record you need shouldn’t raise your blood pressure.

And starting today, you’re getting a streamlined version of the BSA health forms and an easier-to-use website to accompany them. The site is the result of several BSA teams (professionals and volunteers) joining forces to make this process a painless one for you and other Scouters.

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