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.

Attention parents/leaders/Scoutmasters/volunteers: It is mandatory that the below information be submitted prior to the Youth Speaker & Honor Guard Training Seminar.

ALL registration forms and program materials MUST BE SUBMITTED by 5:00pm on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

Program materials:
Every Scout attending the seminar MUST come prepared with:
1) 2014 Scout Registration Form
2) 2014 Youth Speaker Bio (please make sure your Scout gives a detailed description for each question.)
3) Written speech (generally 3-5 paragraphs)

Please send all materials to Shaun Caruana, Development Officer/Youth Speaker Coordinator, to or via fax to 1-212-633-6107 on or before 5:00 pm on April 16, 2014. Prefer to send by mail? See below.
Mail to: Shaun Caruana
Development Officer/Youth Speaker Coordinator
Greater New York Councils, BSA
350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 7820
New York, NY 10118

Some Scouts who attend the event may be selected to speak at a GNYC special event later in the year. (Attending the seminar does not guarantee being asked to be a featured public speaker.) We choose Scouts based on many different factors including: age, public speaking ability, Scouting experiences, camping participation, borough, specific Scouting program (example: Exploring), experiences, etc. However, all Scouts (Troops/Packs/Crew/Post) will have an

opportunity to participate in the BSA Honor Guard if they would like. Each Scout that participates in the BSA Honor Guard will receive a patch and will fulfill Community Service & Rank Requirements!

(Please note: All Scouts MUST be in full Scout uniform – they will have their photo taken.)

All those interested in taking advantage of the 2014 Youth Speaking & Honor Guard Training Seminar MUST submit all materials on or before 5:00 pm on April 16, 2014.

(Late registrants are not guaranteed a space at the seminar. Subject to availability.)

Youth Speaker Registration Packet

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