Category Archives: District Committee

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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Meeting Report – Aquehonga District Committee – 5 February 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.

Two major youth events are this weekend.  On Saturday, the Boy Scouts will hold their bi-annual Klondike Derby at Pouch Camp.  Scouts must construct and race a travois, a sled used by the Plains Indians, as well as compete at nine different skill stations.  The Island-wide Finals of the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby will take place at the Staten Island Mall this Sunday, February 10.  Pinewood Derby cars are built from kits by each scout with an adult partner.  This year marks the beginning of a new format for race car classifications, so five Scouts from each Pack will come to the Staten Island Mall to compete.  The winners of each class (Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Junior Webelos and Senior Webelos) will advance to the citywide finals in the Spring.  The first group of cars from the Tiger Scouts will race starting at 11 AM.  Each group will follow, with the Senior Webelos racing at 3 PM.  The top three cars from each division will go on to compete in the New York City finals later this year.

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