Category Archives: William H. Pouch Scout Camp


At a special meeting held on December 2nd, the executive board of the Greater New York Councils (GNYC), Boy Scouts of America, unanimously approved permanently preserving and protecting most all remaining parcels of the Scout’s Staten Island Pouch Camp.

“I am extremely proud of the volunteers and staff who have worked so hard for all these years to make this day a reality.  This agreement represents a great future for Staten Island and all of NYC Scouting and Exploring”, said Alair Townsend, GNYC President.

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Aquehonga District Round Table – 7 October 2013

Location – Moravian Church, New Dorp

Program Feature for the Month – Best Practices Forum – Ideas For Scout Retention

  • 7:30PM General Opening
      • Welcome
      • Opening Ceremony
      • Introductions/Information
    • Resource Highlights – BSA Fieldbook and Resources Display presented by Dan Grossane
    • Safe Scouting Minute presented by Rosemary Masullo
    • First Aid Minute presented by Brenda Gazinski
    • Virtus Training information presented by Monique Kusick
    • Breakout Session
      • Cub Scouts Topic: Cooperation / responsibility, Amazing games: Down on the Farm, Tiger beginner Ideas presented by Paul Caminiti
      • Webelos Topic: Introduction for new Webelos Leaders presented by John Fiore
      • Boy Scouts Topic: Emergency Preparedness & how scouts can get involved, Guest Speaker Ellen B. Kramer, Community Recovery Specialist of the Red Cross
      • There will also be a ‘New Leader’ breakout session led by Commissioner Rich Ricco
    • Program Feature
      • Open Forum: Ideas for Scout Retention
    • Announcements
    • Words from BSA District Director Greg Mustoe
    • Roundtable Commissioner’s Minute
  • 8:55PM Closing Ceremony

Cub World Fall Upcoming Events – October 2013

Fishing Derby

5 October, 2013

Pouch Scout Camp

Time: 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

$8 paid by Oct.1st
After Oct. 1st, $10.
Price Includes: Awards & Prizes, Fishing Patch, Fishing Bait, Program Supplies, Limited to first 300


Fall Cub Activity Day

26 or 27 October, 2013

Alpine Scout Camp

Time: 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Cost is $8 per youth if paid by October 20th.
After October 20th, cost is $10 per youth.
Price Includes: Patch and access to all activities, games and program supplies.
Note: Youth must be age 5 and older. Pumpkins will be given out to pre-registered youth.


BALOO and OWLS Training – 16 November 2013

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation and Outdoor Webelos Leader Skills

When: 16 November, 2013
Where: Berlin Lodge, Pouch Camp
Cost: $10 per person

You asked for it and now we have it. One course. One day. Two fantastic learning experiences. 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 both BALOO and OWLS certification. Local Tour Permits require that a Pack must have a BALOO-certified adult leader attend Cub Scout Campouts and overnight activities.

This is a great course for Tiger, Cub or Webelos parents who have little or no camping experience. It is an entry-level outdoor training with emphasis on outdoor activities and skills pertaining to and geared toward Cub Scout camping and outdoor experiences.

2013 BALOO-OWL Training Flyer

Cub Leader Specific Training – 9 November 2013

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, November 9 2013
8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Pouch Camp – Berlin Lodge
Check in at 8:00
continental breakfast and lunch provided


Youth Protection Offered at 2:00.

2013 CSLST Training Flyer

Aquehonga District Round Table – 9 September 2013

Location – Pouch Camp, Berlin Lodge

Program Feature for the Month – Summer Camp Satisfaction Forum


  • 7:00PM Preopening Fellowship – Coffee/Refreshments
  • 7:30PM General Opening Welcome
    • Opening Ceremony
    • Introductions/Information
    • Special Guest Scout Executive & CEO Ethan Draddy to speak
    • Resource Highlights – Scout Handbook & Scout Handbook App
    • Advancement Minute with Tom Zablocki
    • Safe Scouting Minute with Rosemary Masullo
    • Recruiting Minute with Matt Gaor
    • Special Guest – Roberta Hayes of the Children’s Cord Blood Bank
    • Program Feature Open Forum Regarding Summer Camp Satisfaction
  • Announcements
  • Commissioner’s Minute
  • 8:55PM Closing Ceremony

Archery Range Master Training at Pouch – 2013

Its that time of Year to add some training dates to your Calendars.

Sun. Sept. 15 at 9am  -OR-

Sun. Oct. 21 at 9:45 am

I am Offering 3 instructions.
Archery, Atlatl, Tomahawks All three will take approximately 6:15.

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Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (ITOLS) – Pouch Camp, 22-24 Sept, 2013

September 22- 24, 2013 at Camp Pouch will be your chance to build a solid foundation for your Troop’s program this year!

We are offering Adult and Youth Leader Training during Chol HaMoed Sukkot, including:

For Adults:

*   Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills* (Sunday and Monday)

*   Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Fundamentals* (Sunday, Monday and Tuesday)

*For GNYC Leaders, these courses are mandatory to be registered as a Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster for Units registering after January 1, 2014.

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“Tough Scout Obstacle Course” – Big Apple Jambo

Big Apple Jambo Troop Postcard

Boy Scout Leaders,

Want to take your Troop’s program to the next level? Gear up for a weekend of adventure, including the one-and-only “Tough Scout Obstacle Course”, an off-road biking course, canoe tug-of-war, and tons of other activities, capped off with a HUGE Scout Show featuring live entertainment and a laser-light display!

All this and more is happening Columbus Day Weekend, October 11-14, at the Big Apple Jambo at Camp Pouch! The price tag for the weekend includes all activities, your camp site, all meals, and the Big Apple Jambo patch!

For the full scoop, schedule of events, promotional materials, and to sign up, CLICK HERE!

Thank you!

2013 National Youth Leadership Training Conference

Greater New York Councils, B.S.A.

Sept. 20–22 and
Oct. 4–6, 2013
(both weekends required)

William H. Pouch Scout Camp, Staten Island, NY

Read Flyer NYLT WE 2013 for details