Category Archives: Camping and Hiking

GNYC Raft-O-Ree! – 19-21 September 2014

This coming September 19-21 go rafting down the Delaware River as part of the GNYC Raft-O-Ree!

 See flyer below!

You can register your unit at:

The 2014 Raft-o-ree is a Council sponsored activity under the direction of the Council Activities Committee, with a goal to host a target of ~200 attendees for the weekend.  Attendees will raft the Delaware River from Skinners Falls to TMR Landing, with a stop for lunch at the half way point of Narrowsburg.  Transportation and rafting will be provided by Landers River Trips.  Accommodations for campers will be at Camp Keowa.  A Saturday evening campfire show will provide awards and fellowship for attendees.

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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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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.

Aquehonga District 2014 Camporee – May 2014

2014 Camporee to take place on May 16-18 , theme will be “WILDERNESS SURVIVAL”.

Camporee Manual 2014

Campmaster Training – Alpine – 2014


Registration is open for any Registered Adult Scouter who is interested in Becoming a GNYC Campmaster.

The Campmaster Training session will be held at Camp Alpine Saturday March 15th from 9 AM – 2 PM.

You must be a BSA registered adult with current YPT status to request a Campmaster assignment.

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Scout Night with the Staten Island Yankees – 2014

Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 7:00pm
Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 7:00pm
Richmond County Bank Ballpark

  • Post-game sleepover
  • Free raffle after the game for autographed New York Yankee memorabilia
  • A spectacular post-game fireworks show
  • Each registered Scout & Leader will receive a FREE Staten Island Yankees Scout patch
  • All kids 12 & under can run the bases after the game

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6th Annual GNYC Camping Expo and High Adventure Show – 8 March 2014

Sat, March 8, 2014 at 8:30 am

Dear Scouters,


The 2014 GNYC Camping Expo & High Adventure Show

On Saturday, March 8th, 2014, GNYC will be having its 6th Annual Camping Expo in Alpine Scout Camp.

We are happy to have representation from our National High Adventure Bases. (Northern Tier, Philmont, and our newest adventure base, The Summit in West Virginia). Please come out and support the event while having a great opportunity to learn and become empowered! Our goal is to get units to spice up their camping programs and benefit from what GNYC has to offer.

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Aquehonga District Winter Blast – 2014

Aquehonga District Winter Blast 2014

Ten Mile River Scout Camp

February 28th, March 1st and 2nd

Please see attached flier for details.

Contact Person: Mike Montemarano @ montedad@aol.comor 917-544-6869)

Winter Blast 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

2014 Philmont Excursion Announcement – 3 December 2013

2014 Philmont Contingent Welcome Letter

Parents & Leaders,

We at GNYC are happy to announce a new opportunity for your Scouts- a chance to join our revitalized Philmont Contingent for 2014! Each year, a select group of Scouts and Leaders are invited to join the Council Contingent excursion to Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico. This year, we’re opening up registration to all first class Boy Scouts, age 14 or older. We’re also doubling our Contingent to 20 youth and 4 adults, so there’s never been a better chance to send your Scout on this transformative journey! The journey begins with a flight to New Mexico on July 30, 2014, and ends with a return flight on August 12, 2014.

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