Category Archives: Community

National Park Service – Volunteers for Miller Field

The National Park Service, Gateway Recreation Area has asked if we can communicate to all Staten Island Scouting Units that are seeking volunteers to assist them within the next two or three weeks.

They have acquired 4,000 culms of Beach grass that need to be planted at Miller Field as part of a conservation effort.

Scouts could credit this as Community Service and/or taking part in a Conservation Project.

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12th Annual Scouts in Parks Day – 26 April 2014

Hosted by the Greater NY Councils BSA Committee for Outdoor Ethics and Conservation and The NYC Parks Dept.

Horticultural & other supplies provided by Keil Brothers Nursery; Bissett Nursery; David Rose Perennials; The Land Restoration Project crew of the NYC Parks Dept, Gemplers, Farm Tek; Active World Solutions, Lowes Home centers and MSC.

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Marine Corps League Good Citizen Award – 2014

The Staten Island Detachment of the Marine Corps League will be holding their next Eagle Scout service on march 30th (Sunday) at the detachment.

We missed some of the scouts due to weather and illness. Any Eagle Scout from 2013 that we missed receiving the Good Citizen Award from the League is welcome to join in at the detachment with Scouts on that date. All we need to know is their full names and, of course all parents are welcome as are leaders and small numbers of scouts.

Contact Sandy Shap at 347-453-1732 or for more information.

Address is 46 Ontario Avenue (Marine Corps League Way)

New York Container Terminal Field Trip – 2014

The Greater New York Councils and the Maritime Industry presents a field trip opportunity for Boy Scouts and Explorers to learn more about the shipping terminals and ports. Join us for an explanation of the industry and a tour of the facility, the ports, and the shipping yards. A pizza lunch will be provided by the terminal.

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Pouch Camp Preservation Update – Commitment from Governor Cuomo

Governor Cuomo Announces Approval of Conservation Plan for William H. Pouch Scout Camp

Vote by Greater New York Council of the Boy Scouts of America Enables State-Negotiated Conservation Plan to Protect Natural Environment on Staten Island

Albany, NY (December 5, 2013)

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the approval of a conservation plan for the William H. Pouch Scout Camp on Staten Island. New York State is providing $6 million through the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) for phases 2 and 3 of the conservation plan. These phases were approved this week by the Board of Directors of the Greater New York Councils (GNYC) of the Boy Scouts of America, which owns the property.

“Staten Island’s Pouch Camp has given generations of Boy Scouts access to the great outdoors, and we must do everything we can to keep this iconic Camp going,” Governor Cuomo said. “This week’s vote was another key step in that direction, allowing us to conserve the Camp as open space, ensuring that Boy Scouts and the public will be able to use it for years to come. I commend the Greater New York Councils for signing onto this collaborative effort to safeguard Staten Island’s natural environment for all.”

Full Announcement Here



Toys for Tots – 2014

The annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program is underway. The Staten Island Detachment, of the Marine Corps League, is looking for help from Staten Island Packs, Troops, Crews, and Posts to assist.

Scouting Units are asked to bring unwrapped toys, for boys or girls, aged 1 to 12, to the Detachment headquarters:
46 Marine Corps Boulevard (Ontario Ave.)
Staten Island NY 10301
Telephone 718-447-2306

Detachment hours are approximately Noon to 10PM, each day.

Troop 5 of Our Lady Star of the Sea Oakwood Beach-Cedar Grove Service

Dear Scouts, Leaders, Parents and Staten Island Scouters

Troop 5 and Pack 5 participated is a Plaque Dedication at the VFW Post in Oakwood Beach. The Pack and Troop provided the Color Guard and donated and served refreshments at this event.

Our Scouts were also recognized for their relief efforts to the Community after Sandy hit last year.

Thank you to Evelyn Kormanik of the Staten Island Giving Circle, the Oakwood Beach VFW Post and Tina Bilcher-Murphy (who has 2 sons in Scouting) as well as a special Thank You to our Scouts, Leaders and most of all our Sponsor, The Parish of Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, Huguenot.

Below is a video link to NY one (I hope the link works for all)

The Staten Island Advance also did a story on the event.

Robert Ciraola
Troop 5
Assistant Cubmaster
Pack 5

Staten Island Memorial Day Parade – 27 May 2013




Monday ,May 27 , 2013

Rain or Shine

Wear Your Class A Uniform

Meet 11am Hart Blvd.


March along Forest Ave.

Let us know if you will be attending!

Questions call Paul 347-277-3009

Great Kills memorial Day Parade and Ceremony – 18 May 2013




 Muster Time:           1000 Hours or 10:00 AM          RAIN OR SHINE

Step-Off Time:         Scheduled for 1100 Hours or 11:00 AM

At the assembly / muster area there will be Parade Marshals who you will be able to go up to and ask where your group will be assemblying.    You will be able to tell who the Parade Marshals are as they will have a baseball cap on that says “MARSHAL”.  Tell the Marshal what group you are with and they will tell you what Division Number to report to.   The Parade Marshal will then direct you to a DIVISION, either Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, Division 4 or  Division 5.

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Eagle and Service Projects Available

Steve Gross (Pouch Day Camp fishing counselor, and long time Island Scouter) is involved in taking care of 15 cemeteries around Staten Island. He is always looking for Scouts looking for Eagle and service projects. He is also involved in placing flags on Veterans’ graves for Memorial Day.

Please pass this information on to your units, your Scouts, and other Scouters.

Steve Gross