Category Archives: Leaders

BALOO & OWLS Training in a single course. Sat. Nov. 15, 2014@Pouch. Pre-registration is required.

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. Itis an entry level outdoor training with emphasis on outdoor activities and skills pertaining to and geared toward Cub Scout camping and outdoor experiences.


Cub Leader Specific Training – Sat. Nov. 1st, 2014 @Pouch. Pre-registration required.

Cub Scout Leader Specific is a required training for all new

Pack leaders -Tiger, Cub Scout (Wolf & Bear), Webelos, Cubmaster, Pack Trainer & 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). We will also be offering an overview of the changes to the Cub Scouting Program which will go into effect in June, 2015


Venturers & Sea Scouts Training – December 19-21, 2014



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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

Scout Skills Sessions – 8 June 2014

Tomahawk and Lenape Bay District with Man-A-Hattin Chapter host


sponsored by Kintecoying Lodge 4 – Order of the Arrow 

Sunday, June 8, 2014 – Noon to 4 PM

Gateway National Recreation Area – Floyd Bennett Field

Check-in at Noon – sessions to start at 12:15 and run every 45 minutes.

Continue reading

Boy Scout Day at St Johns – 26 April 2014

St. John’s Baseball Scout night is on Saturday, April 26th.  It is also St. John’s Health and Wellness Day so there will be tons of activities and free food for the groups to enjoy.  As always, the Scouts will be invited on the field to participate in the National Anthem and starting lineups.

Boy Scout Day St Johns

GNYC Council Pinewood Derby Finals – Save the Date – 28 June 2014

The Greater New York Councils Pinewood Derby finals are to be held 28 June, 2014 at Yankee Stadium.

1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners from the Aquehonga district pinewood derby, from Tigers, Wolves, Bears and Jr. &Sr Webelos are invited.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

Aquehonga District Round Table – 10 March 2014

Location – Moravian Church, New Dorp

Program Feature for the Month –  Integrating Scouts With Disabilities Into Your Troop

  •  General Opening                Welcome
    Opening Ceremony
  • Announcement regarding SI Yankees Scouting Sleepover Night by Tim Holder
  • Presentation regarding Scouts With Disabilities presented by Teresa Nuccio
  • Coffee and Refreshments
  • Breakout Sessions
    • Cub Scouts – Presented by Paul Caminiti
    • Webelos-  Scientist Activity Badge Presented by John Fiore
    • Boy Scouts – Connecting with New Scout Parents
    • Venturing – Presented by Rosemary Masullo
  • Announcements
  • Words from District Executive
  • Roundtable Commissioner’s Minute
  • Closing Ceremony