Category Archives: Recognition

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)

2014 Training Award Deadline – 7 April 2014

All training award applications must be submitted no later than the April Round Table, 7 April, 2014.

All BSA forms, including training award applications can be found on the BSA national website.

2014 Silver Beaver Nomination Form

Deadline to submit the Silver Beaver application is 31 March, 2014.

Silver Beaver Application -Staten Island 2014

2014 District Award of Merit Deadline – 31 March 2014

The deadline to submit the 2014 District Award of Merit, for Aquehonga District is Monday, 31 March.

All applications must be received by Brenda Gazinski no later than the 31st. Her address is on the form.

Marine Corps League honors 3 Eagle Scouts from Staten Island

MCL Eagles 13-03-03

The Staten Island Detachment of the Marine Corps League honored three Eagle Scouts. On hand for the ceremony were Bill Reilly; Sgt. Daniel Leeflang; honorees Timothy Becker, Christopher Brown and Christopher Sorensen; Sgt. Michael Lott; Sandy Shapiro, and Sean Torres.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – The ideals of leadership and dedication in action were honored Sunday at the Marine Corps League, Staten Island Detachment, in Sunnyside, where three Eagle Scouts received the league’s “Good Citizen Award” certificates.

(For the full story, go to SI Live.)


Plans are for the next quarterly ceremony to be held on a Sunday in June.

Copies of the Marine Corps League’s “Eagle Scout Good Citizenship Award” application will be available at this month’s district committee meeting, and copies available at the Roundtable.

Pack 150 Arrow of Light

Sr. Webelos Scouts from Pack 150 – S.I., N.Y.
Pack 150 AOL 13-02-20Congratulations to Andrew Chang, Anthony Piscopia, Daniel Lopez, Edward Mui, Ian Weeks, Paul Medvetsky and Tanis Sims for completing all requirements for their Arrow of Light Award. The highest rank that can be achieved as a Cub Scout is the Arrow of Light Badge. To obtain this award these scouts have met a number of requirements, including completion of eight activity badges, participation in camps, hikes and boy scout activities, the memorization of the Scout Oath, the Scout Law and the commitment to live by these principles. The AOL Ceremony is in essence a “coming of age” ceremony symbolizing that these Cub Scouts are now ready to become Boy Scouts. A new adventure awaits.

2013 Silver Beaver Nomination Form

2013 Silver Beaver Nomination Form -Staten Island

Update on Training Awards for Adult Unit Leaders

In 2011, the National Council’s Awards Committee conducted a review of the hundreds of awards presented to Scouts and adults in the BSA. Many recommendations were made to update procedures and the awards themselves.

Among the recommendations was the update of the unit leader training awards requirements and a review of the Cub Scout leader recognition awards. These recommendations have been reviewed by the national volunteer training committee and a task force of unit-level leaders. Some awards have been eliminated and all of the requirements for the remaining awards have been updated.

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World Conservation Award (Boy Scouting) Requirements

You can earn this award as a Boy Scout by earning the following merit badges:

The World Conservation Award is worn on the uniform shirt, centered on the right pocket as a temporary patch. It can also be worn on the back of a merit badge sash. It does not replace the World Crest on the uniform.

Many of you already have Citizen in the World, and Environmental Science merit badges. Something to think about if you haven’t completed your merit badge selections.

Boy Scout Andrew Meketa Scores a Big Goal

Published: Wednesday, May 02, 2012, 11:33 AM

By Diane Lore

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – GREAT KILLS – When members of the Father Drumgoole Council, Knights of Columbus, needed new shelves for storage in their council hall in Richmond Town, they reached out to Boy Scout Andrew Meketa and volunteers from Boy Scout Troop 5, Huguenot, where Andrew is a special-needs Scout.

Meketa, who is autistic, coordinated the tools and funding and led his fellow Scouts and adult volunteers over a recent weekend to build and install shelving in the council hall, fulfilling his community-service project requirements for promotion to Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Scouting.

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