Category Archives: Service

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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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

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

Scouts in Parks Day 2013

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Attached is the general flyer for this years Scouts In Parks Day event to be held on April 27th. Please distribute this throughout your districts as we work this year to help clean-up and rebuild areas hard hit by Sandy. Yes that means  most of the work will be in Staten Island, Queens and Brooklyn  so I hope to see many of those units signed up to help out. I also want to see our units from Manhattan either in Brooklyn or Staten Island and our Bronx units to join up with units in Queens  so we can continue to show the City and our region the Scouting is alive and well, and working to better our communities. Please push this event with your units at round table and any other way you can.

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Hurricane Sandy Scouting Support Exchange – Staten Island

The past week has seen an unprecedented natural disaster, in our area. It is clear that many people are looking for ways to help those in need, and those in need looking for help.

This page is intended for Staten Island Scouting units who are looking for ways to help others, and units who are working on relief that need additional help.

If your unit needs additional help from please “Leave a Comment” here stating: what you need, when and where you need it, and who and how to contact for more information.

If your unit is looking for a way to help, please “Leave a Comment” with the name and contact information of the primary contact person for your unit.

On occasion, I will add information about organizations looking for assistance.

If you are unable to eave a comment, please contact me.

Links to relief information

Here is a good list of items needed on Staten Island.

It’s My Park Day – 2012

Hello Volunteers,

This Saturday, 20 October,  is It’s My Park Day and we will be planting 1,200 shrubs and small plants in High Rock Park.  If you’re not doing anything and want to lend a helping hand, please join us at 200 Nevada Avenue, SINY 10306, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

I’ve attached a flyer with more details.  If you can please RSVP if you are able to attend.

Hope to see you Saturday.


Jeanne Doyle Paliswiat

Volunteer/Special Projects Coordinator

T 718.667.2165.ext.311
F 718-667-4599

NYC Parks
The Greenbelt, High Rock Park
200 Nevada AvenueStaten Island, NY 10306
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Graniteville Quarry Clean-up – 11/17/2012

Two hundred million years ago, there was a tremendous earthquake. The shale bedrock cracked and split apart and molten rock surged up from below to fill the gap. A piece of bedrock broke off and settled into the molten rock as it cooled. But it wasn’t absorbed. Its edges melted and pressed against the host rock.  A crystalline layering resulted, a xenolith or “strange rock”, an unusual if not unique outcropping exposed at the surface.

But Nature wasn’t done creating the giant gemstone yet. The massive Wisconsin glacier that covered much of the Northern Hemisphere during the last ice age ground against and polished the stone over more than a hundred thousand years. The softer rock surrounding it was scraped away. About twelve thousand years ago, the great ice sheet retreated, and the water runoff further abraded the rock.

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Staten Island Scouting For Food – 2012

The annual Staten Island Scouting For Food drive will be hold on Saturday, November 10th 2011.

To participate, a unit will show up at their scheduled supermarket at either 9 AM or 12 PM, and cover a 3 hour shift. During this time, the members of the unit will ask entering shoppers to purchase non-perishable goods to donate upon exiting the store. All goods donated will be picked up by Project Hospitality at the store location, and will be given directly to Staten Island’s needy for the Holiday season.

Any Unit interested in helping out is asked to please contact Martin Olsen-

Scouting For Food has been a huge success in the past, and we need Staten Island’s help to make 2012 another great year!

Scouting For Food 2012 Flyer