Category Archives: Training Extravaganza

2014 Training Extravaganza – 11 January 2014

Scout Parents & Leaders,

We’re excited to announce the 2014 Training Extravaganza, taking place on Saturday, January 11th at Borough of Manhattan Community College (199 Chambers Street, New York, NY).

This year’s event will feature must-have trainings, camp skills, and ideas to bring your Pack, Troop or Crew to the next level of program- all led by a dedicated volunteer staff!

To save $5 per person, head on over to and register by 12/21/2013!

Full details, registration, and the flier are available at– sign up today!

2014 Training Extravaganza

2013 Training Expo Update – 4 January 2013

Just a reminder- there’s still time to sign up for the 2013 GNYC Training Extravaganza, taking place Saturday, January 5th at Borough of Manhattan Community College. For full details, visit

Attached you’ll find a very useful Welcome Brochure, with all course offerings listed and described in detail, as well as the agenda for the day. Make sure you send a big thanks to GNYC Training Chairman Tim Thom for his monumental work in organizing this event.

We at GNYC are excited for the 2013 Training Extravaganza. While online pre-registration is now closed, you can still register morning-of by visiting our registration booth at the event midway.

Attached is the schedule of all events and trainings for the day, please use this to make the most use of your time!

Basic Camping Skills Workshop – 5 January 2013

At the GNYC Training Extravaganza on January 5th 2013, Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) will be holding a Basic Camping Skills Workshop.

Camping experts from E.M.S. will demonstrate the basics of Camping and cover the following topics of interest to all camping Units:

  • Different equipment needed for different seasons.
  • Tentage – 3-season tents.
  • Backpacks – Internal & external frame types.
  • Sleeping – Different types of bags and pads.
  • Lighting – Different types.
  • Cooking – Including water filtration, camp stoves & clean up.
  • Basic Camp Sanitation.
  • First Aid Kits – Including sunscreen and insect repellents.
  • Importance of Map and Compass use.
  • Comfort Items.
  • Clothing for the season.
  • Footgear and rain gear.
  • How to select a tent site.
  • Leave-No-Trace common principles.

See the attached flyer for details and on how to sign up.

2013 GNYC Training Extravaganza




Saturday, January 5, 2013
Many Training Opportunities
Volunteers Training Volunteers

Borough of Manhattan Community College
199 Chambers Street at West Street

Registration 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Opening 9:00 AM
Program 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Tell your Fellow Scouters and all your Parents

This event is open to all Scouters, Parents, Boy Scouts & Venturers

The future of Scouting Depends upon you.
The better Educated and Trained that you are, the better your Unit will be.
Come on down for this great event!
Learn many new things and have lots of fun! Make new friends.
Exchanging ideas and solving problems.

For more information, course descriptions and to register
or contact:
Tim Thom at

Early Bird PAID Registration
$10 per person PAID by 12/21/12
$15 per person 12/22/12
(on-line registration will close down on 1/3/13)
$15 per person at the door, cash or check

Patches available for the first 200 participants who pre-register and pre-pay!


2013 TrEx Flyer

2013 TrEx Pamphlet 2012-08-06