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11th Annual Scouts in Parks Day

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, April 27, 2013, 9am-3pm
11th ANNUAL SCOUTS IN PARKS DAY
Hurricane Sandy Restoration and Rebuilding Project

HostsThe Greater NY Councils BSA Committee for Outdoor Ethics and Conservation and the NYC Parks Department

Program Focus: this annual event will focus this year on clean-up and rebuilding parks and other green spaces in areas most affected by Superstorm Sandy.  Current locations are:

Queens:
Cunningham Park
Forest Park
Broad Channel
Rockaway Beach

Brooklyn:
Coney Island
Leif Ericson Park
Coffey Park
Kaiser Park
Shore front Park (Owls head to Ft. Hamilton)

Staten Island:
Eastern and Southern Shorelines   (Conference House Park, Wolfes Pond Park, Blue Heron Park, Cedar grove  )

Last year’s event featured:

  • 1,500 volunteers led by Scouting members, families, and staff, and including other youth-serving organizations such as the Girl Scouts.  Close to 5,800 service hours completed in one day.
  •  113 Scout units
  • 18 locations throughout the five boroughs of NYC

We are inviting our Scouts,  other youth groups, corporate partners, and community organizations to join us as “Scouts for a Day” to help us rebuild our green spaces.   This is a great opportunity to have fun and make a visible difference to our city’s most devastated neighborhoods.  Please join us!

For more information:  please contact Shawn Spencer at 718-961-8483 or email cubpack255@hotmail.com to register your group.

11th Annual Scouts in Parks Day Summary

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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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Service Project – Gateway National Recreation Area, Miller Field

Gateway National Recreation Area, Miller Field Site is hosting, on Sunday, September 30, an ecological restoration project.

The project will occur along the Maritime Dunes, where the new Bike Path is located, and consists of removing invasive plantings, digging holes and planting native vegetation, i.e. plum and bayberry shrubs.

Thanks,
Kathy Garofalo
National Park Service
(office: 718 354-4655 / cell: 917 288-3933.)

 

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.

Trail Maintainer Workshop

Saturday, March 24, 2012
10:00AM to 2:00PM

Are you interested in the outdoors?

Would you like to learn how to restore and maintain trails, but don’t know where to start? Staten Island Parks and NY/NJ Trail Conference have volunteer opportunities available.

Join us for an orientation session to discover the many ways in which you can give back to the open space you enjoy so much!

No previous experience is necessary and beginners are welcome. Volunteers will spend the morning in a classroom environment and then head out on to the trail for hands-on instruction.

RSVP: draper@nynjtc.org, with “Orientation” in the subject line, or call 718-667-2165 ext. 311, or http://www.nynjtc.org/view/workshops

Wolf Conservation Center

Is your TROOP ready to cry wolf!

My name is Maggie and I am the Managing Director of the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC). The WCC is headquartered in South Salem, New York and I would like to extend our education programming to your SCOUTS in the coming year. All of our educational programs are designed to conform to New York State Standards for Science Education and touch on a variety of disciplines from biology to history. Field tested throughout the northeast, our programs have received rave reviews everywhere we present them.

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