As many of you know, Internet Advancement (IA) is now mandatory for all Units in Greater New York Councils. What does this mean for you? Lightening fast, accurate records-keeping, with the ability to update a Scout’s records on the fly. Additionally, Scout Shops in our Region have been instructed to only accept IA reports when Leaders purchase advancement items. This is a significant change, so please keep this in mind next time you visit our Scout Shops.
For full details, please view the attached letter from GNYC Advancement Committee Chairman Fran Harty. To find an IA walkthrough or log on to IA, simply visit bsa-gnyc.org and click on the “Advancement” tab.
Justin Rodstrom | Council Program Director
As you all know, many in the Scouting Community have been severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy. After the Hurricane hit, we at GNYC set up a Hurricane Relief Fund to help our Units get back on their feet. While nothing can replace the homes, the memories and the lives lost, we hope our efforts can provide some relief in a time of need.
If your Unit or a Unit you know has lost valuable Scouting items in the Hurricane, please fill out the attached form and email it to Council Program Director Justin Rodstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due for submission by February 15th, 2013, and funds will be dispersed once all applications have been reviewed.
If you’d like to contribute to the Hurricane Relief Fund, please contact our Registrar at 212-242-1100 and mention “Hurricane Relief Fund” when making your contribution.
Justin Rodstrom | Program Director
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