Tag Archives: staten island

2014 Silver Beaver Nomination Form

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

Silver Beaver Application -Staten Island 2014

Pouch Camp Preservation Update – Commitment from Governor Cuomo

Governor Cuomo Announces Approval of Conservation Plan for William H. Pouch Scout Camp

Vote by Greater New York Council of the Boy Scouts of America Enables State-Negotiated Conservation Plan to Protect Natural Environment on Staten Island

Albany, NY (December 5, 2013)

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the approval of a conservation plan for the William H. Pouch Scout Camp on Staten Island. New York State is providing $6 million through the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) for phases 2 and 3 of the conservation plan. These phases were approved this week by the Board of Directors of the Greater New York Councils (GNYC) of the Boy Scouts of America, which owns the property.

“Staten Island’s Pouch Camp has given generations of Boy Scouts access to the great outdoors, and we must do everything we can to keep this iconic Camp going,” Governor Cuomo said. “This week’s vote was another key step in that direction, allowing us to conserve the Camp as open space, ensuring that Boy Scouts and the public will be able to use it for years to come. I commend the Greater New York Councils for signing onto this collaborative effort to safeguard Staten Island’s natural environment for all.”

Full Announcement Here




At a special meeting held on December 2nd, the executive board of the Greater New York Councils (GNYC), Boy Scouts of America, unanimously approved permanently preserving and protecting most all remaining parcels of the Scout’s Staten Island Pouch Camp.

“I am extremely proud of the volunteers and staff who have worked so hard for all these years to make this day a reality.  This agreement represents a great future for Staten Island and all of NYC Scouting and Exploring”, said Alair Townsend, GNYC President.

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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

Staten Island Memorial Day Parade – 27 May 2013




Monday ,May 27 , 2013

Rain or Shine

Wear Your Class A Uniform

Meet 11am Hart Blvd.


March along Forest Ave.

Let us know if you will be attending!

Questions call Paul 347-277-3009

2013 Staten Island Klondike Derby


The 2013 Staten Island Klondike Derby has been Rescheduled to Saturday, 23 February. 

Staten Island Aquehonga District

Klondike Derby

Date: 9 February 2013

Time: 8:00 AM Check-in, 9:00 AM Start

Location: Camporee Field, Pouch Camp

For detailed information, see attached.

Contact: John Scaltro, 917-294-9351

2013 Silver Beaver Nomination Form

2013 Silver Beaver Nomination Form -Staten Island

Staten Island Scout Shop Still Closed

The Staten Island Scout shop is still closed, due to no heat or power.

Until the shop reopens, please visit the Manhattan Scout shop:

48W 37th Street – (between 5 & 6 Ave), just 3 blocks from the council office

New York, NY 10118

Regular Hours:
Monday – Friday – 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday – 11:00am – 4:00pm