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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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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.
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
The 2013 Staten Island Klondike Derby has been Rescheduled to Saturday, 23 February.
Staten Island Aquehonga District
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
The Staten Island Scout shop is still closed, due to no heat or power.
Until the shop reopens, please visit the Manhattan Scout shop:
EMPIRE SCOUT SHOP –
48W 37th Street – (between 5 & 6 Ave), just 3 blocks from the council office
New York, NY 10118
Monday – Friday – 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday – 11:00am – 4:00pm