Volume 4 | Issue #2
Scouting Around
February 2016
View All Upcoming GNYC Events

Visit the council calendar online and bookmark the page
to be sure you know the latest on upcoming events
for Scouts and Leaders.
Camping and High Adventure Expo
March 5th- Alpine  Scout Camp

Experts will be on hand covering numerous topics including
*Camping and Backpacking Gear
*Hight Tech Camp Gadgets
*Knots and Lashings
*Camp Cooking
*Camp Staff Interest
...and more
Also offered: 
Wildlife Safety and Awareness Training
developed in partnership with the NYS DEC

Between sessions check out The Midway in the newly refurbished J. C. Whitehead Dining Hall with vendors including (but not limited to) Tread Bike Shop, Lasting Foto, Campmore, Kintecoying Lodge, Lander's River Trips, Rolling Stone Ranch, Moritz Embroidery, and many GNYC groups and committees.  Register on the event page
Who needs to get TRAINED?
Every youth deserves a TRAINED leader. 
Big Apple District is hosting two leader specific trainings this month and they welcome everyone to participate!

* Saturday, March 5 th: 9am-3pm  Cub Leader Specific Training  at GNYC Office
* Saturday, March 12th: 9am-3pm  Scout Leader Specific Training  at GNYC office 

Questions? Contact Big Apple Training Chairman, John Paterakis
ST. Patricks Day Parade
March 17th

In just one month Scouts from NYC will have the opportunity to March in the St. Patricks Day Parade for the first time in 6 years. If you're interested in
Marching up Fifth Avenue on March 17th
please email  dave.swartz@scouting.org
Come out for Polycom & BSA's
Cross-Country STEM Career Day!
February 26th: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Polycom, Inc. a Science/Technology company, helping organizations unleash the power of human collaboration, has invited Scouts and Explorers to learn all about technology in the work place. 

*Open to high schoolers, free of cost, and lunch will be provided!
*4 Councils across the Country will be participating in this Career Day 
*Participants will be video-conferencing with these groups
*Upon registration, you will receive an email with full day agenda, day-of contact information, and a letter to excuse you from school.

A very limited number of spaces remain,  sign up today!
First Annual Emergency Preparedness Day
April 2nd, 10:00pm - 5:00pm
Marine Park, Brooklyn

*FDNY Mobile Smoke House unit

*OEM "Ready N.Y." Go-Bag demonstrations

*First Aid & CPR Demonstrations

*Fire & Evacuation Emergency Planning forms

*Flood Zone Maps

*Emergency Contact forms

*NYPD Youth finger print & I.D. kits for parents

*Access to the Marine Park Nature Center

*Water & Ice Rescue exercise and demonstrations

*Advancement for Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts requirements

*Special Event Patches for participating, registered Scouts

Read more on the Event Page || Contact Robby Riess 

Matt Sutter for tickets & info
Craig Caughlin for tickets & info

US Tennis Association Play Day
April 25th, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
National Tennis Center

Space is limited to-
*150 Cub Scouts
*50 Boy Scouts
*24 parent participants.  
Slots are allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis. l ast year we held a waiting list nearly as long as the entry list! 
The cost of this event will be $10 per youth or parent participants.  This event is open to any GNYC Scout across New York City. The NTC is easily to reach via the 7 Train at the Met's-Willet's Point station. 
Borough Day Camps
I n addition to  Pouch Day Camp in Staten Island, GNYC has partnered with The Bronx Zoo, The Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, and St. Johns University to offer a week long program of summer camp to Cubs and their siblings in all boroughs.
  Camperships and discounts are available 
Contact your District Executive or District Camp 

The World Championship
Pine Wood Derby Returns
June 25th  - Times Square

March District Pinewood Derbies
Brooklyn Pinewood Derby
March 5th
Big Apple Pinewood Derby 
March 19th

July 19-28, 2017
Summit Bechtel Family Reserve, Mt. Hope, WV
Register today for GNYC's Contingent and join 40,000 Scouts and Scouters from around the country at the 2017 National Jamboree! The National Jamboree has been a BSA tradition since 1937 and Scouts that attend rank it as one of their top experiences in Scouting.  In 2013, the National Jamboree moved to its new permanent home at the Summit in West Virginia. There Scouts can participate in whitewater rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, bouldering, mountain biking, skateboarding, BMX, shooting sports and zip-line courses. 
First step to register-  Visit National's   Official event Website
Fundraise with The Camp Card
Designed to help put the Outing in Scouting
and get more boys to camp. 

*The Camp Card is new and improved this year with borough specific special offers
*For every $5 card you sell, $2.50 goes back to your Scouting unit, a 50/50 split

Watch the Video Recap of Scouts exploring and learning about historic Kings Theatre in Brooklyn
View the photo album of Scouts touring Linkedin as part of the Merit Badge Pro Series
Gathering of Eagles
Mar 14, 2016 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Ave 
Register Before March 1, 2016 and Save $15 off the original ticket price