Weekly Council Newsletter - June 25, 2021
Greater Hudson Valley Council
Greater Hudson Valley Scouting Community:

We would like to take a moment to update you on the National Bankruptcy and how it will affect our Council. We, the Council Key 4 were required to sign an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) regarding the bankruptcy, so there are some details (numbers) that we cannot share at this point. However, we can say that our Council has been assigned to pay a non-negotiable multi-million-dollar payment. The Council Board, which is made up of volunteers representing communities and districts from around the Council is discussing ways to satisfy this amount.

As the Council faces a multi-million-dollar payment, please understand that as a non-profit organization most of our worth is in our assets, which is our property. It is difficult to foresee a way of making this payment without selling a property. The Council Board will look at every option and will vote on the solution that will pay our debt and point us all toward the brightest outcome. 

The decision to sell a camp is heart wrenching. To an outsider it is just acres of dirt, but to us it is so much more. Each of our camps hold generations of memories molded by time, sweat, laughter, gifts, and a passion for Scouting that will never end. We each have a camp in our heart that has been life changing and priceless. These are the reasons why selling a camping property is so difficult. We understand your commitment and passion because Scouting is a part of our families as well. However, it is the Board’s commitment to you, to ensure that Scouting survives in the Hudson Valley for todays and tomorrow’s Scouts.

Scouting is a movement fueled by passion and a desire to serve the community. Together, we will grow Scouting in the Hudson Valley after the National Bankruptcy is behind us. We will update you, our Scouting community, with details as soon as we are able. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Yours in Scouting,

Paxton Louis, Council Board Chair
Gregg Dick, Council Commissioner
Ben Mills, Executive Vice Board Chair
Richard Stockton, Scout Executive
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Experience Two Weekend Adventures at Camp Nooteeming in July. Nooteeming is the perfect camp for Cub Weekend Fun. Attend one for both:
July 16 -18 Fun With Webelos Weekend
July 23 - 25 Cub Scout Summer Fest
Two Nights Camping, One Full Day Of Fun, Four Meals Included. Don't Miss Nooteeming Summer Weekends.
Council Announcement & Important Dates


  • July 5 - 9 - Bullowa Day Camp Week 1 - BULLOWA

  • Wed. July 21 - BeAScout Kick Off - ZOOM

  • Wed. Aug. 11 - BeAScout Kick Off - ZOOM

Visit the GHV Calendar Page For All Upcoming Events

Note: If you would like your event/meeting added to the Council calendar please visit ghvbsa.org. Under Volunteer Resources on the top menu select District/Council Event Submission.
Family Camp At Durland
Spend the day or weekend with your family at Durland Scout Reservation. Explore Volcanos, Rocks, Sperling Lake, and build your own boat for your raingutter regatta race. Limited space, register soon.
Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation - Scouts BSA Resident Camp
Top Rated Scouts BSA Camp In New York & New England
Six Weeks - Traditional Merit Badge Program - Memorable Outdoor Experience
Experience Read the way you did pre-Covid. Great outdoor adventure awaits you at Buckskin, Waubeeka and STEM Ranch. Weeks are filling up fast, reserve your week or two, today!
STEM Ranch Campaign
There are many ways for you to be a part of the legacy of STEM Ranch. Help build the 4th Camp within Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation by:
  • Becoming a member of the Cornerstone Club
  • Purchasing a Royal Flush Coin Set
  • Going Solar with Trinity Solar
  • Having your organization be the lead giver for one of the four projects within STEM Ranch
Camp Bullowa - Home Of GHV's Premier Day Camp
Five Weeks of amazing program to choose from provided by our experienced energetic day camp staff.
Cub Scouts can pick from five different themed weeks. Also, Scouts BSA youth can attend and choose from a variety of merit badges. Weeks are close to being full, register today.
Learn How To Sell Camp Masters
Receive an extra 1% commission for attending one of the following Popcorn Seminars

Register for the upcoming Popcorn Seminars:

Be sure to visit the POPCORN PAGE
Please contact Council Training Chair, Sharon Masciovecchio, if you are interested in being a Health Officer for upcoming short-term camping and training events.
Friends of GHV Raffle
The Rockland District is sponsoring the Friends of the Greater Hudson Valley Raffle for a Kayak and Basket of Cheer.
$25 per ticket with only 100 tickets available!

Communicate With GHV
If you would like to physically mail any forms, please mail to: Greater Hudson Valley Council, PO Box 974, Mohegan Lake, NY 10547

You may pick up/drop off paperwork in person at the Camp Nooteeming Visitor Center. There are staff members available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am - 4pm. Other days by appointment.

Helpful Emails (these email addresses are monitored by multiple staff members and are the best way to ask questions):
ghv.Service@scouting.org - Questions about Unit Service, Programs, Etc.
ghv.Registration@scouting.org - Questions about Registration or Charters
ghv.Camping@scouting.org - Questions about Bullowa, Read, Durland, and Nooteeming
ghv.Development@scouting.org - Questions about Fundraising Events, FOS and Product Sales
ghv.Eagles@scouting.org - Questions about Eagle Scout Advancement
ghv.Support@scouting.org - Questions about my.Scouting and Scoutbook