Volume 3          Issue: #4
April 2015
2015 Pinewood Derby
World Championship to be held in heart of NYC

  Cubs from far and wide with the fastest Pinewood Derby Cars will gather in Times Square to race on June 27th. Visit the event page to sign up for updates, register to attend, or to view the official rules and FAQ.
Prepared. For life. 
V enture keeps PMA and fights Hodgkin's lymphoma


  Venturing Silver Award recipient Katie will serve as Staten Island's representative for the Report to the State. Katie teaches us how the Scout Motto "Be Prepared" means more to her now than ever before. Read here.

Cub Activity Day
at Alpine Scout Camp


Registration is open for Spring Cub Activity Day taking place May 9th, 9am-3pm. Open to all cub scouts and their siblings! Events, activities, and Belt Loops will be offered with the theme


Eagle Scout Reunion
and Hall of Fame 2015
    from the outstanding event held in March.  Thank you to all that attended and congratulations once again to the honorees Deryck Palmer and Tom Bain.
Wood Badge Course
Do you know someone who should attend?


  Having Wood Badge trained adults in our Council increases our strength by creating better leaders at all levels. We can not assume that all who deserve to be invited are in fact being asked to participate. That means some great people are at risk of missing this opportunity. Please consider reaching out; to all of those in your Scouting circles who could truly benefit from Wood Badge. We have two courses led by great Scouters being offered for a week in August and the second as two weekend sessions in September and October.

Dates and additional info-Learn More.

Central Park Conservancy

  Greater New York Councils and Central Park have partnered for an opportunity to show NYC how important service is to our Scouts. This is a great chance for Scouts to log required service hours while actively improving one of our city's crown jewels. 

Open to Troops, Crews, Ships, Explorer Posts, and OA Chapters. Thank you to Troop 96 PA for already confirming their service day!

Fleet Week May 18th-25th
Sign up online:  bsa-gnyc.org/fleetweek

  Saturday, May 23rd at 10:00am Scouts are welcome to attend a Fleet Week Physical Fitness Tutorial in Bowling Green Park.

  Scouts are invited to tour and participate in an evening flag ceremony aboard the USS San Antonio at Pier 92. Beginning at 7pm on Saturday, May 23rd.

Popcorn Show n' Sell
Do you want to raise funds for your unit?

  Troop 414 in Big Apple District conducted their Popcorn Show n' Sell and did a great job! If your unit would like to sell Popcorn or hold a Show n' Sell at a location near you, please contact Jason Tewes- Jason.Tewes@scouting.org  to schedule!


Two Great Weekend Outing Opportunities
Cub Scouting Program


Improved activities, easier-to-understand advancement and some sweet-looking handbooks - yes, Cub Scouting is about to get even better than before! If you have not heard, some new Cub Scout Program changes will be put in place in June of this year. More info: on Cub Scouting's Changes

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