Volume 4 | Issue #1      
Scouting Around  
January 2016
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
In addition to  Pouch Day Camp in Staten Island, GNYC has partnered with The Queens Zoo, The Bronx Zoo, The Central Park Zoo, and Prospect Park Zoo to offer a week long program of summer camp to Cubs and their siblings in all boroughs.
Each camper will receive: 
A water bottle, two t-shirts, a backpack, & patch!
Join us at the Zoo for: 
Fun, excitement, adventure, & advancement 
Camperships and discounts are available 
contact your District Executive or District Camp Director today (Learn more)
Joseph Schiltz Promoted to Asst. Director of Field Service
     In his new role as Assistant Director of Field Service, Joe will be managing the day to day operations of the Queens Council while taking on additional GNYC responsibilities. He will advise the Brooklyn Diocese CCOS, assist in overall Field Finance, support the GNYC Key 2 program meetings and work with the District Directors on District Nominating Committees.
Jason Tewes Announced as Bronx Council  Field Director

  In Jason's new role, he will be responsible for traditional Scouting in the borough of the Bronx. He will work with Bronx Council President, Joe Kelleher, to grow sustainable membership, achieve fundraising objectives, recruit new board members and improve program opportunities for Bronx Scouts. Jason will also continue to lead the GNYC  Popcorn Campaign, Field Aviation Event and Campership Dinner.

     This summer, GNYC's NYLT course is moving to Camp Alpine, where the participants will be able to take advantage of facilities more suited to the course curriculum to get a better leadership training experience.  We are also providing TWO different options for the course: July 10-16 OR July 17-23. That way Scouts can still join their Troop at summer camp.

John P. Ward Training Camping Area
     Eagle Scout John P. Ward was a dedicated Scouter. John served as Scoutmaster of Troop 728, Lodge Adviser, Wood Badge Trainer and Course Director, Scoutmaster of two GNYC Jamboree Troops and staff on multiple Jamborees and National  Order of the Arrow Conferences. He was a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow, Silver Beaver and President's  Award recipient and a dedicated trainer of youth and adults over several decades. Shortly before his passing, John agreed to  become Chairman of the Greater New York Councils Training Committee. 
     The construction of this new facility will serve as a testament to John's life of leadership and service.  The John P. Ward  Training Camping Area will benefit Scouts and Scouters that visit the Reeves Training Center at Alpine Scout Camp.  The new camping facilities will be used for National Youth Leadership Training, Wood Badge, and other training courses.  (Learn more and donate)

Youth Speaker & Honor Guard Training
     Come out for the 2016 Youth Speaker & Honor Guard Training Seminar! Taking place on February 16 th at the Borough of Manhattan Community College from 10am to 2pm , Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Explorers, and Venturers are invited to attend and learn public speaking techniques, receive tips on speech-writing  roper etiquette, and see how to perform in the BSA Honor Guard during fundraising events.
Contact  Shaun Caruana for info or Register Online.
This year's TrEx saw 17 new courses introduced covering topics such as social media, digital technology, online resources, fundraising, unit camping & special needs scouting among many others.

If you want to learn more about the Training Extravaganza: check out the 2016 courses, request 2017 courses/programs, share your opinion with us, offer to instruct a course visit our website.

A special thanks to the 2016 TrEx Committee, Staff & Instructors!!!!

Quotes from 2016 TrEx attendees:
"More than excellent" - new leader, Brooklyn
"Allowed me to bring my son and attend courses with him" - Troop leader, Manhattan
"I enjoyed every course! I also appreciate the opportunity to network with friends and other leaders." - Cub leader, Brooklyn
"New stuff, old friends." - Troop leader, Staten Island
"There were a lot of courses to choose from." - Cub leader, Manhattan
"Should be run twice a year." - new Cub leader, Brooklyn