Volume 3          Issue: #3
March 2015
2015 Pinewood Derby
Cubs race cars in the heart of New York City


World Championship Cub Scout Pinewood Derby is coming to Times Square!! Sign up for email alerts here. 

Friendly Influence
How taking Wood  Badge course help


According to a February 2014 Pew Research Center study of the social network, almost 60% of Americans now use Facebook. But where did these users come from? A Columbia University professor contends "people are more likely to be influenced  by friends who already know their other friends than by friends who don't share the same social circle. So the conventional wisdom is that most people joined Facebook because others from their social circle invited them".

This principle also applies to many programs we offer in Scouting - like Wood Badge. There are outliers of course but an overwhelming number of Scouters attend training leadership programs like Wood Badge because a "friend" actually looked them in the eyes and invited them. Personally reached out. Peer influence and social ties shape who attends and who doesn't attend Wood Badge. 

It is highly encouraging that we have great Wood Badge trained leaders in our Council. We just don't have enough of them to assume all who deserve to be invited actually are invited. That means some good people risk not being invited. 

Please consider reaching out. Call on those in your circles of Scouting who could truly benefit from Wood Badge. Personally reach out. 

We have two great courses led by great Scouters. Your "friendly influence" counts.  

Click here to register for our upcoming Wood Badge courses this summer and fall.

Ready. Set. Serve
Cub Scouts invited to Cub Scout Fun Day

Calling all Cub Scouts! The USTA National Tennis Center is offering a Cub Scout Play Day on April 6th, where Cubs will receive a tour, play time, patch, and earn the Tennis Belt Loop all free of charge!   
Click here to register  or email Torey McCleskey for more details regarding this event.
Report to the Nation 
Scouts spend a week in our nation's capital

Ten extraordinary youth from across the nation, including Manhattan Eagle Scout Kenneth S., were chosen to deliver the 2014 Report to the Nation last month to top government officials.

The annual Report to the Nation serves as an important reminder to our country's leaders about Scouting's nationwide impact - and there is no better evidence then the kids we serve in the program to deliver the report!


Click here to read the 2014 Report to the Nation.

Popcorn Central
The latest in all things popcorn related

Do you want to make EXTRA MONEY for your unit?? Is your unit interested in participating in the Popcorn Fundraiser??   


We have plenty of information and easy steps on how to make your sale as successful as possible! Contact your District Executive or Jason Tewes to get started! 

Meet the NY Mets ...  
With upcoming Scout Days    
Come on out to Meet the Mets on one of the three Scout Days they are hosting this year!

April 18th: Features fireworks following the game against the Miami Marlins.

August 30th: Scouts can compete in an on the field dash with Mr. Met after the Mets play  against the Boston Red Sox  

October 4th:  Scouts and leaders in uniform will be invited onto the warning track prior to the Washington Nationals.

Click on the dates to see how you can attend.
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