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Upcoming Events
Opportunities for Scouts and Leaders

Youth Speaker & Honor Guard Training
Friday - February 24, 2017 10AM-2PM
Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Explorers and Venturers  will learn practical public speaking techniques, tips on speech-writing, proper etiquette, and how to perform  in the Boy Scouts of America Honor Guard during fundraising events throughout the year.
Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC)
199 Chambers Street New York, NY 10007

9th Annual Camping Expo

Saturday, February 25th | Alpine Scout Camp

This years event will feature information on summer camps, high adventure, and year round camping. Skills workshops will be held through out the day. Outdoor equipment vendors will be set up in the Alpine dining hall.


Discover a legendary aircraft carrier, the first space shuttle, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Scouts will go on an interactive journey through history, learn about technological innovation and work toward badge requirements on these special programming days.

$30 Adult - $25 Youth includes lunch and a simulator ride

February 11 & April 15
• Learn about heat and cold safety in space
• See a comet demonstration
• Learn how a telescope works
• Hear from a special guest speaker
• Watch a planetarium presentation about recognizing constellations
• Experience true stories of Intrepid aviators in our 4D flight simulator
March 4 & May 6
• Hear from a special guest speaker
• Build a foam plate glider
• See a demonstration of rotocopters
and build your own
• Watch a planetarium presentation
• Experience true stories of Intrepid
aviators in our 4D flight simulator
• More to come!


  It's that time of year again. Do you have a 2017 fitness resolution? Join the Greater New York Councils on your journey to health, fitness, and wellness.

MAY 7th | 2017 TD Bike Tour

Nov 5th | NYC Marathon
In 2017 we will partner with TD 5 Borough Bike Tour and TCS New York City Marathon, allowing you the chance to get fit and achieve a huge goal while helping to support the young people and programs of NYC Scouting and Exploring.

2017 National Jamboree
limited space available!  Don’t wait
Haven't signed up yet?  The GNYC Jambo group is nearly full!  Interested in going?  STEP 1:  Register on the website  and you will be contacted with details.  

Tour Europe with other Scouts 

...including stops in London, Paris, and culminating at the BSA Transatlantic Council’s Camporee on the beaches of Normandy. From April 14th - 23rd, 2017* Scouts will get the experience of a lifetime visiting historic locations and interacting with fellow scouts from around the world.  f you’re interested in learning more please visit, $2,600.00 per person*. Limited space. Participants need to be approved by Committee. Scouts must be at least 13 years old, First Class and be registered with Troop or Crew. 

*Cost/dates may change slightly pending travel accommodations

Scout News

TrEx - GNYC's Training Extravaganza

On Jan 7, 2017, nearly three-hundred Scouts and Scouters from New York City, Long Island, Westchester and New Jersey gathered at the Borough of Manhattan Community College for a day of training courses and information sessions geared to help each person improve in their specific role in Scouting.  The 2017 TrEx Committee and Instructors worked exceptionally hard to provide the best courses for parents, scouts and volunteers throughout the metropolitan area and provide content tailored to individual needs and requests.
I have attended the TrEx before and already attended the courses that were relevant to me.
This year’s TrEx saw 25 new courses introduced covering topics such as specific STEM experiments, gourmet campsite cooking, ice-breaking games, campfire program, high adventure and tools among many others.
I am mostly interested in attending courses that helped me get “trained” for my position.
There were 13 specific BSA training courses offered at this past TrEx that provided position specific required training including Merit Badge Counselor Training, District Committee Training workshop and Unit Committee Member Training.  We also offered 4 Bachelor of Commissioner Science courses.  Over 220 people attended these courses, helping them to get fully trained for their position. 
There should be more program for youth at the TrEx.
We continue to add sessions for youth.  This year we continued to run youth courses for Den Chief Training and ILST (pre-requisite for NYLT).  We tweaked curriculum for some courses to focus on youth as well as adults.  All told, there were 19 youth-friendly courses offered at this past TrEx.
Read More individual Reviews of TrEx and learn more about the Training Extravaganza- check out the 2017 courses, request 2018 courses/programs, share your opinion with us, offer to instruct a course, please visit


The National Jewish Committee on Scouting has released the 2017 Scout Shabbat Patch!