The Monthly eNewsletter of the Greater New York Councils
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Online Registration-
We are pleased to announce that beginning June 6th online registration will go live in the Greater New York Councils. This streamlined online system will be run through, and will be available to every Pack, Troop, and Crew throughout the five boroughs. As we get closer there are a few things to know. Some councils have already begun to use this system, and there has been widespread support from both the volunteer and council level in other parts of the country. We have been working hard to make sure that everything will roll out as smoothly as possible next month, and we need your help with some of the preparations. In the coming weeks, every Pack, Troop, and Crew will be receiving an email from our national office explaining how to set up your configurations in the online system. It is important that we all log-in that day and complete all the steps. 
with step by step walkthroughs
one page fact sheet pdf
As we get closer to our fall registration season we will release more resources to assist with the system.We are excited to roll out this system throughout the five boroughs and look forward to your support and feedback. This system will help streamline our registration process this fall as we recruit new youth and adults. This will help lead to faster and more accurate online registration throughout New York City. Visit: for additional info.
Yours in Scouting,
Chris Coscia
Deputy Scout Executive
Upcoming Events:
Hit the links while supporting NYC Scouting
June 16th- Staten Island Golf Outing
Silver Lake Golf Course // Sign Up Online

June 26th- Bronx Golf Outing
Van Cortland Golf Course // Sign Up Online

July 17th-   BSA Golf Tournament
North Hempstead Country Club // Sign Up Online 

Sept. 15th- Brooklyn Golf Classic
D yker Beach Golf Course // Visit Page
  American Legion Jersey Boys State

June 18th-23rd: for the first time ever- inviting NYC Scouts or Explorers that are graduating high school juniors to participate.  A week long - in depth - citizenship and leadership experience.

Brooklyn Cyclones Scout Night
Friday, July 14th- 6:40pm
Contact Craig Coughlin at
New York Cosmos Camp Day
Saturday, July 29th- 5:00pm
Contact Ryan Sawyer at
Ten Mile River's 90th Anniversary Celebration

Whether you're a current or former camper, staff member, leader, Arrowman, or a Cub Scout parent interested in seeing what the future of Camp looks like, Join us this August 5th for the TMR 90th anniversary.

Summer Camp:
Specialty Weeks, Provisional Camp, and Treks at TMR
Bring 5 More Scouts to Camp at TMR and get a 2018 hold-a-place  
5 additional Scouts may include those in camp with the unit, specialty weeks, provisional, and trek Campers. An individual will be counted for each week they are in camp.

Visit for additional details.
Day Camp at William H. Pouch Camp
John E. Reeves Cub World at Alpine Scout Camp
The 2017 John E Reeves Cub World will be swabbing the poop deck and battening down the hatches as we embark together on our  Seven Seas Adventures!!  There are a number of new elements to this year's program, all of which can be found in this year's  Leader and Parent Guide
Outdoor Opportunities:
Spring Fishing Derby

Awards & prizes will be given out! Catch the biggest fish and win a new fishing pole and tackle box! (Note: Only registered Scouts can compete for awards and prizes)  Catch & Release only · Bring your own fishing gear · Bait will be available at camp. All participants will receive a limited edition Fishing Derby Patch.

Brooklyn Council Trek-O-Ree

Download the event guide Hiking Skills, Requirement Advancement, Leave No Trace & Tread Lightly, and a BBQ.

Philmont Scout Ranch
 Those who have trekked at Philmont often call it the pinnacle of their Scouting “careers”.  Did you know that GNYC sends a contingent every summer ?  If you have never been before, we can help you prepare.  If you already go regularly with you Troop, you can share expenses by traveling with other GNYC Scouters. Read on for more information or to speak to a member of the GNYC Philmont Committee.
Other Scout News:
Valid Youth Protection Training Required for Rechartering

As the safety of our Scouts is our number one concern, we hope you will be able to complete the 25-minute Youth Protection online training. Download the .PDF walk-though for help.

Wood Badge Training

Scoutings premier training course will be offered at Camp Alpine from Oct 7-9 and Nov 3-5, 2017. Designed to be a “mountaintop experience”Wood Badge is a source of training and inspiration to thousands. Read More


Individuals 15 and up can register for this training at Alpine Scout Camp  June 9-11 and 16-18  to be a certified BSA Lifeguard
Good Turns:
It's My Park Day's 
Your unit can earn community service hours and be involved with helping out in your neighborhood. Sign up and help out your local park. Once you have selected a site and attended the work day, PLEASE contact Conservation Committee include your unit, number of participants, hours worked and what you did. This will allow us to track all your efforts and our city-wide impact.
Used Camping Equipment can be dropped off in the Trading Post at  Alpine Scout Camp- our friends from the Scouts of the Ivory Coast are planing to attend Jamboree this summer and are in need of camping equipment. How you can help: if, as you conduct any spring cleaning, you come upon gear that can be donated; please bring it to the Trading Post  at Alpine Scout Camp
Two Local Heroes Remembered by a Local Boy Scout
By John Farrell
We pass these locations most days.  Going to work, school, or visiting our friends and neighbors, in Mill Basin and Bergen Beach Brooklyn.  But few know that two local street triangles in our neighborhood are named for Heroes.  One for a local young man, who served his country during the Vietnam War and succumbed to his combat wounds years later.  The other for a Catholic priest, who against many odds and trials established St. Bernard's Parish.  In what was once a quite sparsely populated area in the early 60’s.

It's not to late to apply for a summer job at a GNYC Summer Camp. 15 year olds can apply as CITs. 16 and up can apply for positions.
Scouts Team With Big Apple Honor Flights to Honor Veterans