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GOOD SCOUT Golf Tournament Sample Memorial
Honoree Announced Scout Scholarship
Council President Rudy Santoro recently announced that Tony Stupore, Thanks to the continuing generosity of friends of the late Bill Sample
immediate past council president, ahs been selected as the 2011 GOOD and of the Suffolk County Council, the William H. Sample Memorial Scout
SCOT Golf Tournament honoree. A great Scouter, and golfer, Tony is looking Scholarship is again being offered for 2011. Named in honor of a dedicated
forward to a great day on the links as well as a successful day financially Scouter and past council president, the scholarship has assisted deserving
from this vital Suffolk County Council fundraising event. Scouts since 1997.
See the tournament information elsewhere in this issue to find out about a Additional information and an application is available on the council web-
special opportunity for Scouters to participate. site (www.sccbsa.org), under SCHOLARSHIPS on the right-hand side of the
Presentation will be made to the selected recipient at the awards dinner
for the council golf outing on June 20, 2011.
Be Prepared for the Future
ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY MAY 31, 2011
ATTENTION UNIT LEADERS! Be sure to attend your district’s leaders so don’t delay.
roundtable meeting in June. Your program planning kit, containing everything
needed to plan an outstanding unit program for the 2011-2012 program year,
will be handed out at that time.
The key to an attractive, interesting program for your youth members, Merit Badge
as well as fulfilling some of the Journey to Excellence requirements, is good
planning. Counselor Registration
Don’t let your unit miss out on a timely start to creating that plan!
The annual merit badge counselor re-registration process is currently under-
way – with an added element. Letters have been sent to all currently regis-
tered counselors, asking if they are willing to counsel Scouts for another year
and to verify the listed contact information.
Added this year is the current Youth Protection Training requirement. Merit
Don’t Delay – Register Them badge counselor is a registered volunteer position in the BSA. And while
many counselors are also registered in a unit, district or council position, some
Today! are not, but are still covered by the requirement for current youth protection
The Webelos-to-Scout transition process is well underway throughout the New lists of approved merit badge counselors will be included in the pro-
Suffolk County Council. And there is an additional aspect to it this year. As gram planning kits distributed at the June leaders roundtable meetings. All
a part of the Journey to Excellence for troops you need to, at least, hold two previous lists are invalid after June 1st.
joint activities with a Cub pack, one of which is a Webelos parent orientation
and camp promotion meeting. Silver level requires recruiting two Webelos
Scouts and the Gold level, five Webelos Scouts.
Of course, the important step is to actually register those Webelos Scouts
in your troop!
Joseph N. Bond Eagle Scout
THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE OF
The June 7th deadline for submission of 2011 applications for the Joe Bond
Scholarship is fast approaching. Application forms and additional information SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL, BSA
is available on the council website (www.sccbsa.org) on the right-hand side
Table of Contents
Activities & Events
Newsday Field of Wheels 2013 National Scout Jamboree
Memorial Day Flag Placement
GOOD SCOUT Golf Tournament
The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve
5 Journey to Excellence
5 Summer Camp Opportunities The Suffolk County Council plans to take a contin- What Can We Do at the Summit?
5 F.D.R. Division gent of four troops, each consisting of 36 youth and You name it! The jamboree program reflects the
6 Matinecock District 4 adult leaders, as well as a Venturing of 32 young skills of Scouting—physical fitness, environmental
7 Sagtikos District men and women and 8 adult leaders to the 2013 conservation, our national heritage, and the true spirit
8-9 Council Fellowship Dinner Photos National Scout Jamboree to be held at The Summit of Scouting. See yourself rappelling, scuba diving,
Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve, Goshen, West kayaking, rafting, and sailing. Experience trap shoot-
10 Trailblazer District
Virginia, July 15 -24th 2013. ing, archery, biking, buckskin games, confidence
11 Benjamin Tallmadge District To attend, a Scout must meet the following qualifi- courses, conservation trail, and more! There is not
11 2011 Wood Badge N7-404-11-1 cations. (These qualifications are yet to be finalized): enough time in the day for all the exciting activities
12 Leadership Training for Boy Scouts • Be at least a First Class Scout at time of attendance that are there waiting for you to try.
& Venturing Crew Members at Jamboree Daily activities include an incredible merit badge
12 Gathering of Eagles • Have completed 5th grade or be at least 11 years midway, arts and sciences, a re-creation of Baden-
13 Exploring Division of age by July 1, 2013, and have not reached his Powell’s original Scout camp on Brownsea Island,
14 Catholic Committee on Scouting 18th birthday by August 5, 2013. We are awaiting an American Indian village, regional entertainment
details but yes, 11 year olds will be permitted to stages, and many other activities. The arena shows
14 Jewish Committee on Scouting
attend.. are a highlight for all participants. The jamboree is
14 Lutheran Committee on Scouting
• Be approved by his Scoutmaster and the local Scouting at its very best!
15 Commissioners Corner council jamboree committee.
16 Eagle Scout Announcements • Participate in pre-jamboree training experience High Adventure
16 Memorials • Submit a Jamboree Medical Form
To attend as a leader, an adult must meet the fol- The excitement of the jamboree isn’t limited to
lowing qualifications: Scouts. The Summit will feature a large visitor area,
• Meet the qualifications for one of the positions. where day-users can try out some of the activities
Support the United Way and Scouting – • Agree to abide by the commitment and code of that the Scouts are dialing in around other parts of
Donor Designate! conduct. the Summit. Also, 2013 will be the first year that
• Be approved by the council jamboree committee. Venturers, a branch of the BSA that includes young
The Suffolk County Council • Participate in pre-jamboree training experience
is a partner agency of the Long women, will be part of the jamboree. Whitewater raft-
• Submit a Jamboree Medical Form ing and kayaking, rock climbing and bouldering, and
Island United Way. The council
does receive funding through other United mountain biking are just a few of the activities offered
Ways from individuals who designate The trip fee is yet to be determined and will depend
at the Summit. There’s also skateboarding, BMX,
their contribution to go to Suffolk County on touring and other costs. The fee will include trans-
shooting sports, and zip-line challenge courses. And
Council, BSA. When making your United portation, meals, lodging, special patches, hat, T-shirt,
Way pledge where you work, remember
that’s just the beginning.
all patrol and troop equipment, training weekends
Scouting. Designate some or all of your
and a touring adventure on the way to the jamboree.
pledge to the Suffolk County Council.
When we leave for touring is yet to be determined. History
Each Scout submitting a registration form will need
The first Boy Scouts of America national jamboree
to include a $100 deposit, payable by check to the
was scheduled to be held in Washington, D.C., in
council service center. This deposit is “transferable
1935 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Scouting in
and not refundable”. Please watch the Scouting.org
America. Unfortunately, the jamboree was canceled
website for further information. Final payment is due
because of a polio outbreak in Washington. When the
by February of 2013. Please understand that this is a
first jamboree was finally held in 1937, Dan Beard lit
pre-announcement of this high adventure event, and
these are all the details available at this time. More the opening campfire using flint and steel. Scouts from
information will be forthcoming. all 48 states brought the wood that was used in the
campfire. There were some 27,232 Scouts camped on
the National Mall under the Washington Monument.
A New Venue:
Since that time, 16 national jamborees have been held,
The Summit Bechtel Family the last in 2010.
National Scout Reserve
In 2009, the BSA purchased 10,600 acres of prop-
erty adjacent to West Virginia’s New River Gorge
National River area in order to create The Summit In 1916, Sir Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the
Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve (the Summit). Scouting movement, knew what success looked like
The Summit is the new home of achievement, adven- for the 10th anniversary of Scouting. It was the sight of
ture, and innovation in Scouting. With world-class thousands of youth gathered together to celebrate. The
THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE OF facilities and a focus on outdoor action sports, the jamboree was born! In his words, “The secret of its
SUFFOLK COUNTY Summit will welcome Scouts to a whole new jamboree growth lies in that indeterminate force which we only
experience in summer 2013. 45,000 youth and adults know as the ‘Scout Spirit,” and grow it has!
COUNCIL,BSA are expected to attend.
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Suffolk County Council Boy Scouts of America
Fall 2011 Popcorn Fundraiser
Popcorn Kickoff Event – Monday, August 29, 2011 – East End (BHSC)
Popcorn Kickoff Event – Tuesday, August 30, 2011 – West End (TBD)
Show N Sell Orders Due – September 6, 2011
Show N Sell Distribution – September 16 & 17, 2011
Show N Sell Product Return –Saturday, October 29, 2011
Take Order & Prizes Due – November 7, 2011
Take Order Distribution – November 18 & 19, 2011
Popcorn Payment Due – December 2, 2011
Council Popcorn Kernel • For more information contact a Kernel or visit:
Lauren Vlachos @ 924-7000 ext. 37 www.sccbsa.org
District Popcorn Kernels
Benjamin Tallmadge Donna Dunn DonnaDunn@aol.com 495-0031
Matinecock Miriam Puttre email@example.com 266-5951
Sagtikos Dave Colford firstname.lastname@example.org 786-9796
Trailblazer Pat Tariol email@example.com 772-8081
Activities & Events
Scouting for Food March 2011 – Results to Date
Benjamin Tallmadge – 20,000 lbs.
Matinecock – 32,858; 17 pantries; 42 units
Sagtikos – 16,280; 28 pantries; 23 units
Trailblazer – 15,517; 35 pantries; 26 units
Total – 84,382 lbs. collected and distributed to more than 80 pantries throughout Suffolk
The council wishes to recognize and thank everyone for their participation. Special thanks
to Scouting for Food Chairman Paul LaMartina who did a fantastic job coordinating the
campaign for the council and Sagtikos District, and to Gerri Alfano, Matt Schieferstein, and
Patti Tariol who lead the effort in their districts.
If your unit participated in this event please be sure to submit to the council service center
(Lauren Vlachos at firstname.lastname@example.org or 924-7000 ext. 37) the approximate poundage
of food collected, as well as the names of the food pantries it was distributed to. Be sure to
also check out www.scouting.org/Awards/JourneyToExcellence to report all of your service
projects. It is never too late to report a good turn. Also, bags are still available at the service
center if needed.
Newsday Field of Wheels Car Show – Saturday, May 14, 2011
Please see ad located in Navigator and be sure to have your Scouts register their pinewood
derby cars for a chance to win the Newsday Long Island Pinewood Derby Championship.
To pre-register go to www.newsday.com/fieldofwheels. Registration deadline is Friday, May
6, 2011 unless capacity is reached earlier.
Memorial Day Flag Placement/Retrieval – May 28/June 4, 2011
Calverton and LI National Cemeteries – For more information please contact the council
service center at 924-7000 ext. 37.
Support our Troops Supply Drive
The Boy Scouts of America and OnSight Support are collaborating to conduct a supply
drive to support the Troops. Supplies collected will be distributed to those serving overseas
and at home. Since 2004, OnSight Support has been working with local organizations to
collect supplies, collate, and ship those supplies to Troops in the U.S. as well as overseas.
Please bring all donations to the Memorial Day Flag Retrieval events on Saturday, June 4.
A truck will be onsite to collect all donations.
Date: Saturday, June 4, 2011 @ The Memorial Day Flag Retrieval Event
Location: Calverton and LI National Cemeteries
Phone cards -Phone cards will be distributed to resident Vets at the Northport VA Hospital.
Personal hygiene and health items should be light weight, small, portable and unscented.
School supplies - will be forwarded to active Troops as a good will gesture for local chil-
dren. Please avoid perishable items and those that melt such as chocolate or candy.
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Suffolk County Council Boy Scouts of America
LONG ISLAND NATIONAL CEMETERY
2011 MEMORIAL DAY FLAG PLACEMENT
All Scouting units that have participated in previous years at LI National Cemetery are
invited to participate again in the annual flag placement on Saturday, May 28, 2011. Long
Island National Cemetery is located at 2040 Wellwood Avenue in Farmingdale, NY.
Units that have not participated in the past are welcome to participate in the flag retrieval on
Saturday, June 4, 2011.
The event begins at 7:00 a.m. when units, at their pre-assigned areas of the cemetery, place
U.S. Gravesite Flags at each grave to recognize and honor our military men and women.
Scouts and their families are invited to enjoy refreshments behind the administration
building once they are done placing flags. Units must return the following Saturday, June 4,
at 7:00 a.m. to remove the flags and place them in bundles for storage for the following
year. Rain date is Sunday, June 5, 2011.
This event is coordinated with Kevin Tagg and Annette Bianco. If you have any questions
please contact Annette at 631-454-4951/email: Annette.Bianco@va.gov or Kevin Tagg -
THIS IS A CLASS A UNIFORM EVENT
EACH PARTICIPANT WILL RECEIVE A 2011 COMMEMORATIVE PATCH
Section assignments will be sent to you after you complete and fax in your participation form to
Long Island National Cemetery.
This form is due by May 1, 2011 to insure your unit will receive a section to work.
FAX forms to: 631-694-5422 or Email them to: Annette.Bianco@va.gov
Name of Contact:_________________________________________
Please check below what your unit can do.
_____ Our unit has attended in the past and would like to participate in placement and retrieval.
_____Our unit has not attended in the past but would like to participate in the retrieval.
Suffolk County Council Boy Scouts of America
CALVERTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
MEMORIAL DAY FLAG PLACEMENT GOOD TURN
All Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Venture Crews, Explorer Posts, and Scouting
families are invited to participate in the annual flag placement at Calverton National
Cemetery on Saturday, May 28, 2011. Calverton National Cemetery is off of Route 25 in
The event begins at 9:30 a.m. when units, at their pre-assigned areas of the cemetery,
place U.S. GRAVESITE FLAGS at each grave to recognize and honor our military men
and women. At 11:00 a.m., following the placement of flags, all Scouts and families are
invited to participate in a short ceremony and enjoy refreshments. Units are expected to
return the following Saturday, June 4, at 9:30 a.m. to remove the flags and place them in
bundles for storage for the following year.
This event is sponsored and coordinated through The American Legion Pearl Harbor
Memorial Post No. 1941. For more information, contact the Suffolk County Council
Service Center at 924-7000 or Frank Bailey, Council Calverton Memorial Day Chairman
EACH PARTICIPANT WILL RECEIVE A 2011 COMMEMORATIVE PATCH
Section assignments & additional information will be mailed to you on or about May 1st after
you complete and send in your participation form below to Suffolk County Council, BSA:
This form is due by April 15, 2011 to insure your unit will receive a section to work.
Mail to: SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL, BSA
7 SCOUTING BOULEVARD
MEDFORD, NEW YORK 11763
District: ____________ Pack # _____________ Troop # ____________ Crew # _____________
Approximate number of participants: ____________ Do you wish to be teamed with another
particular Pack or Troop? If so, which Unit? ____________. Are you requesting any particular
section to work at Calverton National Cemetery? ____________
Unit contact person NAME: _______________________________________________________
Very Important! Print
CITY: __________________________________, NY ZIP: ______________
PHONE: ( ) _______________________________
THIS IS A “RAIN OR SHINE” EVENT
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Journey to Excellence
Replaces Good Turn for America District Executive Lauren Vlachos
(631) 924-7000, ext. 37; Email: email@example.com
You can now enter your service hours at www.scouting.org/awards/journey- District Commissioner Jack Petracca – (631) 271-5934
toexcellence. Scroll down the page to see the link on the right hand side. Users
of www.goodturnforamerica will be redirected to the Journey to Excellence
The new Journey to Excellence service hour website will replace the Good Boy Scouts of America,
Turn for America website, so there will never be duplication. The reports
available in the Good Turn for America site will also be available in the JTE Special Needs Scouting Division
service hour website. When you visit the website, look to the right hand side.
Units that have used the Good Turn for America website should click “return-
ing user” and they will see the same page they used to see at the Good Turn 24th Annual Golf Outing
for America site. They will use the same user name and password they have
always used. If the unit has never set up an account, then they will be a first Tuesday, August 9th
time user. All users are encouraged to create a user name and password that
can be passed onto the next Unit Service Coordinator/Volunteer such as if they
are Pack 2 – User name Pack 2, Password: (Maybe this is the name of your
SAVE THE DATE
meeting place). Units that have questions should check out: http://www.scout- The Suffolk County Council, Boy Scouts of America, Special Needs
ing.org/scoutsource/Awards/JourneyToExcellence/unit_tips.aspx for answers Scouting Division will hold its 24th Annual Golf Outing on Tuesday, August
to all their questions about reporting service hours and projects, and Eagle 9, 2011. The tournament will take place at the Hamlet Wind Watch Golf and
service hours and projects. Country Club, 1717 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY with a morning tee-
off filled with games and prizes, breakfast and refreshments on the course.
Following the tournament will be an awards luncheon and prize drawing at
How to Record Service Hours the Country Club.
First-time user: The Special Needs Scouting Division provides programs for more than 200
• You will need your unit ID (five to 11 digits) and your unit number
developmentally, physically, and emotionally disabled youth and adults of
(four digits, no letters). You can get this information by calling the
Suffolk County. The mission of the division is to provide opportunities for
service, 631-924-7000, ext. 37 or 26.
individuals with special needs to participate in the Scouting movement. The
• Go to the website at www.scouting.org/awards/journeytoexcellence.
division not only offers Scouts the opportunity to earn special achievements
Look for the “Service Project” area of the screen. Click on “Enter
and awards but also to enhance life skills, foster independence, and build self-
service hours here.” Choose “Click here to log in or create an
account.” Volunteers with a MyScouting account can also reach the
Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 9th. Your support in this
Journey to Excellence service hour website by clicking on the service
outing will enable us to continue to provide life-enriching Scouting programs
hours link on the left side of the screen in the “Unit Tools” section.
for more than 200 individuals with special needs. For more information or
• Select “Click Here” to register. Complete your information and create
to reserve our best package “Champion Sponsorship” which includes signage
a user name and password. The user name must be unique (you may
throughout the event, a 4some of golfers, and recognition in program all for
have to try again). Your e-mail address will be used only if you forget
$1250 please contact Lauren Vlachos at 924-7000 ext. 37 or LVLACHOS@
bsamail.org. Please join us as we celebrate our Scouts and enjoy a great day
• Enter your user name and password, then click “Login.” Select an
Summer Camp Opportunities
The Suffolk County Council is committed to provide quality outdoor completed before camp.
opportunities for all of its Scouts with its troop camping programs. If • Counselor in Training Program (June 30-July 23) – for Scouts at
your troop does not have summer camp plans, a Scout can attend: least 14 years old by July 1.
• Provisional Camp where adult leadership is provided and he has the
opportunity to particpate in all programs. Provisional camping also Cub Scouts also have many summer camp opportunities and they
allows Scouts to return for more than one week of camp during the include:
5 weeks offered this summer. • Baiting Hollow Day Camp – 9 one-week sessions
• Bridge Camp (August 1-7) is for Boy Scouts who have just bridged • Cub Adventure Day Camp – 7 one-week sessions
over from Webelos. Scouts are given the opportunity to work on • Resident Camp at Baiting Hollow – 5-day, 4-night program for Cub
Totin Chip, Fireman Chit, Baiting Hollow naturalist and participate Scouts and Webelos to sleep at camp.
in all of the other camp programs. • Cub Parent Weekend Camping – 5 action packed weekends
• Aquatics Camp (July 31-August 6) – Participants must pass the BSA
Swim test on the day of arrival. Scouts will go on an overnight canoe Family Camp is offered the three summer holiday weekends –
trip, enjoy sailing on the Long Island Sound and work towards BSA Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.
Boardsailing, Kayaking, Mile Swim and Lifeguard.
• Eagle Camp (August 14-19) Counselors will be available for all Call the council service center or go to the council website (sccbsa.org)
the Eagle required merit badges, but the Scout is responsible to plan or the Baiting Hollow Scout Camp website (baitinghollowscoutcamp.
early and see which merit badges have requirements that must be org) for information.
Navigator, May - July 2011 Page 5
DISTRICT LEADERSHIP CHANGES
Matinecock District The annual district committee elections, held on March 17th, brought with it a number
of changes to Matinecock District. New members-at-large added for 2011-2012 were
District Chairman James Montalto – (631) 754-2917;
Greg Aylmer, Ed DePinter, Tom Kehoe, Jim Montalto, Jeff Nieri and Mimi Puttre.
Jim Montalto was elected as the new District Chairman for Matinecock District. As a
District Commissioner John A. Davis – (631) 544-9336;
youth, he was a member of Troop 106 (Huntington) and has an Eagle Scout son out of
the same troop. Active for many years with the district’s GOOD DEED event commit-
Assistant Scout Executive John A. Nowak - (631) 924-7000, ext. 13; tee, Jim was the GOOD DEED Award recipient in 2006.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org John Rosenblatt, our district chairman for the past four years, remains a member of the
Paraprofessional Elaine Gray – (631) 924-7000 x27 Email: district committee and moves on to new challenges as Associate Lodge Advisor for the
email@example.com Shinnecock Lodge, Order of the Arrow. Under John’s leadership, Matinecock District
achieved Centennial Quality District recognition in 2010 as well as consistent member-
ship growth and surpassing district finance goals during his tenure.
THANK YOU to John Rosenblatt and WELCOME to Jim Montalto from the
Matinecock District Scouting family.
5 Commisisoner staff meeting FRIENDS OF SCOUTING
12 Leaders roundtable meeting At the time this article is being written, a Friends of Scouting presentation has been
12 Nissequogue Chapter Order of the Arrow meeting made to the parents and leaders of twenty-five Matinecock District units. With the
19 District Recognition Dinner result that over $21,000, or two-thirds of the district’s dollar portion of the goal has
20-22 Introduction to Outdoor Leaders Skills (IOLS) training been achieved. A further twenty-two presentations are scheduled which should see
26 District committee meeting that goal met.
27-30 Family Camp at Baiting Hollow Scout Camp But, the other part of our goal is to have every Matinecock pack and troop par-
28 Memorial Day Flag Placement ticipate in supporting the council. Only three packs, but eleven troops, have yet to
30 Memorial Day holiday - Service center closed schedule a presentation in support of Scouting in Suffolk County. Don’t be conspicu-
ous by being the last unit on that list!
CONGRATULATIONS to Cub Scout Packs 34, 66 and 403 and to Boy Scout
June Troops 3, 32 and 877. By meeting their goal (total FOS commitments equaling a $35
2 Commisisoner staff meeting
per family average) these units qualify to receive FREE rank advancement patches
4 Memorial Day Flag Retrival
for twelve months!
9 Leaders roundtable meeting
Who will be the next home run unit?
(location change to Elwood Middle School)
11 Cub Scout FUN DAY event
16 District committee meeting RECOGNITION DINNER
20 GOOD SCOUT Golf Tournament Did you miss the fun and fellowship at the council’s recent FELLOWSHIP
DINNER? Or were you there and are hankering for more?
Then plan now to attend the Matinecock District’s annual RECOGNITION
July DINNER! The event is Thursday, May 19th at J&R’s Steak House on Route 347, just
No scheduled meetings - have a great summer!
east of the Smithaven Mall. Reservation forms are available on the council website
4 Independence Day - Service center closed
(www.sccbsa.org), either on the the Matinecock District page or linked to the May19
4 Commisioner staff meeting
11 Leaders roundtable meeting & Program Launch CUB SCOUT CAMP OPPORTUNITIES
Matinecock District Cub Scouts have a great opportunity to participate in Cub Scout
Adventure Day Camps because four of the camp program weeks are held within the
district! A total of three fun-filled weeks at Centerport Beach, as well as a week at
Hoyt Farm in Commack, give our Cubs camping opportunities with minimal travel-
CONGRATULATIONS Want to know more? Contact Program Assistant Elaine Gray, (631-924-7000, ext.
SILVER BEAVER AWARD RECIPIENTS 27 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to request a visit to your pack by the parent of a Cub Scout
who can tell your parents first-hand what camp can offer.
As always, highlight of the council’s annual FELLOWSHIP DINNER, held at Villa
Lombardi’s on March 31st, was the presentation of the Silver Beaver Award. SCOUTING FOR FOOD
Even with some units yet to report, the Matinecock District has set a new Scouting
Marc Sherman, who current- for Food collection record!
ly serves as assistant district So far, forty-two Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Venturing crews, Sea Scout
commissioner for Venturing, ships and Explorer posts have reported 32,810 pounds of food collected in this year’s
and as committee chair- effort. Seventeen food pantries and other distribution organizations were the benefi-
man for Crew 872, receives ciaries of this success.
his certificate from Scout
Executive Dirk Smith as (l) IMPORTANT REMINDER! Units should report their Scouting for Food participa-
escort Phyllis Stein and (r) tion as a service project on the Journey to Excellence website. It counts toward your
wife, Arlene look on. unit award.
Former Pack 457 Cubmaster
Loring Miller was the recipi-
Recognized for her volunteer work in ent of the 2011 GOOD DEED
her “home area”, Matinecock District’s Award. Here Council President
Program Assistant Elaine Gray was Rudy Santoro, with Immediate
escorted forward by Michele Aleixo and Past District Chairman John
Bill Strong to receive the Silver Beaver Rosenblatt, assist Loring into
Award. “uniform” as part of the award
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a dinner and dessert cook off competition where every unit had to make a dish that
Sagtikos District included a, theretofore, unknown secret ingredient. The secret ingredient was three
kinds of jelly: grape, currant and apricot. Over 15 dishes were presented to our panel
District Chairman Gary Gravesandy - (631) 236-5333;
Email: email@example.com of judges, who rated them for taste, use of the ingredient, originality, scout prepara-
District Commissioner Gil Johnson - (631) 261-4400, x7774; tion, and plating. The results were close, with the difference between first place and
firstname.lastname@example.org third place being on 1.7 points. The winning dish, Dirty Brown Rice with Apricot
District Executive - Michal Dluginski - (631) 924-7000 ext. 31;(631) 905-9110 Glazed Chicken, was prepared by the Scouts of Troop 151. Those Scouts were Joseph
Email: email@example.com Driscoll, David Manarino, John D’Ambrosio, Daniel Davies, Michael Frick, Jacob
Here is their winning recipe.
2 bags Minute Rice
1 can peas
May 1 can kidney beans
3 District Committee Meeting – 351 Brook Avenue, Bay Shore 1 jar apricot jelly
10 Roundtable 1 package McCormick Tex-Mex Chili Mix
17 Commissioner Meeting 1 package pre-cooked grilled chicken
24 Order of the Arrow Chapter Meeting
Boil full pot water for rice, cook rice 2 minutes. Boil peas and kidney beans in
separate pots, then strain and add to rice with 1/2 package of chili mix. Simmer
June apricot jelly until hot and add chicken, simmer until heated through, pour chicken
7 District Committee Meeting – 351 Brook Avenue, Bay Shore onto rice. Add a pinch of chili mix over chicken and serve.
21 Commissioner Meeting
28 Order of the Arrow Chapter Meeting FALL CAMPOREE
It’s never too soon to prepare for the next big event. That event will be this Fall
on October 14-16, 2011 at Camp Pouch on Staten Island, in the Greater New York
City Council. The theme is Survivor, and will involve using old school Scouting
CHANGES IN THE DISTRICT COMMITTEE techniques from 40 to 50 years ago, as presented in handbooks from the 60s and
70s. Details have been presented at monthly roundtables, and a save the date ﬂyer
This year, we have elected a new slate of district leaders. Beginning on April 1,
2011, our new District Chairman is Gary X. Gravesandy, Sr. Gary has been the charter is available. We hope you’ll be there. This event will include events for Webelos as
organization representative for Troop 25 and Crew 25, and frequently active at district well as Boy Scouts.
committee meetings. He brings with him his skills and trainings from the Marines
and the Department of Veteran Affairs. Also in new positions are: Christopher Alley, A MESSAGE FROM THE DISTRICT
District Vice Chairman for Program; Roy Ferarra, District Vice Chairman; and Karl
Fritch, District Vice Chairman. Chris Alley is already filling committee chairs in our CHAIRMAN
program areas, such as activities and camping. Your participation in these areas makes As Chair of the Sagtikos District, BSA, I am grateful for this opportunity to thank
the difference. We have an active membership chairman, George Podlaha. And now every volunteer within our district for the hard work you are doing for our boys and
we have both a finance chairperson and a Friends of Scouting chairperson. They will girls in scouting. The district executive and I are very excited about the energy,
be getting to work in the near future to ensure the financial success of the district. enthusiasm, and dedication you bring to your roles as Scouting volunteers. It has been
The new district commissioner has been named, and at press time, is pending council our good fortune to have the best team of adults to head up the units in our district. I
approval. am pleased to announce, our Sagtikos District has been named a Quality District for
the 2010 Scouting year. This accomplishment requires an incredible effort on the part
of every aspect of the Sagtikos District: our Scout units, the commissioner staff, and
2011 FRIENDS OF SCOUTING CAMPAIGN the district committee. Our district leadership is to be commended for an outstanding
We still have many packs and troops that have not set a date for a Friends of Scouting job in earning this award and congratulations to everyone in the district for your part
presentation. Our district goal of raising $21,000 is very close to being reached. And in receiving the 2010 Quality District Award.
many of the units that have had their presentations, have reached their unit goals and
are already eligible for free rank patches at the Scout Shop. If you are a unit leader and Gary X. Gravesandy Sr.
do not have a presentation date chosen, please contact us. Sagtikos District Chairman.
ALL LEADERS NEED YOUTH PROTECTION
A number of our packs, troops and crews have not been able to recharter because
of vital leaders missing the Youth Protection Training. This training is free, and it is
online. Go to myscouting.org, and register using a personal email and enter your
ID number if you have it. Take the Youth Protection training course, print out the
certificate and make sure the council service center gets a copy. We’ll help you to find
out if you do not have the training.
SAGTIKOS DISTRICT AWARD OF MERIT
On April 15, 2011, the Sagtikos District inducted three more quality volunteers
into the District Award of Merit recipient circle. Those leaders were Jim Davolio,
Maureen Gruenewald and Randy Ziegler. The fellowship and recognition dinner was
held at Capt. Bill’s in Bay Shore. We had more than 70 in attendance. Also recognized
for their service were Karl Fritch, for his three years as district chairman; Michael
Ludwig for his year of service as district commissioner; Maureen Gruenewald for her
service as district nominating committee chairperson; and Bill Raab for his service
as district advancement committee chairman. A special recognition was presented to
Michael Kilbourne for many years of service to Scouting as a Scout leader, district
commissioner and unit commissioner. A new recognition, The Art Brace Distinctive
Commissioner Recognition, was given this year for the first time to Thomas J. Smith,
Assistant District Commissioner.
THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE OF
SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL, BSA
SAGTIKOS SPRING CAMPOREE
We hope you attended the Spring Camperee… our Cook-a-ree. Scouting skills
and demonstrations were held during the morning, and the afternoon culminated with
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Nearly 300 Scouters, spouses and friends gathered at Villa Lombardi’s on
March 31st for the council’s 2011 Fellowship dinner. Plenty of good friends,
good food and the chance to recognize a number of Scouting accomplish-
ments marked the evening.
Bill Raab presents
the Dave Brady
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The team that made it all possible: (l-r NESA Chapter Presid
) Barbara Rosenblatt
(Matinecock), Jane Cunneen (Sagtikos)
, Julie Hardick (Council
chair) and Mary Bishop (Trailblazer).
Not pictured is Ken
Tinsley (Benjamin Tallmadge).
tation of the Silver Beaver Trailblazer District accounted for fully one-third of
Highlight of the evening was the presen ner attendance. District Chairman Lou Scotti, rece
ipients Geraldine Alfano,
Award. Pictured (l-r) are 2100 award rec coveted Attendance Award trophy from Matinecock
Gray, Nina Kelly, and Aron
Marc Sherman, Martin Minogue, Elaine Chairman Jim Montalto.
Podell. Not pictured is 2011 recipient Ant
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of Ronkonkoma, who earned the award.
Trailblazer District Leadership and service are two of the highest tenets that we teach in the Scouting
program. Providing role models who “walk the walk” gives us the credibility to
District Chairman Louis Scotti – (631) 979-0060; “talk the talk” with our youth. Seeing our youth members qualify for these awards
Email; firstname.lastname@example.org certainly reinforces that we are on the right track and renews our commitment to this
District Commissioner Kevin Quinn – (631) 286-4571; tremendous program.
Email: email@example.com Our district was also recognized for its support of the event. After a one-year hiatus,
District Executive - Kim Taylor (631) 924-7000 x16; we once again claimed the coveted Attendance Cup!!
ANNUAL DISTRICT ELECTIONS
- In March, the Trailblazer District had its Annual Meeting.
MALL SHOW The Trailblazer District Committee for 2011-2012:
Trailblazer District’s Annual Mall Show was a success. The day started off with a District Chairman Dr. Louis Scotti
parade of boys around the Sun-Vet Mall. Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts from around the District Commissioner Kevin Quinn
district had an opportunity display for the people of the Sun-Vet Mall “What Scouting Membership - Gary Caruthers
is All About”. Units had crafts, activities, games and demonstrations from Scouting Venturing - Mike Keller
Around the World. Adults as well as the boys were interested in the large Scout Finance - Pat Mauro
memorabilia display and the Scouter’s Reserve was on hand with patches and pins. FOS - Patti Simon/Ellen Gherardi
We were joined by the Sheriff’s Department, Southold Indian Museum and New York Popcorn - Pat Tariol
Life. Units from throughout the district sent their top pinewood derby winners from Program - Kevin Tagg
each rank to race in the District Pinewood Derby Run-off! Fun was had by all….. Vice Chair/ Boy Scout Activities - Steve Kesner
See you next March! Cub Scout Activities - Mary Bishop
Webelos-to-Scout Transition - Mikel King
BIKE RODEO Order of the Arrow - Bill Fontaine
Advancement - Pete Scavo
It's finally here, time to dust off those bicycles and start riding….But wait! Where’s
your helmet? Can’t find it? Need a new one? Come to the Bike Rodeo! All scouts Training - Georgina Riley
that attend the Bike Rodeo co-sponsored by Boy Scouts and the Town of Brookhaven Boy Scout Training - Martin Minouge
receive a FREE helmet. Come join us at the Bike Rodeo on Saturday, April 30th Cub Scout Training - Robin Sconzo
or Saturday, June 18th at the Holtsville Ecology Site and have an opportunity to go Venture Training - Bob Koch
through Brookhaven’s Safety City, ride through the Sheriff’s Department obstacle Roundtable - Marge Wachlin
course and get your photo id from New York Life Insurance. Be sure to pre-register Boy Scout Roundtable - Ed Quick
to get your 2011 Bicycle Rodeo Patch. Cub Scout Roundtable - Michele Alexio/ Mary Scotti
Registration information available on the council website(sccbsa.org), or if you Scouters Reserve - Marge Wachlin
have any questions email Mary Bishop at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dates for July and
August TBA. Hope to see you there….. I would like to thank Lou Vlismas for his service as advancement chairman. Lou
did an excellent job of keeping our advancement on track. As many know, Ryan
Bieler, our district executive for the past 7 years, accepted a position in a council in
TRAINING Indiana. We wish him well in all that he does.
The Trailblazer District Cub Scout Training Staff would like to thank all of the I would also like to extend a warm Trailblazer welcome to our new District
leaders and who attended training this past year. In all, 73 people attended Cub Scout Executive, Kim Taylor!!! I have had the pleasure of working with Kim for the past
Position Specific training, 6 attended Webelos Outdoor Leader Skills, and 30 attended several years as she coordinated the career speakers program. I look forward to her
BALOO training. bringing her energy and enthusiasm to our district!
Remember, if you are changing your leadership position you need to fill out a new
registration form and be trained in that position, as well as having current Youth
Protection training, This is Scouting and Fast Start. CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Our goal is to have 100% of our leaders trained. Help us attain this goal by com- May 7-8 Webelos Woods, Baiting Hollow Scout Camp
ing to the in- person training sessions where you get information, your questions May 14 Newsday Field of Wheels
answered, and the benefit of sharing ideas and personal experience with other leaders May 18 Roundtable, Saxton Middle School
and our highly qualified training staff. If that is not possible you can complete the on- May 21 Tiger Fun Day, Holtville Ecology Center
line training. Hope to see you at training next September. June 15 Roundtable, Saxton Middle School
I would also like to thank all of the Trailblazer training staff for their time and June 18, July 16, August 20 Bike Rodeo, Holtsville Ecology Center
dedication to making our training program the BEST it can be. September 23-25 Trailblazer Fall Camporee, Navy Road,
November Merit Badge Midway
GOOD DEED AWARD
Trailblazer hosted a successful Twenty-eighth Annual Good Deed Award fundraiser
on April 14th at the Bellport Country Club. Noted businessman and active Rotarian,
Gary Zanazzi was recognized for his contributions to Scouting over the years. Gary is
better known as the President of Swezey Fuel Oil Corporation located in Patchogue.
Thanks go to Gary and his committee for this very successful event.
TO ALL THE HONOREES!!
Trailblazer District would like to congratulate its honorees recognized at the
Council Fellowship Dinner at Villa Lombardi’s.
Martin Minogue was awarded the Silver Beaver, for his outstanding service to
youth and his community, both in and out of Scouting. Martin is currently the Boy
Scout training chairman for our district.
We also had three individuals receive the Venturing Leadership Award. This
award is presented by the council to both youth and adult leaders who have made
exceptional contributions to Venturing and who exemplify the Venturing Code and
Venturing Oath. Two youth members received this award: Nicole White and Dean
Nicolai, both with Crew 777, chartered by the Macarthur Business Alliance. We also
Pictured (l-r): Council President Rudy Santoro, Gary Zanazzi and Scout Executive
had an adult advisor, Michael Keller from Crew 272, chartered to St. Joseph’s Parish
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SPRING CAMPOREE – 2011
Benjamin Tallmadge District Our Spring Camporee was held over April 15-16-17 at the Baiting Hollow Scout
District Chairman Pat Kelly – (631) 821-9087; Camp. The theme of the camporee, “TEAMWORK”, was demonstrated by the more
Email: email@example.com than 300 participants in constructing a square bridge measuring roughly 24 feet by
District Commissioner Gerri Alfano – (631) 382-2414; 24 feet.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Despite the cool and windy conditions, each troop built an 8-foot section of the
bridge, which were then assembled to form the huge square. The project took five
District Director James Grimaldi – (631) 924-7000 x21;
hours to complete; but, when it was done, it was strong enough to support everyone’s
weight! The Scouts used only all-natural materials such as cut logs and bamboo poles
which were held together by lashings made of rope. They all did an amazing job!
Other activity stations included climbing the cargo net, the 2-Man saw and a tug-
Great Boy Scout and Cub Scout Events of-war. First-time campers, Venture Crew 244, joined the troops for the weekend
and worked on earning their Totin’ Chip cards. When rain moved in late in the day,
Planned for 2011–2012 the activity shifted to the dining hall where Mass was conducted celebrating Palm
In the Benjamin Tallmadge District Everyone enjoyed the challenging weekend and are looking to forward to hiking
the Benjamin Tallmadge Trail in the Fall.
We are planning some exciting activities for the coming year. In the fall, the Boy
Scouts will hike the Benjamin Tallmadge Trail over the weekend of October 15-16.
The 21-mile trail extends from Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai to the Manor St. George
in Mastic. We will camp at Cathedral Pines overnight and are looking forward to
being entertained by the 2nd Regiment of the Light Dragoons, which was once led by
Benjamin Tallmadge himself!
At the end of October we will have Baiting Halloween to look forward to. We
already have fun booths planned for the festivities!
The Webelos and troops will be having Webelos Woods on November 5-6 at the
Baiting Hollow Scout Camp. We are looking forward to another exciting weekend
with the Webelos. There are more than 18 activities planned, both for fun and learn-
ing great skills.
In January, the Winter Camporee will also take place at BHSC and in the spring, we
are going to have a joint Boy Scout/Cub Scout event at Cathedral Pines County Park
on April 28-29, 2012. The Webelos will be able to sleep overnight. Meanwhile, the
Cubs for Cubs event will be running at the same time as the Spring Camporee for
the troops. This year, we are also are planning a winter activity for the Cubs.
All information will be posted on the websites – btdistrict.org or sccbsa.com.
Looking forward to seeing you all at these great events! Any questions – kathy-
email@example.com or 698-6040.
2011 Wood Badge
Scouting For Food 2011
There has been in overwhelming response to the 2011 Wood Badge Course. As
of April 9th, there were already 62 people signed up for the course. Course Director
Bob Koch has received permission from the Northeast Region to increase the typical
48 participant limit to 56. This leaves a waiting list, and this shouldn’t discourage
anyone from signing up since we usually have a number of dropouts due work and
N7-404-11-1 will be held at Baiting Hollow Scout Camp during the weekends
of Friday, September 9th to Sunday September 11th and Saturday October 1st to
October 3rd, 2011.
The Wood Badge staff has been selected and started their development phase.
As in past years, participants can expect a staff of extremely dedicated Scouters
who bring the highest level of enthusiastic scouting spirit to the course. They will
generously share their experiences with every participant and offer themselves as a
resource during the course…and years after. They will set the example for how the
scouting program was meant to be run.
Once again the Cubs, Scouts and Venturers of the Benjamin Tallmadge District
joined forces to participate in the annual Scouting for Food service project and col- Carl Gullans/Bill Somerville Wood Badge Scholarship Over the past couple
lected and distributed nearly TEN TONS OF FOOD to the dwindling and empty years, we lost a pair of tremendous Scouters and past Wood Badge Scoutmasters.
pantries throughout the district. Carl Gullans (of Theodore Roosevelt Council and NE-II-121) and Bill Somerville
Well over one hundred volunteers from the various packs, troops and Venture units (Suffolk County Council and NE-II-135) provided training to many Scouters and
were on hand on Saturday morning, March 19th at the Coram Fire House to collect, in making an impact on them, it translated to hundreds of Scouts that these leaders
sort and pack the food that had been gathered by the local units. A number of parents influenced. To honor these past course directors, we have initiated a scholarship in
commented on how all of the children, ranging from seven year old Tigers to high their names with the purpose of providing financial support to Scouters who need
school seniors, worked so well together to make this a very rewarding service project assistance to take the course. If you are Wood Badge trained, then you know the
for the community. benefits that comes from completing the course. Any financial contribution that you
All of the pantries expressed their thanks and appreciation to the Scouts for their can provide would be appreciated. For additional details, please check the council
time and effort and thanked Gerri Alfano, Donna Dunn, Kathy Westrich and Kathy website. Past Wood Badge Scoutmasters, Ralph Ascoli and Vinnie Giacalone will be
Eyerman and all of the committee members and adult volunteers that made it an facilitating the program.
especially successful campaign this year. A special THANKS is also extended to the
Coram Fire Department for hosting this event at their fire house.
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Leadership Training for Boy Scouts Definition of “Active”
(As found on page 21 of the 2010 Boy Scout Requirements Book.)
and Venturing Crew Members
A Scout will be considered “active” in his unit if he is:
Following the success of the recent NYLT course from this Spring a second 1. Registered in his unit (registration fees are current).
course has been added to the schedule – August 21 to 26, 2011 at Baiting 2. Not dismissed from his unit for disciplinary reasons.
Hollow Scout Camp. This is a great opportunity to learn leadership skills that 3. Engaged by his unit leadership on a regular basis (informed of unit
you can bring back to your unit. activities through Scoutmaster conference or personal contact, etc.).
4. In communication with the unit leader on a quarterly basis.
What is National Youth Leadership Training? (Units may not create their own definition of active; this is a National
National Youth Leadership Training is an outdoor experience for youth lead- standard.)
ers in support of the adult unit leader’s responsibility for the training of youth
leaders. The Suffolk County Council, using a nationally approved outline
under the leadership of quality volunteers, conducts the training. The training
takes place August 21 - 26, 2011 at Baiting Hollow Scout Camp.
New this year, Venturing Scouts, both male and female, are eligible to take
Who is qualified to attend?
The course is open to Boy Scouts, 13 to 17 years of age, and Venturers,
both male and female, 14 to 18 years of age. To be eligible for this course
Boy Scouts must have attained the rank of First Class, and be 13 years of age
by the start of the course. His troop Scoutmaster must approve the Scout’s Eagle Scouts of all ages are called to join together for an afternoon and
application. Venturers should have completed either crew officer training or evening of fellowship and information about Scouting’s future. This event
Venturing Leadership Skills Course. Your crew advisor must approve the will include:
Camp Tour | Baiting Hollow is the Heart of Scouting in Suffolk County,
where thousands of Scouts have made countless memories. The camp has
had major upgrades and looks great. Take a tour with the camp staff.
Registration forms are available at the council service center, and on the
Skills Challenge | Can you still tie a bowline, recall the history of the
council website – www.sccbsa.org. Please fill out the registration form and Scouting Movement, perform basic first aid, make a tripod? Just for fun
mail it to the Suffolk County Council with a deposit check of $45.00. The total we will see how well we are holding up with our basic Scouting skills.
course fee is $210.00. Additional information will be mailed directly to the Scouting Midway | Are you interested in opportunities to get back
participant in mid July. Deposits and full payments are transferable but not involved in Scouting? Representatives from all parts of the council will
refundable. The fee includes 2 T-shirts, hat, training materials, meals, loads of be sharing information about opportunities to help Scouting serve today’s
challenges and lots of fun. Space is limited to the first 48 applicants. youth. Learn about commissioner service, NESA, Heritage Society,
Venturing, council events, merit badge counselor, assistants to units, and
What are the course objectives? the Alumni Connection program.
• The confidence and knowledge to run the unit program
• A working knowledge of the skills needed for leadership and help the
participants relate these skills in their unit responsibility.
• The opportunity to share ideas and experiences with Scouts and
Venturers from other units.
• An atmosphere where Scouts and Venturers can experience Scouting
• Today’s Scouting Program and our new image:
at its best.
• To enhance the relationship between Scout and Venturer and adult unit • Video Presentation – Scouting’s new Adventure Base The
leaders. Summit - “Philmont of the East”
• To have fun! • Suffolk County Council, a quality council – Presentation on how
our council has become one of the best in the region and is ready
Course method to engage more youth.
The patrol method is used extensively throughout the training. Teams are
Dinner | Baiting Hollow’s dining hall is renovated and the food is not
on their own to set up campsites, cook meals and carry out other activities
what you remember, a special meal is planned but the spirit will bring you
without direct adult supervision. Team leadership changes daily to give all back! Dinner is on us because we want you to know what great things are
participants a chance to be a team leader or an assistant. Although this pro- happening in Suffolk Scouting.
vides hands-on opportunities for each participant to grow in leadership, it Camp Fire and Show | Join us for the evening show, your favorite skits
also requires that each participant be mature enough to handle the inde- and songs, get your buddies together and perform if you like.
pendence given him or her. Experience has shown that younger Scouts Special Guests - Contact your Scoutmaster and invite him down as your
often lack the physical and emotional maturity to benefit fully from this “Special Guest” or reach out to other Eagles from your troop and make
outdoor program. it a reunion!!
Save the Date and Look for Registration Information on the
Other questions? Council Website in May
For more information on the program please contact: (All information except date and location is preliminar
Suffolk County Council - 631-924-7000 and subject to change)
Course Director – Ken Tinsley - 631-476-1698 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrick Kelly – 631-821-9087 or e-mail email@example.com
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Exploring Division 2012 NATIONAL FIRE AND EMERGENCY
Senior District Executive Lauren Vlachos SERVICES EXPLORING CONFERENCE
(631) 924-7000, ext. 37; Fax (631) 924-7145 BACKGROUND: The National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference is conduct-
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ed every other year and is attended by thousands of Law Enforcement Explorers and
adult leaders. This year, we are inviting Fire and Emergency Services Explorers to join
in on the fun. We will come together for a week of team and individual competitions,
seminars, demonstrations, exhibits, recreation and fun.
DATES: July 16-21, 2012
RECRUITMENT – Has your post had members go away to college, move on into
LOCATION: Colorado State University – Fort Collins, Colorado
the department, or just drop out – Then It is Time to Recruit! There are posters, fli-
ers, handouts, and other resources available to assist with recruiting youth members.
COST: The conference fee is $475 per Explorer or adult this includes meals and hous-
Consider having an open house or advertising on the department message board, in the
ing, plus a non-refundable Post registration fee of $100.
local schools, through employees, and current youth members. Submit a local press
release about an event your post has participated in and include information about
CONFERENCE PROGRAM: All Fire and Emergency Services Exploring activities
how to join the post. If you need help with recruitment or would like some supplies
will take place at a local Fire Training Center. The Explorers will be housed on the
please contact Lauren.
Colorado State University campus in the dormitories and transported to the training
center. In addition, the Explorers will be invited to the dynamic opening and closing
Training for Adult Leaders shows, entertainment night, rally demonstration, and the nightly jump club dances.
Youth Protection Training More information will be provided in the very near future.
Youth Protection Training is required every 2 years for all adult leaders. Therefore,
if it has been 2 years since you completed the course you must retake it. Please REGISTRATION: All Fire and Emergency Explorer Posts registered with Learning
encourage all adult advisors to take “Youth Protection Training” online at mypar- for Life are eligible to attend the conference. The 2012 National Fire and Emergency
ticipation.org. If you are new to the site, click “new to myparticipation” and follow Exploring Conference Guidebook will be available in the summer of 2011. The con-
the directions. We are the Suffolk County Council - 404. Everyone’s id number is ference is usually a “sell-out” event and registration is on a first come, first served
on the post roster under their names. Once you are in the account you will click on basis. Please be on the lookout and visit our web site in June.
“E-Learning” and take the Youth Protection course. Please print the certificate at the
end of the course and fax a copy to the service center (924-7145) attention: Lauren
Vlachos. Be aware that youth protection training must be up to date in order to take
the youth on any trips or activities. 2012 NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT
Activities for Explorers
Climb with Us BACKGROUND: The National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference is
This spring, Baiting Hollow Scout Camp will be offering climbing programs on conducted every other year and is attended by thousands of Law Enforcement
select weekends. The program will be conducted on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to Explorers and adult leaders. They come together for a week of team and individual
4:00 p.m. Cost will be $10 per person. Each participant is responsible for providing competitions, seminars, demonstrations, exhibits, recreation and fun.
a copy of a BSA Health & Medical form (parts A & C), which will be kept on record
at camp. Each participant must also provide their own lunch. DATES: July 16-21, 2012
The climbing program will be offered on the following Saturdays (weather permit-
ting) - May.7; May 21; June 18; June 25.
Registration will be limited to 30 participants per day. Fees must be paid at least LOCATION: Colorado State University – Fort Collins. Colorado
one week in advance to guarantee your spot. In the event of inclement weather or
too cold temperatures, units will be rescheduled into another weekend with no loss of COST: The conference fee is $475 per Explorer or adult, plus a non-refundable Post
fees. No Refunds! registration fee of $100.
2011 L.I. DUCKS CONFERENCE PROGRAM:
Games – May 26, June 28, July 21, July 28, August 24, 2011. Tickets are $11 each.
The unit with the most ticket sales will be the Color Guard for that evening’s game. • Team competition events: Arrest and Search, Bomb Threat Response,
Please visit the council website www.sccbsa.org for the order form or elsewhere in Crime Scene Search, Crime Prevention, Domestic Crisis Intervention,
this issue. Judgement Pistol Shooting (Shoot, Don’t Shoot), Crisis Negotiation
(formerly known as Hostage Negotiation), Burglary in Progress, Traffic
Accident Investigation, Traffic Stop, White Collar Crime, Emergency Field
Activities for Fire Service Explorers First Aid and Drill Team.
Exploring Weekends at Montour Falls July 15 – 17 /July 29 – July 31, 2011
• $80 per person plus a $25.00 Post fee. Cost includes conference, lodging, • Individual competition events: Police Physical Performance Test, Air
food, and T-shirt. Contact David Martinocchio at 607-535-7136 ext. 606 for Pistol Competition, Pistol (9mm) Competition, Sample Police Written
more information. Examination, Bike Policing Competition and Non-Emergency Vehicle
Operations Course (NEVO).
Phoenix Firecamp for Young Women July 17 - 22, 2011
• Phoenix Firecamp is a camp for young women 14 – 19 years of age, who are • Seminars: Explosives Investigations, Combating Terrorism in America,
interested in the fire service. Applicants need no prior fire service experience Executive Protection, Leadership Development, Fugitive Investigations,
to participate. The 2010 Firecamp was a great success! Join us this year, July Gang Recognition and Identification, Hate Crimes & Terrorism on the
17 - 22. New 2011 applications are now available at the website www.fsw- Internet, Narcotics Trafficking and Interdiction, Protecting our National
nys.org. This is a FREE camp for young ladies. Borders, Protect Yourself: Self-Defense, Psychological Profiling,
• Surveillance Methods and Technology, Advisor Workshop, and other
Fire & EMS Gatherings – Thank you to the Bohemia Fire Department and Explorer presentations.
Post 1832 for hosting the April 2011 gathering. If your department is interested in
hosting a gathering in October 2011, January 2012, March 2012, or May 2012 please • Conference Features: Dynamic opening and closing shows, exciting
contact Lauren Vlachos. I would like to have a gathering quarterly to provide support entertainment night, Career Fair, Exploring U.S.A., Rally Demonstration,
and information to all Posts. nightly Jump Club dance, election of National Youth Representatives and
retail Cop Shop.
Engineering Exploring @ Motorola in Holtsville
The purpose of Engineering Exploring is to provide youth the opportunity to look REGISTRATION: All Law Enforcement Explorer Posts registered with Learning
into the world of engineering as a career choice and to participate in engineering activ- for Life are eligible to attend the conference. The 2012 National Law Enforcement
ities focusing on training, skill development, and service projects. If you are interested Exploring Conference Guidebook will be available in the summer of 2011. The
in joining this Explorer Post please contact Lauren Vlachos at 924-7000 ext. 37. conference is usually a “sell-out” event and registration is on a first come, first served
basis. Please be on the lookout and visit our web site in June 2011.
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A Scout is Reverent. A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties.
He respects the beliefs of others.
CATHOLIC COMMITTEE SUFFOLK
Diocesan Vice Chair Suffolk Council Mary Bishop 631-697-6249
Catholic Committee on Scouting Matinecock District
Benjamin Tallmadge District
Teresa da Luz
Diocese of Rockville Centre Sagtikos District
Suffolk Council Catholic Committee Website:
VIRTUS PROGRAM http://www.ccos-drvc.org (Sylvia Murdolo, Webmaster)
The Virtus Program, “Protecting God’s Children”, is provided by the Diocese of Rockville Centre To National Catholic Committee on Scouting Website:
register for one of the scheduled sessions, call the Catholic Scouting Office. Once you have attended http://www.nccs-bsa.org/index.php
the Virtus training session, you need not attend another as your attendance covers all parish ministries
in which you serve.
Jewish Committee on Scouting
SUNDAY MASS OBLIGATION
Father Gerard Gentleman, Diocesan Scouting Chaplain, has asked that Catholic Scouts, leaders and This has been a very exciting and busy winter for the Suffolk County Jewish Committee on
parents be reminded that attendance at Sunday Mass is a vital part of their faith life. Plans should be Scouting (SCJCOS). Starting in January and ending in April we had 17 temples in Suffolk
made to attend Sunday Mass during or after any camping trip or Scouting activity. Participation in a participate in our Scout Sabbath services, at which Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Explorers,
Scouting activity does NOT excuse a Scout, parent or leader from this obligation. Venturers and Scouters participated in Friday services, see various religious awards presented,
and received a patch and certificate for their participation.
RELIGIOUS EMBLEMS – SCOUTS with DISABILITIES On February 27th, there were 72 Scouts, Scouters and family members in attendance at the
All Scouts are encouraged to participate in the Religious Emblem programs of the Catholic Committee. annual SCJCOS Awards and Recognition Breakfast, hosted by Temple Beth Chai of Hauppauge.
Learning about God and self is the prime purpose of these programs. In a case where a youth finds it Assisted by national JCOS Chair A.J. Kreimer, Eagle Scout Michael Stern of Troop 229
difficult to complete certain requirements, alternate methods and requirements are available. Please call (Selden) gave the invocation and opening prayer and a welcome was made by SCJCOS Chair
the Catholic Scouting Office for information. Bruce Streger and breakfast Chair Marc Andrew Kramer. The SCJCOS Life Award recipient
for “service above and beyond to the local Jewish Scouting community and to the JCOS” was
awarded to Bruce Streger for his 18 years of devoted leadership to the SCJCOS.
SPECIAL LETTER for EAGLE SCOUTS Presentations of medals and certificates were made by Chairman Bruce Streger and religious
The Most Rev. William F. Murphy, Bishop of Rockville Centre, is pleased to send a letter of congratu- emblem coordinators Jan Rose, Fred Cohen, Marc Andrew Kramer and Cheryl Slatsky to those
lations to all Catholic Scouts upon their reception of Eagle Scout Rank. The Catholic Committee also Scouts who had recently earned their recognitions. The Maccabee Emblem was presented to
presents a certificate and special patch to Eagle recipients. The Court of Honor chairs should send a Cub Scout David Adler of Pack 57 (Nesconset). The Aleph Emblem was presented to Cub
letter to the Catholic Scouting Office indicating the Scout’s name, unit number, presentation date, loca- Scout Jack Puttre of Pack 238 (East Northport) and Webelos Elliott Kalmus of Pack 104 (West
tion and parish of the recipient. Requests should be sent at least four weeks in advance. Babylon). The Ner Tamid Emblem was presented to Michael Schnall of Troop 221 (Manorville).
The fifth recipient of the Etz Chaim Award in Suffolk County was Eagle Scout David Schnall
VENTURE CREW OPENINGS of Troop 221 (Manorville).
Venture Crew 333, sponsored by the Diocese of Rockville Centre, is seeking new male and female Adult volunteer Scouters are honored with the Shofar Award, a National Jewish Committee
members (aged 14 to 20). Crew 333 assists the Catholic Committee in its work at retreats, Cub Scout on Scouting recognition on the local level, for significant service to Jewish Scouting and the
Fun and Faith Days, important Diocesan functions and the annual Boy Scout Convocation. Time is Jewish community. The Shofar Award recipient for 2011 was Port Jefferson Stations’ Barry
found for a number of fun activities as well. Those interested in joining should contact the Catholic Kopeloff, unit commissioner in Benjamin Tallmadge District and vice chair of the SCJCOS.
Scouting Office. Unveiled by SCJCOS Breakfast Chair Marc Kramer was the Ralph Jackson Memorial Award
for Service of the Heart. Ralph Jackson, a 21-year old Scouter who passed away in November
INTERNATIONAL CATHOLIC AWARENESS 2010, was a beloved member within the Scouting community, civic associations, youth law
This activity is being offered by The International Catholic Conference of Scouting (ICCS) in rec- enforcement and emergency/rescue services, as well as the community as a whole. The award is
ognition of demonstrated awareness of Scouting in the Catholic Church throughout the world. This given to those who have tirelessly given from their hearts to help others. This award was given
activity contributes to the complete education of young people through Scouting from the perspective to Fred Cohen, Andy Calev, Fran Simowitz, Ken Spiegel, Elliot Klugman and Jan Rose.
of the Catholic faith. It develops and enhances the spiritual dimension of Scouting in the World Scout More than 80 Scouters from all over the Northeast descended upon the East Brunswick
Movement. The activity pin, patch or medallion may be earned by any youth or adult, male or female, Jewish Center in New Jersey for the 24th Annual Northeast Regional Jewish Committee on
Catholic or not, who wishes to participate in this activity. For details go to the National Catholic Scouting Conference on April 3rd. There were classes, seminars, fellowship, great food and
Committee on Scouting Website: an awards presentation. The SCJCOS had the highest representation at the Conference with
7 Scouters attending. One of the awardees was Marc Kramer who received the Bronze Chai
Award for outstanding service to Jewish Scouting.
Our final big event of the Scouting year will be the Jewish Conclave, to be held at Baiting
SUMMER FUN for CUB SCOUTS Hollow Scout Camp May 20-22 (Friday PM to Sunday AM). Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts,
Completing a religious emblem can be a great summer Cub Scout activity. Plan now to have your Cub Explorers, Venturers and Girl Scouts will need parents or guardians to stay over with them as per
Scout spend some of those slow summer days learning about God and family. Emblem work can be Scout regulations. This is a very popular event, with a merit badge mid-way (over 100 badges
completed in a relaxed atmosphere without the pressure of school and homework. Activity books are were earned last year), delicious food, arts and crafts, rock wall climbing, and use of all of the
available at the local Scout Shop or the Catholic Scouting Office. These emblems may be earned at camp facilities. There is a beautiful patch for all attendees, and religious awards counselors for
any time during the year. Summer is a very good time to complete them. The LIGHT OF CHRIST is Jewish, Catholic and Lutheran faiths are available. Hope to see you there!
available for all Catholic Tiger or Wolf Cubs. All requirements must be completed prior to September
1 of the year the Scout enters third grade. The PARVULI DEI (Children of God) is available to all
Catholic Cub and Webelos Scouts in third grade and above. Requirements must be completed prior to
entry into Boy Scouts. Lutheran Committee on Scouting
VESPER SERVICES at BAITING HOLLOW SUMMER CAMP The Suffolk County Lutheran Committee on Scouting is pleased to announce that
For those Scouts and Scouters attending summer camp at Baiting Hollow Scout Camp, be advised that James Ebersole has been selected as a Protestant chaplain for Baiting Hollow Scout
the Catholic Committee will once again conduct Vesper Services on Friday evening. Deacons from Camp this summer of 2011.
surrounding parishes will conduct the service and all are invited. Services will be at the Koch Memorial James Ebersole is an Eagle Scout from San Antonio, Texas. He is a student at
Catholic Chapel on the trail to the Dining Hall. See the camp time schedule for the start time. (A Scout Concordia College, Bronxville NY. James is also a cross-country runner for the
Vespers Service is NOT a substitute for Sunday Mass.) college and hopes to have a mile-fun-run each week at camp. James will be part
of each Friday evening’ s church service assisting various Lutheran pastors from
CONTACT INFORMATION Suffolk County.
For details on any Catholic Scouting event or program, contact a member of the Catholic Committee We welcome James Ebersole.
or call the Austin Cannon, Catholic Scouting Office at 516-678-5800, ext. 245, or email scouting@
drvc.org, or write Catholic Scouting Office, Attn.: Austin Cannon, PO Box 9023, Rockville Centre, Thanks,
NY 11571-9023. Lou Sandhop
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Our “Journey to Excellence” has
begun. In fact, we are a third of the
way through BSA’s new quality unit,
district, and council initiatives. All
commissioners should be working
with their units to ensure understand-
ing of the Journey as well as helping
units to achieve their goals.
It is finally starting to feel like
spring, which for Scouting means
spring recruitment and planning
summer time activities and camping.
It is also an important time to com-
plete Friends of Scouting presenta-
Dot Young - Council Commissioner tions. Commissioners, please help
your units with planning for all of
Suffolk County Council, BSA
these important items.
Congratulations to our newest
unit commissioners: Anthony Weaver from Sagtikos District, John Kristian
Burnell from Trailblazer District, Bob Koertge and Rick Klages from Benjamin
Tallmadge District. At the April 2nd Basic Commissioner training, six commis-
sioners were trained.
Scouts and Scouters’, young and old, bring your Pinewood Derby cars
to Newsday’s Field of Wheels event on May 14th for a fun day of racing and
viewing classic cars. I hope to see a large Scout presence for a fun-filled day to
complete the school year activities.
Finally, remember Scouting is a “Year Round” program, so let’s be sure
everyone has summer time activities and camping plans in place. As commis-
sioners we should be visiting events and units during this time, even just to say
“Hi” and have a conversation.
See you on the summer trail and thanks for all you do for the youth we
THE TRAILS END POPCORN SALE
WHY UNITS DON’T SELL POPCORN?
For years, leaders have told us why they won’t sell popcorn.
Here we answer some common objections and concerns regarding the popcorn sale.
1. We make 50% selling chocolate bars and may only receive 36% from Popcorn!
*Did you know that on average, 70% of the purchase price goes back to the Scouts? You
make 36%, and with the 34% the Council makes they provide prizes, handle all expenses,
and take their profits and put it into services for the Scouts such as camp, training,
*You will have to sell almost 7 candy bars to equal the commission for each sale of popcorn,
and the revenue from the candy bar sale does not support the council.
2. We can’t sell an expensive item like Trail’s End!
*Last fall, the average price per container was $17.33, which over $12.00 is a donation
back to Scouting.
*Did you know that the mid-high dollar items ($18-$50) makes up 85% of our sale!
*With 70% going back to the Scouts, two thirds of all consumers asked will buy popcorn
to support the Boy Scouts of America.
3. We have a traditional fund-raiser. We do a pasta dinner in the fall, candy bars in the spring
and a car wash in the summer.
*You can make enough money selling Popcorn so that you only have to do one
fund-raiser a year, and concentrate on delivering the Ideal Year for the Scouts.
4. The Pack sells in our town.
*82% of all households have NOT even been contacted by a Scout.
*Scouts can sell online to friends and family outside their community
5. Our parents would rather write a check for their son’s Scouting programs
*Selling popcorn teaches the Scouts the value of earning his own way, builds self-
confidence, and allows him to earn advancements and merit badges.
6. It’s too complicated.
THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE OF
*It’s an exclusive program for the Scouts and it is hassle free program. No up front money,
popcorn is ordered on line, and prizes get shipped to your home SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL, BSA
If your unit is ready to learn more about funding your Scouting program with Trails End Gourmet
Popcorn please contact Lauren Vlachos at email@example.com of 924-7000 ext. 37.
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The Suffolk County Council congratulates the following young men who have recently
earned the rank of Eagle Scout:
Benjamin Tallmadge District
TROOP CHARTER ORGANIZATION IN
Charles F. Hydell Jr.
Andrew J. Ward
John S. Bradley
Rotary Club of Southold
Sts. Phillip & James R.C. Church, St. James
Mattituck Fire Department
Matthew M. Ireland T39 Mattituck Fire Department
Joseph A. Sieverman T51 Holy Trinity Episcpal Church, Greenport William K. Somerville
James G. Ninia T70 VFW Post 3054, East Setauket from
Brendan R. Sweeney T111 BPO Elks #2036, Smithtown Chris & Margaret Uppeleger
William Ciancarelli T111 BPO Elks #2036, Smithtown
Max Nites McBride T117 Rotary Club of Stonybrook George Rose
Anthony J Franze T161 Shoreham Fire Company from
Carhl D. Johnson T161 Shoreham Fire Company Jay & Christine Field
Daniel R. Klemfuss T161 Shoreham Fire Company from
Thomas S. Mathieson T214 First Presbyterian Church, Smithtown Mr. & Mrs. Albert V. Grifone
Ian Donnelly T229 Middle Country Hibernians
Michael David Stern T229 Middle Country Hibernians Thomas Tarantowicz, Sr.
James R. Peterson Sr T242 Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1742, Riverhead from
Anthony R. Stella T427 Messiah Lutheran Church, Setauket The Brentwood Library Board of Trustees
Tyler Corsello T427 Messiah Lutheran Church, Setauket
Dennis J. Fox T433 Middle Island Fire Department
Marc E. Weilandies T433 Middle Island Fire Department
Bryan J. Gorman T454 St. Gerard Majella R.C. Church, Port Jefferson Station
Jared A. Friedman T454 St. Gerard Majella R.C. Church, Port Jefferson Station
Joseph A. Wittpenn T454 St. Gerard Majella R.C. Church, Port Jefferson Station
Charles A. Wills
Geraldine & Edwin Heintz
William A. Hardy T8 Lions Club of Northport & Centerport from
Maxwell Rossetti T34 Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Huntington Station Carol Reymos
Alexander P. Kazerouni T113 Centerport Fire Department from
Austin R. Coneys T113 Centerport Fire Department George Koren & Family
Cameron J. Coneys T113 Centerport Fire Department from
Daniel F. Soehren T 113 Centerport Fire Department Steven Brunt
James G Keegan T113 Centerport Fire Department from
Kyle F. Easop T113 Centerport Fire Department Jeanette Mall
Matthew J. Goldell T113 Centerport Fire Department from
Christopher M. Gazerro T125 Commack United Methodist Church Jane & Stuart Fischer
Ryan L. Avila T125 Commack United Methodist Church
Joseph J. Dora T174 YMCA Huntington
Robert J. Burns
Brandon J. Boiarsky
Christ the King R.C. Church, Commack
St. Thomas More Church, Haupppauge
Christ Lutheran Church, East Northport
IN HONOR OF
Daniel F. Squillante T539 Kings Park Volunteer Fire Department
Jason R. Chaves T539 Kings Park Volunteer Fire Department Marc I. Sherman
Matthew P. Neumann T539 Kings Park Volunteer Fire Department From
Cole N. Ellenbogen T877 First Presbyterian Church, Greenlawn Francine Gorsky-Lipson
Anthony Labriola T60 IOOF Sampawams Lodge #104, Lindenhurst
William R. Simons T60 IOOF Sampawams Lodge #104, Lindenhurst
Theodore M. Wallace T95 Church of Christ, West Islip
Bryan J. Liers T109 N. Lindenhurst Volunteer Fire Department
Kevin J. Nee T175 Lions Club of West Babylon
Kristopher Jansson T194 American Legion Post 94, Babylon SUFFOLK
Brian W. Conroy T284 Kiwanis Club of Copiague
Nicholas J. Damato T284 Kiwanis Club of Copiague
Colin J. Maretsky T329 Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Islip Terrace
Thomas J. Spadone T2000 St. Mary’s Church
Trailblazer District Suffolk Navigator (USPS 375200) is published 4 times a year in
James T. Young T9 St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Ronkonkoma February, April, July and October by the Suffolk County Council, Inc.,
Richard S. Liotta T9 St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Ronkonkoma Boy Scouts of America, 7 Scouting Blvd., Medford, NY. Periodical
Matthew J. Mazarakis T29 East Moriches Fire Department Postage Paid at Setauket, NY. 11733
Robert D. Coye T 29 East Moriches Fire Department
Genis Bernard Guzman T40 Medford Fire Department Postmaster: Send address changes to
Raymond Mantoura T40 Medford Fire Department Suffolk County Council, Inc.,
Justin Sinclair T58 United Methodist Church, Southampton 7 Scouting Blvd., Medford, NY. 11763
Francis J. Sommers T138 Grace Lutheran Church, Mastic Beach
Steven F. Wachter T184 Sayville Chamber of Commerce
Dylan August Hoffmann T221 Sts. Peter & Paul R.C. Church, Manorville President........................................................................Rudolph Santoro
Gregory M. Coleman T439 Nesconset Christian Church Council Commissioner............................................................Dot Young
Matthew S. Sulzinski T483 Hampton Bays United Methodist Church
Christopher J. Weilbacher, Jr T566 Lions Club of Lake Grove
Scout Executive......................................................................Dirk Smith
Justin R. Ciota T566 Lions Club of Lake Grove
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