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November 2010 - January 2011
Suffolk County’s Ties to the Earliest Days of Scouting
Troop 3, which has 100 years of unbroken
tenure, celebrated their centennial with
a big party on October 1st. Many past
members, leaders and friends were on hand
to add to the festivities.
Although the current troop banner is
not as old as the troop, a new troop flag,
complete with the special 100-year veteran
patch, was presented to the Scouts by
their chartered organization – the Suffolk
County Corrections Officers.
Congratulations to Suffolk County
Council’s, and Long Island’s, oldest troop!
Silver Beaver Don’t Forget!
Nominations Due MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW TO ATTEND
Every one of us know someone who has THE 2011 COUNCIL
made an impact on the lives of youth through FELLOWSHIP DINNER
service given to their unit, district and the Thursday, March 31st
Suffolk County Council. All of us have had
Villa Lombardi’s - Holbrook, New York
an impact one way or another. But annually
we seek to identify and recognize those Good Food - Great Fun - A Scouting Party!
individuals who have made an exceptionally
noteworthy impact on Scouting, their
community and youth.
The National Council established the
Silver Beaver Award in 1931 to recognize
Y our hard work and dedication
individuals who have provided distinguished throughout this past year
service to Scouting, youth and the community.
Since then, over 50,000 Scouters have been are greatly appreciated.
recognized nationally. The Silver Beaver is
the highest award that a council can present
in recognition of service to Scouting and the community. There are
W ishing you
many Suffolk County Council volunteers that have been recognized and a joyous Holiday Season
honored with the Silver Beaver Award. And there are many more who and a New Year
are worthy of nomination. Recipients will be honored at the annual
Council Fellowship Dinner on March 31, 2011.
of peace and happiness.
Nomination forms are available on the Suffolk County Council website
(www.sccbsa.org) and are due by January 28, 2011. Take the time to Suffolk County Council
nominate those who have given of their time and effort. Contact your
district representative for answers to your questions and assistance with Executive Board Members & Staff.
the nomination process.
Table of Contents
Warren W. Roser Memorial Eagle Scout Scholarship
The Warren W. Roser Memorial Eagle one-time award, prior year recipients nity leadership roles by doing many
2 University of Scouting Scout Scholarship Fund supports meeting all eligibility criteria may community-based ordinary things as
educational opportunities for Eagle submit updated scholarship application opposed doing just a few great things.
Scouts who have demonstrated for consideration by the selection Merit for this award will be determined
3 Youth Protection Training Policies Change leadership and service both within committee. by the depth of the applicant’s commit-
3 Baiting Hollow Scout Camp Scouting and just as importantly, in ment to Scouting’s basic principles of
their communities and everyday living. While never a Boy Scout in his youth, leadership and service, that the extent
4 Wood Badge The applicant must be an Eagle Scout Warren Roser held many different to which, the applicant has and will
5 Southaven Camporee with preference given to Eagle Scouts leadership roles within the Trailblazer leverage those principles beyond his
in the Suffolk County Boy Scouts of District of the Suffolk County Council. years in Scouting.
6 Matinecock District
America Trailblazer District. The He was a dynamic leader driven to
6 Sagtikos District scholarship amount is $2,000. The challenging, developing and encourag- Applications are available at the coun-
7 National Youth Leadership Training recipient must have been accepted to, ing Scouters to become model leaders cil service center or on the council
have applied for, or plan to attend an and citizens in the community. His website. Applications must be post-
7 National Scout Jamboree accredited four-year college on a full- adult roots in Scouting also lead him marked no later than February 18,
8-9 2010 Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner time basis. While this is a merit based to assume significant local commu- 2011.
10-11 Trailblazer District
11 Benjamin Tallmadge District
Do You Have A Hankering University of
12 Catholic Committee on Scouting
13 Lutheran Committee on Scouting For Adventure? Scouting SCC
13 Suffolk County Jewish Committee HIGH ADVENTURE – BSA STYLE THAT IS! January 22, 2011
13 Suffolk County Protestant Committee
Information Coming Soon!
14 Venturing News
15 Commissioner’s Corner What is University of Scouting?
A fantastic, fun-filled day of supplemental training
15 Prayer in Honor of BSA 100th Birthday
where YOU choose sessions led by experienced vol-
16 Eagle Scouts Announcement
unteers, who will help YOU enhance your knowl-
edge and skills to deliver the Best program to the
A single day packed with a year’s worth of fun, pro-
Support the United Way and Scouting – gram ideas, and information.
Donor Designate! Opportunity to meet and share ideas with Scouters
from throughout Suffolk County Council.
The Suffolk County Council
is a partner agency of the Long Training courses for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts,
Island United Way. The council Venturing, Commissioner Service and general top-
The Council’s BSA High Adventure Bases Committee
does receive funding through other United ics.
is ready to come to your troop or crew meeting to let
Ways from individuals who designate
you know about the opportunities available for your
their contribution to go to Suffolk County
Council, BSA. When making your United
youth members. Who Should Attend University of Scouting?
Way pledge where you work, remember YOU should attend, along with hundreds of your fel-
Scouting. Designate some or all of your low Scout leaders from Suffolk County Council. All
• FLORIDA SEA BASE
pledge to the Suffolk County Council. registered leaders, potential leaders and parents
• NOTHERN TIER CANOE BASE
that are looking for the very best program for their
Programs at each of these BSA High Adventure Scouts.
Bases are available to older Scouts and to all Venturers
in the Council through our annual expeditions.
Contact Frank Bailey, Council High Adventure How Do I Register?
Programs Chairman, email@example.com, to Registration flyers will be available online and dis-
request a presentation to your interested members and tributed at leader roundtables and district meetings
during the months of November and December. The
catalog of courses will be posted in November.
What’s Included in my Registration Fee?
In addition to receiving a full day of interesting class
sessions, handouts, and fellowship with hundreds
of fellow Scouters, everyone will receive a special
You may preorder lunch when you register for an
additional fee or you may bring your own.
How Do I Dress for University of Scouting?
Please dress in Scout uniform appro-
THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE OF priate to your Scouting position.
BRING YOUR SCOUTING SPIRIT!
For more information contact Robin Sconzo at
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BeAScout.org – The Best Way A Change to the Boy Scouts of America’s
to Advertise Your Unit. Youth Protection Training Policies
Last summer, the Boy Scouts of America launched the new BeAScout website to Effective June 1, 2010:
give prospective members instant information on available units in their community! • Youth protection training is required for all BSA registered volunteers,
regardless of their position.
When someone accesses the site, they are provided with information on the three • New leaders are required to take Youth Protection training before submitting
BSA programs (Cub Scouting, Boy Scouts and Venturing) and on volunteer opportu- an application for registration. The certificate of completion for this training
nities. By entering their address, information on local units in the program selected must be submitted at the time the application is made and before volunteer
are displayed on a GOOGLE map. service with youth begins.
• Youth Protection training must be taken every two years. If a volunteer’s
UNIT LEADERSHIP KEY TO SUCCESS Youth Protection training record is not current at the time of recharter, the
volunteer will not be reregistered.
Right now, prospects looking for more information on a specific unit in their area are
directed to the Suffolk County Council. Unit leadership can customize and update To ensure these policies are fully implemented, please take the following steps:
this information to include unit contacts, meeting information and even a link to your • If you have not taken Youth Protection training within the past two years,
unit website. please log on to MyScouting.org and take the training. Be sure to have
your member ID number. The number can be found on your Boy Scouts of
Access to update your unit information is available to the chartered America membership card.
organization representative, committee chair and the top unit leader. • If you do not know your member ID number, contact your unit leader or
1. They log into their MyScouting account and select BeAScout from the Unit • A person does not have to be a registered volunteer, or have an ID number,
Tools section on the left. There are two options: to take Youth Protection training. Log into MyScouting.org and create an
Unit Pin Management: Unit leaders use this to edit pin information. account. From the MyScouting portal, click on E-Training and take the Youth
Unit Lead Management: Unit leaders use this to manage incoming Protection training. Upon completion, print a certificate and submit it with an
requests for information from parents interested in Scouting. application or submit to the unit leader for processing at the council service
2. The unit leader should first complete the Unit Pin Management screen. They • If you have taken Youth Protection training online but did not input your
will notice two important items on this view. member ID number, please log on to the Training section of MyScouting and
At the bottom left is the field “Displayed on Google Pin” area. Unit input your member ID so the training will be linked to your records.
leaders must select contact person rather than Council information • If you have taken Youth Protection training within the past two years but did
before assigning a unit contact. Also select other information that will not take the course online, log on to MyScouting to ensure your records are
appear on the pin. The Pin preview box will only display the informa- up-to-date, or contact the council service center for verification that your
tion that the unit leader selects in this box. Also helpful to recruiting is Youth Protection training records are accurate.
including your unit’s meeting location. This will move the Pin location • If you do not have access to a computer, contact your district training com-
on the GOOGLE map and give prospective members a better idea of mittee for information on attending a “live” Youth Protection training course.
where you are located.
You MUST select three unit contacts with email addresses from the
drop down list – without using the same email address twice.
At the bottom right in the box outlined in red, is a preview of the
Hello Fellow Campers!
GOOGLE pin. This is what the parent will see. Thanks to all that attended camp this summer or participated in our many pro-
grams. Boy Scout Camp, Cub Scout Resident Camp, Day Camp at the Hollow,
3. The important step is that someone from the unit is prepared to follow-up on Western Day Camp and Cub Parent Weekends were a success. A success based on a
all contacts in a timely manner. large part by our program directors: Josh Green for Boy Scout Camp, Chris Philp for
Western Day Camp and Dana Berner for Cub Scout Day Camp at the Hollow. Thanks
guys, for providing an excellent program to the lucky Cubs and Boy Scouts that were
in our care.
A special thanks to all that helped, including the camp staff’s finest, with the
2010 Council Camporee and the concession stand. Hats off to a fine group of people
that gave it their all.
Summer is over. So that means camp is closed, right?
Wrong! We are busy on weekends with lots of events such as district camporees,
Webelos Woods, training, unit camping, Baiting Holloween, and of course, our newer
service - the Blue and Gold Dinners! We lighten your burden by providing table dec-
orations, a varied menu prepared in our own, modern kitchen and we clean up so you
don’t have to. This at a price typically 50 to 65% less than you would pay a caterer,
including a split pricing system for children under the age of 12. And of course, the
under 4’s, or future Tiger Cubs are free. And don’t forget the new restrooms are on
the same floor in the dining hall.
Please visit our web site www.baitinghollowscoutcamp.org or www.sccbsa.org
for attritional information or to make a reservation using our new…
Baiting Hollow Scout Camp Reservation System.
See if there are spots open on the weekend you want. Reserve on line (payments
or deposits must still be paid in person, by mail or by credit card) or contact Diana
Llanes at 631-924-7000 x 22.
You Can Look It Up Yourself! Speaking of new restrooms, the Visitors Restrooms are overdue for renovations.
If you have connections for new commercial toilets, plumbing fixtures, PVC or cop-
per pipe, urinals, sinks, roofing, lumber or anything else to aid in the proposed reno-
Questions about your training records can now be answered on the Internet.
vation, please contact James Grimaldi at 631-924-7000 x21 or jagrimald@bsamail.
Simply log on to your MyScouting account and under the E-Learning section, click
org . Any donations of new materials are greatly appreciated.
on “Training Validation”. All training courses on your BSA record will be displayed.
See you at camp!
If you attended a BSA training course and it is not shown, send a copy of the train-
ing attendance card to: Council Registrar, Suffolk County Council, 7 Scouting Blvd.,
Suffolk County Council
Medford, NY 11763. Or, fax to 631-924-7145, attention Registrar.
Camping Committee Chair
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2010 Wood Badge NE-VII-19 convenience and choice of location. Attendance at both weekends is required.
Congratulations to the 18 Scouters from Suffolk The Wood Badge curriculum has been developed in a series of building blocks
County Council who completed the practical portion with each session relating to another or building and expanding on a previous
of this years Wood Badge course held at Schiff Scout topic. Our days and nights are very full of presentations and activities and it is
Reservation. The Scouts and the parent they serve extremely important that participants be available to participate for all six days.
should be appreciative of the dedicated effort these There really is no way to make this experience up separately. Consequently,
Scouters took in striving to provide an improve we ask that cell phone calls or other business or personal matters be strictly
scouting program. The scouters included: Theresa limited to periodic break times in the course schedule. There will not be time
Boyle, Paul Carl, Dave Colford, Peter D’Ambrosio, for a participant to leave the camp during the six days. Please contact the course
Liam Donnelly, Nicholas Felitti, George E. Funk, Richard Mehner, Erik Moller, director if you have any questions on this issue.
Kurt Nilsen, Ralph Savarese, Louis Scotti, Peter Sebor, Douglas B. Sutton,
Joseph Torre, James Weydig and Ryan Bieler. They now have 18 months to How will Wood Badge help me?
complete the goals that they established. Once they complete them, they will Wood Badge will teach you about leadership techniques in a “living”, hands-on
earn their Wood Badge Beads.TRC’s own Vinnie Giacalone served as this years environment, and you will be able to apply all you learn to any Scouting role
Scoutmaster/Course Director. that you currently have or may have in the future. It will also be very useful in
your personal and business life. Since these skills can be practiced in a variety
What is the purpose of Wood Badge? of situations, Wood Badge is beneficial for all adults involved in Scouting,
The ultimate purpose of Wood Badge is to help adult leaders and Venturing including Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Venturing, Commissioner Service, as
youth 18 and older deliver the highest quality Scouting program to young peo- well as on district and council committees. You will develop a “Ticket”, which
ple to help them to achieve their highest potential. It models the best techniques is a written agreement outlining how you will apply your newly learned skills
for developing teamwork among both young people and adults. In doing this, as you continue your involvement in Scouting. Development of your ticket is
Wood Badge also supports Scouters who are active on adult committees, includ- an exercise in goalsetting and includes creating a personal vision and mission
ing district and council committees. Nationally famous training professionals statement and outlining your individual steps to personal success. You will
and volunteers updated the Wood Badge syllabus during 2000 and 2001 to pro- work with a member of the Wood Badge course staff who will assist you in
vide the best methods to adult Scouters to model and teach leadership skills to the development of your ticket and will be available to you until your ticket is
others. Wood Badge’s effectiveness as a leadership development experience has completed.
been applauded by industry training professionals.
How do I get my beads?
After participating in all three days of each weekend, you will have completed
2011 Wood Badge N7-404-11-1 the “practical” phase of Wood Badge training. During these two weekends, and
On Monday September 27th, Bob Koch was the interim time between them, you will create your own Wood Badge Ticket
announced as the Course Director for the 2011 as mentioned above. You’ve probably seen other Scouters wearing their Wood
Wood Badge Cluster Course (Suffolk County and Badge beads. When you successfully complete your Ticket (the application
Theodore Roosevelt Councils). Bob has served phase of Wood Badge), some members of your Wood Badge staff will present
on staff for the past ten Wood Badge Courses, starting with NE-II-110 in you with your Wood Badge beads, tan neckerchief with the MacLaren tartan
2001. He is a 45-year veteran Scouter having received his Eagle Scout award “patch”, a leather woggle (neckerchief slide) and a special Wood Badge certifi-
nearly 40 years ago. Bob attended the Regional Wood Badge Course Directors cate. These are worldwide symbols that a Scouter has completed Wood Badge
Conference held at Alpine Scout Reservation during the weekend of October training.
N7-404-11-1 will be held at Baiting Hollow Scout Camp during the weekends Will I have fun?
of Friday, September 9th to Sunday September 11th and Saturday October 1st Absolutely! At Wood Badge, fun and learning go hand-in hand! In fact, for
to October 3rd, 2011. N7-404-11-1, it’s a requirement. There’s a lot of learning, but there is also a
As in past years, participants can expect a staff of extremely dedicated Scouters lot of sharing…and many games as well.
who bring the highest level of enthusiastic Scouting spirit to the course. They
will generously share their experiences with every participant and offer them-
selves as a resource during the course…and years after. They will set the What are the qualifications needed
example for how the Scouting program was meant to be run.
to attend Wood Badge?
Wood Badge is NOT just for Scoutmasters. It’s for adults Scouters and Venturers
Do I need an invitation to attend Wood Badge? over 18 at all levels: Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity and Venturing, as
No. All Scouters who meet the qualifications below are eligible to attend Wood well as District and Council members. Here are the qualifications:
Badge. We wish that we could personally meet and encourage every Scouter in • Be a registered adult member of the Boy Scouts of America or a
the council to take Wood Badge. Since this is unlikely, we are trying to reach Venturer 18 or older.
out in as many ways as possible to introduce Wood Badge for the 21st Century • Complete basic training courses for your primary Scouting position
training. You will find additional information on our council’s website under • Complete the outdoor skills training program appropriate to your
the heading of Training. Scouting position (if necessary)
• Be capable of functioning safely in an outdoor environment
• Have your physician authorize your BSA Annual Health and Medical
How much time will Wood Badge take? Record
Wood Badge is conducted over two full three-day weekends. Each weekend
begins at 8:00am and finishes about 5:00pm. Your patrol will have one or two Who do I “AX” for more information? You can contact your district
meetings between the two full weekend sessions, scheduled at your patrol’s training chairs or you can contact Bob Koch, course director at bobbsa@opton-
line.net or 631/981-1399 (home) or 516/209-8162 (Cell)
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It was an amazing three days at Southaven County Park (renamed
SCOUTHAVEN for the weekend) as Scouts and Scouters from across
Suffolk County gathered to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of
Scouting. Under the leadership of co-chairs Cliff Locks and Dot
Young and our Scout Executive Dirk Smith the event went off with
out a hitch. 4,000 participants and over 300 camporee staff and
exhibitors gathered for a weekend that will not be soon forgotten.
Tent city was the home to 2,000 Scouts and Scouters. It was an
awesome sight to watch nearly 200 units setting up in this big open
field. Instantly the excitement grew as the field started to fill up. On
Saturday morning the gate to the activity areas was opened and the
fun had begun.
There were over 175 activities, exhibits, stations and points of
interest. From Tom Burns and his Scouting Museum (which was
absolutely incredible) to pine wood derby, bounce houses, bb’s
tomahawks, 2 man saw, team building events, a Civil War reenact-
ment, You name it, it was there! From A to Z. Archery to zoo - a
petting zoo that is. Scouts and Scouters, friends and family spent the
day going from activity to activity Finally after dinner there were
church services and then off to the big show! Wow! To say big is an
understatement. Thanks to Pat Kelly who arranged for stage, sound,
lighting, video and that amazing 40’ video screen.
Under the leadership of Brian McAuliff and Mark Businski the
program was great. From the beginning with Mike Rowe’s discus-
sion about dirt, and Rachel Hankers singing of the Star Spangled
Banner, to the grand finale laser light show this show was certainly
the best performance this council has ever had. Two Scouts leaving
the show were heard saying that the laser light show was the best
thing they have ever seen.
There is only one question left. Dirk, Cliff and Dot -
what will you do at the next council camporee to out do this
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Matinecock District Sagtikos District
District Chairman Karl A. Fritch (631) 435-0819;
District Chairman John P. Rosenblatt – (631) 692-9780; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email: email@example.com District Commissioner Michael Ludwig (631) 224-4767;
District Commissioner John A. Davis – (631) 544-9336; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email: email@example.com District Executive Michal Dluginski - (631) 924-7000 ext. 31;
Assistant Scout Executive John A. Nowak - (631) 924-7000, ext. 13; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paraprofessional Elaine Gray – (631) 924-7000 x27
12/4 Den Chief Training
CALENDAR 12/7 District Committee Meeting – 351 Brook Avenue, Bay Shore
November 12/21 Commissioner Meeting
2 Election Day - Remember to vote! 12/28 Order of the Arrow Chapter Meeting
3 SM/ASM Position Specific Training (3/3)
4 Leaders roundtable meeting - NOTE DATE CHANGE 1/4 District Committee Meeting – 351 Brook Avenue, Bay Shore
4 Order of the Arrow, Nissequogue Chapter meeting 1/11 Roundtable
10 Commissioner staff meeting 1/18 Commissioner Meeting
11 Veterans Day - Council service center closed 1/25 Order of the Arrow Chapter Meeting
13 Den Chief Training
18 District committee meeting 2/1 District Committee Meeting – 351 Brook Avenue, Bay Shore
25 Thanksgiving Day - Council service center closed 2/4-6 Sagtikos Winter Camporee at Baiting Hollow
26-28 Thanksgiving Holiday - Council service center and Baiting Hollow 2/8 Roundtable
Scout Camp closed. 2/15 Commissioner Meeting
2/22 Order of the Arrow Chapter Meeting
2 Commissioner staff meeting
9 Leaders roundtable meeting
9 Order of the Arrow, Nissequogue Chapter meeting
16 District committee meeting 2010 Fall Membership Recognition
24 Christmas Eve - Council service center closed As fall moves into winter, look for more boys to join Scouting. Invite them to
31 New Year’s Eve - Council service center closed pack nights and troop meetings. Have your registered Scouts bring peers to meetings.
Make it your goal to exceed your 2009 membership. And to recognize those units that
do increase membership, we are offering Sagtikos packs, troops and crews recognition
January awards similar to those of 2009.
6 Commissioner staff meeting The incentive plan is this: Show a growth in membership over the previous year
13 Leaders roundtable meeting for the following recognitions:
13 Order of the Arrow Nissequogue Chapter meeting Bronze: Have a growth of plus 1 boy over December 23, 2009.
17 Martin Luther King Day - Council service center closed Silver: Have a 1.5% growth over December 23, 2009.
20 District committee meeting Gold: Have a 3% growth over December 23, 2009.
28-30 Polar Bear Camporee Platinum: Have a 5% growth over December 23, 2009.
To achieve this, your unit must reach these goals and maintain them through
December 23, 2010. Only Scouts who are registered with the Suffolk County Council
Service Center by this date will be counted.
It is a balmy 70 degrees (F) outside as this article is being written, but win-
ter is on the way. And with it, the Matinecock District Polar Bear Camporee!
Winter Camporee February 4-6, 2011
The Winter Camporee at Baiting Hollow Scout Camp will be a Winter Scout
The event will be held January 28th to 30th, 2011 at Baiting Hollow Scout
Skills Olympics. Planning is taking place now, but be prepared to be involved. Save
Camp. Be sure to attend the November and December leader roundtable meet-
the weekend of February 4-6, 2011 for your troop to attend. Bring your game face! Let
ings to get all the registration and program information you need.
the games begin!
2011 Friends of Scouting Campaign
Den Chief Training January to April are prime months for the 2011 Friends of Scouting campaign.
Training for those all-important helpers to den leaders - a Boy Scout Den Contact the council service center or your unit commissioner to schedule your visit
Chief- will be conducted: from a representative to speak to your families about the value of Scouting and how
Saturday, November 13th they can support its future.
9:00 am- 1:00pm
East Northport Public Library All Leaders Need Youth Protection Training
Registration forms are available from the training calendar or Matinecock Unlike previous years, starting in June of 2010, every leader of your unit, including
District page on the council website (www.sccbsa.com). your Chartered Organization Representative, MUST have Youth Protection Training.
If they are not trained, or can’t show proof of training, they will be excluded from your
charter. If they hold a key position in the unit, the charter itself will be incomplete and
we will not be able to register your unit. Act now! Make sure all your leaders are fully
Friends of Scouting trained. Youth Protection Training is available online at myScouting.org.
The number of Matinecock District units supporting the council’s annual
Friends of Scouting (FOS) campaign increased again in this centennial year. And
despite a challenging economy, the district will meet its finance goals this year. 2010 Centennial Quality Unit Wrap Up
Thank you to those Matinecock District units who made the nut sale, Trails’ From now through the end of 2010, you can see your unit commissioner or
End popcorn sale and FOS a success. council representative and review your goals for 2010 to see if you qualify as a 2010
In 2011, we intend to actually accomplish the plan of having all units com- Centennial Quality Unit. If you do not have a copy of your goals commitment sheet,
plete their FOS effort by June 30th. contact Mike Ludwig or your unit commissioner and request a copy and a review.
Deadline for getting in your 2010 Centennial Quality Unit form is January 15, 2011.
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Training for Boy Scouts National Scout Jamboree
and Venturing Crew Members Two hundred Scouts and twenty-one adults from Suffolk County Council formed
five troops to make up the Suffolk County Council’s contingent to the 2010 National
What is National Youth Leadership Training? Jamboree at Fort A P Hill in Virginia. This was a ten day trip for all which started
National Youth Leadership Training is an outdoor experience for youth leaders in with a two day visit to Washington DC where our Scouts visited dozens of museums,
support of the adult unit leader’s responsibility for the training of youth leaders. The monuments and memorials. Many of them took the time to view the Grand Centennial
Suffolk County Council, using a nationally approved out- Parade, an event in Washington where Scouts from every council in the country joined
line under the leadership of quality volunteers, conducts together to celebrate 100 years of Scouting. After two nights in D.C. it was off to Fort
the training. The training takes place March 25-27 and AP Hill. Our 4 busses and 3 trucks arrived and met up with 40,000 Scouts from across
April 8-10 2011 at Baiting Hollow Scout Camp. Both the country. In a matter of hours it went from big open fields as far as the eye can see
weekends are required. to fields full of tents and tarps and field kitchens.
Suffolk County Scouts spent the next week participating in hundreds of activi-
Who is qualified to attend? ties. Patch trading and meeting Scouts from around the country and around the world
The course is open to Boy Scouts, 13 to 17 years is always a big hit. Our contingent patches (featuring five historic Grumman planes
of age, and Venturers, both male and female, 14 to 17 from Long Island) were some of the most popular patches at the Jamboree. Our Scouts
years of age. To be eligible for this course Boy Scouts watched two big arena shows. The closing show had over 100,000 people in atten-
must have attained the rank of First Class, and be 13 dance and was nothing but amazing. Our Scouts returned home tired, dirty and ready
years of age by the start of the course. His Scoutmaster to go back again.
must approve the Scout’s application. Venturing Scouts should have completed either We would like to thank Pat Kelly who was the chairmen of the Jamboree com-
crew officer training or Venturing Leadership Skills Course. Your crew advsior must mittee. Pat and his team arranged for all of the equipment, transportation, meals and
approve the application. lodging. They also arranged for each person in our contingent to receive a backpack,
water bottle, patches, pins and t- shirts. Our guys looked great. Thanks for your hard
Registration Information work.
Registration forms are available at the council service center, and on the coun- Ralph Weidler led our contingent of 5 troops, taking care of all the units’ needs
while traveling and during their stay in Washington. Thanks Ralph for all of your plan-
cil website – www.sccbsa.org. Please fill out the registration form and mail it ning, hard work and dedication.
to the Suffolk County Council with a deposit check of $45.00. The total course fee Thanks also to the five Scoutmasters and fifteen assistant Scoutmasters who took
is $210.00. Additional information will be mailed directly to the paticipant in early care of the day-to-day operations of their troops.
March. Deposits and full payments are transferable but not refundable. The fee We were sad to say good-bye to Fort AP Hill, which has been the home of the last
includes 2 T-shirts, hat, training materials, meals, loads of challenges and lots of fun. several National Jamborees. But at the same time we are excited as we look forward
Space is limited to the first 42 applicants. to 2013 and the National Jamboree’s new home at THE SUMMIT – Bechtel Family
National Scout Reserve. Planning for that Jamboree has already begun. Our steer-
What are the course objectives? ing committee is being formed and within the year adults interested in serving as a
• The confidence and knowledge to run the unit program. Scoutmaster or assistant Scoutmaster will be interviewed and appointed. It’s not to
• A working knowledge of the skills needed for leadership and help the Scouts early for Scouts to start to plan to attend. We will be limited to 160 or 200 openings so
relate these skills in their troop responsibility. plan early. Keep an eye on the council website (www.sccbsa.org) for more informa-
• The opportunity to share ideas and experiences with Scouts from other troops. tion.
• An atmosphere where Scouts can experience Scouting at its best.
• To enhance the relationship between Scout and Scoutmaster.
• To have fun!
The patrol method is used extensively throughout the training. Patrols are on their UNIFORM EXCHANGE PROGRAM
own to set up campsites, cook meals and carry out other activities without direct adult
supervision. Patrol leadership changes daily to give all Scouts a chance to be a patrol (We are a Scouting family, we work together )
leader or an assistant. Although this provides hands-on opportunities for each
Scout to grow in leadership, it also requires that each Scout be mature enough to Donated items are like gold to those that do not have.
handle the independence given him. Experience has shown that younger Scouts BRING ANY UNIFORM ITEM, ACCESSORY
often lack the physical and emotional maturity to benefit fully from this outdoor
OR GIVE A CALL FOR ITEMS TO BE PICKED UP
Other Questions? *CUB SCOUT ITEMS GREATLY NEEDED*
For more information on the program please contact:
Suffolk County Council - 631-924-7000 *We have sleeping bags available*
Course Scoutmaster – Martin Minogue - 631-447-3966 or e-mail mminogue4@opton-
Or visit the Suffolk County Council website at www.sccbsa.org.
Items will be distributed to Scouts who are unable to afford to pur-
chase the official Scout uniform items.
www.sccbsa.org All names of Scouts and families will be kept confidential. Their
payment will be, To Do A Good Turn.
If you need assistance to donate or to receive uniforms, contact:
Sagtikos District: Kelly at 592-9112
Trailblazer District: Kathleen at 767-4990
All others, contact Donna at 736-5518
THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE OF ANY SCOUT THAT WOULD LIKE TO JOIN THE COMMITTEE
SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL, BSA OR NEEDS A FEW SERVICE HOURS, CONTACT US.
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2010 D istinguished C itizen
The BSA centennial year edition of the council’s Distinguished
Citizen Award Dinner was held on October 22nd at Villa Lombardi’s
in Holbrook. This is the council’s most important fundraising event
of the year and well exceeded its budget goal.
Honored this year were two former Cub Scouts who are still
fulfilling the Cub Scout Promise…”To help other people…” They
Salvatore Ferro – President & CEO of Alure Home Improvements,
Sal is one of the most respected leaders in the home improve-
ment industry and Alure recently completed its eighth project for the
hit ABC television show EXTREME MAKEOVER: Home Edition.
Ferro’s leadership, positive attitude, management capabilities and
determination were instrumental to the successful completion of each
project. Unheralded are the many other projects Alure undertakes
each year for those in need.
In addition, Sal is on the boards of the Huntington Townwide
Fund, FACT ( Find a Cure Today), The Interfaith Nutrition Network
and the business association, Advancement of Commerce Industry
and Technology. He is also a board member of Empire National
Bank, Winthrop University Hospital and coaches his son’s Little
League team in Huntington.
Joseph S. Tantillo, Jr. - Founder and President of Nassau Suffolk With many of the audience joining in, Suffolk
Electrical & Mechanical County Council Scouts recited the Cub Scout
A full service provider of plumbing, heating, electrical and Promise and the Scout Oath.
HVAC services all across Long Island, Nassau Suffolk Electrical
& Mechanical has partnered with Alure Home Improvements Inc.
on all of their Extreme Makeover projects. Serving as a consultant
and advisor in various capacities regarding the construction industry,
gave Joe the opportunity to assist in heart-warming projects that
greatly improve the lives of others.
Little did he think in 1994, when he organized the Cross Island
Challenge, a 23 mile one man marathon to benefit St. Charles
Hospital in Port Jefferson, that it would lead to a continuous involve-
ment with the hospital that currently has him serving as Chairman of
the Board of Trustees.
In addition Joe is Vice-Chairman of Catholic Health Services
Eastern Region and Vice-Chairman of the Board for New Island
Hospital (Currently St. Joseph’s Hospital) in Bethpage, NY. Invited The perfect touch was added by Villa Lombardi’s with an ice
to embark on a new venture in 2007, Joe became a founding director sculpture of the Suffolk County Council logo.
of Empire National Bank.
Joe’s athletic skills are now used in a coaching capacity as he
volunteers his time to work with his son’s traveling baseball and
Master of ceremonies was Pack 225 Den Leader, Leer Leary. He is best known to Long
Island for his advertising commercials voice over work and as the P.C. Richard “whistle”.
Joe Tantillo receives his neckerchief as Fellow Distinguished Citizen, Sal Ferro and Scout Executive Dirk
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A ward D inner
Douglas Manditch, Chairman & CEO of Empire National Bank, and
Co-Chairman of the event with Carl Hyman, introduced Distinguished
Citizen Joseph Tantillo.
(l-r) Distinguished Citizen Award recipients for 2010 Sal Ferro and Joseph Tantillo
with dinner co-chairmen Douglas Manditch and Carl Hyman.
Youth members from many Suffolk County Council units assemble for the opening cer-
Scout Executive Dirk Smith explains the Scouting activities funded by the dinner.
To inform the many non-Scouters in the audience of what Scouting is Getting into uniform is a part of the presentation. Sal Ferro receives his neckerchief from
all about, and tell about his own personal experiences, was Eagle Scout council Vice President Mark Businski as past DCAD honoree and Council Executive Board
Louis Mincieli of Troop 52 in East Northport. Member Carl Hyman looks on.
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Trailblazer District pit. The adults and many of the Scouts brought home Montauk mud with them after
getting to close to the pit.
District Chairman Louis Scotti – (631) 979-0060; Merit badge stations were plentiful. The Scouts were able to learn about First Aid,
Email; email@example.com Ham Radio, Emergency Preparedness as well as the newest merit badge, Geocaching.
District Commissioner Kevin Quinn – (631) 286-4571; In honor of this newest merit badge and the 100th Anniversary of Boy Scouting,
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Lowrance GPS helped to establish a permanent geocaching site at Camp Hero. This
Senior District Executive Ryan Bieler – (631) 924-7000 x29; area also was host to a 200-foot long monkey bridge where scouts throughout the day
Email:email@example.com pitched in to lash it all together.
The camporee also featured a memorabilia station where Scouts were able to brand
their own recycled plastic mug. The brand fashioned in the likeness of our council
logo as well as a second brand for the year 2010. A popular station to say the least.
CALENDAR An evening campfire brought all the Scouts together to celebrate the end of the
year-long centennial anniversary celebration. It was highlighted by a historical review
of Scouting as well as visits from our council executive, board members, Trailblazer
November Districts Trailblazer Man, President Teddy Roosevelt and Lord Baden Powell. In
6 Venturing Leader Specific Training addition, the show included passing of the Centennial torch to the Nassau and Suffolk
12-14 Introduction To Outdoor Leader Skills Training County Girls Scouts as they embark on their 100- year anniversary celebration.
13-14 Webelos Outdoor Leader Training
12-13 Popcorn Take Order Distribution On Sunday, the Scouts closed the weekend celebration with a flag retirement cer-
17 Roundtable - Saxton Middle School, Patchogue emony complete with buglers blowing Taps. Awards were given to the Best Troop
7:00 PM - Fellowship, 7:30 PM - Meeting (Troop 242, Riverhead) and the Best Cub Pack (Pack 136, Montauk). Additional
Order of the Arrow Montauket Chapter Meeting awards were given for the Best Cooking units.
19 District Dinner - Riverhead Polish Hall
26 Ten Commandment Hike Our thanks for the hospitality and cooperation of the east end community mem-
bers. In particular, the Towns of East Hampton and South Hampton villages of East
December Hampton, Montauk and Hampton Bays, as well as New York State Parks Department
5 Merit Badge Midway in making it a terrific success. Additional thanks need to go out to the businesses,
8 Roundtable - Saxton Middle School, Patchogue individuals and council service center staff. Finally, many thanks to our own Scout
7:00 PM - Fellowship, 7:30 PM - Meeting
11 Den Chief Training volunteers. –
All in all we saw a bunch of happy faces in the crowd where the intent was to make
January a difference and give the attendees a chance to “Survive” until the next one. See you
9 Order of the Arrow Banquet there……
12 Roundtable - Saxton Middle School, Patchogue
7:00 PM - Fellowship, 7:30 PM - Meeting
14-16 Winter Camporee Kevin Quinn
22 Council University of Training
29 Trainer’s Edge Training
Suffolk County Council’s 100-Year Anniversary The troops from Montauk, East Hampton, Sag Harbor,
Trailblazer District Camporee. & Southampton participated in the 4th of July parade in
Southampton with a combination float bridging the 100 years
As the month of October was com- of Scouting. This group won 1st place for the parade.
ing to an end so was the Council’s
100-year Anniversary outdoor events.
The final one was aptly held at “The
End” Montauk Point – Camp Hero State
Park in the shadow of the Camp Hero
radar tower and Montauk Lighthouse.
The event theme, “Survivor Montauk”,
was a celebration of Scouting’s history
with traditional Scout skill events and
modern day demonstrations. On Friday
October 22, 2010, over 1,500 Scouts
and Scouters began descending upon the camp. The event kicked off early Friday
with a district member from Troop 4, Wes Franchi, cycling through south shore com-
munities wearing theCamporee shirt and bringing awareness to all. Later, others
began to arrive from around the council by car, van, train and bus clamoring at the
opportunity to get settled in.
The event was divided into 5 major hands-on program Areas. The Survivor
Montauk Obstacle Course had the scouts navigating a log walk where teamwork
was king. Then it was on to the Cargo Net and answering Scout questions for Lawn
Scrabble, where the Scouts used teamwork to find the letter to the answers. Adding
to the fun was a water balloon sling shot. Scouts showed their proficiency in build-
ing fires without using matches and more teamwork cutting a log using a 2-man saw.
Fire Departments from Montauk, East Hampton, Southampton and Hampton
Bays were on hand to teach the Scouts with emergency preparedness skills, as well as
demonstrations of their Heavy Rescue Equipment (with cars donated by Town of East
Hampton) and capabilities. In other activities Scouts formed a bucket brigade put out
a fire and learned the correct way to use fire extinguishers. Scouts also learned to
navigate their way out of a smoke-filled house with the help of the firefighters.
Law enforcement personnel from Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department,
Southampton Village, East Hampton Village and East Hampton Town were on hand
using the “Convincer” with the Scouts. Scouts and their parents learned about the
dangers of drinking & driving. Officers demonstrated their communication center
and police equipment, as well as personal gear that is carried by all police officers.
The AAA was on site to help with traffic safety hints and information. NY Life
worked with the Scouts and their parents so that the Scouts were fingerprinted for
Never one to be left out, the United States Marine Corp was on hand teaching the
Scouts the benefits of Physical fitness and then working with all to start a personal
fitness program. After that many of the Scouts played tug of war over a large mud
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now work with and those who are yet to come.
Cub Scout Training In a song by Marty Cooper - You Can’t Be A Beacon if You’re Light
Cub Scout training has been provided each month, beginning in August, to
Don’t Shine, originally recorded by Donna Fargo. It may be familiar to some it
get all our leaders, new and experienced, off to a great start with the New Delivery
was the quote used on the last slide of the presentation at our 100 Year Anniversary
Method 2010. The program itself has not changed, but the way you implement the
Camporee at Camp Hero. Its words are a further reminder on how if we don’t strive
program is now laid out in complete detail, linking requirements and electives, and
to keep this Scouting program going strong we can not expect it to thrive. The chorus
providing a core value for the month instead of a theme. The response we have heard
I believe is the great motivator but the rest of the words can give us some insight into
to this new method has been very positive.
how as individuals we can concentrate our effort into the Beacon to be followed by
Training can also be done on-line for all of the requirements to be a fully
others. Here is the Chorus:
trained leader. These include Youth Protection, Fast Start, This is Scouting, and
You Can’t Be A Beacon if You’re Light Don’t Shine
the various position specific courses. But, we do hope to see you at the in person
You Can’t Be A Beacon if You’re Light Don’t Shine
trainings to take advantage of the knowledge and experience our wonderful training
There’s a little light in all of us by God’s design
staff has acquired over the years and to share ideas with other leaders.
But you can’t be a beacon of your light don’t shine
Coming up! November 6th and 7th, we will have Webelos Outdoor
Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders Training, a must for Webelos leaders planning
The Council Lighthouse and our Trailblazer Man logos figuratively bring this
on camping with their den. Then on December 11, Den Chief Training which will
Beacon to life with the Lighthouse beaming light in all directions and Trailblazer Man
be held in Patchogue. This training is for Boy Scouts that want to work with a Cub
leading the way.
Scout den. See you next year with more training opportunities!
Be a Beacon - Light the Way - Lead the Way!!!!!!!!!!
Bicycle Rodeo Ellen Gherardi & Kevin Quinn
This year, Suffolk County Council teamed up with Brookhaven Town for our
Bike Rodeo. What a success! We were able to offer Scouts of all ages
three opportunities to not only get a “FREE” helmet, but the Sheriff’s
Department was there with an obstacle course, NY Life gave each child
their own ‘license’ (and the parents ID kits), and they also had a chance to Benjamin Tallmadge District
go through “Safety Town” at Holtsville.
Over 200 Scouts, representing all Suffolk County Council BSA districts, are riding District Chairman Ralph Weidler – (631) 473-2380;
safely with their new helmets….and they look cool too! We plan to work Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
together again next year, so be on the lookout for our date in the spring! District Commissioner Gerri Alfano – (631) 382-2414;
Senior District Executive James Grimaldi – (631) 924-7000 x21;
Mall Show Email: email@example.com
Our 3rd Annual Mall Show is set for Saturday, March 5th at the Sun-Vet
Mall in Holbrook. Our theme this year is Scouting Around the World. It’s a great
opportunity for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturing to show the public what
Scouting is all about! Units will be putting on displays, playing games and giving
demonstrations. In addition we will have Scout memorabilia, the Southold Native
Americans, Suffolk County Sheriff’s Dept., Long Island Science Museum, the Every Boy Deserves a Trained Leader
Scouter’s Reserve and much, much more.
It will also be a time for the District Pinewood Derby Run-off. First place Every boy does deserve a trained leader, and as a leader, you owe it to yourself
winners from each rank (Tigers, Wolves, Bears & Webelos) are invited to compete to get trained. To accomplish this Suffolk County Council offers all kinds of training
for a district trophy. Come out and enjoy the day! Check the council calendar for for every position you can think of, and some you can’t. So, why get trained? One
upcoming registration information. important reason is so that you can deliver the best youth program in the world the way
it was designed to be presented. Another reason is training helps make your job as a
scout leader easier. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel, scouting has already done
that for you with outstanding trainings.
Merit Badge Midway The Cub Scout program delivery method has changed and there is new training to
Scouts in the Trailblazer District will have a unique oppor- reflect this. Please check out the new training so you can be up to date with the latest
tunity to learn and earn at our District’s first Merit Badge Midway being in the Cub Scout program delivery method. In addition to Fast Start Training, This is
held at Baiting Hollow Scout Camp. Scouts can learn about merit badg- Scouting, and Youth Protection Training, Cub Scout leaders can now take Cub Leader
es, get hands-on instruction, begin, and even complete several merit badges Position Specific Training online at MyScouting.org
in one day. In order to make this a success, we need counselors to man the sta- Benjamin Talmadge District is offering all kinds of training and flyers are avail-
tions. The more MB counselors we have, the better the event will be. To volunteer able at the council office and online at www.sccbsa.com.
as a counselor please contact Stephen Kesner: 631-475-4360 or scoutmaster@ Cub Leader Position Specific – November 13, 2010
troop40medford.org. Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Position Specific – November
Baiting Hollow Scout Camp Den Chief Training – December 4, 2010
December 5th @ 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM Troop Committee Challenge – January 8, 2011
(Set-up 9:00-10:00; Clean-up 4:30-5:00) Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills – February 26 and March 5
(both sessions required)
YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING is now required for all leaders, and can be
taken on-line at myscouting.org.
For you new leaders, you can get started right away with some online training that will
Scouting’s Centennial Celebration help kick off your scouting career. You can take FAST START training for your position,
and THIS IS SCOUTING, which all new leaders need to take. Both are available on-line.
“Celebrating the Adventure * Continuing the Journey” To take these and other on-line trainings you need to create a MyScouting account through
Many activities and programs were held in celebration of this milestone the BSA website. It’s easy. Go to myscouting.org and follow the directions for creating a
throughout the United States and in Suffolk County Council. As the events of this new account, then follow the links to the E-Learning center and start taking training. Have
celebration come to an end we now can reflect on there effect and impact on our your BSA ID number handy, but you can still register without it.
current program and how it will affect it going forward. Please visit the Suffolk County Council website at www.sccbsa.com for more
From the first ideas and ideals that were put into motion to develop the Scouting information.
program the light of these started as flickers. These grew into flashes of light and
have now grown to beams that stretch across the world. Once started, Scouting
grew spontaneously and neither lost it glow nor capability to penetrate the wilder-
ness of life. A quote from James Keller, a favorite of mine, depicts how the events Boy Scout Troop 384
Mount Sinai Troop 384 purchased through the Arbor Day Foundation, 9 ever-
that grew Scouting keep it going and are evident in his words: “A candle loses
greens and then donated them to Heritage Trust for the North Shore Heritage Park. The
nothing by lighting another candle”. Just think of this and how those troop planted the trees along with Legislator Dan Losquadro and Mr. Fred Drewes of
before us established the program and how throughout time it has the Trust. There is a sign in front of the trees saying “ BOY SCOUT CENTENNIAL
continued with the traditions and program in use today. It is now our TREES 1910 - 2010”
responsibility to keep this movement alive and viable for those we This donation was made to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Scouting.
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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.
Scouting was awarded to Monsignor Joseph Curley, Assumption of the Blessed
Virgin Mary, Centereach and Joseph Huber, Our Lady of Perpetual Help,
Lindenhurst, for their years of dedication and service to Catholic Scouting.
Catholic Committee on Scouting 2011 SAINT GEORGE TREK AT PHILMONT
Diocese of Rockville Centre The Catholic Committee is accepting applications for the 2011 Saint George
Trek., a high adventure leadership program for Catholic Scouts at Philmont
Scout Ranch, July 7–22, 2011. The program is open to Boy Scouts and Venture
VIRTUS PROGRAM Crew members (boy or girl) who will be 15 years old by July 7, 2011 and
The Virtus Program, “Protecting God’s Children”, is provided by the Diocese entering their second, third or fourth year of high school in September of
of Rockville Centre. To register for one of the scheduled sessions, call the 2011. Two Scouts/Venturers will be selected from the Rockville Centre Diocese
Catholic Scouting Office for scheduled sessions. Once you have attended and two grants, each in the amount of $800.00, will be provided to cover their
the Virtus training session you need not attend again as your attendance registration fees. Application forms and further information can be obtained
covers all parish ministries in which you serve. by contacting the Catholic Scouting Office at (516) 678-5800, ext. 245 or
SUNDAY MASS OBLIGATION BSA 100 th ANNIVERSARY CAMPOREES
Father Gerard Gentleman, Diocesan Scouting Chaplain, has asked that The Anniversary Camporees conducted by the Suffolk County Council were
Catholic Scouts, leaders and parents be reminded that attendance at Sunday outstanding events. A very important part of both events was the opportunity
Mass is a vital part of their faith life. Plans should be made to attend Sunday for Scouts to fulfill the twelfth point of the Scout Law, “A Scout is rever-
Mass during or after any camping trip or Scouting activity. Participation in a ent.” Religious services were available on Saturday evening and all were well
Scouting activity does NOT excuse a Scout, parent or leader from this obliga- attended. Father Gerard Gentleman Diocesan Chaplain extends his thanks and
tion. appreciation to Bishop Peter Libasci for presiding at the Southaven Mass as well
as Sylvia Murdolo for coordinating the Mass and Mike Keller and his Venture
2010 BOY SCOUT CONVOCATION Crew for providing music.
The 2010 Boy Scout Convocation was held at Saint Agnes Cathedral in Father Mike Rieder, former Diocesan Chaplain and Pastor of St Therese Church
Rockville Centre on Sunday, September 20, 2009. The Most Rev. Paul H. in Montauk presided at the Camp Hero Mass. Mike Keller and his Crew again
Walsh, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre presided. Father provided the music for the liturgy. Father Gerard also extends his thanks to the
Joseph Fitzgerald, Chaplain at Holy Trinity Diocesan High School gave the Deacons, leaders, Scouts and members of the Catholic Committee who assisted
reflection. Father Gerard Gentleman, Diocesan Scouting Chaplain assisted. at Mass as Eucharistic Ministers and ushers.
ANNUAL CATHOLIC BOY SCOUT RETREAT
The following Boy Scouts from the Suffolk County Council received the Ad Due to the exceptional number of events this fall, the Annual Catholic Retreat
Altare Dei Emblem: St. Anne, Brentwood, Leighton and Christopher Collins; was postponed. A new date is being planned and will be announced as soon as
St. Luke, Brentwood, Gary Gravesandy, Noe Sorto, David and Edward it is finalized.
Plocharczyk; Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Centerport, Joseph Corrado;
St. Frances Cabrini, Coram, Valentino Gotay, Kevin Perlow, Robert Wright; CUB SCOUT FUN AND FAITH DAY
Sts. Cyril and Methodius, Deer Park, Michael Theiling, Andrew Zappola; The Catholic Committee’s special faith day for Cub Scouts will be held on
St. Matthew, Dix Hills, Joseph Anderson, Anthony Bisulco, Thomas LaRose, Saturday, April 2nd at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Island in Eastport. A pro-
Joseph Nestolo; St. Joseph the Worker, East Patchogue, Kyle McGlynn, gram including games, a handicraft, music and fun will highlight the day and a
Michael Weygand; Resurrection, Farmingville, Gilbert Burgos, Jr.; St. Thomas special patch will be presented.
More, Hauppauge, Vincent Carlino, Matthew Fortmeyer, Nicholas Lauritano,
Liam Nugent, Ryan O;Dea, Christopher Parrett; St. Joseph, Kings Park, Kevin All are urged to mark the day in their calendar and plan to be with us. Registration
Chaves, John Cooney, Robert Franco, Liam Hood, Donald Kennedy, Ryan is at 10:00 am and the day will conclude at 2:00 pm. Bring a bag lunch and bev-
Lowth, Nicholas Pitch, William Reid, Michael Stein, Victor Titone; Our Lady erage. EARLY REGISTRATION IS $ 7.50 PER PERSON. Payment after March
of Perpetual Help, Lindenhurst, Robert Brady, Luke DeBardelaben, Michael 21 and at the door is $ 8.50. Packs, dens and individual cubs are welcome!
Duffy, Ryan McDonough, Matthew Ninomivia, Nicholas Strigaro; St. Therese For information, speak to a member of the Catholic Committee or contact the
of Lisieux, Montauk, Robert Akkala; Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Patchogue, Catholic Scouting Office at 516-678-5800, ext. 245 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matthew Shaughnessy; St. Francis de Sales, Patchogue, Patrick Duge, William
McNamara; St. Gerard Majella, Pt. Jefferson Station, Brandon Rodriguez, SCOUT SUNDAY/SCOUT SABBATH PATCH
Alex Recchion; St. Joseph, Ronkonkoma, Kian Avillia: St. James, Setauket, A newly designed SCOUT SUNDAY/SCOUT SABBATH PATCH will again
Michael May, St. Patrick, Smithtown, Michael Bartels; Our Lady of be available this year for presentation to those who participate in a Religious
Lourdes, West Islip, Stephen Davidson. Service during Scout Week. Cost is $ 1.75 per patch. For information, contact
a member of the Catholic Committee or the Catholic Scouting Office at (516)
Receiving the Pope Pius XII Emblem were: Our Lady of the Snow, Blue Point, 678-5800, ext. 245 or email@example.com
Samuel Bensin; Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Centereach, Robert
Murawski; Stephen Van Nostrand; Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs, Centerport, OTHER INFORMATION
Matthew Geidell, Christ the King, Commack, Thomas Fitzgerald, Matthew Pre-registration of Scouts working on the Ad Altare Dei and Pope Pius
McCarthy; St. Matthew, Dix Hills, Ryan Glass; St. Thomas More, XII Religious Emblems is requested.
Hauppauge, Thomas Crociata, Rocco Recce, Marcos Pedone; Good Shepherd, Contact the Catholic Scouting Office. (516-678-5800, ext. 245 or
Holbrook, Brian Holt; St. Patrick, Huntington, Eric geyer; St. Joseph, Kings firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Park, Daniel Jiritano, Nicholas Galante, Andrew Kennedy, Daniel Squillante, Workbooks for all Catholic Religious Emblems are available at the
James Stein; Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Patchogue, Matthew Fontaine, Scout Shop or from the Catholic Scouting Office. (516-678-5800, ext.
Alex Jackson; and St. Joseph, Ronkonkoma, Joshua Bartley, Thomas Brady, 245 or email@example.com.)
Nicholas O’Brien, Margaret Taylor, and Madonna Yellico. Pope Pius XII Senior Scout Retreat – Feb. 11, 12 and 13, 2011. –
Emmanuel Marianist Retreat House, Uniondale
Nelson daLuz, Christ the King, Commack, Samuel Machado, St. Luke, For details on any of the above or information on any Catholic Scouting
Brentwood and Andrew Mayce, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, event or program, contact a member of the Catholic Committee or call
Centereach were awarded the Bishop’s Emblem for exceptional service to or e-mail the Catholic Scouting Office at 516-678-5800, ext. 245 or
Catholic Scouting as a youth. Adriano Machado, St. Luke, Brentwood and firstname.lastname@example.org. When calling after regular business hours or on the
Mary Scotti of Saint Joseph, Ronkonkoma received the Bronze Pelican weekend, dial extension 245 for voice mail.
Emblem for their years of service to the cause of Scouting under Catholic
auspices. The Saint George Emblem of the National Catholic Committee on
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Lutheran Committee on Scouting
Definition of “Active”
The Suffolk County Lutheran Committee on Scouting was pleased to be
able to provide a Protestant chaplain to the summer camping program at Baiting
Hollow Scout Camp. Dominique Parlia was a recent graduate of Concordia
College in Bronxville. We thank the many Lutheran charities that helped fund (As found on page 21 of the 2010 Boy Scout Requirements Book.)
his salary. We also thank the Lutheran pastors who provided services on Friday
A Scout will be considered “active” in his unit if he is:
We were also honored when one of our previous chaplains, Mike Bridges,
attended the National Jamboree with his partner George Baum. The Lost and 1. Registered in his unit (registration fees are current).
Found Group performed concerts and provided a major portion of the Lutheran 2. Not dismissed from his unit for disciplinary reasons.
/ Protestant service at the Jamboree. The National Lutheran Association of 3. Engaged by his unit leadership on a regular basis
Scouters was proud to have Mike at the Jamboree. (informed of unit activities through Scoutmaster
conference or personal contact, etc.).
4. In communication with the unit leader on a quarterly
(Units may not create their own definition of active; this is a
Suffolk County Jewish
Shalom to all Scouts and Scouters, We are in the process of forming the Suffolk County Protestant
Committee and would like to have representation from each district.
1. Our next event, where everyone is welcome, is the Ten Commandment
Hike on November 26th. Pick up a packet at council service center or on Our mission is to provide each Scout the tools to fulfill the 12th point
the Suffolk County Council website. of the Scout Law - A Scout is Reverent. We aim to do this by promot-
2. In January, we start our Scout Shabbat services. Watch our website ing the Protestant religious awards, by having a religious day event
WWW.templebethchaiofhauppauge.com and click on the SCJCOS button and down the road, possibly a retreat. Also, as these boys grow we
for all our dates and events.
want them to be able to mentor the younger boys and therefore, we
3. Our awards breakfast will be on Sunday, February 27th , 2011 at Temple would like to put together some kind of mentoring program to help
Beth Chai, 870 Townline Road in Hauppauge from 10 am to around
noonish. Come enjoy a bagel and lox breakfast for $8 in advance and them do this. But, in order to do this and more, we need your help. So
$10 at the door. There will be lots of door prizes and goodie bags for all if you are interested in being a part of this committee, please contact
the youth that come. Watch our Scouts get presented with their religious
emblems (Maccabbee, Aleph, Ner Tamid and Etz Chaim) and our adults Lois Accattato at: 631-275-6228 or email Lois40@optonline.net.
get rewarded with the Shofar and Chai awards for outstanding work in
presenting our program to the youth of Suffolk County.
4. Come join us at the annual North Eastern Regional conference being held
in West Brunswick, New Jersey on April 3, 2011. Our own Bruce Streger
is the program chair this year. Let’s support him and the conference.
Applications will be available in December and the cost is $36, which
includes a bagel breakfast and hot Kosher lunch. Come see your leaders
get the Chai award for their work in Jewish Scouting.
5. The next event will be our annual Conclave held at Baiting Hollow Scout
Camp on May 20 thru 22. The theme this year is “Noah’s Ark”. We will
be leading you 2 by 2. We have a great program in store. Lots to eat. A
great campfire and crackerbarrel. Many merit badges will be offered such
as leather working, coin collecting, stamp collecting, weather, first aid and
so on. We will also be making flutes, walking sticks, bead flags, stained
glass, and so much more. Come share a weekend with your brothers and
sisters and have the time of your life with Scouts from all over Suffolk
County. Watch our website for updates, pricing and applications.
By the way patch collectors, come to our events and you will receive one of
our beautifully designed patches for each event. Let’s have some fun together.
See you my friends. For more information, email Bruce Streger, WB2ADF@
AOL.COM or call at 631-981-0453.
Don’t forget to invite us to your Eagle, Silver or Quartermaster court
of honor. We will present your scout with a patch and certificate in honor of
his achievement. The same goes for Girl Scouts who receive the Gold Award.
We take all obstacles away from you. Earn your religious emblems. It’s your
extra credit on the way to becoming an Eagle Scout. Good luck.
THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE OF
SHALOM. Remember to be safe at all times and HAVE A LOT OF
FUN DOING IT.
SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL, BSA
We want to wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
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Suffolk County Council BSA Crew 777’s Summer Kodiak Super-Activity
Council Chairman: Bob Koch
VOA Advisor: Anthony Quattrone
Professional Advisor: Ryan Bieler 631-924-7000 x29
Venturers At the Camporee
The Venturing program was alive and well at the SCC BSA 100th Anniversary
Camporee during the weekend of October 15-17 at Southaven Park. Crew 64 did a
great job in preparing Dutch Oven International cooking. The chili, and rice and
beans were great, but the Swedish fish were amazing!. Crew 777 ran the Ultimate
Frisbee game, as well as assisting Scouts and Scouters by giving them an item with
the Venturing brand. Ship 406 was promoting boating safety and assisted Scouts in
building sailboats and Crew 1776 was there to provide guidance on how to plan for a Members of Crew 777 once again participated in their annual Super Activity. Our
trip this year was in the Adirondacks – Lake George area. Activities included: raft-
successful super activity.
ing, canoeing, kayaking, Waterskiing, horseback riding, biking, hiking, and a visit to
Besides the crews present, we had a great group of consultants providing tremen- Adirondack Extreme – a series of 5 high ropes course in the middle of the woods.
dous program. Doug Gottlieb was very busy in teaching Scouts and leaders how to Other activities included a motorboat tour of Lake George, a double feature at a Drive
use fire-by-friction to start a fire and how to make and use spears for hunting. Pete In (remember those), and putt-putt golf.
Gibbons was there to provide excellent mountain biking experience – where to go Treks during 2009 and 2011 involved the Kodiak leadership and Team-building pro-
and how to use. Phil Hagemann and Jim Gustauvino hid some caches and led Cubs, gram. Past co-ed treks included canoeing through the interior of Alaska; backpacking
Boy Scouts and Venturers on the hunt for these geocaches using GPS devices. Paul through Philmont Scout Ranch; kayaking, biking, sailing and surfing in South Padre
Lipsky provided SCUBA instruction, giving Scouts their first experience to underwa- Island Texas; Biking, rafting and caving in South western West Virginia (site of the
ter adventure. soon to be Summit); and Sailing down the coast of Florida and through the Keys.
Congratulations to Nicole White who did a great job.
Suffolk County Venturing Officers Association
Over the next couple months, a new set of Venturing Officer Association officers
Changes to Training/Resource Opportunities will be selected. These officers will represent our council at the Area level. They will
A few training/resources courses, tied to Venturing have changed over the past organize and lead all council VOA activities. If you are interested in a position, please
couple months. They include Powder Horn, Kodiak and the Venturing Leadership contact Anthony Quattrone at: email@example.com or Bob Koch at bobbsa@
Skills Course. optonline.net. Please check the council website for Venturing activities.
The Powder Horn syllabus has been updated. The changes for this resource
course include: its no longer tied to the Venturing Ranger Award; and, there is an Upcoming SCC/NER Area 7
optional 3-day course (in lieu of the previously prescribed 6-day program). Further
details will be communicated as they become available. Venturing Meetings/Activities
Changes to the Kodiak and Kodiak X Programs are currently being reviewed, November 1st Council Venturing Meeting (St. Joseph Ronkonkoma 7:30pm)
November 18th VOA Meeting
with changes to being communicated by Spring 2011, when the new syllabus is also
November 26th Ten Commandments Hike (let’s get some Venturing Crews there)
available. December 4th NER Area 7 Summit Planning Meeting at Alpine
The Venturing Leadership Skills Course (VLSC) is being replaced by a new course December 6th Council Venturing Meeting (St. Joseph Ronkonkoma 7:30pm)
entitled Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews or ILSC. The purpose of December 27th VOA Meeting – Indoor Climbing Holiday Party at Island Rock
ILSC is to teach crew members with leadership positions what their new job is and January 3rd Council Venturing Meeting (St. Joseph Ronkonkoma 7:30pm)
how to most effectively reach success in that role. ILSC is intended to help Venturers January 27th VOA Meeting
in leadership positions within their crew understand their responsibilities and equip February 7th Council Venturing Meeting (St. Joseph Ronkonkoma 7:30pm)
them with organizational and leadership skills to fulfill those responsibilities. ILSC February 25th VOA Meeting – Overnight Fun and Games night
is the first course in the series of leadership training offered to Venturers and is a February 26th ILSC – Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews
April 29-May 1 2011 NER Area 7 Summit at Alpine Scout Reservation
replacement for VLSC. Completion of this course is a prerequisite for Venturers
to participate in the more advanced leadership courses National Youth Leadership
Training (NYLT) and the National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE). 2011 Northeast Region Area 7 Summit – April
It is also required for Kodiak. 29-May 1, 2011
The goal is to have a uniform, aligned training platform for all programs so that Last year, Suffolk County Council Venturing made a huge impression at the
those Scouters may transition smoothly from one course to the next regardless of what Northeast Region Area 7’s first Venturing Summit when it sent over 50 venturers
type of unit they belong to. All but the intro is now “program neutral” and each course to the event. All had a fantastic time at the event. Planning for the 2011 Summit
needs the same basic info as prerequisite. The First ILSC will be held on February has already started and the Area VOA, selected at last year’s Summit, have selected
26tt, 2011 at St. Joseph’s in Ronkonkoma. “Venturing World of Harry Potter” as this year theme. The next Area 7 planning
meeting will take place on Saturday December 4th at Alpine Scout Camp. We are
looking for youth to attend, so if you are interested or have interested crew members,
please contact Bob Koch at firstname.lastname@example.org. So, if you are a Harry Potter fan,
we can use your help in adding creative programming idea. We would like to better
our 2010 participation.
Venturing Leadership Award
Each year, the Venturing Leadership Award is presented at the Council
Fellowship Dinner held in March. Now that Venturing has taken on a larger presence
in our council, a formalized selection process is being established. Keep an eye out
for the application for nominating potential candidates. It’s a great way to honor hard
working and dedicated Venturers and supporters of the Venturing program.
THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE OF The Venturing Leadership Award is presented at the council and regional level
to Venturers and adults who have made exceptional contributions to Venturing and
SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL, BSA who exemplify the Venturing Code. Past VLA awardees include: Jennifer L Koch
(2003), Robert M Koch (2007), Nicholas Georghiou, Robert J Borowski (2009) and
Dot Young and Rich Saukulis (2010).
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A Prayer Dedicated to Suffolk County in Honor Fall is upon us and Scouting is
of the BSA 100th Birthday Celebration in full swing for another program
year. We have accomplished so much
Our Father and Our God. this year. Celebrating 100 years of
Today, we gather to celebrate 100 years of Scouting in Suffolk County Long Scouting, our Shining Light event at
Island, NY. Today we celebrate as proud Americans from all walks of life. Today we Stony Brook was well attended. The
celebrate our spirituality brought with us to this American shore. Today we celebrate National Jamboree at Fort AP Hill
our many different forms of worship we share with the wider Christian and Jewish was a celebration to remember.
church. Today, we celebrate the Almighty God who has traveled with us all these Recently, our council’s very own
years. celebrations at Scouthaven and
Today, we gather knowing we are still on a journey to make a difference in the Camp Hero were a huge success
lives of youth throughout Suffolk County and the country. We have a story to tell, with over 4,000 and 1,000 partici-
we have our heroes, heroines, mentors and volunteers to remember and thank. pants respectively. Both events had
Today, we gather to say thank you to that young man (unknown by name but many exciting activities for Scouts
known by you) who showed an act of kindness to William D. Boyce, who lost his Dot Young - Council Commissioner of all ages to participate in, both
way in the heavy fog of London, England and took him to his destination. Suffolk County Council, BSA old and new. The Saturday evening
Today, we gather to say thank you for Lord Robert Baden Powell, who received show at Scouthaven was spectacular.
a call from our Lord to become the Founder of the Boy Scouts of Great Britain and Many thanks and credit to all the
who passed these resources on to William Boyce, who with the help of community volunteers, professional staff, and exhibitors who helped make these events a
and friends founded the Boy Scouts of America on February 8, 1910. once in a lifetime “Centennial Experience.”
Today, we gather to say with thousands of Scouts and their leadership the Scout Congratulations to our newest unit commissioners: Carl Sorrano from
Oath: Sagtikos District, and Stephanie Leach from Trailblazer District.
“On my honor I will do my best As commissioners, we have a lot of work to do for the fall and year end.
To do my duty to God and my Country Most important, is to ensure all of our units are on target to complete their goals
And to obey the Scout Law for 2010 Centennial Quality Unit. Please make sure to contact your units and
To help other people at all times guide them to attain quality unit status.
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake On November 11th, we will be conducting Unit Inventory throughout all
And, morally straight.” districts. Our goal is to contact all units and have them report their current ros-
Today, we gather to repeat from memory the blueprint (12 points of Scout Law) ter. We will then compare their roster with council records to ensure everyone
that every American should live by. is registered.
“A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, With many units rechartering by year-end, it is also imperative that ALL
obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.” REGISTERED ADULTS are youth protection trained. Charters will not be
Today, we gather to repeat from memory the Scout motto. “Be Prepared” – accepted without all adults CURRENT in their youth protection training. This
you are always in a state of readiness in mind and body to do your duty and to face could effect units with longevity tenure. If charters lapse or drop, the unit would
charges, if necessary, to help others. be starting over at year one.
Today, we gather to repeat from memory, the Scout slogan –“Do a good turn Finally, Commissioner College is being held on November 20th at St Joseph’s
daily”. (Extra act of kindness). Church in Ronkonkoma from 8AM to 5 PM. We will be running all courses
In closing, today we gather to celebrate the fact that Suffolk County Boy Scouts for all commissioner’s including Roundtable Training for roundtable commis-
of America was bought with a price (Cross) and as a result we are called to be wit- sioner’s and staff. Registration and information can be found and downloaded
nesses and lights in a world that is no longer morally straight, and we will continue form our council web site. Every commissioner is strongly urged to participate.
to offer who we are, for we are forever held in the loving arms of Christ. This is part of our ongoing training and commitment to serve our units, districts,
Amen and Amen. and council.
Prayerfully Submitted, In closing, I would like to extend a very Happy Thanksgiving to everyone
Reverend Mack H. Smith, Jr. and a wonderful, healthy and prosperous holiday season.
Eagle Scout –Class of 1970 Dot
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The Suffolk County Council congratulates the following young men who have recently
earned the rank of Eagle Scout:
IN MEMORY OF
NAME TROOP CHARTER ORGANIZATION from
The Shelter Island Lions Club
Benjamin Tallmadge District
Zachary R. Sacher T6 Rotary Club of Southold William K. Somerville
Ryan R. Mazzei T6 Rotary Club of Southold from
John E. Dunne T6 Rotary Club of Southold Len, Della, Michael & Adam Langino, Fritzi Gros-Daillon,
Jason Huang T 70 VFW Post 3054, East Setauket George & Patti Gaughan, Mitch Buckner, David Clemens,
Johnathan J.Kongoletos T 94 Wading River Fire Department Lawrence & Jan Kaye, The Stanco Family, Karen Landau,
John G. Kilmartin T 161 Shoreham Fire Company Donald Nobile, William & Jacqueline Doremus, The Meagher
Dylan J. Lynch T 161 Shoreham Fire Company Family, Jeanne Ostrow, Jeanne & Michael Lutzky, Donald
Patrick J. Sullivan T 161 Shoreham Fire Company Uppleger, Amy Cane, Phyllis Stein & Family, Stu Meade & Betty
Timothy M. Murphy T 161 Shoreham Fire Company Murphy
Harold F. Roberts T 172 Knights of Columbus-Sacred Heart Council
Daniel R. Lounsbury T 244 PV Landing Lodge 2239-Order Sons of Italy
William R. O’Connor
Travis W.H. Ochs
PV Landing Lodge 2239-Order Sons of Italy
St. James Lutheran Church
IN HONOR OF
Michael J. Gargiulo T 349 Rotary Club of Smithtown
Thomas J. Kotak T 349 Rotary Club of Smithtown Eagle Scout Michael
Patrick O’Callaghan T 362 Hope Lutheran Church, Smithtown Remkus
Edward A. Lamparter T 384 Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1379, Mt. Sinai from
Robert L. Andersen T 433 Middle Island Fire Department Lillian, John, John Jr. & Erin
Steven T. Hesse T 454 St. Gerard Majella RC Church Woudsma
Nicholas J. Mancuso T 560 Coram Fire Department
Steven J. Salvatore T 565 Smithtown United Methodist Curch
Justin J. Porter T 959 LDS, Plainview Stake, Riverhead Branch
Tyler S. May T 12 United Methodist Church
Kyle C. Pryhuber
Rudy Thomas Haluza
in Huntington/Cold Spring Harbor
Greenlawn Beach & Swim Club
Greenlawn Beach & Swim Club
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Michael R. Eisenhuth T 34 Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Thomas Callahan T 52 East Northport Chamber of Commerce
Salvatore V. Spadaro T 106 BPO Elks Lodge 1565, Huntington
Twitter – sccbsa
John C. Connell T 106 BPO Elks Lodge 1565, Huntington
Ryan E. Wilk T 309 St. Luke Lutheran Church, Dix Hills
Ralph R. Crisci T 403 Christ Lutheran Church, East Northport
Christopher G. Koutsoubis T 409 St. Matthew’s RC Church, Dix Hills
Ryan J. Kober T 409 St. Matthew’s RC Church, Dix Hills
Max Robert Killion Jaissle T 474 St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, East Northport
Andrew E. DeDonato T 539 Kings Park Volunteer Fire Department
Michael J. Owens T1 Babylon United Methodist Church RSS – www.sccbsa.com/rss/rss.html
Griffin Burr T 95 Church of Christ, West Islip
Zachary F. Kohler T 104 American Legion Post 94, Babylon
Conor M. Wynne T 153 United Methodist Church of Bay Shore
Scott Ostrander T 157 Constantino Brumidi Lodge 2211, Deer Park
Anthony A. Maiorano T 183 Our Lady of Grace RC Church, West Babylon
Matthew S. Schweider T 183 Our Lady of Grace RC Church, West Babylon
James C. Meloro T 183
Alexander J. McGovern T 205
Our Lady of Grace RC Church, West Babylon
Great River Fire Department SUFFOLK
William Purdy T 205 Great River Fire Department
Joseph Barbato T 327 Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church,
Harrison Tanner Baron T 329 Bayport-Blue Point Chamber of Commerce
Jonathan T. Herr T 370 Guglielmo Marconi Lodge 2232
Order Sons of Italy, Islip Suffolk Navigator (USPS 375200) is published 4 times a year in
Christopher M. Morsch T 370 Guglielmo Marconi Lodge 2232 February, April, July and October by the Suffolk County Council, Inc.,
Order Sons of Italy, Islip Boy Scouts of America, 7 Scouting Blvd., Medford, NY. Periodical
Postage Paid at Setauket, NY. 11733
David T. Keating T 29 East Moriches Fire Department Postmaster: Send address changes to
Garrett J. Gesswein T 29 East Moriches Fire Department Suffolk County Council, Inc.,
Alexander A. Kremler T 76 St. John Nepomucene RC Church, Bohemia 7 Scouting Blvd., Medford, NY. 11763
Scott M. Davidson T 184 Sayville Chamber of Commerce
Anthony J. Otters T 197 Rotary Club of Ronkonkoma
Christopher Callender T 197 Rotary Club of Ronkonkoma President........................................................................Rudolph Santoro
Glen Dinger T 294 Lions Club of Holtsville Council Commissioner............................................................Dot Young
Michael F. O’Boyle T 1225 Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Ronkonkoma
Scout Executive......................................................................Dirk Smith
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