Suffolk County Council, BSA provides a comprehensive values-based program that develops character, teaches citizenship, and encourages personal fitness to more than 12,000 youth each year. The Council was chartered on April 6, 1919 to instill values and expand the Scouting movement in Suffolk County. The Council Service Center is located at 7 Scouting Boulevard in Medford off Horseblock Road just one-half mile south of exit 65 of the Long Island Expressway and is open weekdays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
The Council Service Center will be closed on July 4 & 5, 2013
Council Service Center Hours - 9AM to 4PM, Monday thru Friday - July 1 to September 3
FEATURED ⇒ Full Week NYLT Announced for
August at BHSC
2013-05-09 @ 19:00, Submitted by Jim Grimaldi
NYLT is a week-long outdoor experience for current and future troop and crew leaders, utilizing the patrol method. It presents leadership skills in multiple formats providing the opportunity for participants to live and practice these leadership skills. Virtually all of the training is conducted by the youth staff. The course follows the National BSA National Youth Leadership Training Curriculum. This course runs one week from Sunday afternoon through Friday afternoon, August 17 - 22.
FEATURED ⇒ Wood Badge 2013 - 9/22-24 & 10/12-14
2013-05-27 @ 19:00, Submitted by Marc Nathanson
Wood Badge 2013 Weekend One will be held September 22nd through 24th at Baiting Hollow Scout Camp. Weekend Two will be held October 12th thru 14th at Schiff Scout Reservation. Attendance at both weekends is required for course completion. Follow this link for more information or to register on-line. You can also download course brochure. The course is limited to the first 48 participants and is filling fast.
Questions can be directed to Marc Nathanson at 516-672-8305.
STEM: Nova Award Program and Supernova Awards
New easy-to-use submission package
2013-06-13 @ 20:00, Submitted by Cliff Locks and Tammy Campagnola-Levinsky
STEM is part of an initiative the Boy Scouts of America has taken on to encourage the natural curiosity of youth members and their sense of wonder about these fields through existing programs. From archery to welding, Scouts will enjoy the wide range of STEM-related activities. To support this initiative, the BSA developed the Nova Awards program so that youth members have fun and receive recognition for their efforts. The easy-to-use submission package lists all the specific tasks a Scout needs to complete with check boxes to help record your success.
Akela Foundation Award Presented
2013-06-07 @ 21:00, Submitted by Tom McKay
The Akela Foundation, created in memory of the late Scouter Doug McKay, has presented the Akela Foundation Award to Travis Y. of Troop 214, Hauppague. Congratulations Tyler!
Israeli Tzofim Friendship Caravan
2013-06-04 @ 21:00, Submitted by Bruce Streger
The Suffolk County Jewish Committee on Scouting announces the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Israeli Tzofim Friendship Caravan at Temple Beth Chai on June 30. See the Registration Form for more information.
Brookhaven National Lab Summer Sundays Program
2013-05-22 @ 19:30, Submitted by Cliff Locks
Tour the BNL world-class facilities, attend an array of dynamic science talks, and see a different science show each week. See the Promotional Flier for more information.
Camp Work Day a Success
2013-05-11 @ 18:00, Submitted by Bill Dunn
Special thanks to everyone who showed up for Camp Work Day today! There was activity in the Catholic Chaplain's Cabin, the Dining Hall kitchen got a good spring cleaning, major improvements in the work yard were noticed, and substantial progress was made with replacement of the support posts in front of the office/health lodge/trading post.
The Council Camporee - What a Great Event!!!
2013-04-28 @ 21:30, Updated by the Webmaster
What an Event! The 2013 Council Camporee - by all measures - was a huge success! The weather was outstanding, the program reaching every level of Scouting, and the smiling faces of volunteers and Scouts.
THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!
We filled the field for The Big Show and our featured performers - Rachel Hankers, Miles to Dayton, and Lasertainment - did an outstanding job!
Check out the photographs of the day.
STEM Internship Program Announced
2013-03-29 @ 16:30, Submitted by Cliff Locks and Tammy Campagnola-Levinsky
Internships for High School, Undergraduate, and Graduate students are being facilitated through Connect to Tech and the Long Island STEM Hub. Check out the Long Island STEM Internship Program page for more information.
PARTICIPATE ⇒ Story Sharing Campaign
2013-02-23 @ 07:00, Submitted by Chris McNeill
We all have a story or two to tell about our experiences in Scouting. Whether your story is inspiring, humorous, or a reminiscence of Scouting days past, we want to hear your story! Check out our new Story Sharing Campaign site to tell us your story and read stories contributed by your fellow Scouts and Scouters.
Scout Nights at the LI Ducks!
2013-02-07 @ 07:00, Submitted by Nina Kelly
Sign up now for any or all of the Scout Nights sponsored by the LI Ducks. Tickets are $11.00 each for games on May 16, June 27, July 30, and August 29. See the Promotional Flier for more information!
West Meadow Beach Nature Programs
2013-03-29 @ 17:30, Updated by Eileen Gerle
Spring Nature Programs are right around the corner at West Meadow Beach.
Use the "Base Camp" For Recruiting
Online Tour and Activity Plan
2012-04-21 @ 12:00, Update by Webmaster
The Tour and Activity Plan is available to all registered unit leaders through their MyScouting accounts beginning May 10, 2012.
All units must use the new on-line tool to create and submit plans for their outings and activities. All plans for tours and activities must be submitted using the new on-line Tour and Activity Plan.
The Council Service Center will no longer accept the old paper Tour Plan forms and will instruct those submitting the paper forms to resubmit using the on-line Tour and Activity Plan.
Guidelines for when to submit plans have not changed. If you are unsure about whether or not your trip or activity requires a plan, you can access the SCC Tour Plan Wizard to help you determine if you need to file a plan.
The new Tour and Activity Plan will be reviewed by council staff, but there is no longer an approval process. Responsibility for compliance with BSA policies and guidelines lies with the unit.
An informative training video has been developed on how to use the new Tour and Activity plan application. The new Tour and Activity Plan FAQ page can also be viewed here. Links to the video and FAQ pages are also available upon accessing your MyScouting account.
Green Campsite/In-Tent Lighting
Leaders - Check Out This Hiking Resource!
2012-05-08 @ 07:00, Submitted by Bill Dunn
Today's issue of Newsday contains information on a new app that can be used with downloaded maps from the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. From the Newsday article:
"The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, home to more than 2,000 miles of public trails, has made a good number of its maps available through the Avenza Map Store. Download the free app and you'll have access to 20 trails -- some free, others in the $2 to $6 range. The remaining 30 trails should be available by summer's end, says Trail Conference cartographer Jeremy Apgar."
Scoutmasters - Check Out This Instant Campsite Water Heater!
2012-04-15 @ 11:00, Submitted by Bill Dunn
Voice of the Scout
2012-02-18 @ 18:30, Submitted by Lauren Vlachos
Voice of the Scout - A unique opportunity to highlight issues you believe are important for improving your family's Scouting experience. Please participate. Check out the flier for more information. Please share with leaders, parents, Scouts, and chartered organization representatives.
NESA Chapter Site Moved
BHSC Reservations System
2010-08-22 @ 16:00, Submitted by Webmaster
Cabins, campsites, and other facilities at Baiting Hollow Scout Camp can now be reserved online. A new Reservation System can be used to view available sites and submit a reservation request. Here's how it works:
- Go to the reservation page and run the Availability Report to see which sites are available for the date you want.
- Fill out the reservation form and click Submit. This will send your request to the Camping Office. You will also receive and email acknowledging your request.
- The Camping Office will verify that the site is available for the dates requested. If your request is confirmed the reservation will be made and you will receive another email confirming your reservation.
- Please note that the deposit amount stated in the confirming email must reach the Council office within three days or your reservation will be cancelled.
- Contact the Camping Office at 631-924-7000, ext. 130 with any questions
OA Eagle Flap
2010-03-09 @ 07:00, Submitted by Rich Wollenstein
The Executive Committee of Shinnecock Lodge 360 is pleased to announce that a special flap has been created to honor the members of the lodge upon the occasion of their Eagle Court of Honor. If you know of a member of Shinnecock Lodge 360 who will be obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout, please make sure to invite the Lodge Adviser to their Eagle Court of Honor, so we can present them with the flap.
In addition, those lodge members who have achieved the rank of Eagle and would like to do so, can contact the Lodge Adviser at email@example.com. One patch per Eagle Scout is available for a price of $5.00.
Shinnecock Lodge Museum
2009-12-01 @ 00:01, Submitted by Jim Grimaldi
Attention All Brothers (Past and Present)
Shinnecock Lodge is beginning the process of creating a Lodge Museum to be on display at Baiting Hollow Scout Camp. If you have any lodge memorabilia that you would be interested in donating to the museum, or would like to contribute in some other way, please call the council office (Jim Grimaldi 631-924-7000, ext. 21).
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