2014-02-12 @ 23:00, Submitted by the Webmaster
Congratulations to Jim Montalto who was sworn in as Council President this evening. Congratulations, too, to Tim Green, the new Council Commissioner. Thanks to outgoing President (and incoming Vice President) Mark Businski and outgoing Council Commissioner (and incoming Vice President) Dot Young. Mark will fill the role of Vice President - Development and Dot serve as Vice President - Program (Activities, Advancement, and Training). Bill Dunn was elected Vice President - Camping and Dr. Lou Scotti was elected Vice President - District Operations. Chris O'Connor continues as Treasurer and Brian McAuliff as Vice President - Marketing.
2014-02-10 @ 14:00, Submitted by Michal Dluginski
For those interested in the Nut Sale:
- Sales brochures are available in the Council Service Center.
- Take Order sales will be due to Michal Dluginski email@example.com by March 10.
- Delivery of the nuts will be by April 4, 2014. (Which makes it a good gift item for Easter and Passover).
- Units receive a 35% commission for their sales.
- Products are attractively priced between $10 and $15
- All Scouts who sell at least $100 worth of product will receive a patch.
- Scouts who fill up an order sheet will be entered into a drawing to receive one of three gift basket prizes.
- The best-selling Scout will receive the grand prize: The Treasure Chest, which will include one of every product for sale on the brochure this year, and a $50 gift card.
- Units that sign up for the sale must provide us with contact information, including an email address.
- Contact Michal Dluginski at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and any questions.
2014-02-07 @ 07:00, Submitted by Frank Bailey
The Silver Beaver Class of 2014 has been selected. Please join us in congratulating the recipients:
Benjamin Tallmadge District
Council Board Member/Benjamin Tallmadge District
Matinecock & Benjamin Tallmadge Districts
The Silver Beaver Award will be presented at the Council Fellowship Dinner on March 27, 2014 at Villa Lombardi's in Holbrook.
2014-01-16 @ 17:30, Submitted by Lauren Vlachos
Join us on Wednesday for a great morning of STEM activities at Brookhaven National Laboratory. There are workshops for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Explorers. Check out the flyer and reserve your spot today! Space is limited!
2014-01-12 @ 21:00, Submitted by Jim Grimaldi
The Suffolk County Council Philmont Trek has a small number of openings. Interested Scouts should contact Jim Grimaldi or Nina Kelly at 631-727-1614.
2013-12-24 @ 22:00, Submitted by Al Brownley
SPRING NYLT IS SOLD OUT! CALL BHSC AT 631-727-1614 TO GET ON THE WAITING LIST. THE NEXT COURSE WILL TAKE PLACE IN AUGUST 2014.
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth members with leadership skills and experiences they can use in their home troops, teams, crews, personal lives, and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.
NYLT is a two weekend outdoor experience for current and future troop and crew leaders, utilizing the patrol (team) 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 BSA National Youth Leadership Training Curriculum.
What to Expect at NYLT
NYLT is an intensive six day course. Leadership theory is delivered in a team (the term team may be considered synonymous with patrol in a Troop model) setting with an emphasis on immediate application of learning in a fun environment. The course is an exciting combination of classroom and fun outdoor activities providing a challenging and rewarding learning experience.
Who can attend?
- Any Boy Scout who is at least 13 years old and has achieved the rank of First Class. Boy Scouts should have attended Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops.
- Any Venturer (NYLT is coed) who has completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews.
Why should you attend?
- You will meet scouts from all across Suffolk County Council.
- You will push all of your personal limits and discover what kind of leader you can be.
- You will learn and develop new leadership skills.
- You will have committed to becoming the best leader you can be.
- The skills you will learn are used in School, in Teams and throughout your lifetime.
Why should Unit Leaders send Youth?
- We provide intensive leadership training based on the foundations of Scouting.
- Trained leaders make scouting fun for the rest of your troop/crew members.
- You'll take pride watching your Youth Leaders run the troop/crew.
How is the course setup?
The patrol (team) method is used extensively throughout the training. Teams (Patrols) are established. A Team Guide (Troop Guide) is assigned to each team (patrol) to advise and be a resource to the participants throughout the learning process. The Course (Troop/Crew) setting provides an opportunity for youth to practice the newly learned skills providing the home unit with improved effectiveness and enthusiasm from the youth leaders.
Key Elements of the NYLT Course:
- A month in the life of a Troop
- Four Stages of Team Development - Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing. Participants learn the appropriate leadership style for each of the stages.
- Leadership Requires Vision, Goals, Plans Participants learn the theme of Finding Your Vision/Creating a Future; they learn that "if you can see it, you can be it."
Toolbox of Leadership Skills
Participants learn to use the following skills:
- Vision-Goals-Planning: Creating Future Success
- SMART Goals-Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Timely
- Planning and Problem Solving Tool - What, How, When, Who
- Teaching EDGE - Explain, Demonstrate, Guide, Enable
- Leading EDGE - Matching the Leader's Behavior to the Team's Stage
- Valuing People - ROPE - Reach out, Organize, Practice, Experience
- Conflict Resolution Tool - EAR - Express, Address, Resolve
- Making Ethical Decisions
- Communication Skills
Each Scout returns to their Unit with a toolbox of leadership skills that enables them to better understand their role as someone who can shape the directions of their unit.
Check out the NYLT Informational Flier for more information.
Please email Al Brownley with any questions.
2013-12-10 @ 22:00
There has never been a better time to be involved in Scouting, especially here in Suffolk County. First we would like to thank you for all you do for the more then 19,000 youth who take part in one of the many program offered by the Suffolk County Council. Without you none of these amazing programs could happen!
We have a new and very exciting program to share with you and your Scouts. We firmly believe in getting every Scout to camp whether it is Cub Scout day camp, Boy Scout overnight camp or one of the four national high adventure bases. It's no secret that scouts who go to camp stay in the program. The longer a Scout stays in the program the more positive influence it will have on them. Check out the Announcement Memo and the Camp Card Leader Guide for more information.
2013-11-20 @ 22:30, Submitted by Mark Businski
The Suffolk County Council of the Boy Scouts of American are very saddened and shocked by the news that our Past Council President, current Vice President, Silver Beaver recipient, Friend of Scouting, and very loyal supporter of the Boy Scouts of America and the Suffolk County Council - Tony Stupore - unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday morning, November 20th, after returning from a business trip, having dinner at home, and taking an evening walk in his neighborhood with his wife, Carol. May you please provide a prayer and keep Tony's Wife, Carol, their children, as well as the entire Stupore Family in your heart and thoughts on this most difficult day and days to come.
The Executive Board Members and Council professional staff and team members are very saddened by the unexpected passing of Tony. As Council President, Council Officer, and Executive Board Member, Tony's contributions to the Boy Scouts of America in Suffolk County were admirable, priceless, and extremely well respected. Scouting meant the world to Tony, and Tony meant the world to us in the Suffolk County Council. A sincere Scout Salute to you, Tony!
Mark R. Businski
Suffolk County Council
2013-11-18 @ 20:30, Submitted by Bill Raab
It is with profound sadness the Buckskin Lodge announces the passing of Vigil Honor Brother and Associate Lodge Adviser Russell Rensch, Jr.. He will reposing at the William E. Law Funeral Home. Order of the Arrow services will be on Tuesday, November 19th at 8:00 P.M.. Please assemble at 7:45 P.M. in full uniform including lodge neckerchief and sash.
William E. Law Funeral Home
1 Jerusalem Avenue
The Funeral Home is on Jerusalem Avenue just off Hicksville Road
2013-10-25 @ 22:00, Submitted by Tony Gulotta
Scouters, do you want to lift your program? Do you care about our youth? Do you want to help yourself, your leaders and most of all, your scouts? Would you like an opportunity to enhance your abilities to interact with others in all aspects of life? If you do, then you want to take Wood Badge N2-386-14.
Wood Badge, the "ultimate" adult leader training program, involves putting leaders in situations likely to be found in a typical Scout unit. Participants work together to organize and develop enthusiasm and team spirit to accomplish the tasks and challenges placed before them.
But Wood Badge is more than just mechanical course work. It is designed to give Scouters the tools they need to provide the highest quality Scouting experience through a total immersion into Scouting. It will allow you the opportunity to look inside yourself. Wood Badge is the embodiment of the Scouting spirit.
A highly dedicated and trained staff will guide you through the program and help you learn more about Scouting than you ever thought possible. You will accumulate a lifetime of memories and it will change your life - just ask anyone who has taken it.
As your Course Director and the Scoutmaster of N2-386-14, beginning in September of 2014, I promise you will have a mountaintop Scouting experience, make life-long friends, fond memories, and you will build a solid foundation to improve your leadership. Best of all, you will have the ability to take home these skills and better serve the youth of today.
My staff and I promise you the best we can deliver and hope to see you in September. Yours In The Spirit of Wood Badge,
Course Director, N2-386-14
Register online at www.trcbsa.org and click on the Wood Badge 2014 link.
Just Announced: Special Incentives Added for Wood Badge Participants
As a special incentive to all who actually attend Wood Badge N2-386-14, the Course Director is offering the following prizes to be raffled off on the first day of the course. Each participant will have a chance to win:
- a cabin at Schiff SR for a weekend
- a tent site at Schiff SR for a weekend
- one week of Summer camp at Onteora SR (if the participant is from a troop) or one week of Day camp at Schiff SR (if the participant is from a Pack)
- an iPad mini
Think Wood Badge and sign up now on line at www.trcbsa.org A $50 deposit holds your place.
2013-10-11 @ 22:00
Join the Scouting Community in honoring Cathleen Hansen, David G. Hunt, and Floyd Sarisohn for their contributions to Scouting. The 2013 Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner will take place on Friday, November 22 at Flowerfield in Saint James. Click here to find out more about the event and the honorees.
2013-09-14 @ 20:00
2013-10-10 @ 12:00, Submitted by Pat Dimauro
Once again it's time to recognize exceptional contribution by Suffolk County Council's volunteers. Annually, each local council is authorized by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America to confer the Silver Beaver Award on those individuals who have made an exceptional and noteworthy impact on Scouting and their community. The Silver Beaver is the highest award that a council can present in recognition of a scouter's service to Scouting and the community. The National Council established the Silver Beaver Award in 1931 to recognize individuals who have provided distinguished service to Scouting, youth outside Scouting and the community. Since then, over 50,000 Scouters have been recognized nationally.
Every one of us knows someone who has made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to their unit, district and Suffolk County Council. The Silver Beaver is where their efforts can be recognized and honored. There are many Suffolk County Council volunteers that have been recognized and honored with the Silver Beaver Award and there are many more who are worthy of nomination. Recipients of the Silver Beaver will be honored at the annual Council Fellowship Dinner on March 27, 2014.
The nomination form is available on the Suffolk County Council website at http://www.sccbsa.org/docs/20131010_silver_beaver_nomination.doc and are due by December 27, 2013. Each Suffolk County Council district has a Silver Beaver Selection Committee member to assist you in the nomination process. The district representatives are: Frank Bailey - Benjamin Tallmadge, Mike Kilbourne - Sagtikos, Marc Nathanson - Matinecock, and Bill Plume - Trailblazer.
Take the time to nominate those who have given of their time and effort. Contact your district representative for answers to your questions and assistance with the nomination process.
2013-10-10 @ 11:00, Submitted by Michal Dluginski
The question has come up as to when a Scout must earn the Cooking merit badge if he is already working on his Eagle Project. Here is the answer from the Advancement News edition from June-July 2013.
Cooking Merit Badge to Be Required for Eagle Scout Rank
Effective January 1, 2014, Cooking merit badge will be required for the Eagle Scout rank. Regardless of when a Scout completed the Life rank or began working on Eagle, unless he fulfills all the requirements - with the exception of his board of review - before January 1, 2014, he must earn the Cooking merit badge to attain Eagle.
Also note, if he begins work on the Cooking merit badge in 2013 and does not complete it prior to January 1, 2014, he may complete the badge using the pamphlet for the Cooking merit badge that is available now, and not the new one that will become effective on January 1, 2014.
2013-10-10 @ 10:00, Submitted by Dirk Smith
Use of BSA trademarks in third-party product names and materials requires prior approval from the National Council. Councils, districts and units (Packs, Troops, Crews, etc.) are not authorized to use these trademarks without approval. See the National Policy on proper use of BSA trademarks. Please be sure that you are using them correctly.
2013-10-07 @ 09:00, Submitted by Al Brownley
See the Promotional Flier to learn about youth leadership training opportunities.
2013-10-06 @ 20:00, Submitted by Eileen Gerle
See the Promotional Flier for more information
2013-10-02 @ 20:00, Submitted by Tim Green
Scouts are invited to march in the Veterans Day Parade in New York City
See the Promotional Flier for more information
2013-09-16 @ 20:30, Submitted by Allen Schneider
The Jamboree-on-the-Air, or JOTA, is an annual Scouting event that uses amateur radio to link Scouts around the world, around the nation, and in your own community. Held on the third full weekend of October each year, this worldwide jamboree requires no travel, other than to a nearby radio amateur's ham shack. Many times the hams will come to you by setting up at a Scout camporee, or perhaps they already have a ham shack at your council's camp. There are many ways to get your Scouts involved in JOTA.
Scouts interested in local participation can check out the Trailblazer District Fall Camporee Program for more information
2013-10-24 @ 16:30, Submitted by Tim Green
The VOA Novmber activity will be conducted on November 21 at 7:00 PM. See the Informational Flier for more information
2013-10-10 @ 20:00, Updated by Lauren Vlachos
The 2013 Commissioner College will be conducted on November 16 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at St. Joseph's Church in Ronkonkoma. Early-bird price of $35 extended - sign up now!
See the Registration Form for more information
2013-09-29 @ 19:00, Updated by Georgina Riley & Robin Sconzo
POW WOW - a Council wide training for all Cub Scout volunteers involved in the Scouting program, offers a wide variety of trainings not usually offered throughout the year. Is there some aspect of the Scouting program you want to know more about? This is the time and place to get your questions answered and to learn and get ideas from more experienced people in the council.
SAVE the Date - December 7th.
Pow Wow Resources:
- Promotional Flier
- Online Registration Form
- Paper Registration Form
- Session Descriptions
- Session Schedule
Co-chairs - Georgina Riley, email@example.com and Robin Sconzo, firstname.lastname@example.org
See you at the Pow Wow!
2013-09-06 @ 07:00, Submitted by Pat Dimauro
Pamphlets for the new Outdoor Ethic Awards are now available for Scouts, leaders and units to download from the internet at http://www.scouting.org/outdoorprogram/outdoorethics/. These new awards are designed to help our Scouts and leaders understand more about the BSA's Outdoor Ethics programs and our need to help make them aware that we need to take care of our surroundings.
2013-08-27 @ 18:00, Submitted by Lauren Vlachos
This page along with attendance at a Kickoff Event will provide you with the resources to have a successful 2013 Trail's End Popcorn program. In addition, be sure to check out www.trails-end.com and click on Leaders and then click on Resources for additional resources on planning your sale from a Virtual Sale Planner to Training Videos. Units who plan and set goals earn more money to fund their Scouting program.
If you were unable to attend a Kickoff Event you may visit the Council Service Center at 7 Scouting Boulevard, Medford to pick up sales brochures and popcorn samples. You will also receive email updates throughout the sale to keep you organized and on track.
The popcorn sale is extremely important to your unit for funding your Scouting program. The sale is equally as important to our Council to fund and maintain camps, provide unit service, leadership training, and much more.
Thank you for your participation. We hope you have a great sale and an even better year in Scouting! Please feel free to reach out to the District Kernels or Council Kernel. Their contact information is on the Date Sheet.
CLICK HERE to see Suffolk COunty Council selling resources.
2013-08-09 @ 07:00, Submitted by Frank Bailey
A trip to Sea Base in the Florida Keys has been announced for February 2014. See the Informational Flier for more information.
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.
2013-07-11 @ 20:00, Submitted by Lauren Vlachos
Saturday, November 9, 2013 - Game Starts at 1:00 PM/Sports Clinic at 11:00 AM at Stony Brook University LaValle Stadium
The Stony Brook Seawolves would like to invite all Scouts along with their family and friends to a fun filled afternoon with the Seawolves at LaValle Stadium Stony Brook University! There will be many physical activities for the Scouts to participate in that will not only be fun but will also help them meet requirements for awards and recognitions! To make it even better, the day will be capped off with an exciting Seawolves Football game. Tickets for youth are $15.00 which includes participation in the clinic, entrance to the game, and a patch. Adults are $10.00 each. Check out the flier for more details!
2013-04-05 @ 21:00, Submitted by Mark Businski
The 41st Annual William H. Sample "Good Scout" Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, June 17, 2013. Our honoree, Joe Sinicropi, Co-CEO and Chief Operating Officer of CBLPath, Inc. welcomes you and your guests to an outstanding day of golf and fellowship followed by a reception and dinner.
New for 2013: Golf and Dinner at Nissequogue Golf Club! We'll be playing golf on two courses this year, returning to St. George's Golf & Country Club and adding Nissequogue Golf Club! Both courses will be Shotgun Start with St. George's teeing off at 10:30 AM and Nissequogue at 11:00 AM. Reception and Dinner will be at Nissequogue Golf Club at 5:00 PM.
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.
2013-05-27 @ 19:00, Submitted by Marc Nathanson
Wood Badge 2013 Weekend One will be held September 20th through 22nd 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.
2013-05-02 @ 21:00, Submitted by John Nicolellis
A Wilderness First Aid Course will take place from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM on Saturday, June 1 and 8:00 AM to 12 Noon Sunday, June 2 at Baiting Hollow Scout Camp. You must attend both sessions. Fee is $55 and includes lunch on Saturday. You can sign up using the Online Secure Payments page.
2013-04-21 @ 07:00, Submitted by Wes Triani
A Leave No Trace Trainer Course will take place from 6:00 PM Friday, June 7 to 12 Noon Sunday, June 9 at Baiting Hollow Scout Camp. See the Registration Form for more information.
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.
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.
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.
2012-12-29 @ 00:00, 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 can't help but 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.
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.
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.
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!