Chairman - Paxton J. Louis
Commissioner - Jay Singer
Program Director- George Peborde
Executive - Johely Arias
Serving: Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Elmsford, Greenburg,
Hartsdale, Hasting, Hawthorne, Irvington, North White Plains,
Pleasantville, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Thornwood, Valhalla, White
CP/W’s Adapted Boy Scout Troop 535 In The Pinewood Derby
April 19, 2013- The Pinewood Derby came to Cerebral Palsy of Westchester courtesy of the Mid-Westchester Elks and Boy Scouts of America. This is the first Pinewood Derby for the adapted Boy Scout Troop. The boys decorated the cars over the past month and were ready to race them down the official Pinewood Derby Track. Mid-Westchester Elks Lodge 535 donated the cars used for the Pinewood Derby. Jim Lupfer and Jay Singer of Mohican District Boy Scouts of America officiated the race. With 9 cars and 18 races there was real excitement in the air. The top three winners were chosen, and everyone was eager to get their first Patch on their new uniforms.
The first Pinewood Derby® was held in 1953. It was the brainchild of Cubmaster Donald Murphy. The derby, publicized in Boys' Life in October 1954, was an instant and enduring hit. The magazine offered plans for the track and car, which featured "four wheels, four nails, and three blocks of wood."
The rules of the very first race stated: "The Derby is run in heats - two to four cars starting by gravity from a standstill on a track and run down a ramp to a finish line unaided. The track is an inclined ramp with wood strips down the center to guide the cars." The cars still roll that way today.
About Cerebral Palsy of Westchester:
Our organization’s mission is to advance the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of people with Cerebral Palsy and other developmental disabilities. We are a non-profit organization that provides essential educational services, vocational training, recreation, rehabilitation and advocacy to thousands of children and adults in Westchester County. We are an organization proud to say that we Realize Tomorrow’s Potential…Today! For more information about Cerebral Palsy of Westchester, visit our web site at www.cpwestchester.org
In an effort to save paper and deliver information in a more efficient manner roundtable agenda and handouts are now being made available through a downloadable PDF, below.
Southern Districts Roundtable Handouts - October 2013
Southern Districts Roundtable Handouts - September 2013
Southern Districts Roundtable Handouts - April 2013
Southern Districts Roundtable Handouts - March 2013
Southern Districts Roundtable Handouts - February 2013
Southern Districts Roundtable Handouts - January 2013
Handouts from Leave No Trace/Low Impact Cooking Presentation - January 2013 (zip)
Southern Districts Roundtable Handouts - December 2012
Roundtables for Mohican and Algonquin District Scouters are held the
first Monday of the month at Iona Prep School, 255 Wilmot Road, New
Rochelle, N Y. beginning at 7:00 p.m. Each Pack and Troop is asked to have
one or more leaders in attendance. Why? Because the Roundtable is when the
theme for the next month is going to be discussed, ideas exchanged,
announcements made about future District and Council activities, leader
training courses, and recruiting ideas for units. Adult leaders and parents
are always welcome.
Conservation Resource Guide
Conservation is a basic part of the BSA mission. Scouting embraces
Leave No Trace, requires conservation-related activities for rank
advancement, and encourages conservation service projects to the community.
The new Conservation Resource Guide
identifies Westchester-Putnam agencies engaged in nature and conservation
activities. Organized by District, the Guide is intended to enable ‘one-stop’
access for any Westchester-Putnam Scouts and Scouters seeking sites for troop
conservation projects, nature-related advancements, or outdoor activities
(including William Hornaday Award, Leave No Trace Award, Boy Scout Rank
Advancement Nature Requirements, and Eagle Service Projects).
If you are a Den Leader, Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Committee Member, or
an assistant at any level, if you have not been formally trained, then you
are not doing your best for your son and his fellow Scouts. Here is your
opportunity as a leader to show your boys that you care. Make a commitment
to get trained, and if you are trained, encourage your other leaders to
attend. Our Mohican District will offer Cub Leader Training each month from
September to December.
Good Turn for America
In order to support our nation and our individual communities more, we
have been called on to perform more community service and to begin recording
the service, which we already perform. This is done via a website that
collects the information; please check out the website
www.goodturnforamerican.org for more information. To log onto the website
you will need a password for your unit, which you can get from Jim Lupfer.
For logging your unit's service projects the Council will recognize your
unit with a certificate and streamer for your flag.