Executive - Tiffany Phillips
(914) 773-1135 ext 239
SCOUTING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD- an urban emphasis program
LEARNING FOR LIFE, INC.- a school and career based program for elementary, middle, high school, and special
COMMUNITIES SERVED: Portchester, Mt Vernon, White Plains, Yonkers
Scout Reach goes to the Circus
Mondays: Ferris Community Center, 4:30 p.m.
Tuesdays: Slater Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: Yonkers Children Excel at DiChario, 4:30 p.m.
Thursdays: DeKalb Community Center, 5:00 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: Meetings are held on school days only.
Learning for Life
As we approach the new year of 2008, Learning for Life, a subsidiary of
Westchester-Putnam Council, Boy Scouts of America, will be concentrating on
strong program intensity for our 1,000 participants. We will continue to offer
the Champions program for special needs children in our “at-risk” schools, and
in addition to the Champions program we will promote the LFL curriculum
enhancement programs for general education programs throughout the two counties.
We are planning to pilot a Speakers Bureau; speakers will be recruited
from the Executive Board and from the local communities of our Council to
visit schools and make presentations regarding different careers and
An outdoor program is being developed at the Durland Scout Reservation
with a “Low COPE Course” for use by middle and high schools. The Low COPE
Course is a team building and challenging outdoor personal experience where
programming emphasizes learning by doing. We will open this to schools, the
general public, and Scouts and Scouters of all sizes and abilities. Through
initiative problems, we will offer low course challenges to help develop,
among other things, leadership and communication skills.
It will be challenging, rewarding, demanding, and fun, in an outdoor
setting of woods, wilderness, rolling hills, lakeside scenery, and natural
wildlife! Many details will be forthcoming, but I anticipate the need for
volunteers and a paid staff to help out.