Text Box: Although the weather outside has been anything but pleasant, we all know that when kids joined Scouting they did so to have fun and      participate in outdoor activities. Summer camp programs serve as the pinnacle of a Scouts year and greatly influences if they will return in the fall for the new program year.

Please take the time today to make sure all of your Scouts will be     participating in a summer program and receiving the full benefits of Scouting. Also, please call the boy who may have missed the last few meetings but would welcome the opportunity to participate not only this summer, but perhaps with your spring programs as well.

Everyone should have received a color brochure from us over the past week or so.  The brochure was sent to all of our Scouting families as a way to keep them informed on current events, but also to get all of the official camp information in their hands as early as possible. Please click here to view a PDF of the mailing.

This summer we have exciting plans and activities for your Scouts to participate in at our various camps. 

Cub Scout Day Camps Our conveniently located camps are offering a variety of fun filled activities including swimming, archery, boating, nature, crafts, games, sports and advancement opportunities. 

Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation Whether you attend Camp Buckskin or Camp Waubeeka or test your will and might at one of the Summit Base High Adventure programs - Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation has something for every Scout to enjoy. Don’t forget that Cub Scouts and Webelos can also attend Resident Camp at Read if they are looking for that extra adventure 

Scholarships are available for families who might have financial       challenges to attend a camp this summer.  In 2008, over $25,000 in       scholarships were provided to families for camp participation.

It’s going to be a great summer!  Hope you and your Scouts take       advantage of all that we have to offer. I look forward to seeing you at camp.

Yours in Scouting,

Marc T. Andreo

SUMMER CAMP IS ALMOST UPON US...

March 2009

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We expected to fill one troop of thirty-six boys for the National Jamboree and now have filled three!  If a Scout is interested in attending the 2010 National Jamboree he should register         immediately or we will run out of space! For more information and to register, visit the jamboree section of our web site.       BSA - National Scout Jamboree.

 

 

2010 National Jamboree

 

1,400+ SCOUTS WILL BE BOWLING TO SUPPORT THE COUNCIL’S

LEARNING FOR LIFE SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAM!

AROUND OUR COUNCIL…

 

SPRING TRAINING COURSES BEING OFFERED

 

Several training courses are being offered this spring around the    Council. These Courses include New Leader Essentials, Cub Scout Specifics, Boy Scout Leader Specifics, Basic Leader Outdoor            Orientation (Baloo), National Youth Leader Training (NYLT) and  Webelos Leader Outdoor Training. These courses are designed for specific positions. Please refer to the website for a current listing of training courses, locations and times of these courses.

A registered adult leader with Youth Protection Training is required on all unit trips and outings. Youth Protection Training is valid for two years from the date completed. Our Council will  recognize each person who takes the current Youth Protection Training online with a special knot patch which may be worn on their uniform or kept as a special recognition. This knot can be worn proudly to show that you have taken the time to prepare yourself on this very important subject. For more information and to take this training online, please visit the Council web site at www.wpcbsa.org/training. Upon            completion, the Council will receive notification and your knot will be mailed to you.    

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YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING

IS A MUST!

 

BRONXVILLE TROOP 5 EMBRACES ALL-SEASON CAMPING

 

TROOP 376 SOMERS SPENDS 4 DAYS IN WASHINGTON DC

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Scouts and families from Troop 376 Somers spent 4 days in Washington DC. A great time was had by all and many things were seen and learned. The boys will use this trip to help them complete their Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge. Some of the sites visited were the Air and Space  Museum, a tour of the Capital and House of Representatives, Arlington National Cemetery, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Washington Monument,     Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam, Korean, and WW2 Memorials, the National Archives, Museum of Natural and American History, Ford's   Theatre and the National Cathedral.  

The Boy Scouts of Bronxville Troop 5 have an active program of backpacking, canoe camping, and other  outdoor opportunities which they pursue 12 months of the year. In January, a crew of the most senior Scouts in the Troop traveled to Maine for a 3-day weekend in the snow. They participated in the Boy Scouts Okpik winter camping training program, where they learned about winter camping and first aid skills, backpacked with all their gear into the woods, and made quinzees (snow shelters similar to igloos) which they slept in. Despite the cold weather (5°F below at night), the boys had a great time and are planning to return next winter.

 

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ONLY FOUR WEEKS UNTIL

2009 UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING!

MARCH 28TH AT PACE UNIVERSITY’S PLEASANTVILLE CAMPUS