Text Box: Members of the Westchester – Putnam Council Silver Beaver committee are delighted to announce the five recipients from our Council who have earned the prestigious Silver Beaver Award for Distinguished Service to Youth.

Our five recipients will be honored at the Annual Recognition Dinner to be held on Monday, May 11th at the Westchester 

James Collins who serves the Four Rivers District as 
	Assistant Scoutmaster and Commissioner for 
	Troop 47 in Yonkers. 
Gordon Elliot who serves as Scoutmaster for Troop 55 
	Irvington and as Mohican District Chairman.

Peter Harmon who serves the Manitoga District as 
	Unit Committee Chair and as a Commissioner for 
	Troop 1 in Peekskill.
Paul Knudsvig who serves as Pack Trainer for Pack 2 
	Rye and as the Algonquin District Training Chair. 

Roger Spencer who is a member of, and works 
	diligently on, the Council’s Properties & 
	Maintenance Committee.    

In addition to the Silver Beaver Awards and other recognition, National Commissioner Tico Perez will be joining us as our   special guest speaker.

Please make sure you get your reservations in as soon as possible to honor these extraordinary Council volunteers. 

Please click here for more information.




April 2009

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Cub Scout Day Camps – New Online Registration!

Day camp is easier to register for than ever!  Parents can visit the Cub Day Camp section of our web site and register their Scout and make payments online!  Is there a better way to spend a week during the summer than at one of our day camps?  Probably not!  Boys will have a tremendous week swimming, hiking, participating in sports and games and Cub Scout advancement.  All Cubs who are graduating Tigers, Wolfs, Bears and first year Webelos are invited to one or more weeks of day camps at one of our three

locations – Glen Island Park in New

Rochelle, Sprain Ridge Park in Yonkers and the Durland Scout Reservation in Putnam Valley.  The camps operate from 9:30 to 3:30 each weekday throughout most of the summer.  The fee is much less than most private camps and the staff is comprised mostly of adults and is

outstanding.  Each Pack is encouraged to send a den or more!  Discounts are available for

sending a den and a leader and for registering for multiple weeks of camp.


Spring 2008 Shooting Sports Tournament

Friday— May 15th, 2009

Thanks to the increased popularity of our tournaments, we are continuing to offer a spring event to satisfy all levels of shooters at a unique venue. This spring we will be shooting at the renowned Camp Fire Club of America conveniently located in Chappaqua, NY. Participation is limited to 10 squads of 5, so register today.


In addition to the 125 rounds for score, the day will feature the opportunity for the members of your squad to test their skill and accuracy with a lucky pellet game, as well as other fun-filled events. At the conclusion of the barbecue, the Camp Fire Club will offer complimentary catch and release fly fishing to our guests.


To view the participation flyer please click here

For more information, please contact Daniel Conniff via e-mail dconniff@wpcbsa.org

New Basic Leader Course is now online!

“This is Scouting” is replacing the “New Leader Essentials” as a required course for Basic Leader Training. This is Scouting is an online course that is one of the three required online training courses that is to be taken along with attending the specific training courses.  The other two online courses are Fast Start Training and Youth Protection Training. These courses are designed to meet the needs of today’s volunteers. Please click here to the Council training page to get further details of the leader’s training program as well as the other trainings being offered this Spring, including two different courses for Baloo training and Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos (and other  interested leaders).

Boy Scout Summer Camp

    Teams of four will race Porsche GT3 race cars at                             

     speeds up to 40 MPH on a custom designed indoor    

     track in an hour long endurance race complete with

     driver changes, pit stops, and refueling stops! The

     evening concludes with a victory dinner where awards

     will be presented for fastest team and individual    

     racers. Contact Charlie Rogers at 914.773.1135

     extension 231 for more information or to register.


Photo Gallery

“Race to Summer Adventure”

Grand Prix New York in Mount Kisco—May 27th!

2010 National Jamboree Recruiting Deadline

Five Jamboree troops!  We have three troops filled and are well on our way to filling our fourth.  Five troops will be one hundred and eighty boys who get to have a once in a lifetime experience at the 2010 National Jamboree!    We are cutting off registration for the National Jamboree on May 25, 2009.  If your Scout wants to go, he must register before that time!  For more information, a great video and to register, visit the jamboree section of our web site.  BSA - National Scout Jamboree 


Cub Family Camping Weekend

Looking for a tremendous weekend outdoors with your Cub Scout?   All Cub families are invited to the Cub Family Camping weekend, held June 5 – 7 2009, at the Durland Scout Reservation in Putnam Valley.  Spend the whole weekend or just Saturday.  This event is designed for either Cub Packs to attend or for individual Cub   families without their Packs. 


Scheduled activities include:  archery, canoeing, hiking, Scout skills, crafts, fitness, nature, treasure hunt (orienteering), afternoon entertainment, and campfire.


Bring a bagged lunch, snack and bottled water and we’ll provide a BBQ dinner (additional fee per person) and a continental breakfast on Sunday.  A campsite will be provided (no charge) for those families who would like to spend the night, please bring your tent and personal gear.


For all registration information and details, as well as our Cub  Family Camping Cabin special, click here to go to our web site.



All Adults Are Invited To The Read Scout Reservation-For Free!

The beauty of the Adirondack Mountains on a May or June morning, fresh air, the camaraderie of Scouters, all meals  provided . . . what a weekend, right?  Well, there is a slight catch.  Come up to Read for either the Order of the Arrow Weekend (May 15-17) or the Eager Beaver Weekend (June 12-14) and help improve our camp through a variety of projects.  All skill levels with tools, including none, are accepted.  All you need is a desire to help our youth have a better experience at our camp.  For the safety of all involved, we request that only adults attend the Eager Beaver weekend.

Why do boys become Scouts – for the outdoor experiences!  The best outdoor experiences are packed into a week of summer camp at the Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation.  Every Scout wants to have a week of advancement, horses, ropes courses, rappelling, climbing walls, slide for life, caving, swimming, boating, hiking and a lot more.  The Read Scout Reservation is one of the best in the country with an outstanding program,  mature staff and excellent food.  We are currently spending  almost $3,000,000 on property and equipment upgrades that make Read unbelievable!  Scouts can go to camp with their troop or as an individual camper. 


More information on Read is available here.