Author Archives: BillS

The Ultimate List of Scouting Apps

Once upon a time, we used maps printed on paper to find our way. We studied laminated sky charts to identify constellations. We counted seconds after thunder strikes to locate storms. What were we thinking? Today, thanks to the ubiquitous smartphone, we can do all that and more with a few taps. As Scout leaders, we can […]

Search and Rescue merit badge requirements released

    The hotly anticipated debut of Search and Rescue merit badge — the BSA’s 130th current merit badge — has finally arrived. Search and Rescue merit badge, or SAR for short, has an official earn date of Monday, Aug. 20. That’s the first day Scouts can start working on requirements for the merit badge. Of course, […]

Service at Camp Alpine

We pass this along from Camping Services. Anyone who can be of assistance is encouraged to lend a hand. We, as the Greater New York Councils, wholeheartedly hope that you and your family members and those in your lodges are safe in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. We understand that many people throughout New York […]

Camping Trip & Conservation Project – Floyd Bennett Field – October 20-21,2012

  Place: Floyd Bennet Field. Brooklyn,NY Date: Saturday,October 20 – Sunday, October 21,2012 Meet at OLA on Saturday Morning at 7:30 am We will return on Sunday about 10- 11 am Cost: $5 Return your permission slip at the troop meeting on October 1st Troop Meeting. For more info contact Tom Kramer – Scoutmaster.

BROOKLYN CYCLONES OVERNIGHTER – Saturday July 7th

Troop 23 will be attending the Brooklyn Cyclones Overnighter. The Scouts expressed interest in participating in this event. The cost is $8.00 per scout. There is parade for Scouts before the game ,fireworks after the game and sleeping on the field in tents overnight. Attached is permission slip and a a flyer concerning this event. Please respond to this […]

Troop Camping Trip to Camp Pouch – June 2-3, 2012

Place: Camp Pouch, Staten Island Date: Saturday, June 2 – Sunday, June 3,2012 Meet at OLA on Saturday Morning at 7:30 am We will return on Sunday about 10- 11 am Cost: $10 & Scouts should bring a bag lunch. Return your permission slip at the troop meeting on May 21st Troop Meeting. For more info contact Tom […]

Aviation Camp at Ten Mile River

  Want to Fly? Thinking about being a pilot? A sky marshal? An airport first responder? Learn about careers in aviation and become a “Young Eagle” with your first 10-minute flight in a single engine plane (weather permitting). You’ll also enjoy the waterfront, learn about the aerodynamics of sailing, experience team building challenges, and work […]

Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Sunday March 25th

We will be marching in the Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday March 25, 2012. Meet at OLA at 11:30am Finish about 3:30pm ALL SCOUTS MUST BE IN FULL UNIFORM!

Shooting Sports Weekend at TMR Friday, May 4 – Sunday May 6, 2012

  Place: Ten Mile River Scout Camp Date: Friday, May 4th – Sunday May 6th, 2012 Meet at OLA on Friday evening at 5pm We will return on Sunday about 1 pm Cost: $25 & Scouts should bring a bag lunch. Return your permission slip at the troop meeting on February 27th Troop Meeting. For more info […]

Camping Trip to Ten Mile River – Saturday, February 18,2012 – Monday, February 20,2012

  Place: Ten Mile River Scout Camp Date: Saturday, February 18th – Monday , February 20th Meet at OLA on Saturday Morning at 8 am We will return on Monday about 1 pm Cost: $35 & Scouts should bring a bag lunch. Return your permission slip at the troop meeting on February 13th Troop Meeting. For more […]