New Troop Manual 2014

I finished today the Troop Manual, a reference for Scouts, Scouters Parents and folks who are helping our Troop grow. This is Version 1. It outlines what I think is the best practices for a Troop like ours. Please feel free to send any constructive criticism my way. While I think most of what is documented makes sense for our troop, their is always room for improvement. Thanks again, Troop 23 Manual

Get Ready For The BSA’s Kindle Library

The Boy Scouts of America is in the process of making its merit badge pamphlets available for purchase on Amazon’s Kindle platform.

That means you’ll be able to download the pamphlets (and other official BSA books) on any Kindle device, or through any of the free Kindle reader apps available for computers and portable devices such as iPods, iPhones and iPads.

All of the Eagle-required merit badges except for Citizenship in the World and Sustainability are already available. Of course, the Digital Technology pamphlet is already available, as is Robotics.

The BSA will continue to add titles to the digital format in the weeks and months to come.

Click here to view all of the available books.

Click here for more information on the BSA’s venture into digital publishing.

OLA SCOUT LEADERS TO BE AWARDED SILVER BEAVER, DISTRICT AWARD OF MERIT & SPARK PLUG AWARDS

 

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Brooklyn Scout Leaders, When I think of the end of the season in the NBA, or NHL or MLB, I always think about who is winning the most prized end-of-year awards for the most valuable players on the various teams! Well, Scouting is no different, it’s the end of our Scouting season and now our players are getting awarded for their amazing season!   Who are this years All Stars??

AS VOTED BY YOU. THE VOLUNTEERS. the winners are.

    Outstanding New Unit Leader AwardKevin Kirkeby (Pack 23) Megan Berone (Pack 23)

   Good Turn Award: Nadine Matthews (Pack 309)

   Spark Plug Award:  John Byrnes (Pack 353) Dave Mansell (Pack / Troop 187) Juliette Landi (Pack 337) Brad Anderson (“Lucky” Pack 7) Steven Leddick (Troop 469) Kenny Paneto (Troop 26) Zacchaerus “Zach” Branch (Troop 197) Tiziana “Tiz” Buritica (Troop 337)

District Award of Merit: Gene Hart (Troop 23) Sharon Yip (Pack 9318)

  Silver Beaver: Sean Rowley (Troop 187) Tom Kramer (Troop 23) Ian Piannavaia (Troop 237) Donald “Bill” Pettet (Troop 310)

Come out and celebrate these Scouting All Stars as we recognize them and ALL of our Scouting volunteers here in Brooklyn!

The 2014 Brooklyn Volunteer Recognition & Silver Beaver Dinner: Thursday,June 12 from 6-9pm   Hudson River Yacht Club 2101 Bergen Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11234

To sign up, visit: www.bsa-gnyc.org/2014brooklynrecognition