Committee Meeting Friday, October 4

We will be having a Committee Meeting on Friday, October 4.  Please be there at 7:30 PM. All parents and committee members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

If you are currently a chairperson but are unable to attend, please reach out to our Chairman, Pat at [email protected] or Paola at [email protected] before Friday.

Yearly ($90.00) registration fees for youth are due.

The agenda is as follows:

  • Old Business
  • Seabase Update
  • Alumni Dinner
  • Kohler Luncheon
  • New Business
  • Registration Fees
  • Gettysburg Trip
  • Summer Camp Update
  • Kohler Cabin Door
  • Wreath Sale
  • Pie Sale
  • Christmas Present
  • Den Chief
  • Camp-o-ree 2020
  • Committee Reports
  • Boards of Reviews

GNYC Update

Hello Great Volunteers of GNYC,
As we move into the fall, we are excited for another great year of Scouting with new Scouts, awesome opportunities for families and big new adventures!
Families are attracted to Scouting because of the unique and impactful opportunities that our program offers. They also enjoy a very reasonably priced program, especially when you compare Scouting to other youth activities. National BSA has always been committed to keeping membership fees as low as possible, even while costs continue to grow programs. 
Membership fees go directly to National BSA to pay for program curriculum, safety standards, training, Youth Protection resources and criminal background checks, and insurance coverage for official Scouting activities.  
As National BSA evaluates growing costs, a team of volunteers and staff from across the country is considering the best way forward that will likely require a national membership fee increase for youth and adult leaders as of January 1. The Greater New York Councils do not know the amount of the increase at this time.  Please know that National BSA is considering this change out of necessity, and they are committed to ensuring that all youth will be able to experience the character-building benefits of Scouting regardless of their financial situation. While most families understand the need for annual cost increases, we recognize the timing creates challenges. 
National BSA has committed to providing the new registration fee by the end of October, which would take effect on January 1. 
We commit to providing additional information as it becomes available to us. As a means to keep costs to our Scouting families to a minimum, please feel free to reach out to your District Professional for unit fundraising support and ideas. On behalf of the Greater New York Councils, Boy Scouts of America, thank you for your leadership in Scouting. 
Yours in Scouting,
Ethan V. DraddyScout Executive  Joseph SchiltzDirector of Field Service

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

  • Tomorrow September 27th is Parent’s Night @ 7:30
  • $600 Seabase payment is passed due!
  • $50 deposit for Gettysburg is due! The deadline is next Friday, October 6th to sign-up for the trip.
  • Deadline to sign-up for the TMR Trip on October 11th-14th is this Friday!

Any Questions or Concerns, please reach out to me. Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow night!

Anthony

GETTYSBURG TRIP

Sign-up is still going on for the trip which is scheduled to take place on the weekend of November 8th thru the 11th. We will be staying in a hotel and we need to book the rooms very soon! With that, we need a head count of who is planning on going on the trip and a $50 deposit by this Friday September 20th. Please email me at [email protected] or you can text or call me at 646-354-0743. Looking forward to hearing from everyone.